Project profile: The power of paint – from black to white!

Project profile: The power of paint – from black to white!

It might be our job, but we love transforming a space with paint color! Our recent Chantilly, VA project is an excellent example of how paint can change a home’s aesthetic.
The home had a lot of black trim – from baseboards to crown molding and wall trim. We repainted the black (there was a lot of it) to white. That simple change from dark to light lightened the rooms while retaining their elegance.
While it might be tempting to rip out all the dark molding, these savvy homeowners opted for repainting. The result isn’t just beautiful; it’s also stylish because wall moldings are very in style these days.
Chantilly, VA Project Profile:
Here’s an inside look at the extensive work we did in this large home:
      • Entry/Foyer/Stairway/Hallway, repaint: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Wainscoting, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Closet
      • Dining Room: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Wainscoting, Door Frame, Window Frames, Transoms, Columns
      • Living Room: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Door Frame, Window Frames, Transoms, Columns
      • Office: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Transoms
      • Powder Room: Crown Molding, Door/Door Frame
      • Family Room: Coffer Ceiling Molding, Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Transoms, Column
      • Kitchen (w/Breakfast Room): Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Transoms
      • Kitchen Cabinets: Including both sides of doors/drawer fronts and underside of upper cabinets
      • Butler’s Pantry: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Transoms
      • Morning Room: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Transoms
      • Bathroom: Walls, Ceiling, including strip wallpaper and wash down all residual adhesive. Prime walls to properly seal the surface.
      • Scrap Room: Ceiling, Baseboards, Crown Molding, Wainscoting, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames
      • Bedroom and  Bathroom: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Closet
      • Spare Bedroom and Bathroom: Baseboards, Crown Molding, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames, Closet
      • Office: Baseboards,, Doors/Door Frames, Window Frames
      • Guitar Room: Baseboards, Doors/Door Frames
Lastly, all black trim & doors were primed, then painted with two coats. The white trim & doors were painted with one coat of paint matched to the existing color.
Paint Details:
      • Paint – Benjamin Moore
      • Walls – Benjamin Moore Regal Select, Flat, Eggshell
      • Ceilings – Benjamin Moore Superhide or Waterborne Ceiling, Flat
      • Trim/Doors – Benjamin Moore Aura, Pearl Finish
      • Closets – Benjamin Moore Superhide or Waterborne Ceiling, Flat
      • Bathrooms – Use a satin or semi-gloss finish on the walls and ceiling
If you would like us to assess your home painting project, we would be happy to discuss your project! We work across Northern Virginia and have two decades of experience. Please use our online scheduler or call our office.

Awards and Recognition

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