Should I paint or stain? Is there a Difference?

Paint and stain can be similar and do similar things but aren’t the same. Confused? As experienced painting contractors just outside of DC, we’re happy to explain the differences – and similarities – between paint and stain.How are they similar?Both paint and stain have the same job: to protect the surface material. While doing that, paint and stain can both enhance or disguise the look of the surface material.Stains and paints are made of pigments and serve as a medium for those pigments. Modern paints and

5 Priceless Tips for Painting from Professionals

> You turn the TV off after watching several shows on HGTV and the DIY Network, and you feel the urge to tackle a home project on your own. You decide to paint your bedroom—your sacred space. Although few people will get the privilege of seeing your work, you will view it every day, so you want it to look perfect. As you go to start the process, you will soon realize that this project may involve more than you originally thought. Here are some

4 Simple Ways to Create a Timeless Look in the Bathroom

> When you purchased your home, you weren’t in love with the bathroom. Something about it just feels outdated. You want to give it new life and style, but renovations are expensive with about a 70 percent return on your investment. Although you don’t intend to sell your house in the near future, you’re also concerned about making your bathroom look updated for buyers down the road. In many cases, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune and completely rebuild your bathroom to give

Which Comes First: Painting or Renovating?

Ready to tackle a renovation project in your Northern Virginia home? You’ll also need to do some repainting, but you’re not sure which comes first – paint or renovate?You might think painting comes first, but it all depends on the project. What’s being done – and where it’s being done – can influence when you should paint. A reputable painting contractor can help you make that determination. As residential and commercial painting experts in the Northern Virginia area, we want to offer a few examples

How to Paint Your Home in Compliance with HOA

> Are you tired of your home’s exterior paint? You may be interested in adding a fresh coat of paint to improve the look of your property. However, if you live in a neighborhood with a community homeowner’s association, you’ll have to get HOA board approval before starting your project. Unfortunately, getting the green light may not be as easy as you think. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few tips on painting your home while remaining HOA compliant – just keep reading to

Project profile: The power of paint – from black to white!

It might be our job, but we love transforming a space with paint color! Our recent Chantilly, VA project is an excellent example of how paint can change a home’s aesthetic.The home had a lot of black trim – from baseboards to crown molding and wall trim. We repainted the black (there was a lot of it) to white. That simple change from dark to light lightened the rooms while retaining their elegance.While it might be tempting to rip out all the dark molding, these

Why Should You Paint Your House?

Why Should You Paint Your House?

There are many benefits of painting your house. It can help to improve indoor air quality and add curb appeal. Also, it can increase home value and increase the value of your home. Here are some of these benefits: Let’s take a look at a few of them. Here are some tips on why you should paint your house: When painting your house, make sure to use good quality paint. You can purchase one at a low cost or find an affordable one on the

Help! There’s paint on my carpet!

Don’t panic if you spilled paint onto your carpet while doing some touch-up painting! There are a few things you can do to remove the paint. Most importantly, try to remove the paint while it’s still wet. Removing dry paint from carpeting is a bit tougher but not necessarily impossible. The easiest paint to remove is latex because it’s water-soluble. Oil-based is harder to remove, particularly if it’s dried. Latex Paint Scrape off as much of the dried paint as you can. You can use a knife or something

ALL IN July Newsletter: How to Choose a Unifying Color Palette for Your Home

ALL IN July Newsletter: How to Choose a Unifying Color Palette for Your Home

Are you looking to tackle a painting project in your home soon, but can’t quite decide what color to choose? Then the July ALL IN Painting Newsletter has the answers you need! In the second edition of ALL IN News, our centerpiece give future clients tons of tips on picking paint colors for their home, as well as information on Crew Leader Colter Kaneversky, our July employee of the month! In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our social media sites for current project

A Simple Guide to Picking the Right Interior Gloss

> Painting your home can be an overwhelming task. With so many colors and finishes to choose from, deciding on the right one can be headache-inducing. Since each paint sheen has its own practical and decorative job, selecting the best one for each room in your home will require some thought. Luckily, we’ve created a handy dandy guide to help you find the perfect interior paint gloss – after you select a color, of course. Continue reading as we discuss the different types of paint