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Spring home projects

March 20, 2018

Most of us are very familiar with spring cleaning. As the weather gets warmer, we take...

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Winter weather hurts your home

March 5, 2018

We’ve had a particularly chilly winter in the Northern VA area this year. A surprising...

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Choosing the right paint color

February 20, 2018

Painting the interior of our homes is an easy and affordable way to enhance a space and...

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How to make a small space appear bigger

February 5, 2018

One thing ALL homeowners in the Northern VA area know, is that space is a hot and expensive...

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Popcorn ceiling repair or removal

January 22, 2018

Have you walked into a house you loved only to find a stucco popcorn ceiling that throws...

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New year’s projects

January 8, 2018

Happy 2018! It’s a New Year and with the New Year, people are making resolutions...

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How to use crown molding

December 18, 2017

There are several types of materials you can choose from when selecting a crown...

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The history of crown molding

December 4, 2017

Crown Molding is a design trend that you will see everywhere from the latest and greatest...

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4 Reasons to hire a professional painter

November 6, 2017

Painting provides a lot for a house – it helps your home reflect who you are as a person...

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Reasons to paint kitchen cabinets

October 16, 2017

Homeowners often think the easiest way to add value to their home is a kitchen renovation...

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2018 color of the year

October 2, 2017

At Color Expressions Painting, one of our favorite times of the year is when the color...

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Making a statement: accent walls

September 18, 2017

A fun way to jazz up a room without repainting it or wallpapering it, is to create an accent wall....

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Adding value through exterior painting

August 14, 2017

People preparing to sell their house might wrongly assume that getting a kitchen renovation...

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Choosing an exterior paint color

September 1, 2017

In our last blog, we covered the value of painting the exterior of your house...

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Happy new year!

April 24, 2017

We at Color Expressions want to express our gratitude to you, our loyal customers,...

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2012 capital home & garden show

April 24, 2017

You’re Invited! Love is in the air and Spring is just around the corner!

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Paint quality vs. price

April 24, 2017

One of the frustrations we face as professionals is being underbid by competitors...

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Touch up or full repaint

April 24, 2017

We get many requests to just “touch up” a wall instead of doing...

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Cold weather & a home show!

April 24, 2017

In addition to interior and exterior painting and finish carpentry,...

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Colors for 2013!

April 24, 2017

Although Pantone recently proclaimed Emerald its gem of 2013,...

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What is the value of your warranty on a paint job?

April 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the value of a warranty is on a paint job?...

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Your invitation: barn dance benefit!

April 24, 2017

Mrs. Hassan has 8 children and has been fighting cancer for the last 4 years...

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How does weather effect your painting or staining project?

April 24, 2017

Exterior home painting/staining is susceptible to a host of conditions that are...

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Spring color palette

April 2, 2018

With a new season, comes a new set of trending colors. Spring itself is such...

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Connecting rooms with color

April 18, 2018

Who doesn’t love a house that is filled with timeless decorations and fun paint colors?...

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Prepare your deck for summer

May 1, 2018

Spring is here, and warm temperatures are starting to finally hit Northern VA...

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Different deck stain options

May 21, 2018

In our last post, we talked about the process of staining your deck and how...

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All about cedar siding

June 4, 2018

As we approach the summer months in Northern VA, it’s time to tackle...

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The pros of composite board decking

June 18, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to start using your deck again. In Northern VA...

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7 Advantages of epoxy flooring

July 3, 2018

One of the many services we offer at Color Expressions Painting is installing...

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Exterior restoration for your commercial building

July 17, 2018

Summer is officially here in Northern VA and that means summer vacation! Kids...

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Hiring a professional painter

August 6, 2018

I’ve lived in Northern VA for a long time and am finally ready to update my...

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Adding decorative specialty backsplash

August 20, 2018

Do you have backsplash in your kitchen? If not, have you thought about incorporating...

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3 Reasons to paint your exterior in september

September 4, 2018

September is here which means fall is right around the corner! This is the perfect...

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5 Signs it's time to paint your house

September 18, 2018

As we mentioned in our last post, summer is the perfect time to tackle some...

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Rainy day painting projects

October 2, 2018

Is the rain done yet? In Northern VA, we have been on the receiving side of...

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Starting the remodel process

October 16, 2018

One of the things that we love doing at Color Expressions Painting is consulting...

