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The Best Painting Companies in Alameda County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Painting contractors in Alameda County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the painters that have exceeded the minimum California state standard. They are the painting companies in Alameda County proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as commercial painters or house painters in Alameda County CA.

Updated October 5, 2017

 The TOP 10 Painting Companies in Alameda County CA

Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Co., Inc.
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(650) 355-7780, (650) 270-6260 (cell)
1745 Adrian Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010
State Contractors License #434682, EPA Lead license #20001
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau EPA Lead Safe Certified

Areas Served: Alameda County incl. Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Livermore CA, Pleasanton CA, Hayward CA
Services: painting contractors & house painters, residential painters, commercial painters, ...
Key Brands: Benjamin Moore Paints, Dunn Edwards (Dunn-Edwards Paints), Fuller O'Brien Paints, ...

Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc
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(707) 829-5300, Fax: (707) 829-5505
3531 Gravenstein Hwy South
Sebastopol, CA 95472
State Contractors License #846187
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Santa Rosa NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) EPA Lead Safe Certified

Areas Served: East Bay & Alameda County incl. Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Hayward CA, Livermore CA
Services: painting contractors, exterior painters, interior painters

Davis Painting & Decorating
1305 Ordway St
Berkeley, CA 94702

Areas Served: Hayward, Oakland CA, Pleasanton CA, Berkeley, Dublin CA, Union City CA, Sunol, Livermore

Ace Painting
4779 Persimmon Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94568

Areas Served: Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland CA, Dublin CA, Fremont, Hayward, Newark CA, Livermore

Bay Cities Painting
1122 B St # 200
Hayward, CA 94541

Areas Served: Castro Valley, Oakland CA, Hayward, Berkeley, Livermore, Dublin CA, Emeryville

McKinley Painting
2016 Grant St
Hesperia, CA 94703

Areas Served: Oakland CA, Newark CA, Berkeley, Hayward, Emeryville, Dublin CA, Pleasanton CA

Pacific Trim Painting Co.
436 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612

Areas Served: Hayward, Oakland CA, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Dublin CA, Union City CA
Services: local painting contractors providing all interior painting & exterior painting needs

The Best Painting Companies in Alameda County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of California requires that painting contractors in Alameda County CA be licensed by the state with the C33 license specifically for painting, including interior painting, exterior painting, residential painters, and commercial painters in Alameda County.   The C-33 license for painting companies is a legal requirement for all projects over $500 including labor and materials. The painting contractors must be licensed to be able to submit bids.  

But even the state license is no guarantee that any particular painting company in Alameda County CA is doing business honestly, is delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all commercial painters and house painters in Alameda County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as research phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, proof of liability insurance and workers comp insurance for your protection, good complaint record, verified state license, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.


Things To Look For with Painters in Alameda County CA

Preparation Work Should Be Done By The Painter
Preparing the surface that's to be painted (prep work) is critical because a poorly prepared surface won't hold paint properly no matter how good the paint is or how well it's applied.  The best painting companies in Alameda County will do thorough prep work.  Preparing the surface can include pressure washing, possibly with a product that kills fungus and mildew, hand scraping surfaces, sanding, filling holes with caulk or epoxy filler, treating rusty nails, and removing wood rot. And prep work is labor time so the cheap painters in Alameda County often promote cut-rate pricing because unknown to you, they're not preparing the surface like they should, and this can mean the paint begins to flake and chip within months, or comes off the next time your home or building is power washed. 


Paint Quality
Price quotes from painting companies in Alameda County can differ and one reason might be the paint they're planning to use because paint costs can vary widely from $12 to $45 per gallon.  And it's not just about the brand. Every brand, even the best ones, have starter grades that aren't meant to last as long. In fact, the starter grade of a high quality brand will not perform as well as a higher grade paint within a less expensive brand.  These cheap paints can fade noticably in as little as a few months.

The best painting companies in Alameda County will specify in writing the
1) Brand
2) Grade
3) Product number 

Getting that information allows you to see why price quotes might differ. Also, some painting contractors water down the paint in order to use less of it. It's another way that cheap painters in Alameda County can appear like a bargain when they really aren't. So make sure the written bid includes the number of gallons to be used, and if it seems low compared to someone else, be sure to ask why.

