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Some of our completed projects!

St. Catharines new oak staircase finish

To be completed October, 2018

We will be finishing a new oak staircase in St. Catharines. The client requested for the risers and stringers to be painted in BM Decorator’s White (CC-20) and the posts, handrail and treads to be stained to match the new hardwood flooring.  

Special thanks to Matt and Marta for the job.

After photos coming soon!

Niagara Falls oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish

Completed October, 2018

We recently completed a 40 year old oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish in Niagara Falls. After a lot of sanding on this stubborn 40 year old finish, the main cabinets with new oak doors were finished in BM Intense White (OC-51) and the island was stained in a custom black stain.  All doors and drawers were converted to soft close as well.  Solid wood kitchens should never be replaced with today’s particle board.  Our service niche is truly unique and can save the homeowner thousands of dollars.

Millwork and professional installation completed by cabinetmaker John Taddeo

Special thanks to Mario and Carmela for the job.

Willowbrook Dr. Craftsman

Completed September, 2018

We recently completed a1700 square foot Karisma craftsman bungalow in Welland. This home was beautufully designed with bright colours, cabinets and flooring. All painting, oak finished staircase, custom stained front door and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design. 

Special thanks to Fred and Shawna for the job.

St. Catharines oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish, fireplace and staircase refinish

Completed September 2018

We were hired to refinish a 22 year golden old oak kitchen in St. Catharines along with a fireplace and staircase as well . The client requested a modern painted finish and function with new hardware so we suggested new oak shaker doors with and a complete soft close system.  Our thorough prep process of degreasing and strip sanding down to bare wood provided the perfect blank slate for a new sound finish. After the undercoat, 3 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore CC-30 (Oxford White) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new. New doors always finished offsite. Cutting edge waterborne finishing products by Target Coatings include Emtech 6500 and 9300.  The fireplace was strip sanded down to bare wood, dental moulding replaced with more clean looking trim and finished in Oxford White as well.  As for the staircase, wood spindles were removed, oak was then strip sanded down to bare wood and finished in Black gel stain lightly wiped to give some hints of lighter colour here and there.  It was then clear coated in a matte finish and metal spindles and shoes were installed as well.

We couldn’t have asked for nicer people to work for!     

Millwork and professional installation by cabinetmaker John Taddeo.

Special thanks to Jim and Barb for the job.

Willowbrook Dr. Contemporary

Completed August, 2018

We recently completed a1600 square foot Karisma contemporary bungalow in Welland. This home has a sleek modern look designed solely by the builder. With bright walls, black doors and a showcase kitchen, this house is truly unique.  State of the art LED lighting spotlight this beautiful home. All painting, oak finished staircase, custom stained front door and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design. 

Special thanks to Fred and Shawna for the job.

39 Howland Drive

Completed July, 2018

We recently completed a new 1800 square foot Eric Wiens bungaloft home in St. Catharines. This stylish 2 storey has a simple and functional layout with a cool loft. All painting, oak finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design. 

Special thanks to Dan Wiens for the job.

Fonthill oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish

Completed July, 2018

We were hired to refinish a 30+ year old oak kitchen in Fonthill. The client requested a modern painted finish and function with new hardware so we suggested new oak shaker doors with a full overlay and a complete soft close system.  The client also wanted to tone down the crown moulding for a more clean look which we handled as well.  Our thorough prep process of degreasing and strip sanding down to bare wood provided the perfect blank slate for a new sound finish. After the undercoat, 3 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore CC-456 (Dufferin Terrace) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new. New doors always finished offsite. Cutting edge waterborne finishing products by Target Coatings include Emtech 6500 and 9300.   

Millwork and professional installation by cabinet maker John Taddeo.

Special thanks to Dave and Irene for the job.

Mount Carmel oak staircase revamp/refinish

Completed July, 2018

We were hired to refinish this oak staircase in Niagara Falls as part of a large home renovation project. The general contractor called us to handle the stair job from design to finish. The client wanted  the treads to be stained to match the new flooring with white risers and stringers so we suggested a new railing system with new spindles.  We removed the old wood spindles and strip sanded the treads down to bare oak. Next, we spray primed and finished the white areas with waterborne lacquer in CC-40 (Cloud White) to match the trim in the house.  Next, new handrail, posts and wood spindles were installed by Dekker stairs. After the installation, we returned to stain and finish the treads and handrail. A huge transformation which gives both a modern/classic look.  

