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Summer days are fading, and so is your home's exterior paintwork. So when should you schedule an appointment? When is a good time to do exterior painting? Spring, summer, and fall are ideal for exterior painting in the Northern Virginia region. Once the temperatures dip...

If your Northern Virginia home's curb appeal is looking a bit dull or dated, there are a few things that can add value and boost its curb appeal. This can be very important if you're planning on putting your home up for sale. An excellent...

We touched history this summer! This past June, we painted some exterior areas of Robert E. Lee's childhood home in Old Town Alexandria. The extraordinary red-brick home, constructed in 1795, is a registered Virginia landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of...

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...

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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