• Exterior Paint & Color Consulting

    “Gavin and his team performed an amazing transformation on our three family condo building in Dorchester. The work was done expertly, on time and professionally. From prep to clean-up, everything was smooth. The team is great to work with. Also, the carpenter that was brought in to make necessary repairs to the trim and shingles was excellent, working quickly at a reasonable price. We enjoyed having Old England Painting work on our building and will enjoy the results for years to come.”

    “From the moment I met Gavin, I had confidence in both his experience and his ability. He was a joy to work with and, because he has been painting houses in the area for over 20 years, I trusted his judgement as far as where color accents can be used etc. if you choose to use an accent color. He was accommodating in that my windows were ordered too late to install prior to the painting and he arranged to come back for a day of touch up once they are put in. In the meantime, so that things looked good, he painted around the windows that would eventually have to get touched up so that the house would look good until the windows came. He has a carpenter who can work with him if needed who charges a totally reasonable rate. I had bids that were less expensive and more expensive but I felt confident that Gavin knew what he was doing and had painted many many homes in Newton. He takes great pride in his work and truly wants you to feel the joy of seeing your home renewed.”

  • Exterior Paint, Minor Deck & Woodwork

    “Gavin Curd runs a tight ship with his painting crew. He worked alongside them daily, took care to insure the durability and finesse of the job. He has excellent advice regarding color and placement of color if you have a historic home. Our house was really transformed by the pain job, and by following some suggestions for additional trim. The paint job brought out the architectural features in a way that had not been the case when the house was a two color combination of red and white. The crew was hard working, respectful and kind to have around – this is important because a significant paint job will take a few weeks, and your workers need to be the kind of people you are happy to have around.”

    “Excellent!!! Old England was a pleasure to work with. Gavin Curd is an experienced and creative painter. He has a great eye, is good with color and has good suggestions for materials. He truly loves his work. His team members are equally competent. They are reliable, considerate, and serious about their work. The whole team arrived when they said they would throughout the job. They were careful to clean up at the end of each day. The exterior of our house was in bad shape and now looks like a new house! We couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.”

  • Exterior Paint, Minor Deck & Woodwork

    “The whole experience from beginning to end was fantastic. Gavin was responsive, professional, efficient and reliable. More than that he has a passion for what he does. He is an artist who has great color sense but who thoroughly enjoys collaborating with the customer so that they get what they want. In other words he offers his opinion on the colors but uses it as a first step to engage in a dialogue about creating the next masterpiece. And he did just that with my home. I could not have been more pleased.”

    “They did an extraordinary job in scraping, sanding, and caulking before the first drop of paint was applied. Their painting work was excellent. The crew was professional, friendly, responsive, and respectful. This paint job was the best I have ever experienced. We were sad to see them go….hugs, handshakes, and waves as they left on the last day.”

    “Could not have gone better. Gavin and his crew are punctual, meticulous, friendly and invested in their beautiful work. They even help you pick colors. We are repeat customers and we will come back again.”

  • Exterior Paint, Minor Carpentry & Deck Repair

    “I received 5 proposals from other companies. When we first met Gavin about our home project he said matter of factly: “Look, if you hire me, I will transform your house.” Well, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I contacted 7 references and everyone raved about Gavin. The reviews by others are spot on. The review posted on 7/28/2019 by someone else for work in June could have been written word for word by me! Can’t say enough good things about Gavin and Old England Painting. He showed up when promised, did a fantastic job on the prep. The entire crew was incredibly polite, hardworking and neat. He found a hole in our soffit and had great carpenter to repair it, repaired our front porch, helped pick colors (not our strong point), and knew exactly what/where to apply accent colors. He also explained why the colors of our last paint job didn’t quite work. He fixed all our screens and cleaned the windows when done. We are so thrilled … many neighbors have commented on how good our home looks. Our 1850 Greek Revival home is now sophisticated and grown up. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is a truly exceptional owner, and a truly exceptional company.”

  • Exterior Paint, Minor Carpentry & Moulding

    “Gavin and his team were pros from start to finish, and I can’t recommend them enough for any work you may need completed. To start, he provided a very reasonable quote with numerous references, was incredibly knowledgeable when it came to the issues that were causing the paint on my home to peal, and started the job almost exactly when he had estimated. What truly stands out is the attention to detail. Incredibly clean lines, thorough sanding/caulking, staining and painting of trim work/iron exterior accents, and they even cleaned the windows at the end of the job. A huge bonus over other companies is that they subcontract a carpenter that does excellent work at reasonable prices. Our home needed a lot of rotten clapboards/trim replaced and he handled everything, while using AZEK in areas where water may stagnate. I’ll definitely be using Old England for any future painting jobs I have!”

    “Gavin and his crew were exceptional in the quality of their work, attention to detail, responsiveness to our requests and were a real pleasure to work with. They were courteous and polite in every encounter and we would not hesitate for a moment to have them do work for us in the future. They are the best.”

  • Exterior Paint, Minor Woodwork & Trim Repair

    “Gavin and his team did a wonderful job because they aren’t just “house painters.” So many things got repaired/replaced due to Gavin’s thoroughness. For example, in addition to repairing my front steps, his team replaced rotting window sills and rotting trim on the house. The exposed side foundation of my garage, which was crumbling, was given a new concrete coating. The first floor windows were washed at completion of the job. Gavin suggested painting the house’s foundation, which gave my home a much more polished look. Gavin took his time helping me decide on colors, and when the color I chose turned out to be just a little too dark for my liking, he had it made a shade lighter, which was perfect. And although the repairs mentioned above cost additional money, overall the price was fair and the estimate was on par with the others I received. The crew was thorough with clean up and just so nice to have around. I would highly recommend Gavin and his team- they did a fabulous job on my home and it looks beautiful.”

    “The work was excellent and Old England Painting does a terrific job from start to finish. High quality work; friendly and courteous and thoughtful service; reasonable fees and consistently fine quality performance in every way. We have used them multiple time in the past and actually look forward to the next time around. We recommend them with the highest regard.”

  • Interior/Exterior Paint, Minor Plaster & Moulding Repair

    “We just had an outstanding experience with Gavin Curd and his crew from Old England Painting! He has a great eye for color, made several excellent suggestions, and was meticulous in his attention to detail with every aspect of the project. We used him this time because he did such a great job with painting the exterior of our 100 year old Colonial revival several years ago. So glad we did, as the work he did for this project – including painting several rooms, repair of plaster/calcimine ceilings and moulding, and installation of moulding – could not have gone better. Gavin has great appreciation for older homes it was a real relief to work with someone in whom we have such confidence. His crew is wonderful as well – punctual, efficient, conscientious, and clean! Though you’d think it would be a huge disruption to have this kind of work done two weeks before Christmas, it actually was a very smooth process, with results that could not have been better. Our job include painting of our kitchen, master bath, formal parlor, and foyer. In addition, Gavin arranged for the installation of moulding in a kitchen addition, and the repair and restoration of plaster/calcimine ceilings in four rooms of our house. We would not hesitate to work with Gavin and his crew again, and are pleased to give them our highest recommendation!”