Here at Wall Works, we make it easier for you to give your home a complete facelift without worries and hassles.
Our painters will come equipped with their own drop cloths and other protective equipment, but you may still want to move furniture and other items away from the walls. This includes furnishings, painting, photographs, TVs, electrical cords, and other items indoors and lawn furniture, kids’ toys, and cars outdoors. Our painters will also appreciate it if you leave space in your driveway for their vehicles.
Having completed training in lead-safe practices as required under the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, Drew is a certified lead-safe renovator. Under this rule, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
This year, blues and grays are in. Other neutral colors like cream, beige, and light green are also popular, especially among homeowners, and brown is always a good choice for those interested in darker hues. Keep in mind that while it’s fine to get creative, you don’t want your property to clash with its surroundings, so it’s best to stick with tried-and-true favorites for exterior painting.
To help you find a pro who will do the job right, use Checkbook’s ratings of local painters. Until Feb. 10, Checkbook is offering free access to its ratings of area house painters to Washington Post readers via Checkbook.org/WashingtonPost/Painters.
“Peter’s crew was wonderful throughout the painting of our house. They were punctual and efficient with there time, completing the project within a few days (they were also kind enough to take on the job somewhat last minute, and were able to fit us in to their already-busy schedule). The painters were thorough and paid attention to detail, and were always mindful of being neat as well as cleaning up properly.”
As a rule of thumb, closets and nook areas are usually not included in painting quotes unless you request them specifically.
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We just completed our third job with Three Brothers. Their office is professional: appointments and billing are organized and dependable. The work is great – if there are any imperfections, the crew is happy to fix them. The crews are respectful and friendly and the prices are fair for the work. I can’t say enough good things about this company.
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When painting trim adjoining siding, use painter’s tape to mask the siding. Remove the tape as soon as the paint sets-up.
My husband and I want to buy an old house when we stop renting, so these tips will definitely be coming in handy! Krista February 25, 2015
In both bedrooms there were holes knocked in the walls by the door handles (easily avoided with a $1 doorstop.) The holes were too big to patch with just spackle, so I got a couple of hole patches. They are sold near the spackles in your home improvement store. The directions are easy to follow, and they work! After paint, you wouldn’t know there once were big ol’ ugly holes. We used spackle to cover nail holes, minor cracks, and imperfections throughout the house. I tried a lot of different spackles in this house. My favorite one for minor repairs is Fast N Final. It applies easily, dries in a few minutes, and doesn’t require a whole lot of sanding.
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James and his painters were a pleasure to work with and I recommend them without hesitation
If you decide to hire help, have several contractors inspect the job and provide proposals. You’ll probably find huge price differences for the same job. A Checkbook undercover shopper got quotes from nine Washington-area contractors to repaint the walls, ceiling and trim for a living room, dining room, family room, bathroom and kitchen. Including paint and supplies, prices ranged from $2,650 or less to more than $6,500.