16 October 2020

Journal of an exterior painting project

This was our 16-year old home prior to CertaPro painting the exterior.   Friday, September 18: Met with Kate Rafoth, CertaPro’s designer to help me choose colors for the outside of my home. Kate asked lots of questions about how I wanted the home to feel (mostly like we had some style!) and came upRead the full article

30 September 2020

How late in the fall can I paint my exterior?

Each year in the fall lots of people start asking us to fit them into our fall schedule for a few reasons: 1. Fall’s temperature is perfect: once average daytime temperatures dip below 50 degrees (usually early-mid November), exterior latex paint cannot be applied until temperatures rise again (usually in early spring, sometimes earlier). 2.Read the full article

21 September 2020

Paint It Pink

Like to make a donation?Click Here CertaPro Painters® has once again partnered with Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to Paint It Pink. The goal is to raise $50k total during October and November to generate awareness and help fund breast cancer research. Participating franchisees will be donating $10 from every painting project completed between OctoberRead the full article

18 August 2020

Rolling versus spraying paint on your Boston-area home

Rolling versus spraying paint on your Boston-area home There are benefits to both spraying and rolling your interior or exterior – let’s review them: Paint spraying: Is a faster way to paint your exterior or empty interior Requires extensive preparation of the surface before spraying Requires plastic masking for areas that will not be paintedRead the full article

11 August 2020

How often do I need to paint my Boston-area home?

Exteriors: Wooden clapboards and Trim: Every 5-7 years depending on the following factors: Climate Homes in coastal towns like Duxbury, Marshfield, Hingham and Cohasset tend to need painting every 5-7 years Inland homes likely need painting every 7-8 years. Harsh winters and very hot summers tend to wear away at paint faster. Better paint andRead the full article

08 May 2020

Step by step instructions for fixing a hole in drywall

Step by step instructions for fixing a hole in drywall: It’s simple to fix a hole in drywall – in fact there are many $12 patch kits at hardware stores and home centers that have all of the materials you need to do it yourself. Fixing a drywall hole is a great life-skill to teachRead the full article

27 March 2020

Have more time than money? Paint it yourself!

Step-by-step instructions for painting a standard interior room: Here’s what you’ll need (all links are to Amazon, but to buy locally Curry Ace Hardware or Sherwin Williams locations in Pembroke, Hingham and Quincy will have these supplies or similar.) A babysitter for the kids 120-grit sandpaper Painter’s tape – we like Frog Tape, but ifRead the full article

11 March 2020

Which paint is best?

Paint brands sell both “fair” and “fantastic” paint Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are simply brands of paint. Like cars, there are entry-level and luxury paints within each paint brand. Beware of a quote with only the brand name listed When a painter tells you they use “Benjamin Moore paint” it explains nothing about theRead the full article

09 March 2020

Can’t meet us in person? No problem.

We can quote your painting project by email. If for any reason you are unable to meet with an estimator in person, we can accommodate by providing an accurate quote via email. Please follow the instructions on this page for the type of painting project you need completed. We will promptly reply with a confirmation.Read the full article

02 March 2020

Getting your home ready to sell

We paint for lots of South Shore and Boston-area families before they sell their home, and if they stay in the area, we usually paint for them again on their way into their new home. Here are some ways we can help you get your home “dressed for sales success”: Choose colors that are universallyRead the full article