Stanford Painting
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Welcome to Stanford Painting

Your premier painter in Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley.
Stanford Painting was established in 1988 with the goal of providing high quality residential and commercial painting services at reasonable prices. Our many hundreds of loyal, satisfied customers attest to our success in achieving that goal.

We are full service, including both exteriors and interiors. Every job, large or small, receives the same high level of attention and professional service. The keys to our success include:
Quality Paints and Materials: We use only high quality paints and materials.

  • Experienced Crews: Our highly capable crews have more than 850 years of cumulative experience, covering all aspects of painting, from preparation to finishing, and some have been part of the Stanford Painting family for over 25 years.

  • Current Equipment and Techniques: Our equipment is current and kept in top condition. Our techniques are contemporary with a focus on safety, including proper removal of lead paint, dust control, maintaining a clean site, and complete inspection of all work. We are fully compliant with all local and state regulations.

  • Great Customer Service: From initial customer consultation to post-job inspection, we are on the job from start to finish, with exceptional customer service including immediate response to any questions or concerns. This begins at the top with our hands-on management team.

  • 5 Year Warranty: All of our painting services are backed by a 5 year warranty.

  • Licensed, Insured, Bonded: Stanford Painting a fully licensed, insured, and bonded, with $2M in general liability insurance and Worker's Compensation coverage.

Stanford Painting is a local, family-owned business with strong ties to the community. We contribute to the community by providing no-cost services for the elderly, disabled or others in need (please inquire). We also sponsor / contribute to community organizations including:
• Palo Alto Little League
• Palo Alto Girls' Softball
• The Palo Alto May Fete Parade
• The East Palo Alto Ecumenical Hunger Program
• The Gunn High School Sports Booster Club
• The Greenmeadow Community Scholarship Fund
• Junior Achievement of Santa Clara County.

Our expert painters service the following areas: Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley.

FRequently Asked Questions

Painting your home or commercial building is a significant investment that requires an informed decision.

The following are answers to frequently asked questions. If your question is not on the list that follows, give us a call, we are happy to provide the information you need to inform your decision.
Why are 2 coats superior to 1 coat?
Who does the actual painting?
Do you guarantee your work? For how long? What does the guarantee cover?
Why is there such a wide range of prices between contractors?
Will the price go up once work is started?
Do you start other jobs while you are working at my house?
Do you have a license and insurance?
Can I check your references?
Can you help me with colors?
Do I need to be at home whenever the painters are there?
What precautions are taken to protect my plants?
How disruptive is painting my house?
What if I notice a problem with the paint job after it's been completed and paid for?
Do I need to be concerned about lead paint and if so, what can I do to ensure safety?
What is your payment policy?

Our team


Jay Furlong | Owner/Estimator

Jay Furlong graduated from Stanford University in 1985. Shortly after graduating, Jay founded Stanford Painting in 1988, and the company has been professionally painting houses in the Bay Area ever since. Throughout the nearly three decades Stanford Painting has been in business, the company has painted thousands of residential houses all over the Peninsula and Bay Area. Jay has over 30 years of painting experience, and is proud to say that some of his foremen have been with the company for over 20 years! Jay began on the job sites himself, and has a vast amount of knowledge about all aspects of the painting industry, and is a wonderful resource for both his workers and clients!

Adam Furlong | Supervisor

Born in Palo Alto in 1989, Adam has lived in the Bay Area his entire life, attending Palo Alto High School. Adam Furlong joined the Stanford Painting team in February 2016. Adam spent the first many months as an employee with the company working and painting on the job sites - learning from our expert foremen on what it takes to complete a project up to the standards expected of a high quality painting company such as Stanford Painting. Towards the end of 2016, Adam transitioned into becoming a job supervisor, tasked with supervising the job sites. Bringing materials, answering questions of clients, and making sure the work is on schedule are all parts of his workload now. Apart from the traffic of the Bay Area, he loves his work! Here's to many more years!

Frank | Estimator/Supervisor

Frank was born on a ranch here in the Bay Area in 1966, down in San Jose. He attended Gunn Senior High School and graduated from Mountain View High School, and has lived in the Bay Area ever since. Frank started in the painting business in 1985, carrying over 30 years of professional painting experience. He got started in the industry sand blasting, and has transitioned that expertise into all types of residential and commercial job experience. Specifically, Frank is an expert in all things residential, both interior and exterior, as well as Commercial and Industrial painting. He has been an estimator with the company as a project manager and estimator since 1997 - there is almost nothing we can't paint!

Our Foreman

  1. Gilberto - Started in 1996
  2. Jesus - Started in 1996
  3. Jorge - Started in 1988
  4. Juan - Started in 2005
  5. Ruben - Started in 1996
  6. Armando - Started in 1995
  7. Ricardo - Started in 2005