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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.

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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Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Kensington, MD Home

Welcome to 2013, where chalkboard paint is taking up residence inside many Kensington, MD homes…and all over the United States. Gone are the days in which chalkboards were resigned to dusty old classrooms with tricky arithmetic problems. Home painters now have the ability to turn plain walls into functional and eye-catching masterpieces, and at Benchmark Painting and Carpentry,...
December 15, 2013
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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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Detail Attention Creates Good First Impression

You’ve worked hard to create a beautifully decorated home even Martha Stewart would commend. Your guests admire the close attention you’ve paid to wall color and all aspects of interior decorating, but don’t forget the importance of first impressions. As guests arrive, what do they view as they walk to the door? The exterior of a southern-facing...
December 15, 2012
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How to Remove Wallpaper

It was so lovely in the ‘80s wasn’t it? And now you’re stuck with that pastel flowery paper in your upstairs bathroom, and it’s peeling and tearing and driving you crazy. Don’t let wallpaper removal intimidate you. With these tips, anyone can attack that pesky paper. Just think of the feeling of victory you’ll have...
May 15, 2012
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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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