Painting Service in Duxbury, MA

Rainmaker Painting has been a mainstay in the Duxbury community and surrounding area for more than 25 wonderful years. By focusing all our attention on fellow Cape Cod residents and their homes or commercial properties, our locally-owned, locally-operated painting company has earned and maintained a stellar reputation. Because we’re fully licensed, bonded, and insured, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the highest quality interior painting services each and every time. Our diverse team is full of qualified, friendly, and dependable painting specialists who prioritize quality and customer satisfaction above all else. For interior painting projects large and small, you can count on the professionals at Rainmaker Painting.

Tips and Facts from Our Duxbury Painting Company

How is paint made?

Since our painting contractors spend their days putting their expertise and knowledge to use, they are often asked about the formulas they use, why they perform the way they do, and what they consist of. It’s our pleasure to educate our customers on the impressive, high-quality products we work with on a daily basis. Interior house paint contains four primary ingredients – resin, pigment, solvent, and additives. Each ingredient serves a very specific purpose and contributes to the performance of the formula.

Resins or other binding ingredients (like acrylic, epoxy, or alkyd polymers) help bind the paint together after drying. Non-resin binders include soybean oil or linseed oil. Pigments are powdered ingredients (such as metallic salts, carbon, titanium dioxide, or iron oxide) that make the paint a particular color. Additives are additional ingredients that serve multiple purposes – they are fillers, they can make the paint smoother, they prevent fungal growth, they can make the formula dry faster, they can enhance the paint’s performance, they can prevent fading, and provide so many more impressive benefits. Finally, solvents are used to dissolve, disperse, and act as a vehicle for the solid ingredients. Water (for water-based formulas) or ingredients like acetone or alcohol (for oil-based paints) help painters control the flow and consistency of their medium.

How do our painters in Duxbury choose between water-based or oil-based paint?

When we meet with a customer about their house painting project, we’ll discuss the surfaces they want painted, their day-to-day life, and their exact expectations. For example, if a customer is looking for a high-shine, durable, and long-lasting finish on molding, trim, or cabinetry, your low-cost painter may recommend alkyd (or oil-based) paint. If the goal is to have an easy-to-clean, versatile, colorfast, and eco-friendly finish or if the customer prefers a low-sheen finish, water-based latex formulas will likely be the recommendation of your commercial or house painter. Each painting project is fully customized because the lifestyle, needs, and budget of each customer is so unique.

What are the steps of interior painting?


Planning is an essential step in any painting project. From carefully selecting paint colors and sheens to discussing your specific needs to telling your painting contractor exactly how the room and surface(s) will be used, preparation is essential. Your interior painter may also have recommendations you hadn’t previously considered, and following their advice will make the outcome of your project even more spectacular.


One of many benefits of hiring professional house painters is their meticulous care and attention to detail, which includes covering your belongings, floors, cabinets, furniture, and other valuables to prevent unwanted spills or splatters. This tedious, but important step will make a world of difference throughout the project.


Thorough surface prep is another step that cannot be skipped if you desire a professional, lasting finish. Removing stains, cleaning surfaces, sanding, removing chipped paint, patching holes, fixing imperfections, caulking, and other tasks may be necessary.


No professional painting service would overlook priming every surface. This step serves a number of impressive purposes, ensuring that the end result is a smooth, beautiful, and flawless finish.


You may be surprised when you see just how many professional tools our Duxbury painters use for every project. Not only do we use top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art equipment and products, but our decades of experience mean that our techniques are also top-notch.


Our crew will efficiently tidy up after ourselves at the end of every job, because the last thing you should have to do after hiring a local painting service is clean up after us. Instead, you can relax and watch as we leave everything just as we found it.


Your painter in Duxbury takes great pride in every job, and that’s why they’ll walk through every room and scrutinize every detail to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you happen to find anything that doesn’t exceed your expectations, we’ll take care of those touch-ups right away.

Which paint sheen is right for me?

To choose the right sheen for your commercial or house painting project, you must answer a few questions:

Will we be painting a high-touch surface (like cabinets or doors)?

Will we need to conceal imperfections with paint?

What is your personal preference – how much shine do you like?

How much cleaning will you need to do on this surface – do you have kids or pets, will the paint be used in a kitchen, etc?

After you’ve answered each of these questions, you’ll have a grasp on the performance and appearance you’re after. From there, you can brush up on the advantages and uses of each paint sheen and determine which one(s) would meet your needs.

Matte and Flat finishes are known to soak up light, making them ideal for concealing flaws. These shine-free formulas are, however, difficult to clean, so they aren’t a practical choice for high-traffic, kid-friendly, or high-touch areas. They are best for ceilings, adult bedrooms, offices, and formal dining rooms.

Eggshell finishes offer a low-shine look with the most subtle hint of luster. Slightly more durable than a matte finish, this type of paint is best for low-traffic spaces, such as formal living rooms, entryways, and dining rooms. These paints also hide imperfections well.

Satin finishes boast a velvety luster, so they lie in the middle between flat and high-gloss finishes. They are durable and easy to clean, so they are a practical choice for children’s rooms, hallways, family rooms, foyers, kitchens, and bathrooms. They do not conceal flaws well, so imperfect walls are not well-suited for satin paints.

Semi-Gloss finishes are highly durable and boasts a beautiful sheen. They are ideal for surfaces that endure a great deal of wear and tear, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and trim work. Semi-gloss paint can withstand moisture, grease, and frequent use.

High-Gloss or high-shine finishes are the easiest to clean and most durable of all. These light-reflecting, ultra-shiny, and stain-resistant paints actually harden when they dry, so they serve as a sealant. High-gloss paint is most commonly used on cabinetry, doors, and trim work.

What makes primer an important part of interior paint projects?

Not only does primer give the surface an even base for paint to stick to, but it also makes paint jobs last longer because of increased durability, covers dark colors, and makes the painting project more affordable because less paint is required on primed surfaces. When porous materials like drywall or brick are primed, a seal is created to prevent absorption. Priming raw wood prevents yellowing by sealing in the wood’s tannins, and priming doors, trim, and other oil-based paint-coated surfaces allows for the use of water-based paint.

Give Rainmaker Painting a call at (617) 416-3965 for all your Cape Cod and South Shore interior painting needs!