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Blackhawk Painters

To maintain the utmost appeal and a welcoming ambiance in your home, various forms of care are essential. Among these, painting holds a primary position. The surfaces of your house are visible to all and contribute to its cozy atmosphere. However, as time passes, paints and finishes deteriorate, leading to the loss of their luster through peeling, fading, and drying out.

At Arana Craftsman Painters, we deeply understand the value your home holds for you and your family. When entrusted with painting your residence, our team treats it with utmost care and affection, as if it were their own. As a family-owned Blackhawk painting company, we place great importance on both restoring the beauty of homes and delivering exceptional customer service.

Your home represents a significant investment, deserving the best care to ensure its optimum comfort and appeal. Our painters diligently restore the surfaces of your home, allowing its magnificence and splendor to shine once again while preserving its essence. Whether it's the interiors or exteriors of large or small residences, we pay meticulous attention to every minute detail.

Arana Painting comprises skilled professionals who provide high-quality painting services for both residential and commercial properties. We cater to the interior and exterior needs of your home or business, offering expertise and craftsmanship.

Exterior Painting

Exterior House Painting Blackhawk

Whether you're planning to live in your home for years to come or considering selling it, the exterior and curb appeal play a crucial role. At Arana Craftsman Painters, we specialize in enhancing the external appearance of houses. Our goal is to leave guests and potential buyers astounded by the warm, inviting, and remarkable ambiance your home exudes.

With our expertise, we can breathe new life into older homes whose exterior paint has faded over time, potentially increasing their market value if you choose to sell. Additionally, if you're a homebuyer, you'll appreciate our exceptional craftsmanship in creating a brand-new living space.

Furthermore, we prioritize the protection of your home. Our skilled painters exclusively utilize high-quality materials and paints, ensuring that your home is shielded and the results are long-lasting.

Interior Painting

Interior House Painting Blackhawk

The interior of a home sets the mood, tone, and ambiance for those who reside within, while the exterior serves to captivate passersby, potential buyers, and even the entire neighborhood. Creating a truly magnificent home is a common aspiration for homeowners, and Arana Craftsman Painters is here to help bring that vision to life. With our unwavering attention to detail and genuine passion for our craft, we assist homeowners in crafting their ideal living space. Our team of skilled painters is adept at renovating and enhancing homes of all sizes, styles, and number of stories.

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Our clients say

Laura Martin Bovard, Interior Designer, LMB Interiors

It’s hard not to stand on a rooftop and sing the praises of Catherine Baldi, principal of Arana Craftsman Painters. She’s sincere, authentic, professional, and kind. Their work is exquisite and clean. She and her staff always answer the phone, they fix anything on a job that ever goes wrong -- the need for which is rare because they are so good at what they do. She treats her employees like family; she brings people under her wing and grooms them and they stay with the company long-term. Over the years we have referred dozens of projects, interior and exterior paint and wallpaper jobs, and we look forward to referring dozens more.

Kathryn Carroll

Arana Craftsman did a great job painting my bungalow house and back cottage. Great attention to detail, and easy to communicate with. They cleaned up every day. I get many compliments on the new paint job!

Serina Johnson

Thank you for the absolutely terrific job from start to finish. We couldn’t be happier with the transformation you guys performed on the old – peeling paint. Everyone was friendly, professional & qualified, just like your references all said.

Linda Millard

Ernesto and Catherine are running a top-rate painting business in the East Bay - quality painting, great customer service and attention to detail. They did a beautiful job on our home and I recommend them highly.

Christopher Nelson

Arana's team was fantastic, we loved working with them. They did a great job with the house and wrapped up on on time.

Blackhawk Painting FAQ

How Much Does It Cost To Paint A House in Blackhawk, CA? Cost depends on the following things – not an exhaustive list of factors:

  1. Condition of the existing paint on your home – Is your paint peeling, bubbling and cracking on more than 30% of the surface?

  2. What kind of windows do you have?

  3. How many doors you have?

  4. Do you see any rotten wood on the window frames, door frames, eaves, fascia or other wood trim elements? If so, that paint must be scraped and sanded. The rotted areas must be filled with a wood epoxy, the house has to be primed and gaps at the corners of windows or where 2 wood surfaces might meet have to be caulked.

  5. The age of your home.

  6. How many stories your home is.

  7. What type of access your home has. Is your neighbor really close is you?

  8. The type of material your home is built with (stucco, wood siding, cedar shingles)

  9. Does your home need paint or stain?

  10. What type of paint ou choose.

Example pricing can include:

In the Blackhawk, CA area exterior painting on a 2500 square foot, 1 story with 30% or less peeling paint with double hung wood windows could cost $7000 - $8000 dollars (conditions vary and call to get an exact estimate).
In the Blackhawk, CA area exterior painting on a on a 2500 square foot covered with Siding (horizontal) and 30% or less peeling paint and double hung wood windows would cost $8000 - $10000 - (conditions vary and call to get an exact estimate)

What Do Most Blackhawk Painters Charge Hourly?

Painting companies have multiple costs that make up their hourly rate. Such as: How much they pay their painters hourly, plus payroll taxes, plus benefits such as health insurance, cost of training, gas and tool cost allowances, uniforms, worker’s comp and other overhead costs. Some painters include a standard cost of materials in their hourly rate. The hourly rate a painter charges also depends on the number of painters a company has on its staff and the types of projects they do, be it residasqwsential or commercial. Some rates depend on the skill level of the staff, how much experience they have and how long they have been with the Company. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a residential house painting company with a crew of 16 – 20 painters may charge an hourly rate that includes all of the above and a basic cost for material of about $100 per hour.

How Much Do Blackhawk Painters Charge Per Square Foot?

It depends on what type of project it is. For an interior remodel/new construction that is basic without any extra trim or crown and regular doors and windows, $13/square foot of the floor square footage is the norm. (prices vary depending on circumstances – call to get your customized quote.)   For an interior repaint of a home with basic trim and not a lot of furniture or heavy items to move, $10/square foot. (prices vary depending on circumstances – call to get your customized quote.)  

Why Choose Arana?

Arana Craftsman Painters produces work that none of our competitors can match. This is because we are artists in addition to painters. Our approach to commercial painting in San Francisco is thorough to the point where we not only paint commercial buildings but we’ll clean them first to ensure our work isn’t compromised by debris. We create beautiful surfaces that will entice your customers, keep employee morale high, and protect your structure from decay.


Our painting process is the highest quality in the Bay Area. We're so confident in our work that we offer a 5 year guarantee to our customers. This guarantee means we'll be reaching out to you for annual check ins for a 5 year period. If we identify any bubbling or peeling we will return  and restore the integrity of our work at no additional cost.

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