Lakosil Decorators, Inc

Quality Work With Integrity

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does VOC stand for?

A. Solvents used in paints are often volatile organic compounds or VOC. These are highly evaporative substances used as carriers to impart adequate application and drying characteristics to paint. These toxic substances are known to contribute to indoor and outdoor air pollution, as well as a host of human health problems. VOC found in paints can release low-level toxic emissions into the air for years after application.

Q. Why are the paints you use better for the environment?

A. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints has made great strides in technology by using new raw materials to lower VOC content in their products, while improving application and film performance. Products developed from this technology are replacing current alkyd products that have higher VOC contents.

Q. We’ve been using a brand of conventional paint on our home for many years and are very happy with the quality. Do you paint with conventional paints as well?

A. Yes. We understand and appreciate individual loyalty to certain brands of paint, and are open to using a variety of brands.

Q. Will I be sacrificing quality if I choose a non-toxic paint over a conventional paint?

A. This is probably our most frequently asked question. The short answer is “No”. We choose paint according to three basic attributes: hide-ability, wear-ability, and scrub-ability. Hide-ability is the ability of the paint to cover the underlying surface. Wear-ability refers to the durability of the painted surface when exposed to normal wear and tear. And, scrub-ability is simply how well the paint withstands abrasion with regular cleaning. In all three criteria Benjamin Moore’s low or no VOC paints are exceptional by our standards and those of our clients.

Q. Are you insured and do you belong to any professional organizations?

Yes, Lakosil Decorators is fully insured with liability insurance as required by law for your protection. Our employees are full time painters (not subcontractors) and are covered by workmen’s compensation. We belong to the PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America) where we keep abreast of changes in technology and the paint industry.

Q. Can you help with other things besides painting?

We do offer a “handyman” service. For painting we offer full preparation of areas to be painted (patching, drywall repair, carpentry repair etc.) and complete clean up after completion.

If you have questions that we haven’t answered please call us.

Our Services

  • Interior Custom Painting
  • Exterior Custom Painting
  • Color & Design Consultation
  • "Green" Painting and Practices
  • Decorative/Faux Painting & Finishing
  • Wallpaper Removal
  • Wallpaper Installation
  • Staining and Varnishing
  • Drywall/Plaster Repair
  • Carpentry Repair
  • Molding and Trim Installation
  • Bathroom & Basement Remodeling
  • Power Washing
  • Deck Refinishing
  • Snow Removal
  • Light Plumbing & Electrical
  • Handyman Services

Our Service Area

We proudly serve the Chicagoland Suburbs. Click here to view a list of counties and towns.