Fine Line Painting Client Testimonials
Eric was first recommended to us 9 years ago and is now the only painting company that we use and recommend to others!
He has painted the exterior of both of our houses. One is almost 100 years old and one is on the beach in Santa Cruz. Recently he completed painting parts of our kitchen after some water damage.
All of these projects presented challenges that his company took on and solved! He has a great eye for color and we have used most of his suggestions. He may not be the least expensive but you get what you pay for and he is the best by far!
All of his painters are very experienced and very courteous. Eric is quick to respond to texts or calls and often on the project to answer questions and point out options.
He has become a close friend and his company is the one we recommend to people who see our homes and ask who did the work.
You will never be disappointed if you hire Eric Ditmars and his company!
Lynn K. | Los Altos, CA
Needed our business painted with only 2 days notice and in phases while we installed new flooring.
Eric came out the day after I called, gave me an estimate on the spot, and his crew showed up the following day and started painting. I've never had this positive of an experience before with any work like this. The paint crew was professional, courteous, and extremely efficient. Priced very well.
Jennifer A. | Palo Alto, CA
Eric from Fine Line Painting is a true professional. I hired him and his team for the inside of our home - including some rather detailed work too, plus an exterior door that had been painted over multiple times by different painters and thus was cracking and bubbling - a real mess. Our home is old and has some detail work that I was worried wouldn't be done to my picky standards. Eric assured me that I would not be disappointed, and he was right!
Every day his crew showed up on time, and they were all very nice and respectful. They were extremely detailed with the prep, making sure that our home was carefully protected before the painting began. The whole painting project was completed in a week, and at the end of the job they went through the entire house to make sure that every detail was managed to perfection.
Eric has a real eye for detail and is an expert at color. He was able to accommodate our desired schedule and really went above and beyond to make sure we were completely happy with the entire project.
Having experienced other painting companies and contractors that did a less than stellar job, I am relieved I have finally found a painting company that is responsive and professional. Fine Line Painting is not the cheapest painting company around, but you get what you pay for and if you're looking for a quality job by real expert craftsmen, this is the company for you. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and detailed painting company.
Judy H. | Santa Clara, CA
I've been shopping for over a month now to try to find somebody that can RESTAIN my kitchen cabinets from a tan wood stain to a semi solid gray. I have maple wood cabinets and didn't want to cover them up with paint.
Larry presented me with a reasonable estimate supervise my entire project. He's great with the staining aspect of refinishing.
This is the only company I could find that can perform this task, they are very professional and the work is exceptional, I love the color, I would recommend them to anyone. See the photos.
Curtis R. | San Jose, CA
We've had our house painted a few times since we have been here and always dread the experience given how disruptive it is and how long it can take.
In all my years I've never run into such a professionally run outfit for house painting. Eric and his team are true professionals in every detail. They take real pride in their craft, work incredibly hard and are able to overcome any obstacle thrown at them. And they do it courteously and with determination. And with attention to detail.
It was a true pleasure to work with Fine Line Painting and I highly recommend them. We will most definitely call on them in the future.
Greg G. | Los Gatos, CA
We were looking for a painter to paint the entire exterior of my 2-story home as well as do some interior walls. I found Fine Line Painting on Yelp as well as half a dozen other painters and got estimates/bids from each of them.
Joel (the project manager) was our first contact with Fine Line Painting. He was very enthusiastic and professional. He had a good eye for color and detail was a valuable creative resource. We had an idea of the colors we wanted but welcomed Joel and Eric's feedback. They worked with us to finalize our choices.
We are thrilled with the final result.
Joel and Eric's team aren't just painters. They are master craftsmen. They were meticulous. They masked and draped everything that needed it and there were no drips. Their work was exceptional.
Sharp lines/edges. They were all respectful of us and our home, professional, and courteous.
Joel was on site everyday until the job was done to our satisfaction. He has a great eye for detail and addressed every concern we had. He was always approachable while on site and was easily reached by phone or text.
Fine Line Painting was not the lowest bid we got. We took a chance with Joel, Eric, and their team and are very happy with our choice and their work. I recommend Fine Line Painting without reservation.
John C. | San Jose, CA
I contacted Eric to have the interior of our front door stained. He came to my house twice before the job, first to assess the door and then with his team to finalize the color. Eric was so thorough with me to explain the options and his advice.
