Testimonials

Erica Binnewies Berkeley, Ca.

“ Athens Painting has painted many square feet of my house, including the exterior and several rooms, one of which required stripping of wallpaper and extensive wall repair. I have never been disappointed with the work or the communication. Petros Firas obviously cares a great deal about the work he does and the satisfaction of his clients. He and his employees are amiable, responsible, and thorough, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. “

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Jean and Omar Hurricane Oakland, Ca.

“ Athens Painting did a great job on both the interior and exterior of our house. They paid great attention to trim detail and damage repairs. Careful of the exterior landscaping and was really good about daily cleanup. Would definitely use Athens Painting again.”

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Ilona Clark Oakland, Ca.

Athens painting did two jobs for me on very different buildings with different challenges. The first was a neglected multi-unit building, which had just gotten some of the rotten siding replaced. There were still small problem spots that we had missed. Adding to that, ivy had grown up to the roof. We had the bulk of the plant material removed, but Petros had to deal with all the suckers that were left.
The other building was an old craftsman with more than 30 windows and all the fancy trim – many angles and even a few broken windowpanes. It and been in need of a paint job for several years and actually leaked in a rain storm in 3 different places due to the old-fashioned construction style and the lack of an intact seal of paint and primer. This one was occupied so the tenants there got to see them work.
Through it all, Petros was cheerful and confident. he dealt with problems as they came up and when the issues incurred an extra cost (replacing broken panes), his price was very reasonable. My tenants commented on how fast his guys work and how well they work together. It has been a year and a half and no leaks!
Two years out from the first building and it still looks good.
We are very happy with the paint jobs and would highly recommend Petros and Athens Painting.

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Hae Yuonk Oakland, Ca.

“I am a super happy customer of Athens Painting. Petros the owner and his team transformed the exterior of our shingle house from a flaking-paint eyesore to a gorgeous home that looks brand new. Petros is passionate about his work and takes great pride in his meticulous attention to detail. He seemed to relish the challenge that our ugly house presented. He spent time with us reviewing the process as well as all of our options. They started the project when he said they would, kept us abreast of decisions that needed to be made along the way, provided expert guidance, arrived early every work day, protected all the ground surfaces from debris and paint, left our house tidy every day, and lastly, completed the job exactly when he said he would. Not only does our house look incredible, we feel confident that his painstaking prep work will protect our house for a long time. We could not be happier with our experience and the results.”

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Eva Brooke Berkeley, Ca.

“ Athens Painting painted the interior of our new addition, a large bed- room with a very high ceiling. The result was absolutely flawless and the whole process was very professional and enjoyable. Petros was one of three painters that we interviewed and who prepared estimates for us. We chose him, because he in detail described the process and we liked his easy manner and fair price. He is very punctual and follows through with his schedule. He is very neat and careful in protecting surfaces, windows etc. We give him our highest recommendation.”

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Joanne Bowsman Berkeley, Ca.

“I had no regrets when I hired Athens Painting. The prep work they did was outstanding. You would never believe that there were cracks in my house. They calked and sealed windows and steps. They replaced the dry rot that I had in a few areas. They were very methodical and it took them two weeks.
During that time, I was able to pick the perfect color for the house and windows. Plus, Petros sanded, stained and varnished my front door. Talk about love! He really took the time to do the job right. I had no idea my door could look so good!
Then, the painting started. He put several coats of paint on the house. We have some very exposed sides of the house that take a beating from the sun. He made sure that the whole house was well protected. He even did some extra painting that I wasn’t expecting. He said that my garage door would look so much better if it were painted the color of the house. I agreed and he did a fabulous job. I also had an old, rusty air conditioner that I told him he didn’t have to paint. But it bothered him to see it, so he asked if he could paint it any way.
After 3 weeks, I feel like I have a new house. I am very pleased. Petros was very diligent, loves his work and was dedicated to making my house look gorgeous.”

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Chris Ansel Oakland, Ca.

“Athens Painting did a really nice job painting our home. They care a lot about the quality of their work and they took the time to do it right. We originally got two estimates for painting the exterior of our house. The estimates were very similar, but the techniques were slightly different. The other painting company was going to sand, while Athens scrapes. Since we have an old wooden house, there are a lot of rough areas. While it might seem that sanding would provide a smoother finish, Petros explained that it can also take off more of the detail from original trim, etc. The Athens team first scrapes, then patches and primes. As they explained to us, the priming helps to identify places that need more attention. They spent a long time preparing the house for painting before painting multiple coats with high quality paint. The result was a high quality finish that we hope will last for a long time.”

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Dorothea Schatz Berkeley, Ca.

“Athens Painting stripped, stained, and varnished my kitchen cabinets. The results are amazing. I have a brand new kitchen now! I got three bids for staining my kitchen cabinets. Petros with Athens Painting really embressed me with his presentation and knowledge about what he was doing. He took the time to explain everything to me. So I chose Athens Painting for my project. I am so happy I did! I will definetlly use them again for future projects.”

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