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Last week, we blogged about the effects of color in part one of our "Let's Talk Color" series. Today, we present part two: questions to discuss during a paint color consultation. We encourage you to consider these four questions and some of your own if...

How do you distinguish one painting contractor from another? There are several ways you can do it, but one reliable measure is to gauge the quality of their tools and equipment. Why? Because a reputable and professional painting contractor invests in high-quality products for their crews to...

Clients often ask us if they can buy the paint instead of us. Sometimes they think they’re saving money. We certainly understand that! Whenever possible, we will do our best to save a client money. However, buying cheaper paint isn't always the way to do...

Where there is wood, warmth, oxygen, and moisture, there is the possibility for wood rot. If you live in Northern Virginia and have wood anywhere in your home, particularly outdoors, you might have wood rot. We recommend you check your home inside and out each...

Transform Your Room With Molding We often extol the virtues of repainting a room to transform its look. However, it’s not the only way to change things up. Moldings, which we also install as painting contractors in Northern Virginia, can add interest and depth to a...

It's not unusual for us to hear from clients asking how frequently they should re-stain their deck. The answer depends mostly on the deck’s exposure to the elements (is it covered?), its age, and even the quality of the previous stain job. Most decks require...

02-26-18 Understanding VOCs and Paint Odor You may, at times, be curious about why paints smell the way they do. Some of our clients have a sensitivity to smell, which can cause nausea or headaches. Even paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) still...

A fairly common question a client will ask is: “What’s included in a paint job?” It’s a great question. While there's usually some difference from one job to another, there is a standard baseline for all our work. For example, preparation and clean-up are a...

It isn't every day that 1) our client is pint-sized; 2) they enthusiastically shout out "holy smokes!" when they see the results of our work. That's just what a thrilled 9-year-old Gavin did when he saw his newly made-over bedroom.  Gavin and his brother, Danny,...

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 requires all workplaces, irrespective of size, to ensure a safe work environment. At Home Works Painting LLC, we take safety and OSHA compliance very seriously - as we should! We believe there is nothing more important to...

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