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How to Completely Change your Mood With Paint Color

I was standing in front of the tower of paint swatches at my local hardware store, and I wondered if paint color could completely change your mood. So I decided to do some research. I wanted to find out, do colors affect your mood. If so, how? Do colors have an identical effect or response...
August 13, 2019
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Do I Really Need to Hire a Professional Interior Painter? A Helpful Guide

You've poured over interior design magazines, watched HGTV and explored Pinterest for hours and hours. Finally, you've chosen the perfect paint colors for your home. Now comes the harder decision, do you paint it yourself or do you hire a painting contractor? Interior painting projects are exciting because it is the simplest way to create...
July 16, 2019
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Exterior Color Palettes for Home

Inviting Colors There are so many exciting new exterior color palettes for your home. Do you like white or light colors? Or are you drawn to medium or dark shades? Do you want a bright happy front door? When choosing the right palette make sure to look at: Your roof color Brick or stone color...
May 14, 2019
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Try A New Color This Spring

My crews and I have painted thousands of exterior homes over the 26 years of my career. Frequently we get the remark, “what have I done, I hate that color!” followed by; “what will it cost to paint it a different color?” In these cases, I will show my customer how many gallons it will...
September 5, 2018
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Finding Perfect Interior Painting Colors for Your Bethesda Home

Picking the perfect color for your interior painting can be downright stressful. There are so many factors that go into picking out a color, and it’s hard to distinguish “good” versus “great” when all you have is a tiny paint swatch. Let my experienced interior painters help guide you to the perfect paint color for your Bethesda,...
July 27, 2017
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Four Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Bethesda, MD Families

The word “autumn” probably conjures up thoughts of hot apple cider, candy corn, and pumpkins. Has the word “painting” ever popped up in your fall vocabulary? Probably not. However, it’s time to change that tendency, because even if home painting or exterior painting are on the back burner for the time being, you should be...
June 21, 2017
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4 Reasons To Have Your Wooden Deck Or Fence Professionally Stained

If you are planning to use real wood in any capacity for your home’s outdoor deck or your fence, it is highly recommended that you strongly consider using an exterior wood stain applied by a professional. While this may seem unnecessary to many homeowners, the simple truth of the matter is that there are a...
May 17, 2017
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Interior Painting Safety Tips for Families in Chevy Chase, MD

Fresh interior painting can help a home go from shabby to chic in a very short time, but it can also be harmful, especially to children. At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we strive to ensure our interior painting and exterior painting in Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, and every other location is done with the highest safety measures. We’re happy...
March 20, 2017
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Touch-Up Tips for Interior and Exterior Painting in Chevy Chase, MD

If you have children, pets, or a busy household, you may notice your interior paintinglooks a little worse for wear in some areas. Or, perhaps you see scrapes or small chips on your exterior painting—but the imperfections aren’t large enough for a complete home painting makeover. That’s when touch-up painting is needed, and my expert painters in...
December 20, 2016
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How Long Will Your Paint Job Last?

Planning on painting the exterior or interior of your home or business? It is important to choose the correct paints that not only will look great but last for years. Interior Painting For interior paint jobs, the best paint used to be oil-based paints. These paints lasted the longest for two reasons, durability and that...
November 16, 2016
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