The type of paint to be used also influences price quotes. Flat finish paints may be water based, where semi-gloss can be oil-based or latex-based paints. Oil-based is considered more durable so the job will last longer but latex will hold its sheen better. If you have a preference, make sure the painting company has experience with it, since some new painters have never worked with oil-based paints.    Many painting companies in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont CA have experience working with organic paints, no-VOC and low-VOC paints (Volatile Organic Compounds). These options can cost a little more but some consumers prefer these paints as more environmentally friendly, or better for interior painting since they can have less of a smell with less off-gassing of chemical components.  Other options include elastomeric paint, which boasts increased durability and flexibility, and water repellent finishes, which last longer in outdoor environments.


Paint Application
Many painting companies in Alameda County use only brushes and rollers, insisting that this traditional method means a longer lasting paint job because the paint adheres to the surface more completely, and allows for better detail work.  Other painting companies use airless sprayers, a modern method that can cut the time it takes to paint.  Some painting contractors might use a combination, starting with airless sprayers and then going over it with brushes and rollers.   


Color consultation
The best painters in Alameda County will have seen different designs and color combinations over hundreds of previous painting jobs that they can share with you. They may also know what color combinations are among the latest trends in painting.   Some painting companies in Alameda County provide virtual computer color consultation so you can really see the potential result of your choices. These devices have virtually eliminated the guesswork involved in optimizing your new color scheme.

If you have custom colors done, ask the painting contractors to provide you with a custom color card with actual samples of the paint that was used as a record for the future, including what brand and the exact mix formula. Then if you need touch ups in the future, you'll know the exact match for your existing paint. 

Labor
The owner of the painting company is a state-licensed painting contractor and may have years of industry experience, but what about the crew who will actually be doing the painting? The best painting companies use experienced, long-term employees and journeyman painters who know how to apply paint in a way that lasts for many years. Cheap painting companies often hire day laborers off the street with dubious levels of experience and whom the painting contractor doesn't even really know.


Faux Painting  in Alameda County (Including Faux Finishing / Decorative Painting in Alameda County)
Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used for a wide variety of decorative painting techniques. Sometimes the intent is for the painted surface to look like some other material such as marble (faux marble) or wood grain (faux wood). Decorative painters in Alameda County are also who to call if you're looking for muralists (mural painters). These faux painters in Alameda County can paint scenic murals, or ones that create an optical illusion (trompe l'oeil) such as painting the illusion of three-dimensional depth on that flat wall or ceiling.

Some painting contractors do offer faux painting services or decorative painting services in addition to their house painting. A company that is decorative painting or faux finish painting only, need not be a licensed painting contractor. However, all decorative painters in Alameda County CA recommended by The Prime Buyer's Report still needed to show our research staff proof of general liability insurance, and if they have employees, proof of worker's comp insurance as protection for you.

Faux painting is more than just faux finishes and decorative finishes. Decorative painters in Alameda County can create texturing effects too. Sponge painting (or ‘sponging') is one commonly used method of adding texture to fresh paint.

The cost of faux finishing & decorative painters in Alameda County varies greatly depending on the skill and experience of the faux painters, the type of faux finish desired and on the complexity of decorative painting effects. Many good decorative painters in Alameda County will want to see the space to get decorative painting treatment, in order to give you a detailed estimate for the faux finishing or decorative painting you desire.

Some Painters in Alameda County CA Are A Much Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these painters in Alameda County CA: Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Co., Inc., Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc, McKinley Painting, Pacific Trim Painting Co., Ace Painting, Davis Painting & Decorating, Bay Cities Painting. Other painting contractors in Alameda County CA who might still be in business include: Certapro Painters CA, Certapro Painters Livermore CA, Pro-Touch Painting & Decorating Pleasanton CA. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Painting Companies in Alameda County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Painters in Alameda County CA 

When it comes to interior and exterior painting by C33 licensed painting contractors in Alameda County, ask some questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the commercial painters or residential painters you're considering spending with.

