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Avi Decorative Painting

PO Box 51551
Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-329-0770

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Avi, the company owner was present on the job everyday while painting the exterior... - Nov 03, 2020

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CertaPro Painters of Silicon Valley

2625 Middlefield Rd # 252
Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-312-9955

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We had CertaPro paint our living room and dining room, and although the final... - Apr 17, 2016

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Mcdermaid Painting

716 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-855-9460

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McDermaid did a fantastic job painting the interior of our home. They are very... - May 21, 2020

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Style Painting

3553 Alma St
Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-388-8577

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Style painting did an excellent job painting the interior of my house. They... - Jan 22, 2020

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Roger's Painting

725 Runnymede St
Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-208-0674

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Have used him several times over the years for both interior and exterior jobs.... - Nov 10, 2020

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