“Long Beach AOA trade show”

May 2nd, 2014

“I’m very pleased that I found you at the Long Beach AOA trade show”,
S. Fipp

The house looks good…..

May 2nd, 2014

“Thanks for your service & professionalism. We are getting so many great comments about the superb job your men did. Keep up the good work”

S. Greene


Painting job well done

March 18th, 2013

Thank you for a job well done!

J. Lindlahr


March 18th, 2013

“Great Job!”    Thank you Sam

M. Miller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

WAM Prop

“amazing job”

March 14th, 2013

Everything looks amazing! It all looks really good. I like working with you and your team Thanks again


“fantastic painting job!”

March 14th, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity and write to let you know that your crew did a fantastic job on painting and refurbishing my apartment in Burbank.  I’ve owned this building for over 10 years and have contracted with several painting companies, none have performed like yours. The price is fair and the work was outstanding.  I have no reason to go elsewhere.

Ken Bedirian

Importance of Proper Preparation Before Painting

June 17th, 2011

To achieve quality results , proper preparation must be performed at all times. Before painting, good plaster repair followed by sanding and an application of a primer coat will maximize a good smooth surface for best paint coverage.


June 3rd, 2011

Yes! As one of those contractors whose business is built on the property owners maintenance requirements it seems appropriate to provide a few helpful hints or suggestions to those responsible parties whose job it is to get a good job done but with a keen eye on the budget.

Actually the budget will be much less worrisome if a “keen eye” is kept on the condition of all the surfaces that do require paint or treatment every few years. Naturally, weather conditions will play an important role and they vary widely in Southern California.

The San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys experience a greater “chalking” and “flaking” condition than the beach areas. The beach areas, on the contrary, are often affected by excess moisture due to fog.

All that we’re saying is that it is advisable to know what the weather in any area will do to your property. We have noted that stucco should be painted in regular intervals before the surface begin to “chalk”. When that happens, unfortunately it would require a sealer over the entire surface before a finish coat could properly be applied. Naturally, no owner is delighted to learn that the paint job is going to be more expensive when a sealer is required in order for the contractor to guarantee his job against premature peeling and flaking. All
door and window frames should be inspected routinely because too frequently these are the areas affected by dry rot and termites.

Certainly if a building is maintained in a clean and attractive condition the owner avoids excessive cost for painting and general repairs but also gains the advantage of having
an attractive building which invites prospective tenants and keeps current tenants happier. No one has to tell an owner that a full house is usually not bad in poker and certainly helps the bottom line or budget postion in the area of property management.

So, we at City Wide Maintenance suggest:
a) Potential buyers of a property include a professional evaluation of the building surfaces along with the routine inspections of roof, plumbing, electrical, etc.

b) When painting is necessary be sure to utilize quality paints and licensed professional painters. Make good color choices that have excellent eye appeal so your property will stand
out in the immediate locale.