• How long have the painting contractors been house painters or commercial painters in Alameda County?

• How many clients have the painting companies serviced in Alameda County?

• Can the painting companies give you names and numbers you can call as references? (All painting  contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called  by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

• Do the painting companies have experience in the same kind of project as yours, such as residential painting versus commercial painting in Alameda County, or interior painters versus exterior painting?

• What are their hours of availability?

• How do the painting contractors determine pricing for residential painting or commercial painting jobs?

•  Can the painters vouch that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All painting companies bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Do the commercial or residential painting contractors in Alameda County have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All painting  companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)


• Will the painting contractors provide written estimates and if so, will it detail the exact brand of paint, grade of paint within that brand, number of gallons to be applied, and number of coats to be applied,  allowing you to make accurate comparisons among bids? For the same purpose, will it specify how many hours of prep work will be done, what tasks are included in that prep work, i.e. sanding, filling small holes, removing rot, etc.?


• Does the painting contractor provide written warranties for their labor beyond the 1 year warranty mandated by the state of California for C-33 licensed contractors?

• If the existing paint contains lead as is typical with paint applied many years ago, is the painting contractor EPA Lead Safe Certified for safe removal of the old paint and will they be following the required protocols to ensure your safety and avoid causing you legal liabilities from improper removal of lead paint?

• Does the painting contractor perform all phases of the work or do they hire subcontractors to finish the job?

• How long should it take the painting crews to complete the work?


• Are there any measures you should take before the painters show up (moving furniture, covering valuables, patching nail holes, etc.), or will the painting contractors provide such services?

• Do the licensed owner personally hire and train their painting crew?


• How and when do the painting contractors clean up the job site?


• Will you have access to your home while the painters are working?


• Will they provide a written contract and will it detail the amount of paint to be used, the brand, the grade, the product number, the number of coats, and the number of hours to be spent preparing the surface?

When you've selected the most suitable house painting or commercial painting contractor in Alameda County, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a C33 contractors license to perform your painting services. (All painting companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)




 

 

Resources About Painting Companies in Alameda County 

Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Painting in Alameda County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com)
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
FCA Finishing Contractors Association (www.finishingcontractors.org)
MPDA Master Painters and Decorators Association (www.mpda.net)
MPI Master Painters Institute (http://www.mpi.net/)
NAPP National Alliance of Professional Painters (www.thenapp.com)
NPCA National Paint and Coatings Association (www.paint.org)
PDCA Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (http://www.pdca.org/)
IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League) www.decorativeartisans.org


Painting and Decorating Media & Web Resources
The Faux Finisher Magazine
Painting Magazine
PaintPRO Magazine
Painting and Wallcovering Magazine
Faux Effects World Magazine



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Painting Contractors in Alameda County within the following zip codes:

94544, 94608, 94701, 94552, 94601, 94618, 94709, 94538, 94540, 94551, 94602, 94706, 94545, 94603, 94550, 94612, 94609, 94577, 94705, 94605, 94611, 94607, 94546, 94702, 94707, 94712, 94557, 94560, 94617, 94623, 94578, 94606, 94541, 94619, 94501, 94579, 94555, 94502, 94621, 94537, 94620, 94710, 94604, 94588, 94661, 94613, 94662, 94587, 94543, 94568, 94615, 94610, 94624, 94704, 94586, 94580, 94542, 94566, 94708, 94703, 94539, 94614 and 94536

 



Painting Companies Alameda CA

Andriani Painting Alameda CA 94501
Gallagher Painting Alameda CA 94501
Island Painting Alameda CA 94501
Mark C Dougherty Painting Alameda CA 94501
Pacific Northwest Painters Alameda CA 94501
Signature Painting Alameda CA 94501

 

Painting Companies Albany CA

Paint Co Albany CA 94706
Top Coat Painters Albany CA 94706

 

