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Looking to get the most out of your home's paint job or just to keep up with its carpentry needs? Then check out our great home tips, and be sure to check back regularly to keep up with our latest tips and tricks.

House Painting Tips for Window Surrounds

While interior window trim doesn’t often make it to the top of the painting to-do list, it’s an extremely important job, as the stains and chips that surround many windows can often make your home appear dingy. With a new coat of paint on your interior window surrounds, the painting and decorating in your home...
October 10, 2014
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Painting and Decorating Tips

Transforming a house into a home is hard work. Too often, homeowners feel overwhelmed at the prospect of turning their living space into a dream space, and it gets pushed to the wayside. If you want your house to feel like home, the painting and decorating is key. Notice the Lighting As you probably know,...
September 9, 2014
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The Benefits of Low VOC and Zero VOC Paints

According to the EPA, indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and is considered one of the top five hazards to our health. Interior paints and finishes contribute greatly to indoor pollution, which is why we, at Benchmark Painting and Carpentry, are one of the most reliable painting companies to fulfill your...
May 5, 2014
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Faux Finishing for Your Kensington, MD Home

If you’re in the mood to transform your Kensington, MD home, you will want to consider faux finishing for your walls by using the ragging method. This creates an illusion of texture on your walls through applying one or more accent colors over a base coat of paint, giving the room a soft, elegant ambiance. Ragging is...
March 27, 2014
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Choosing the Right Colors for Your Kensington, MD Home Office

If you work from home, you know it takes a combination of motivation, discipline, and focus to stay on task. While there are many painting companies in Maryland, Benchmark Painting and Carpentry is aware that different colors are apt to subtly increase or decrease your work productivity. The paint color for your Kensington, MD home office is as important...
February 10, 2014
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Best of Houzz 2013

Houzz is a fresh site that is essentially a Pinterest for Painters, Remodelers and other service industries. It is the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design with over 11 million monthly users. Companies can post photos of their work, as well as create ideabooks with existing pictures on Houzz as ideas of work...
January 19, 2014
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Tips for Touchup Painting Before Holiday Parties

Along with the holiday season comes lots of entertaining. As you begin preparing your home for out-of-town guests, you may notice that the paint on your walls needs a touchup. Perhaps the unsightly dings and scratches you’ve been able to ignore all year are now at the top of your priority list, but you’re not...
June 15, 2013
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How to Weatherproof Your Home

While the current weather for our residents in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is still relatively mild, the cooler temperatures are just around the corner. You may notice that as the thermometer outside drops, your home is a bit chillier than normal. At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, we are a carpentry and painting company that believes it’s...
March 15, 2013
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Choose Paint to Accentuate Rug Color

When trying to combine and balance decorating elements of a room’s décor, the multitude of decisions required to create an attractive space can be exhausting. The coordination of colors and styles may call for the assistance of a design specialist, but many home painters from Kensington, MD have the savvy and daring to take it...
March 13, 2013
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Eliminating Outdated Tile and Textured Walls

When looking to update home décor, painting the interior of your home with modern colors or in popular styles may help, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. For some homes, bringing décor up-to-date requires eliminating outdated materials that are preventing a homeowner’s vision from taking shape. We recently met with homeowners whose desire to update...
February 5, 2013
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