Best of Essex 2018

Gikas Painting: Best of Essex 2018 – Best Painter – Gold Winner

Best of Essex 2018

Gikas Painting was voted #1 in Suburban Essex Magazine’s Best of Essex 2018 Contest and were awarded the 2018 Gold Medal for Best Painter.

This painter located in Montclair, works on both interior and exterior painting. They are dedicated to providing a quality painting service and focus on enhancing homes with textures, colors, and other details.

Gikas Painting

7 Park Street

Source: Best Of Essex

Home Restoration

Home Restoration in Montclair

If you are looking for a home remodel or new construction project, the most important to start is to hire the best construction company out there and the most experienced. Gikas Painting and Contracting is one of the BEST company with 40 years experience. At Gikas Painting & Contracting we have been painting and restoring homes in Montclair and surrounding towns since the early 1980’s.

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Can the colors talk? Absolutely! Ask Mr. Johnson from Montclair New Jersey..

Here is his story;

When l bought my home back in early eighties everybody used to make fun of us for living in this ugly pumpkin house .You should see the expression in the face of our guests pulling in our driveway.I am sure our daughters were bearing the most  of the load for that  color failure.
Dad, we don’t feel comfortable to live in this ugly home anymore, they told me one day.

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Gikas Painting & Contracting -Montclair - NJ

Home Restoration by GIKAS


Home Restoration by GIKAS!

We have been painting and restoring older homes around North New Jersey since the early 1980’s. We are offer Painting, Carpentry, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathrooms, Tiles, Roofing & Gutters in the following towns: Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Essex Fells, Franklin Lakes, Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Madison, Montclair, Nutley, Paramus, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Roseland, Teaneck, Verona, Washington Township, Wayne, West Caldwell, Westfield,West Orange, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake. For more visit our website

Exterior Painting Cedar Grove

Exterior Painting Cedar Grove NJ

Exterior Painting Cedar Grove NJ

Interior Painting Cedar Grove – There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten up a room and your day to day living space. Interior painting isn’t limited to just the walls. The rooms in your home may appear uninteresting and made up of plain old’ walls, but it takes just a little imagination and the experience that Gikas painting has to bring it back to life. Gikas painting has been painting the interior of new and older homes in Cedar Grove(more about Cedar Grove area) and other north New Jersey  towns since the early 1980’s. Our highly skilled and experienced painters can transform the interior of your home into a work of art you’ll be proud to show off at holidays and special events. working quickly and efficiently, we make every effort to minimize disruptions to your home.(Interior Painting)

Our trained estimators have years of experience and are able to provide you with an accurate price, estimation of materials and time required to complete the job up front. Our mission is to ensure your project is done right and to your satisfaction. Our work philosophy known by our costumers as GIKAS the WIZARD is creatively carried from project to project enhancing your home with texture, colors and details in order to comprehensively restore its charming properties. When we arrive for your estimate, we will go over the entire house exterior, once complete, we will sit down with you and discuss any necessary preparation, and repairs that may be needed and finally help you pick and finalize your paint colors. – Exterior Painting Cedar Grove

Trust Gikas Painting & Contracting for Interior & Exterior Painting

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Come visit us at our new office!

Gikas Painting & Contracting team has grown and therefore, needed a new office.
Our office is now located at 7 Park St, Montclair NJ, 07042. You can call us every day at 973-783-0005 or TOLL FREE 1-888-PAINTING.

Also, find us on Facebook, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Google Plus. For more Painting, Kitchens or Baths, Renovations and Constructions ideas, just visit our mobile website @


Stain Banister

How to Stain A Banister

Stain Banister

Stain Banister in 3 Steps.

First Step: Remove the existing finish on a banister by stripping it off.

Start sanding with a medium-grit sandpaper to remove light nicks and dents, and the existing finish. If the banister is round, wrap a piece of sandpaper around the banister so that it covers as much of the banister’s surface as possible. Sand the finish until the wood is bare. Sand the entire surface again with a medium/fine-grit sandpaper and then lightly once more with a fine-grit sandpaper.

Second Step: Stain it.

Before you stain, consider applying sanding sealer. Applying sanding sealer is similar to priming the wood for paint. When applying sanding sealer, first use a small-sized paintbrush to brush the surface, then wipe clean with a cloth. There are a couple of different types of stains to use. Oil-based stains penetrate into the wood without raising the grain but carry a strong odor. Water-based stains are more environmentally friendly and offer easy cleanup using soap and water. Water-based stains also come in convenient gel formulas that are easy to apply with less mess. Check that the shade of stain you’re using matches the other woodwork in your house, especially the woodwork in the same room as the banister. Apply a thin, even coat of stain with a cloth, sponge or medium-sized paintbrush and allow it to penetrate into the wood. Brush in the direction of the wood grain and cover the entire banister until it is wet with stain. Let it dry for a couple of minutes and then wipe off excess stain with a clean cloth.

Third Step: Seal it.

Apply polyurethane sealant to seal the new stain finish. Apply it using a cloth or with a small- to medium-sized paintbrush in smooth, even strokes along the direction of the grain. Hold the brush vertically while applying. Overlap brushstrokes when moving on to the next area. Start at a corner and work it in gradually in a consistent pattern so you don’t have bare spots. Let it dry completely (this usually takes a couple of hours). You may want to add a couple of coats. In between coats (once the last has dried), lightly sand the surface with a fine-grit sandpaper. Use a cloth to wipe the piece down or use a brush to remove any residue and debris from sanding. Apply the next coat and let it dry.

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