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★★★★★ | 3/13/2017

Jason and his team were fantastic: professional and friendly, on-time and fast! I was impressed with the quality of work, and the price was fair. I will work with Watercolors again next time I need a fresh coat!

Craig F.

Berkeley, CA

★★★★★ | 10/4/2016

Jason and crew repainted our house recently and, again, I was struck by the quality of the prep work, spray washing all surfaces, caulking or recaulking all exposed seams, and generally making sure everything was ready before painting even began. His crew was personable and efficient, cleaned up after themselves each day and left nothing behind at the end of the job. We couldn't have been happier with the quality of the work and with having Jason and crew working on our house for the time it took to complete the task.

Just wanted to tell everyone how pleased we are with the deck and inside painting that Jason did. My partner tells me almost every day how much she loves it. I had not realized how extensive the prep work involved in getting the deck ready to stain was going to be. Tony put in the time to prep it well and it shows.

Chris J.

★★★★★ | 10/2/2016

Jason, Max and crew were great. They banged the job out as Jason promised they could, and our two-story 1920's four square turned out great! Thanks guys!

David A.

Capitola, CA

★★★★★ | 11/18/2016

Jason's crew just finished painting my three-bedroom home in Soquel, and they did a beautiful job. They always arrived on time and were efficient and focused in their work. The job stayed within budget and the crew finished within the time promised. Their communication was excellent and they were happy to field questions. When we needed to make changes to the original color plan, we talked about all the different options before proceeding. I never felt pressured in any way, and the communication was excellent. Thanks, Watercolors! I'm loving my newly painted and colorful home.

Rachel C.

Soquel, CA

★★★★★ | 11/11/2016

Our house looks new again! The Watercolors crew did a beautiful job on our house. They were courteous and communicated extremely well. We scheduled the job and it was completed on time - flawless. They clearly focus on customer satisfaction.

M B.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 11/21/2015

Working with Jason and his team was a great experience. We've been homeowners for 30 years, and unfortunately, I can't say that about most of the contractors who have worked on our homes. Either the job takes much longer than planned (because they are simultaneously working on six other jobs), they don't consult with the homeowner often enough because they are in such a rush, they use the wrong materials, or their craftsmanship is sub-par. Jason's team convinced me that it IS possible to have a very positive experience with a contractor!

While painting the entire exterior of our home as well as part of the interior, the team communicated with us every step of the way, worked all day every day, used the appropriate type of paint for each area (including special areas such as the porch), and were always polite, neat, and friendly. Jason was very patient with us in choosing the colors, and we couldn't be happier with the results.

His prices were fair and reasonable. They were not the lowest price out there, in part because Jason carries workers' comp insurance for his workers. If you have ever seen a painter working on the roof line of a two-story house, you'll know that having insurance protection in case of an accident is very important. Contractors are required to carry insurance for their employees, but many (if not most) of them don't; they tell the licensing board that they don't have any employees, which is not true. Personally, I don't care to work with a dishonest contractor.

In addition to painting the house, Jason referred us to a great guy who fixed some areas of dry rot on the house. We liked him so much that we asked him to repair our deck while he was here. Also, one day when it was raining and the painters couldn't paint, they offered to pressure wash our deck for a reasonable price and did a great job on it.

We highly recommend hiring Jason and his team for your next painting project. Thanks, Watercolors!

Sharon W.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 2/16/2016

Thorough, polite, detail oriented with extra attention to detail. I am very happy with the work Watercolor did on the exterior of the house. Thanks Watercolor!

vincent C.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 9/9/2015

Jason on the team did what they said they were going to do. They showed up on time and completed the job on budget and on time. They cleaned up after themselves. So many contractors don't show up and don't call back. Jason communicated well. I highly recommend him. I had them do two inside rooms and an outside job

Jack M.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 8/20/2013

We were very, very pleased with Jason and his team of painters. We needed the entire interior of my father-in-laws house painted, year's of smokers in the house plus multiple room colors (some rooms had up to three shades of purples and another room had light blue walls and a dark blue ceiling). All I knew was I wanted all the walls and the ceiling to be white and I honestly didn't care which shade of white. Jason suggested we go with Frost which we did and it looks great, plus it's one of Kelley Moore's stock colors so we will never need to worry about having to mix paint for future jobs since the house is going to be rented.

