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At Home Works Painting, we're not just painting contractors. We also provide other services such as carpentry and power washing for our Northern Virginia clients. For example, we can install crown molding, an elegant decorative element that can significantly change the appearance of a space....

One of the most critical steps to exterior painting is preparation. For exterior paint to adhere correctly - and last longer - pressure washing is crucial in the process. In almost all cases, our painting crew will need to pressure wash the exterior of your...

As professional painters, we've been asked by clients why they have wall cracks. While cracks might look serious, they can be relatively common in new and older homes, including here in Northern Virginia. They are usually caused by normal house settling. However, there are some...

Summer days are fading, and so is your home's exterior paintwork. So when should you schedule an appointment? When is a good time to do exterior painting? Spring, summer, and fall are ideal for exterior painting in the Northern Virginia region. Once the temperatures dip...

If your Northern Virginia home's curb appeal is looking a bit dull or dated, there are a few things that can add value and boost its curb appeal. This can be very important if you're planning on putting your home up for sale. An excellent...

High-quality paints are better than ever. Formulas are healthier than ever for air quality, provide better surface coverage, and the colors are more saturated. So does this mean you (or us) can skip using a primer when painting? The answer is: it depends on the...

We touched history this summer! This past June, we painted some exterior areas of Robert E. Lee's childhood home in Old Town Alexandria. The extraordinary red-brick home, constructed in 1795, is a registered Virginia landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of...

As professional painters of almost two decades, we see many painting mistakes made by a previous painter or a homeowner. Here are five of the most common mistakes we see when it comes to painting. You need to know these before picking up a paintbrush...

We're sometimes asked if we can apply just a single coat of paint to an exterior when we're doing a project. It's an understandable question. The answer is relatively straight forward almost always a "no"; we can't - and shouldn't - do just one coat...

Residential painters know how much color can affect perception, including your home's interior and exterior paint colors. With so many houses selling right now with multiple offers at well above the asking price, should you repaint your home before listing it for sale? If you...

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