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Last month, we painted a newly constructed home for Mary and Joe, a couple returning from Germany.  After a walk-through assessment and chat with them, we sent our estimate and were looking forward to working with them.    New construction painting is a clean slate for both...

It's that time of year when we talk about color trends for the upcoming year. While color preferences are personal, there are color design trends you should consider - especially if you don't want your home to look outdated. And if you're putting your house...

Participating in the annual Paint It Forward charitable project is something we look forward to every year. Helping a family in our community is important to us, and when it's someone facing serious health challenges, it's especially close to our hearts.   We volunteer our time and...

As 2018 draws to a close, it's a good time to assess what projects you might want or need to line up for 2019. Interior and exterior painting, minor as well as significant repairs, regular maintenance, and general upkeep are all good things you should...

As Northern Virginia painting contractors, we enjoy profiling projects on our blog because it offers a "before and after" glimpse of other homes we've worked on.  If you regularly follow our blog, you'll note that the houses are diverse in size and style and projects...

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...

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