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New online service helps you find a home painter

EasyPaint painted 11 rooms in the 2015 DC Design House, including the master bedroom designed by Christopher Patrick and the lower level bistro designed by Joanne Fitzgerald. (Courtesy of EasyPaint and Mike Colletta)

Whether you find it tough to choose the right paint color or are frustrated by trying to find a professional painter who can meet your ideal work schedule, a new local tech start-up may have the solution you need.

EasyPaint, a Web site that connects consumers with professional painting services, is one of only two District-based start-ups to compete as a finalist in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Challenge, which took place last month. Tech and paint don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but this company was founded by CEO Marty Cornish and COO Oliver Harriehausen, both former employees at a Sherwin-Williams store. Denis Abrams, the firm’s executive chairman and former CEO of Benjamin Moore, joined the company as executive chairman later.

[How to paint your home with professional results]

To use the service, consumers can go to, answer a few questions, submit photos of the space to be painted and schedule a preferred date and time. An all-inclusive quote arrives within 24 hours. There’s an option to request a color consultation by an interior designer. All certified EasyPaint painters are insured, licensed, background-checked and have at least five years experience.

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