Since 2009, Gruber Painting has been the locally owned painting pros proudly serving Menlo Park and the surrounding areas including Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County and parts of Alameda County. In that time, our professionalism, attention to detail and great results have made the Menlo Park painting company of choice for residential, commercial and even industrial jobs. We take great pride in being respectful of our customers’ property, time, schedule, privacy and security, so we work hard to make sure our work areas stay neat and tidy from minute one to Job Done.
Some of the Menlo Park painters services Gruber Painting offers commercial and residential customers include:
- Cabinet paint, refinishing, refurbishment and replacement
- Ceiling painting
- Ceiling removal
- Color consulting
- Crown molding
- Custom shutters
- Customized painting
- Deck staining
- Exterior and interior door painting
- Drywall repair
- Faux finish painting
- Fence painting
- Industrial, residential and commercial painting
- Interior and exterior paint
- Light restoration
- Popcorn ceiling removal
- Pressure washing
- Single and multiple coat painting
- Wallpaper removal
- Window treatment
- and much more!
Menlo Park Painter
Gruber Painting is the Diamond Certified commercial painter and residential professional painters Menlo Park, CA trusts to make house painting projects and commercial property painting jobs look their best, whether we’re just applying fresh coats for exterior house painting or painting a corporate headquarters from the ground up. No matter what style painting Menlo Park clients want, from tromp l’oeil and faux finishing to complete color consultation and custom paint mixing, Gruber Painting is ready and waiting to show you how cost-effective, eco friendly and easy it can be to get the great home exterior paint and interior looks your Menlo Park house or business deserves! Simply click here to contact us with general questions, or click here to schedule a free, no-obligation onsite estimate. And for more information about how Gruber Painting became and remains the Menlo Park painter our customers trust to deliver quality painting and an outstanding job every time, keep reading for our Frequently Asked Questions and answers from customers just like you and Gruber Painting, the Menlo Park, California house painter—and so much more!
Frequently Asked Questions About Gruber Painting, Your Menlo Park Painter
Gruber Painting is here to help with real talk, straight answers and honest information about all your house painting and commercial painting job needs!
Question: There are a lot of painters near Menlo Park. Why should I hire Gruber Painting as my house painter? –Maralys, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: If you want to make your office house look its absolute best, you deserve a house painter in Menlo Park with a reputation for doing an outstanding job painting. But how do you know which ones really do a fantastic job? After all, anyone can say they’re marvelous painters in Menlo Park, but that doesn’t mean they’re right for your painting project. Gruber Painting’s reputation for delivering great Menlo Park painting results inside and out doesn’t stop at a blurb on our website. We are proud to carry Diamond Certification, California’s most prestigious and rigorous certification for contractors of all types, so you know you’re getting more than just a couple of fresh coats painting on your home or business with no real care or concern for the end result. We also have great reviews on Yelp!, Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor and the Better Business Bureau, so you can always feel confident whether we’re painting a cabinet, painting your home or giving your business a much-needed update, you’ll get the best quality and service around!
Question: Does Gruber Painting do accent work? –Anthony, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Absolutely! Whether you want to add a bold splash of color to a single wall, a stenciled border or a complete home or office makeover, Gruber Painting can make it happen. We even offer color consultation services and custom paint mixing, so you always get the perfect color and the results you want. And we always use only low-VOC or no-VOC paint from top trusted names like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore so you and your family or employees can breathe easier during and after your painting job!
Question: What’s the average price a Menlo Park painter will charge for a residential painting job, and how is that cost determined? –Cecil, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: There are a lot of variables that play into how much consumers can expect to pay for Menlo Park painters. The size of the job has to be taken into account, because a stucco ranch with three bedrooms and one or two paint colors in Menlo Park will absolutely cost less than an industrial complex in Cupertino or Sunnyvale with faux finishing and multiple colors. The accessibility of the site needs to be considered, because a house on the edge of South Bay where one side overlooks a cliff is going to require different solutions and a different approach than a Craftsman house with easy street access in Saratoga. If the building happens to be a historical site in Santa Clara, it will likely be more expensive to paint than an equivalently sized recent construction in Menlo Park or Mountain View.
The cost of raw materials has to be accounted for as well. Paint prices will be influenced to some degree by varying tax rates across jurisdictions. For example, the average cost of a gallon on Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint is $80/gallon as of this writing. But the sales tax rate in the city of Menlo Park is 9.375%, while most of the rest of Santa Clara County has a sales tax rate of 9.125%. That may not sound like much difference, but those percentage points can add up fast! If your job requires water-based paint or elastomeric paint, this can make a huge difference in the cost as well. When Gruber Painting comes out to estimate your job, we make sure we take these local price fluctuations into account, so every customer gets an honest estimate and expert results they can take pride in when the job is done!
