Exterior Painting

Exterior House Painting Contractors In Auburndale, Waltham, Newton & Nearby

An exterior paint job in Auburndale

We'll help you choose the right color and type of paint to fit your home's style and provide you with a beautiful finished appearance.

Exterior painting comes with a unique set of challenges that must be understood for a high-quality finish. How well your paint withstands these challenges will determine the appearance and value of your house, as well as how long it will take before repainting is necessary.

At Tom Curren Companies we specialize in exterior house painting of all types. We take pride on our reputation for great-looking results, fair prices, and customer satisfaction.

If you live in the Massachusetts area and are interested in a free exterior painting quote, contact us today! We serve Auburndale, Waltham, Newton, Somerville, Arlington, Brookline, Watertown, Natick, Lexington, Watertown, and many surrounding areas.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Paul D.
    Stow, MA
    "I have an 1849 antique home. As you can imagine, a home of this age needs..."

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    By Paul D.
    Stow, MA

    I have an 1849 antique home. As you can imagine, a home of this age needs constant and careful attention. Tom and his crew have done an outstanding job helping me maintain the house exterior by performing exterior siding and trim repair and repainting. Since both Tom and I believe in preservation, they carefully stripped the old paint to bare wood, restored the damaged areas, and repainted leaving much of the original hardwood clapboards intact. I have had them back several times to do additional work and have consistently been very pleased with the results. I also appreciate how Tom always takes the time to come out to the house to talk with me about any new project work. In addition, his management team and entire crew are all top-notch, very professional, and highly skilled.
  • By Ruth S.
    Stow, MA
    "Longtime client, painting, small jobs, and substantial renovations..."

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    By Ruth S.
    Stow, MA

    Longtime client, painting, small jobs, and substantial renovations. Excellent service, great people and a real sense of trust and relationship. Priced competitively (when I have bothered to check). I really appreciate the little things, meticulous cleanup, timely responsiveness, polite crews, too.
  • By Jennifer C.
    Wayland, MA
    "After the Tom Curren Companies handled my interior painting work this..."

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    By Jennifer C.
    Wayland, MA

    After the Tom Curren Companies handled my interior painting work this spring, I had them back in August to do the complete exterior, which had also taken a beating from the harsh winter we just had. I asked the crew chief, Gustavo, from the first job if he was available and was very pleased that he was able to come. He and his crew -- Valentine, Miguel, and Cece -- were hard-working, precise, unfailingly polite, and did a fabulous job. They started with a thorough and much-needed power washing, then did extensive scraping, priming, and even necessary caulking. Then they did two complete coats on the body, trim, and doors. Gustavo made an excellent suggestion for carrying over the door color to a narrow strip of the trim at the roof line. This was an inspired idea and really helped the color of the trim and body pop. The entire team worked hard all day long and were good about cleaning up before they left. They kept me informed about where they were in the process. I did not hesitate to leave them when I went out to do errands. Additionally the office staff was extremely helpful with scheduling, billing, paint colors, etc. In fact, they apprised me of an opening in the schedule that allowed me to get the job done 2 weeks ahead of when I anticipated. I am delighted to recommend this crew and the company to anyone. Thank you to the entire team for making this project go smoothly and seamlessly. I look forward to using you again when needed.
  • By Mary M.
    Wayland, MA
    "Tom Curren Companies has painted and repaired the exterior and interior of..."

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    By Mary M.
    Wayland, MA

    Tom Curren Companies has painted and repaired the exterior and interior of our house many times over the years. They are great communicators if an unexpected repair turns up that needs attention...something that happens often with a 150 year old house! They provide quotes and options and get the job done quickly and professionally. I work from office space in my home and have had their crew of guys painting the walls one floor above my office with absolutely no disruption. They were quiet and respectful. We have had many compliments on the quality of the paint job inside and outside our home.
  • By Bernice S.
    Wellesley, MA
    "I couldn't ask for a better person to work with than Barry Eldershaw of..."

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    By Bernice S.
    Wellesley, MA

    I couldn't ask for a better person to work with than Barry Eldershaw of Tom Curren Cos. He was thorough, professional, clear and very responsive to any concerns I had about the scope and implementation of my projects!
  • By Katherine M.
    Wellesley, MA
    "A year ago, I decided it was time to paint my quirky antique cottage with..."

