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 Northern 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.
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.
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.
We have been providing award-winning professional painting services to Northern 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.
All American Painting Plus has been my “go to” company for over 10 years for home and office painting and I’ve been consistently satisfied with the finished product and their professionalism. I’ve found Brian McCracken’s staff to be exceptionally skilled craftsmen and can count on them to do the job well, including taking care to prepare walls and fix problem areas before they paint so that the finished product is polished. Please ask Brian for my contact information if you would like more specifics.
I want to thank you and your team for the work you did on my residence. The men showed up at the appointed time to replace and paint the fascia board. You recommended a change from wood to a more modern substance, which I accepted, at a negligible increase in the price for the job. Thank you for that. You should be extremely proud of the team that did the work. They worked quickly, safely, and without complaint from neighbors on either side of the townhouse. As you know, I have fastidious neighbors, that watched the work on that day, and they told me later, that your crew impressed them as well.
Brian McCracken was courteous, professional and a delight, amazing qualities in a worker you invite into your home. I found him painting a home in my neighborhood. The homeowner had checked him out on Angie’s List and ranted as to the professionalism of the workers. It was important to me that the company was local and not a big, franchised company. Brian’s estimate was spot on. When I added more to the job, Rene – the foreman – consulted with Brian to give me an estimate on the additional work. The painters arrived when they said they would, working efficiently and cleanly. At the end of each day, it looked like they were never here. All of their tools picked up. When they needed to leave the ladders they asked if it would be ok and where would be the best place to leave they were they would be out of our way. All American has come back 2 more times to tackle different jobs for us. I have recommended them to friends. And now recommend All American to you. You will not be disappoint
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work All American Painting did for our home. The team did a wonderful job from start to finish, from sending us an incredibly detailed estimate so there was no guess work, to keeping the work area tidy throughout the project. We certainly will use them again! Cheers!