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You should know several things about professional estimates for a painting project, including the best way to obtain, evaluate, and compare estimates. Most importantly, never get an estimate over the phone. Never work with an uninsured, unlicensed contractor. Here are four other things you should know: ...

As a Northern Virginia paint contractor, we get a fair number of inquiries about repainting kitchen cabinets. According to Zillow.com and HGTV.com, repainting your kitchen cabinets as part of enhancing your kitchen can increase your home's value. Given how much time most of us spend in our kitchens,...

Of all our painting projects here in Northern Virginia, our annual Paint It Forward project is the most rewarding. This year we once again collaborated with the Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation to do a pro bono paint job for a deserving individual or family who has been...

In a world of bland, why not go bold? The design world is starting to see hints of bold colors inserted into the gray and white palettes that have been so popular. However, you don't have to go all-in with bright colors. We suggest you...

As a Northern Virginia painter, we use three ways to apply paint: brush, paint roller, or paint sprayer. On most projects, we use all three methods. Other times, only one is necessary. So, what's the difference and is one better than the other? While we have...

Ancient decorative painting: The history of decoratively painting human dwellings is ancient, dating back to our ancient ancestors. They used items readily available to them like sticks, palm leaves, bones, and even wood shavings to depict what mattered most to them. Much later, the ancient Egyptians...

A freshly painted room can be beautiful, but the odor from fresh paint can be unhealthy. Most paint brands today contain volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs can negatively impact your home's indoor air quality causing respiratory and other health issues. While VOC gasses typically evaporate...

Every so often, we need to revive wood trim by removing several layers of old paint. When you paint and repaint enough times, a trim's original appearance begins to lose its details and contours, detracting from its original beauty and craftsmanship. To restore the trim, we...

Price matching is a topic that comes up occasionally. Do we match a competitor's estimate? It's typically a potential client asking, but it also comes up once in a while from a past client. The short answer is that we do not match competitor's pricing,...

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