Customer Testimonials

Welcome, we hope you find all your Painting / Decorating / Waterproofing needs right here! Pacific Coast Painting Decorating/Waterproofing Co. offers a smooth, cooperative system; we are neat, clean, efficient, very reputable, and we come highly recommended. View photos of our work using the Gallery menu.

Read what our customers have to say about Pacific Coast Painting:

Pacific Coast Painting & Waterproofing is the best! I found them on Yelp when I needed professionals to paint the interiors of my house, the exterior windows, and a backyard patio. Because this was a big project, I got quotes from several Bay Area companies. Dave Shapiro, owner of Pacific Coast Painting & Waterproofing, met with me right away. He worked with me on my budget and gave me a very reasonable price. While I could have gone to cheaper competitors, I knew I would not have gotten the excellent workmanship, attention to detail, and beautiful results that I ultimately received. Plus, the company is licensed and insured, which were major priorities for me. Dave and his dedicated employees were amazing to work with! They genuinely cared about getting the job done right. They did lots of preparation work and were neat, organized and fast when it came to painting. Based on this company’s stellar record, reputation, and my great experience with them, I highly recommend Dave Shapiro and Pacific Coast Painting & Waterproofing.

Judy W.

I am the VP of Building Maintenance for a small condo association here in San Francisco. Our west light well was leaking badly. It had taken a lot of weather abuse and, I learned, substandard repairs and had even caused damage within the building. I went on Google and looked for Water Damage Specialists, who were painting contractors. I spoke to eight contractors over the phone and had an initial meeting with five of them. Each had a different take on the situation with a range of prices and the.time it would take. It was amazing. I was considering someone else until I did my homework and found out that he wasn’t really a contractor, but someone who was illegally using a contractor’s license number as his own and making promises that his reviews showed he did not keep. Live and learn. Goodbye to him.

I then had a second meeting with Dave Shapiro, the owner of Pacific Coast Painting and was very impressed. Dave showed me what had to be done and sadly, showed me the substandard repairs that we had paid for over the years. which he brought up to standard. Dave doesn’t just do estimates and leaves the work to his men. He works with his men to assure everything is done correctly . HE doesn’t skim on time or details. HE checks everything out and has a personal ethic that I have not seen in years. He feels a responsibility as a craftsman and is honest to the bone. Dave does an excellent and noteworthy job and is old school as far as pride in his work — in contrast to the “Good Enough and Get in and Get out type of work that sadly, is common in these days. He worked non-stop for one full week and was very detailed. Surprisingly, his cost was less than the “I’ll be through in three days ” kind of estimate, wrought with shortcuts.

Needles to say, I was amazed as he showed me in detail all the work he had done, including areas I didn’t know were affected. Two days after he finished, late October, (2011, ) the rains began with a vengeance and we were bone dry for the rainy season. This was the best experience that I have had with any contractor and I have managed jobs including, roof replacement, concrete work, front stair replacement, house painting and a $85,000 three unit deck/ stairs replacement, which took two months.

Dave Shapiro, owner of Pacific Coast Painting, is dependable, reliable, affordable, does high caliber work, and once he finishes, you can be sure you will be more than satisfied. He is what makes Pacific Painting the company what it is and delivers the quality work that he promises.

Lois Kernan

The patio looks fantastic! Drying up really well. That second coat made it look great. Super glossy. And, none of us are sick!!

Thank all of you guys so very much!

Also, thank Dell for for finishing the concrete patching. Every last detail of the job was done beautifully.

Happy happy!


I am pleased with the painting and water proofing that was done on my house. I remember Pacific Coast to be very concientious about the preparation before painting. I was not disappointed! I appreciate the attention to detail. Your crew was very careful to manage the mess and disruption that can happen with painting. The fresh coat of paint really looks great.


I am very satisfied with the work done by Pacific Coast Painting Co. who painted the interior and exterior of our house. Dave Shapiro, the owner of the company, gave us a very competitive bid with the other companies who we asked for an estimate. Dave is a perfectionist, and improved things in this almost 50 year old house that no previous painter ever did. His crew was efficient, neat, prompt, very nice guys and a pleasure to have around. They were willing to do some extra things above and beyond the usual expectations of a painting crew.

The difference between them and any number of painters is their friendly, positive attitude, excellent workmanship, and attention to detail. Dave kept in touch by e-mail if there were any questions or changes. They cleaned up everyday, and there are no spills anywhere. They even washed the windows before they left. I highly recommend them and would hire them again.

They have anA+ rating and no complaints from the Better Business Bureau during 35 years in business , and no complaints on Angie’s list or Yelp. They get an A+ from me, too.

