Residential Painter

About our Portland Residential Painters

Painting a residential project must serve 2 purposes:

  • Protect the building from the elements and deterioration
  • Have a finished product that looks great!

Distinctive Painting is a Portland residential painter company that specializes in the application of protective coatings that are highly resistant to the elements and have a very long life span, yet still maintain an visually-pleasing look.

Our residential clientele base trusts our work enough to give us a lot of repeat business. View the Residential Photo Gallery.


Once the professional paint estimators and clients have completed and signed the service agreement, the Distinctive Painting team begins with the preparation of the site.

For exterior projects, the surfaces are carefully prepared to prevent water leaks, air loss due to cracks, separating seams and/or loss of insulation. The window trim, door trim, aluminum, stucco, brick, aluminum, chimneys, garages and doors are prepared by filling cracks and removing loose paint. Depending on how covered the surface is, we will utilized a pressure washer to insure the surface is adequately clean of moss and mildew. The exterior surface is then covered with a base coat of high quality primer.

For interior projects, we begin by carefully moving the furniture to a safe place. Tarps or plastic sheets are placed on the flooring and moldings to protect from drips or spills and all windows are carefully taped and masked off.

Once the area is protected, it is time to prepare the surfaces, which helps insure the finish will be long lasting. This step includes repairing cracks and imperfections with fiberglass tape, drywall compound, caulk or putty. Oil or water stains are sealed with a coat of high quality primer to prevent stains from bleeding through the new paint.

Additionally, all of our prep work involves scrapping, sanding, caulking, masking, and the removal of any additional paint flakes.


After the color(s) are chosen and the preparation stage is complete, we begin the painting process. Only top quality paint products are considered, including very low or no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) paints. These environmentally friendly products provide durable and long-lasting finishes.

Depending on the siding, situation and our clients preference we will apply the product by rolling, hand brushwork, or a paint sprayer as requested and necessary.

When the job is finished our Portland residential painters are trained to do a quality final inspection that includes looking over the finished surfaces as well as general clean up around the job site. Once we have approved our own work, we turn it over to the client for their final inspection. All final requests, touch ups and other wishes, are completed, we then leave the left over paint for your future touch up needs.

Residential Painting Services:

  • Interior & Exterior Painting
  • Touch Up
  • Color Consultation
  • Priming
  • Sanding & Scrapping
  • Plastering
  • Glazing
  • Caulking
  • Wood Staining & Finishing
  • Wallpaper Removal
  • Sheetrock Repair & Texturing
  • Pressure Washing
  • Deck Maintenance & Sealing
  • Deck Finish Restoration

Serving the Client

Distinctive Painting is dedicated to serving our clients and seeing to it that their clients are not disturbed in the process. We understand that there are often time constraints, restricted access, air quality, tenant, staging and many other types of issues that make a project challenging. We are cognizant of these obstacles and unforeseeable others.

Distinctive Painting would appreciate the opportunity to bid on your current and future projects. We have worked very hard over the years to build an outstanding record of success servicing our past and current clients.