Wallpaper can add personality, beauty, and vibrancy to any room in which it is applied.
Arana Craftsman Painters is a proud member of the Wallcovering Installers Association
While Arana is perhaps best known for it’s high quality painting and wallpaper installation, we also offer wallpaper removal services. These services take the burden off of busy homeowners and place it upon the shoulders of those whom possess the experience, training, and tools needed to do the job properly.
A Solution To The Problem – The first step in removing wallpaper is the application of a special solution that permeates the paper and weakens the adhesive underneath. This solution is applied liberally over all affected areas and left to sit for a short time.
Stripping – Once the above mentioned solution has had time to set and do its work, Arana will begin carefully stripping the wallpaper from your walls. This is done very slowly and carefully so as not to damage the surface behind the adhesive.
A Thorough Cleaning – After successfully removing wallpaper from your walls, we will thoroughly clean and then dry your walls. This cleaning removes small bits of debris that might have escaped the stripping process as well and leave your walls smooth and ready for the next step.
Patching Things Up – With your wallpaper removed and your walls clean Arana will check the integrity of your walls, patching and repairing any problems that are found. At the conclusion of this phase your walls will be ready for primer and paint.
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.
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!
I recently had my home retrofitted for earthquakes, and in the process they had to break through some walls. I had the walls repaired in the downstairs bedroom and laundry room, and Ed from Arana repainted them. I did not have any paint samples, but Ed was able to match the wall colors precisely. He was very meticulous, and I was very pleased with the final product. I highly recommend Arana--ask for Ed.
I used Arana Craftsman Painters to repaint our stucco house and am very happy, even several years later. I had delayed and delayed the paint work (for years – some of my window trim was nearly naked) and the amount of prep that was required was substantial. They did a fantastic job in all respects. Their bid for you will be on the higher end compared to others, but they are there as long as it takes and don’t cut any corners. (I’ve heard horror stories of low-ball paint bids that go wrong when the prep time exceeds expectations). I was actually out of town when they did the prep and my neighbors on both sides were observing and later told me how impressed with the level of detail that went into the prep. Once I returned, they did a great job fixing the aesthetics of prior poorly done, large and unsightly stucco repairs (probably from the ’89 earthquake) prior to the actual painting. Be sure to tell them during the estimate visit if you are planning on dark or deep colors, and if you are excessively particular like I am. Their team is quite charming and professional! They honor their warranty and check back in every year or so to make sure that the work is holding up as expected. I would definitely hire them again!
Arana's team was fantastic, we loved working with them. They did a great job with the house and wrapped up on on time.
Arana Craftsman Painters is comprised of employees for whom painting is a real passion. We take an artistic and very detailed approach to all of our work and value customer service and satisfaction above all else. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. To that end, we guarantee all of our work for 5 years. A member will revisit your home annually and inspect the work. Should we discover any cracking, peeling, or bubbling they will return to fix it immediately.
We are the Bay Area’s number one painting company and can help breathe new life into your home revitalizing it through expressive and detailed painting. We paint both the exteriors and interiors of homes and can work with an interior designer to help make your home the dwelling you want it to be.