Better Call Paul
Better Call Paul
We take pride in our workmanship so our clients take pride in their ownership

about us

Better Call Paul has been a California licensed contractor since 1994. We specialize in painting projects of all sizes — from servicing ongoing accounts for apartment and property managers to individual paint jobs for commercial clients and homeowners. We also offer color consultation services for our clients with color selection needs.

We will provide you with a professional bid in writing. Our work is guaranteed and so is the price that we quote you. Our crew is considerate. That means that we clean up our mess and try our best not to impact your life negatively during your project in any way. We will give you professional work at a competitive price—and that is a promise! We’re really not satisfied until our clients are.


Quick Facts

Licensed, Bonded & Insured  •  Established in 1994  •  CA Contractor’s License #688189  •  EPA Certified  •  Drywall repair and texture experts  •  Professional crew  •  Responsive  •  Warranty Work  •  Small and Large jobs  •  High Lift Operator  •  RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Certified  •  Gold Guilding




Our Process


1. Bidding

Our foreman will meet with you and to go over the painting work you need done. At this point, the foreman can answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your project. He or she will then follow up with a comprehensive proposal laying out the painting process from start to finish with an exact job cost.

2. Scheduling

When a signed proposal is received, your job is placed in our schedule. We can then tell you the approximate start and projected end date of your project. We’ll keep you updated throughout the project on our progress. Exterior jobs require us to be more flexible with scheduling than our interior jobs do due to weather conditions.

3. Start Day

At the beginning of the job our foreman will have a complete job write up that follows the specifications outlined on your original painting proposal. At this time the job is reviewed with you for any needed clarifications.

4. The Work

All painting work is done in proper sequence and in accordance with paint manufacturers specifications. Surface preparation is done first, then priming followed by the finish painting. Our foreman will inspect the work periodically while it is ongoing to ensure it is running smoothly and according to plan.

5. Completion

We will let you know a day or so before we expect to complete your project. We’ll then wrap up your job and take care of any touch-ups to your full satisfaction. On our final day we’ll perform a walk through together to ensure every inch of the job is to your satisfaction.


Paul went above and beyond to get the interior of our home ready for us to move in over the winter holidays. We worked with a color consultant that chose 22 colors and finishes, so it wasn’t an easy run-of-the-mill paint job. They did a stellar job and I highly recommend their work.
— Chris D., Home Owner



Apartment Manager

I used Paul for all the painting needs of a 84-unit high-rise apartment building that I managed. I never even considered using a different painting company after working with Paul. Paul and his crew were always on time and never missed a deadline. Recently I moved on to a new job and moved to a new house. Of course I hired Paul to beautify my new home in beautiful low sheen custom colors. Over the years Paul has become more than a painter, he is a friend that I depend on.

— Jennifer P, Manager–Marina View Apts.

Business owner

I am the owner of City Lights cleaning services, with clients all over East Bay. When my clients ask me if I know of a good painter, I always recommend Paul. He has not disappointed me or any one of them. In fact, for our own condo in Piedmont we used Better Call Paul. He was also booked by my sister and brother in-law for their upcoming projects in Dublin. I strongly recommend him for all your painting and drywall projects.

— Jim V., Business Owner


Home Owner

Just recently, I had Paul paint the interior of my home in Alameda. I have known Paul for a couple of years, but never had a chance to use his services. The job was not easy since all of my belongings were in the house. The project was done very systematically and went perfectly on schedule. Gone are the nicotine ceiling stains and other eyesores. Beautiful custom colors in every room and even the closets, and all of the trim work is shining bright. The price was also right. I am planning to use him again for the enclosed front porch area, if I ever manage to clear it!

— Mike C., Home Owner

Property Investor

I own apartments in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. I have used Paul's painting services for over 14 years. I totally trust Paul with his prices and his quality. Actually, I don’t even ask him for bids anymore. I just show him my project, tell him what I want, and he will send me a fair bill when he is done. Simple as that.

— Mr. Lee, Property Owner


Client List


Property Management Companies:

  • Marina View Apartments, Alameda
  • OMM, Inc., Mason Management, Alameda
  • Premium Properties, Berkeley
  • Woodmont Real Estate Services, Belmont
  • Cambridge Management Co., Santa Clara
  • Robert Ellis Corporation, Fresno
  • G.W. Williams Co., San Mateo

Commercial Clients:

  • Rock Wall Winery, Alameda
  • Hotel Tomo, San Francisco
  • Richard Boland Yachts, Alameda
  • Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco

… and store fronts all over the Bay area