Below is a gallery of “before” and “after” photos to illustrate how TLC Painting can transform your home with a fresh look you’ll love coming home to. We’ll provide expert consultation on style and color to help you personalize each room and make it look brand new. Hover over or tap each photo to read a description.





Gallery for Wellesley Property 1 — A New Look for New Buyer.

TLC Painting collaborated with this home’s new owners to update the whole house prior to their moving in. They wanted a brighter, more classic look.

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In this “before” photo you can see the wood ceiling beams look dated and make the room feel smaller.

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Another view of the same room, showing the brick fireplace and two windows on the far end of the room.

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Painting both the fireplace and the window trims in white — in addition to the ceiling — has brightened this room right up, as well as made it feel larger.

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In this close-up of the fireplace, you can see how soot has discolored the brick and makes it look dirty. (Soot does not clean off well at all!) Also note the inside of the fireplace looks very dirty, too.

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TLC Painting applied a white paint specialized for brick that cleaned up the sooty mess and is also easy to clean after the fireplace is used again, to keep it looking bright. Note the special heat-proof black paint applied to the interior of the fireplace to hide the soot and give it a sharp, clean look. It retains this same color even after using the fireplace!

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The stair rails in this “before” photo are heavy and look old-fashioned.

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TLC Painting’s carpenter replaced the rails with elegant spindles painted in white with a contrasting hand rail to refine their look. The stair risers were also painted white to brighten the look, and carpet strips were added to reduce the stairs’ slippery surface.

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Another photo of the same room, with the heavy, old-fashioned railing on the right.

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The “after” view of the same room, with the thinner, brighter rails on the right helping the whole room to feel lighter and more open. The white railing, ceiling, and window trim tie the whole room together.

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A view into the dining room that feels dark, even though it was a sunny day.

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More white trim and the white ceiling brighten the room and make it feel elegant. The homeowner loves the sweet Wedgewood blue color that goes nicely with the beige living room yet has its own personality.

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In this “before” view of the dining room you can see the mauve pink walls and the wallpaper border, neither of which the homeowners cared for.

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Another “after” view of the dining room after removing the wallpaper border and softening the look with blue. Again the white trim and ceiling help make the room feel less confining. Surfaces such as the stained wood beams need special preparation to ensure the paint is smooth and doesn’t chip in the future.

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The green walls in this den reminded the homeowners of “avocado”-colored appliances from the 1960s, but without a classy “retro” feeling.

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We selected a deep, rich burgundy color that makes the room feel classy and less dowdy. Again, the white trim has freshened the room and offers a crisp contrast to the deep jewel tone of the walls.

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The open kitchen with the light cabinets and walls was appealing, but the homeowners wanted to personalize it a little.

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Adding a lively touch to the walls with a light spring green gives the room a charming personality; the color matches a backsplash the homeowners had installed separately. TLC also did some wall repair and prepared the wall surfaces in anticipation of the backsplash installation.

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The purple-pink color on the walls of this guest room didn’t appeal to the homeowners, and made the room feel more confining than it is. The walls were somewhat damaged and required a lot of patching and preparation.

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The guest room has been given a new life with a cheery yellow and white decor, classy and at the same time homey.

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The mauve pink walls and thin wallpaper border of this sitting room didn’t appeal to the homeowners, who planned to use it for a bedroom.

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The colors of the room have been changed to the more soothing tones of a bedroom, in colors that complement the homeowners’ furnishings.

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While the colors of this bedroom were nice, they didn’t really suit the family’s son, who would be using it for his bedroom.

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We selected a more neutral light gray that would stay suitable for a growing child, and eliminated the distracting, dark features of the closet doors.

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The home’s third floor consists of this sitting room, a separate bedroom, and a bathroom.

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The new family is using this floor as a pre-teen suite for their daughter. The sitting room has been updated with a lively purple color and some new light fixtures, suitable for the colorful new furnishings.

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This is the “before” photo of the third-floor bedroom next to the sitting room.

