Catchlight Painting
5th year as a Best Pick
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Catchlight Painting has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 106 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Achieving a fine finish, one that beautifully complements the architecture of an historic or contemporary home, is a Catchlight trademark. We are committed to quality workmanship, courteous customer service, and beautiful, lasting results. At Catchlight Painting, our goal is to exceed all your expectations."

Nigel Costolloe | Principal
Company Information
Services Offered
Catchlight Painting performs residential interior and exterior painting, light carpentry, plaster and drywall repairs, gutter cleaning and oiling, and glass replacement. The company specializes in faux and natural wood finishes as well as wood staining and deck refinishing.
The company guarantees all work for three years.
Company History
Catchlight Painting has served the greater Boston area since 1994.
The company is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and an accredited member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).
HIC 151854
Areas Served
Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Quincy, Malden, Medford, Newton, Somerville, Billerica, Lexington, Marlborough, Maynard, Waltham, Framingham, Hopkinton, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Sharon, Stoughton, Wellesley

“They're fabulous. They did interior painting. They're experienced and professional, and they have very high standards for their work. Their people show up on time, dress professionally, behave professionally, and leave the place spotless. It's really good service. I'd give them an A+. I'm very likely to recommend Catchlight Painting.”

“They were perfect. They cleaned up after themselves and were here when they said they would be here. They painted the outside of the house, and they've done interior painting. They're really as good as it gets. I'd give them an A+ rating. I have already recommended them.”

“They do very high-quality work. We used them to paint our house years ago, and it's really lasted well. This time was a touch-up. They're professional, and they do excellent work—A.”

“I love Catchlight Painting. I like that they come, they walk the space, and they give an estimate. Their people show up when they say they're going to show up, and they do a fabulous job. They did painting. They painted, stripped paper, painted, and re-plastered the walls when they took down the wallpaper. They did the same thing with all of the other rooms. They did plastering where it needed to be done and then painted. I think altogether, we just had a back hallway and a bedroom done, which is probably the equivalent to two more rooms, so five rooms were done. I'd give them an A. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They're terrific. They keep appointments. They have reliable people who are intelligent and communicate well. They also have the ability to do some carpentry, and that went very well also. I'd call it an A. I think that they are very good painters, near the top, but maybe not at the top. I think they're good. We'd use them again. I'm very likely to recommend them. Call it an A+.”

“They have very high-quality work and are very dependable. The work was done on time, under budget, and they're very reliable people. I'd definitely hire them again. I'd give them an A+. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They were really, really good. I had excellent work, no complaints. I would recommend them.”

“I like how professional they were. I like how trustworthy and timely they were in terms of completing the work on the house. They painted the entire interior. I'd give them an A+. Everything was great. We already have recommended them, and someone used them that we know.”

“They were very clean, very professional, and trustworthy. They did interior painting of my whole house. I'd give them an A+. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They painted a few rooms, and their workers were very professional. They were on time, and they were very neat. They were here a few of the days, and they were here alone. They just did a really good job. I'd give them an A+. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They were great. They were really good. The guys were great, they were professional, they were confident, and they worked hard. I'd give them as good as they can get.”

“They were just timely and efficient. They painted a wooden front door and the interior of a garage. I'd probably give them an A. I'm very likely to recommend them, and I'd use them again in the future.”

“We liked them very much. I had no complaints at all. They were great.”

“They were very thorough, and they returned. If we had any questions, they came back and made sure they finished the job well. They actually removed wallpaper and then repainted almost every room in our new home. I'd say it was A-. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They were painting our house. They were good.”

“I had a positive experience.”

“They painted a bathroom. It was easy I guess. I'd give them an A. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“They painted some walls in my home. I just think they did a good job. They did what I asked for. There weren't any defects in the painting. I'd give them an A. I'm likely to recommend them.”

“They painted my house. They're very professional. Everyone on the team is very professional. They're very considerate of my needs, the care of my yard and house, and any questions that I had or any issues that I had with what they did or didn't do. I'd say pretty much an A. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“I have extremely high regard for Catchlight.”

“The company was great.”

“Catchlight gets an A+ on everything. They're the best painters I've ever used, and I've referred them to a lot of people who've been happy, too. I live in a big, old Victorian, and they've done tons of stuff for me. I chose them because they have such a great reputation, and I have no criticism of them at all.”

“Catchlight was great. I liked the quality of their work and their attitudes. They were very committed to doing a good job, very polite, and very detail oriented. They did a lot of interior painting, and I would give them the best rating.”

“The crew from Catchlight was really good, and the house looks gorgeous. I used to have a 120-year-old Victorian home that they painted. Now, I'm in a newer home, and I called them because I knew they could make a new house look amazing.”