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    By Katherine M.
    Wellesley, MA

    A year ago, I decided it was time to paint my quirky antique cottage with its many gables and nooks. The painting team at Tom Curren was just the ticket. They were meticulous, easy to work with, thorough, and prompt. Neighbors and passersby continue to comment on the incredible paint job on my home. In addition, I hired them recently for some interior paint work and was equally happy. Their attention to detail and quick response time (when I decided to change the dining room color, again) are appreciated. Thanks to Diego and the paint team.
  • By Carolyn S.
    Weston, MA
    "We've used Tom Curran companies for 8 years, starting with a whole house..."

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    By Carolyn S.
    Weston, MA

    We've used Tom Curran companies for 8 years, starting with a whole house exterior paint job in 2005 which was done so well we never even considered other companies...they are not the least expensive but the extra is well worth it. The first time they painted the house the paint job lasted almost twice as long as previous paint jobs, done by others. They have painted it again since, and we are more than satisfied. We also have had them do interior painting and minor repairs, always done on time, on budget and leaving the house as clean (or better) than when they started.
  • By Susan A.
    Concord, MA
    "Deck and stairs were painted. Several deck board were replaced as was a..."

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    By Susan A.
    Concord, MA

    Deck and stairs were painted. Several deck board were replaced as was a window sill. Also, front wooden stoop was painted. Excellent job. Workers completed job as planned, arrived on time, answered any questions we had, very professional, and did a great job cleaning up after job was completed. They also removed our canoe from under the deck, so it wouldn't get paint on it.
  • By Betsy H.
    Concord, MA
    "The job included painting the entire exterior of my house and garage,..."

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    By Betsy H.
    Concord, MA

    The job included painting the entire exterior of my house and garage, including sills of windows, plus rebuilding a small kitchen porch and replacing rotten wood on exterior of the garage. The team of painters, led by Mr. Serpa, were unfailingly polite, excellent at their work, thorough and efficient. They cleaned up beautifully at the end of every day. The carpenters who did the porch and garage repairs were also very skilled, hardworking, efficient, and neat. The house and garage look terrific, and my neighbors have complimented their work. The project was expensive, but the work was performed better than less expensive jobs done on this house before.
  • By Barbara F.
    Concord, MA
    "Tom Curren Companies was hired to do some work/odd jobs that required..."

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    By Barbara F.
    Concord, MA

    Tom Curren Companies was hired to do some work/odd jobs that required carpentry and painting. I am completely satisfied with the work done. Both the carpenter, Adam, and painter, Joe, were great guys and a pleasure to work with; very flexible and accommodating as the jobs transpired. The office staff is wonderful too; very courteous and helpful. Would definitely recommend them.
  • By John L.
    Auburndale, MA
    "Great job painting our (large old) house. No damage to plants. Cleaned up..."

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    By John L.
    Auburndale, MA

    Great job painting our (large old) house. No damage to plants. Cleaned up after themselves. Turned up when they said they would turn up. Attention to details was great. Prep work was very thorough which I expect to give us longer before we need to repaint. Have used them before. Will use them again.
  • By Zakbcs
    Auburndale, MA
    "I decided to paint the outside of our 4,500sq.ft. house this year as it..."

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    By Zakbcs
    Auburndale, MA

    I decided to paint the outside of our 4,500sq.ft. house this year as it was due. The Curren Companies had done the previous job. Tom came out and gave us a good quote so we did not get a second quote. his people, Gilmar the carpenter, Humberto and Gilman the on site leaders, and Melissa the scheduler where great. Sage Cont did a great job in helping us adapt but not dramatically change the color scheme. It all came out superbly.
  • By Georgene H.
    Lincoln, MA
    "I hired Tom Curren Companies to complete several pesky maintenance tasks..."

