Stanford Painting
 
 
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Welcome to Stanford Painting

Your premier painter in Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley.
 
Stanford Painting was established in 1988 with the goal of providing high quality residential and commercial painting services at reasonable prices. Our many hundreds of loyal, satisfied customers attest to our success in achieving that goal.

We are full service, including both exteriors and interiors. Every job, large or small, receives the same high level of attention and professional service. The keys to our success include:
Quality Paints and Materials: We use only high quality paints and materials.

  • Experienced Crews: Our highly capable crews have more than 850 years of cumulative experience, covering all aspects of painting, from preparation to finishing, and some have been part of the Stanford Painting family for over 25 years.

  • Current Equipment and Techniques: Our equipment is current and kept in top condition. Our techniques are contemporary with a focus on safety, including proper removal of lead paint, dust control, maintaining a clean site, and complete inspection of all work. We are fully compliant with all local and state regulations.

  • Great Customer Service: From initial customer consultation to post-job inspection, we are on the job from start to finish, with exceptional customer service including immediate response to any questions or concerns. This begins at the top with our hands-on management team.

  • 5 Year Warranty: All of our painting services are backed by a 5 year warranty.

  • Licensed, Insured, Bonded: Stanford Painting a fully licensed, insured, and bonded, with $2M in general liability insurance and Worker's Compensation coverage.

Stanford Painting is a local, family-owned business with strong ties to the community. We contribute to the community by providing no-cost services for the elderly, disabled or others in need (please inquire). We also sponsor / contribute to community organizations including:
• Palo Alto Little League
• Palo Alto Girls' Softball
• The Palo Alto May Fete Parade
• The East Palo Alto Ecumenical Hunger Program
• The Gunn High School Sports Booster Club
• The Greenmeadow Community Scholarship Fund
• Junior Achievement of Santa Clara County.

Our expert painters service the following areas: Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley.
 

FRequently Asked Questions

 
Painting your home or commercial building is a significant investment that requires an informed decision.

The following are answers to frequently asked questions. If your question is not on the list that follows, give us a call, we are happy to provide the information you need to inform your decision.
Why are 2 coats superior to 1 coat?
Who does the actual painting?
Do you guarantee your work? For how long? What does the guarantee cover?
Why is there such a wide range of prices between contractors?
Will the price go up once work is started?
Do you start other jobs while you are working at my house?
Do you have a license and insurance?
Can I check your references?
Can you help me with colors?
Do I need to be at home whenever the painters are there?
What precautions are taken to protect my plants?
How disruptive is painting my house?
What if I notice a problem with the paint job after it's been completed and paid for?
Do I need to be concerned about lead paint and if so, what can I do to ensure safety?
What is your payment policy?
 
 

Our team

 
 
 Jay Furlong | Owner/Estimator

Jay Furlong graduated from Stanford University in 1985. Shortly after graduating, Jay founded Stanford Painting in 1988, and the company has been professionally painting houses in the Bay Area ever since. Throughout the nearly three decades Stanford Painting has been in business, the company has painted thousands of residential houses all over the Peninsula and Bay Area. Jay has over 30 years of painting experience, and is proud to say that some of his foremen have been with he company for over 20 years! Jay began on the job sites himself, and has a vast amount of knowledge about all aspects of the painting industry, and is a wonderful resource for both his workers and clients. When he isn’t working, he looks forward to spending time with his three daughters, goin camping, running in the Foothills and going to Crossfit!
 
 Frank | General Manager/Estimator

Frank was born on a ranch here in the Bay Area in 1966, down in San Jose. He attended Gunn Senior High School and graduated from Mountain View High School, and has lived in the Bay Area ever since. Frank started in the painting business in 1985, carrying over 30 years of professional painting experience. He got started in the industry sand blasting, and has transitioned that expertise into all types of residential and commercial job experience. Specifically, Frank is an expert in all things residential, both interior and exterior, as well as Commercial and Industrial painting. He has been an estimator with the company as a project manager and estimator since 1997 - there is almost nothing we can't paint! When he isn’t supervisin our crews, Frank enjoys spending time in the outdoors!
 