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The pre-teen daughter loves colors so the side walls were painted in perfect colorful stripes matching the curtains, creating a very personalized space. The room coordinates with the sitting room next door.

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This bathroom is part of the third-floor suite.

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Colors were applied to the outer wall and the bathroom to coordinate with the wall colors and two of the colorful stripes used on the pre-teen suite.

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A “before” photo of one of the bathrooms, painted in a medium grey.

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Changing the grey to a light grey-blue color gave the bath a perky lift. The room looks brighter even though there was less natural light coming into it when the photo was taken.




Gallery for Wellesley Property 2 — Cabinet Makeovers.

This gallery highlights one of TLC Painting’s finest specialties: painting cabinets, vanities, and furniture. Now you can update the dated look of wood with fresh, clean color, for a small fraction of the cost of replacement! TLC applies expert knowledge of preparing even old and scuffed surfaces to accept new paint for long-lasting durability. A special spraying process returns the rooms back to you quickly, and you’ll be amazed at what will seem like straight-from-the-factory results!

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The expanse of dark cabinets in this kitchen really darkens the whole room and looks dated.

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Homeowners these days are all gravitating to white surfaces. Look how they have brightened up this whole kitchen.

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Another view of the kitchen. Even if your cabinets are old and scuffed, they can be transformed to look like new!

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TLC Painting uses a special spraying process to create an elegant factory-fresh finish. You won’t be able to tell they haven’t been completely replaced.

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In addition to cabinets, TLC Painting can paint furniture to look like new.

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Special preparation of all kinds of surfaces ensures a durable, easy-to-clean finish.

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Even bathroom vanities can be given new life with a fresh surface.

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The white finish has made this bath feel larger, as well as sparkling clean.




Gallery for Newton Property 1 – Exterior Repaint and Color Change

A dramatic change in color and refinishing areas of peeled paint gave this home a refreshing new look.

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This stately home in Newton, MA was due for repainting and when this photo was taken, TLC painters had already started the project. The homeowners were deciding between two shades of gray; you can see the test swatches next to the window on the lower left.

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Another “before” view of the front of the home. The white areas are primer to cover the spots of bare wood where the prior coat of paint had peeled.

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This is a view of one of the sides of the home before painting.

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This is the back of the house.

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The back stairs were in pretty bad shape and had some rotting wood on the risers.




Gallery for Wellesley Property 3 – Exterior Repaint and Color Change

This home had been the same color for a long time and the owners were looking for something different. They worked with a designer on the color choices.

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This home had been painted the same toned-down colors for a long time and the owners were looking for a noticeable change.

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Another photo of the front of the home, with its interesting windows and symmetrical shape.

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If you look at the windows on this side you’ll see where TLC Painting has put different color swatches that the homeowners’ designer chose, so they could make a decision on which combination they preferred.

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In this photo you can see the side and the back of the house. Note the garage doors are the same color as the bulk of the house.




Gallery for Newton Property 2 – Deck Refinishing

This Newton property’s mahogany deck was transformed by cleaning and new stain.

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This mahogany deck was in desperate need of new stain.

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Here’s a closer look at the uneven wear and discoloration.

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In some areas, like these steps, the wood had started to mildew.




Gallery for Newton Property 3 – Exterior Stain

This lovely home had been painted years prior with a light stain that had worn unevenly.

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The TLC Painting crew had already started work on this home with a power wash to remove the old, uneven stain.

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In this close-up you can see how the power washing was able to remove a lot of the prior uneven stain.




Gallery for Weston Property 1 – Exterior Stain

Cleaning this home’s natural shingles and finishing with a clear coat brought it from moldy to magnificent.

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This beautiful home has natural shingles. However, it hadn’t been treated in a while and had grown green and black with mold and mildew. It looked as if it had been painted black.

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The back of the house looked worse than the front. ‘Nuff said.

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This photo is a closer-up view of part of the back of the house. You can see the mildew as well as the uneven look of the house.

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This is a close-up of the shingles with mold and mildew. Don’t make your home live like this!