Fresh Start Painting SF

Owner and founder Estuardo Godinez didn’t exactly know what was in store for him when he first came to this country from Guatemala as a young man in his 20s. It was only after a friend invited him to work in his painting business that Estuardo discovered a passion for painting. He still recalls the feeling of pride he felt when clients saw the finished product. A few years later, he decided to open his own painting business, and in 2005, Fresh Start Painting was born.

His motto from day one has been: Quality First. He and his team continue to follow that motto on each and every job they take on. Fresh Start Painting serves the San Francisco Bay area with both residential and commercial painting services. Licensed with the California Department of Public Health, Estuardo is certified to remove lead-based paint and thus offers complete lead abatement services. Other services include complete interior and exterior painting, cabinets and bookshelves, wallpaper removal, specialty and faux finishes, minor carpentry and dry rot repair, waterproofing and elastomeric coatings, and much more.

The Fresh Start Painting team prides itself on timely services, constant communication, clean job sites, and the use of shoe coverings to keep your home or business spotless. Your Fresh Start team always shows up at the scheduled time wearing branded gear to promote consumer confidence and recognition. Backed by nearly 20 years of experience in the painting business, Estuardo brings quality workmanship and materials, as well as a sharp eye for detail, to every job while striving for the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

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Fresh Start Painting SF
331 Irvington St.
Daly City, CA 94014

CLSB #1010723

Why People Prefer Fresh Start

Clean Job Sites

Cluttered work spaces are not only unsightly, they’re dangerous as well. That’s why the Fresh Start team strives to keep their work space neat and clean as they work, using tarps to cover furniture and vegetation, and wearing shoe coverings inside to keep your floors pristine and undamaged. When finished with a job, they will clean the entire site to ensure a spotless appearance so you can enjoy the end results of your painting project.

Branded Vehicles and Apparel

Fresh Start Painting knows the value of reputation, safety, and consumer confidence. That’s why our team always shows up to your home or business in branded vehicles, wearing apparel and gear bearing their logo for easy recognition. This not only puts you at ease as the customer, it helps put forth a professional appearance for us, which is something we take great pride in.

Experience and Expertise

Owner and founder Estuardo Godinez brings nearly 20 years of painting experience to the table. He opened his own business in 2005 and since then has fostered a loyal customer base that appreciates the value of hard work, quality workmanship, and long-lasting results for both residential and commercial paint jobs all over the San Francisco Bay area.

Quality Craftsmanship

One thing you can be guaranteed of when you hire Fresh Start Painting is a high degree of detailed workmanship and the use of quality materials. We don’t cut corners here at Fresh Start. We use the best materials that we know will result in the most impressive appearance as well as longevity of the product itself.

Attention to Detail

When we take on a job, we pour our heart and soul into it. We’re not thinking of rushing through to get to the next job. Instead, we take painstaking efforts to attend to every detail, from the trim to the moldings, resulting in a job we’re proud of and that you will appreciate every time you walk into the room.

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Lead Abatement

Trust the Pros with Lead Paint Removal

As a lead-safe certified firm by the EPA, Fresh Start Painting can provide complete exterior lead abatement services, also known as lead paint removal. Licensed with the California Department of Public Health, Fresh Start is certified to remove lead-based paint for homes and businesses in the San Francisco Bay area. Backed by nearly 20 years of experience in the painting business, Estuardo Godinez and his team bring quality workmanship and materials, as well as a sharp eye for detail, to every job while striving for the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


How can I prepare for the interior painters?2023-08-15T06:57:42-07:00

We ask that you remove furniture in the room when possible. If that is not possible, we will place tarps over the furniture to protect it. Please remove all wall hangings so that all walls are bare and ready for our arrival. And lastly, please make sure there is a clear path for our painters with no obstacles.

What is an Elastomeric Waterproofing System?2023-08-15T06:57:00-07:00

This is typically used on exterior stucco or on surfaces with many hairline cracks. Elastomerics are applied in thick coats and are able to span hairline cracks permanently. Rather than the cracks reopening on your stucco, the elastomeric coating stretches and keeps them sealed up. This prevents water from getting in and thus protects your home from any damage. Elastomeric coatings look a lot like paint and can be matched to your home’s color.

What is better: oil or latex paint?2023-08-15T06:55:57-07:00

Latex paints are more environmentally friendly than oil-based paints, which often give off fumes. Latex primers and finishes have come a long way over the years and are very durable. For example, a latex finish on an exterior painting job will last for many years and remain elastic, whereas oil-based paint dries to a hard and brittle film. Latex paint will move with the surface as it expands and contracts with weather.

What if lead paint is detected in my home?2023-08-15T06:55:06-07:00

There are certain guidelines and procedures set by the EPA that we follow in regards to removing lead paint. From sanding to bagging up the paint chips for proper disposal, you can be sure we follow all guidelines for the safe removal of lead paint from your home.

Where does dirt accumulate most on interior paint jobs?2023-08-15T06:58:40-07:00

Interior paint gets dirty in many different ways, from hand prints around switches and knobs to splashes in kitchens and bathrooms. There are also chances for dirt when it comes to marks on hallways and corridors or when soot accumulates above electric lamps and other heat sources. When you remove dirt before it accumulates, this not only improves appearance, it reduces the risk of the dirt getting permanently embedded in the paint.

“Estuardo and team are total pros, and get an easy 5 stars from me!”
Keith L.
“Estuardo and his crew deliver great results, and they do it in a reliable, friendly way.”
Ack J.
“The crew was always on time, with positive attitudes and quality skills.”
Marie H.
“Loved their work, their ethics and their discrete friendliness. Easy to communicate with, punctual, and hard working.”
Joelle D.
“Work is of excellent quality. Great communication as to price, matching colors and scheduling the work.”
Rekha P.

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