Interior Painting in Ashburn

Interior Painter in Sunny Isles painting Foyer on ladder
Interior painting in Ashburn – we’ve got you covered!
Interior painting in Severna Park living room with lots of molding
Detailed work such as this interior painting job is right in our wheelhouse!

Are you looking for a contractor for your interior painting in Ashburn?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all you had to do was call three interior painting contractors and have three prices the next day!  Unfortunately, it is still a cowboy industry, and choosing a painting contractor can be like breaking in a bronco.  So, how do you find a good painting contractor for the interior of your home?

Let’s look at the online reviews.

Perfect! That certainly is a great way to gauge the quality of the work, and I highly recommend you doing so. However,  for various reasons, when you call 5-6 contractors, only 2-3 will answer the phone or return your call.  

In addition,  only one or two will take the time to write an estimate.

Exterior and interior painting contractor Jon Knowles with Klappenberger & Son
Gives us a call, and let me show you what we can do!

Interior Painting in Ashburn: The Pricing

Why are the estimates all over the place?  There are several likely reasons, and here are the most common:  

Why Is the Interior Painting Price So High?

  1. They are busy and are trying to gauge you.
  2. They don’t know how to estimate.

Why Is the Interior Painting Price So Low?

  1. The contractor is inexperienced at estimating.
  2. They are not licensed or insured.
  3. They are collecting deposits and moving on to the next job.
  4. Financial pressures.

Klappenberger & Son  Pricing

As an interior painting contractor in Northern VA for over 30 years, we have cataloged the time and costs for our jobs.  Our pricing system is based on square foot pricing, not wild guesses.



What Makes Us a Different Interior Painting Company in Ashburn? 


We apply samples of the colors on the walls to make sure everything is right.  Before opening up a can of paint, we protect the floors and  contents of your home. 

Also, if we are going to be working in your home for more than a day, we will discuss  where would you like us to leave our tools and drop cloths, or whether you would prefer we take everything with us at the end of the day.

Interior painting in reston starts with protecting the floors
Covering doesn’t take long, so nothing goes wrong.

We are different. 

We answer the phone, and we show up promptly for the estimate.

In addition, we promise that in most cases, we can have an estimate in your hands in 24-48 hours.

Interior Painting in Reston starts with protecting contents
If you can’t move the belongings, plastic covers prevent paint from falling on them.


                                  Do You Like Painting Warranties?


Of course, you do.  Peace of mind is a good thing.  We offer interior and exterior painting warranties for almost everything we do.   

  • Kitchen cabinets come with a 5-year warranty.
  • Painting over wallpaper comes with a 10-year warranty. 
  • Interior painting comes with a 10-year warranty. 
  • Exterior painting comes with a 5 or 7-year warranty.
  • All warranties cover chipping, blistering, peeling, and any adhesion problem.  They include all labor and materials when two coats of premium paint are applied.
Klappenberger & So ten years Warranty


Interior Painting in Ashburn: The Difference Is in the Details


There is more to being a premier interior painting contractor in Ashburn than painting straight lines.  Our process starts when we arrive at your home – promptly.   

From the moment we arrive, we listen and then advise the best path to take for your specific interior painting project in Ashburn.

How long will you be living here?  Is washability important?  Do you need our assistance with colors? 

To best serve you for your interior painting project – we need to listen.

Communication Is Everything

On all of our jobs, the estimator, likely the owner, will also be the project manager on the job.  Having the same person who gave you the estimate and understood the nuances of the job leads to fewer delays, mistakes, and frustration. 

Interior painting in Reston owner Jon Knowles of Klappenberger & Son
All of our interior painting jobs in Ashburn have clearly written details for both the customer and the head painter.
Interior painting in Frederick shows man sanding with vacuum attachment
Problems like excessive spackle dust can be avoided by using a vacuum attachment.

Interior Painting in Ashburn:  the Prep Work

Prep work is vitally important to having a beautiful interior painting job, and spackling is part of the process.  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 sand spackle areas with vacuum attachments.  Spackle dust is very light and can carry all throughout a house, even making its way into closets.

We avoid this problem by sanding with vacuum attachments on our sanders, and it collects 95% of the dust before it has a chance to land where no one wants it. 

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



Choosing the Right Paint


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 40 different interior paints!  

We test and compare the following:

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


                          Interior Painting: 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 out of the light grays and whites. 

trending colors form SW
Urbane Bronze SW7048 by Sherwin Williams.
Aegean Teal 2136-40.
Aegean Teal 2136-40 by Ben Moore.
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.