Rainmaker Painting has proudly served the Osterville community and the nearby area for over 25 remarkable years. As a locally-owned and locally-operated painting company, we have dedicated ourselves exclusively to meeting the needs of our fellow Cape Cod residents, whether it be their homes or commercial properties. This commitment has been the cornerstone of our outstanding reputation. Rest assured that when you choose Rainmaker Painting, you are selecting a fully licensed, bonded, and insured team, guaranteeing the utmost quality in every interior painting project we undertake. Our diverse and skilled team is comprised of friendly and reliable painting specialists who place a premium on excellence and customer satisfaction above all else. No matter the scale of your interior painting project, you can rely on the expertise of the professionals at Rainmaker Painting.
To decide on the perfect sheen for your commercial or house painting job, it’s important to answer these questions:
What is your own preference in terms of shine?
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?
How frequently are the surfaces used or touched (like doors and cabinets)?
Will we need to conceal imperfections with paint?
After you’ve answered each of these questions, you’ll have a good idea of what kind of functionality and aesthetic you want. From there, you can review the benefits and applications of each paint sheen and pick which one(s) would best suit your needs.
Matte and Flat finishes are great for concealing imperfections because they actually soak up light. However, due to their lack of shine, they are less suitable for easy cleaning, making them less practical choices for high-traffic, family-friendly, or frequently touched areas. Instead, they are best suited for formal dining rooms, offices, adult bedrooms, and ceilings.
Eggshell finishes add a whisper of brilliance with their low-shine appearance. They are well-suited for formal living rooms, dining rooms, and entryways because they are just slightly more durable than matte finishes. They are also great at hiding defects.
Satin finishes occupy the middle ground between high-gloss and flat finishes, boasting a smooth and lustrous sheen. They are long-lasting and easy to maintain, making them an excellent choice for children’s rooms, family rooms, hallways, kitchens, foyers, and bathrooms. They do not conceal flaws well, so imperfect walls are not well-suited for satin paints.
Semi-Gloss finishes not only provide a beautiful sheen, but also exhibit remarkable durability. They are particularly well-suited for surfaces that face significant 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 simplest to clean and possess the highest level of durability. These paints resist stains and offer an ultra-shiny, light-reflecting surface that hardens as it dries, effectively sealing the surface. High-gloss paint is most commonly used on cabinetry, doors, and trim work.
The priming process not only provides a smooth foundation for paint adhesion, but also extends the lifespan of the paint job by enhancing durability, covering dark colors effectively, and reducing the amount of paint needed on primed surfaces. Priming porous materials like drywall or brick creates a seal that prevents absorption, while priming raw wood prevents yellowing by sealing in the wood’s tannins. Additionally, priming surfaces coated with oil-based paint, such as doors and trim, allows for the use of water-based paint.
Thorough planning is the cornerstone of any successful painting project. It begins with a comprehensive understanding of the intended uses for the surfaces and rooms, consideration of your specific requirements, and the careful selection of a paint color and sheen that suits your preferences. Your interior painter may have insights and recommendations that haven’t crossed your mind. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that your project surpasses your every expectation.
One key advantage of hiring professional house painters is their careful attention to detail, which means they take the time to protect your belongings, floors, cabinets, furniture, and other valuable items to prevent any accidental spills or splatters. While this step might be painstaking, skipping it can adversely impact the entire job.
Another crucial step that must not be overlooked for achieving a professional, long-lasting finish is thorough surface preparation. Removing stains, cleaning surfaces, sanding, removing chipped paint, patching holes, fixing imperfections, caulking, and other tasks may be necessary.
Priming every surface is an unmissable step for any professional painting service. This essential process serves various important purposes, ensuring the final result is a flawless, beautiful, and smooth finish.
You might be astonished at how many expert tools our Osterville painters utilize for each project. 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 be burdened with cleaning up after professionals finish your local painting service. Instead, you can relax and watch as we leave everything just as we found it.
Because your Osterville painter enjoys going the extra mile, we never complete a job without walking through each room and combing over the details to ensure you’re entirely delighted with the end result. If you find a single detail that falls short of your standards, touch-ups will be performed immediately.
When we meet with a customer to chat about their house painting project, we will dive into details like their daily lives, the surfaces they want painted, and their particular expectations. For example, if a customer wants a long-lasting, high-shine finish on trim, molding, or cabinets, your low-cost painter might suggest alkyd (or oil-based) paint. If your objective is to have an adaptable, eco-friendly, easy-to-clean, and colorfast finish, or if the customer desires a low-sheen finish, your commercial or house painter will most likely propose a water-based latex formula. Because every customer’s lifestyle, demands, and budget are so different, each painting project is individually tailored.
Our painting contractors get to use their experience and knowledge on a daily basis, which means they are regularly asked what paint is made of, what formulas are best, and why paint performs the way it does. It is a delight to educate our customers on the outstanding, high-quality products with which we work every day. There are four key ingredients in interior house paint – additives, solvent, pigment, and resin. Each ingredient serves a very specific purpose and contributes to the performance of the formula.
Once the paint has solidified, resin or another binding agent, such as acrylic, epoxy, or alkyd polymers, plays a crucial role in maintaining its cohesion. Non-resin binding agents, like soybean oil and linseed oil, are also commonly included. Pigments, including powdered elements like carbon, iron oxide, metallic salts, or titanium dioxide, are responsible for bringing a distinctive color to the paint. Additives fulfill a wide range of functions within the paint formulation. They serve as safeguards against color fading, enhance the formula’s performance, expedite the drying process, possess antifungal properties, contribute to the paint’s smooth texture, act as fillers, and much more. Lastly, solvents are responsible for dissolving, dispersing, and facilitating the transport of solid components. Painters can regulate the consistency and flow of water-based paints by adding water or, in the case of oil-based formulas, by adding acetone or alcohol to accomplish the same goal.
Give Rainmaker Painting a call at (617) 416-3965 for all your Cape Cod and South Shore interior painting needs!