Ricardo did a excellent job painting my house (walls and trim). I had that old oak trim everywhere
and it looked so dated. Ricardo was able to sand, prime and paint all that trim white and now it looks like new! He also found me the colour “grey” I wanted for the walls, who knew how hard it would be to find a grey? Ricardo went the extra mile to find me the perfect colour grey. I just love the new look to my home! Thanks so much!
I would definitely
recommend him! He is careful, very clean and does a quality job!
It was my pleasure to hire Ricardo Avalos in September, 2016 to paint my condo. He was professional, efficient, reliable, honest, and careful. He checked with me every step of the way to see what I wanted, and took the time to explain to me what he was doing and why. He consistently went above and beyond what was required, and his workmanship is outstanding. I am thrilled with the end results, and have no hesitation in recommending his work to all.
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I just wanted to say how glad I was that I had hired Ricardo Avalos to perform some painting work this past summer (2016). I was referred to Ricardo by my sister after he had completely repainted her 1150 sq. ft. interior and lower level. I was impressed with his attention to detail and cleanliness factor, so naturally I wanted him to do perform my smaller scope of work.
Ricardo was very prompt in returning my call to arrange a time to undertake a preliminary preview of the scope of work. Prior to his arrival he called again to confirm his timing at my house. When he arrived on site, he was fully prepared to make notes of the scope of work. He emailed me a digital copy of his quote within 1 week of his preliminary visit.
The work was primarily focused on the exterior shutters and front door. Ricardo, relying on his years of painting experience, encouraged me to consider another paint color choice on the aluminum shutters to avoid any cracking of the paint due to the western exposure. His suggestion was also confirmed by the paint manufacturer (General Paints). Ricardo asked me if I wished to consider using a brush vs. spraying on the front wood door and then explained how the two methods would result in different finishes. His suggestion for going with a brush or French finish was the better choice as it looks more natural on my style of house. Ricardo set up a spray booth in the garage and was very careful to ensure the paint color did not drift onto the floor or the walls. Again, Ricardo demonstrated his attention to detail in how he removed the shutters, labeled them, painted the screws the same color and was meticulous with his spraying.
The remainder of work was to repaint the interior stairwells and hallway. Both stairwells had the hand rails moved several times and the plaster had become quite brittle and in one place the wall was compromised. Ricardo took the time to insert a backing behind the plaster so that the railings could be reaffixed securely. I was also impressed that Ricardo knew the current building codes heights for railings.
Ricardo indicated his daily start and end times and was very close to keeping them over the duration of the project, which is always appreciated when you are waiting on the trades. His personality is very pleasant and undemanding, such an added bonus to his professional work standard.
In the end, the work was finished to my satisfaction and the price he quoted me required no adjustment. The timeline of the work was extended slightly but mostly due to rain delays. I would definitely recommend Ricardo for any painting work based on what I have seen and will hire him again in the future.
During the past five years that you have helped my clients and myself with the painting of our homes and my office we have been especially impressed with your attention to your detailed preparation and finished product. Add to that your timely execution and site cleanliness is something we don’t see too often… thank you.
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In October 2015 REA Painting, Ricardo, painted the interior of our house, as well as the exterior door surfaces. Ricardo cleaned up every day and was an extremely neat painter. To this day we have yet to find a drip.
Ricardo always showed up when promised and completed the job in a timely manner. When the weather became too cold to do the exterior surfaces of the doors, Ricardo made the point of returning to complete the job as well as any additional touch-ups.
We have dealt with many contractors over the years and Ricardo is among the very best. When next we need painting we won’t hesitate to rehire Ricardo.