Interior Painting in Reston

Interior Painting Contractor Klappenberger & Son Painting the interior of a home
Interior painting in Reston - we've got you covered!
Interior painting in Fairfax
We can help guide you to pick the right paints for your specific needs.

We all know that there are a lot of things that you would rather do in Fairfax than paint your home.  I searched “things to do in Fairfax,”  and interior painting was not on the list.  

Why Chose Klappenberger & Son Your Interior Painting

Finding the right contractor for your interior painting in Reston is not as easy as a quick search on the net.

Thank God for reviews; that certainly helps weed out a few horrible ones, but it’s still not as simple as looking for a few good reviews. 

The painting industry is different.  For example, call 5 pizza places, and you can get five delicious pizzas at your door in 30 minutes.  Call 5 painting contractors with good reviews, and you might get 1-3 who answer the phone or call you back.   

It’s a weird industry and frustrating for consumers.  

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.

Gives us a call, and let me show what we can do for you!

What Makes Us a Different Interior Painting Company in Reston? 

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

Interior painting in Fairfax starts with protecting the floors
Covering doesn't take long, and it reduces what can go wrong.

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.

Covering contents prior to painting
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A Painting Contractor With Warranties!

5 year warranty by Klappenberger & Son

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

Interior Painting in Reston: The Difference Is in the Details

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

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. 

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All of our interior painting jobs in Reston have clearly written details for both the customer and the head painter
Sanding with a vacuum attachment by Klappenberger & Son
Problems like excessive spackle dust can be avoided by using a vacuum attachment.

Interior Painting in Reston:  the Prep Work

Prep work is vitally important to have a proper 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.

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: 2022 Trending Colors


For about 6 years or so, we were stuck in the light gray spectrum for the most popular interior painting colors.  Fortunately, we are expanding our colors beyond whites and grays.

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

Interior painters in Fairfax VA can also help with color consultation

Color adds interest to a room.  Even going a shade or two darker can have a significant effect on your walls.  

When we come to give you an estimate, we bring large 8.5 x 11 samples 2022 trending colors.  These large samples take the guesswork that typical small pieces can create.  

Inspiration colors – what colors do you have in the room that you like?  Take your living room, for example.  Is there a color in any art piece or throw pillow that inspires you?  

I’ve painted my walls trim, and ceiling colors from a single piece of art, and the room looked terrific. 

Tip: if you paint your walls a deep color, paint the trim an off-white instead of pure white.  The transition between the trim and the walls looks less stark.