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Your Professional Painting Contractor In Fairfax

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Local Fairfax VA Painting Contractor

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Hi, I am the owner of Klappenberger & Son.  I am a Fairfax VA painting contractor who also does handyman and remodeling services.  This makes us ideal as a one-stop-shop for residential and commercial projects. 

We are a full-service one-stop-shop for your painting and handyman serving all of  Fairfax County.  

 Since 1989 Klappenberger & Son has provided excellent residential and commercial painting and handyman services.  Areas include from Leesburg VA to Springfield VA and beyond. We are headquartered in Reston, VA, so we can easily give you an estimate for your painting and handyman services.

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Fairfax VA Painting Contractor Interior Painting

There are many Fairfax VA painting contractors to choose from for your interior painting.  Finding a professional painting company that is reliable and does quality work at a fair price can be very difficult and frustrating to find.  We were founded in 1989 and have had the pleasure of painting 1000’s interior homes.  Since 1989 we have incorporated some processes that have separated us from other painting companies.

Interior Best Practices that separate our painting company from the competition

  1. We sand spackle spots with a vacuum attachment to drastically reduce dust.
  2. We only hire painters and carpenters with at least 5 years’ experience.
  3. Once trained, we review best practices every 6 months.
  4. Our crews don’t jump around from project to project. We keep the same crew from beginning to end.
  5. The estimator is the project manager and will be in contact with you throughout the project.
  6. Our prices are typically calculated using square footage and linear pricing algorithms to estimate accurate and fair pricing.
  7. Your price is fixed. We guarantee that your price will not increase unless you authorize additional work!

Customer Reviews For Our Virginia Painting Franchise

Want to know what it’s like to work with us on your professional painting project? Just ask our happy clients!

Ross Cohen
Ross Cohen
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Jon at Klappenberger & Son exceeded our expectations for the job we'd asked. He was thoughtful, conscientious of our time and space, zealous in ensuring the job was completed on time, before movers brought our belongings into our new home. Furthermore, Jon proved to be diligent and resourceful when plans had to be adjusted mid-way (our doing, not his), and he saw to it that we received the best paint along with the best service for those jobs. I would highly recommend Klappenberger & Son generally, and Jon specifically, for any painting job.
Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray
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Jon is so great to work with- his responsiveness is unparalleled for a contractor. Thank you for the great work!
Marco Pepdjonovic
Marco Pepdjonovic
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Jon provided prompt, no fuss, professional service. I highly recommend Jon and his team for homeowners seeking great service, professionalism and a competitive price.

Interior Painting Services

Our Interior home painting services include all necessary prep work to the final coat of paint. Whether you have a beautiful mansion in Leesburg that needs to be painted or a rental property in Fairfax City that needs a fresh coat of paint, we have you covered. We understand that if you have children and pets, you will probably want highly washable paint, and if you need your rental property painted, you most likely will want the paint to freshen up the unit and touch it up when needed.

We have painted and repaired interior homes of all kinds, so please don’t hesitate to call us for any of your interior painting needs.

Interior Painting in Sunny Isles

Selling your house?

house for sale signI understand that the last thing you want to do is spend money repairing and painting a home you are selling.  We have painted countless homes for people selling their homes and need to freshen them up on a budget.  I can advise you on the does and don’ts to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Moving into your new house?

painting contractor in Fairfax painting ceiling Congratulations!  You will probably need a painting and handyman company.  What do you paint first, the closets, bedrooms, hallways, or the main floor?  Our best practice is to do the hallways last.  Why? They will take the most abuse during the move-in process. Also, they are the least cluttered areas in the house.  I am always happy to share the latest color trends and products that best suit your lifestyle and needs. 

OMG, It’s time to change colors

Painting contractor in Fairfax painting beautiful room

Bathroom painted

Do you find the paint colors in your house uninspiring? Do you watch a lot of those Home Decorating shows and say, “I’d like my house to look like that!”    We can help you find that personal awesome look that screams you!


Interior Historical Restoration Projects

We have had the privilege to paint some amazing houses, including the White House!  If you’re in a historic property district in Fairfax or Loudoun County and wish to maintain that original character, call us for a free consultation.  We can even repair damaged areas to their original form’s exact shape.  Plus, the quality of the primers and topcoats we use can make the paint last upwards of 15 years!

Rental Properties and Property Management

We provide painting and handyman services for dozens of property managers licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland areas.  We understand what is important to you.

  1. Reliability – you can count on us to start and finish on time.
  2. Timeliness – if we say we are going to be there, we are.
  3. Fair Pricing – our prices are about 35% less than what other handyman services typically cost.
  4. Quality – You can count on us to do quality work every time!
  5. Before and after pictures – are included with invoices.
  6. Accurate and detailed Invoicing – clarity and communication help ensure everything is completed just as you requested from start to finish.


We are always looking to form a new business relationship with realtors and property managers. Please call us now, and we would be happy to go into greater detail about our painting and handyman services. Our job is to make you look good for recommending us!