“Catchlight has grade-A painters. They painted the downstairs.”

“They did some work for us a couple of months ago. It was great. They were fast, they did what we wanted, and they were friendly. The work was good. They painted two rooms.”

“They were really knowledgeable and responsive, and they did a nice job when they came. They just repainted our dining room. I'd grade them as an A.”

“We were very happy. The guys who were here were really good to communicate with. They understood and listened, and they really took the time to make sure that they knew exactly what we wanted. Once they were here, the painters went above and beyond—painting things that weren't even in the budget. They did a good job on everything, so we were very happy. It was interior painting, including a hallway and bathroom. I'll give them an A. I was delighted with their work.”

“They were polite, neat, clean, efficient, responsive, and punctual. Everything was as I thought it was going to be or as they said it would be. They did some interior painting. It was not my whole place, but it was like half of it. They did a really nice job. I was referred to them by someone else. I'd say they get an A from me.”

“They're good painters, they're honest, they're efficient, and they're gentle on the finishes of your house. They're just good people to have around. They've done all my exterior painting and a lot of touching up on my interior. Now, they're painting windows for me. I had actually met them through a very trustworthy person, so I figured they had to be pretty good. I would give them an A.”

“The quality of work and good communication made it a good experience. The job was some interior painting in a few different rooms—I think it was three or four rooms. I think it was a recommendation from a neighbor or a friend.”

“It was great, and I would absolutely use them again. We did their Painter-For-A-Day program for three days, and we did almost every room in the house. Everything was white before they came in. I don't have any experience with another painting company, but the foreman on the job was very professional. I was definitely happy with the work, and I would absolutely use them again. I would definitely give them an A.”

“I think extremely highly of them. They get the best score ever on their promptness or anything. They're phenomenal. I'd recommend them to anybody. They get an A.”

“I thought they were great. Catchlight is just exceptionally professional, reliable, and attentive to detail. They were great. They painted the whole exterior of the house, and they did interior touch-up and painting when I had all my windows replaced. They've never steered me wrong, and everything has always gone off without a hitch. I would give them an A+.”

“Catchlight has done some painting for us. We live in a condo building, and the building people hired them to do a couple projects here, as well. They are extremely professional—all really nice to deal with and detail oriented, and everything turns out great. We've used them repeatedly, so we really like them. They were so easy to work with. It was an A service, absolutely. They are extraordinarily professional. They don't leave you hanging like a lot of service folks do. They are exceedingly professional, very reliable—just excellent across the board.”

“I think they're great. I like them a lot. They're responsive in terms of getting back to me when they say they're going to get back to me. Nigel Costolloe is the head of it, and he's very, very responsive. I liked his work crew. He has a well-designed, well-organized hierarchy with a manager that's here every day. All of the painters are smart, and they're always responsive to questions. They give good answers. They're polite, and they're watchful of anything in the yard. They wanted to know where things were in the garden so that they wouldn't damage anything, and they do a great job. They attend to the prep work well, and they do the finish work well. They get an A.”

“They were phenomenal—they were fabulous. Aside from the fact that their work was simply superb, they were helpful about the color and the kind of paint we should use. They were there when they said they would be there. They stayed all day and did not stretch out the duration of the painting. They were scrupulous about cleaning up after themselves, in terms of the tarps that they laid down and their care of the woodwork, and they restored the room to where it had been in the time that they said they would. We have a large Victorian, and we have had various parts of it painted several times. Catchlight was the best. They're all A's.”

“Everything went perfect. Our ceilings were built in 1943, and there was a particular substance that was used which made a difference in whether or not the paint would stick. The painter knew about that and the appropriate paint to use so that it wouldn't flake. I'd give them an A.”

“Catchlight is absolutely outstanding. They do superb work. They're very reliable and incredibly nice. I would never use anybody else. I like their quality, reliability, and character. I've had a ten-year relationship with them, and I've never had any issues with Catchlight. I would give them an A.”

“Everything went really well. Catchlight did an excellent job. First of all, they were on time and clean. You wouldn't even know they had been there when they were done. Everything was done exactly the way they said they were going to do it. I didn't have to reiterate anything or go over anything. It was done the way they said they would do it. The estimates and everything were just spot on. I haven't had to call them back for any reason. I would give them an A. They exceeded all of my expectations.”

“Catchlight is amazing. They're kind and thorough and very respectful, and I think they're great. They did work for me just the once, but I would absolutely consider using them again, in a heartbeat. They deserve an A.”

“It was a big job, and everything went very well. My kitchen designer told me about them, and they did a good job. They are very nice, did a good job, and cleaned up after themselves; I was happy with them. I didn't have any trouble. I would give them an A.”