Special thanks to Frank Agnoletto (General contractor) and the homeowners Geoff and Linda for the job.

Port Colborne oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish

Completed June, 2018

We were hired to refinish a 30 year old oak kitchen by the lake in Port Colborne. The client requested a modern painted finish and function with new hardware so we suggested new oak shaker doors with a full overlay and a complete soft close system.  Our thorough prep process of degreasing and strip sanding down to bare wood provided the perfect blank slate for a new sound finish. After the undercoat, 2 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore OC-51 (Intense White) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new. New doors always finished offsite. Cutting edge waterborne finishing products by Target Coatings include Emtech 6500 and 9300.  

Professional installation by cabinetmaker John Taddeo.

Special thanks to Jane and Ralph for the job.

Fonthill model home

Completed June, 2018

We recently completed a new 1700 square foot Eric Wiens model home in Fonthill. The custom Niagara builder has hired us on to complete all of their builds starting in May 2018. This stylish bungalow has a simple and functional layout. Colour design, painting, oak and glass finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design. We are proud to have yet another one of the region’s finest custom builders as our client.

Special thanks to Dan Wiens for the job.

Grimsby maple kitchen cabinet reface/refinish and oak staircase refinish

Completed May, 2018

We were hired to refinish a 20 year old maple kitchen in Grimsby. The client requested a modern painted finish with new hardware so we suggested new maple shaker doors.  Our thorough prep process of degreasing and strip sanding down to bare wood provided the perfect blank slate for a new sound finish. After the undercoat, 2 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore CC-130 (Ivory White) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new. New doors always finished offsite. Finishing products by Target Coatings include Emtech 6500 and 9300.  The client replaced the tile with new hardwood and new backsplash.   

Professional installation by cabinetmaker John Taddeo.

As for the oak staircase, the client requested for the handrail and posts to be stained in a dark walnut and the stringers and spindles to be finished in white.  New carpet was installed and the stairs are reborn with a classic look.

Special thanks to Jim and Christy for the job.

Welland handrail makeover

Completed March, 2018

We recently completed an oak handrail refinish in Welland. The client requested for the handrails, nosing and post to be stained to match the flooring. We also removed the oak balusters and installed plain satin black metal balusters with shoes.  Plain metal balusters are very much in style now.  The look is simple and clean and this gives the front entrance a more modern look.  It was a pleasure to work for such lovely people.  

Special thanks to Serge and Marlene for the job.  

Wainfleet new oak & poplar staircase

Completed March, 2018

We recently completed a new oak and poplar staircase in a brand new home in Wainfleet. The client requested for the treads, posts and handrail to be stained to match the flooring and the risers and stringers to be finished in ‚ÄúChantilly Lace (OC-65)". The  oak was stained and finished in a matte oil polyurethane and the poplar was finished with Benjamin Moore Advance pearl waterborne alkyd enamel.

Special thanks to Tom and Sue for the job.  

Fort Erie new white oak staircase

Completed March, 2018

We recently completed a new open riser white oak staircase in Fort Erie. The client did not want the stairs to match the flooring so we opted for just a clear finish. After the sealer and 3 coats of polyurethane in a matte finish, the stairs are the showpiece of this beautiful house on the lakeshore.

Special thanks to Mike and Ruth for the job.  

Buckley Terrace 2 storey

Completed January, 2018

We recently completed a new 2600 square foot Karisma 2 storey in Fonthill. All painting, oak finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Buckley Terrace bungalow

Completed December, 2017

We recently completed a new 2200 square foot Karisma bungalow in Fonthill. All painting, oak finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Fort Erie new oak staircase fix

Completed December, 2017

We were called to give a consultation on a new oak staircase in Fort Erie. The stairs in the recently built home had been stained gray to match the flooring and the homeowners said that they looked bluish in colour. The house painters had to strip wash the stairs with lacquer thinner leaving them with a weathered look. We managed to get an excellent match with the flooring. After the stain, sealer and 3 coats of polyurethane in a matte finish, the new home is now complete and the entrance has a modern stylish look.

