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How Does Arch Painting Prep Your Home or Business for Painting?

Taking on a large paint project is about more than just putting the paint on the wall. Here at Arch Painting, we make sure to take every step necessary to produce a flawless finished result. Before we even crack the paint cans open, here’s what we do to be prepared for painting. Protect anything you don’t want painted. If we’re taking on an interior painting project for you, the first thing we’ll do is protect all the furniture in the…


Arch Painting is Expanding to Better Serve You!

New offices now open in Sudbury, MA and Providence, RI! Arch Painting has been New England’s choice for commercial and residential painting for almost 20 years, and now we’re expanding to better serve our customers! With the addition of our Middleborough, MA and Manchester, NH offices last year, and our new offices in Sudbury, MA and Providence, RI this year, we are now better than ever! Our estimators can now get to your facility faster, and provide you with the…

Arch Painting Introduces IdeaPaint Whiteboard Paint

Arch Painting Introduces White Board Paint!

What Is White Board Wall Paint and Wall Coating? White board and dry erase wall paint and wall coating is exactly what it sounds like—paint that allows you to safely write or draw on your walls! Just like conventional white boards in offices and schools, white board wall paint enables you to draw on the walls (wherever the paint is applied) with dry erase markers, then easily and cleanly wipe it away. There is NO MESS! ​Get creative and productive…


Boston’s Industrial Floor Finish Experts

Arch Painting has been one of Boston’s leading painting companies for over 20 years, but did you know that we also do industrial floor finishes as well? That’s right. Arch Painting has the flooring solution for every industry including hospitals, hotels, resorts, car dealerships, service bays, showrooms, warehouses, commercial kitchens, airports, manufacturing facilities, processing centers, labs, breweries, and any other surface you can imagine! Arch’s epoxy floor covering systems provide a brilliant look while protecting your surface. Plus, electrostatic (ESD) flooring…

Arch Primes the Greenway Mural

Preparing the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park

Arch Painting has begun the process of removing and preparing the Greenway Wall in Boston’s Dewey Square Park for a new mural. The new 70-by-76-foot temporary mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway will be painted by artist Shinique Smith after Arch has finished scraping, cleaning, and priming the wall. The mural will be installed over seven to ten days, September 8th–18th, and will be on view for a year. We’re proud to be involved in such an exciting project! Don’t miss out on the…

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Spring is the Perfect Time for a Fresh Coat of Paint!

Spring is finally upon us. With spring comes longer days, warmer weather, and of course, spring cleaning. As you start to reorganize, refresh, and spruce up your home or business for the coming months, remember, nothing leaves a better impression than a fresh coat of paint. Spring is a time of new beginnings, and according to experts, it’s the best time to paint exteriors, because the temperature is ideal for the paint to properly settle and dry. So, don’t miss…


Paint Problems: Peeling

Peeling: Loss of paint due to poor adhesion. Where there is a primer and a top coat, or multiple coats of paint, peeling may involve some or all coats. Possible Cause: Seepage of moisture through un-caulked joints, worn caulk or leaks in roof or walls. Excess moisture escaping through the exterior walls (more likely if paint is oil-based). Inadequate surface preparation. Use of lower quality paint. Applying an oil-based paint over a wet surface. Earlier blistering of paint (see blistering)….


Paint Problems: Nailhead Rusting

Nailhead Rusting: Reddish-brown stains on the paint surface. Possible Cause: Non-galvanized iron nails have begun to rust, causing bleed-through to the top coat. Non-galvanized iron nails have not been countersunk and filled over. Galvanized nailheads have begun to rust after sanding or excessive weathering. Solution: When painting new exterior construction where non-galvanized nails have been used, it is advisable to first countersink the nails then caulk them with a top quality, water-based all-acrylic or siliconized acrylic caulk. Each nailhead area…


Frequently Asked Questions About Paint Problems… #1

Q. What is the proper method for applying paint over new stucco surfaces? A. Prime the stucco with a primer designed to handle a high pH, such as Sherwin-Williams Loxon Masonry Primer. Then follow with a premium quality exterior paint, like Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint. For more information about common paint problems, visit our website:


Paint Problems: Blistering

What is Blistering ? Bubbles resulting from localized loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface. Possible Cause: Painting a warm surface in direct sunlight. Application of an oil-based or alkyd paint over a damp or wet surface. Moisture escaping through the exterior wall (less likely with latex paint than with oil-based or alkyd paint). Exposure or latex paint film to dew, high humidity or rain shortly after paint has dried, especially if there was…