Material Type

Stucco and Brick

Concrete and brick can serve as beautiful structural elements of your home and landscape. But concrete starts to break down over time as the surface wears away, becoming pockmarked and cracked. Sealing your concrete driveways, walkways and patios every five years protects them from cracking and needing replacement. Periodic re-sealing is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your investment in your home’s hard surfaces. And walkway and concrete repair revives and beautifies paths, patios and drives.

Brick, like concrete, requires periodic resealing. Like most of the surfaces of your home, it requires rehydration to retain its beauty. We can scrub, clean and reseal dirty and even blackened brick and stone to restore it to its former beauty.

Material Type

Our Process

Learn about how we Pressure Wash, Paint & Stain, Seal and Repair concrete and brick.

Pressure Wash
Pressure washing can revive dirty concrete. It needs to be done correctly, or you will see the spray marks in the concrete. When we paint your home, we typically wash hardscape and brick elements to make sure they are refreshed along with the house.


Paint & Stain
For a color change you can paint or stain concrete. Previously painted concrete can only be re-painted for a fresh look. For unpainted concrete in good shape, stain can create interest and refresh the surface without masking the material beneath. Stained concrete requires less maintenance than painted concrete and complements a high-end landscape design or plays off the beauty of the main home. Don’t want color? Concrete that looks nice and is in good repair can be preserved with a clear sealer.

Material Type

Our Process

Repair
Concrete can be patched and repaired. We can seal up cracks from shifts and fill in missing parts to improve the look of concrete that has fallen apart. Concrete that has been patched requires painting for a clean, finished look.

Seal
Concrete looks tough, but it can fall apart over time if it isn’t sealed. Sealing rehydrates concrete surfaces, preventing them from eroding, becoming pitted and porous. Keep your concrete in good repair with seal.

 

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Testimonials

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 time.

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