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At some point, every homeowner has wondered how often they should repaint their home's exterior.  There is no simple answer to how often. It depends a great deal on several factors we detail below for you as an experienced painting contractor. How often you need to...

To buy or not to buy! Sometimes clients ask their painting contractor if they should purchase the paint before the start of their project or if they should rely on us to buy it. There are some advantages and disadvantages, either way, so we thought...

School is in session several times a year for us. It’s not all work! To be the best painting contractors we can be for our clients, company founder and president Mike Katounas regularly participates in continuing education, training, and conferences. (Company employees also participate in...

02-26-18 Understanding VOCs and Paint Odor You may, at times, be curious about why paints smell the way they do. Some of our clients have a sensitivity to smell, which can cause nausea or headaches. Even paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) still...

A fairly common question a client will ask is: “What’s included in a paint job?” It’s a great question. While there's usually some difference from one job to another, there is a standard baseline for all our work. For example, preparation and clean-up are a...

If your honey-do list includes painting, hand it over to us! We have the perfect solution. Our Painter for the Day will take care of your one-day painting needs. It’s an affordable, no-fuss opportunity to get some painting done without you ever having to lift...

If purple popsicles were your favorites as a kid, you could feel vindicated at last. Purple, along with other deep colors, has been selected by the influential color institute Pantone as its annual Color of the Year. Why does this matter, you ask? It matters...

It isn't every day that 1) our client is pint-sized; 2) they enthusiastically shout out "holy smokes!" when they see the results of our work. That's just what a thrilled 9-year-old Gavin did when he saw his newly made-over bedroom.  Gavin and his brother, Danny,...

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 requires all workplaces, irrespective of size, to ensure a safe work environment. At Home Works Painting LLC, we take safety and OSHA compliance very seriously - as we should! We believe there is nothing more important to...

It’s not too late to perform some winterizing of your home if you haven’t already! This winter’s fluctuating temperatures could cause damage to a home - not to mention the loss of energy efficiency.  As Northern Virginia professional painters, we can offer a few simple...

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