“They're very good. We've used them in the past, and everything worked out. They've done many, many jobs for us. We started using them many years ago, and we repeatedly use them. They always do a good job—that's why I always call them. I would give them an A.”

“Overall, I thought they were very good. It was a very limited job—a front door and a rear door. They had a good attitude and were on time and very professional. They were great. They've never performed beneath my standards. I'd give them an A.”

“Everything went great. They were actually fabulous, very clean, and their follow-up was excellent. I would highly recommend them. This was the only time I've used them, but I would use them again and recommend them to other homeowners. I'd give them an A.”

“It was an interior and exterior job, and everything went very well. I chose Catchlight because somebody recommended them. I would give them an A.”

“They have done a very good job. I was absolutely satisfied with what they did. They're very punctual. They came on time. I got an estimate, and it was spot on. They performed excellent work. They cleaned up nicely. There were no complaints. They get an A.”

“I thought they were excellent. Excellent all the way around—straight A's. They're clean, honest, prompt, and professional. I'd give them an A.”

“It was fine. It was a little, small job on our garage, but I think it was fine. I don't have anything to complain about. They were fine, so I'd give them an A.”

“I love Catchlight Painting. They're an A—they're excellent.”

“Everything went great. They were very polite and clean and neat, which doesn't always happen for painting services. They were very responsive when things were changed. I liked the guy, Nigel, who came in and looked through to see what needed to be done, and he was very thorough and knowledgeable. After they left and the work was done, there were no issues. I'll give them an A.”

“I thought they were very good. They did a good job on the schedule we discussed and so forth, so I did not have any complaints. Everything went as planned. I'd give them an A.”

“They're a great company—very responsive to our needs. I couldn't say enough good things about them. They're a good outfit, so I really can't say enough about their work. From the first contact, they got back to me quickly. We had a minor issue about paint color, but once that was squared away, everything was as described. The owner came and took a look at the house during the initial meeting, so there's no surprises. They deserve an A.”

“They're very good. We're enthusiastic about them. They're very attentive, had a good crew, and paid attention to detail. We were very happy with them. I'd give them an A.”

“It went fine. We thought they did a good job all the way around. It was a relatively little job. I think it was three or four rooms. We haven't needed to call them back to have them touch anything up. The work they did was good, and we haven't had any problems with it at all. I'd give them an A. We've used lots of painters before, and I liked the job they did. Their work is better than most.”

“Catchlight was great. They're very clean, very efficient, and very pleasant to work with, so I was very pleased with them. They painted my whole apartment, then they did the individual spaces. I haven't had to call them back yet for any other work. I'd give them an A.”

“I thought very highly of them. They were very professional, very careful. They painted the exterior of my house, and they also did a room on the inside. There was some touch-up that they came back and did, but that was fine. They've done a very good job. I've been very happy with them. I would give them an A.”

“I wasn't really involved, because my designer did everything, but everything went fine with Catchlight. I would rate their service an A.”

“I thought they were great. They're professional, they were prepared, and everything went well. It was smooth from start to finish. This was the first time they had done work for me. It was a two-bedroom apartment, so it was a small job. They haven't had to come back for touch-ups. I'd give them an A.”

“Everything was fine. They did a great job. They were clean, they were neat, and they were prompt. They just did very good work. They deserve an A.”

“They're top-notch. I used them two years ago, and I haven't had to call them back after the work was completed. They're very neat, and they did everything that I asked them to do. I'd give them an A.”

“They were great—it was a great experience. I liked the Painter-For-A-Day program, and I liked the painter that I got—she was fantastic. Also, they were extremely professional from the first e-mail inquiry I made to the response from them to the painter follow-up. The whole process was seamless and very professional. I'd give them an A. They were fantastic.”

“They're excellent. The communication was easy. It was initially done by phone, but I said that I preferred e-mail, so we switched to e-mail. The guy did the work and was able to estimate that it was going to take longer and communicate that to me so that I could plan accordingly. Everything worked out. They get an A.”

“They did a phenomenal job. They painted a couple walls of a studio apartment. What stood out was the quality of the work, their responsiveness, getting the work done on time, and getting it done as I asked them to do. It was what you would expect of a painter. They deserve an A+.”

“Everything went great. They're very thorough, they go above and beyond, and they make suggestions about things that you didn't even know about. They're very polite and competent professionals. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked them. They were professional, courteous, and communicative. They were prompt, and I think they did a good job. They've only done work for me once. I'd give them an A+.”

“Everything went very good. They know what they're doing, and I especially like the owner. He's very knowledgeable. I always learn something from him, and he's never done me wrong. I would give them an A+.”