Author: Mike Katounas

Very old colonial houses hold an inherent beauty. When someone entrusts us at Home Works Painting to repaint a building that's almost 100-years old, we feel a certain respect for the house. That was the case when a homeowner hired us to repaint their 82-year...

It's January! Hopefully, you've already winterized your home. But if you haven't, better late than never! Northern Virginia winters bring fluctuating temperatures that could cause damage to a home. Below are a few easy DIY tips you can do yourself to protect your home this...

It can feel overwhelming if you're trying to pick a color scheme for your home's interior. Where should you start? How do you select a color? What about secondary colors? As a Northern Virginia painting contractor, we know choosing a color scheme can feel daunting....

Are you thinking of repainting your home? That's not a small project. If you're doing it yourself, it's an even bigger project. There's moving and covering furniture, protecting floors, prepping walls, making needed repairs, and picking the correct paint - all before you even start...

Selecting a wall color can be tricky. Our experience and expertise as painters in the Northern Virginia area have taught us a lot about color perception related to color selection. So, we thought we'd share our dos and don'ts for accurate color selection to help...

Paint and stain can be similar and do similar things but aren't the same. Confused? As experienced painting contractors just outside of DC, we're happy to explain the differences - and similarities - between paint and stain. How are they similar? Both paint and stain have the...

Ready to tackle a renovation project in your Northern Virginia home? You'll also need to do some repainting, but you're not sure which comes first - paint or renovate? You might think painting comes first, but it all depends on the project. What's being done -...

Don't panic if you spilled paint onto your carpet while doing some touch-up painting! There are a few things you can do to remove the paint. Most importantly, try to remove the paint while it's still wet. Removing dry paint from carpeting is a bit tougher...

A home's exterior can say a lot about who lives in the house. For example, a well-kept front door can say the homeowner cares about their home and its maintenance. This was the case recently on a Vienna, Virginia project. The homeowner hired us to restain...

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