Shareholders do not need to get the Board’s permission to paint their apartment. The Board’s concern is that the painting be done in such a way as to be minimally disruptive to other residents. Work should be done between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
If you hire a contractor to do the painting, the contractor must be insured and must provide a certificate of insurance naming the co-op, the shareholder, and the managing agent as insureds.
Shareholders are responsible to make sure that contractors dispose of materials properly and do no damage to any common areas. Additionally, it is the shareholder’s responsibility to make sure that hallways and public areas are kept clean and free of dust and debris resulting from sanding, plastering, etc.
If you need suggestions on hiring good, inexpensive contractors, talk to the superintendent.