Special thanks to Don and Jen for the job.

St. Catharines oak staircase refinish

Completed December, 2017

We were hired to refinish this golden oak and white staircase in St. Catharines. The client had removed the runner and wanted a new railing system with metal spindles and a new stain to match the new and existing hardwood. We removed the wood spindles and strip sanded the treads down to bare oak. Next, new bull nose, handrail, posts, metal spindles and shoes were installed by Enzokhan. After the installation, we returned to stain and finish the oak and freshen up the white stringers and risers. The stairs are now reborn with a classic look.

Special thanks to Aaron for the job.

Buckley Terrace showhome

Completed November, 2017

This 2800 square foot Karisma two storey custom home in Fonthill features a sublime design, high end finishings, 8-foot doors on the main level and as always, an exceptional kitchen. All painting, oak finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Thorold oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish

Completed November, 2017

We were hired to refinish a 40 year old oak kitchen in Thorold. The client requested a modern look with a full overlay so we suggested new oak shaker doors with concealed, soft close euro hinges and new hardware. The client also wanted custom panels for the dishwasher in the same shaker style, a new valance and flat stock window trim. Our thorough prep process of degreasing and strip sanding down to bare wood provided the perfect blank slate for a new sound finish. After the undercoat, 2 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore OC-117 (Simply White) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new. New doors always finished offsite. Finishing products by Target Coatings include Emtech 6500 and 9300. The client also had a new soapstone countertop installed as well as new backsplash.

Professional installation and millwork by cabinetmaker John Taddeo.

Special thanks to Roman & Angela for the job.

Mountaingate oak staircase refinish

Completed November, 2017

We were hired to refinish a carpeted oak staircase in Niagara Falls. The client requested an espresso finish, removal of the old wooden balusters and carpet and to replace with round satin black metal balusters and shoes . A lot of TLC was required on the pine treads and the particle board risers were refaced with oak veneer. The refinish totally changed the foyer and new hardwood flooring was installed in the upstairs hall to complete the look. Finishing products used include General Finishes Java gel stain and Fabulon Professional satin polyurethane. Carpentry and hardwood install completed by Tony De Martino of De Martino flooring. An elegant look for a wonderful family.

Special thanks to Tony & Maria for the job.

Grimsby oak kitchen cabinet reface/refinish

Completed September, 2017

We were hired to refinish a 30 year old golden oak kitchen in Grimsby. The client requested a modern look so we suggested new oak shaker doors with concealed euro hinges and new hardware. The process involved removing the old doors and hinges, degreasing, strip sanding down to bare wood and finishing. After the undercoat, 2 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore AF-700 (Storm) and 2 coats of clear, the kitchen looks brand new.

Professional installation by cabinetmaker John Taddeo.

Special thanks to Karen & John for the job.

Stoney Creek pickled oak staircase makeover

Completed August, 2017

We were hired to refinish a pickled oak staircase in Stoney Creek. The client requested an espresso finish and removal of the old wooden balusters and to replace with oil rubbed copper metal balusters and shoes . The refinish totally changed the foyer and the new tile and hardwood by the homeowner completes the new look. Finishing products used include General Finishes Java gel stain and Fabulon Professional satin polyurethane.

Special thanks to Paola and John for the job.

Village Gate oak kitchen cabinet & fireplace refinish

Completed July, 2017

We were hired to refinish a 40 year old oak kitchen in St. Catharines. The client requested a modern looking white kitchen so we suggested new maple shaker doors with concealed euro hinges and new hardware. The process involved removing the old doors and hinges, degreasing, strip sanding down to bare wood. The plaster bulkhead was skim coated and finished as part of the cabinets. After the undercoat and 3 coats of waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore OC-117 (Simply White), the kitchen looks brand new. We also finished their wall to wall living room brick fireplace in Simply white.

Special thanks to Christine & Mike for the job.

Mount Carmel contemporary oak and glass staircase

Completed May, 2017

We were hired to stain and finish this beautiful open riser oak and glass staircase in Niagara Falls. The client wanted the stairs black to match the engineered oak flooring. Having opted "not" to use stain, the stairs matched the floor perfectly and after the sealer and a few coats of polyurethane, this staircase is now the perfect finish to a highly attractive remodel.


