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Transforming A Victorian Exterior

Transforming A Victorian Exterior

Painting the exteriors of older homes throughout the Boston area for decades, we at Catchlight have been presented with everything from weather-worn siding to rotting window casements to the presence of lead. This stately Victorian located in Brookline, MA had many of...

Our Response To COVID – An Update

Our Response To COVID – An Update

Following strict measures to ensure a safe and hygienic work environment for our crews, our customers and anyone who may be in contact with one of our work sites Designated an essential business by the state of Massachusetts, Catchlight has continued to operate...

Getting Organized: There’s No Better Time

Getting Organized: There’s No Better Time

Most Americans are spending far more quiet time at home this spring, trying to make the best of what may feel like one endless weekend. We are watching more movies, doing more puzzles, and heroically trying to homeschool our children. All this time spent within the...

What We’re Doing In Response To COVID-19

What We’re Doing In Response To COVID-19

So much has changed in the last four weeks. First, only some of us were asked to work from home, then more of us, and then everyone who was deemed non-essential. We were asked not to gather in groups of 250 or more, then 25 or more, then 10 or more. The CDC is now...

The Clear Solution For Your Garage Improvement Project

The Clear Solution For Your Garage Improvement Project

Most garages found throughout New England are constructed with concrete floors. It is a practical and cost-effective choice for this semi-outdoor storage space that is subject to heavy loads, moisture, and chemicals. While concrete is relatively inexpensive and easy...

Handrail To Heaven

Handrail To Heaven

“Spring is just around the corner!” So says groundhog and weather sage Punxsutawney Phil. Those of us who spend our winters cozy and buttoned up securely in our homes greet the spring with opening the windows, literally and figuratively, and begin to breathe again....

Painter Spotlight: Doug Richards

Painter Spotlight: Doug Richards

Catchlight Painting’s first Painter Spotlight is Doug! Doug has worked with Catchlight for 6 ½ years. Prior to that, he worked at one company for a whopping 24 years, and a third company for 10 years. Doug is Catchlight’s resident carpenter, and we are happy to have...

Pantone Comes Full Circle With Its 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone Comes Full Circle With Its 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone has announced a Color of the Year (COTY) every year for the past 20 years, and with each announcement, there is great speculation about the final choice. This year’s COTY was announced early last month amidst much fanfare at their annual event.  The choice was...

Hope And Comfort

Hope And Comfort

At Catchlight Painting, we eat, sleep, and dream about paint, as you might imagine, and we proudly boast that no one can transform the paintable surfaces of a home like we can. Which is why, when we look for ways to give back to our community, we look for...

Staining Cedar Wood Shingles to Restore Natural Finish

Staining Cedar Wood Shingles to Restore Natural Finish

Recently, we restored a home nestled on Gloucester’s majestic waterfront. This historic estate showcased the beauty of natural cedar wood shingles, but over time, saltwater and weather had faded its original finish. Renewing the exterior was a daunting mission...

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