Question: How much surface area will a gallon of interior paint cover? –Justin, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: One gallon of paint will typically cover up to 400 square feet. If you have a bedroom that’s 15 feet wide by 12 feet long, and the ceilings are 8’ high, the surface area of your walls works out as follows:
(15*8*2) + (12*8*2) =
240 + 192 =
432 sq. ft. of total wall area to cover (excluding the ceiling).
This, of course, does not take into account the area eaten up by doors and windows, so that has to be subtracted from the total. We’re going to call the total area to be painted 350sq.ft. by pretending the doors are going to be completely ignored, for purposes of this example. So, in theory, one gallon of paint should do the job with about ⅛ of a gallon left over.
However, there are a couple of big assumptions involved in this calculation. Reputable Menlo Park painters will tell you that as long as the surfaces being painted are in good condition and don’t tend to “drink” or soak up paint, a single gallon should be plenty to give you all the coverage and color you need in this one room. But we’re also assuming we’re using a single, regularly available color that’s not a custom blend and that no embellishments, such as an accent wall or a faux finish to make the walls look like marble or stone, are desired. Finishes like this look beautiful, but they also take more time and paint to do properly, which will significantly increase the project cost and completion time.
Just to be clear, we’re not trying to discourage you from going for an accent wall or faux finish if that’s what you want for your Menlo Park painting job. Some furniture and decor practically demands a certain style of paint, such as a marble finish, to really tie the feel of a space together in a way wallpaper can’t. However, it’s important not to get so fixated on simple square footage that you overlook the other factors which impact the overall cost and outcome of the work, so you can feel comfortable with the results you get!
Question: How do you estimate your Menlo Park painting jobs? –Erin, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: At Gruber Painting, we believe in transparency at every step of the painting process, from before you decide to contact us until the job is done to your satisfaction. We don’t just eyeball your home or business and spit out a number which may or may not be accurate. Our estimate process is based on the following factors:
- Where is the jobsite located? A job in Milpitas may cost less than Palo Alto or Morgan Hill but more than Dayton or Los Gatos, for example.
- Are we doing only interior paint, exterior painting or both?
- How large is the space we’ll be painting and what’s the square footage we’ll have to cover?
- How long should the project take?
- Do we need to plan for special preparation or treatment of the areas we’re painting, such as pressure washing, drywall repair and removal or stripping off old paint?
- Does the customer want special or custom paint colors or finishes, and will multiple coats be required to deliver the best possible results?
- What related costs will we need to factor in, such as price of paint, labor and materials such as drop cloths, respirator masks and shoe protection so we don’t track paint through your home or office on our way into or out of the area?
When we arrive for your onsite estimate at no cost or obligation, we will be happy to discuss in detail how we estimate the job and why we came up with the numbers we did, so you can see exactly how the process breaks down. We believe you’ll find the price we quote and charge to be fair, reasonable, more than competitive and within your budget. It’s just one more way Gruber Painting goes above and beyond to earn your confidence and business on every job, even before we sign the contract, and how we prove with every customer interaction that we’re the Menlo Park painting company you can trust for honesty and great results every time!
Question: Does your exterior estimate only take into account the siding and fascia, or do you also do shutters and decks? –Glinda, San Jose, CA
Answer: Gruber Painting has become the Menlo Park painters residents and businesses trust because we do it all. Unlike a handyman who might be limited in their capabilities, we do it all, from shutters and siding to fascia, eaves and even deck stain work. When we come out to estimate your job, we make sure we know exactly what areas you want painted and which areas, if any, we should leave alone. This way, you can always be sure you’ll get the great results you deserve from Menlo Park’s premier painting company, and that your home will look the way you want it to inside and out when we’re done!
Question: Does Gruber Painting have a contractor license for Los Altos and Menlo Park’s area? –Will, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Yes, we do, and we’re glad you asked, because there are so many shady fly-by-night contractors and scam artists out there! Our California Contractor License number is #926251. We are also proud members of the Better Business Bureau as well as a California Diamond Certified Contractor, which means we have met rigorous screening criteria to earn designation as painters Menlo Park and the surrounding area can count on. You can also check out our reviews on BuildZoom, HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List and Yelp! for more information and to read real reviews from people just like you, so you can make sure you feel comfortable with our reputation before you ever contact us for your next Menlo Park painting project!
Question: How can I be sure when I choose a contractor that I’m getting painting Menlo Park business owners can be proud of? –Jacqueline, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: As we noted in the answer above, the first step is to make sure your contractor of choice actually has a valid California contractor’s license, and is properly bonded and insured against damage to your property. Most scammers and shady painters Menlo Park residents are rightly wary of won’t bother with these steps, because they require a criminal background check. If that isn’t enough, you can also check to make sure they, like Gruber Painting, are Diamond Certified and have at least an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The next step is to check out the company’s existing reviews. As we’ve said before, just because a company doesn’t have a lot of reviews doesn’t make them instantly bad, shady, inept or incapable, but “social proof” does go a long way toward ensuring you’re going to get a great job. No honest contractor is going to jeopardize their reputation by not being and doing exactly what they promise.
