Oakland Painters

Custom Stain & Varnish

Arana Craftsman Painters takes great pride in delivering artistic and very detailed work. Consisting entirely of people who share a real passion for painting, Arana approaches the painting of a home quite differently than our competition.

Every job begins with a consultation. During this initial phase of the painting process members of our team will meet with you in order to discuss your vision and expectations. We also discuss color placement and help in applying test samples so you can see what your choices will actually look like.

We offer:

  • Custom Stain Application
  • Custom Stain Matching to Existing Wood Elements
  • Stunning Clear Coat finishes such as Varnish, Urethanes and Waterbased Polyurethanes


Custom Color Mixing

In an effort to better serve its clients and to sets us apart from our competitors. We mix custom colors on-the-spot in order to help get exactly the color you are envisioning. Mixing custom colors on the spot also prevents awkward and frustrating scenarios where a homeowner is presented with the paint they selected from a book or card only to be passionately dissatisfied with their choice as paint is being applied. While our color charts and the experts on our team certainly help our customers find a paint they like, nothing beats seeing that color on a wall or other surface within a home.

Not all painting companies mix custom colors on the spot. Arana understands that lighting, furniture, flooring, and a home’s natural environment can expose unforeseen problems with a chosen color Custom color mixing provides peace of mind and many years of enjoyment -- you'll know you picked the perfect color -- no regrets, just pure satisfaction.


Our Mission

Arana Craftsman Painters is committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of every client we serve. Our artisanal approach to painting produces breathtaking and high-quality results that beautify and revitalize your home.

Custom stains, clear coat work such as varnish and polyurethanes and custom color mixing are just some of the special skill sets Arana Craftsman Painters offers that set us a part from other painting companies. We're here to help you fulfill your vision, just let us know what you need!


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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.

Dawn Thomas

Arana did a great job painting the outside of our house. They provided a competitive estimate, and provided a great team. Not only was the work done well, but they were also respectful and nice.

Michael Knott

My experience with the Arana team was amazing. From beginning to end the process was easy and smooth and the results were great. I handed them the keys to my house, left for 10 days and came home to a beautiful “new” home. Would definitely recommend, especially for an old (20’s era) Craftsman home that needed a fair amount of repairs and prep.

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.

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