Winkler is a top quality and detail-oriented painting firm... you choose Winkler if you want the best quality.

Specializing in:

  • Quality Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Plaster Repair and Drywall Repair
  • Wall Plastering, Ceiling Plastering
  • Drywall Plastering, Ornamental Plastering
  • Paperhanging, Wallpaper Removal
  • Custom Carpentry & Cabinetry
  • Highest Quality Workmanship & Materials
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Work Guaranteed
  • Excellent References


  • Exterior Painting
  • Interior Painting
  • Wallpaper
  • Repair
  • Restoration Plaster Repair and Drywall
  • Serving the Washington D.C Metro Area

Highest Quality Workmanship,
Dedication to Satisfaction

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We also specialize in painting churches. Ask us for a list of the local churches we have painted. Please call for an estimate at no cost or obligation.

Serving The Metro Area Since 1970 Alexandria, Arlington, Virginia, Capitol Hill and Northwest Washington Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Maryland

It has been a year since Rich Winkler passed away after a brief illness. For many years, Rich and his wife Cristina worked together to deliver quality painting services to their clients.

After his passing, Cristina had doubts if she could run the business without Rich. Thankfully, she had the support of their long-time staff of painters and estimators. After 34 years, Cristina and the team knew many clients and often were referred to family and friends. It is said the best form of advertising is 'word of mouth'. The Winkler reputation depends on each and every member of the team.

This year has passed quickly, and with the pandemic, it was more challenging than anyone could imagine. However, Cristina excelled at continuing the business with Rich's passion and quality to commitment. Almost daily, Cristina thinks, "How would Rich have done that?"

Cristina and Rich Photo 2

Cristina and Rich Winkler
Winkler Painting Owners

If you ask Rich why he decided to have his company specialize in top quality work, Rich will explain that he is a perfectionist. If you use a company that does lesser quality work and uses lower quality paint, you may need to have a repaint job in two or three years. Rich says to expect his high quality paintwork to last six or seven or eight years.

Winkler is proud of the expert wallpaper hanger and the expert carpenter he provides when necessary.


Rich Winkler is happy to provide a free estimate with no obligation. Winkler requires progress payments along the way, with the balance due upon completion.

Power Washing

The old paint surface must first be power washed to remove dirt, mildew and algae. This will help insure that the new paint will stick.

A proper paint job requires that the old paint be scraped and sanded where needed. Anywhere there are paint problems the Winkler painter must scrape and sand down the surface as close as possible to the bare wood.

A Winkler paint job is an investment in your property. Rich explains that once you have your surfaces scraped and sanded down, you will probably not have to do it again in your lifetime.

Best Quality Paint

Winkler Painting uses the highest quality paints including Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert and C2. The Winkler slogan is “Highest Quality Workmanship, Dedication to Satisfaction.”

Winkler works closely with electricians, plumbers, faux finish experts, plasterers, drywall repairers, gutter repairers and cabinet makers. Richard Winkler can refer you to the experts that he trusts and works with.

The key to achieving a high quality, long lasting paint job, both on interior and exterior work, is in the preparation. Winkler Painting exerts the greatest effort in restoration: scraping, heavy and fine sanding, repair of imperfections in plaster and drywall, removal of heavy paint buildup from problem areas (such buildup often causes alligator scaling and peeling), restoration of window glazing and caulking.

If you are interested in high quality workmanship with attention to preparation and detail, please call Richard Winkler directly for an estimate on your painting and decorating needs. You will find him and his skilled crews to be very courteous and reliable craftsmen to work with.

Rich Winkler has been a painting contractor since 1971 and has many happy customers all around the Washington DC area, including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, and Great Falls.

Client Testimonials

"Have used them for big projects and small projects over the years. Most recently, we had a water leak damage our plaster ceiling. They fixed it in a day, ripping out the damaged plaster, installing drywall, patching it up and painting. You can’t even tell there was an issue there now. Very quick and very clean."

- Christina S., November 15, 2021

"Exceptional craftsmanship and customer care is the hallmark of this company. Good people doing great work who bring the project in on time. I couldn’t ask for better. Thank you."

- Mari W., November 9, 2021

"Great local interior painting company. They painted a friend's home and my wife and I were very impressed with the results. We will be hiring them when it comes time to sell our home next year."

- John S., June 2, 2021

"I highly recommend Cristina and her team. The work they do is top notch and they are incredibly helpful and easy to work with from the estimate phase right through to completion of the project. We have used them for a range of projects on our home and we are very pleased."

- Jane H.T., March 31, 2021

"Winkler Painting is an outstanding company. I have rarely found service of the quality Cristina Winkler provided. The job I hired her for required more than painting: the ceiling in my mother’s basement was disintegrating, crumbling to the floor. Ms. Winkler responded to my initial inquiries promptly. After inspecting the ceiling and assessing what would be required to repair it, she sent me a proposal that clearly stated what the work would entail as well as time and cost estimates. The people who did the work were highly skilled. They not only repaired and painted the ceiling, but they also painted the walls so that the ceiling wouldn’t look separate from the rest of the room. As they worked, they made sure that no debris or dust left the basement. When they completed the job, they cleaned up thoroughly. Ms. Winkler sent me before and after photos so, even though I live far away from my mother, I could see how bad the ceiling was and the quality of the work Winkler Painting did. The job ended up requiring fewer hours than expected and, therefore, costing less. What impressed me as much as the excellence of work was Ms. Winkler’s kindness to my 101-year-old mother. I highly recommend Winkler Painting. Working with Ms. Winkler and her crew was a joy."

- Jean L., March 18, 2021

"I would highly recommend Winkler. Every part of the job was professionally handled--from the estimate to the final walkthrough. They tout their attention to detail with prep work, and they really deliver on that promise--very important on a mid-1800s home. Cristina (the owner) and Edwin (the foreman) were communicative and on time, the project was on budget, and the finished product is top notch. We had multiple bids for the work, and while you will pay a bit of a premium over some other companies (to be fair they also were not the high bid), the quality of work and materials used makes Winkler a great value. I will be using Winkler in the future."

- Jack E., October 30, 2020

"Rich Winkler Painting is well-known for its long-time tradition of high quality workmanship. Have known them and used them for our painting needs for nearly 20 years. Responsive, punctual, knowledgeable and always willing to go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with their work."

- Jennifer B., October 2, 2020

"The Richard Winkler company provides exquisite home painting. Their workmanship is outstanding. They take excellent care of our home, covering our floors completely to protect them, and doing careful and detailed prep work to ensure a smooth finish. My walls look like velvet; the trim has the perfect glow.

We’ve been using them on our townhouse for two decades, and they have worked on helping us remodel an apartment as well, involving extensive patching and drywall repairs before painting. We trust them immensely. They are the best around! "

– Patricia M., September 30, 2020