Manion Decorating Services

Bob Manion, the owner of Manion Decorating, Inc. has been operating in the Elmhurst area for 30 years and is a fourth generation painter and paper hanger. We have a strong reputation for quality workmanship, attention to details, and cleanliness.

Our goal is your complete satisfaction with the quality of our workmanship in all phases of the job. We stand behind all of our work.

Our Painters & Artisans Provide the Following Services:

Interior Painting

Surface protection is the key to protecting the interior of your home. We cover all furniture with drop cloths or plastic; wall units, TV’s, paneling, cabinetry, chandeliers and door openings with plastic; floors with drop cloths; and window treatments are covered or removed.

Prep work is vital and we are very detailed in finding and patching all cracks, nail pops and other surface imperfections. We sand ceilings and walls if needed and all trim-base, door casings and windows are sanded and caulked before painting to create a smooth finish. We remove hardware before painting and clean any paint from glass on widows. All ceiling and brush lines will be exceptionally straight and we vacuum or sweep all floors before moving your furniture back in place.

Exterior Painting

All surfaces to be painted or stained are power washed, scrubbed and rinsed using the proper detergent to remove dirt, tree sap or mold. These detergents will not harm your plants. We protect all plants, shrubs and sidewalks properly; scrape, sand, caulk and prime as the situation dictates; and replace any wood if needed. We paint in a neat and orderly manner, weather permitting when moisture levels are right. We clean up daily, leave no ladders at side of home and practice proper ladder safety procedures.

Faux Painting

Manion Decorating painters have gone through extensive schooling to become true artisans in the field of faux painting. We have over 100 finishes in our portfolio.

Commercial Painting

We are very good at doing commercial work in a neat, orderly and quiet manner, so as not to cause a disturbance in the work area.

Wallpaper Hanging/Removal

Bob Manion became a Certified Paperhanger by the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers. He has hung every type of paper available: pre-pasted, un-pasted, trimmed or untrimmed. All walls are primed to assure good adherence and to protect the surface from damage when the new paper is removed in the future.

All removal is done in a neat fashion, cleaning as we go. Our methods assure the least amount of damage to walls. We are experts at this difficult and tedious part of our work. All paste is washed off the wall and rinsed, patched as needed, and ready for painting or papering.

Wood Restoration

Manion Decorating is capable at patching or replacing any wood, anywhere inside or outside your home.


We can take on any remodeling job, from a small bath to a large kitchen or basement build out. We have great carpenters, plumbers, electricians, floor finishers and tile installers.

Our remodeling services include:

  • Deck refinishing
  • Plaster repair
  • Drywall & taping
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Floor finishing
  • Tile
  • Cabinetry


We use Benjamin Moore Paints and Stains and Cabot’s Stains—the very best in the industry. Benjamin Moore has products for any application and we have a company representative at our disposal to help answer any questions that may arise. When your project is complete, we mark the cans with room, date and formula.

Manion Decorating furnishes all paints, stains, varnishes, masking tape, plastic and anything else needed to do the job.