Your painter in Duxbury since 1998.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston
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Your Professional Painter in Duxbury since 1998!
Duxbury’s rich history is reflected in the beautiful coastal and inland homes we paint. Duxbury customers tend to live in colonial and cape-style homes, but we’ve painted a number of Duxbury contemporaries, ranches, and Tudor-style homes as well. Whether your home is a historic date-boarded house, or your home is brand new, we’re experienced in painting your Duxbury home. Read below for some Duxbury-specific ideas and tips for painting, staining, and maintenance.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional interior painting services to the Duxbury, MA service area.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional exterior painting services to the Duxbury, MA service area.
Choosing colors for your Duxbury Exterior:
Our exterior color consultant can help you choose colors that blend with the historic homes on Washington Street, or stand out in the many cul-de-sacs of newer “builder-beige colored” homes you see in neighborhoods in Duxbury. Take a look at some popular Duxbury exterior paint colors in our house colors of the South Shore guide. Kate, our color specialist and designer is a Duxbury resident and has worked with dozens of Duxbury families to choose both interior and exterior paint colors – this is a free service to all of our customers.
Painting Historic homes in Duxbury – our specialty.
We’ve painted many date-boarded exteriors in Duxbury and are experienced in working to restore them to their original, historic color, even if the current color is faded and tired-looking. We’ve worked with the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society to ensure the color of your Duxbury exterior is 100% historically accurate and developed our own color fan deck called “Colors of the South Shore.” Our free color consultant lives in Duxbury herself and can work with you to not only get the colors right but to add the different colors you choose to your home in the correct places. If your home was built before 1978, as many are, it may contain lead paint and we are EPA lead certified to work on your home safely. It’s the law in Massachusetts that if a home has lead paint, the painting contractor is lead-certified to work on it.
Duxbury exterior painting tips:
Harsh weather and salt air: Because Duxbury sits right on the Atlantic coast, salt air and coastal storms is an issue that can wear away at your Duxbury home’s exterior, even if you live more inland towards Pembroke or Kingston. Because of Duxbury’s climate, we use painting and staining products that specifically to help combat the wear and tear on your Duxbury home’s exterior. We suggest painting your Duxbury exterior every 6-8 years to help protect the wood. Often the only thing that’s needed is a “maintenance coat” every few years to protect the original paint job and freshen up the wood on the exterior.
Some of our favorite products that will help preserve your home in Duxbury’s coastal climate include:
For exterior trim: Sherwin Williams Resilience
For wood clapboards: Sherwin Williams Woodscapes solid or semi-solid stain
Duxbury homes should be painted every 5-7 years with a maintenance coat applied at year 3 for added protection. Because deck and porch floors tend to be more susceptible to foot traffic abuse, we recommend maintaining your Duxbury deck or porch floors every 2 years to keep them protected.
Rotted wood shingles, trim, and clapboards are of particular concern for Duxbury exterior homes. Because of our harsh winters, coastal storm damage, and salt air are so harsh in Duxbury, wood rot is common on Duxbury homes. If you see rotted wood on your home’s exterior, replace it as soon as possible, because you don’t want water to get inside the wood, and cause further damage to the substrate underneath your home’s wood.
PVC vs. Wood replacement boards – We have carpenters on staff to replace rotted wood on your Duxbury home before we paint. We often replace rotted wood boards with PVC Composite materials so the rotting does not occur again in that area. While PVC tends to be a more expensive material, knowing you won’t have to replace the board again saves money in the long run. We also don’t have to replace ALL of your (non-rotted) trim with PVC, so replacing a board here and there with PVC will not break the bank. For example, trim that skims the ground often rots first and replacing those boards with PVC is a way to prevent future rot on your Duxbury home. With that said, we can replace rotted wood with PVC or wood depending on your budget and time-frame you plan to live in your home. Duxbury residents who are moving sooner rather than later, tend to choose wood over PVC because it’s less expensive. When PVC is added to wood trim in a few areas, it is 100% paintable and blends right into your home amongst the other wood trim. Take a look at this article we wrote on rotted wood replacement for more answers.
