After having a completely new bathroom installed on our second floor, it was time to prep and paint the ceiling of the kitchen below, which had been damanged by very intermittent leakage from the old bathroom fittings. Fred did a superb job of preparing the celing for painting, and of putting on primer and enough coats of paint. He made sure that everything was covered and drop sheets were on the floor, so that the mess after he was finished was minimal. After he did the ceiling, the walls looked very shabby, and he did them for the same price of $400 as he did the ceiling, with the same attention to quality of the preparation, complete covering by the paint, and lack of mess afterwards. Fred is a meticulous craftsman who does excellent work at a reasonable price.