22 January 2021

Unusual Things That We Paint

As a painting company most people would guess that we paint a lot of walls, decks, porches, ceilings, columns, clapboards and shingles. But I bet you wouldn’t guess we also paint lots of the following things: Metal Flagpoles: Last year we painted over 50 flag poles across the South Shore, many at cemeteries and inRead the full article

19 January 2021

The importance of having a long-term relationship with your Commercial Painter

In every business relationship, as long as both sides are “delivering what they promise,” the relationship usually gets better with age. This is true with the relationship we have with our Commercial Clients. Does this sound familiar? You try out a new vendor (painter, plumber, cleaning service) and have high hopes for their skills. TheRead the full article

14 January 2021

Tax implications of painting

Question: Is painting taxable in Massachusetts? Answer: As long as the painting contractor pays sales tax on the paint to the paint vendor, there is no tax on the labor so the price you are quoted by your painting contractor is the price you will pay, with no further taxes added. If the painting contractorRead the full article

12 January 2021

Fast facts about painting rusted surfaces

Question: Can I paint over rust to get rid of it? Answer: No. Painting over rust will not cause rust deterioration to stop underneath the paint. If you don’t remove as much of the rust as you can, the metal underneath the paint will continue to weaken. Question: How can I remove rust on aRead the full article

09 December 2020

Will painting over mold kill it?

Q: Will painting over mold kill it? A: Unfortunately, no. There are coatings that claim to kill mold, but you still need to clean the mold off the surface beforehand by killing the organism and mold spores with a mold-killing detergent. It’s feasible that mold can grow underneath paint coatings and put the health ofRead the full article

07 December 2020

Painting your exterior steel bulkhead doors

Many South Shore and Boston-area homes that don’t have walk-out basements (that is, a basement exit door such as a sliding door to the backyard), have bulkhead doors that connect their basement to the backyard. Unfortunately, the bulkhead is often an eye sore if it’s rusted or painted a color that doesn’t blend with theRead the full article

Woodpecker holes on your South Shore and Boston-area home

Woodpecker holes on your home and how to fix them Almost 20% of the homes we work on in the Boston area have woodpecker holes. Of course, our carpenters can fill with wood putty so water doesn’t get inside your wood siding and trim and cause the wood to rot, but here I’m going toRead the full article

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