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Who is this guy?

I started painting in 1973 working for Charles Martin Painting.

Charlie was in business for 40 years prior to my employment. His specialty was primarily large older homes in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Shadyside & Squirrel Hill. He focused on painting basics: scrape it, clean it, and paint it. Charlie retired in 1974.

I then went to work for George H Diamond Decorating.

George had completed a course at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) called 'Decorating Arts & Science'. George was a meticulous craftsman who approached every job as a restoration project and would loathe any shortcut in preparation, however minor, that might adversely affect the final quality of his work. George practiced the absolute highest standards of the trade, and all of us under his tutelage learned the negative outcome of other than first rate workmanship.

In 1977 I went to work for Artex Painting & Decorating Inc, a commercial painting contractor primarily serving the new construction market (hospital/office/retail) in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Commercial/New Construction is a somewhat different realm than residential, focusing primarily on quick & efficient completion. Commercial painting uses the most cost effective methods resulting in a slightly lower quality finish, The lesson of commercial painting is do it fast and do it once: 'do over' is not an acceptable option.

As local commercial construction slowed, I began accepting projects as Daniel E Barr Painting. That was 1979! 40 years and still going! 

How may we help you? 

Stylish Shadyside Residence
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GRAFFITI REMOVAL; WOOD STAINING; WOOD REFINISHING; WALLPAPER HANGING WALLPAPER; WALLCOVERING; WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION; LEAD PAINT; OIL PAINT; MOLD; MILDEW; PRESSURE WASH; DECK CLEANING; DECK STAINING; SIDING; CEDAR SHAKES; HISTORICAL RESTORATIONS; BUILDING RESTORATIONS; CAULKING; 

WINDOW PUTTY; WOOD SANDING; BASEMENT DRYLOCK; PORCH DECK;  

WALLPAPER REMOVAL 


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CARING FOR PITTSBURGH HOMES SINCE 1979

Rich does finishing touches
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Our Goals
  • To offer you the benefit of 40 years of experience.
  • To not oversell you, but not sell you short.
  • To  complete our tasks in an orderly and professional manner.
  • To form a mutually beneficial long term business relationship.

Have you ever requested prices for painting and received quotes that vary by a factor of 5x or more?  How can that be?  It's really not difficult to understand if you're familiar with the many levels of quality.  I can assist you in determining what price point and quality level are appropriate & necessary for your desired result!

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