Pickerill Painting of Santa Barbara | This Is Who We Are!

We are small.  We are old school.  We are dedicated to excellence! Custom craftsmanship at a fair price.  All your painting needs.  Please give us a call.

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We are old school.

My father was a principal with the Indiana Business Colleges.  While I was still in school he had a little book on his desk entitled On Excellence.  It's a lifelong value that guided me as a student, as a professor and -- for over 25 years -- has guided me as a Santa Barbara painting contractor.   

Each customer is unique.  Our mission is to help you meet your needs and to provide a beautiful paint job,  a fair price and a pleasant experience along the way.  When the job is done, when your space feels clean and new, when the paint cans have been labeled and stored, our goal is to make you feel secure -- knowing that our preparation was thorough and that our work will stand.

We specialize in custom residential and small scale commercial projects.  We are small by design.  But we handle just about everything related to painting: staining, specialty finishes; interior and exterior; from fine cabinetry to decks ....  In addition we offer many ancillary services including dry wall, stucco, termite and a myriad of other repairs.  Please give us a call.  If we don't do it we will refer you to a trusted colleague who does. 

We enjoy our work.  We take pride in our craft.  And I think it shows.

For some interesting ideas, please take a look at our gallerycheck out our blog and, by all means, please contact us.

We'd be happy to help.

John Pickerill, Ph. D.
Santa Barbara, CA
License # 744314
Bonded, Insured


"John seems like a rarity to me.  He’s a man who truly really cares about his work.  He wants to do a good job and he does.  We used him for the inside and outside of our home and would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to others."

-Bill Smith, UCSB professor