Chair rails are about more than protecting your wall from being scuffed by chair backs. The real purpose of a chair rail is to add a visually pleasing architectural feature that can change the look and feel of any space in your North Virginia home. That means chair rails are appropriate additions to bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, home offices, and dining rooms.

A chair rail not only divides up a room, it encourages the use of different colors and textures to break up a large space. Done right, you’ll be considered a decorating genius. Done wrong, and the room could look like a carnival fun house.

You may not expect a painting service like All American Painting Plus to be involved with chair rails. But installing chair rails is just one of the “plus” services we offer our customers. Our talented craftsmen can measure, cut, install, and paint chair rails, baseboards, and window and door casements. We are a full service house painting contractor whose objective is to exceed your expectations.

What’s Involved with Installing Chair Rails

Deciding on the height of a chair rail is perhaps the most important step in a successful installation project. It’s not about the height of a chair, it is all about the shape and dimension of the wall. Install the rail too high and suddenly the room looks squat and stumpy. It’s always better to go low than risk optics that just look terrible.

Once a height has been established, a level is used to mark a guide line the entire length of the chair rail. Once the guide mark is in place, the rest is pure carpentry.

  • Chair rail stock is cut to size. If the length requires two or more stock pieces, opposing angle cuts are made using a miter saw to provide a smooth seam.
  • The base of the chair rail is placed on the guide line and affixed to the wall with wood glue. A pneumatic nail gun using finishing nails secures the rail to the wall.
  • The nails are countersunk and filled. Caulk is used in the corner joints and then the entire rail is lightly sanded
  • Lastly, our professional painters finish the job by applying the paint.

We think you will be delighted with the results. Unless you have installed chair rails before, most people are surprised how much a simple line can change the appearance of a space.

When You Want that “Extra” Touch

We have been providing award-winning professional painting services to North Virginia for over a decade. One of the reasons that we have become the choice for homeowners from Springfield to Dulles to Arlington is our ability to take a simple interior painting project and turn it into something that exceeds what the customer expected.

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Why not discover how our “plus” services can allow you to create decorating masterpieces without breaking your painting budget? Don’t put it off. Contact us today for a free quote!

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