Painting Companies Berkeley CA

Barry's Painting Berkeley CA 94702
Barry's Painting Berkeley CA 94702
Berkeley Painting Berkeley CA 94701
Brian Sweet Decorative Arts Berkeley CA 94709
CertaPro Painters Berkeley CA 94703
Davis Painting Berkeley CA 94702
Family Painting Berkeley CA 94704
GB Painting Berkeley CA 94704
JP Painting Berkeley CA 94708
Mertens Painting Berkeley CA 94708
Philmo Painting Berkeley CA 94704
Sundance Painting Contractors Berkeley CA 94709

 

Painting Companies Castro Valley CA

Allstar Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Always Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Billy's Painting Service - S&S Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Full Spectrum Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Golden Gate Enterprises Castro Valley CA 94546
Herb Munoz Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Ivy Painting Castro Valley CA 94552
J&D Painting Co Castro Valley CA 94546
Mark Dobel Painting & Restoration Castro Valley CA 94546
Merkouris Painting Castro Valley CA 94552
P&D Co Painting Castro Valley CA 94552
Painting Contractors Castro Valley CA 94546
Preferred Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
Rob's Painting Castro Valley CA 94546
State Wide Painting Castro Valley CA 94552
ZK Painting Castro Valley CA 94546


Painting Companies Emeryville CA

Allied Painters Emeryville CA 94608
Armstrong Painting & Coatings Emeryville CA 94608
Caton & Associates Emeryville CA 94608
Dudley Painting & Coating Emeryville CA 94608
Giampolini Inc Emeryville CA 94608

 

Painting Companies Fremont CA

Allcity Painting Fremont CA 94536
Artisan Plastering Fremont CA 94539
Billy's Painting Service Fremont CA 94555
Central Bay Painting Fremont CA 94538
Color Key Painting Fremont CA 94538
Custom Painting Fremont CA 94536
D&D Painting Fremont CA 94555
D&H Painting Fremont CA 94539
Durable Painting Fremont CA 94538
Evergreen Painting Fremont CA 94555
Faux You & Faux Me Fremont CA 94536
Five Star Painting Fremont CA 94536
Golden Brush Painting Fremont CA 94538
Jimmy's Painting Fremont CA 94539
Kokopelli Painting Fremont CA 94538
Landa's Painting Fremont CA 94538
Moualem Painting Fremont CA 94539
Professional Painting Fremont CA 94539
Property Maintenance Service Fremont CA 94536
Romero Painting Fremont CA 94555
S&S European Painting Fremont CA 94539
S&Y Fremont CA 94536

 

Painting Companies Hayward CA

AM Painting Hayward CA 94541
AM-PM Painting Hayward CA 94542
Bay Cities Painting Hayward CA 94541
CC Commercial Coatings Hayward CA 94545
Capers Painting Hayward CA 94541
Five Star Painting Hayward CA 94545
Fuller's Painting Hayward CA 94544
Goldwest Hayward CA 94545
Hulburt Painting Hayward CA 94545
JR Painting Hayward CA 94545
KCL Painting Hayward CA 94541
Marquez Painting Hayward CA 94545
McNabb Painting & Wall Covering Hayward CA 94545
Metro Painting Hayward CA 94541
Metro Painting Hayward CA 94541
Metro Painting Hayward CA 94544
Michael's Painting Service Hayward CA 94544
New International Painting Hayward CA 94544
Oasis Painting Hayward CA 94544
Polyzos Painting Hayward CA 94541
Romano's Painting & Paper Hayward CA 94545
Shine Painting Hayward CA 94544
Splash of Class Painting Hayward CA 94544
Steve's Painting Service Hayward CA 94541
United Pro Painting Hayward CA 94541

 

Painting Companies Kensington CA

Bridge Painting Kensington CA 94707

 

