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CertaPro Painters – Hingham’s Favorite Professional Painter since 1998

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 have done work for Clients who live in Hingham condominiums and work for many Hingham businesses.

Since so much of our work is done in Hingham, we feel it’s important to give back to the community and have donated the Hingham High School lawn signs to each Hingham graduating high school class since 2016.

We also sponsor and clean the highway at Exit 34 (formerly Exit 14) on Route 3 heading toward Hingham.

Historic homes in Hingham

We’ve painted quite a few historic houses in Hingham 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 Kate to help our Hingham customers in both old and new homes, choose colors that will look fantastic in our historic town, while also standing out in their neighborhoods. Our free color consultant can help with both interior and exterior colors.

Exterior suggestions for Hingham homes:

Salt air and stormy Hingham winters: Since Hingham is a coastal town, salt-air and coastal wind bring storms that seem 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 even if it doesn’t sit directly on the coast. We also suggest adding a maintenance coat of paint every 3-5 years to help protect your home’s exterior every. Take our short quiz to find out if your home’s exterior needs painting.

Cedar Shingles – a distinctive “look” in Hingham: Cedar shingles are popular because they offer strength, endurance along with a time-honored New England feeling. In Hingham, most homes contain shingles 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 natural 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 sun that hits that side of your home to help dry your shingles and slow down 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 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 composite boards are more expensive up front, you will not have to replace them again. It’s also our general practice to only replace the rotted wood boards with PVC and leave the rest of the wood boards on your home alone.  When painted, PVC Composite boards look almost exactly like 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 molding 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.  It’s up to you!

 

teal painted front door

Paint products for Hingham exteriors:

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.

Regardless of whether you use paint or stain, 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 & Ball, and pass those savings along to you in our proposal.  All of our quotes include paint, labor, and all materials to complete your project – there is nothing you need to do but tell us the color!

If your older Hingham home (built before 1978) contains lead paint,  we are also certified to work on your home safely.  All painters who work on older homes with lead paint must be certified every few years – it is the law in Massachusetts.

Blue house with black shutters on hill

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

Jay F. | Hingham, MA

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House painting projects in Hingham, MA

See below for examples of painting projects we completed in the Hingham service area.

Hingham Exterior Painting

Hingham Exterior Painting

Benjamin Moore colors: Newburyport Blue, Black shutters

Interior Painting, Dining Room

Interior Painting, Dining Room

Wall color: Sherwin Williams Macadamia

Shingle Cleaning Project, Hingham

Shingle Cleaning Project, Hingham

We power washed and cleaned the cedar shingles on the exterior of this church in Hingham.

Carpentry and Painting, Hingham

Carpentry and Painting, Hingham

We replaced 20% of the wood on this Hingham home prior to painting it.

Exterior Painting, Hingham

Exterior Painting, Hingham

An exterior painting project we completed in Hingham

Color Consultation and Exterior Painting

Color Consultation and Exterior Painting

Painting trim and clapboards the same color gives an historic feel to this Hingham home.

We clean up Route 3 in Hingham

We clean up Route 3 in Hingham

We clean the stretch Route 3 from Exit 34 (formerly Exit 14) in Hingham monthly as our way to give back to Hingham.

Commercial Painting at Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham

Commercial Painting at Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham

You've seen us painting for Derby Street!

Carpentry & exterior painting, Hingham

Carpentry & exterior painting, Hingham

We replaced 10% of the wood with composite trim prior to painting this Hingham home.

Color consultation and Interior Painting, Hingham

Color consultation and Interior Painting, Hingham

Wall color: Farrow & Ball Dix Blue

Painting to Georgian Colonial Home

Painting to Georgian Colonial Home

All colors Sherwin Williams: Alabaster White, Pavestone shutters, Festoon Aqua Door.

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 8 am and stayed most days until 8 pm. Can’t say enough great things about this company - you’ll be happy you chose them!

- Patty A. | Hingham, MA

Patty A. | Hingham, MA

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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 floorboards 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 doesn’t “shed” easily and sometimes puddles on the floorboards. 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 & antique Hingham homes may contain lead paint

Our staff and crews are EPA RRP certified to safely prepare and paint your older home.  Whoever your hire for your older Hingham home, be sure they are certified to renovate lead homes – this is the law in Massachusetts because lead paint is so dangerous to your family when disturbed.

Assume any Hingham home built before 1978 has lead paint when you go to renovate.

