Blog

As we spend more time outdoors in warmer weather, you might wonder if it's time to restate your wood deck. Typically, wood decks require restaining every two-four years. However, several factors could affect the frequency of restaining: Appearance Exposure Wood & Age ...

Have you ever inspected your home's window shutters? If you have, when was the last time? Window shutters, like your home's exterior, should be checked annually. We recommend that while you're inspecting your home for annual wear and tear, you should cast an eye at your shutters...

Our kitchens are the workhorses of our homes. Of all the rooms we spend time in, it probably takes the most abuse from everyday use. From various liquids to grease and even steam, kitchen cabinets, in particular, take a lot of abuse. Keeping them clean...

Should you paint your walls first or install new flooring first? This is a relatively common question, whether you're building a new home or only installing new floors. While an experienced contractors can guide you, here are some facts you should know about whether you...

Self-priming paints (primer and paint in one product) sounds like a tempting product. They are supposed to reduce the need to use both a paint and a primer as separate products, supposedly saving you time. But is self-priming paint a good option? For the DIYer repainting...

It isn't often that we get to contribute to a wedding through our work - even if it's in a roundabout way! When a client was planning a garden wedding for her daughter, she asked us to repaint her garage. With its badly peeling paint,...

Occasionally, a potential client will question the price we've provided in an estimate. We understand that they might have questions, and we are always happy to discuss pricing with them. Several key factors contribute to a contractor's pricing: a contractor's experience reputation for providing...

You'd be surprised what we sometimes find underneath wallpaper. It can hide a lot of problems that aren't obvious until either the wallpaper is removed or the issue rises to the surface. Over the last two decades working with clients across Northern Virginia, we've seen...

Something we find all too often as a painter in Northern Virginia is wood rot. It's also something we would hope not find. The consequences of wood rot can be costly and invasive. Here are some things you should look for in-between having your home's exterior...