Cloudland Paintworks: The Educated Painter

Cloudland Paintworks is a family owned and operated business that specializes in residential painting in Connecticut. CEO and founder Raymond Sola has been working in the home improvement industry for over 30 years and brings his knowledge and dedication to fine craftsmanship to make every home we touch a warm and inviting place to live.

We continue to strive for excellence through our staff education and certification programs, our attention to detail and quality customer service. Our pride in craftsmanship shows in everything we do. We want your home to be as unique as you are.

We specialize in: interior and exterior painting, historic restoration, eco-friendly paint, faux stone finishes, wall coverings, sink, tub and tile resurfacing, wood deck restoration, and carpentry work. We are Fine Paints of Europe Certified Painters and are lead-safe certified by the EPA.

  • Our employees will always be respectful of your home and will take great care to ensure everything stays neat and orderly.
  • We will walk you through the process so you know what to expect and when.
  • We believe in personalized service and will take your needs into consideration.
  • All work is guaranteed for two years.

Why choose us?


We schedule your job when it’s best for you, and we notify you of any changes to the schedule.
We take the time to prepare your home by using drop cloths to protect interior surfaces.
We protect your landscaping whenever we work on the exterior of your home.
We utilize the greenest methods available in the painting industry by utilizing low- or no-VOC paints whenever possible.

Attention to Detail

You know that the smallest detail can make a world of difference. That’s why we take special care with every stroke of the brush, roller, or spray gun. After the job is done, we clean up completely so that you don’t have to.


You deserve quality. We’ll use the best products available for the job within your budget. Whenever there’s a question about a product’s performance, we will follow the recommendations and guidelines established by the Paint Quality Institute.

PDCA Member

We are members of the PDCA, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America that offers continuing educational opportunities and sets national painting standards. Our CEO Ray Sola is the Vice President of the New England Council of the PDCA and has played a leadership role in this organization since 2004.

PDCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. Nearly 2,000 contractors in America and Canada are proud members of this organization founded in 1884. PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

There are over 3,000 painters in Connecticut but only 1%, less than 30 painters, are currently members of PDCA.

We believe in following and improving upon industry standards at all times and are committed to quality which is why we are long standing members of the PDCA and why Ray is Vice President of the New England Council of the PDCA. Can other painters say the same thing?

Raymond W Sola, CEO and Founder

Raymond Sola, Jr. is a leader in the Northeast painting industry, and has been in the business for over 30 years. He founded Cloudland Paintworks in 2004 to provide quality residential interior and exterior painting and restoration work. Ray continues to seek out new technical techniques and educate his staff to stay at the top of their game and to provide customers with unparalleled service. Ray’s continuing goals are to provide excellence in service, bring high quality and value to his customers, and to be an outstanding leader in his field. He is the President-Elect of the New England Council of the PDCA, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and is a member of the Business Network International, Hamden chapter.