Interior Painting and Wallpaper Hanging Experts in Essex County, NJ

Andrew Picone Painting & Paperhanging, Inc. offers residents of Essex County expert painting and paperhanging services. We also do color consulting, so that your house feels like a model home once we’ve finished doing our job.

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About Essex County

Since its inception in 1683, Essex County has had a rich history. With 21 municipalities housing a population of almost 800,000, Essex County is New Jersey’s second most populous county. Most recently, it has been the industrial and financial hub of New Jersey.

After the turn of the century, the central section of the county grew rapidly when trolley lines were built to carry workers from industrial Newark to the less crowded outlying towns, and the area became known as the “trolley car suburbs”. Eventually commuter railroads passed through Newark carrying commuters to Manhattan from suburban towns.

Following the 1929 stock market crash and the enforcement of prohibition, the thriving economy of Essex was temporarily crippled. When prohibition was repealed and many breweries reopened, Essex began another period of rapid growth, and towns such as Livingston, Fairfield, Roseland and Caldwell became among the county’s fastest growing communities.

In the recent past, the economy shifted from a manufacturing base to a service oriented economy, and the headquarters of corporate giants such as PSE&G, ADP and Prudential located in Essex County. With Newark International Airport and Port Newark located within its borders, Essex County is a national hub with a superior network of rail, highway, air and sea transportation.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, is an artistic, cultural and civic center that rivals New York City as a showcase for music and dance featuring the world’s best artists. The state’s largest museum, The Newark Museum, holds collections of decorative arts, contemporary art and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Frank Stella.

Welcoming more than 65,000 visitors a year, the Montclair Art Museum is held in high regard as a pioneer, being one of the country’s first museums primarily involved with collecting American art and the first dedicated to the study and creation of a significant Native American art collection.

In 1962, a gentleman named Tjark Reiss, hired to design a zoo, created exhibits based on Hans Christian Anderson’s nursery rhymes and other children’s stories. Turtle Back Zoo, taking its name from a rock formation located on a nearby mountainside, opened with a collection of 140 animals of 40 species. By 1973, the zoo’s animal collection had grown to 850 animals of 275 species. Since, Turtle Back Zoo has become accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association placing It among the elite zoos and aquaria in the country.

Formally created in 1895, Branch Brook Park is the nation’s first county park. The area served as an army training ground during the American Civil War and is now home to over 5,000 cherry blossom trees in more than 18 varieties, making it the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States.

Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, & Wallpaper Services in Essex County, NJ

Whether in the marketplace for a major home refurbishing or in search of a smaller project to break out of the doldrums, homeowners in Essex County have come to rely on the experts at Picone Painting and Wallpapering for all their interior and exterior home improvement projects.

Enduring the frigid winters and hot summers in Essex County, your home’s exterior can take a beating. A quality exterior paint job will not only make your home look fantastic, but it’ll also work as an added layer of protection from the elements. Since it may be your most valuable asset, doesn’t it make sense to let the professionals at Picone Painting and Wallpapering help preserve your home? It’s possible that a quality exterior paint job will help you avoid larger repairs costs in the future by minimizing damage from insects and dust and preventing exterior wood from rotting.

Even if you decide against a complete exterior paint project, you can give your home a facelift by painting the railings, window frames, trim and other accents. Consider painting the front door an eye-catching color to make a great first impression, for example. The color consultants at Picone Painting and Wallpapering can guide you through the almost endless colors to choose from to find the shade to best complement your primary exterior color making your home the envy of your Essex County neighbors.
And while you’ll enjoy the beauty of a freshly painted home, you may also reap other benefits. Studies show that painting the exterior of your house can add to its resale value. According to Consumer Reports magazine, an exterior paint job can potentially increase the value of your home as much as 2-5%. And painting is more economical than installing new vinyl siding.

If you’re satisfied with the exterior, why not tackle a fun new project inside the home? From fine interior painting and staining to decorative finishes and interior trim installation, our professional crews are skilled at delivering exceptional quality and craftsmanship for all interior projects.

While out of fashion for a while, wallpaper is back with a vengeance as an interior design trend. Blow your guests away with our wallpaper removal and installation service. As longtime members of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers (rebranded as the Wallcovering Installers Association), we carefully remove your old wallpaper in a neat and orderly manner. We can answer all of your questions about wallpaper and guide you in the selection of the most exciting colors and products on the market to make your home stand out against the pack on the inside and the out. See why Picone is Essex County’s number one choice for interior and exterior painting and wallpapering projects.

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60 Johnson Avenue,
Gillette, NJ 07933