Interior Painting in Fairfax VA

Interior Painting in Mclean VA
Interior Painting In Fairfax and all throughout Northern VA.
Interior Painting contractor Klappenberger & Son painted this amazing living room
Detailed work such as this interior painting job is right in our wheelhouse!

Are you looking for a contractor for your interior painting in Fairfax?  If so, you probably have discovered that it is not as easy picking up the phone and making a few phone calls.  

Check the Reviews

Absolutely!  Take a look at the reviews before you start calling,  but on average only three of the five people you call will answer the phone.  Furthermore, only one or two of those will give you an estimate.  

Why are the prices all over the place?  Many reasons.  Here are the most common:  

Why Is the Interior Painting Price So Low?

  1. They don’t know how to estimate.
  2. Chuck and a truck are neither licensed nor insured.
  3. Perhaps they just want your deposit, and will never start or perhaps finish the job.
  4. They are desperate.

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.
Interior Painting in Mclean Franchisee Jon Knoweles

Our Pricing

Klappenberger & Son tracks the amount of time it takes to paint homes and has arrived at accurate formulas when including our best practices.  In other words, our prices are an accurate reflection on how long the job will actually take and not WAGS (wild-ass guesses). 

Interior Painting Company in Fairfax: The Differentiator

First, before opening up a can of paint, we protect the floors and contents of your home using quality plastic (not that flimsy plastic that can easily be torn or moved about).

Secondly, we apply the paint colors to the right rooms to make sure everything is right.  

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.

prep work (2)
Covering doesn't take long so fewer things can go wrong.

Right From the Start You Will Notice a Difference

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 contractor Klappenberger & Son protects contents with plastic

Do You Like Painting Warranties?

5 year warranty by Klappenberger & Son

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.  Our warranties also include all labor and materials when two coats of premium paint are applied.
Klappenberger & Son 10 Year Warranty

Interior Painting in Fairfax: The Difference Is in the Details

There is more to being a premier interior painting contractor in Fairfax 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, Fairfax.

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. 

Klappenberger & Son Franchisee Jon Knowles northern VA Painting Contractor
All of our interior painting jobs in Fairfax have clearly written details for both the customer and the head painter.
Interior painting contractor sand ceiling with a vacuum attachment
Problems like excessive spackle dust can be avoided by using a vacuum attachment.

Interior Painting in Fairfax:  the Prep Work

Prep work is vitally important to have a beautiful interior paint 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.

Klappenberger & Son Interior Painting Contractor removing wallpaper from bedroom
In addition to painting, Klappenberger & Son painting contractor also removes wallpaper and repairs walls.
Klappenberger & Son spackling over wallpaper
If removing wallpaper becomes too time consuming, you can always just spackle over the seams.
finished look of painting over wallpaper
And finally, you have a beautifully finished, painted wall!

What's the Best Paint for Your Home?

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. 

Fine Paints Of Europe Logo
Check out our Fine Paints of Europe reviews.
SW logo
See our product reviews on almost all of SW interior paints.
PPG Logo
See our reviews on several PPG paints.
Ben Moore Logo
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 40 different interior paints!  

We test and compare the following:

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

2021 Interior Painting Color Trends

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.

PPG Color Trends 2021
"Be Well" By PPG.
Interior Painting new ben Moore color 2021
Aegean Teal 2136-40 by Ben Moore.
trending colors by SW
Urbane Bronze SW7048 by Sherwin Williams.

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.