Catchlight Painting Blog

Bidding with High End Paint with Nigel Costolloe and Jess Ritchie

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...

Historic New England Paint Colors – Exterior and Interior

Historic New England Paint Colors – Exterior and Interior

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

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

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?

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,...

Why Is My Paint Peeling if I Just Painted My Home Last Year?

Why Is My Paint Peeling if I Just Painted My Home Last Year?

Here in New England the reason most paint peels is because the paint coating has become too thick and inflexible.  Old homes wearing their original siding and trim can have over 15 coats over them – as the wood expands and contracts with temperature and humidity...

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Platemark Design

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

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...

Should I Paint My House Before Selling It?

Should I Paint My 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....

Catchlight Community Spotlight: Shari Pellows Interiors

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...

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