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West La Painter

Friday, June 21st, 2013

West LA Painter

James Lee was on site and provided a written estimate within hours on same day (a Saturday) as calling his answering service. I called him one more time before the job and one time during the job. These calls were returned extremely promptly also. I was very impressed with his responsiveness as you can tell. This means a lot to me. The foreman of the crew working on my home was Song. Song is a good communicator even though his English is not perfect. I never had any trouble understanding what he was talking about and neither did his workers. The whole crew was very punctual and very neat. I didn’t find one drop of paint where it didn’t belong. Window masking was well done. Every home owner appreciates this kind of attention to detail. They did some things I wasn’t expecting such as some light pruning of certain plants close to the stucco and removal/reinstallation of about 15 large patio screens and 2 patio doors. They also moved patio furniture out of the way. Their patching of stucco and wood cracks was very well done also. James and Song both said upfront that puttying a wood surface was not guaranteed and this is understandable since wood expands and contracts a lot. Where some stucco had been previously damaged by sloppy window installers the scratch coat was visible, Song and the crew did a very nice job of patching these areas. We had let the house go too long before repainting so there was quite a bit of wood sanding and priming to do on the ends of the rafters and all of was done to my satisfaction. We were allowed to select our preferred brand of paint. James clearly states upfront that some brands do cost extra. In our case we selected Dunn Edwards which has worked well in both interior and exterior applications and was not considered an extra cost paint. Since we did not change any colors, one coat of paint was satisfactory on the siding and eaves but James did assure me that if a second coat was needed he would do it. Where there was sanding and priming, he used a prime coat and a finish coat. The stucco was primed and finish coated as it had not been painted before. All siding was semi-gloss originally and was repainted the same. The top coat on the stucco is flat. The crew left me almost a gallon of each color for any future touchups. With regards to the interior work, they were extremely fast, thorough and neat. One wall in the bathroom had been substantially patched after a repipe job many years ago. The wallpaper had covered many sins on this wall. James’ crew (a different crew from the exterior workers) did a great job putting a new skim coat where necessary after removing the wallpaper. In short, we had a great experience with House Painting Inc and highly recommend them.

Westwood LA painter CA

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Nice color for bedroom

James had excellent references and gave us a very good price (some others were nearly twice as much), so we went with him. We were on a tight schedule, and he was willing to accommodate. He estimated it would take five days. The crew of two came out the next week and got started right away. They were definitely hard workers and were good at asking us questions and keeping us updated (although the crew leader did not speak English very well). Toward the end of the week, it became clear they weren’t going to finish on time, but they pulled in a couple of extra guys and worked all day Saturday to try to make it. They still didn’t quite and had to finish on Monday. Overall it was a nice job and made the house look a lot better, although we have had some issues with paint peeling from windows. They also blew a wire re-installing one of the light fixtures, but James paid us for that repair without an argument. Overall it was a good experience.

L A Painter

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Painted house brentwood L A CA

Painted Inside & Outside of  Beautiful House In Los Angeles  Brentwood.


It was a great experience. I had confidence that the job would go well based on previous reviews for this company. James Lee was very personable and explained everything. Provided numerous references from happy customers. Could see that he was proud of his work and company, and wanted to make the customer happy. Quick responses on questions and quotes, and matched a competitor’s estimate. Mr. Shin and his crew were very professional, courteous, and conscientious to be clean with their work. Mr. Shin explained everything very well, and showed and explained various phases of the job. He and his crew took pride in their work; they did an excellent job, as though they were painting their own house. He made sure that I was satisfied with the job before payment. Their attention to detail was superb. Our house looks like new. James, Mr. Shin, and his crew are the best. Worth every $$ spent. Hire them, you will be very pleased. They truly want the customer to be happy with the job and will go above and beyond to make it happen. Kudos, you guys are the best, thank you!