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Professional Painters in Hingham, MA
Hingham is one of the South Shore’s most historic towns, and we have the skills and knowledge to help maintain your Hingham home, whether it was built in 1717 or 2017. We’ve painted everything from Hingham antique colonials on Main Street to contemporary houses on Crow Point, and also have done work for Clients who live in Hingham condominiums and work for Hingham businesses. Since so much of our work is done in Hingham, we feel it’s important to give back to the community. To this end have donated the Hingham High School yard signs to each Hingham graduating high school class since 2016. We also sponsor and clean the highway at Exit 14 on Route 3 heading toward Hingham.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional interior painting services to the Hingham, MA service area.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional exterior painting services to the Hingham, MA service area.
Learn More About House Painting in Hingham Below
Historic homes in Hingham
We’ve painted quite a few historic houses in Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Duxbury and have experience working with the Hingham Historical Society to provide historically accurate color advice to our Clients. We also offer a free, in-home color consultation with our staff designer to help our Hingham customers in both old and new homes, choose colors that will look fantastic inside our historic town, while also standing out in their neighborhoods. Our free color consultant can help with both interior and exterior colors.
Suggestions for Hingham homes that need painting:
Salt air and stormy Hingham winters: Since Hingham is a coastal town, salt air and coastal storms present winds and storms that seems to be getting worse every year. We suggest using paints and stains that are specifically designed to help combat the winter damage to your Hingham home’s exterior. We also suggest adding a coat of paint to help protect your home’s exterior every 3-5 years – we call this a “maintenance coat,” and it is a common service we perform in Hingham and other South Shore coastal towns to protect your investment.Take our short quiz to find out if your home’s exterior needs painting, or if you can wait.
Cedar Shingles – a distinctive “look” in Hingham and Boston-Area towns: Cedar shingles are so popular because they offer endurance along with time-honored New England feel. In Hingham, most homes contain shingles often on at least one or more sides of their exterior. Many Hingham residents like to let their shingles weather or grey over time – this is a classic look that gets better with age. Some customers prefer we coat their shingles with a stain that prevents the greying – it’s up to you!
But…shingles can grow mold! Yes, your cedar shingles can be a habitat for plant growth (“plant growth” is our euphemism for “mold and mildew!”). We recommend power-washing cedar shingles with a mold-killing solvent. If your shingles face a shady side of your home, the mildew will certainly grow back again. As a precaution, we recommend trimming shady areas so that there is some sunshine that can help dry your shingles and slow down the plant growth.
Rotted trim, shingles and clapboards are common on Hingham homes. Wood failure is common on Hingham exteriors due to the storms, wind and the salt-air. Our carpenters repair rotting wood on about 60% of the Hingham homes we paint, so this is a very common issue In Hingham that we can handle before we start painting. It is important if you are painting your home yourself that you never paint over rotted wood. Not only will the paint not adhere, but the wood rot will get much worse very quickly.
PVC vs. Wood replacement boards – We have carpenters on staff to replace rotted wood on your Hingham home before we paint. We often replace rotted wood boards with PVC material like Azek trim boards. While PVC is more expensive, you will not have to replace it again. It’s also our general practice to only replace the rotted wood boards with PVC, which when painted is hard to distinguish from the existing wood on your home. To help keep costs down, we leave the non-rotted wood in place and repair only the wood that is rotten. Today’s PVC is available to match many historic moulding styles to maintain your older Hingham home in period style – we can even replace wood gutters with a direct-match PVC solution! If you plan to put your home on the market sooner rather than later, it can be more cost effective to choose less expensive wood materials to replace your boards.
More About Painting Projects in Hingham
While we call ourselves a painting company, we apply a good deal of solid and semi-solid stain on Hingham area homes. Once dried, a solid stain looks just like paint, but is able to seep into vulnerable wood fibers, and protect the wood from coastal elements such as wind and salt air that affect Hingham homes. Either way, it’s important that you use the best available paint or stain available. As the South Shore’s largest painting company, we get fantastic discounts from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore and Farrow and Ball, and pass those savings along to you.
If your older Hingham home (built before 1978) contains lead paint we are also certified to work on your home safely.
Lou was great. Took the time to explain his thoughts about our project and answered a ton of my questions. He’s definitely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. I look forward to working with CertaPro.
- Jay F. | Hingham, MA
House painting projects in Hingham, MA
See below for examples of painting projects we completed in the Hingham service area.
Shingle Cleaning Project
We powerwashed and cleaned the cedar shingles on the exterior of this building in Hingham.
Adpot a Highway Sign
We clean the stretch Route 3 from Exit 14 to 15 in Hingham monthly as our way to give back to Hingham.
