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Ice Dam Damage & Repair, Greater Boston

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Interior Painting Portfolio, Greater Boston Area

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This collection displays some of Catchlight’s interior work.  We always enjoy sharing before & after photos, and in-process images, but as you can imagine, we rarely see the rooms we paint after they’re furnished and decorated. Many of these photos showcase not only the painting and staining work Catchlight has done in higher end settings, but also the talent of designers who made sure to capture images after flooring, draperies and furnishings were in place.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Wood Repair in Newton, MA

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This once lovely window beneath the eaves of an historic home in Newton MA. had deteriorated after long years of exposure to the elements. To recreate a window such as this would costs a small fortune, and since 90% of it’s casing remained sound, replacement seemed unnecessarily wasteful.  Catchlight was hired to paint the home’s exterior trim and restore the window to it’s former glory.  Several members of our crew are expert in the repair and restoration of architectural features both historic and contemporary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts & Crafts Stucco, Brookline, MA

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While stucco exteriors are more commonly found in other parts of the country, stucco has been used here in New England for over 200 years. The peak in its popularity extended from the early 1890s through the 1940s.

Early stucco was made from a curious blend of organic ingredients including horsehair, hove, beeswax, egg, clay, salt, lime, wheat paste, and beer!  Painting historic and contemporary stucco requires a working knowledge of this material, and different technique than used when painting wooden clapboard or shingle.  Stucco is best cared for by craftsmen and woman with a working knowledge of this distinct material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-Winning Historic Restoration Stow, MA

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Structures built more than a century ago feature building materials and coatings no longer used today, so their maintenance requires a knowledge of historic materials, respect, and old-school craftsmanship. This beautiful farmhouse in Stow, MA is certainly no exception.  In the category of Residential Exterior Painting, Catchlight’s restoration of the Osborne House circa 1820 received national recognition from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and a 2016 Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) Award.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside and Out, Weston MA

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This Weston home bears the angles, lines, and crisp edges of modern design. Catchlight was  hired to restore the home’s mahogany window casings and paint its exterior. The homeowners were delighted with the results so invited us back to work on several newly renovated rooms inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Door Restoration

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Before receiving a fresh coat of paint, older walls, ceilings, trim and doorways generally require a greater amount of prep than newer surfaces. Often they are in need of repair or have aged coatings, now brittle, that must be removed. Here’s a peek at the “make over” Catchlight gave a door from the 1860s.

 

 

 

 

 

Brick Strip, Brookline, MA

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This photo story leads us to the historic Pill Hill District of Brookline, home to the handsome 1897 Victorian you see below. We were asked to paint this home’s exterior, and to strip the old paint from its brick foundation. Removing thick layers of paint from brick is a laborious process, but one that delivers truly spectacular results.