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Important Questions You Should Be Asking Your Painter

Important Questions You Should Be Asking Your Painter

Painting your home, whether interior or exterior, is typically a sizable undertaking, both financially and logistically, and involves a multitude of considerations that are best addressed before hiring a painting company, be it a Chuck-in-a-truck outfit or a larger...

How to Properly Prep Your Home for Painting

How to Properly Prep Your Home for Painting

Here at Catchlight, we pride ourselves on the abundance of care that goes into painting your home. Our talented team goes above and beyond to ensure we work in a clean, safe, and productive environment, paying the utmost respect to our surroundings. We are extremely...

Colors That Pair Well With the Color of the Year

Colors That Pair Well With the Color of the Year

Every year, paint enthusiasts are treated with a slew of brands releasing their “Color of the Year.” Not only does this help us with inspiration on recommendations, but it also helps guide homeowners on current and upcoming color trends.  Exploring the ‘Color of...

Plaster Restoration – What Does The Work Entail?

Plaster Restoration – What Does The Work Entail?

Plaster veneer over blueboard is still commonly used in higher-end new residential construction these days, but in Greater Boston, there’s a high likelihood you’ll find plaster walls or ornamentation in many older homes; in fact more than 50% of Boston’s housing stock...

Catchlight Painting and Historic Restoration

Catchlight Painting and Historic Restoration

For anyone who has undergone restoration work on their home, you’ll know that it’s seldom a “quick fix” situation; this is especially true of historic homes. Hiring a contractor for kitchen painting can quickly become much more involved than originally anticipated....

Can You Paint in The Winter? Interior Projects for Cold Weather

Can You Paint in The Winter? Interior Projects for Cold Weather

New England winter, love or hate them, they’re a part of life if you live in Greater Boston. Sometimes, they’re unexpectedly gentle, and other times, they’re weekly blizzards, time perfectly with the Monday commute (2015, anyone?) It’s a flip of a coin in our lovely...

Can You Paint A Tile Backsplash? Our Professional Opinion

Can You Paint A Tile Backsplash? Our Professional Opinion

To paint or not to paint? As interior painting contractors, we are often asked this question about various surfaces throughout the home. While we are all familiar with painted ceilings, trim, walls, and cabinetry, the processes of painting radiators or brick...

Painted Kitchen Islands – Leaving a Lasting Impression

Painted Kitchen Islands – Leaving a Lasting Impression

The form and function of interior design schemes have an ebb and flow to them. Victorian times were formal, and the mid-century touted clean, colorful lines. Today, we see an open, often more casual aesthetic to match today’s way of life. Nowhere is this more apparent...

Horsehair Plaster; Working in Boston’s Historic Homes

Horsehair Plaster; Working in Boston’s Historic Homes

Working in some of the country's oldest neighborhoods is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Catchlight. Our team of talented painters has developed a unique set of skills that painting contractors in other regions of the nation simply do not need...

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