Painting by Vinny

Brooklyn, NY

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

First, I'm a bit of a perfectionist. When something looks a bit off, I go back and make it right. I do one job at a time and put my full concentration on that job. I am the contractor and the one who does the work. Experience has shown me the way to get a job done in the quickest manner. I don't dawdle. As a result, the work is finished faster, saving the client money since i work by the day. Less days, less cost.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy meeting people and getting their place in shape painting-wise.

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Background check

Complete

Years in business

20

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

24

Reviews

17 Reviews
  • Cindy l. Jan 11, 2017
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Great on straightforward jobs, but lacking in detail.
    Vinny was very good where the walls did not need patching. However, where there were little mends, removing adhesive tapes, patching - he lacked detail. He painted over a whole section of duct tape in a very noticeable spot. He painted over old paint that was peeling. These could have easily been fixed if he prepped the walls more carefully, then sanded down. He also missed a spot that was sanded down, and not painted over. A side closet needed an additional coat of paint. It was too late to fix by the time I got there because he was already packed up to leave, so I spent a few hours of my own time fixing the flaws. And since I'm not a pro, the results weren't as good. Also, we agreed on a price, but midway through the project he complained of the amount of work, and wanted more money and time, even though he had already seen the property before the actual job. I give him three stars because for areas where no prep work was needed, he did a great job, but I'm deducting two stars for lack of detail.
    Vinny C. Jan 11, 2017

    I have to respectively disagree with aspects of this review. First the patches of adhesive were very small and in a closet. I made a judgement to not damage the wall rather try to get it off. And as far as painting over areas needing patching, very unfair analysis. There were very tin spots in the bathroom that when she pointed to them, and yes I was dressed to leave, I took some plaster and filled them. She seemed satisfied at the time. They were so tiny it seemed really really picky, but I corrected it. Too, there were little bumps in the bathroom that I didn't think needed removal. She certainly never mentioned before I started. . In actuality, I gave here a discount and she paid 75 dollars less than what my fee would have normally bee. She'd purchased not so good paint that covered poorly. forcing me to do extra coats, which I told her were not part of the deal. I did them anyway because I want a job to come great..And in reality, despite the inferior white paint, it did come very good. I stayed and in my street clothes took up the brush and painted what areas she pointed out needed additional work. I agreed with her that they did and corrected each of these small areas. I gave her a tremendous effort under terrible lighting conditions and the result was very good. There was, by the way, very little patching required, which I did as a matter of course. To be clear, any customer of mine has to be totally satisfied with a job I do or I stay until it is right. This happens rarely as I make damned sure myself that all the bases are covered.

  • Katie M. Dec 19, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Great job
    Bonny's price was very competitive and the quality of the job was excellent.
  • Trey U. Nov 21, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommended
    Excellent paint job! Vinny made the process very easy.
  • Byron L. Aug 6, 2016
    Painting
    Verified Review
  • Missy K. Jul 12, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny and his buddy Dave did an excellent job painting our apartment. It looks fantastic and they are super friendly, reliable, and professional. Highly recommend!
  • Jenny A. Apr 16, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    We love our new bedrooms. The paint job is flawless. Vinnie's also a super nice guy, shows up on time and works hard. Definitely would hire him again.
  • Carla P. Aug 18, 2015
    Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny just painted one of our bedrooms. Fast, accurate, knowledgeable and agreeable. I can surely say I will call him again in the future.
  • Jesse H. Jul 26, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
  • gillian k. Jul 9, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Both Vinny and Thumbtack were great! A few people provided quotes but Vinny's was the best. He was friendly from the beginning, trustworthy in my apartment, efficient and best of all - the apartment looks better than ever! I look forward to having him come back to paint some more. Definitely recommend using both Thumbtack and Vinny for your painting needs!
  • Andrew F. Jun 25, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    I would recommend Vinny to friends in the city. His work was great, he was very accommodating and overall provided a great experience.
  • Daryl G. Jun 20, 2015
    Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny was great. Really went above and beyond. He consulted with me before the job, took time to see the place, consulted on paint colors and type, and really cared. The paint job was meticulous and beautiful. I can strongly recommend Vinny with zero hesitation.
  • Joanna F. May 31, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny did an absolutely excellent job. Quick and clean paint job at an unbeatable price. He helped fill in holes in the walls, did two coats of paint, and did a great job with the keeping the edges clean. The entire process took less than 3 hours and it gave my room a complete makeover.
  • Rowaida Y. May 13, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny spent 6 days painting my entire 2 bedroom apartment. He was detailed, thorough, organized - and did a great job. I'm very happy and will use him again to paint the lobby and stairwell of our building. I will keep recommending him. And he's a lovely man !!!!
  • Jud T. Mar 24, 2015
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny did an excellent job, quickly, for a fair price. I would highly recommend him. Nice, warm man.
  • Andrea L. Mar 20, 2014
    Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny was professional, courteous, and timely. He did great work in my West Village studio and I will not hesitate to engage him again for my next project.
  • Alex M. Jan 2, 2014
    Vinny offerred us the best price, and did an AMAZING job. He is kind, thorough, and does a great job. If you're looking for a capable, competent, friendly, and nice painter - Vinny is your guy! Happy to answer any questions about this work.
  • Dominique A. Dec 31, 2013
    Painting
    Verified Review
    Vinny was great to work with. Very easy to communicate with and I really appreciated him coming over a day before the job to asses the space and determine how much paint I should buy. He even came with me to the paint store so I could benefit from his painter's discount (ended up saving me over 20%). Vinny did a great job painting our apartment. He definitely went above and beyond. I would gladly work with Vinny again if we ever needed a painter.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
mostly online research. I'd suggest customers do it too as protection against contractors who don't know what they're talking about or throw the bull, as in priming when it isn't necessary.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I wanted to work for myself and I knew i could do it. What I didn't know is what you think you know you don't. I took years to be able to do it like I do it now.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Many of my clients have just purchased their place, so it's empty and the walls are clean, requiring no prep work at all. In jobs such as these, ceilings are seldom done. Often the customer want a few accent walls or some light colors in the living room and bedroom, leaving the bath alone. I do get jobs where the client is already living in the apartment. In such cases, all the furniture is gathered to the center of the room and covered with a plastic drop cloth 1mil thick. On occasion, I get jobs where there is water damage. Bathrooms are prone to this as they are to mold. In such cases, the area is scraped, primed with a stain-killer, plastered, sanded, then repainted.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a whole Brownstone, 4 floors, in Brooklyn. There was a great amount of detail and all of it came excellent.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for reviews of their work. If there are many of them, that's even better. Length of time painting as a profession is also a good idea. You get better with experience. I did.