NOVA Painters Tag

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...

You don't have to hand wash or scrub your outdoor surfaces. That's why pressure washers were invented! The results of professional exterior washing can be dramatic and can help extend the life of a surface. But should you pressure, power, or soft wash? And should...

Weather matters when it comes to exterior painting in the Northern Virginia area. We often talk about the seasons and how they relate to our work because we have chilly, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. If you have scheduled a project with us, you...

Are you worried about paying too much for paint services? I think most people would be, as no one wants to over-pay for something. However, like with most things, you get what you pay for - and home services are no different, including painting. We like...

It's that time of year when homeowners head back outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather. It's also when they're surprised to see that their deck stain isn't looking so great. Anyone who hires a professional to stain their deck should know what to expect. The basics...

If you'd like your home to express your personality, you can do it with your front door! It's the heart of your home's curb appeal and an excellent spot to make a public statement. You can be bold and select a bright color like teal...

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