Judy T

If you are looking for a House Painter, look no farther than here! We’ve lived in our home near the Pacific beach for forty years. We know what the salt-filled fog can do to the paint and exterior fixtures of homes like ours; so does the management and staff of Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Company.

Finding Dave, a coastal dweller himself, was a “Super Find”. Not only was our paint and trim cracked and peeling, but we had exterior seam brass flashing destroyed by this unforgiving micro-climate that is “The Coast”. Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing craftsmen took our the decayed metal and replaced it. They sealed and waterproofed the wall. They cleaned up, sealed and painted all exposed metal fixtures and charged very reasonable fees for all their top-rate work. The team’s application of paint, even trim work, was flawless.

Dan & Marian G.

Pacific Coast Painting and Decorating did the complete exterior and interior work in my house. They were efficient, extremely neat, attentive to detail, and did things above and beyond my expectations. I chose this company, not only because their bid was fair and competitive, but because I had a sense that it was honest and well run, and my intuition proved to be correct. The team that worked on my house was a pleasure to have around—competent and considerate. Dave and his crew deserve the A+ , no complaints rating they have consistently received from the Better Business Bureau during their 30 years in business. Highest recommendation, and I will hire them again in the future.

Pleased in Pacifica

After talking with five potential painters, we hired Dave Shapiro of Pacific Coast Painting. Although not the least expensive (the least expensive painter had 7 complaints filed against him at the Better Business Bureau!), Dave’s estimate was very competitive, and equally important, his extensive experience allowed him to offer advice and suggestions which benefited us. … Dave, his workers, and the paint job itself were first-rate. The job was finished on time with no over costs. I can recommend Pacific Coast Painting without reservation.

Ginnie & Jeffrey W

Thank you, Dave, and to your Crew; all of my neighbors are loving the colors and the application to the style of my home. Your crew continued to make fast progress from prep and prime through the final coat. You are all great. I appreciate the extra fix ups and attention. Looking forward to working with Pacific Coast Painting for my next home project.

Cindy M

Dave Shapiro Shapiro and his team have been conscientious, professional, and one time with all the jobs we have asked them to do. … Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing has really done the job for us. We appreciate their quality and dedication, and we will continue to use them for all our painting needs in the future.

Adam B. Lawrence, General Manager, Scotts Seafood

It was a joy to come back to our office after a weekend of painting to find everything back in place. The only sign of Dave and his crew being here was the fresh paint. … We appreciate your quality of workmanship as well as your professionalism. We highly recommend you to anyone who needs a painting contractor.

Kathy Candito, The Institute for Jewish & Community Research

Dave Shapiro and his Pacific Coast Painting crew performed outstanding work on an exterior restoration and painting project of our two story home in Pacifica. The house had not weathered the seaside climate very well and was in desperate need of a major face lift. The crew took the time to sand and seal every nail, replace and or repair wood siding defects, replace soffit vents, custom order and replace our fireplace chimney cap, install a missing window frame, restore our redwood deck and fence, and many, many other details too numerous to mention. They did such a great job that we hired them to do some interior work as well. We really appreciate the professionalism and quality of Dave and team. Absolutely the best you can find.

It was a joy to come back to our office after a weekend of painting to find everything back in place. The only sign of Dave and his crew being here was the fresh paint. … We appreciate your quality of workmanship as well as your professionalism. We highly recommend you to anyone who needs a painting contractor.

Beth and Bil K.

I was very impressed with your exceptionally efficient and professional work crews. Good service like yours is hard to find these days, and I just wanted you to known that it didn’t go unappreciated.

Doreen A.

WOW, They are the BEST!!!

Dave Shapiro the owner is as honest as they get. You won’t find a better painting company, on time, great price, over delivered on the quality workmanship, people on site and everything they did to make my house on Potrero Hill beautiful.

I highly recommend Pacific Coast Painting in every way with small or big jobs, interior or exterior as you won’t find a better painting company that will work with you on colors, styling and budget. In all my 27 years living in San Francisco, I highly recommend Dave Shapiro and Pacific Coast Painting, as I am happy to be their customer and write this review. You will too so call them (Pacific Coast Painting) today!!!

John D.

Pacific Coast did an excellent and rapid job of removing our asbestos “popcorn” ceilings and having them re-textured and painted. They showed up on time for the initial inspection and quote (unlike some of their competitors) and sent the quote within a couple of days and were ready to start work the following week already. They also repainted the walls in one large bedroom and three closets after removing the acoustic ceilings from in there as well, and even came in over the weekend to finish off the job when the wet weather delayed the drying of the new textured ceiling. They even kindly threw in some touch up work in the other rooms for free.