Finally, shop around. Contact several Menlo Park painters and get quotes for your job. Pay attention to how the contractors make you feel. Do they seem attentive, knowledgeable, interested and engaged in getting you the results you want, or do you feel like they’re trying to give you a “hard sell” that disregards your needs, wants and concerns? Also, remember that if the price you’re quoted seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t be afraid to ask for a breakdown of how the estimate you’re quoted was arrived at, and whether that estimate takes into account everything that needs to be done to get you the results you want. A reputable contractor will be happy to explain exactly how they arrived at their quote, while someone who’s just looking to take the money and run might be vague, indifferent or even indignant that you would ask.
At Gruber Painting, we take pride in our honest, direct, transparent approach to our work at every step, from the moment we start estimating the job to the minute we leave the jobsite for the last time. We want you to be comfortable asking questions, and we’re always happy to answer them. Click here to contact us and let us show you why Gruber Painting is the Menlo Park painting company more Bay Area homeowners and businesses trust to make their world a more beautiful place, inside and out!
Question: Does Gruber Painting only serve Menlo Park? I have a second home in Redwood City I’d like to have painted. –Hank, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Gruber Painting is proud to be the painting contractor serving Menlo Park and the surrounding area, including Silicon Valley, the South Bay and parts of Alameda County. Some of the cities we serve include:
- Daly City
- El Granada
- Half Moon Bay
- Holy City
- La Honda
- Loma Mar
- Los Altos
- Los Gatos
- Menlo Park
- Morgan Hill
- Moss Beach
- Mount Hamilton
- Mountain View
- Palo Alto
- Portola Valley
- Redwood City
- Redwood Estates
- San Bruno
- San Carlos
- San Francisco
- San Gregorio
- San Jose
- San Martin
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
- South San Francisco
If you’re not sure if Gruber Painting serves your city or town, we invite you to click here to contact us or call us at (408) 791-1871 for more information!
Question: Does Gruber Painting only do wall painting? I just bought a new house and I need a lot of work done. –Victor, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Gruber Painting takes pride in being Menlo Park’s paint pros of choice for large and small projects alike, whether you’re only redoing a single room or a complete office complex, including areas some other painting contractors wouldn’t touch. Some of the painting and restoration services we offer include:
- Basement and living areas
- Crown molding
- Custom painting colors and finishes, including paint matching
- Custom shutters
- Damage and drywall repair
- Dining room
- Fencing painting
- Gutter and siding painting
- Restoration or replacement of kitchen cabinets
- Staining decks and fences
- And more!
At Gruber Painting, we don’t want you to just be satisfied with the final results. We want you, and the people who come to visit you at home or the office, to experience a real wow factor and feel like you got an amazing look executed with true craftsmanship, care and concern for your property. We don’t feel the job is completely done unless you’re in love with the workmanship you got from us!
Question: How does Gruber Painting deal with environmental issues related to painting and staining? –Melody, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: At Gruber Painting, we’re always focused on finding the most efficient, eco-friendly methods to provide great results and protect the environment we all share, using rigorous selection criteria to select the paints and stains we employ in our work for maximum protection, life and beauty with the lowest impact on the environment possible. California has some of the strictest environmental protection laws and protocols in the nation, and we work hard to not only meet these standards, but exceed them. Inside and outside your home or office, we use only quality paints and stains that have low to no volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These compounds are partially what gives fresh paint its strong odor, and why that smell can linger for months after a painting job is done. In addition, we’re also careful to discard unused paint and tainted protective equipment like drop cloths in accordance with the latest California and EPA regulations and standards, to help protect and preserve the health and safety of ground water, waterways and the various creatures that rely on them to survive—including us! If the painting contractor you want to hire for your project can’t say that, or won’t give you a straight answer about exactly how they work to safeguard both your family or employees and our planet’s health, you might want to reconsider your choice—or just call us and know right from the start that you’re getting a painting contractor Menlo Park trusts not only to exceed expectations for the best results around but who genuinely cares about keeping your family and our world safer and healthier while we do our job!
Question: How long will it be before I have to repaint my home exterior? –Karl, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Because the Bay Area has a fairly temperate climate and isn’t particularly prone to winter storms or heavy weather off the Pacific Coast, you can reasonably expect to get 7-10 years from your exterior paint and up to 15 years from interior paint, with proper care, upkeep and maintenance. However, the type of paint you choose makes a difference as well. Some kinds of paint don’t hold up as well against the elements, although people like using them because they are perceived to be more environmentally friendly or for other reasons. If you notice areas of paint starting to fade, chip, crack or peel, you should get them touched up as soon as possible to help get the maximum protection, beauty and service life from your paint job. At Gruber Painting, we can help you choose the perfect paint to give you the beautiful look your interior and exterior deserve but which will also stand the tests of time, rain, sun and the elements.
