Meet The Team


About A Woman's Brush - Where Your Dream Home Comes to Life

At A Woman's Brush, we believe that your home should be a reflection of your unique style, a sanctuary where you can unwind and create memories with loved ones. We are a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about transforming homes with care and expertise. With a meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence, we aim to exceed your expectations and provide an exceptional experience tailored specifically to you.

Experienced and Talented

Our workforce consists of seasoned painters with an average of 10 years of professional painting experience in all facets of painting and applications using spray, roll, and brush. In addition, each team member is background-checked, vetted, and bonded.

Our painting company is fully insured for liability and workers' compensation. Upon request, we will provide certificates of proof of insurance.

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Let Us Make Your Dream Home a Reality

At A Woman's Brush, we have a deep understanding of the importance of your home to you and your family. Through our seamless process, personalized attention, uncompromising quality, and unwavering dedication, we are here to make your dream home a reality. Trust us to transform your space into one that exudes elegance, comfort, and the essence of who you are. Contact us today to embark on this rewarding journey with A Woman's Brush and let us bring your vision to life.

Meet the Leaders


Val Traore, Owner

I had a mad crush on Norm, the carpenter guy on the popular PBS show, “This Old House” I loved that show! And it was the quality workmanship and pride they took in each project that became the genesis of me wanting to get into the home improvement industry and do it right!

After retiring from an extensive career in the nonprofit sector, I set out to change the industry by delivering good quality and good service at an exceptional value. This industry has such a bad name with no-shows, slow starts, over-budget jobs, poor quality, and equally poor service. I know what good quality is, and I was determined to bring professionalism back to the profession and quality back to the craft of custom painting. We absolutely love restoring cabinets and decks, and we are good at it!


Ruth Jocelyn-Brown, Director of "Customer Experience"

I grew up in construction. The best times of my childhood were made when childcare fell through, and my father had to take me on a home improvement project. I would get excited to see what stroke of genius he was ready to surprise homeowners with. Whether it was a popcorn ceiling that looked like a canvas in a museum or a basement a homeowner never thought would be beautiful again, I lived in awe. And as I watched homeowners fall in love with their homes all over again, I made up my mind that home improvement is where I belong.

As the Director of Customer Experience, my primary focus is YOU! I ensure that we understand your vision, deliver what we promised, and leave you completely satisfied with your new cabinets. I take this role very seriously as I’ve experienced poor workmanship and the injustices that I heard clients suffered through with other companies, and that’s why our motto of On Time. On Budget. Above Expectations! is more than a tagline, it’s our core value!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please call us at (202) 738-0032 if you cannot find an answer to your question.

What is your price range?

We have done projects as low as $800.00 and as high as $20,000. It all depends on the size and complexity of the project, including how much prep or repair work we need to do. Scheduling a virtual complimentary consultation with one of our customer experience professionals will better answer your price questions..

What are your payment terms and forms of payment?

We start with a 25% deposit to reserve a slot. The remaining 75% is broken into milestone payments which your customer experience professional will detail. We accept many forms of payment: credit cards, checks, Venmo, and Zelle.

Can you bill my home insurance?

We cannot bill your insurance, but we will provide all the documentation that you need to file for reimbursement..

What is your warranty?

We provide a 30-day guarantee on labor and a 90-day guarantee on the paint. More details are provided in the contract under warranty.

What is included with your free repair estimate?

All of our estimates include a fully detailed scope of the work to be completed. You will receive a written report with a breakdown of the cost and time estimate for your project.

How will you handle the scheduling of your work orders?

We’ll communicate with you every step of the way. If we can see that we will not have the work completed by the agreed-upon time, we will reach out to get a new completion date.

How far out are you booking projects?

Our average lead time is 4 weeks out, but sometimes we have unexpected slots open that enable us to start you sooner.

Are you licensed?

Yes, we are licensed in the state of Maryland and New Jersey. You can search us by our corporate name, The Traore Group, Inc. dba A Woman’s Brush. We are also fully insured and will provide documentation attached to your contract for your convenience.

Can I trust the painters that are in my home?

Yes. We only hire vetted and bonded painter professionals. Our painters have an average of 10 years of professional experience and are highly rated as dependable, trustworthy, and quality workers. We will not put anyone in your home that we would not have inside of our own.