Catchlight Painting Blog

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...

What Is the Best Paint for Interior Walls in Greater Boston?

What Is the Best Paint for Interior Walls in Greater Boston?

In 25 years of running a painting company we’ve seen our share of beautiful paint finishes as well as disappointing finishes. Setting aside issues of craftsmanship or skill, the defining feature of each is always related to the quality of the paint and primer coating...

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors

Deciding what colors to paint your interior walls isn’t easy. Since you have to live with your decision you want to make sure you get it right. Interior paint colors have more to do with your personal preferences, than what the neighbors think. But if you are selling...

What Is the Best Paint for Kitchen Cabinets?

What Is the Best Paint for Kitchen Cabinets?

Since kitchen cabinets are subject to heavy use on a daily basis, and must be able to hold up to occasional washing to remove splatters, spills and drips, a conventional or ‘normal’ paint is not the appropriate coating for kitchen cabinetry. Much like the...

Why I Became a Painting Contractor

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...

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