Welcome to Modamas Fine Painting
As one of San Francisco's most highly regarded house painting companies, we continue to deliver top quality service to residential and commercial clients throughout the City.
We strive to provide attentive personal service, informed consultation and beautiful, long-lasting finishes to every painting project.
View our portfolio to see some recently completed projects, or browse our extensive selection of articles.
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Our estimates are always free.
I am a property manager for the large three unit condo building in the SF Richmond district. Jeff came out to give me an estimate that was bit complicated because the bylaws provide that each condo owner is responsible for paying for their restricted areas. Out of the many painting estimates requested, Modamas was the only company that detailed out the costs as requested.
Also, new roofing, gutters, and scaffolding needed to be coordinated prior to getting the painting done. Jeff was easy, flexible and coordinated well with the other contractors.
In addition to the painting, severals areas of the building needed repair and it was done well and reasonably priced by Norbeth and his team. Norbeth even provided new hardware for a new door without charging us. Norbeth's team accidentally prepped an area of the building that was not in the scope of the project, but they fixed the problem by completely painting that area without charge.
Jeff and Norbeth communicated very well with me and with the tenants of the building making sure that everyone knew what to do, resulting in no complaints and a really BEUTIFULLY painted buidling. They are the BEST!
Maria M. SF, CA 12/15/16
These guys did an amazing job on our old San Francisco Building.
John was great in getting this project started and put my mind at ease.
Nelson was the foreman painter and took care of all the details on the job.
Started sooner than their projected start date and the project moved along just as they stated it would.
Very professional and would definitely use this company again. Thanks for making our building look great!
Michael V. SF, CA 12/16/2015
I worked with Raleigh Thompson. He and his crew did an amazing job on our building. He took an ugly ducking, and turned it into a shining star! The communication was very good throughout the process. Raleigh responded to my questions promptly (same day), by text or e-mail. He regularly sent pictures of progress. He went above and beyond with caulking, repair and primer. The team really took pride, and the building looks amazing. I recommend Modamas for your painting job.
Deb S. Los Altos, CA 9/03/16
Don't even think about using anyone but Modamas!
We are a general contracting company mainly working in Marin and we were in need of a very fine painter for a very high-end project of ours in SF. Modamas came on recommendation and we were thrilled at the quality of work, the professionalism and communication.
We can now recommend Modamas highly and do - you will not be disappointed.
Lindsay M. San Rafael, CA 9/25/15
We never expected painting our 2-unit Edwardian would be as simple as it was.
From the initial meeting with Jeff Johnston, one of the principals, for the estimate to Rick Kennan, project manager, executing the project with his team, everything was seamless. They listened to us, made solid recommendations, were extremely responsive and focused on making us happy--and they exceeded our expectations.
Our building had been stripped of all its original details decades ago and Modamas recommended a great carpenter to design and complete that work. A company we would consider premium,
Modamas' pricing was very fair and absolutely worth it. We'll be back in 10-15 years!
We couldn't be happier. J.P.S. SF, CA 11/28/15
Modamas painted our building last week and did a fantastic job, despite the fact the place hadn't been painted properly in 35 years.
I went into the process with some trepidation, thinking that the facade and lightwells were in such poor condition that they wouldn't accept a fresh coat.
To guard against this problem, Modamas gave every surface a full prime after sanding, then applied two color coats, including caulking.
Throughout the fairly involved job, Raleigh, the supervisor and troubleshooter, communicated clearly with us about every detail and made sure his team took care of every item on the list.
At the end of each day, the place was cleaned and the tools stored properly in the basement, and the crew was polite and careful in their work.
Also, the job was completed at the quoted price and on time, and I would recommend them very highly to anyone in the city.
Phillip R. SF, CA 10/22/15
Modamas Painting did a fine job on our Victorian house.
Our house looks absolutely beautiful after Modamas painted it so well and carefully.
The painting crew (Nelson, Oskar and Horacio) was always polite and professional. It's hard to live around house painters but these guys made it less painful for us.
John, the project manager was great to work with and always responsive to our questions and kept abreast of the schedule.
We highly recommend Modamas Painting.
Calvin L. SF, CA 8/8/15
I was once told if you find a really good painter, hold onto them as they are hard to find.
Modamas was wonderful to work with, from John who helped with the quote/logistics to Zhong the painter, who is as professional as they come.
I was in awe of his talent. I couldn't find anything he did that was less than perfect.
In addition, he was very responsive to any requests I had and super professional - he arrived every day at the exact same time, worked steadfastly all day for many days in a row and just did his craft as best he could, which was better than any I've worked with before.
I couldn't be happier with the results. Our place looks beautiful as a result.
Thank you John and Zhong!
Michael K. SF, CA 9/22/15
Current Projects - July 2017
Come See Us at Work!
We believe you can tell a great deal about a house painting contractor by the types of properties that are in their portfolio and the painting projects they currently have underway.
Please call us to arrange to drop by any of our exterior job sites, introduce yourself to the project manager and take a look at how we go about our San Francisco painting projects.
We’d love to meet you!
214 Steiner - Charming Lower Haight Home - Scaffold comes down 7/10/17!!!
798 Post - 50 Unit Historic Apartment Bldg.
564 Roosevelt - Upper Market -Finishing touches going up now!
1131 Balboa - Inner Richmond, stucco - near completion
3459 17th St. - Cornerstone Church - Mission - Pretty colors
1738 Hayes - NOPA decorative Victorian - Final carpentry underway
2950 Broadway - Pacific Heights full interior remodel (no visitors please)
Starting this month:
1707 Broderick - Decorative Victorian
1428 Page St.
Recently Completed Painting and Restoration Projects
170 -172 Alpine Terrace
The Original Edwardian Details had been stripped from this Castro home during a "modernizing" facelift, some 40-50 years ago. The client came to Modamas requesting that we help return some of the original architectural details to their home's facade, especially at the crown level. Working with one of our preferred carpenters, the Modamas team recreated the dentil and brackets in the soffit area, and revised the color scheme to de-emphasize the permastone at the ground level. A striking transformation!
As with the project at 170 Alpine Terrace, this Castro home at 79 Walter St. also had been stripped of all of it's charming architectural details long ago: siding was covered with asbestos shingles, the decorative columns, brackets, dentil, plasterwork - all gone...
The homeowner saw 2 other recent Modamas projects (including the one on 170 Alpine Terrace and 181 Noe,) and came to Modamas requesting that we help restore his home as well.
Modamas is proud to partner with a unique team of carpenters, plaster restoration experts and other trades that allow us to achieve far more than just a "paint-job." Working together, we transformed this little home into another beauty on the block.
3294 Clay St.
Check out this beautiful 4 color corner property at 3294 Clay St.
Raleigh & Team Awesome strike again!
You know, these are the most satisfying projects: taking an historic home and working with the owners and fellow tradesmen to restore the beauty that has been lost over the years.
724 Lyon was another project that benefitted from the careful treatment by Modamas and a select group of craftsmen.
View our portfolio to see some recently completed painting projects, meet our professional painters or browse our extensive selection of educational articles.
Call us now.
Our painting estimates are always free!