After Jason was done my husband and I walked in the house and it looked normal the way you would expect a house to look and it took Jason asking what we thought to realize that it had been painted. Please keep in mind nothing about the inside of this house was normal when Jason started and when he was finished it looked like you would expect a house to look.

Would I hire Jason again, absolutely, he's a great guy, very honest, knows his craft very well and has very reasonable pricing.

Kathleen R.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 7/18/2013

Showed up on time. Very patient and communicative as I waffled back and forth about color, scheduling, etc. Didn't leave a mess. Got everything done in a timely and professional manner. And now my two bedrooms and my living room look soooooo much better. Thanks Jason!

Lizz H.

Soquel, CA

★★★★★ | 6/12/2013

I usually do my own painting, but this was a tricky project (smoke damage and hard to access) and I just wanted it DONE... I talked to Jason on the phone, he took a lot of time to talk about the job with me, and then came out to give me a bid. And worked me into his schedule right away so that I could meet my deadline, which was great.

Very professional; came when he said he would, took great care of my stuff/carpet, etc, cleaned up completely when the job was over. Oh, and he does GREAT work! My living room looks new. Shoot, I may not want to move now :)

Highly recommend Jason, he's a pro. Give him a call!

Stephanie H.

Scotts Valley, CA

★★★★★ | 11/2/2014

Jason and his team painted the exterior of our home in Aptos recently, and we are completely happy with the entire experience. He arrived on time for every meeting, from beginning to end. They started on schedule & finished on schedule. Because of his experience, Jason was able to color match perfectly. Jason communicated with us every step of the way, regarding the progress of each day and when the job was done, everything was left in immaculate condition. And on top of all that professionalism, Jason is just a very pleasant & nice person to work with. We will absolutely call on him when it's time to paint the interior.

Kim C.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 10/7/2011

Jason is not only reliable, but talented and affordable. Having a painting service you can count on in Santa Cruz is almost unheard of!

He is TIDY and does a magnificent job painting, helping selecting good products. When he finishes the job, which he does quickly, he leaves no trace!

Gail L.

Ladonia, TX

★★★★★ | 6/7/2013

I didn't know who to hire. I received 3 bids. Jason, owner operator of Watercolors was the middle bid. I didn't hire him solely on being the mid bid. I also liked the way he handled himself. He was on time for the bid and for the start of the paint job. I am someone who appreciates that. He did a good job painting.

Now, here is the test. I paid him and then found some spots he missed. My house has weird shadows so I can see him missing spots. I thought, oh man, I already paid him and he won't respond. wrong. He called me right back and worked me into his schedule to suit both of us and came back and painted the spots. They were up very high so I was glad. That is the true test of someone who takes pride in what they do. Even though he was paid, he came back and he apologized for missing the spots. I would hire Watercolors again and hope you do to. His work and his kids are important to him and it shows. Cheryl

C F.

San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 5/26/2013

Jason painted the entire interior including trim of a recently purchased townhouse for me. He was everything you want in a skilled contractor. His price is very fair, he stays in touch regarding his progress, shows up when he says he will, and keeps the job site clean. The results were excellent! He will be painting my home in Capitola later this year.

Jim C.

Capitola, CA

★★★★★ | 9/1/2013

Jason and his colleague did a great job painting my new apartment. He got back to me within 1 hour after I left a message telling him what I was looking for. Then he set up an appointment with me to go over specific colors and the job was done by the end of the week! Not only is he a perfectionist in his work but he is also good at advising you on what colors to use when thinking about painting. I would highly recommend him for any sort of painting job you are thinking of doing.

K S.

Capitola, CA

★★★★★ | 2/4/2013

Jason, of Watercolor Panting, came and gave us a price which we agreed to; came on the specified date and went to work and got the job done neatly and professionally. He was quick, efficient, pleasant and tidy.

We'll use him again.

tom s.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 10/7/2011

After receiving ridiculously high estimates from other painters. I contacted Jason on the recommendation of one of my neighbors.

Not only was his estimate more than reasonable, he completed the job quickly and his work was impeccable!

I highly recommend Watercolors to anyone wanting quality work at a very fair price.

Lynn I.

Scotts Valley, CA

★★★★★ | 2/25/2013

We found Jason, owner of Watercolors Painting, using a Living Social coupon, and couldn't be more pleased with the experience. First off, he promptly returned our calls, show up on time to preview the job, and then did the same on the appointed day. He was tidy, cleaned up thoroughly when he finished up, and the room looks amazing. I recommend Jason highly!

