> Do you like to read magazine articles and blog posts about the rules that interior designers follow? Perhaps you’ve modeled certain rooms in your house off what you’ve found on Pinterest or in Better Homes and Gardens, complete with the designer’s recommendations for paint colors. But there’s one area of your house where the rules don’t apply—your child’s room!
Month: October 2021
Make a Room Stand Out with an Accent Wall!
Want to spice up a room? Add an accent wall! As professional painting contractors, we fully appreciate their value. A wall painted in a contrasting color to the other walls is an excellent way to add interest or highlight a feature, such as a fireplace or a view. And accent walls are more popular than ever! Here are our expert
How the Weather Impacts Exterior Painting
> One day, it’s sunny and warm. The next, it’s stormy and frigidly cold—or maybe even snowing. Mother Nature seems to be going crazy and can’t decide which season it is. Needless to say, you can find it difficult to make plans. But if you’re planning to paint the outside of your home, the weather can be especially important to
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Painting Your House
> While taking on the project of painting your house sounds like it’s all fun and games, there’s a lot of preparation and planning that goes into this task in order to make sure your results turn out just the way you want them to. If you’ve never painted your home before, read on to learn three common mistakes that
More Than Color: 5 Paint Finishes and When to Use Them
> After looking at the walls of color swatches and trying out a few options on your wall, you’ve found the perfect paint color for your living room. You’re all set to get painting, right? Wait! You still have an important decision ahead of you—picking the finish. But how does the finish really affect the quality of the paint job?
How Many Paint Coats Do You Need For Your Exteriors?
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 of paint. If you’re wondering why we should do two coats when one coat might
Want to sell your home? Consider neutral paint colors
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 want to appeal to more buyers and maximize your home’s appeal and selling potential, its
Is removing rust from wrought iron a DIY project?
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 time-consuming and painstaking process sometimes left for a professional painter.Here’s a short outline of what
How to use bold or dark colors in your home
In the last five or so years, we’ve painted many whites, grays, and cool blues and greens on the walls of Northern Virginia homes. But we’re seeing bright and dark colors splashed across design magazines – meaning these colors are making their way back into homes, both here and abroad. Below are our tips on how to introduce these bolder
Can I use old leftover paint?
Do you have some old paint lying around, and wondering if it’s still useable? It might be, depending on a few factors. Our expertise as Northern Virginia painting contractors means we can offer some advice.Here’s what you need to know to decide if it’s time to toss (responsibly) your old paint.Open or unopened?If the paint can was never opened, it