Special thanks to Tom for the job.

Country Bungalow

Completed April, 2017

This 3000 square foot Eric Wiens custom 3 bedroom new bungalow with finished basement in Allanburg has a country and traditional style with bold wall colours and warm oak cabinets and flooring. All painting and oak finished staircase completed by Modern Painting & Design. Products supplied by Benjamin Moore include Advance pearl for trim and doors, Regal eggshell for walls and custom Goudey stain for stairs.


Special thanks to Dan Wiens for the job.

Golden oak staircase makeover

Completed April, 2017

We were hired to refinish a golden oak staircase in St. Catharines. The client requested an espresso finish and removal of the old wooden balusters and to replace with iron, a complete service. The refinish totally changed the foyer and is now once again the showpiece of the home. Finishing products used include General Finishes Java gel stain and Fabulon Professional satin polyurethane.


Special thanks to Rocco & Nancy for the job.

Port Dalhousie Contemporary

Completed March, 2017

This 1700 square foot contemporary custom home in Port Dalhousie includes modern trim and doors and an oak and glass staircase. Complete with stylish Benjamin Moore colours, all painting and wood finishing were completed by Modern Painting & Design.

Special thanks to Frank for the job.

Haist St. 2 storey

Completed January, 2017

This 2200 square foot 2 storey new home in beautiful Fonthill featured black doors, neutral wall colours, oak staircase and an exceptional kitchen by Silver Creek Custom Cabinetry. All painting and stair finishing were completed by Modern Painting & Design.

Special thanks to Jessica & Joe for the job.

Parkside Rd. 2 storey

Completed December, 2016

This 2500 square foot Eric Wiens custom 4 bedroom 2 storey new home in Niagara Falls features a contemporary and traditional design mix. The client requested us to design the paint colour scheme. All painting and 4 level oak staircase were completed by Modern Painting & Design. Benjamin Moore colours include "Picket Fence" CSP-370, "Grandma's China" CSP-365, "Swiss Coffee" OC-45 and Jeff Lewis Colour "Carbon" JLC-416. Stair and railing construction by Enzokhan.


Special thanks to Jeremy & Jennifer for the job.

Forest Ridge Crt. 2 storey

Completed October, 2016

Yet another 2200 square foot Karisma custom home in Welland features top notch finishings, walk-in closets in all bedrooms and a mix of earthy tones, modern colours and an exceptional kitchen. All painting, oak finished staircase and 18 foot high custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Forest Ridge Crt. bungalow

Completed September, 2016

Bungalows arte hot, hot, hot right now. This 1600 square foot Karisma custom home in Welland features 3 bedrooms, high ceilings and a combination of modern finishes and earthy tones. All painting, oak finished staircase and custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Toronto Condo Renovation

Completed February, 2016

This high end 600 square foot downtown Toronto contemporary condo was completely renovated from top to bottom. The client from Toronto requested our services for colour design and all painting. Colours include BM OC-51 "Intense White" for trim and doors, BM AF-685 "Thunder", Dulux "Canvas Cloth" and BM CC-542 "Willow" for walls.


Special thanks to Joe for the job.

Forest Ridge Crt. 2 storey

Completed November, 2015

This high end 2100 square foot Karisma custom home in Welland featured top notch finishings and a cutting edge heating and cooling system. All painting, oak finished staircase and 18 foot high custom fireplace were completed by Modern Painting and Design.

Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

New custom show home

Completed September, 2015

A high end Niagara custom home builder (Karisma Build Group) had specifically requested our services to paint their personal brand new 3100 square foot showcase home. All painting and oak finished staircase were completed by Modern Painting and Design.


Special thanks to Fred & Shawna for the job.

Welland oak staircase makeover

 Completed April 2014

We were hired to refinish a carpeted golden oak staircase in Welland. The client requested for the carpet to be removed and to darken the handrail, posts and treads with an espresso stain and spray finish the spindles, risers and stringers in Benjamin Moore "Cloud White" with pigmented polyurethane. After a lot of TLC, especially on the badly damaged treads, the stairs look as good as new with a classic look.


Special thanks to Nino & Mary for the job. 

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