Fairfax VA Painting Contractor: Painting Kitchen Cabinets

For a fraction of the cost of replacing your kitchen cabinets, you could have them freshly painted.   If your cabinets are structurally sound, then this could be a great option. The picture below shows a picture of some cabinets we painted in Reston, VA. Suppose you watched any DIY shows and have seen the dramatic results of painting your cabinets in two colors.  We are always happy to paint a second color on cabinets as well.  

Fairfax VA Painting Contractor: Exterior Home Painting Services

Protecting the exterior surfaces of your home is obviously extremely important. Just scraping and painting the surfaces will rarely give you the maximum performance you need.   Over the years, we have had the opportunity to monitor our processes and materials to see what primers and paints have held up the best in Fairfax County. What caulks have the most flexibility? And what wood epoxies and wood fillers expand and contract with the wood. This knowledge has carried us to do work at some pretty impressive locations. Locations like the Pentagon, Smithsonian, NIH, and the White House.

Exterior Historic Restoration Work

Federally Registered Landmark called the Riversdale Mansion in PG County, MD, was last painted by Klappenberger & Son.


Lead certified: 

Klappenberger & Son is a certified lead-safe painting company serving all of Northern VA.  This means we are trained to know how to work with lead paint safely.  We are certified to work on homes with lead paint and properly encapsulate them.  If you rent a house and tested positive for lead, we would be happy to encapsulate the areas to pass inspection.

However, we cannot certify that your house is free of lead.

Fairfax painting contractor doing work in Fairfax

Power Washing Services

Proper pressure washing is not as simple as one might think.  Using the improper amount of pressure (PSI) can cause real damage to the surface you are trying to protect!  Klappenberger & Son uses low pressure but a high volume of water in combination with environmentally friendly products. Combining a high water volume with the right combination of environmentally friendly chemicals will properly clean any surface without causing any damage to your plants or lawn. 

Our motto is to let the chemicals do the work and not the force of the power washer.  Whether you need your deck power washed and stained in Mclean, VA, or your house properly cleaned too and painted Leesburg, call Klappenberger & Son for a free consultation.

Deck & Fence Sealing


Knowing what to apply on your deck or fence to get maximum protection and longevity is not always inherently obvious.  I’ve seen more decks and fences receive the wrong products and quickly fail. We are experts in sealing and preserving decks and fences.  I would be happy to advise you on the pros and cons, from clear wood preservatives to solid stains.


Commercial Painting Northern Virginia Businesses

We understand that there is multiple Fairfax VA painting contractor to choose from for painting your commercial space.   That’s why we offer the flexibility you need to get the painting completed with as little disruption as possible.  

Both evening and weekend work are available options. 

Klappenberger & Son offers various commercial painting applications for any business type in Fairfax, Loudoun,  Alexandria County.

Benefits of Painting Your Commercial Space in Fairfax VA

First, a  fresh coat of paint will improve the overall look and feel of a space. 

Secondly, changing colors can impact productivity, creativity, relaxation, and many other emotions.     

Finally, painting your office space shows employees and clients that you care about their experience.  It improves employee morale and reflects a professional image to your clients. 

commercial painting company is painting condo's In Odenton MD
Historical Preservation of the exterior GlenDale Mansion

Carpentry, Handyman, and Renovations

Klappenberger & Son prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for your handyman and your painting services. 

Our philosophy is to simplify your already busy schedule, and trust us to handle your tasks under one roof.   When things are done under one roof with one estimator/ project manager, communication improves, and problems become less frequent.  We believe that our paint and handyman projects run smoother and get done faster than hiring separate trades. 

In the end, we can save you time and money with our fair pricing and experienced staff of workers.

Is your bathroom looking tired and in need of a complete renovation

No worries, we can design and build the perfect bathroom for your budget.  

How about having that man cave created and showed it off to your friends? 

These are all remodeling projects that we can design and build for you.  

Whether you need handyman services in Leesburg or a complete bathroom remodel in Annandale, Klappenberger & Son is your local handyman contractor.


Bathroom - Before


Bathroom - After

Property Management Services

Commercial / Office Renovation Contractor

Klappenberger & Son has on staff professional handyman and carpenters who can handle your short to-do lists or a complete remodel.  We are reliable and experienced tradesmen with professional carpenters, tile installers, drywall finishers, and framers. 

It just makes sense to have Klappenberger & Son do your next commercial renovation project.  Why?

First, we can work nights and weekends.  

Secondly, we have a pool of trades that we have worked with licensed and insured in the areas that we are not.  

Finally, we can organize and schedule all these different projects together to save you time, money, and hassle. 

Office renovations often include moving walls, doors and reconfiguring acoustical ceilings.

We understand that property managers are looking for prompt, reliable service at an affordable price.  When a tenant calls for a repair, it needs to be taken care of ASAP.  We understand this demand and have the workforce handle those jobs. 

You Can Trust Klappenberger & Son with All Your Painting & Handyman Needs

Jon Knowles floor installation




Hi, My Name is Jon Knowles.  I am a Veteran who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Fortunately,  I am now back home and am a  Fairfax, Va Painting Contractor.  I will bring the same dedication to you as I did when I served in the Army.   

I have integrity and promise to make sure you are delighted with every phase of our service.