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One or two coats if using a primer and paint product? Clients often assume that if they (or we) use a primer and paint all-in-one product, it automatically means only one coat of paint is needed. That's not necessarily the case. While using a primer does...

Here's a typical scenario: A client decides it's time to touch up their walls due to wear and tear. They dig out some leftover paint in hopes of reusing it and suddenly stop!  They're not sure it's ok to use that paint. Here are some tips...

We saw a lot of rain this fall even if the worst of the 2018 hurricanes spared us in Northern Virginia. However, when there is as much rain as we had these last few months, it can mean interior flooding as was the case with...

What's the main reason you might not be happy with a professional paint job? Typically, it's unmet expectations. So, how do you avoid things going wrong with a painter? Communicate. Communication with your painter is very critical. And it needs to go both ways. As...

If you have a blank wall, paint, and some design ingenuity along with lots of patience, creative skills, and some tools, what can you create?  The answer is a spectacular wall effect of painted wall stripes.  Rather than installing wallpaper, which can be an expensive...

If you have beautiful trim work you want to show off in your home, don't feel that you have to paint the walls a bold color to show off the trim. You have another option: a lighter color with less contrast. Yes, really!Bold Contrast: Typically, our...

Most professional paint jobs will have at least a little bit of leftover paint. When there's leftover paint at the end of one of our projects, we typically label the cans and leave them with the homeowner. That leftover paint can be used later for...

There's an awful lot of brick in Northern Virginia - both inside and outside the many colonials dotting our landscape. We sometimes get calls from clients asking if we think they can paint their own brick. We advise clients to think carefully before they tackle...

Are you thinking of repainting your master bedroom suite? Given that you spend roughly 1/3 of your day in your bedroom, carefully selecting those paint colors is a good idea. Here are some things to consider before you call a painter or pick up a paintbrush: Private...

It isn't often that the "before" pictures of a project are almost as beautiful as the "after" ones. That was the case, however, for an interior paint project we did this summer in Upperville, VA. The large home was nothing short of spectacular. We were...

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