Huston Painting: A Good Paint Job is in the Prep Work

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

I am fortunate to know many great professionals in various lines of work.  One such professional is a long time friend by the name of Noel Huston.  I've known Noel since 1989.  He reminded me of this fact when he was painting my dining room.  His name is pronounced KNOLL HOUSTON.

Noel runs a painting business:  Huston Painting.  And I am thrilled to have him on my roster of preferred service providers. Unlike many painting services that may come in with a bucket of paint, a roller and a paintbrush, Noel knows that a good paint job is all in the prep work.  Chaulking, fixing drywall nail pops or even just sanding the wall.  Putting color on an unprepared wall is only going to accentuate the problems in the drywall.  Better to fix those problems up front.

It's amazing to watch Noel work.  He doesn't believe in painter's tape.  His steady hand doesn't need it, unless of course you have requested a striped wall.  He is methodical and patient in applying color to the walls.  Our deep red dining room took three coats of paint.  Noel took the time and did the job right.

He also believes in using quality products.  Noel uses premium Sherwin Williams paints that have low odor (I didn't notice any odor at all) and are stain resistant. The paint comes in a matte or satin finish.  If you haven't chosen a color, he will have you pick from the colors available to Sherwin Williams.  If you have chosen a color from another shop, Noel can have Sherwin Williams match the color.

If you want to add some color to your home, leave it to the professional.  And if you mention that you found Noel through this blog, he'll give you 10% off the job. His time books quickly, so don't hesitate to call and schedule your free estimate today.

Noel Huston, Huston Painting, 703-967-9364,



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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
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A great recommendation for our service partner.  You can bet this his name will know go in my database for either personal or client's painting needs.

Jan 17, 2011 07:41 AM #1
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Chris Ann---Loved the color!  I'll bet Noel appreciates this post....great endorsement.

Jan 17, 2011 07:44 AM #2
Anne Clark
Metro Referrals - Gainesville, VA
Wish I'd had Noel's phone number when I was painting the ceiling of our family room. What a pain!
Jan 17, 2011 07:55 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
Cindy: I'm glad to pass on a great service provider whenever I can. Kirsten: It's a pleasure to talk about someone who does a great job. Anne: Next time you know who to call.
Jan 17, 2011 08:01 AM #4
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Wonderful post on a good vendor you use Chris makes all the difference in our personal & professional lives to have someone like this.

Jan 17, 2011 08:09 AM #5
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

How far will Noel travel for a painting job?  hmmmm?

Jan 17, 2011 08:09 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Ginny:  My clients love him too.

Alan:  How much are you willing to pay?  :)

Jan 17, 2011 08:14 AM #7
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

The photos look nice and finding a good painter is like gold.

Jan 17, 2011 12:03 PM #8
Pamela Stangler
Lisa Ferringo & Assoc., Coldwell Banker Schmitt - Cudjoe Key, FL
Florida Keys

Chris Ann, I am heading over to reblog this one.  I've seen his work and it is worth promoting.

Jan 17, 2011 01:44 PM #9
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Chris, Noel looks like a perfectionist! What a great talent to have on your referral team!

Jan 17, 2011 01:50 PM #10
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Chris, I want Noel here! Can he clone himself? lol. I hope he gets busier because he seems to be very particular when it comes to the quality of his work. Good for him!

Jan 17, 2011 10:54 PM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Pat:  Good service providers are really hard to find.

Pam:  Maybe one day I'll have a dining room table in there where I can invite you and your family to dinner.

Don:  His painting skills are hard to rivel.

Jackie:  You can always move to Northern Virginia and sell real estate here.  :)

Jan 18, 2011 02:48 AM #12
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

None of the painting pros I know use painter's tape. They all paint freehand. It's not just the technique, it's also in the brush.

Jan 18, 2011 02:58 AM #13
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Elizabeth:  I know that no matter what brush you put in my hand, I'd screw up.  I was not born to paint.  I was born to hire Noel to paint.

Jan 18, 2011 03:27 AM #14
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