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Does Painting a Historic Interior Require Special Treatment?

For the homeowner interested in the preservation and painting the historic interior of their home, we are often asked about the use of historically or period appropriate colors. Most larger painting manufacturers have addressed this topic through their specialty color...

What Is the Best Paint for Interior Walls in Greater Boston?

In 25 years of running a painting company we’ve seen our share of beautiful paint finishes as well as disappointing finishes. Setting aside issues of craftsmanship or skill, the defining feature of each is always related to the quality of the coating in play. Assuming...

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors

Deciding what colors to paint your interior walls isn’t easy. Since you have to live with your decision you want to make sure you get it right. Interior paint colors have more to do with your personal preferences, than what the neighbors think. But if you are selling...

What Is the Best Paint for Kitchen Cabinets?

Since kitchen cabinets are subject to heavy use on a daily basis, and must be able to hold up to occasional washing to remove splatters, spills and drips, a conventional or ‘normal’ paint is not the appropriate coating for kitchen cabinetry. Much like the...

Why I Became a Painting Contractor

In this episode of Why Paint, Catchlight Painting President Nigel Costolloe discusses his why for being a painting contractor, the rough and tumble of starting a business from scratch, and why he never yells at work. You can listen to the full podcast on PlayerFM...

How to Be a Good Painting Contractor

When I first set out to build a painting company, I wasn’t interested in being a normal contractor. I knew I needed some guideposts so I made a list of things all bad contractors do then I made it my mission not to do those things. Most of them have absolutely nothing...

Bidding with High End Paint with Nigel Costolloe and Jess Ritchie

On this episode of Paint ED, our very own company President Nigel Costolloe, and Jess Ritchie from Farrow and Ball, discuss ways painting contractors can include high-end paint in their bids in a way that customers find compelling. Chris: Welcome to Paint ED. Hey, I'm...

New England Historic Paint Colors – Inside & Out

Because we are a professional painting company, our customers assume we are familiar with, or expert in, color (color theory, color selection). This is far from true, but given our daily application of color to homes, inside and out, we do acquire a reasonable comfort...

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