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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.

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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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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House Painting Services: Painting Trim and Molding

The housing market in Northern Virginia is starting to turn around, so perhaps you’re thinking of putting your house on the market in Arlington, or simply spruce up for the summer in Alexandria. A simple solution to freshen up any home is to do a little residential painting: particularly in the toughest nooks and crannies....
October 6, 2012
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How to Prepare a Wall Before Painting

Painting a wall seems simple enough, but did you know that you can actually make or break your paint job before the brush ever touches your wall? Preparing a wall properly before painting can prevent a good bit of painter’s remorse on the back end. So how exactly do you ensure that your wall is prepped and...
July 24, 2012
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When is it Safe to Sleep in a Newly Painted Room?

After painting the house interior, it’s imperative to know when you can safely go into the rooms – especially if it’s your bedroom! Odors released by wet paint are give off gases (evaporating) as the paint dries; this is how paint goes from a liquid form to dry form. There are different kinds of paints...
April 15, 2012
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Hiring a Professional Painter

Before you decide to hire the least expensive paint contractors for painting the house in Gaithersburg, MD or McLean, VA, or before choosing to take on the job of residential painting  yourself, consider these points and suggestions, which explain why getting the lowest price may not give you the best value. Health If your home...
August 18, 2011
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The Latest Kitchen Color Trends

As kitchens steadily move toward being the central gathering place in the home, they’re taking on more vibrant and energetic colors. Most kitchens have minimal wall space, so bold color in your home and paint hues in fresh colors can make a statement without overpowering the room. Strong colors can also complement stainless steel appliances...
July 8, 2011
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