Janice W.

Aptos, CA

★★★★★ | 11/08/2016


Frank M.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 08/22/2016

great job. I live in a Mobile home park with lots of restrictions and Jason had no problem working around them. Max the painter did an awesome job. I would and have recommended Watercolors to others.

Vicky B.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 09/10/2016

Prepared all surfaces, power washed stucco and had to sand and scrape wood, seal, prime and paint. Helped to choose colors. Well done

Margare B.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 11/12/2016

Excellent job. I couldn't be more pleased. Jason was prompt, efficient, reasonable, and left the room spotless. I highly recommend this company and would use Watercolors for other painting jobs.

Sandra B.

San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 07/12/2016

Really trustworthy, congenial and hard-working staff. All were skilled and provided an excellent finished product.

Gale P.

Aptos, CA

★★★★★ | 09/10/2016

Great job, done on time. Very professional.

Rochelle S.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 02/05/2009

Completely dependable and skilled. Obviously took pride in his work.

Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 11-09-2007

Jason and his crew exemplify the ideal painters. Exceptional detail work and artisan quality, besides being as neat as a pin. Absolutely no reservations. Looking forward to our next job! Thank you Jason!

Anthony S. in Salinas, CA

★★★★★ | 10-19-2007

Jason was very pleasant to work with. Very friendly and professional. Watercolors did a whole house exterior painting job. They were very helpful in helping us determine the colors and gave suggestions on what might look good. The painting crew were friendly and made sure to clean up at the end of each day they were here. My husband and I would definitely hire Watercolors for any future projects.

Lisa V. in Santa Clara, CA

★★★★★ | 07-18-2007

Jason was very professional and delivered everything he promised. Excellent quality work.

homeowner in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 05-30-2007

Fantastic job. Highly recommend!

Michelle K. in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 05-23-2007

Jason went out of his way to help me choose colors and get the job done in a timely manner. He personally helped do the job with another painter to ensure that the whole project could be completed in one day. The communication was excellent during the whole process and the price was even better. The rooms look great thanks to the very professional work they did. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Watercolors to my friends and neighbors. Thanks!

homeowner in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 05-06-2007

Great people, great service, very courteous and accommodating of my schedule. Would call right away for my next paint job

Bill C. in Santa Cruz, CA

★★★★★ | 04-21-2007

Courteous, conscientious, Good job, Keeps you informed. Nice guy. Diligent about making customer happy

Steve S. in Scotts Valley, CA

★★★★★ | 01-14-2007

My husband and I were thrilled with the results. Can't wait till we have a party and show off our newly painted hallways and staircases. If you want to give someone who wants a reference my name and number please feel free to do so. Thank you again.

Jeanne L. in Salinas, CA

★★★★★ | 09-23-2006

Working with Watercolors was such a great experience. Jason is friendly, professional and does excellent work. My neighbors are so impressed, they have asked for bids for their own homes. WE would recommend Watercolors as the #1 house painting service around. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! And done in a expedicious manner too! Thank you so very much! OUr home looks fresh as new!

homeowner in Aptos, CA

★★★★★ | 04-17-2006

Watercolors did a great job! I would definitely use them again.

homeowner in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 04-03-2006

homeowner in Cupertino, CA

★★★★★ | 03-09-2006

I am very pleased and happy with the job that Watercolors did. I would have given an excellent rating had there been a section to mark. When I have painting to do in the future, Watercolors is who I will call.

homeowner in Sunnyvale, CA

★★★★★ | 12-22-2005

Jason and his crew were excellent. Easy to work with, neat and clean and hard working. They did top quality prep work on an older wood siding house that needed a lot of prep. Trim work was outstanding.

homeowner in Carmel By The Sea, CA

★★★★★ | 06-29-2005

Jason from Watercolors did a fabulous job painting my home. His pricing is fair, in fact the best out of 10 quotes that I received. I have recommended his services to family and friends.

homeowner in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 04-27-2005

Excellent job. would recommend to anyone. Thanks Jason!

homeowner in San Jose, CA

★★★★★ | 03-07-2005

Watercolors were able to help me on very short notice and they were completely friendly, on time, and professional. My house looks a million times better because of their painting and I will most likely hire Watercolors again in the future. I highly recommend them!

homeowner in Santa Clara, CA