STAMFORD, Conn. — Looking to get your house or business painted in one day? It may sound too good to be true, but Jay Gallant, owner of WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, which caters to Southern Fairfield County and all of Westchester County, says it's 100 percent doable.
In fact, his company guarantees it.
His business, which officially launched April 1, 2014, prides itself on getting the job done quickly and efficiently — with no harsh odors or fumes left once the project is complete.
"If you’re worried about your home looking like a construction site, we make sure we're in and out within a day so you don’t have to live with the mess," said Gallant. "Our exceptional systems and big crews of painters are what help us keep this promise in tact."
Gallant, who previously spent 35 years in various corporate management positions across Connecticut -- including a position as treasurer for Carvel Ice Cream, sold his house in Hartford two years ago to take over this franchise. That's how much he believes in it.
Now living in Stamford, he said, "Painting is the cheapest and most impactful home improvement you can do to maintain the value of your home and protect your investment."
As of late, he's been seeing a trend in cooler colors over warmer ones for shared spaces like living rooms, family rooms, and dining areas while bolder colors have been more popular for bedrooms and powder rooms. Gray colors are by far the most requested with Sherwin Williams' Silverpointe and Alabaster being the second most popular ones clients go with.
"Unlike most painting companies, I’m not afraid to have the 'color conversation' with my customers," he said. "I have a full color kit and part of my process is to work with my clients to help them find the right hue for their space."
Even more fun: He's had the opportunity to work on projects in popular home and garden TV shows like "Property Brothers."
All of these experiences, he said, make this relatively new journey quite rewarding.
While building a business is never obstruction free, he said if you enjoy what you’re doing, have a good group of people and exceptional systems supporting you, it’s easy to overcome the challenges.
Said Gallant: "I'm a lot happier these days and running my own business has a lot to do with it.