Suzie G-J

Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing are the BEST. They painted the exterior of my home and did the best job I could ask for. They went above and beyond what I had contracted for. I would recommend them (and have) to everyone.

Peggy S.

Hired Dave for a 4-room interior paint job recently. His crew showed up on time at 7:30am in the morning and completed the job by 3pm. The attention to detail was very good- taped up floors, lay paper walkways, covered everything, etc. He also provided a written quote that detailed the work he would perform. Very professional. Dave is a real character too. Had some great conversations. His quote wasn’t the lowest, but I know he and his crew do a good job, they stand behind their work, and they bust their tails doing it. Pacific Coast Painting has been in the business a long time, and they know how to do professional work in climates like SF and Pacifica where the weather can really show the quality of work in a few years. Keep on trucking Dave.

Pablo P.

Our two-story Pacifica home still had the original paint from when it was built in 1980. Needless to say, it needed a lot of work. Several of the corners of the wood siding had weathered away. The nails had rusted through in several places. One of the windows we installed ourselves needed a frame, and the chimney needed attention. The redwood decks were dry and gray, having never received stain or finish.

Dave was very helpful, carefully paying attention to every detail, making sure his crew did not cut corners, and helping select the colors and stain. The bid was the highest received, but was competitive and comprehensive, reflecting the detailed scope of work necessary to properly prepare, paint and protect our coastal home from exposure to salt air and maritime effects. The work was done very well and for a fair price. Many neighbors and passer-bys commented on the high quality work and the resulting beauty of our home.

With Pacific Coast Painting, you can’t go wrong.

Beth K.

Dave’s team painted a vacant unit and the exterior of a recently acquired apartment building (check it out – 1069 Capp St, San Francisco; colors by Boor Bridges Architects) for us. From start to finish, he was extremely flexible in helping us achieve our goals. In working around the weather, coordinating around other work going on, and handling the typical job anomalies, Dave did what we needed done and left us with a job well done.

Andrew S.

Great painting team! Dependable, reliable, trustworthy. They did a great job!

Jeff C.

Pacific Coast painting did a great job of painting our house from outside. The crew was polite and punctual. At the end of the day when they left, everything was cleaned up. We are very happy with the work done.


Dave and his crew painted the exterior of our home 3 years ago…recently needed some touch-up. Like before, the work was excellent, the crew always careful and responsive. Highly recommended especially for homes around the coast…he knows how to protect them from the tough weather!

Eleanor R.

These folks were not only reasonable, efficient and professional, the job looked great. My deck and outside wooden structures have never looked better.

Beverly K.

Just a quick message re recent house painting – my house hasn’t looked this good in thirty years…We’ve had it painted three times since we moved here in 1968- yellow twice, then green. The paint didn’t look nearly as good and the trim was unimaginative white. Also the incredible little touches such as replacing and painting the air vent covers, tearing out the vegetation growing actually on the outside walls, made a huge difference. The price was right and the work was clean, timely, and thorough.

Dave was the only painter of four I called who gave me a written estimate and contract- that goes a long way and the professional attitude shown at the beginning was followed through to the finish. Every detail of work was spelled out exactly, and completed.

I’ll always use Pacific Coast Painting Co.

Sarah G.

Thank you for your excellent service at 420 Lake St. As you know, we are a repeat customer due to your responsiveness, flexibility and quality workmanship. Your pricing is also very competitive. We highly recommend your services.

Evelyn L.

Dave and his team did an awesome job on our Victorian building in San Francisco. He was really easy to work with and was very responsive to email and phone calls. His right-hand man was always around and able to answer questions too. The work they did was great. Our place was in bad shape from years of neglect and they sanded it well and did lots of prep work. They also spent a lot of time with detail work on the front and it looks fantastic!! The price was really reasonable considering all the work that needed to be done. I would recommend this company to anyone!!

Megan G.

I highly recommend Pacific Coast Painting and Waterproofing Company to fulfill anyone’s painting needs. I hired them in November 2011 to paint the exterior of my Craftsman-style home in Burlingame. They were one of three companies that I had contacted to provide me with estimates for the job. Pacific Coast’s owner, Dave Shapiro, impressed me with his attention to detail and his knowledge. I was especially interested in his company’s emphasis on waterproofing my home’s exterior as part of the painting process.

The Pacific Coast paint crew worked reliably and diligently. They took great care in preparing the exterior and demonstrated outstanding precision in painting. They cleaned up at the end of each day and neatly stowed their materials. Mr. Shapiro was on site regularly to inspect the work and direct the crew. He provided invaluable advice regarding the paint selections, particularly with regard to color matching, again exhibiting his incredible expertise and insight. They completed the job as scheduled. My family and I are exceedingly happy with the beautiful result.

D.E. Hale