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Many houses in our area have lovely wrought iron railings or details. As beautiful as iron details can be, it does develop rust over time. Regular maintenance can help, but at some point, you will likely need to remove the rust. This can be a...

In the last five or so years, we've painted many whites, grays, and cool blues and greens on the walls of Northern Virginia homes. But we're seeing bright and dark colors splashed across design magazines - meaning these colors are making their way back into...

Do you have some old paint lying around, and wondering if it's still useable? It might be, depending on a few factors. Our expertise as Northern Virginia painting contractors means we can offer some advice. Here's what you need to know to decide if it's time...

Online reviews are important for small businesses for several reasons. Those leaving the reviews might feel like they have nothing to lose (or gain). But for the small business, online comments can matter. As for Home Works, we value each and every review - good...

Painter's tape isn't just for painting! There are some very creative uses for it around the house. You don't have to be a Picasso or even particularly creative to put the tape to some good use. It's a very versatile tape because it's easy to...

We've written about lead paint before, but it's such an important subject, one with health ramifications, that we like to touch upon it regularly. You should never try to remove lead paint yourself, especially if it's compromised in any way and flaking. Removal of lead...

What makes a paint job look amateurish? If you've ever tackled a big paint job yourself, instead of hiring professionals, you might know the answer to this question. Painting isn't as easy as it appears to be, and it's one of those things where experience...

Crown and trim molding can do so much for a space. An otherwise plain feature in a room can be transformed into something more elegant, more architecturally appealing. People often think crown molding is used just at the joint of the wall and ceiling, but...

We recently wrote about how you might be able to keep your business open while we repaint for you. Today, we'd like to discuss updating your commercial space with paint. Your offices should look professional - especially if you see clients there. An outdated office...