 
 Adam Furlong | Supervisor

Born in Palo Alto in 1989, Adam has lived in the Bay Area his entire life, attending Palo Alto High School. Adam Furlong joined the Stanford Painting team in February 2016. Adam spent the first many months as an employee with the company working and painting on the job sites - learning from our expert foremen on what it takes to complete a project up to the standards expected of a high quality painting company such as Stanford Painting. Towards the end of 2016, Adam transitioned into becoming a job supervisor, tasked with supervising the job sites. Bringing materials, answering questions of clients, and making sure the work is on schedule are all parts of his workload now. Once he’s off for the day, Adam enjoys spending time with his puppy. Apart from the traffic of the Bay Area, he loves his work! Here's to many more years!
 
 Armando | Foreman

Armando has been with Stanford Painting for quite some time and our team is very lucky to have a leader like him. Aside from his fantastic leadership skills, Armando has one of the warmest energies and exudes it on each job site he oversees. After being with us for 7 years, Armando worked his way up to foreman and has been with us for a total of 23 years. Guadalajara is his hometown and he has been married for 11 years with two small children. During his well-deserved downtime, he prefers to go camping, play soccer and spend time with his family.
 
 
 Max | Foreman

Max is an organized, proficient and encouraging foreman who cultivates and builds long-lasting skills within new members of our team here at Stanford Painting. His high level of communication allows him to overcome any and all roadblocks he encounters while on job sites. His punctuality, productivity and responsibility result in delighted clients time and time again. Max is originally from Mexico City and is newly engaged! On the weekends, he chooses to spend his time hiking and exploring Santa Cruz.
 
 Ruben | Foreman

Ruben has been a member of Stanford Painting’s team for a total of 22 years and through his quick learning and attention to detail, he has been a foreman for 21 and a half of those years! Ruben’s punctuality, dedication and ability to help our company continue to grow are just some of the reasons as to why he is a vital part of Stanford Painting’s success. Although he is originally from Guadalajara, he has put down his roots here in California, along with his wife of 20 years and their two children. As for his free time, his favorite sport to watch and play is soccer!
 
 
 Juan | Foreman

Juan has been with Stanford Painting for 26 years and has worked his way up to his current position as foreman through his high level of expertise, knowledge and reliability. Since moving to California from Michoacán in the early 1990’s, Juan has proven time and time again that he is a natural born leader within our company. Juan has been happily married for 5 years and has two young children. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his kids!
 
 Gilberto | Foreman

Gilberto has been with Stanford Painting a whopping 20 years and we are so lucky to have a team member like him. Gilberto is both a motivator and detail-oriented leader and no challenge has proven too intimidating for him. The service he provides our clients is hard to find and the problem-solving skills that he is equipped with allows him to tackle any job—no matter the size—with professionalism. Gilberto moved to the Bay Area 28 years ago from the Mexican state of Jalisco and has been with his wife for 10 years, sharing two kids.

 
 
 Jorge | Foreman

Out of all of our current crewmembers, Jorge has been the longest-standing team member at Stanford Painting, with 30 years under his belt! He has a gentle demeanor and is one of the most dedicated gentlemen we’ve had the pleasure of working with. As an experienced painter and foreman, he sees a quality job through to the final touch and leaves each and every client fully satisfied. His determination to complete each project on time with professionalism and diligence is one of the main reasons that Stanford Painting has continued to thrive. Jorge is a family man and that’s whom he chooses to spend his time with during his downtime.
 
 Ricardo | Foreman

Ricardo is a skilled painter and brings his positive attitude to every project site. He is focused on the quality of the work that we deliver to our clients and continues to prove why he was able to work his way up to the foreman position in such a short amount of time. He became a member of the Stanford Painting team 17 years ago right after he moved to the area from Michoacán and we are very grateful to have him on our team! When he isn’t overseeing his crew, he enjoys playing soccer and video games.