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    By Georgene H.
    Lincoln, MA

    I hired Tom Curren Companies to complete several pesky maintenance tasks in/on our 45-year-old home: repair and stain our decks, caulk bathtubs, fix several door locks, and remove moss from our roof. Objectively, these are not the most satisfying of jobs, but Curren's team brought to each one an impressive level of professionalism, patience, and determination to set things right. In every case, they succeeded. Sandro and his team carefully prepared our decks for staining--including hand-sanding rough areas, on hands and knees. Sandro got a perfect match for the stain, and his crew applied it carefully yet generously. There was no skimping, and there were no stray droplets on the patio and walkway below. Joe, the handyman, did a thorough, tidy job of caulking two bathtubs. He also got the locks on three external doors to work smoothly again; in one case he had to adjust and tighten both hinges and lock plates to get everything aligned. Our locks work better than ever. Joe also succeeded in removing the moss that had been developing on our garage roof, moss that had resisted several previous attempts at removal. Joe's experience, his instinct to think hard about solving each problem efficiently and effectively, and his determination to prevail in every case, is both refreshing and admirable. I'd again turn to Sandro, to Joe, and to Tom Curren's extended team to address any and all of our home maintenance issues--which with time and age, seem to abound.
  • By Dana W.
    Lincoln, MA
    "Working with Tom and his crew was an exceptional experience. Everyone came..."

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    By Dana W.
    Lincoln, MA

    Working with Tom and his crew was an exceptional experience. Everyone came when they said they would, did what they said they would, and charged what they said they would. I was treated with respect and consideration. I thank both Amanda and Lisa in the office for organizing the different aspects of the job and letting me know who was coming and when. I am hoping to have a reprieve from painting and carpentry for awhile, but Tom is definitely in my phone contacts.
  • By Fred M.
    Lincoln, MA
    "We have used Tom Curren Painting on several occasions for interior and..."

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    By Fred M.
    Lincoln, MA

    We have used Tom Curren Painting on several occasions for interior and exterior painting, and recently, they did a kitchen remodelling project which included refinishing some oak cabinets which had been salvaged from a college chemistry lab. They also built several new cabinets to match the old ones. The kitchen job also involved some electrical rewiring, lighting planning, and minor plumbing changes. Tom Curren has always given us estimates which have been close to the final cost. The work has been done on time as planned, and the work areas have been kept clean during the project and cleaned well at the end. The painters, carpenters, and plumbers have been pleasant, courteous, and careful, and we have felt comfortable having them in the house, even when we were not present.
  • By Laura G.
    West Newton, MA
    "Tom Curren's painters have been painting the inside and outside of my..."

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    By Laura G.
    West Newton, MA

    Tom Curren's painters have been painting the inside and outside of my house for the past 15 years. Our house is large, so they paint two sides one year, and the other two sides the next. They always work within our budget. The painting job lasted nearly 10 years. The painters are quiet, pay incredible attention to detail and are very pleasant to work with. Sometimes they have found repairs that need to be made to gutters or window frames or flashings and they will point out the problem, offer to have their carpenters fix things, write a change order so you know what it will cost before they do the work, and bring on the fixers if you want them to. Inside paint jobs are the same, quiet, clean and always pleasant to have these men in the house. I highly recommend these painters!
  • By Jim C.
    Waltham, MA
    "We are really pleased with the work the Tom Curren Companies did for us,..."

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    By Jim C.
    Waltham, MA

    We are really pleased with the work the Tom Curren Companies did for us, which include prepping and painting the exterior of our house and some carpentry. From our first meetings with Bryan to price the job to our day to day interactions with Emerson and the painting crew, we were impressed by the experience and professionalism everyone brought to the job. Bryan and Emerson, in particular, were very supportive as we worked out our design and both were very responsive with any questions that we had. The carpenter, Herbert, also was efficient and professional. And above all, the house looks great!
  • By Ted S.
    Carlisle, MA
    "The Tom Curren team invested a good week on prep and a lot of time getting..."

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    By Ted S.
    Carlisle, MA

    The Tom Curren team invested a good week on prep and a lot of time getting two coats throughout the house a high up on the cupolas. The painters would flexible allowing woodwork repairs. They completed the project sticking to the budget. Thanks Ted
  • By Marianne P.
    Watertown, MA
    "In late April, 2015, Tom Curren Companies sent a crew of three to paint a..."

