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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...

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...

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