Cedar Shingle Maintenance: Cedar shingles are a durable and impact-resistant material making them popular in Duxbury. Cedar shingles often cover whole homes or at the very least, one or two sides of Duxbury exteriors. Many Duxbury residents prefer to let their shingles “gray” over time and you’ll see this “Nantucket” look throughout town. Other residents prefer to coat their shingles with a semi-solid or solid stain to protect them and keep them from graying. Either way, we are experienced at cedar shingle replacement, maintenance, power washing and staining. Because cedar shingles tend to grow plants (yep, that means mold and mildew!) you may see some black color on your shingles or behind them (the black is an indication of plant growth). Power washing with a mold-killing detergent will wash off the plants, but if your shingles are in a damp or shady area, the mold or mildew will grow back. We often recommend trimming trees to reduce the shade and help slow mildew growth on your shingles.
Brick homes in Duxbury: Brick is not as prominent in Duxbury as in other towns, but if your Duxbury home is has a brick or partial brick exterior, we can paint your brick home. As you drive around Duxbury it’s common to see homes that are wood clapboards on the second floor and brick on the first floor. We’ve had great success painting the brick the same color as the clapboards to reduce the visual overload and even out the look of these homes.
Cedar Shingle Before & After at Duxbury Bay Maritime School:
Painting Projects in Duxbury, MA
See below for examples of painting projects we completed in Duxbury in 2020 and 2021:
Duxbury Student Union interior painting
Interior painting to DSU - we also donated 100% of the paint for the project to thank them for all they do for Duxbury students
Exterior painting - Duxbury Colonial
White exterior colonial homes like this one are very common in Duxbury.
Exterior Painting Red Shed in Duxbury
We love the look of this red shed completed for a homeowner in Duxbury.
What a great experience! Your men were very accommodating and very personable. They kept me updated and would leave at the end of the day without leaving debris or ladders tucked away! Thank you CertaPro!
- Barbara S. | Duxbury, MA
Painting your Duxbury interior:
Duxbury residents love to entertain, and their homes tend to reflect this fact!
Open-floor plan homes that are popular in the newer and renovated homes throughout Duxbury often require a single palette of colors that blend together and don’t compete with each other, as you move throughout the open space. In open-floor plan homes it’s important to think about seeing the color of an adjacent room from the room you are in, and making sure the colors “flow” and blend nicely together. Open floor plan color palettes are tricky, but Kate, our designer is an expert in helping your open floor plan look cohesive and not choppy. Working with Kate in your home is a free-service for all of our customers!
The interiors of older homes in Duxbury tend to have nicely sanctioned and delineated rooms with very specific uses (dining, reading, cooking). Because older homes tend to have walls and doors marking the transition from one room to the next, painting colors to suit the room’s use and feel, without as much thought to the rest of the downstairs’ color scheme is perfectly acceptable. For example, we’ve painted a TV room in a relaxing crimson and simultaneously painted a forest green study right next to it. Rooms in homes without open floor plans can handle different paint colors because the doors and walls separate the rooms so well.
Our color consultant lives in Duxbury and can work with you to choose colors that work with your current furnishings and match the “feel” you are trying to create in your home. A free, in-home consultation with our designer is included in every paint job we sell, so go ahead and pull out those Pinterest pictures for her!
If you have any questions about painting your Duxbury or South Shore home, please email us at [email protected]. Even if you’re not hiring us to paint your home, we’re happy to answer you questions to help your DIY project go smoothly.
The painting services we offer in Duxbury
See below for our full list of services offered in Duxbury. Click any of the services below for more information.
Brick Painting and Staining
We can paint or stain your exterior or interior brick surfaces. The decision to paint your brick is not easily reversible, so we'll help you understand the process of painting over brick. In the end, we've found painting brick makes homes look & feel less "industrial" and more, well, like a home.
Color Consultation (Complimentary!)
Our designer Kate will work with you to choose wall colors that coordinate with your current furnishings and exterior colors that make your home stand out from your neighbor's. Color consulting is a complimentary service to all of our customers.
Interior Carpentry and Molding Installation Services
We install crown and dental moldings, wainscot, and other decorative interior moldings to give your home a polished look. We can even install "picture framing" beneath a chair rail to give the look of expensive molding at a fraction of the cost.
Deck & Fence Painting and Staining
We offer a variety of interior and exterior home painting and staining services for your deck, porch and fence. Mahogany decks found in our area are our specialty and need specific products to stay beautiful and protected from the South Shore and Boston climate.