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    By Marianne P.
    Watertown, MA

    In late April, 2015, Tom Curren Companies sent a crew of three to paint a newly constructed addition as well as to sand down to bare cedar shingles and scrape the trim and paint half of the 1925 part of our large house. We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of their work and professional, friendly manner. Because of old lead paint on our house, everything was done properly according to EPA standards and the site was cleaned up at the end of each day. The crew leader kept us appraised of progress and anything that came up requiring special attention. Our experience with our sales rep and people on the phone at the office was always courteous and helpful. They were able to start a bit ahead of schedule and worked consecutive days til it was finished, holding off on the one rainy day. We are making plans for having them finish the sanding and painting for the rest of our house this September.
  • By Deborah D.
    Watertown, MA
    "My wife and I hired Tom Curren Companies to stain the outside of our..."

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    By Deborah D.
    Watertown, MA

    My wife and I hired Tom Curren Companies to stain the outside of our two-family home in the greater Boston area. While we have used this company in the past for smaller, interior painting jobs, this was by far the biggest job they have done for us. We appreciate that, for each of these jobs, the company had us working with the same representative, so we feel as if we are getting very personal service. When the job had to be altered, through no fault of Tom Curren Companies, they remained flexible, responsive and professional. The job was completed on time and on budget. We recommend Tom Curren Companies for your home improvement project.
  • By Linda H.
    Belmont, MA
    "Our 1935 bungalow was overdue for a paint job. The Curren team were very..."

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    By Linda H.
    Belmont, MA

    Our 1935 bungalow was overdue for a paint job. The Curren team were very professional. They came early and worked late. They sanded the peeling siding down to the wood, making the final result especially smooth. They were courteous and hardworking, and easy to have on site for the 10 days it took them to finish the job. We are very pleased with their work.
  • By Anne H.
    Belmont, MA
    "My home is the most important thing to me. I had 3 estimates done and I..."

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    By Anne H.
    Belmont, MA

    My home is the most important thing to me. I had 3 estimates done and I just didn’t feel comfortable with any of them. My son lives in Lexington and Tom Curren Companies happened to be working on a home across the street from where he lived. He told me to call them because they looked very organized and together. Tom came to my house, he was very personable and organized and you could tell dedicated to his professionalism. He discussed the work, and the concerns he had about the job. I really felt like he heard me, in my questions and concerns. This is especially good for women alone, or women who are managing their home improvements themselves. Tom has a trained eye, and he is honest. The Integrity and quality of craftsman ship from Diego, Gilmar and their crews is undeniable. They are very knowledgeable – Diego knows everything about paint and Gilmar can fix anything! They clean up after themselves and they are very respectful. Gilmar and Diego saved the day! They did great quality work on my home.
  • By Chet M.
    Belmont, MA
    "Excellent. The crew chief walked around house on the final day pointing..."

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    By Chet M.
    Belmont, MA

    Excellent. The crew chief walked around house on the final day pointing out significant efforts and making sure all was complete to our satisfaction.
  • By Laurie S.
    Arlington, MA
    "Having originally replaced our siding and painted our house exterior and..."

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    By Laurie S.
    Arlington, MA

    Having originally replaced our siding and painted our house exterior and trim about 10 years ago Tom Curren Company returned this summer to repair and repaint some trim and rebuild our back stairs and fix some rotting wood gutters. All Jobs were completed in a timely and professional manner. The team of carpenters and painters were easy to work with, had good ideas and design sense on items that required some planning and thought. Communication with the company's office was accessible and easy. I would definitely hire Tom Curren again for larger and smaller services.
  • By Leverett F.
    Winchester, MA
    "I requested an estimate to touch up some painted areas and other repair..."

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    By Leverett F.
    Winchester, MA

    I requested an estimate to touch up some painted areas and other repair carpentry work. The estimator pointed out items that I had not seen or thought of that needed work as well. As the work progressed other items were found and addressed. The crew was polite, professional and cleaned up every day. The completed work was exactly what I wanted and the charges for the extra work were more than reasonable.
  • By Ken Z.
    Brookline, MA
    "We recently had exterior painting as well as significant carpentry repair..."

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    By Ken Z.
    Brookline, MA

    We recently had exterior painting as well as significant carpentry repair work on our about 140 year old house. The work of the crews were excellent. Very neat and methodical workers. Always had a daily cleanup. The quality of the carpentry and the paining was excellent. The workers were very polite and courteous and easy to speak with. There was a final walk though to review all of the work. The initial evaluation was very professional with a detailed estimate which did not differ from the final cost. We had interior painting and carpentry done by Tom Curren's crews several years ago which was also excellent.
  • By Wilmot3
    "We hired Tom Curren Companies to paint two sides of our house plus..."

