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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...

A Whiter Shade of Pale: How to Choose White Paint

A Whiter Shade of Pale: How to Choose White Paint

If you’re considering painting the interior of your home, one of the most important decisions, and often the most stressful, is which color to choose. Color trends come and go, but what remains true is that color can dictate the entire mood of a room. Regardless of...

The Latest in Kitchen Cabinets, It’s All About Color

The Latest in Kitchen Cabinets, It’s All About Color

Anyone who has upgraded a kitchen, whether a complete gut renovation or a simple refresh, can tell you that kitchen cabinets are often the central focus of the project and will likely consume the largest part of your budget. You’ll want to be selective about the...

Does Painting a Historic Interior Require Special Treatment?

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...

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