As in 2009, we hired CertaPro to re-paint our home in June 2020. The crew who painted couldn’t have been more efficient, professional, friendly, and prompt. They arrived each day at 8am and stayed most days until 8pm. Can’t say enough great things about this company - you’ll be happy you chose them!
- Patty A. | Hingham, MA
Deck and Porch Maintenance in Hingham:
Most Hingham homes have at least a back deck or a front porch and sometimes both! No matter the material your deck is made of, we can stain the floor boards so the damage caused by sun and water is mitigated. We suggest applying stain every 1-2 years to the floor of a deck to keep it looking nice and prevent damage. Because the floor of a deck is a horizontal surface, water isn’t “shed” easily and sometimes puddles. This is why you’ll see wear on the floor of your deck before you see it on the spindles and other vertical surfaces where gravity helps shed the water faster.
Older Hingham homes built before 1978 may contain lead paint
Hingham Interiors – a nod to its rich history:
Many newer and remodeled Hingham homes have open floor plans which need a cohesive color palette in order to not feel choppy. This is because in open floor plans rooms don’t have a clear “stopping point.” By using a color scheme that coordinates well from one room to another, the open space “flows” better. For rooms with doors, you can be bolder in your color choice, as the walls and doors clearly define where one color begins and another ends.
Older homes in Hingham have often walls that nicely separate the rooms downstairs. It’s not rare for Hingham residents to choose paint colors based on the function of the room (for example a dark green for the study and a brighter or neutral color for the kitchen). Our crews have lots of experience with horsehair plaster repairs, wallpaper removal, painting white over stained mouldings, and most other intricacies of maintaining the antique homes that are common to Hingham, Scituate, Cohasset, Norwell and Duxbury.
We offer an hour with our designer, in your home, to make sure the paint colors you choose look nice together and coordinate with your current furnishings.
Because choosing colors can overwhelm the best of us, we have lots resources to help you including:
Free large 8” x 8” color samples.
Free color fan deck of The colors of the South Shore that we designed with Sherwin Williams.
Sampling of paint colors to make sure you’re happy with your color selection.
Painting Services in Hingham, MA
See below for our full list of services offered in Hingham. Click any of the services below for more information.
Since your home is exposed to salt air and New England winters, we have carpenters on staff to replace the rotting wood, window sills, shingles and clapboards that inevitably occurs in homes on the South Shore. The CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston team can also install decorative borders inside your home including crown molding, baseboards, door casings, and wainscoting.
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.
Free, in-home Consultation
Our designer will work with you in your home to choose colors that match 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.
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.
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.
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.
Work is scheduled within a reasonable period of time. Painters are skilled, efficient and clean up well. Have user CertaPro several times and will continue to do so.
- Pat L. | East Weymouth, MA
CertaPro Painters® – Trusted & Referred Painting Contractors
Finding the best contractor among all local painting contractors saves you valuable time and money in the long run. Choosing from all the local painting companies may seem a little daunting at first. If so, evaluate them all based on the below key points.
How much will it cost to paint my Hingham home?
Because cost is our number one question, we’ve compiled this pricing guide to painting homes in Hingham and the South Shore. In general, our prices are not the most expensive on the South Shore, but we’re not the least expensive either.
Why hire CertaPro for your Hingham home?
There are many reasons to hire us, but we have the best reputation on the South Shore for a reason: We deliver what we promise.
We also give back to Hingham and the South Shore in many ways. You’ll see our Sponsor A Highway Sign right at Exit 14 in Hingham and we have sponsored the Hingham High School graduating class as well as Hingham Little League and many other organizations. We’ve got a great relationship with the Hingham Historical Society and have partnered with them in the past to paint historically accurate colors on many Hingham date-boarded antique homes.
Can you paint my living room in time for my party?
Hingham residents love to entertain, that is why we have a “rush painting crew” on staff. If you’re having a party or need your home painted in a hurry, most times we can accommodate your timeframe. Just remind us of your deadline when we give you a quote, so we can make sure to prioritize your project.
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? Or does it seem like an informal estimate?
- Professionalism: What is your first impression of the sales representative / estimator? Also, were all of your questions or concerns addressed? And are you confident with their answers to your questions?
Three Reasons CertaPro Painters® became the BEST Local Painting Contractor
- 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 at the time of your appointment, while also backing our work with a written warranty.
- Professionalism: CertaPro Painters is the brand of Certainty. We deliver what we promise, on time and on budget.
Keep these things in mind as you talk with various contractors. You will quickly learn CertaPro Painters is the best contractor for your painting project, by far.
Hiring the best painting contractor makes all the difference. As a result you’ll get beautiful finishes and a smooth, positive customer experience.