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CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston

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Your Professional Painters in Rochester, Massachusetts.

CertaPro Painters® of the South Shore and Boston offers professional interior and exterior painting services in Rochester. In addition to interior and exterior painting services, we offer several home improvement services including Power Washing, Carpentry Repairs, Free Color Consultation, and Commerical Painting for condominiums and businesses with larger projects. Request a free estimate online, or by call us at 781-585-7246.

Some tips on painting Rochester homes:

Rochester pride is evident in its historic buildings and open farmlands. A mostly rural-residential area, Rochester is a “Right to Farm” community with farms located throughout, including cranberry bogs. Rochester has many homes that sport shingles and clapboard siding which means the wood needs to be protected. These styles coincide with the New England coastal-home aesthetic that we call our specialty.

Harsh weather: Because Rochester sits a bit inland from the coast, storms can wear away at your home’s exterior. We use paints and stains that specifically aid in helping your home resist the wear and tear it endures during the harsh New England winters.

Rotted wood shingles, trim, and clapboards are a common complaint from Rochester homeowners. Because so many Rochester homes are built from wood, wood rot is a common issue for homes – even newer ones. It’s important that if you see rotted wood on your home that you replace it as soon as possible, because if water gets inside the porous wood, the rot will spread quickly.

PVC vs. Wood replacement boards – No need to hire a separate carpenter, as we have carpenters on staff to replace the rotted wood on your Rochester house before we paint. We often replace rotted wood boards with a PVC material (like Azek), so the rotting does not occur again in that area. While PVC tends to be a more expensive material than wood, knowing you won’t have to replace the board again saves money in the long run. We also don’t have to replace ALL of your wood boards or trim with PVC, so replacing a board here and there with PVC will not break the bank. When PVC is added to wood trim in a few areas, it is 100% paintable and blends right into your home amongst the other wood trim. In fact, there are many PVC molding profiles to choose from, and manufacturers even sell intricate and historically-accurate PVC molding profiles for older homes.

Rochester has a lot of cedar shingles! Shingles are nice looking as well as durable and impact-resistant, making them popular in Rochester and all over the South Shore and Cape. Cedar shingles often cover whole homes or at the very least, one or two sides of the exterior. Many residents prefer to let their shingles “gray” over time and you’ll see this very quaint look throughout town. Other Rochester residents prefer to coat their shingles with a semi-solid or solid stain to protect them and keep them from weathering. Either way, we are experienced at shingle maintenance, power washing, and staining.

Because cedar shingles tend to grow mold and mildew you may see some black on your shingles or behind them. Power washing with a mold-killing detergent will wash off the mold and mildew, but if your shingles are in a damp or shady area, the mold or mildew will likely grow back. We recommend trimming your trees to reduce the shade near your cedar shingles to slow down mold growth.

Our commercial painting department understands how to organize your painting project:

We’ve painted in Rochester for years and specialize in offices and condominiums.

If your Rochester business needs to be open during the painting project, we offer night, off hours and weekend painting at no extra charge.  This way you can keep your business open while we paint for you.

For commercial projects, call Dave Rowell at ‭(781) 422-1018‬ or [email protected] We can give you recommendations on paint products and how to stage the project.  Learn more about our commercial painting services for Rochester and surrounding towns here.

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House painting projects in Rochester, MA

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

Exterior Shingled Home

Exterior Shingled Home

North Dartmouth, MA

Exterior House Painting Project of Shingles

Exterior House Painting Project of Shingles

Hanson, MA

White Painted Exterior

White Painted Exterior

Rochester, MA

Exterior House Painting Project

Exterior House Painting Project

Rochester, MA

Blue & White Painted Exterior

Blue & White Painted Exterior

Rochester, MA

Master Bedroom Interior Painting Project

Master Bedroom Interior Painting Project

Rochester, MA

Rochester’s climate dictates certain exterior paint and stain formulas

The harsh New England climate (cold, windy winters and hot summers) is a factor in which paints and stains we use on your Rochester exterior. We recommend Benjamin Moore Arbor Coat stain and Sherwin Williams Resilience paint on exteriors because they both protect homes as well as beautify them.  It is important to understand the different grades and types of paint to make sure you’re using one that will have lasting results.  In Rochester, we generally recommend painting your exterior every 5-7 years.  We often will apply a “maintenance” coat around years 4-6 to protect your home.

To keep your deck protected and looking nice, we generally paint or stain the floorboards every 2 years. The finish on deck and porch floorboards are worn by foot and the hot sun in the summer. Rain puddles on the deck boards and snow piles on during the winter, making the deck floor hard to keep protected and looking good without frequent maintenance.

Choosing exterior paint colors for your Rochester home:

Our exterior color designer will work with you to help you choose colors that blend nicely with the historic homes throughout Rochester. Here are some popular Rochester paint colors to get you started.

Color resources and assistance for Rochester homes

Because color choice can be overwhelming, we have lots of color resources for you, including:

A free, in-home consultation with our designer. She can help you choose both interior and exterior colors that blend with Rochester’s neighborhoods or stand out as very unique on your street. It’s worth getting your color perfect because you will be living with it for years to come.

Color sampling before we start your project.

Free 8” x 8” color samples from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.

We’ll do a color rendering of your exterior or interior space so you can see which paint colors look best, before we even pick up a brush.

Interior painting in Rochester

Many newer and refurbished Rochester homes have open floor plans which need a color scheme that flows seamlessly from room to room with colors that feel cohesive.  Our color consultant can help you work with your current furnishings to get your palette just right.   Take a look at our reviews from your Rochester neighbors to see how we make the interior painting process easy for you.

Older Rochester walls are often made from horsehair plaster and need repair.  Our crews are experienced in repairing your plaster walls before painting them.

Open-floor plan homes that are popular in the newer and renovated homes throughout Rochester require thoughtful consideration of colors to be sure the flow of the space isn’t chopped up by different colors. Our customers with open floor plans like to work with our (free!) designer, and often choose one color to paint in various tones and shades throughout the open space. This helps delineate the rooms while not feeling choppy.

The interiors of older Rochester homes often have walls that break up the space on the first floor. These very delineated rooms usually have very specific uses (for example: studying, dining, and preparing food). Because older homes tend to have walls and doors that clearly mark the transition from one room to the next, painting colors to suit the room’s use and feel, is perfectly acceptable.  This means a dark green study and a bright white kitchen can live in harmony.

Our color consultant can work with you in your Rochester home at no charge once you choose us to paint for you. We are happy to help with both exterior and interior color choices. We find our happiest customers are the ones who took the hour with our designer to get the colors “just right.”

certapro crew painting interior of home

Kate helped me have the courage to choose a blue a bit deeper than the one I thought I wanted. And it's perfect.

- Judy A. | Rochester, Mass.

Judy A. | Rochester, Mass.

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Painting Services in Rochester

See below for our full list of services offered in Rochester. 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, baseboard, 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 our area 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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We've used CertaPro a number of times now because they just do a good job.

- Justin T. | Rochester, Ma

Justin T. | Rochester, Ma

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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.

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