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Professional Painters in Hull, MA
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional interior and exterior painting services to the Hull, MA service area. In addition to interior and exterior painting services we offer several home improvement services including Drywall Repair, Color Consultation, Power Washing, and Concrete Staining and Epoxy Finish. If you’re interested in our services, the first step is to request a free estimate either by filling out the form online, or by calling us at 781-585-7246.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional interior painting services to the Hull, MA service area.
CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional exterior painting services to the Hull, MA service area.
Maintaining Homes in Hull
Hull is the South Shore’s most unique and coastal town, and maintaining a home in Hull presents a few unique challenges. We’ve painted everything from Hull antique Victorian homes in the Village to bungalows in the Alphabets, and also have done work for a number of commercial and condo clients in Hull as well.
Historic homes in Hull. We’ve painted quite a few historic houses in Hull, Hingham, and elsewhere, and have experience working with various historic societies to provide historically accurate color advice to our Clients. We also offer a complimentary, in-home color consult with our staff designer to help our Hull customers in both old and new homes, choose colors that will look fantastic on the shores of Hull, while also allowing them to stand out amongst their neighbors. Our color consultant can help you with both interior and exterior colors.
Our thoughts on painting in Hull
Salt air and stormy Hull winters: Hull is the most coastal town on the South Shore. Some of Hull’s homes see direct seawater exposure during our winter nor’easters, and salty air can be an issue for our house coatings year-round. We suggest specific paints and stains that are engineered to help combat the winter damage to your Hull 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 Hull and other South Shore coastal towns to keep moisture at bay and protect wood surfaces.
Cedar Shingles – on lots (and lots!) of Hull homes: Cedar shingles have long been used as exterior siding for centuries, and offer durability along with a time-honored New England feel. In Hull, many homes are sided with cedar shingles that have years of existing coatings. We have experience in removing these coatings prior to painting a new coating on. Many Hull residents like to let their shingles weather or grey over time – this is a classic look that just gets better with age. Some Hull 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 a 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. The sunlight also allows the shingles to “breathe.” Ahhhhh!
Rotted trim, shingles and clapboards are common on Hull homes. Wood failure is common on Hull exteriors due to damage by the many coastal storms we face, wind and salt-air. Our carpenters repair rotting wood on about 50% of the houses in Hull that we paint so it’s a very common issue that our carpenters can repair for you 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 fail to 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 Hull 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 Hull home in period style – we can even replace wood gutters with a direct-match PVC gutter! 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 your choice.
Home Interiors in Hull
Open-floor plan homes that are popular in the newer and renovated homes throughout Hull often need a single color in various tones to help the space together as you move throughout the first floor, and up the stairs to the upper hall. It can be fun to choose a bold color for a powder room or first-floor office. Hull teens and tweens are often included on appointments with our color consultant in order to give them some independence in choosing their own room color, while keeping with the feel of the rest of your home – we understand this delicate balance!
Older homes in Hull can have unique stained mouldings that can stand up for years. We can offer options to touch up stain, or convert the stained mouldings and trim to painted mouldings for a more modern look. It’s not rare for Hull residents to choose paint colors based on the function of the room (for example a beachy green for the sun porch and a brighter or more 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 Hull, Duxbury, Scituate, Cohasset, and Hingham.
Our color consultant works with our Hull customers to help give them the confidence to try a color a bit more unique than you would try on your own. Of course, we will never push you to paint a color outside of your comfort zone though!
If you have any questions about painting your Hull home, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I’m happy to answer your questions, even if you’re doing the painting yourself!
- Ralph S. | Weymouth, MA
Painting Services in Hull, MA
See below for our full list of services offered in Hull. Click any of the services below for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They did an excellent job.
- Steve and Hazel M. | Plymouth, 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.
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.