Painting your Hingham Interior:

Open floor plans – staple of newly constructed and renovated Hingham homes:

Many newer and remodeled Hingham homes have open floor plans which need a cohesive color palette not to feel “choppy.” This is because, in open floor plans, rooms don’t always have a clear “stopping point.” By using a color scheme that coordinates well from one room to another, the open space “flows” better.

You can be bolder in your color choice for rooms with doors, as the walls and doors clearly define where one color begins, and another ends. Our free in-home designer is an expert at choosing whole-house palettes and can help you ensure your open floor plan’s colors don’t seem choppy.

Interior painting in older or antique Hingham homes:

Older homes in Hingham usually have walls that nicely separate the rooms downstairs. It’s not rare for Hingham residents to choose paint colors based on the room’s function (for example, a navy blue for the study and brighter or neutral color for the kitchen).

Plaster walls are common in Hingham

Our crews have lots of experience with horsehair plaster repairs, wallpaper removal, painting white paint over wood-stained moldings, and most other intricacies of maintaining the antique homes so common in Hingham.

Kate can help you choose interior and colors:

Because choosing colors can overwhelm the best of us, we have lots of resources to help you, including:

A free, in-home consultation with our designer.

Free large 8″ x 8″ color samples. Just email [email protected] with the Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore colors you’re thinking of using. We’ll mail them to you for free – even if you’re doing the painting yourself!

Free color fan deck of The colors of the South Shore that we designed with Sherwin Williams.

If you still haven’t decided on a final color by the day we come to paint for you, our painters will sample your paint colors finalists before painting to make sure you’re happy with your color selection.

Large paint color samples in plum and beige are displayed on a brown wall with checkered curtains
After your color consultation, Kate will mail you large color samples like these.

 

Shingled church in Hingham Massachusetts with a flagpole in front.

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.

Check out our Brick Painting and Staining

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.

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Check out our Color Consultation (Complimentary!)

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.

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Check out our Interior Carpentry and Molding Installation Services

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.

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Check out our Deck & Fence Painting and Staining

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.

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Check out our Drywall, plaster, and horsehair plaster repair

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.

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Check out our EPA Lead Certified

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.

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Check out our Epoxy Finishes to your concrete floor

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.

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Check out our Exterior House Painting and Staining

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.

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Check out our Interior Painting

Interior Painting

Our interior painters can paint your interior walls, baseball, 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.

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Check out our Kitchen Cabinet Painting

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.

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Check out our Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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!

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Check out our Power Washing

Power Washing

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.

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Check out our Shingle Maintenance and Staining

Shingle Maintenance and Staining

Cedar shingles are a staple of area homes 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.

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Check out our Stucco Repairs and Painting

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.

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Check out our Carpentry & Wood Repair

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.

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Check out our Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

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.

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Loved working with Kate to choose colors for my hallway and dining room. Painters are skilled, efficient and clean up well. Have used CertaPro several times for both my interior and exterior & will continue to do so.

- Sophie P. | Hingham, MA

Sophie P. | Hingham, MA

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Sponsor Highway sign on Route 3 near Hingham, MA
To give back to Hingham, we clean Route 3 on a monthly basis.

CertaPro Painters® – Trusted & Referred Painting Contractors

Finding the best contractor among all South Shore and Boston painting contractors saves you valuable time and money in the long run. Choosing from all the Hingham-area painting companies may seem daunting. 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.

When can CertaPro paint my Hingham home?

We update this webpage weekly with our current painting timeframes.  Check it out!

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 34 (formerly 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 also 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 these 3 things in mind when choosing a painting company for your Hingham home:

  • 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?  Never accept a verbal quote or even a written quote without a lot of details – this leaves you on the hook for extras that “weren’t included” as the project starts.
  • Professionalism: What is your first impression of the estimator? Also, were all of your questions or concerns addressed? And are you confident with their answers to your questions?

This is why Hingham Clients call back CertaPro time and time again:

  • Company Reputation: CertaPro Painters the South Shore’s most trusted and preferred painter. Take a look at what your Hingham neighbors have said about us by, reading our reviews.
  • Written Proposal:  CertaPro Painters provides detailed, customized written proposals and backs our work with a written warranty. We write down on your proposal in words and photos precisely what’s included, so we can efficiently execute your vision, and you can make sure we’ve got it right before we start.   It also ensures that everything from the paint and labor is included and that there will be no surprises or extras when we get started.
  • Professionalism:  We deliver what we promise, on time and on budget.

 

Hiring the best painting contractor for your Hingham project makes all the difference when you want beautiful paint finishes and a seamless, positive painting experience.

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