We are professional. courteous. respectful.
Painting companies, often-times, don't get the best rap. We can throw around all sorts of reasons why. But we, at Element Painters, don't care about the other guys. We just care about you. We want to provide the best painting experience, full stop. We don't worry about our competition. Our work speaks for itself as do our faithful clients, who call us year after year for more projects.
Who We Are
Element Painters was established in 2007. We were one of the first painting companies in Toronto to exclusively use eco friendly products. In the early days the choice of eco conscious products was small, and the quality was hit and miss. As time progressed, and demand for good low/no voc paint increased, we were able to offer our clients only the best in interior and exterior coatings. We tried paints on our homes before spec'ing it on clients quotes and using it on their projects. Now you will find low/no voc paints being used on most job sites without a second thought.
Another factor that seperated us from the rest is our prep work. Having seen so many homes ruined by shoddy preparation, it didn't make sense to us to not do it right the first time. We explain to our clients that a good part of our work, especially exteriors, involves prep work. The minutiae that makes or breaks the effectiveness and durability of the finish coat. We have travelled around and seen some of our earliest projects and they still look great.
Looking forward, we have so many wonderful clients who keep us busy and propel us forward. With Element Painters expanding it's services and growing, the future looks bright.
Our Recent Projects
Our Project History
Spending most of our time on the road this year has been both challenging and rewarding. New contracts throughout Canada has enabled Element Painters to expand and take on more diverse projects. Commercial spaces, large and small have called upon us to paint custom designs onto whatever surface they desire.
2015 saw Element Painters take on some interesting contracts for restaurants around Canada. Custom designed murals, specialty finish floors and artwork to name a few of our projects.
We started getting more calls for custom murals in 2013. After years of staring at walls with a paint brush in hand, we can now stare at walls with multiple brushes in hand! Murals are so much fun for everyone involved. There's the design aspect, refining it till it's perfect. The logistics of how it will work and any obstacles we are to expect. Then once all bases have been covered we can begin to paint. Colour everywhere!
2010 was a tough year, due to the downturn in the economy. A lot of "painting companies" popped up, seemingly overnight, offering cut rate painting. Being undercut by unlicensed and unskilled labour didn't faze us in the least. In fact the deluge of new companies, doing sub par work, helped us, as we were called in to repair their horrible work. It's a costly lesson, but it's an avoidable one if you do your homework. School is in session!
It feels like an eternity when we look back to the start. Starting any business is tough, but starting a painting company that's solely operated by females; that's tougher. We built up a solid relationship with our suppliers, that to this day, is very strong. We started building client relations, with the majority of them still in contact with us. We nursed our wounds from mistakes that were made. Learning and progressing, pushing forward and not taking no for an answer. Headstrong and capable. That's how I look back, and not much has changed since then.