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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 contemporaries, ranches and tudors as well around town as well – all styles of homes exist in Duxbury! 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.
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.
Painting Historic homes in Duxbury are 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. Many Duxbury older homes contain lead paint, we are EPA lead certified to work on your home safely.
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. 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.
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
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
At CertaPro Painters of the South Shore and Boston region, we can help you paint or stain your exterior or interior brick. The decision to painting or stain over brick on your home should be considered carefully because it's not easily reversible. That being said, painting or staining over brick often gives a fresh and uniform look to the brick that makes your home look less industrial and more, well, like a home. Our free color consultant can work with you at your home to choose a color that will help you love the result.
Color Consultation (Complimentary!)
Our designer Kate will work with you in your home to choose colors that coordinate with your current interior furnishings. We can also help you choose colors for your home’s exterior and have extensive experience getting exterior colors historically accurate. This means if you want to blend into the South Shore’s historic districts, we can make this happen. Color consulting is a free service to all of our customers and is time well spent because it results in a look that you'll love.
Interior Carpentry and Molding Installation Services
Installing crown and dental moldings, wainscot and other decorative moldings is a project for our skilled carpenters. Many South Shore customers have us install "picture framing" beneath a chair rail and then paint it white for the look of expensive molding for much less money.
Deck & Fence Painting and Staining
At CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston we offer a variety of interior and exterior home painting and staining services, including your home’s deck and fencing. Regardless of the room inside your home that needs an update or the area of your home’s exterior that needs protection from Mother Nature, our team works with you to determine the best plan of action for your home.
Drywall, plaster, and horsehair plaster repair
CertaPro Painters of the Boston-area can prepare and repair your drywall, plaster, and horsehair plaster walls before painting them. Whether your home has water damage or has walls that need patching and sanding, CertaPro Painters of the South Shore will patch, sand, and prime your walls to create a smooth surface 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.
Kitchen Cabinet Repainting
Your outdated kitchen cabinets cause your home to feel less modern and fresh. At CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston our free designer will work with you to find a new color for your cabinets that meets the needs of your home and daily routine. Our customers tell us that painting their kitchen cabinets has been the single biggest "boost" in the look of their homes!
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 a vital step in painting the exterior of your home. CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston uses the process to remove mold, oil and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.
Shingle Maintenance and Staining
Cedar shingles are a staple of South Shore and Boston area homes and require occasional power washing and staining to keep them looking great and protected.
Stucco Repairs and Painting
As with any other home exterior, it’s important to maintain the stucco or EIFS (also known as synthetic stucco) covering your home. The CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston team is very knowledgeable in both repairs and painting related to these two materials and will work alongside you to determine what services your home needs.
Carpentry & Wood Repair
Because there is so much wood on South Shore and Boston area exteriors, almost 60% of our painting projects start with some sort of wood repair before we paint. Our busy customers appreciate that we can do the whole painting job for them, without having to coordinate an outside carpenter to repair rotted wood, clapboards, trim, deck and porch boards and replace shingles for them. Our carpenters can also add trim including wainscot, dental molding, crown molding and door casings to your home to give it a finished look.
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.