The door looks absolutely incredible, like a piece of furniture. We are so pleased with the outcome, and for working with Eric, who is honest, highly knowledgeable, and very professional. We will definitely work with him again.
Julie B. | Boston, MA
Fine Line Painting did extensive painting and wood finishing for us. They lacquered our new interior cherry woodwork (Craftsman-style baseboards and trim around doors/windows), stained and lacquered the exterior wood on our front door, painted additional newly installed trim inside and outside, and painted some walls and paint-grade doors inside.
Owner Eric Ditmars is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and a great communicator. He offers great suggestions for color and technique. He is reliable and trustworthy, and manages his crews tightly. His crews do high quality work quickly, bringing in more resources when needed to minimize impact to the homeowner. When our remodel suffered several unexpected delays over the course of the year due to our general contractor, he was understanding and stayed with us to finish bits and pieces along the way although it negatively impacted his overall scheduling. He sticks to his quoted prices.
His crew is also pleasant and does excellent work. We highly recommend Eric and Fine Line Painting.
Laura D. | Los Gatos, CA
Eric and his crew did a fantastic job on the exterior of our house. We have used Fine Line Painting several time over the past 15 years and they have always done outstanding work. They are courteous, safe (both from a physical and from a virus perspective), thorough, responsive and highly skilled. They are the best.
Cinnamon S. | Saratoga, CA
This was my first official painting job that I did on my own. Eric was very responsive to helping me pick colors for 1 room that needed to be painted. We had a little miscommunication about what items I wanted to be painted vs what was painted. The day after the job, Eric checked in with me and we understood the miscommunication. He then offered to come back and do what I needed. I am very happily surprised by his excellent customer satisfaction - one of the best I've ever dealt with, ever. Pricing was competitive and reasonable. The painters did a fantastic job and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone.
Laurie R. | Los Gatos, CA
Very impressed with Fine Line's attention to detail and work product. Our general contractor skimped on the original painter and we were left with a mess inside (drips, missed areas, sloppy lines) and out (cracked paint between siding, drips). Fine Line came through and meticulously worked to fix all of the identified issues and even caught some we hadn't noticed. Really appreciated how engaged and helpful they were throughout the entire process as we knew nothing about paint ourselves. But now coming out of the experience can attest to the quality and workmanship delivered by Fine Line. Thanks for helping turn around our remodel!
Brian K. | San Jose, CA
And score another one for Yelp.
With a house to move in to and not a lot of time, we didn't have time to try to find someone to restain our ugly cabinets. Quick location search on yelp, and we found Fine Line Painting nearby.
We couldn't have found a better company to work with, Yelp really had our back on this one.
The kitchen cabinets are gorgeous. Eric was able to find the exact color we wanted, and our formerly ugly cabinets could not have looked better if we ripped them all out and put in new ones. His team was friendly and professional, but we loved how Eric handled everything personally with us.
The painting that Fine Line did in the rest of the house is impeccable. Their standard of work and customer service really is the tops.
I highly recommend them and we feel really lucky to have them have made our house so beautiful.
Lauren P. | Los Altos, CA
You know how sometimes you see rave reviews on Yelp and you wonder if you can believe them?
Well, believe this one! Eric and his crew are among the most responsive, responsible, and skilled people I've ever had working on my house. I have an old, small kitchen with 20-year-old maple cabinets. The finish had deteriorated and they also looked dated. I originally called Eric to give me an estimate for refinishing the maple. Eric did so, but also invited me to think about painting the cabinets to update the look. Then a long back-and-forth ensued as I tried to pick a color. Eric was extremely patient and helpful, dropping off painted wood samples and listening to me stress over color choices. Finally, after none of my choices really looked right, Eric spent some time with me and picked out a color that he thought would go with the floor tile, the countertops, the wallpaper, AND the nearby paint. It was lighter than I would have chosen but I decided to trust him. Before we went ahead, he dropped off a sample of wood sprayed with the exact lacquer he would be using. I spent a week looking at it and realized he had chosen exactly the right color! Then the work began. The crew arrived right on time. They covered and taped the kitchen to prevent any stray flecks of paint. Eric came every day to check the work. Now it's done and it looks PERFECT. I was right to trust Eric's color sense. He came by this morning to check all the work in detail and even removed a few fingerprints that he noticed on two of the doors. He ended up charging me less than his original estimate because the job had taken less time than he anticipated. The next time I need anything painted, inside or out, I'll call Eric. For first-rate customer service and perfect results, he is The Man!
