Light Carpentry Work

When it comes to painting properties, there are preparations needed to achieve the best results. The goal is to apply a fresh coat of paint. But to do this efficiently, there are important tasks that must be accomplished first, including various repairs.

For instance, if you want to stain or paint your deck but it is damaged, you need to repair or replace the damaged boards before the staining or painting process can begin. The same goes with painting doors, window frames, cabinets, and other surfaces that have damage. 

These repairs and replacements are referred to as light carpentry work, and these are offered by Custom Painting, Inc. Find out more about this below.

What is light carpentry and what is included in it?

What is light carpentry and what is included in it?

Light carpentry refers to any minor repair or installation work for residential and commercial buildings.  At Custom Painting, Inc., we tackle a lot more than just painting projects. We offer many light carpentry jobs, such as:

Repairing or replacing damaged or rotted:

  • Deck boards
  • Drywall
  • Doors
  • Fencing
  • Hardwood floors
  • Plaster wall
  • Siding
  • Stairs
  • Support rails
  • Trim, baseboards, and moldings
  • Window frames

Removal of:

  • Acoustic or “popcorn” ceiling
  • Mold and mildew
  • Paneling
  • Wallpaper


  • Baseboards
  • Crown molding
  • Chair rails
  • Small cabinets
  • Trim


  • Pressure washing
  • Staining and sealing

Why is light carpentry important before painting?

Can you imagine a fresh coat of paint sticking to a surface that’s dirty, damaged, or rotten? Paint won’t stick to such a surface, and it can even ruin your paint job. 

This is why when tackling a home or commercial building improvement project, the order should be light carpentry first before painting, in most cases. That way, the surfaces will come out clean, smooth, and ready for the topcoat. Here are the reasons why light carpentry should be done first before painting:

  • To fix surface issues (cracks, holes, dents, water stains, etc.)
  • To strengthen and protect property
  • To ensure a better paint job
  • To make the space look more finished
  • To enhance the overall look and feel of a space

Why light carpentry is important after painting

While it’s essential to invest in light carpentry prior to painting, there are some situations where painting before light carpentry will prove advantageous in the following ways:

  • To complement your newly painted property
  • To keep certain issues away
  • To ensure durable and long-lasting results

Choose Custom Painting, Inc. for your light carpentry needs

Choose Custom Painting, Inc. for your light carpentry needs

Custom Painting, Inc. has been in the business for over 40 years, mainly providing interior and exterior paint jobs for homes and businesses in Bay Area cities.  In addition to painting, we do a myriad of carpentry jobs that include custom crown molding, pressure washing, wood rot repairs, and acoustic ceiling removal. 

Our skilled and experienced team of painters and carpenters is ready to tackle any job that your home or commercial property might need. Whether you need to make improvements to your kitchen cabinets or quick updates to your conference room, we can do light carpentry work and paint for a stress-free renovation to your space.

Custom Painting, Inc.’s light carpentry services are part of our goal to bring nothing but the best service to our customers. We provide precise, comprehensive, and competitive job estimates with realistic timelines, so there are no hidden charges and other surprises. Having been in the business for over four decades, we have maintained a stellar reputation in and beyond the Bay Area.

Contact Custom Painting, Inc. today and discuss your next light carpentry and paint project. Schedule a free estimate by calling us at 925-294-8062 or filling out a request form.