As Painter on This Old House and Ask This Old House, Mauro Henrique helps teach the correct materials, tools, and techniques for painting and staining projects to millions of homeowners across the country.
Mauro served as an on-camera painter during the This Old House Auburndale project in 2010, but his experience with the team goes back further. He was first hired by the daughter of show creator Russ Morash to paint her kitchen. When Russ saw Mauro’s work, he invited Mauro to his own house and asked him to paint some small sections of siding. Not knowing who Russ was or that Mauro was effectively auditioning, he did his best work. Russ was impressed and invited Mauro to paint some of Norm Abram’s finished projects on The New Yankee Workshop. Mauro has since become a more regular presence on both the This Old House job site and making house calls across the country for Ask This Old House.
Mauro was born and raised in Sao Paolo, Brazil. When he first moved to the United States, he initially imagined he would be a carpenter. After working for about three long months as a carpenter’s apprentice, he had a chance to do some painting and realized that was where his true passion was. He founded Mauro’s Painting, which was named Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2009.
Mauro and his wife live just north of Boston, in the home where they raised their three grown children. Mauro still gets back to Brazil, where he helps manage a coffee plantation that has been in his family for many years.
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