"We used MyPainter for painting our entire first floor and are thrilled with the results! Harrison is easy-going, thoughtful, attentive to detail and committed to customer satisfaction. We love the look of our rooms and will certainly have him back again when the time comes. As a testament to his great work, several of my neighbors have already called on him."

Alison D.

Arlington, Virginia

"Great experience with the MyPainter team. They repaired the rotted trim on our sunroom,  painted the entire exterior and sanded/stained our entryway door. Excellent attention to detail and have a staff large enough to execute on a large project like ours quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend."

Matt Granger

Arlington, Virginia

"Hands down this was the best experience with painters I’ve ever had. Harrison, Ted, and the entire crew were communicative, prompt, reasonable, thorough, and clean. And the quality is top notch. I highly recommend MyPainter and will use them again in a heartbeat."

"The MyPainter team was extremely responsive in providing a quote and completing my paint job quickly and at a very reasonable price. They did a great job in repairing window frames, fixing the many cracks from settling of my old house, painting my bedroom and and ceiling, giving it a final touch up and cleaning up. Will definitely use them again and highly recommend them."

Nicole N.

Arlington, United States

"We had My Painter repaint interior basement.  The staff were professional and easy to work with, and kept us in the loop as the project progressed. The crew who did the work were also great and professional."

Chris Langford

Arlington, Virginia

"I have now used this company several times. They are delightful to work with and diligent about quality. Shortly after having exterior painting done by them I also had some roofing. The roofers did some damage to the paint which MyPainter cheerfully repaired. On that visit they also observed a damaged board which they had missed earlier and made yet another trip to replace that."

I needed repair and paint work on my townhouse exterior trim and obtained price quotes from 3 different contractors. I decided to go with MyPainter based on Harrison's proposal which clearly outlined the scope of work and was very reasonably priced. Ted and his crew did an outstanding job in executing the work. I highly recommend My Painter and will definitely hire them again.


Arlington, Virginia

"I strongly recommend Harrison and his company for any paint job you have. His people are very knowledgeable, efficient, and courteous. Work was done on time and all work areas were cleaner than when they started. They are truly perfectionists in what they do."

Mary Alice H.

Falls Church, VA

"We went with them following recommendation from Florence Jones (wonderful Arlington color consultant). Needed somebody who could handle extensive carpentry work in addition to whole house exterior painting."

"Incredible crew and service! Fixed drywall and four different painting issues with our house (interior and exterior).Personalized with attention to detail. Harrison made sure we were satisfied and went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied. Even to the point of adding more time to their already late day. Did not leave until job was perfect. These guys care and will do the job right...first time. Even acknowledged that if I had problems with anything to give him a call and he would fix. Outstanding!!"

B C.

Arlington, Virginia

"MyPainter did an incredible job on my kitchen, living room, dining room, and family room. Harrison's color consultant helped me pick just the right colors for each room. Harrison and his team were courteous and professional, and completed the project in a timely manner. They paid great attention to detail and the colors flow seamlessly from room to room. I would highly recommend MyPainter to anyone who needs any type of paint service, they were a joy to work with!"

Caroline K.

Arlington, Virginia

"Painted 5 rooms in one day (included 2-3 coats per room) versus an estimated 3 days from another company. Also 25% cheaper than the other estimate. Harrison was extremely responsive and helpful. We are very pleased with the work and would definitely use them again."

"Painted 5 rooms in one day (included 2-3 coats per room) versus an estimated 3 days from another company. Also 25% cheaper than the other estimate. Harrison was extremely responsive and helpful. We are very pleased with the work and would definitely use them again."


Arlington, Virginia

"We used MyPainter for exterior painting and power washing. Harrison lives in our neighborhood and we have passed their vans many times while walking our dog. After reading all the positive reviews, we contacted him for a quote. He was extremely responsive and the price was competitive. He worked with us on a tight schedule and completed the work very quickly and professionally. All in all, a great experience!"


Arlington, Virginia

"We used My Painter for several interior rooms, including spaces where our plaster walls were pretty badly cracked and damaged. We were so pleased with the quality of work and the whole team was great to work with. When we first moved into our house we went with painters who were a bit less expensive, and you can really tell the difference. We're doing some exterior work with MyPainter soon, and will definitely be calling them in the future for any additional needs!"