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Trending colors: Bathroom

November 5, 2018

A client recently came to us with a question on updating their bathroom....

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2019 Color of the year

November 19, 2018

It is that time again! All the major paint companies are releasing their choices...

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Decorative painting in commercial spaces

December 5, 2018

Who says you can only get creative and decorative in residential spaces?...

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Interior painting for your Northern VA property

December 19, 2018

Winter has arrived in Northern Virginia. Winter is the perfect time to evaluate...

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Hire color expressions painting for commercial work

January 10, 2019

Building and property managers deal with all sorts of things on a daily basis...

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Increase your commercial property value

January 24, 2019

We had some exciting news a few months ago about our area: Amazon is...

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3 Reasons to paint your brick house

June 18, 2019

If you spend any time on the Internet, you may remember the biggest blogger...

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A valentine's day room refresh

February 14, 2019

Happy February! February is a strange month. It is getting closer to spring,...

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Creating a warm office enviroment

February 20, 2019

Northern VA is littered with businesses – big and small. This is truly the area...

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Updating your Northern VA apartment complex

March 7, 2019

Spring is here, hopefully. The weather is finally changing, for the better, and...

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Spruce up your house this spring

March 21, 2019

Spring is almost here! Hopefully. We can’t wait to see consistent spring weather...

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Exterior wood rot replacement

April 8, 2019

In our last blog post, we talked about two really unique ways to upgrade the...

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Update your exterior: Siding options

April 22, 2019

Happy Spring! Northern VA is finally out of the dark and long winter months...

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Custom mahogany decks in Northern VA

May 8, 2019

Spring is finally here, and summer is close behind! In Northern VA, we are...

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Why build a mahogany deck?

May 21, 2019

Warm temperatures are here to stay in Northern Virginia, and they bring green...

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The power of power washing and a fresh paint of coat

June 7, 2019

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: winter can be brutal to your exterior...

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When to paint your home's exterior

In Northern VA, our neighborhoods rely on good curb appeal and visually pleasing houses. This helps not only the overall aesthetic

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Painting apartment & condo complexes in Northern VA

July 20, 2019

Spring and Summer are the best times to tackle exterior work. In Northern VA,...

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Affordable new house painting in Northern VA

August 15, 2019

It is the end of the summer and in the Northern VA area, the housing market...

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Changing to a composite deck

August 22, 2019

Color Expressions Painting recently had a customer email us with the following question...

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Affordable kichen upgrades

September 2, 2019

Whether you are looking to sell your home or are unhappy with some of the spaces...

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Fun fall exterior updates

September 17, 2019

While it may not feel like it (thanks Northern VA summer temperatures!) fall is...

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Three painting projects with high ROI

October 3, 2019

Fall is the perfect season to start tackling some outdoor painting projects that...

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Best fall painting projects

October 22, 2019

While it may not feel like it, thanks to the Northern VA heat, fall has arrived...

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3 Colors to step up your learning

November 7, 2019

At Color Expressions Painting, we love diving deeper into the meaning behind...

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3 Easy home office upgrades

November 20, 2019

In our last post we talked about three colors that can be used to up your learning...

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Creating texture with crown molding

December 3, 2019

December is here, which means that Northern VA is starting the dreaded winter...

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3 Reasons to paint your house before selling

December 18, 2019

As the new year approaches, it is time to think about goals for 2021. For some...

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Easy fireplace makeover

January 1, 2020

Happy 2020 Color Expressions Painting blog readers! It is hard to believe that...

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3 Reasons to hire CEP to prepare your nursery

January 15, 2020

Now that we are settling into the new year, we are sure that some of you have...

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Hiring painters for your Northern VA new construction

January 18, 2020

In Northern VA, new homes are popping up all over the place. And not just house...

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Valentine's day painting presents

February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is almost here. While not everyone loves the commercial holiday...

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The best spring painting project for your house

March 3, 2020

This time of year, we all start to think about spring cleaning. Normally, this type of...

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Northern VA winter weather damage repair

March 18, 2020

We have been lucky this year in Northern VA with a mild winter. We’ve had snow...

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Do I have wood rot?

April 15, 2020

Happy April! Now that warm weather is around more consistently, we are starting to use...

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Replacing wood rot

May 15, 2020

In our last blog post [Do I have wood rot?], we talked about how you figure out if you have wood rot...

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