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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...

Catchlight Receives Founder’s Award from The Second Step

When it comes to giving back to the Newton community, Nigel Costolloe and the crew at Catchlight Painting have put their paintbrushes to good use. Part of the company’s mission, Catchlight has a long history of donating time, talent and money to enhancing the living...

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA

About eight years ago we had submitted a painting proposal to the National Park Service for the restoration of the Frederick Law Olmsted Historic Site in Brookline, MA. We were not awarded the project, much to my disappointment. Fast forward to 2018 and we are working...

Should You Paint or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

As a professional residential and commercial painting company serving Greater Boston, we are asked at least once a week to price a kitchen project. This used to mean a small and quick project - ceiling, minimal walls, maybe a few windows and a door or two. These days,...

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Platemark Design

As a community partner and local business, Catchlight Painting is pleased to support other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s spotlight, we are excited to introduce Craig Tevolitz of Platemark Design. Craig, ​what​...

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Village Green Renewal

As a community partner and local business, Catchlight Painting is pleased to support other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s spotlight, we are excited to introduce Seth Barrett of Village Green Renewal. Seth, you’re...

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