Interior Painting in Alexandria VA

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Interior painting in Alexandria VA - we do painting so you can enjoy life!
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Klappenberger & Son is your go-to for interior painting in Alexandria VA.

We understand that having trades in your home can be stressful and interrupt your family’s routine.   Therefore we have instituted simple steps to be as unobtrusive as possible.

For example, once we start your project, we will be there every day until it’s finished.  In short, we try to be as unobtrusive and respectful as possible.

 Hi,  my name is Arturo Lacayo; I will be your job estimator and project manager from start to finish.  It’s comforting to know that the person who gave the estimate is also the person who manages the job and does a final walk-through with you.

 Having a large marketing budget has never been my thing.     Last year, 74% of our work was repeat customers and referrals.  And just through reputation, we’ve been able to paint in impressive places such as the Pentagon, Smithsonian, and even the White House. 

Okay, maybe I’m name-dropping, but that was pretty awesome!


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I am the owner of Klappenberger & Son in Alexandria VA. I will be your go-to contact throughout your job. My cell phone number is 202-644-6105.

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Interior Painting Company in Alexandria VA

Interior Painting in Howard County
All of our interior painting jobs in Howard County have clearly written details for both the customer and the head painter.

Consistent 5-Star Reviews Comes From Our Training Program.

The way we do things is not very complicated.  Fortunately, our customers seem to like the little things we do.

For example, when we arrive at the estimate, we have 8.5 x 11 color samples that are trending colors from top national designers.   Our large samples can be taped up a wall so you get a real clear idea of what the color really looks like. Those little swatch samples you get at a paint store are nearly impossible for even the most discerning eye. 

Another thing our customers like is the guys wearing name tags.

The crew leader will review the proposal and have paint samples applied for your approval.

In the end, we have about ten little things we do that we call superior customer services. 

Recent Interior painting in Columbia by Klappenberger & Son

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After picture of interior kitchen cabinets in Howard county being painted by Klappenberger & Son

Interior Painting in Alexandria: 

Oh No, Spackle Dust!

Spackling work is necessary for any interior painting in Alexandria or anywhere else.    Unfortunately, when sanding the spackle, if it is done without a vacuum attachment, the spackle dust carries. 

It is astonishing how few interior painting contractors will use or even own vacuum attachments for sanding spackle.  Spackle dust is light and can carry throughout a house, even into closets.

We avoid this problem by sanding with vacuum attachments.  When appropriately used, they collect about 90% of the dust before it has a chance to land where no one wants it. 

Our interior painting best practices include using a vacuum attachment when sanding and using the most flexible spackles so those cracks don’t come back.

sanding with vacuum attachment
Problems like excessive spackle dust can be avoided by using a vacuum attachment.
Klappenberger & Son Interior Painting Contractor removing wallpaper from bedroom
In addition to painting, Klappenberger & Son painting contractor also removes wallpaper and repairs walls.
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If removing wallpaper becomes too time consuming, you can always just spackle over the seams.
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And finally, you have a beautifully finished, painted wall!

We Have Tested The Paints For You!

Most painting companies have their favorite go-to paint.  Whether it is Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams, there really is no one-size-fits-all.  Therefore, it is important to have a large breadth of knowledge to know which one fits your particular needs.  Moreover, it has been interesting to find that the more expensive paints are not always the best choice.  In addition to these fine paints below, we also do reviews on C2 Cabinet Paint. 

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Our YouTube Channel has reviewed over interior paints for washability, covergae and som nuch more!
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Check out our Fine Paints of Europe reviews.
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See our product reviews on almost all of SW interior paints.
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See our reviews on several PPG paints.
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Check out our reviews of Ben Moore products.

Picking the right paint for your project can be tricky.  However, we have an advantage over other interior painting companies.  We have taken the time to test over 60 different interior paints!  

We test and compare the following:

  • Coverage
  • Workability
  • Washability
  • Durability
  • Self-priming
  • Ability to touch-up

Choosing the Right Color

For about 6 years or so, we were stuck in the light gray spectrum for the most popular interior painting colors.  Fortunately, we are stretching our palettes.

trending colors by SW
Urbane Bronze SW7048 by Sherwin Williams.
Interior Painting new ben Moore color 2021
Aegean Teal 2136-40 by Ben Moore.
PPG Color Trends 2021
Transcend PPG1079-4 by PPG Paints.

Tips for Picking the Right Colors for Interior Painting

Color adds interest to a room.  But the color doesn’t have to come from the paint. 

The picture on the right has its walls painted with neutral color from PPG Transcend.  There needs to be a splash of color added, and the throw pillows provide that beautifully.  

                                   Areas We Service Include:

Whether you live in Arlington or Alexandria,  we are your go-to interior painting contractors of Northern VA.


Loudoun County





Bell Haven


Bottom Line

And finally, I am a firm believer in inspecting what you expect.  Regular visits and a final walkthrough guarantee you will be happy with our work.