The 4P's of Superior House Painting — San Francisco Bay Area

By Catherine Baldi, Principal, Arana Craftsman Painters

Painting is as much about the process a painter uses as the painter themselves! At Arana Craftsman Painters, we leave little to chance because we follow a tried-and-true set of steps. These crucial steps are our “secret sauce” so to speak and it has allowed us to consistently build a reputation of reliability, exceptional quality and professionalism over the last 17 years.

These are our “4P’s” of a successful project and the key to why people love working with Arana Craftsman Painters!

The steps to exceptional interior and exterior house painting include:

Pre-Job Walkthrough: Our Production Manager and Estimator will meet with you prior to the scheduled project start date to confirm the start date, scope, sequencing, and colors. Essentially, all expectations are reconfirmed to assure a smooth handoff between our Estimator and our Production Department. Proper communication is the key to exceptional quality and to you having a great painting experience. At this point, when we arrive at your project, our Crew Leader and Crew have a solid plan as to what processes will take place first, and in what areas.

  1. Color Consultation: Arana Craftsman Painters works with top San Francisco Bay Area Color Consultants and on projects needing a consultation, the Consultation is included in our bid. Having colors chosen ahead of time will make your life so much easier. We'll even put up swatches so you can see the colors in real life and make a final decision.
  2. Staging: We set up a neat and organized area for our equipment, tools, and products, a home base, where we can safely and efficiently manage your project.                                                                                       yelp nextdoor houzz logo group PNG
  3. Staffing: In addition to a dedicated Production Manager, every project has a dedicated Crew Leader who works closely with you, our Production Manager, and our office, to assure timely resolution to any challenges that arise, as well as quality control, and sequencing, assuring you have an amazing painting experience!
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Arana invests heavily in all the correct tools and materials and use quality plastic, drop cloths, paper, and tape to protect the surfaces of your home and environment that are not scheduled to be painted.


Paint will not adhere properly without expert preparation of surfaces. Proper preparation is the cornerstone of exceptional quality.

EPA Lead-Safe Firm

We sand, scrape, and prime as appropriate to ensure proper adhesion. We contain particulate and dust exposure per Environmental Protection Agency safety standards and Arana Craftsman Painters is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor.

For the safety of everyone involved, are all the painting contractors you have bidding on your project EPA Lead-Safe Certified?

After primer is applied, we patch, caulk and fill for aesthetic and in some cases sealing purposes or to prevent water incursion.

Protection of Home Interior
Five Year Warranty

After protecting your home and environment (family, pets, surrounding surfaces, furnishings, valuables, all areas not scheduled for paint); scraping and sanding to remove old layers of paint to help ensure the integrity of your new paint at a standard that meets our 5 Year Warranty; thorough cleaning of the surfaces scheduled for work to remove any contaminants; priming, caulking, and patching; then, we paint!

This article is Part 1 of our 3-Part series on hiring a painting contractor, highlighting what makes Arana stand out among our competitors. (Here are the links to: Part 2 and Part 3.)

It is because of this detailed and thorough standard of care that Arana continues to be an award-winning top choice of discerning homeowners, interior designers, and general contractors. Contact us to learn more about our process and have an estimator visit your home!

Additional Resources

Inspiration Hub: Webinars & Project Guidance
Latest Color Trends 2022 Webinar
10 Things to Consider When Choosing Paint Colors for Your Interiors
Wallpaper Trends and Solutions Resource Guide 2022

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