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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...

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...

What makes a paint job look amateurish? If you've ever tackled a big paint job yourself, instead of hiring professionals, you might know the answer to this question. Painting isn't as easy as it appears to be, and it's one of those things where experience...

Crown and trim molding can do so much for a space. An otherwise plain feature in a room can be transformed into something more elegant, more architecturally appealing. People often think crown molding is used just at the joint of the wall and ceiling, but...

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