For over 25 incredible years, Rainmaker Painting has been proudly serving our neighbors in the Falmouth area. Our locally-run, locally-owned painting company has kept our full focus on taking great care of the people of Cape Cod and their commercial properties or homes, and this high level of customer care has earned us an outstanding reputation. You can be certain that you’ll get top-notch interior painting services time and time again because our company is fully insured, bonded, and licensed. Our crew is as diverse as they are qualified, and our reliable, friendly personnel put customer satisfaction and quality at the forefront. You can expect nothing but the best from the experts at Rainmaker Painting, whether your interior painting project is minor or extensive.
To decide on the perfect sheen for your commercial or house painting job, it’s important to answer these questions:
How frequently are the surfaces used or touched (like doors and cabinets)?
Are there multiple imperfections that need to be hidden with paint?
What level of shine do you personally prefer?
Does this surface need to be cleaned often – will the paint be used in a kitchen, do you have pets or children, etc?
Once these questions have been answered, you’ll have a better picture of the appearance and performance you desire. After that, you can learn about the benefits and practical applications of each sheen to decide which one(s) would best suit your specifications.
Matte and Flat finishes are great for concealing imperfections because they actually soak up light. However, these shine-free paints are tough to clean, making them an impractical addition to high-touch, kid-friendly, or high-traffic spaces. They are well-suited for formal dining rooms, offices, adult bedrooms, and ceilings.
Eggshell finishes deliver a slight bit of luster with their low-shine look. Since they are only a bit more durable than matte finishes, they are well-suited for dining rooms, entryways, and formal dining rooms. They are also excellent at concealing flaws.
Satin finishes fall between high-gloss and flat finishes with their velvety, lustrous sheen. Since they are easy to clean and durable, they are a smart addition to bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, family rooms, hallways, and children’s rooms. If your walls are imperfect, satin paints are not the best choice because they do not hide imperfections well.
Semi-Gloss finishes offer a gorgeous sheen and are also incredibly durable. They are well-suited for surfaces that encounter regular wear and tear, like trim work, kitchens, and bathrooms. Semi-gloss paint has an impressive ability to endure frequent use, grease, and moisture.
High-Gloss or high-shine finishes are the most resilient and low-maintenance of all. These stain-resistant, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting paints harden upon drying, so they seal the surface as they coat it. High-gloss paint is often utilized on trim work, doors, and cabinets.
Every time we speak with a new customer about a house painting project, we start by discussing their unique specifications, lifestyle, and the surfaces that need to be painted. For example, your low-cost painter might suggest oil-based (or alkyd) paint if you’re searching for a long-lasting, durable, and shiny finish on cabinets, trim, or molding. If you’re seeking an eco-friendly, colorfast, versatile, cleanable, and low-sheen finish, your business or house painter will likely recommend a water-based latex formula. We customize every painting project from start to finish because we recognize that each customer has a unique budget, a one-of-a-kind set of needs, and a completely different lifestyle.
Primer doesn’t just allow the paint to have an even base to adhere to, but it also enhances durability and longevity, make painting projects more cost-effective because less paint is needed when a surface is primed, and covers dark colors. When brick, drywall, or other porous surfaces are primed, absorption is prevented because primer acts as a seal. When raw wood is primed, yellowing is prevented because the tannins are sealed into the wood; and when trim, doors, and other surfaces painted with an oil-based product are primed, water-based paint can be used.
Our painting contractors have the opportunity to leverage their knowledge and experience every day, which means they are frequently asked what paint consists of, why it performs the way it does, and what formulas are best. It’s always an honor to educate our loyal customers on the high-quality, spectacular products we use every day. There are four key ingredients in interior house paint – additives, solvent, pigment, and resin. Each element changes the paint’s formula and plays a very unique role in the performance of the product.
Resin or another binding ingredient (such as alkyd, epoxy, or acrylic polymers) helps to bind the paint together after it has dried. Non-resin binders include linseed oil and soybean oil. Pigments are responsible for giving paint its distinct color, and these powdered ingredients include iron oxide, titanium dioxide, carbon, or metallic salts. Additives play a number of roles – they prevent color fade, they improve the performance of the formula, they allow the paint to dry faster, they boast antifungal properties, they give the paint a smooth consistency, they are fillers, and so much more. Lastly, solvents are responsible for dispersing, dissolving, and serving as a vehicle for solid ingredients. Painters can use alcohol or acetone to control the consistency and flow of oil-based paints, or they can add water to water-based formulas for the same reason.
No painting project can start off on the right foot without proper planning. From describing the exact uses of the surface(s) and room(s) to detailing your exact needs to thoughtfully choosing a sheen and paint color you love, it’s crucial to be fully prepared. Your interior painter might even have some suggestions that weren’t on your radar, because our goal is to make sure your project exceeds your every expectation.
Hiring professional house painters comes with many benefits, but one of the most notable advantages is their meticulous attention and care when it comes to protecting your furniture, cabinetry, and belongings against unwanted splatters and spills. This step may be tedious, but it cannot be skipped without the rest of the job being negatively affected.
Carefully preparing every surface is another important step when the goal is to achieve a lasting, expert finish. Caulking, repairing imperfections, patching holes, removing chipped paint, sanding, cleaning surfaces, removing stains, and other actions might be required.
Priming each surface is a step that every professional painting service completes every single time. Priming serves a variety of extraordinary purposes, so the end result will be a flawless, gorgeous, and smooth finish.
Many people are stunned when they learn just how many tools are involved in the professional painting projects our Falmouth painters complete. We don’t just utilize state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line products and equipment, but we also leverage our decades of experience to ensure that our techniques are just as professional as our tools.
You should never have to tidy up after professionals complete your local painting service, and that’s why our team will thoroughly clean up after ourselves when we’re done with each paint job. We invite you to kick back and relax as we get everything right back to the way we found it.
Since your painter in Falmouth delights in going the extra mile time and time again, we never finish a job without walking through each room and poring over the details to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the outcome of the project. Should you stumble upon a single detail that isn’t up to your expectations, touch-ups will take place at once.
Give Rainmaker Painting a call at (617) 416-3965 for all your Cape Cod and South Shore interior painting needs!