barbara b. | Mountain View, CA
We will only use Fine Line Panting and would never consider another company. Fine Line Painting does impeccable work. We've worked with Eric and his crew for almost a decade on a number of projects. They have done beautiful work on our house and we've even had contractors ask us about Fine Line so they can use them for their projects. Eric knows his stuff and we trust him completely.
We are very picky and detail oriented, and Eric has always met our high expectations. He has had the same members on his crew for years--- so there is no concern about a revolving door of strangers in our house --- and that alone speaks volumes about Eric and his business.
Suzanne H. | Los Gatos, CA
I'm not one that normally writes reviews, but, because of the outstanding work of Eric Ditmars (Fine Line Painting) and his talented employees, I feel compelled to share my experience. My home needed a lot of prep work as it had not been stained in over 13 years and all 11 exterior doors required a lot of restoration work before priming and painting. Eric was instrumental in the recommendation and selection of colors for the siding, the trim and exterior doors. He painted several samples before he was satisfied and his final selections were perfect. The exterior of the house has never looked better.
Not only are his employees very capable in all aspects of their various tasks, they are very dependable, they pay attention to detail, they are respectful of property and clean up after each day's work. All in all, everything was done in a very professional manner.
Bottom line, I highly recommend Eric Ditmars and Fine Line Painting for your painting needs. If you do, I'm certain that you'll be just like me once your job is done - another very satisfied customer.
Tim M. | Sequel, CA
They just completely refinished my maple cabinets in the kitchen and did a terrific job. The finish on the cabinets was stained and the varnish was coming off. Now they look brand new. Working with Eric was a pleasure, he was professional and on time. He really looks at the details and made sure the work was done right. Thank you Fineline Painting!
Lucie F. | Santa Cruz, CA
Dear Eric, I would like to thank you for all your help on the Massie project. All the ideas and designs would not have become real without your skills, expertise, thoughtfulness, and your patience… with one too many samples. Christine is very happy with the house, and the blue basement is the favorite hangout. Many thanks.
All my best, Christine Derosier | Los Gatos CA
We hired Fine Line Painting to paint the inside of our house and couldn’t be happier with the professional way they conducted themselves and the outstanding job they did. We got the bid promptly and found it competitive. Eric put in a lot of time advising us of colors and textures for the walls. He brought over numerous samples and painted samples for review in various lighting conditions. They showed great care with protecting our property with masking etc. and alway cleaned up afterward. They carefully moved our heavy furniture. It made me a believer in letting the professionals do the job and not try to do it myself.
Linda V. | Corralitos CA
Eric and his team are true professionals. The attention to detail is fabulous as is the customer service. The best part is the finished product. Best ever!
Karen B. | Morgan Hill CA
Eric and his teammates are very professional, punctual and detail oriented. A bit of staining done by one of his workers was not acceptable to Eric and he got them to come and redo it. I am impressed and feel very fortunate to have found them.
I would recommend them in a heartbeat, even though they are expensive and above my budget. You do get what you pay for. And these guys are the best and worth it.
Jayshree D. | Saratoga CA
Eric and his crew at Fine Line are the absolute best. They are just wrapping up painting our home and staining the deck! PERFECTION. So much attention to detail, amazing customer service, quick and reasonable cost! They were great with our dogs, quiet, respectful- it was a beautiful transformation that was effortless. We LOVE our new home!!!
Fine Line Painting, with Eric Ditmars and his staff, are so knowledgeable and professional with their work. Truly, one of the best painting companies in all of the Bay Area. I highly recommend their services. The homes in the Los Gatos area are beautiful and well kept and Eric comes in and makes them even more spectacular. Not only does Fine Line Painting do residential jobs, but they also offer commercial work, finishing, glazing, indoors and out. They do deck refinishing, and paint just about anything. Call them today. They will transform your surroundings.
Kate, KM Guru Marketing | Los Gatos CA