Seth Barrett of Village Green Renewal in Brookline, MA

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Village Green Renewal

Seth Barrett of Village Green Renewal in Brookline, MA

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 a Brookline native. What do you enjoy and appreciate most about the Brookline local community? I […]

Should You Paint Your House Before Selling It?

Selling your home is one of the most stressful endeavors you can undertake in your life. In a 2016 survey that asked about people’s perceptions of real estate, selling a home ranked more stressful than other major life events like planning a wedding or having a baby. And it makes sense, when you consider that […]

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Shari Pellows Interiors

Catchlight Painting, a local Newton business and community partner, is excited to feature other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Shari Pellows Interiors. Meet Shari Shari Pellows is the founder & principal designer at Shari Pellows Interiors. Shari has more than 20 years of […]

Catchlight Becomes Official Painter for All Future Room to Dream Foundation Projects

As a local Newton business and community partner, we are pleased to announce that Catchlight has become the official painter for all future Room to Dream Foundation projects. Over the past 10 years, Catchlight has worked on four charity paint projects with the foundation, and is excited to strengthen the partnership. Last month, the Catchlight […]

Lead work area poison

Historic & Restoration Painting in New England

Lead work area poison

The antique and venerable homes of New England are beautiful to look at and the innumerable picture postcard images of the classic clapboard homes are unmistakably of a style and vernacular unique to our region.  Those of us who live in these homes are all too aware however, that their preservation and painting demand a […]

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Damianos Photography

Catchlight Painting, a local Newton business and a community partner, is excited to feature other businesses, individuals, and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s showcase, we are pleased to introduce Lynne Damianos. Meet Lynne As the daughter of artistic parents, Lynne Damianos spent a great deal of her childhood visiting art galleries and […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Catchlight Painting—Tradecraft as Soulcraft

This article is fully reproduced below: “The word ‘catchlight’…refers to the little speck of light that you’ll see painters paint in…[to] alight a person’s eyes,” explains Deborah Costolloe of Newton-based Catchlight Painting. “If an eye is painted or photographed without a catchlight,” Deborah adds, “it tends to seem lifeless it’s the catchlight that brings it […]

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Christie Dustman & Company

As a local Newton business and community partner, we are excited to feature and support other local businesses, individuals and organizations that we find exceptional. For this month’s showcase, we are pleased to introduce Christie Dustman. Meet Christie Christie Dustman is a lifelong gardener whose love of plants, people and outdoor spaces impacts everything her […]

Y.E.S! Winner Announcement 2016

We are delighted to announce the 2016 recipient of Catchlight’s first Y.E.S! award: 19-year-old Lydia Jing. Congratulations Lydia!! Lydia provides engaging screen-free babysitting, tutoring services, and peer mentoring to high school juniors & seniors engaged in the college selection & application process. We are excited to help Lydia develop her dream business and connect with […]

Importance of Lead Paint Safety

I am a huge fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and when his April 17, 2016 broadcast was about the dangers of lead it got me to thinking about how my coworkers, those fantastic men and women working as painters here at Catchlight Painting, work to make everything safer. Just over 3 minutes […]