Question: Does Gruber Painting accept industrial jobs? –Helen, Menlo Park, CA
Answer: Yes! There’s no painting job too big or too small for our trained painting professionals to handle. From single rooms in a house to full-size hotels, hospitals, factories and more, Gruber Painting has the skills, expertise and knowledgeable staff to give you great, long-lasting results that meet your needs and your budget. We invite you to contact us by clicking here; calling (408) 791-1871; or clicking here to use our convenient onsite estimate scheduling tool, so we can evaluate your jobsite and to discuss your schedule and the specific needs of your business!
Things to Do in Menlo Park, CA from Gruber Painting, the Menlo Park Painter You Can Rely On!
Gruber Painting isn’t just the Menlo Park painter our customers have come to know and trust. We’re also a part of our community and believe it’s our responsibility to help our customers, friends and neighbors with useful information and helpful tips that can make our community stronger, more tightly knit and just more enjoyable! We hope you enjoy these points of interest and suggestions for things to do in Menlo Park, from your friends at Gruber Painting!
Business in Menlo Park
Located at 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025, Menlo Park’s City Hall is the nerve center of city government and your first stop for business permitting, construction licensing, marriage licenses and all things related to governance and compliance with city codes. Menlo Park City Hall is particularly notable for its handsome, rustic-meets-modern glass, brick and wood edifice at the main entrance. Be sure to take a stroll if time permits and enjoy the artistic bronze fountain on the City Hall premises! City Hall is temporarily closed due to repairs from a broken water main, but the government offices within the complex remain open and are doing business as usual.
Located at 671 Oak Grove Avenue, Suite F, Menlo Park, CA 94025, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce is your premier source for networking, information and even job searching in the Menlo Park area. The Chamber of Commerce is open from 9-4 Monday-Thursday, does business by appointment on Friday, and offers a robust calendar of events, meetings and informational tutorials scheduled around the area!
Fun Things to Do in Menlo Park
Just like you, we at Gruber Painting like to have some downtime, let our hair down and just enjoy our community! Here are five fun things to do in Menlo Park, ranging from kid-friendly to escapes for the grownups and everything in between. Gruber Painting hopes you enjoy these recommendations!
The Allied Arts Guild is housed in a beautiful Spanish Colonial complex at 75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Artists and artisans produce their artwork within the space, which combines both crafting and workshop space with retail space to sell their wares. The gorgeous grounds offer ample opportunities for wandering, relaxing on a park bench or even getting married, as weddings are often held here due to the picturesque surroundings. The Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary supports the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which makes your visit or purchase even more special. Click the header to learn more!
Are you of a literary bent? Do you enjoy listening to authors read their work live? Do you love the smell, feel and ambience of bookstores that carry with them the weight of history and legend? If so, Kepler’s Books at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 is the place for you! Honoring the bookstore’s slight counterculture leanings and positioning as an intellectual centerpiece of the Bay Area arts scene, Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead are just a couple of the musical luminaries who put on special concerts back in the day. Today, Kepler’s Books has a wonderful lineup of special events including speakers, youth events and literary workshops for the budding writer and the seasoned author alike. Click the header to check out the lineup of events and offerings at Kepler’s Books, and be sure to pick up a unique gift while you’re there for the reader or writer in your life!
If you enjoy the experience of watching independent arthouse and foreign-language movies on the big screen, or want to take in a concert featuring up-and-coming bands and local talent, the Guild Theatre, just down the street from Kepler’s Books at 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 is the place for you! Featuring decor from the Golden Age of Cinema, the Guild Theatre is the oldest movie theater on the San Francisco Peninsula. Treat yourself to a night out with your favorite experimental movie directors, or make it a date night with that special someone!
If you live in Menlo Park, one of the greatest private collections of modern American art and sculpture is right in your backyard! The Anderson Collection features paintings and sculpture by De Kooning, Rothko, Lobdell and other less well-known American artists in its permanent collection, along with a rotating series of special exhibits and showings by guest artists. Click the banner above to find out more about the Anderson Collection and plan your day at the museum!
With over 376 acres of preserved greenbelt, this marshland preserve features benches, overlook platforms and a walking trail to commune with nature and watch the migratory and native bird life! Cattle also graze on this preserve, thriving on the marsh grasses and other vegetation. Click the banner above to learn more about the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve!
To contact Gruber Painting, click here for general information; call us at (408) 791-1971; or to schedule a free onsite estimate for your Menlo Park painting job, click here!