While I have done professional interior painting for years, in 2020, I established Artful Patina LLC, licensed and bonded in Washington State, to work as a painting contractor, primarily for interior painting on relatively smaller jobs for residential and commercial clients from Kirkland to Kent. Mostly painting for remodeling, and where the simple repainting of a room or three is wanted, I have also had the good fortune to be commissioned for a mural by one residential client.
Most jobs are finished in two to three days, depending upon the size and complexity of the job.
Because of environmental concerns, I use brush and roller rather than spraying, as there is much less material thrown away at the end of the job, and, in the majority of cases, brush and roller put on a better coat of paint.
It is difficult to give "ballpark" bids just based upon area or number of rooms alone. A better bid may be made more in terms of days of work, calling a full day's work as, say, $400 might serve as an initial filter in comparing bids. However, each job includes a free estimate--with a maximum--based upon seeing and measuring the actual space and work to be done, and all the details that are necessary to determine an accurate estimate, like small repairs (wall dings, etc.) necessary to give the patina its best look, and any millwork, skylights or other things "out of the ordinary".
I am very conscientious about protecting floors, cabinets and valued objects, and when the job is done, I leave it clean of any covering or masking material left behind. Of course I leave any leftover paint which I mark with the date and areas painted for future reference on each can.
It is important that rooms to be painted are free of clutter, so that areas to be painted are not obstructed--not just for safety's sake, but working in a room free of clutter takes less time and money.
While white and beige are perfectly acceptable, I can consult on color choice at no charge; the final choice, of course, is yours.
There is always the possibility of a mural, whether complex and detailed, or something very simple and understated in, say, two muted colors (see Olympic range mural). Depending upon the design, it may be quite affordable.
I borrowed the word "Patina" for my business name, because a coat of paint is similar to the coating on copper and bronze applied by natural or artificial means to enhance the beauty of the surface.
I chose this word because it aptly describes the reality of what paint actually does: it puts a patina of color over whatever surface is present. Just as a patina on bronze, for example is generally only molecules thick, it shows the surface beneath it. While paint is thicker, it essentially does the same thing. In other words, you cannot "cover over" surface textures with paint; short of first preparing/repairing surface cracks or blemishes, you can only re-color it.
"Artful" reflects my commitment to making the patina as beautiful as possible.
"Phil Jensen did a very thorough and clean job painting our great room--kitchen, dining area, living/media space. As a muralist with private, commercial, and government commissions, and a backround in general construction, he was able to provide useful guidance on color selection and some building related considerations. Phil also has high personal standards as a craftsman and in the conduct of his business. It is diffucult to imagine a better choice for a painting contractor."
~ Craig and Debra J.