"Painted 5 rooms in one day (included 2-3 coats per room) versus an estimated 3 days from another company. Also 25% cheaper than the other estimate. Harrison was extremely responsive and helpful. We are very pleased with the work and would definitely use them again."


Arlington, Virginia

"The cost was a little on the high side, but we had a great experience with interior repainting for a home we just purchased. MyPainter was able to fit us in despite our tight schedule, and did an awesome job. Highly recommend."


Arlington, Virginia


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Frequently asked questions


How do I request an estimate?

There are several ways you can request an estimate appointment for your upcoming painting project. The easiest way is to submit a request through the form on our website, found at the bottom of our homepage or on the contact page. You may also call our office at 571-297-3345 to request an estimate appointment.


How should I prepare for my estimate appointment?

If all decision makers are available to be present at the estimate, this is ideal. If this is not feasible, that’s okay too! We understand that our customers have busy work and family schedules. We simply recommend that prior to your estimate, you discuss and agree upon all work to be done in order to avoid delays caused by miscommunication.

Be sure to let us know if there was anything that left you particularly satisfied or unsatisfied with your last paint job. We will always strive to meet and exceed your expectations, and prevent any disruptive or disappointing issues.

Identify your budget! Painting your home or property is an important investment, and we want to earn your business. We can tailor our recommendations and proposals to fit your needs and work within your budget.If you are able to make your color selections ahead of time, great!

If you are undecided on color choices or finishes at the time of your estimate appointment, feel free to prepare any questions you may have about this beforehand, and we will be happy to discuss it with you and help you make the right decision to transform your home exactly the way you want! We also offer COLOR CONSULTING SERVICES. When we schedule your estimate appointment, plan to allow enough time for us to complete our evaluation of your project and go over any questions you may have at that time. We typically complete estimate appointments in under 30 minutes, but if you have a particularly large job or a lot of questions, we want to be sure to address all of your needs and concerns, no matter how long it takes! Our number one priority is to make sure you are satisfied with our work from beginning to end, and we are happy to provide guidance and information throughout the process. Our customers have come to trust our expertise!


When should I expect to receive the written proposal after my estimate appointment?

Upon completion of our evaluation at your scheduled estimate appointment, we can typically send your written proposal within 24 hours. Proposals for larger jobs may take 2-3 days to complete, but if you are on a tight timeline, just let us know and we will make sure to get your written proposal completed within your deadline. Our hard working team is happy to accommodate our customers’ schedules and deadlines in any way possible.


Can you separate the proposal into different line items, sections or project phases?

Absolutely! We realize our clients all have different priorities, budgets and timelines, and we are glad to help however we can to complete your project in a way that best suits your particular needs, whether all at once, or in several project phases. We frequently provide proposals that include a breakdown for completing the scope of work in various phases, or even several different scopes of work so that you may compare costs and make the best decision for exactly which aspects of your project you are ready to pursue.


What is the My Painter process for interior painting projects?

First, we move all furniture to the center of the room or away from the walls in an area that makes sense for the space.

We also remove any large art or décor items from walls.We then cover all furniture and flooring with drop cloths to protect them from paint spills, spatter or drips.

Next, we begin prepping the walls for paint application by repairing any cracks, holes and nail pops.

When doing a full interior paint job, we begin with the ceilings and trim, and finish with the walls. This allows us to overlap and “cut in” with the paint. Cutting in is a process that results in the cleanest possible lines and eliminates any visible drips.


What is the My Painter process for exterior painting projects?

First, we move any objects (flower pots, garden hoses, patio furniture, tools, toys, etc.) that are adjacent to the work site. This allows for the accessibility of ladders and other large equipment, but it also allows us to keep these objects safe.

Power washing is needed, we do this before we begin the painting process.

After any necessary areas are power washed, we lay drop cloths and plastic where needed.

Next, we begin scraping any loose paint in order to create a smooth surface. Once all areas are cleaned and smoothed, we prime any bare areas.

Finally, we complete the project by painting the exterior surfaces with the recommended number of coats for ultimate protection and durability.

