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Old 09-02-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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I'm Gregory A. Butler, the owner of Muwallad Interiors painting & plastering, a residential interior painting and skim coating contractor from New York City.

We just started up in April, and I'd like to touch base with other contractors.
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Welcome from Vancouver, BC. Lot's of great discussion here. I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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Welcome from Calif.
What's a skim coat contractor?
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welcome!, and what ewing said.
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Hi Workaholic, TDTD, ewingpainting.com and TJ Paint,

Skim coating is a process where we use joint compound or plaster to smooth out the imperfections in an existing wall - typically, an old lath and plaster wall with lots of cracks and fissures.

By skim coating the wall, we get a smooth surface to apply the paint or wallpaper to the wall.

We have a lot of older apartment buildings here with lath and plaster walls that were built decades ago - that's why skim coating can be so important in New York City.

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Welcome!

I never thought that skim coating was something to be mentioned and or marketed as a specialty.Just seems like it comes with the territory. See I do learn something everyday.
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Hi Workaholic, TDTD, ewingpainting.com and TJ Paint,

Skim coating is a process where we use joint compound or plaster to smooth out the imperfections in an existing wall - typically, an old lath and plaster wall with lots of cracks and fissures.

By skim coating the wall, we get a smooth surface to apply the paint or wallpaper to the wall.

We have a lot of older apartment buildings here with lath and plaster walls that were built decades ago - that's why skim coating can be so important in New York City.

GREG

Thanks, I know what skim coating is. Just was wondering what a skim coating contractor was. When you say skim coat contractor it makes me think that's all you do. Do you offer other textures? It just seem out of the ordinary, maybe your market calls for it more. I would think that falls under DW/Plaster repair.

You might be selling yourself short

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welcome!
where have you worked in the City?
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I never thought that skim coating was something to be mentioned and or marketed as a specialty.Just seems like it comes with the territory. See I do learn something everyday.
A lot of folks in NYC go the "do it yourself" route when it comes to apartment painting - to convince them to pay a contractor to do the work, you have to give them a reason to spend the extra money.

Skim coating is a lot harder than painting - so, my idea was to convince folks that 1) they needed skim coating over their old plaster walls (and a lot of people do) and 2) thats why they need to hire us, to do that for them.
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Mostly in Morningside Heights and Harlem

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I've been getting lots of calls and jobs from there, and from Wash heights and Inwood, as well.
Comes in waves.
We're refinishing old woodwork.
Would you come to Brooklyn? 'cause I often get requests for plasterers from the brownstone nabes.
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I would absolutely come to Brooklyn!

We work everywhere in the Five Boroughs

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Comes in waves.
We're refinishing old woodwork.
Would you come to Brooklyn? 'cause I often get requests for plasterers from the brownstone nabes.
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