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

Reblogger Pat Fenn
Services for Real Estate Pros with Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker


Finding a vendor who takes pride in their work is a top priority for agents.  Recommendations for other agents and our clients on a vendor to add to our lists is key.  I'm glad to add Huston Painting and Noel Huston to our list of preferred service vendors.


Original content by Chris Ann Cleland 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,


Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email  Or you can visit her website:

Header photo is the Bristow, VA community of Bramear, taken by Chris Ann Cleland during the blizzards of 2009-2010.



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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Pat, you are so right, hire the professionals, painting is 80% prep work, 20% painting, nail holes, caulk, cracks, primer and lots of sanding for a smooth finish.

Jan 18, 2011 04:26 AM #1
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