What You Need to Know about Wall Cracks

As professional painters, we’ve been asked by clients why they have wall cracks. While cracks might look serious, they can be relatively common in new and older homes, including here in Northern Virginia. They are usually caused by normal house settling. However, there are some instances when settling is not the cause and indicate a bigger problem. Causes of Wall Cracks: New homes & lumber: New homes can develop hairline cracks in the drywall as the house settles. New lumber will move slightly as it dries

When is a good time for exterior painting?

Summer days are fading, and so is your home’s exterior paintwork. So when should you schedule an appointment? When is a good time to do exterior painting? Spring, summer, and fall are ideal for exterior painting in the Northern Virginia region. Once the temperatures dip below freezing, it’s time to wait for warmer days. Let’s take a closer look. Timing & Temperatures: If the temperatures creep too high or too low, the paint may not bond properly to the underlying surface. That can lead to

Should You Use A Professional Kitchen Cabinet Painter?

There is an excellent reason that many people hire a kitchen cabinet painter when doing any renovation project. They know that it’s an investment that will make their home more valuable and attractive. Unfortunately, they also know that finding the correct paint for their cabinets will take time and effort. You should keep a few tips in mind when choosing the right kind of paint for your kitchen cabinets. If you’re looking for a good way to remodel your kitchen while you don’t need to completely

5 Ways to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

> Painting a home can do a lot more to it than give it a face lift. Today, many young homeowners are working with smaller budgets, so they can’t invest in renovations like removing walls and heightening ceilings to make rooms look bigger. One cost-effective way to make rooms feel and appear larger than they actually are is to paint the walls. Read on to learn how you can use paint and décor to take a room from feeling cramped to looking expansive. Utilize Paint

Do You Need a Primer Before Painting? It Depends!

High-quality paints are better than ever. Formulas are healthier than ever for air quality, provide better surface coverage, and the colors are more saturated. So does this mean you (or us) can skip using a primer when painting? The answer is: it depends on the project. The Role of a Primer: Primers contain a higher concentration of solids and an adhesive binder to seal the surface and provide a smoother area for paint to adhere. You can think of it as a first or under-layer

Touching History by Painting Robert E. Lee’s Childhood Home

Touching History by Painting Robert E. Lee’s Childhood Home

We touched history this summer! This past June, we painted some exterior areas of Robert E. Lee’s childhood home in Old Town Alexandria. The extraordinary red-brick home, constructed in 1795, is a registered Virginia landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the most famous figures of the last centuries, including George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, have stayed or dined here. It is a private home these days, and the current owners hired us to do some exterior repainting.The Federal-style

Stucco Installers

Stucco installers play a significant role in the beautification of homes, both inside and out. Whether you are buying a new house or preparing to sell your existing home, this aspect is crucial. Your house deserves to be admired from top to bottom, and this can only be realized through stucco repairs. If you are wondering how to identify a good stucco contractor, below are a few guidelines that you should consider. One of the most important aspects of stucco installation is their workmanship. There

How Much Do House Painters Charge?

“How much do house painters charge?” is a common question among homeowners and apartment dwellers. They wonder if they can find the best painters at the lowest prices possible or if they will have to compromise quality to get a cheaper quote. The truth is that, while a low price may seem appealing at first glance, you should not sacrifice quality for a low price. To know how much painters charge, it is necessary to know their rates and how they go about charging their