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Friday, January 13, 2017

Larson Bros Painting won the 2016 Angies List Super Service Award!

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, in the Bay Area.

Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, for the full 48 hours.

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices.  This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties. (Visit to see if your city is located within the Air District.)

Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke. Smoke from wood-burning fires is linked to illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and lung disease, and is especially harmful for children and the elderly.

For more information about the Wood Burning Rule, or to check before you burn, visit or call 1-877-4NO-BURN. 

You can also call 1-800-430-1515 and register to receive automatic phone calls when a Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called.

To see the current air quality forecast visit

Download our FREE Spare the Air iPhone/Android application for alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution.

Thank you for doing your part to Spare the Air!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tip from our color consultant, Julie Crawford,

Trying to pick a color for the exterior of your home and not quite sure where to start???  Take at look at your roof color and that should point you in the general direction.  Neighboring houses on each side and landscape can also help you to narrow it down.  The color of window framing can play an important role in trim choice as well as your base color.  For an unexpected pop of color try something fun on your front door and remember, red is not the only choice!  Most of all be sure to get colors and test them in different exposures, the color you thought was dark may soften greatly in the full sun.  

Julie Crawford Design.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Finished exterior project in Napa

Finished Exterior Project in Napa, See more photos of this project and other projects in our portfolio at:

Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer

Our Friends over at Sherwin WIlliams recently told us about a new tool they have available. Use this tool to look at different pictures of your home with new colors, and get ideas! Then, let us know and we will paint them!

Tip from our Color Consultant, Julie Crawford

Tips for color.
"Found a color you just love but when you test it out it seems too dark or too light? Try increasing the formula by 50%, or decreasing for a lighter, softer version. The 50% will slightly adjust the depth of the color, without actually changing it. It's the perfect way to achieve your color your way!"

 -Julie Crawford Design