My Painter provides services to homes in the Northern Virginia area. We provide you with quality services such as interior painting, exterior painting and drywall repair. In each and every service we provide we make sure that we communicate regularly and openly so that we know your wants and needs and so that you know what’s going on. This helps to provide realistic expectations and for each project to be completed on time.
Exterior and Interior painting
Paint Removal & Stripping
Wall covering Installation
Wood Repair & Restoration
Wood Trim Replacement
Shutter Repair & Replacement
Drywall Repair & Replacement
Interior Wood Staining
Deck Staining & Sealing
IPA Wood Refinishing
Wood Door Refinishing
White Wash on Brick
Call MyPainter or submit a request to schedule your appointment. You may be surprised how quickly we respond. We'll schedule your appointment, today.
Our estimator will meet with you to discuss paint options and measure your project. We'll make recommendations and send an estimate within 24 hours.
Working with MyPainter means knowing what we plan to do, when we'll start, daily status reports, and a clear understanding of how long your project will last.
We make it a priority to get an accurate estimate in your hands as fast as possible so you can make an informed decision.
"I am very pleased with the interior paint job from the crew at My Painter. This was a whole-house paint job requiring a lot of patch and prep work. A full crew was in my house for 5 days and they were all very courteous and helpful throughout the whole process. The paint job was top-notch. The final price was as quoted and I think very reasonable. Many thanks!"
There are several ways you can request an estimate appointment for your upcoming painting project. The easiest way is to submit a request through the form on our website, found at the bottom of our homepage or on the contact page. You may also call our office at 571-297-3345 to request an estimate appointment.
If all decision makers are available to be present at the estimate, this is ideal. If this is not feasible, that’s okay too! We understand that our customers have busy work and family schedules. We simply recommend that prior to your estimate, you discuss and agree upon all work to be done in order to avoid delays caused by miscommunication.
Be sure to let us know if there was anything that left you particularly satisfied or unsatisfied with your last paint job. We will always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, and prevent any disruptive or disappointing issues.
Identify your budget! Painting your home or property is an important investment, and we want to earn your business. We can tailor our recommendations and proposals to fit your needs and work within your budget.If you are able to make your color selections ahead of time, great!
If you are undecided on color choices or finishes at the time of your estimate appointment, feel free to prepare any questions you may have about this beforehand, and we will be happy to discuss it with you and help you make the right decision to transform your home exactly the way you want! We also offer COLOR CONSULTING SERVICES. When we schedule your estimate appointment, plan to allow enough time for us to complete our evaluation of your project and go over any questions you may have at that time. We typically complete estimate appointments in under 30 minutes, but if you have a particularly large job or a lot of questions, we want to be sure to address all of your needs and concerns, no matter how long it takes! Our number one priority is to make sure you are satisfied with our work from beginning to end, and we are happy to provide guidance and information throughout the process. Our customers have come to trust our expertise!
Upon completion of our evaluation at your scheduled estimate appointment, we can typically send your written proposal within 24 hours. Proposals for larger jobs may take 2-3 days to complete, but if you are on a tight timeline, just let us know and we will make sure to get your written proposal completed within your deadline. Our hard working team is happy to accommodate our customers’ schedules and deadlines in any way possible.
Absolutely! We realize our clients all have different priorities, budgets and timelines, and we are glad to help however we can to complete your project in a way that best suits your particular needs, whether all at once, or in several project phases. We frequently provide proposals that include a breakdown for completing the scope of work in various phases, or even several different scopes of work so that you may compare costs and make the best decision for exactly which aspects of your project you are ready to pursue.
First, we move all furniture to the center of the room or away from the walls in an area that makes sense for the space.
We also remove any large art or décor items from walls.We then cover all furniture and flooring with drop cloths to protect them from paint spills, spatter or drips.
Next, we begin prepping the walls for paint application by repairing any cracks, holes and nail pops.
When doing a full interior paint job, we begin with the ceilings and trim, and finish with the walls. This allows us to overlap and “cut in” with the paint. Cutting in is a process that results in the cleanest possible lines and eliminates any visible drips.
