The Goodbrush

Formerly Empyrean Painting
Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
Toronto ON M4B 2H1
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Cat D
Cat D
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen

John repainted our kitchen, facilitated retailing the backsplash and replaced all of the handles. The kitchen looks brand new, was finished just in time for the holidays and we have received so many compliments about it, including its professional finish. John is easy to work with and could recommend him enough

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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So happy to be part of your new venture. Delighted you're enjoying your upgraded cabinets. Nice to hear you're getting accolades from family and friends too.

Enjoy!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck restoration

Our 10 year old deck needed to be restored. We needed to replace rotting boards as well as re-stain the verticals and steps. Our deck is quite large and needed a lot of work. John made sure that we were happy with the finished product. He even came back to re stain after he was paid for the project because he was not happy with the outcome of how the stain took. He wanted to make sure that the finished project was to our satisfaction. He was on time, professional and very fair in his pricing for the amount of work that needed to be done. I would not hesitate to recommend John and his company for your project. You can count on him to deliver.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,700.00
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Thanks for your review, it's much appreciated.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Restored our deck after another contractor ruined it

John at Empyrean took great care to restore our 2 year old deck after another contractor ruined it by not mixing the sealant can before applying. He provided an accurate and timely quote, showed up on time and tackled the challenge of having to remove the stain which was a tough job to say the least. He had samples to represent different stains on different woods which was helpful too. He reapplied sealant, did a professional job and had a good helpful attitude. Thank you for saving our deck !

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much for your review.

With so many choices of product on the market these days it can be difficult to make a decision. The samples we provide help our customers see what they get.

The complexity in choice is also eliminated by offering only a few products that we have been able to stake our reputation on. Whether oil or water based, transparent or solid, well I work with products that have proven with the test of time.

Staining is also a little more involved than painting. In the wrong hands a project can become a disaster. That's why we'll always recommend leaving it to a competent technician even if a customer decides not to go forward with us.

We're grateful that you chose us and delighted you're happy with the job.

Stella in
Stella in
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Living room, dining room, popcorn ceiling & stairs

We selected John as our painting contractor based on availability, timeline and knowledge. He did his utmost to meet our timelines and expectations. Our job involved a relatively small space, but included a complicated stucco ceiling which turned out to be a bigger job than anticipated, but John ensured it was done thoroughly. He also worked around our flooring contractor, returning to finish off our trim and put an additional coat on the wall by stairs. We are very happy with the work completed and would recommend his services to others.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you for your review Stella.

Indeed that was a pretty gnarly popcorn ceiling. Almost 5 gallons of paint to fill those voids and get consistent coverage.

The stairwell was also a bit tricky but the key was having the right ladders and the right tools to ensure the job was done right and to keep everyone safe.

Thanks also to Benjamin Moore Aura which helped us achieve the results you were looking for.

Gloria in Toronto
Gloria in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence painting

We choose Johnny for our fence staining as he was extremely knowledgeable about painting wood, provided a number of different options, brought over samples plus his price was competitive. Him and his team did an incredible job, quickly and efficiently, with no mess. We are very happy with how the fence turned out! Also appreciated his willingness and quick responsiveness to answer our ques throughout the process and coming back to complete the painting of our front steps. I would high recommend him for painting and have no hesitation using him again for a future job. Thanks Johnny!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,200.00
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Company Response

Thank you Gloria, it was our pleasure working on your project. Happy to help protect your investment while making it look great in the process.

ldiflorio
ldiflorio
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Empyrean painting. Fantastic!!

John and his team were fantastic. They transformed our deck from an old tired looking thing to looking almost new. The attention to detail and professionalism displayed was remarkable. I will use These guys again and I recommend them without hesitation.

Approximate cost of services:
$650.00
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Company Response

Thanks Lou, it was a genuine pleasure and hope you enjoy your revitalized space throughout the summer and beyond!

Brittney
Brittney
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

I decided I was going to reface and paint my kitchen and bathroom cupboards, and realized after day one that it was not a job I could professionally complete in my small space alone. I reached out to John, and I immediately felt relief after our first conversation, as he was very professional and understanding. John took over the the project right away. Working with John was seamless, as he was very confident in how to ensure the job was done right. John took extra care and additional time needed to ensure no corners were cut and everything was done right from start to finish. John went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations on every level. I am still in awe with the outcome. The kitchen cabinets look as if the cabinets themselves have been replaced with custom cabinets. My kitchen and bathroom are completely transformed. Thank you so much John for everything. I will definitely be using John for future projects.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,800.00
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Company Response

Thanks for your wonderful review Brittney.

While many of the projects we take on fall into a particular category and can be addressed to some degree with best practices, there's always something that can use a little extra special attention.

We've found that by tailoring solutions that take into account project variables and constraints as well as our clients' specific needs, we can achieve the outcome you envisioned from the beginning. We remove the mystery and make the process frictionless.

Looking forward to the next project!

-John

Liz in Mississauga
Liz in Mississauga
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Reliable, quality work

John was recommended by my aunt who has been a loyal customer of his for years and I could see why. Needed a lot of work done to a kitchen extension that a previous crooked contractor had done but did not complete. John assessed the state of the room and made recommendations that worked within our budget while not compromising the quality of his work. He gave new life to this room with his attention to detail and was done in a reasonable timeframe. Exceeded our expectations and couldn’t be more happy with his work! Would definitely hire him again for future projects. John is honest, reliable and accommodating. I highly recommend him!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,500.00
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Company Response

Thanks for your support and review Liz,

There certainly were challenges, but the room looks so much bigger and brighter with the modern trim finishes and off-white paint.

Enjoy!

Michael
Michael
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Deck and porch stain

We used John and team to stain our front porch and back deck for our Toronto semi. They did a beautiful job at a fair price. The work was clean, they were able to start fairly quickly it was always easy to get a hold of John for questions. I will absolutely use them again.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,400.00
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Company Response

Thank you Michael,

We appreciate your recommendation and the opportunity to work on your projects.

With so many options to choose from in today's market, we're truly humbled you chose to work with us.

Staining 3 different species of wood in different colour tones and adjacent to one another was an interesting challenge, but with patience, the results look phenomenal.

Thanks for taking the time to post

John

Jerry in Toronto
Jerry in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Thrilled

I found John on Facebook. He came and took a look and refreshed my deck with a thorough cleaning, sanding and then a new coat of stain. Beyond happy with the professionalism and workmanship that he provided.

I just wish i could give him more than 5 stars.

Will definitely hire him again and tell all my friends about him.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,300.00
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Company Response

Hey Jerry,

Thanks a million for your kind review!

We're delighted to hear that you're enjoying results of our efforts.

Knowing that our customers love the work we do keeps us passionate about delivering the best possible results.

We're truly humbled and we're looking forward to our next project together.

Thanks again for your review!

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More about The Goodbrush

The GOODBRUSH Painting Co. helps you Elevate Your Space!

There's a host of challenges in any paint or renovation project. You need a plan with an accurate and honest estimate of your costs and the time to enjoyment. We're here to help you achieve your goal. ​You want to complete your work within your budget and within your schedule. We understand the importance of that and we'll step you through a detailed plan on how to achieve it. And, when we're done, your space will be as neat as when we arrived.

Find out more at EmpyreanPainting.com or call 647-639-6588

Elevate Your Space!

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Paint & Wallpaper Contractors and Handyman Services
WEBSITE
https://thegoodbrush.ca
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque or E-Transfer
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
3 Year Warranty
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