Painting Companies Livermore CA

Alvis Co Painting Livermore CA 94551
Bond Painting Livermore CA 94550
Certapro Painters Livermore CA 94551
Custom Painting Livermore CA 94550
Custom Painting Livermore CA 94551
Dave Casteel Quality Custom Painting Livermore CA 94551
Don L King & Son Paint Contractor Livermore CA 94550
E Turman & Co Livermore CA 94550
Jerry's Painting Service Livermore CA 94551
John Steiger Painting Livermore CA 94550
K Kowal Painting Livermore CA 94551
Laffoon & Laffoon Livermore CA 94551
Leal's Painting Service Livermore CA 94551
Legacy Painting Livermore CA 94551
Lux Brothers Painting Livermore CA 94550
MacPainting Livermore CA 94550
Mahoney's Painting Livermore CA 94551
Michael's Painting Livermore CA 94551
Mike Champlin Painting Livermore CA 94551
Musselman Painting Livermore CA 94551
Peterson Painting Livermore CA 94550
Protect Painting Livermore CA 94551
RJ Sweeney's Custom Painting Livermore CA 94551
Ray Tech Painting Livermore CA 94551
Rick Jensen Painting Livermore CA 94550
Service Painting Livermore CA 94551

 

Painting Companies Newark CA

All Professional Painting Newark CA 94560
K Painting Newark CA 94560
La Esperanza Mex Newark CA 94560
Paul's Professional Painting Newark CA 94560
Y&J Painting Newark CA 94560
Zeigler Painting Newark CA 94560

 

Painting Companies Oakland CA

A&B Painting Oakland CA 94607
Applied Imagination Decorative Oakland CA 94606
Aster Painting Oakland CA 94619
Citywide Painting Oakland CA 94607
Classic Painting Oakland CA 94619
Custom Quality Painting Oakland CA 94601
Cydney Ortzow Painting Oakland CA 94612
D Wernholm & Son Oakland CA 94601
Deco Art Oakland CA 94618
Duplessis Painting Contractor Oakland CA 94610
George E Masker Oakland CA 94621
Golden State Painting Oakland CA 94604
Harry Clewans Fine Finishes Oakland CA 94607
M B Jessee Paint Oakland CA 94608
MDL Painting Oakland CA 94601
Merkouris Painting Oakland CA 94607
Mike's Painting Oakland CA 94610
Omni Painting Oakland CA 94618
Painting Concepts Oakland CA 94602
Peterson Painting Oakland CA 94611
Piedmont Painting Oakland CA 94602
Ruben's House Painting Oakland CA 94603
S Jones Oakland CA 94610
Safeway Building & Painting Co Oakland CA 94602
Smart Painting Oakland CA 94601
T Shober Anderson Painting Oakland CA 94611
Top Flight Quality Painting Oakland CA 94614
Turn-Key Painting & Home Oakland CA 94605
Walter Blumert & Co Painters Oakland CA 94621

 

Painting Companies Piedmont CA

Andy's Painting Piedmont CA 94611
Faux Pro Piedmont CA 94611


Painting Companies Pleasanton CA

ABC Bay Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Almeida & Son Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Amaral Painting Pleasanton CA 94588
Daniel Larsen's Quality Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Lux Brothers Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Nor Cal Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Olsen Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Primitivo's Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Primitivo's Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
SR Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Scott's Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
So Unique Painting Pleasanton CA 94566
Sunrise Painting Pleasanton CA 94588

 

Painting Companies San Leandro CA

ABC Painting San Lorenzo CA 94580
Able Painting San Leandro CA 94577
Cataldo Painting San Leandro CA 94577
Cunha Brothers Painting San Leandro CA 94578
D&D Painting San Leandro CA 94578
Ed Morrow Painting San Leandro CA 94578
Fresh & Clean Painting San Leandro CA 94579
Gene's Painting San Leandro CA 94578
Home Plus Painting San Leandro CA 94578
KB Painting San Leandro CA 94579
Maffei Painting San Leandro CA 94579
Tricolor Painting San Leandro CA 94577
Victor Villatoro Painting San Leandro CA 94578

 

Painting Companies Union City CA

Bruce Painting Union City CA 94587
Call Painting Union City CA 94587
Colocho's Painting Union City CA 94587
Color Schemes Union City CA 94587
De La Cruz Painting Union City CA 94587
Michael Painting Union City CA 94587
Mihos Painting Co Union City CA 94587
New International Painting Union City CA 94587

 

 

 

 

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