FR Designs Studio & Gallery
About this pro
22 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
Experience!! Attention to detail!!! Professional and courteous. This is what you get when using FR Designs. She is finishing up a 16'x16' mural that is absolutely incredible. Yes, I said 16 feet by 16 feet..huge! She's wonderful and I will use her again and again!!Jun 9, 2016VerifiedFran R.'s reply
Thank you very much - I enjoyed working with you. This was a fun project on an exterior wall of cinder block for a outdoor cafe seating area. Painted an tropical theme background with a shipwreck in a lagoon to flow with the decor of outdoor seating and decor of patio area. Sealed walls with a clear sealant for UV protection - it was great experiencing the reaction of your patrons during the creative painting process. They all loved it!
Pricing was on the higher end. Quality of work was subpar. I had a basic interior job done several rooms the job was rushed walls were cleaned or prepped properly. Paid premium price yet with a misunderstanding on having some trim done refused to do the trim I can't comment on her custom work but for regular house painter A novice homeowner could do as good if not better job. Had the job inspected by a professional painter who said the job was terrible. Quoted me a price on two days worth of painting she crammed into one day. Bad experience not recommendedAug 30, 2014VerifiedFran R.'s reply
I completed a 2 story family room and kitchen area - no ceilings however all walls including the 2 story high area required high ladder application labor. I applied walls with 2 coats of paint plus did all woodwork/fireplace trim paint included and charged $ 1100 - This was done in 1 day with my efficient crew which completed quicker than anticipated. I usually get 50% up front & 50% when completed and the customer is satisfied - I show no history of any complaints to the project. Payment was complete.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Each project is calculated on the time it would take to complete as well as materials used. Square footage is a factor however many custom painting techniques require multiple layers and are labor intensive that gives 3 dimensional illusions of character and texture on walls and surfaces that mere paint can not provide. Cost of unique materials adds to the cost factor as well.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Custom paint for the homeowner to fit their taste in personal style & decor - faux finishing, plasters, glazes & textures. We add the "wow" factor with subtle sophistication and attractive enhancements that create inviting warmth. Murals and theme rooms & trompe l'oeil for children, indoor pool murals, wine cellars, home theaters, man caves, basements sunrooms and more....
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Our team of quality professionals in the artisitic field with over 16 years experience and 100% satisfaction rate to date. We are experienced in working with clientele to meet thier personal visions on creating the perfect environment to relax in, enjoy, as well as entertain. Color changes everything. Every client is different and our goal is meeting thier expectations with our artistic expertise as well as efficient service.