Our crew will do a final clean up to remove all plastic and drop cloths, clean up any drips, and remove all equipment and debris from your home and yard.


What prep do I need to complete before the crew arrives?

For interior jobs, move all small, fragile objects out of the room to a safe location. You may also move any small wall hangings or picture frames ahead of time. For exterior jobs, move any small objects on or near the outside of the home or building.

Our crew will move and cover any large or heavy objects such as furniture, art or large house plants inside, and any patio furniture or large planters/pots outside.

The most important thing our happy customers should do beforehand is to finalize paint color selections in advance. This ensures that we can have the product ordered, mixed and ready to go as soon as your project begins.

Sit back and relax while our capable crew takes care of the rest!


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. On credit card transactions, a 3.5 processing fee will be added to the final invoice. We do not accept American Express.


Do you offer both residential and commercial painting services?

Yes, we offer both residential and commercial painting year-round. We can provide exterior and interior painting on all types of buildings, including new construction, single-family homes or multi-family units, apartment complexes, condos, office spaces and more!


What products does My Painter typically use or recommend?

We work closely with several local suppliers, most commonly Sherwin-Williams vendors. However, we are always happy to accommodate our customers’ product preferences, and can use whichever brand of paint you prefer. We can also recommend a variety of zero-VOC and low-VOC paints to eliminate fumes and toxicity in your home. We are happy to provide information on the various product lines each brand offers, as well as make recommendations for the best products for every type of project. Different surfaces call for different kinds of paint. Whether your project entails drywall, plaster, wood, vinyl, brick, concrete, metal, etc., we have experience with every type of surface and can help you make the right decision for the best possible adhesion, coverage and protection!


What sheen/finish should I choose for my project?

There are several finishes (also often called “sheen”) to choose from. Many popular and high quality product lines offer paint in Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss, and High-gloss finishes.

Flat is easy to touch up and has no sheen, which means it does not reflect light. This finish is therefore good for hiding flaws on your drywall or plaster. However, it is not recommended in rooms with high levels of moisture, mess or traffic, as it is not as easy to wipe clean as the higher sheen finishes.

Matte is a step up from a flat finish. This product is good for creating a more durable paint job than flat paint, without a glossy finish. It will still do a great job camouflaging imperfections in your drywall or plaster.

Eggshell has a medium sheen. This finish is excellent for general living areas and bedrooms in homes with children and/or pets because it wipes clean with ease.

Satin has a slightly higher sheen than eggshell and is more water and stain resistant. For this reason, we highly recommend using paint in a satin finish for kitchens and bathrooms. It is also perfectly suitable for trim, although the gloss finishes are more commonly chosen for trim work.

Semi-gloss is also suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, especially on walls that are smoother and more even with fewer flaws. The high sheen of a gloss finish will make any imperfections more noticeable. However, semi-gloss has excellent water resistance, is durable, and wipes clean extremely easily. Semi-gloss is also a popular and highly recommended choice for painting trim such as baseboards, crown molding, chair rails and wainscoting. Its durability and easy-cleaning also make it a good choice for cabinets.

High-gloss is most commonly used for painting trim or any areas you wish to highlight. Its highly reflective finish provides a glamorous luster, adding a very high-end touch to the appearance of any room. High-gloss paint dries to a smooth, hard finish which is extremely moisture resistant, durable and easy to wipe clean.

No matter which finish you choose, we always recommend using a high quality line of paint, as it will wear better over time. The high quality product lines we offer will resist fading, burnishing, and blistering, and provide you with superior coverage, adhesion and durability.

Painting Services

Interior painting services provided by MyPainter of Arlington, Virginia.

Interior Painting

The easiest and most affordable way to give your home an update, while also adding value.

Interior Services

Exterior painting services provided by MyPainter of Arlington, Virginia.

Exterior Painting

A new coat of exterior paint is a simple way to improve the curb appeal and protect your investment.

Exterior Services

Carpentry / Trim

We also offer custom carpentry for areas such as windowsills, door frames, railings and more!

Carpentry Services

Exterior Repair

Rotting wood and damaged siding are an eyesore. We fix the problem and paint the new pieces to match.

Repair Services

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