Beautifying Communities Throughout Northern California
Since 1996

Job Process

Here’s a quick summary of the job process you can expect from the CalPro team

What to Expect

Exterior Applications

  • We use high quality brushes, rollers and spray equipment to achieve finish coats that are free from runs, drips, sags and other imperfections.
  • We reduce lap marks by keeping a wet edge.
  • Spray and back-roll all rough wood and stucco.
  • Two or more coats applied to fill in cracks and rough areas.
  • Back-roll or brush and roll all primer coats on wood and stucco.
  • Spray doors to achieve smooth finish.
  • Strain paint and remove dust as needed to achieve smooth finish.
  • Apply paint at can consistency.

Interior Applications

  • We use high quality brushes, rollers and spray equipment to achieve finish coats that are free from runs, drips, sags and other imperfections.
  • Reduce lap marks by keeping a wet edge.
  • Brush and roll occupied interiors.
  • Spray and back-roll unoccupied interior.
  • Spray doors to achieve smooth finish.
  • Strain paint and remove dust as needed to achieve smooth finish.

Preparation Standards

Exterior Preparation

  • Pressure wash to remove dirt, cobwebs (minimum drying time: 48 hours).
  • Scrape and sand flaking paint.
  • Remove/treat rust.
  • Prime bare wood, metal, masonry.
  • Re-set loose nails.
  • Caulk windows, trim, door frames.
  • Fill/repair cracks/holes/damaged areas in stucco.
  • Fill/repair holes in wood.
  • Remove light fixtures and misc. hardware, reinstall at completion.
  • Tape/mask windows and all areas not being painted.
  • Cover and protect landscaping and cement.
  • Repair leaky gutters and downspouts.
  • Full cleanup every day, and at the end of the job.

Other items available on request:

  • Dent and ding repair on metal doors.
  • Minor dry-rot repairs.
  • Replace old lights with new lights.
  • Gutter cleaning.
  • Install pigeon/bird deterrents.

Interior Preparation

  • Cover and protect flooring and all areas not being painted.
  • Move furniture items and cover and protect as needed.
  • Remove door hardware and any other items not being painted.
  • Install dust control measures.
  • Fill holes in walls/ceilings and trim/doors.
  • Repair cracks and/or drywall damage and retexture as needed.
  • Scuff-sand glossy surfaces.
  • Caulk gaps in trim and baseboards.
  • Prime all newly textured and patched areas.
  • Prime water stains .
  • Prime all bare wood and metal.
  • Full cleanup every day, and at the end of the job.

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Pattie A McCartney

I wanted to send a sincere thank you. Your crew went way beyond my expectations, and their attention to detail is second to none; Nico is very professional and customer service oriented. The project at the Villas in Granite Bay looks great! Your crew was the right choice for us and we couldn’t be happier. For myself in particular, driving up to my newly painted home is like coming up to a new house. Thanks again! Villas at Granite Bay

Donna St. Peter

When it came time to paint all the homes at The Villas at Granite Bay, I cringed at the thought of the task ahead.  Thank heavens I found Tim Ancira and his crew at Cal-Pro Painting. Everyone at Cal-Pro from the owner, office manager, supervisors, and crew were helpful, knowledgeable, and professional.  And this project was no easy task.  Besides painting the houses an all new color scheme, all the stucco and wooden walls were included as well as all wrought-iron fencing and fixtures. The entire project was finished on time, and I received so many compliments from The Villas homeowners for a job well done!  Thank you to everyone on the Cal-Pro Painting Team.  You are the best in the business!! Villas…

Jacqueline Gomez

“I recently used Cal Pro Painting for an exterior paint job on a 58 unit condominium complex.  Tim and his team (in office and onsite) were responsive and professional.  Even in light of some difficulties (dropping temperatures and rain), the job was handled efficiently and site was always left clean.  We bid out projects often and always end up selecting Cal Pro Painting due to their fantastic pricing and service!” Senior Community Manager

Jon A. Hillegeist

I want to pay a special compliment to your crew. They are diligent and skillful painters, very knowledgeable, and great representatives for Cal Pro. The job looks great...thanks. Resident, former board member - University Park

Glenn & Janice Horner

All too often the only time a business hears from a client is when there is a complaint about what went wrong. We are writing to let you know how completely satisfied we are with the outcome of our house painting project! We were initially impressed with the detailed estimate accompanied by the competitive pricing, and we obtained 3 estimates. Your crew was very professional, courteous and efficient. From the preparation work in the beginning on through the painting itself, it could not have been more professional. The color scheme we chose was somewhat different but the outcome is outstanding. We could not be happier! Thanks again for a job well done!

Mary Darlow

I am writing to say that your crew did a wonderful job of painting my house in Campus Commons. They were very helpful in addressing my concerns, including keeping paint off of my artificial grass. Your company is well represented by such professional painters, they were outstanding!

Dana de Farcy and Patrick Collins

We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with your professionalism and your crew. They began on Friday, April 11 with the pre-clean and finished the last painting on Wed., April 16. Our house went from blah to beautiful in less than a week! The crew assigned to our house was so attentive to detail and very pleasant and professional – they took quite a bit of care with our plants around the house – VERY much appreciated! Extremely nice people as well, so thanks again for such a great job.


"I think all the white trim was done yesterday at my house, and it looks very good. I'm very happy. I can tell your crew are very hard workers and very meticulous with the paint."

Helen L. Forsberg

“Your crew of men are polite and do a great job. They clean up each day at end of each shift, and are quiet while on the job. Thank you for the jar of paint.” Regency Park Homeowner

Earl Kleinfelder

"I find the following regarding the project: very professional; well organized; cooperative & pleasant workmen; pleased with entire operation from the beginning to end." Regency Park Homeowner

Sharon & Gene

“Great work! Your painters were efficient, very clean, also a bunch of courteous nice guys...since I talked to them somewhat. Keep up the good work!” Regency Park Homeowners

Dan & Sharon Brown

“You did a lovely, professional paint job! I would recommend you to a friend.” Regency Park Homeowners

Judy Tiger

“The painters at Regency Park were very professional and thorough in their painting project.” Regency Park Homeowner

M.Helsel & J. Helsel

“Your painting crew was everything positive. They were courteous in our dealings with them. They were all hard workers- focused on what they were doing- very capable of doing their job. They were on the job at all times- no goofing off or loafing on the job. Your company has a great crew. They did a great job- all of them!” Regency Park Homeowners