Drywall, plaster, and horsehair plaster repair
We can prepare and repair your drywall, plaster, and horsehair plaster walls before painting them. Whether your walls have water damage or if they have holes and dents that need patching and sanding, we'll create a smooth surface on which to apply paint.
EPA Lead Certified
At CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston we are EPA Lead Certified. This means that if we are performing a renovation, repair or painting project that disturbs lead-based paint in your home, we use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
Epoxy Finishes to your concrete floor
Epoxy coatings help your garage, and basement floors seem polished and more “finished.” By locking in the concrete dust that gets kicked up when people drive or walk on concrete, these coatings can keep the rest of your home cleaner as well.
Exterior House Painting and Staining
We paint & stain homes of all kinds - wood, stucco, brick, and aluminum or vinyl siding. We have years of experience in the Boston climate and will specify the paint or stain formula that's right for your home's body, trim, shutters, windows & doors.
Our interior painters can paint your interior walls, baseboard, trim, and doors, and moldings. Our interior color consultant can come to your home to help you choose colors that you love, that work with your current furnishings.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting
Painting outdated kitchen cabinets makes your home instantly more modern, and tends to provide a huge "boost" to the feel of your entire home. Our complimentary designer helps sample cabinet colors that look great with your current kitchen counters.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
While popcorn ceilings had their time on top trends lists, they are rarely seen in modern homes. Removing a popcorn ceiling yourself can be extremely difficult. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Bostonis trained to remove popcorn ceilings in an effective way that will leave your ceilings feeling fresh. Because popcorn ceilings trap dirt and dust, this is a popular project for allergy sufferers!
Power washing is an important first step in painting the exterior of your home's surface. CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston can power wash your home to remove mold, mildew, oil, salt, and old paint so your new paint or stain lasts longer in our harsh New England climate.
Shingle Maintenance and Staining
Cedar shingles are a staple of our area and require occasional power washing & staining to keep them beautiful & protected. We also specialize in staining both cedar shingles so they reach that fantastic "Nantucket Gray" color.
Stucco Repairs and Painting
It’s important to maintain the stucco or EIFS (also known as synthetic stucco) that covers your home. CertaPro Painters is knowledgeable in both repairs and painting related to stucco and EIFS, and will educate you in determining the best approach to repairing and painting your stucco home.
Carpentry & Wood Repair
With so much wood on our exteriors, 60% of our painting projects start with wood repair. No need to coordinate an outside carpenter to repair rotted wood, clapboards, trim, deck boards, & replace shingles. We can also add polish to your interior with wainscot, dental & crown molding, baseboard & door casings.
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting
CertaPro Painters’ painting teams use products designed to adhere to aluminum and vinyl. Since the surface of aluminum and vinyl is more stable than wood, the paint finish holds up well when painted. This is a great and cost-effective option if your vinyl or aluminium siding is chalking or faded.
Great job. Nice, polite people. I've hired them a few times.
- Priscilla P. | Duxbury, MA
Choosing a “Duxbury Painter” for your home.
Finding the best contractor among all South Shore painting contractors saves you valuable time and money in the long run. Choosing from all the South Shore painting companies may seem a little daunting at first. If so, evaluate them all based on the below key points.
Keep Three Things in Mind When Choosing From Various Painting Contractors
- Company Reputation: How are previous customers describing their experience with the painting company?
- Written Proposal: Is their proposal detailed and in writing? Does it leave anything up for interpretation? You want everything written down so that your vision is clear and there are no issues during the project about what’s included in your proposal.
- Professionalism: What is your first impression of the estimator? Are all of your questions or concerns addressed? Are you confident with their answers to your questions?
Three reasons Duxbury loves CertaPro Painters:
- Company Reputation: CertaPro Painters is your most trusted and referred local painter. Since you are already here, read our reviews.
- Written Proposal: CertaPro Painters provides detailed, customized written proposals that spell out all of the details of your project in words and in photos. We also back our work with a written warranty.
- Professionalism: CertaPro Painters delivers what we promise, on time and on budget.
Keep these things in mind as you talk with various South Shore contractors. You will quickly learn CertaPro Painters is the best contractor for your painting project.
Hiring the best painting contractor makes all the difference to the final result of your Duxbury home. We deliver beautiful finishes and a smooth, positive customer experience.