Interior & Exterior Painting

Hard working Santa Fe painters

Interior Painting Santa Fe NM

LM Construction knows that painting is not a common occurrence in your home or business and we do our best to provide the best services to our Santa Fe clients. We have been preparing homes for and businesses for the sales and rental markets in Santa Fe for years. We take great care and pride in preparing and cleanup of our jobs to ensure a great color match and coverage, clean straight lines, and no spillage, splashing, or dripping. We offer fast reliable painting services to the Santa Fe area. Our painting services include:

• Interior painting
• Cabinet painting and refinishing
• Interior plaster
• Finish and stain work or interior wood
• Exterior painting and trim work
• Exterior stucco and patch work
• Exterior wood staining sanding and weather sealing

The painting specialists at LM Construction have the skill and expertise to provide you with the right interior painting solutions for your home. Before we arrive, we will ask you to remove lamps, knick-knacks, curtains, curtain rods, and floor lighting – we’ll do the rest! We can let you know the specific items you will want to move during our color and estimating consultation.

Choosing Colors

At LM Construction, we know that color sets a mood and can also make a room appear smaller (dark colors) or larger (light colors). The perception of color appears to change with different lighting for example sun vs. shade and day vs. night.

Color samples are recommended to ensure you will like the colors in your home. Your In home estimator and color expert will have fan decks for you to choose the best color for every room in your home. You can also see how any color will look in any room of your home by using the Sherwin Williams AR ColorSnap Visualizer App.


Our painting experts will completely prepare the interior of your home, protecting all of your belongings. Your flooring will be protected with drop cloths, builder’s paper, or plastic and taped down at the edges. All your furniture will be moved away from walls and protected with plastic or drop cloths. Switch plates, outlet covers, and window blinds/shades are removed. All surface mounted or hanging light fixtures, and all window glass is protected with plastic and/or painter’s tape.

General Repairs

Our painting specialists have the skills to perform complex repairs in your home; these will be specifically noted on your estimate. These include replacing or repairing sheet rock; scraping; taping; texturing; sanding; removing wall paper; and caulking cracks along door jambs, baseboards and ceiling crown. If the job is to big for our painting team we can have the work performed through LM Constructions General Contractors.


At LM Construction we use only superior paints and materials from reliable brands such as Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, Behr, and other premium paint brands you know and trust. Paint is applied by brush and roller whenever possible. Acoustic texture a/k/a popcorn ceilings and other textured wall finished generally should be sprayed.

Clean Up

At the end of each work day, our team will clean up and remove all supplies, tools, and trash. All trash is removed and disposed of properly off-site. We will place all the furniture back where it belongs, rehang shades and blinds, and replace all switch plates and outlet covers.


A formal walk through is conducted with you and a LM Construction foreman or project manager to assure your complete satisfaction with our work. Our painting work is guaranteed and backed by our 3-Year Limited Labor Warranty.

Now that you have a fresh new look for your walls and ceilings take it to the next level with LM Constructions Flooring Team!

Exterior Painting Santa Fe NM

To ensure a quality finish LM Construction will follow some crucial steps to get the job done right. Many do-it-yourselfers don’t realize that using the wrong products can damage their home, or that quality is lacking due to starting the painting process without proper preparation or tools. When you work with the painting specialist at LM Construction, you can expect our Five-Step Exterior Process to give your home the protection it deserves.

Power Washing

All buildings will have layers of dirt, mildew, algae and/or cobwebs that require removal prior to the application of any products. This is especially true with the dirt and dust in Santa Fe. Power washing is one of the most important steps in preparing the home for exterior painting and is crucial in ensuring that the paint will adhere properly. We power wash with the right cleaners and nozzles for the job, then allow the time necessary for surfaces to dry properly. LM Construction will never power wash and paint in the same day.

Scraping and Minor Wood Repair

Loose paint must be removed after power washing so that the paint adheres correctly and will last longer. We do this the old-fashioned way which is generally the best way by scraping, by hand, with knives and wire brushes to remove peeling, bubbled, or loose paint. This tedious process will ensure a smooth and tight surface for painting. Loose boards are nailed down, and our expert team can handle most repairs. LM Construction will always clean up the mess when we are done!


When the preparation work is completed, your home will have a tight and clean surface ready for priming. Our painting professionals treat all exposed surfaces with high quality bonding primers that will seal surfaces and provide a solid foundation for proper adhesion of the new finish-coat products. Bare wood, metal surfaces, water stains, rust and new carpentry are primed. Under certain conditions our painting team may recommend full primer coats on new or substantially weathered wood.

Caulking and Glazing

LM Constructions team of Santa Fe painters will caulk seams, joints, cracks, nail holes, and major wood joints. Any loose glazing is removed and replaced in order to ensure a tight seal and reduce air leaks and moisture entry points in vulnerable areas. We use siliconized latex caulk on all exterior entrances, structural joints, and wood windows.

Painting or Staining

Color samples are recommended to ensure that you will like the colors on your home. LM Constructions field managers carry fan decks of colors for you to review or check out the Sherwin Williams AR ColorSnap Visualizer App to see how any color will appear on the exterior of your house. Want your bathroom to match your Starbucks mocha? ColorSnap can match colors from the real world! LM Construction uses only premium paints and stains from Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, BEHR, as well as other high-end paint products. It is important to please be aware that colors displayed on your computer screen will almost certainly be different from the actual colors. Any approvals for color changes required by Homeowners’ Associations are the responsibility of the homeowner.

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