First, we move any objects (flower pots, garden hoses, patio furniture, tools, toys, etc.) that are adjacent to the work site. This allows for the accessibility of ladders and other large equipment, but it also allows us to keep these objects safe.
Power washing is needed, we do this before we begin the painting process.
After any necessary areas are power washed, we lay drop cloths and plastic where needed.
Next, we begin scraping any loose paint in order to create a smooth surface. Once all areas are cleaned and smoothed, we prime any bare areas.
Finally, we complete the project by painting the exterior surfaces with the recommended number of coats for ultimate protection and durability.
Our crew will do a final clean up to remove all plastic and drop cloths, clean up any drips, and remove all equipment and debris from your home and yard.
For interior jobs, move all small, fragile objects out of the room to a safe location. You may also move any small wall hangings or picture frames ahead of time. For exterior jobs, move any small objects on or near the outside of the home or building.
Our crew will move and cover any large or heavy objects such as furniture, art or large house plants inside, and any patio furniture or large planters/pots outside.
The most important thing our happy customers should do beforehand is to finalize paint color selections in advance. This ensures that we can have the product ordered, mixed and ready to go as soon as your project begins.
Sit back and relax while our capable crew takes care of the rest!
We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. On credit card transactions, a 3.5 processing fee will be added to the final invoice. We do not accept American Express.
Yes, we offer both residential and commercial painting year-round. We can provide exterior and interior painting on all types of buildings, including new construction, single-family homes or multi-family units, apartment complexes, condos, office spaces and more!
We work closely with several local suppliers, most commonly Sherwin-Williams vendors. However, we are always happy to accommodate our customers’ product preferences, and can use whichever brand of paint you prefer. We can also recommend a variety of zero-VOC and low-VOC paints to eliminate fumes and toxicity in your home. We are happy to provide information on the various product lines each brand offers, as well as make recommendations for the best products for every type of project. Different surfaces call for different kinds of paint. Whether your project entails drywall, plaster, wood, vinyl, brick, concrete, metal, etc., we have experience with every type of surface and can help you make the right decision for the best possible adhesion, coverage and protection!
There are several finishes (also often called “sheen”) to choose from. Many popular and high quality product lines offer paint in Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss, and High-gloss finishes.
Flat is easy to touch up and has no sheen, which means it does not reflect light. This finish is therefore good for hiding flaws on your drywall or plaster. However, it is not recommended in rooms with high levels of moisture, mess or traffic, as it is not as easy to wipe clean as the higher sheen finishes.
Matte is a step up from a flat finish. This product is good for creating a more durable paint job than flat paint, without a glossy finish. It will still do a great job camouflaging imperfections in your drywall or plaster.
Eggshell has a medium sheen. This finish is excellent for general living areas and bedrooms in homes with children and/or pets because it wipes clean with ease.
Satin has a slightly higher sheen than eggshell and is more water and stain resistant. For this reason, we highly recommend using paint in a satin finish for kitchens and bathrooms. It is also perfectly suitable for trim, although the gloss finishes are more commonly chosen for trim work.
Semi-gloss is also suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, especially on walls that are smoother and more even with fewer flaws. The high sheen of a gloss finish will make any imperfections more noticeable. However, semi-gloss has excellent water resistance, is durable, and wipes clean extremely easily. Semi-gloss is also a popular and highly recommended choice for painting trim such as baseboards, crown molding, chair rails and wainscoting. Its durability and easy-cleaning also make it a good choice for cabinets.
High-gloss is most commonly used for painting trim or any areas you wish to highlight. Its highly reflective finish provides a glamorous luster, adding a very high-end touch to the appearance of any room. High-gloss paint dries to a smooth, hard finish which is extremely moisture resistant, durable and easy to wipe clean.
No matter which finish you choose, we always recommend using a high quality line of paint, as it will wear better over time. The high quality product lines we offer will resist fading, burnishing, and blistering, and provide you with superior coverage, adhesion and durability.