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    By Wilmot3

    We hired Tom Curren Companies to paint two sides of our house plus touch-ups on the other sides and also porch railings prior to putting the house on the market. They had painted the house eight years earlier and the work had lasted very well. Humberto, the crew chief, was excellent. He did a good job of previewing the work to be done. Once the job started, his communication skills were excellent. We knew when he was going to be working, what he was doing and how long the job would take. His work habits and those of his assistant were "non-nonsense:" hard working, good attention to detail and great cleanup. When we reviewed the completed work, he quickly touched up areas that we pointed out. We have no reservations about recommending this company fully.


Exterior Refinishing

Refinishing in Auburndale

Refinishing can make your home look as good as the day you bought it.

With the harsh New England weather, your home's exterior can take a beating through the years. In certain cases a fresh, new paint job might do the trick. In other cases, the wear and tear on your house may be more extensive and require a more comprehensive refinishing initiative.

We take the time to inspect your exterior in detail, going through a step-by-step process to identify any warped, damaged or loose boards; cracks, holes or leakage; popped or missing nails; peeling paint; or other issues. And we take the time to assess the best plan of action for your exterior to ensure you understand the real issues, the corrective options, and our proposed plan of action to maximize your value.


Deck Painting

Deck painting

Protect and beautify your deck with the right coat of paint.

Included in our painting expertise is our understanding of deck painting and staining. We can paint or stain your new deck so that it looks as beautiful as you dreamed it would.

We know how to help you get more out of your deck investment. Most deck finishes don't last long because the materials aren't applied according to the manufacturer's instructions. We carefully adhere to manufacturer instructions and do not take any shortcuts. The bottom line is that we won't let you get stuck with an inferior job.


Exterior home painting truths

  • Paint does not stop mold
  • Stains will fail faster than paint
  • Your home's location matters
  • Buying in bulk is more cost effective
  • It'll look lighter than you think

The best paint jobs are resilient

When looking for exterior paints, it's important to understand the relative importance of each of the factors that make up a particular paint product.

Combined with the unique setting of your home, this decision will be the difference between years of satisfaction with your home's exterior versus a new paint job five years down the line.

There are five traits that make the best exterior paint:

  1. Long-lasting appearance: Your paint should be able to maintain its color and gloss for years to come.
  2. Strong adherence properties: Your paint will need to be able to adhere strongly to the surfaces where it's applied, particularly if that surface is old, weathered paint.
  3. Chalking resistance: Your paint should be able to resist chalking for the life of the paint.
  4. Flexibility: It should be able to flex and compress with your building materials as they change shape and size with temperature and moisture levels.
  5. Stain & fungal resistance: Your paint should not attract dirt, nor should it be excessively susceptible to mold, algae, or mildew growth.

Every home has unique paint needs

After considering these factors about your paint, it's also important to ask more specific questions about your home. How will the wood or siding of your home be prepared to best accept the paint you're applying? How much UV light does your home experience? Will your home's new color fit in your neighborhood?

The professionals at Tom Curren Companies can help you answer these questions and ensure the best possible paint choice for your home when you schedule a free quote!

Putting on a second coating of paint on a Harvard home

Two coats of paint ensures a great color and covers up imperfections.

"Green" exterior paint choices

Most of the highest-rated paints for both the interior and exterior of your home have a high level of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) in their design. While these toxic chemicals are unlikely to cause health issues when on the outside of your home, these emissions can contribute to environmental damage.

One compromise to consider is to use recycled paint on your home. The performance is comparable to other paints, but you can rest a little easier knowing that you're helping to do your part for the earth.

Begin your home's painting project today

If you're looking for professional, knowledgeable, and certified painters to upgrade your home, we're the experts you're looking for! We're proud of the work we do, and of the satisfied customers we've earned throughout the years.

To meet with one of our specialists for a free quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We'll inspect your home, answer any questions you have, and provide you with our pricing in written form.

We proudly serve throughout Waltham, Auburndale, Newton, Arlington, Somerville, Watertown, Brookline, Lexington, Watertown, Natick, and many surrounding areas.

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