Have you ever made a batch of cookies from a “secret family recipe” but they didn’t quite turn out like you remembered? Maybe that original recipe had a few secret tips and tricks you didn’t include in your recreation. But you followed the directions perfectly – so what happened? Experienced chefs know how to tweak a recipe in such a
Category: House Painting Services
Steps to Paint Brick the Right Way
> You’ve decided to take the plunge—you’re painting the brick on the outside of your house. The earthy tones used to be in style at one point, but now you want your house to stand out and really make a statement. Good choice! But painting brick isn’t quite like painting other surfaces. If you want the finished product to look
5 Ways to Break the “Grown-Up” Rules for Painting a Kid’s Room
> 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!
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
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
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