John Michaels Decorating offers a wide range of services – from wallpaper to faux finishing, to staining to tile - we have over 20 years of experience as well  the skills to renovate, repair, and improve on any wall (or ceiling) in your home or office - both inside and out.


JMD offers one-on-one color consultations where we help our clients through the process of choosing a color that will match their décor and personal taste.  There is no such thing as a single right color for any room, but there is the right color for you.  We also help decide which product and sheen is appropriate for the room.  For example; high-gloss paints are easier to scrub and best suited for kitchens and high-traffic areas, but are often unsuitable for bedrooms or living rooms.

Adjacent Surface Protection - ASP

Adjacent Surface Protection is so important we gave it an acronym.  We use specialty products and take special measures to ensure that while your walls will end up with a lovely new color, your floors and furniture won't.  We take pride in leaving your space cleaner than we found it.
We use Duraliner(r) – a felt-backed rubberized padding - on hardwood or tile floors, and sticky plastic shielding over carpet.  Any furniture is either removed from the room or shifted to the center, then sealed in plastic and covered with our heavyweight canvas drop cloths.  Similarly kitchen cabinets or closets are covered and sealed off with safe-release tape and plastic to protect the contents from dust and paint.


No wall is perfect.  Cracks, dings, nail-pops, nicks, gouges and full-blown gaping holes – JMD has seen it all and we have the skills, knowledge, and tools to not only repair the damage but help prevent the problem from recurring.


There is a great difference between a coat of paint and a carefully uniform professional finish.  As members of The PDCA we adhere to the definition of a 'properly painted surface' in that it “is uniform in appearance, color and sheen.  It is free of foreign material, lumps, skins, runs, sags, holidays, misses, strike-through, or insufficient coverage.”


Whether its inside or out, if the surface has already been stained or is fresh bare wood the choice in color makes all the difference when it comes to staining.  JMD can stain any kind of wood in any color, or even match an existing stain color.  Or if you want the look of real wood without the cost of installation, consider a faux wood grain finish.


When we say full service, we mean it.  JMD even installs new tile and repairs existing installations.  Ceramic, terracotta, marble or mosaic - JMD has you covered.


While we won't build a new addition to your house, JMD can repair your walls, re-trim a room or install that chair rail you've always wanted in your dining room.  If your bathroom door has been sticking we can plane, re-hang or even replace it and re-paint it to match the old one perfectly.  We offer a full range of handyman services.


Wallpaper is messy.  Both hanging and removal require special skill sets and knowledge of the materials.  We have the skills, the knowledge and the tricks of the trade to ensure that your wallpaper is hung right or removed properly.


Last but not least is the specialty of JMD.  We have a wide range of faux & decorative finishes to suit any décor and personal taste.  Check out our Gallery and Samples pages for examples and inspiration.  And don't worry if you can't find exactly the finish you want, as specially tailored finishes are carefully crafted for each of our clients by tweaking sheen, color, texture and materials.  If you can imagine it, JMD can make it a reality.


Once the surfaces are repaired and the new color applied, its time to clean up.  We carefully remove tape, plastic, drop clothes, and debris.  We move all furniture back to its original position and meticulously vacuum the whole room.  JMD prides its self on leaving each room cleaner than we found it, just as we leave each surface more beautiful than it was.


John Michaels Decorating warrants labor and materials for a period of two years. If paint or finish failure appears, we will supply labor and materials to correct the condition without cost. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and is not transferable. Our responsibility is limited to correcting the condition as indicated above. This warranty excludes consequential or incidental damage caused by accident or abuse, unusual temperature changes, settlement or moisture; i.e. cracks caused by expansion or contraction. Cracks will be properly prepared as indicated at the time the initial work is performed, but will not be covered under this warranty.

"I could not be happier with the finished results."

1s531 Fairview      Lombard, Il 60148      tel. 708.369.2027     John Micheals Decorating Facebook link
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