painting & restoration LLC

Serving the East Bay for Over 35 Years

"Hans has Simply the
best painting outfit

in the east bay."

Dan O. on Yelp

We retouch and repaint all surfaces through careful preparation and quality materials. Our painting services include interiors and exteriors. We specialize in wooden surfaces—staining and varnishing.


With over 35 years experience in the East Bay, we invest meticulous care toward restoring painted services, exposed wood and damaged mortar or stucco to their original beauty. We leave no trace.


Many Stahlschmidt team members have worked with us for over 22 years because we focus on quality craft and responsible methods. We are also EPA certified for safe handling of lead materials.


"This company exceeded my expectations from start to finish.  They looked at addresses that I suggested and brought paint samples to match; they removed, sanded and restored my old wood windows to working condition; they were meticulous in their painting and in their cleanliness."

Valerie Colacurcio, Oakland

"Hans and his team are masters of their craft. They restored every unique facet of a historic building—all cracks repaired, all paint retouched and all wood accents weatherproofed. They accomplished everything using ladders instead of scaffolding which simplified and streamlined the entire process."

Matthew C., Berkeley (2022)

"Hans Stahlschmidt has done work on our home over many years.  His crews are professional and very well trained. They have all been working with Hans for a long time.  His cost is very reasonable.  We recommend Hans very highly."

PAUL T. BErkeley (2022)

"Hans and his crew are a 5-star operation, no question.  The 'restoration' part of their name was what first got my interest in working with this company and it shows that they have expertise...our 80 year old siding looks almost new, it's amazing."


We are proud to help building owners maintain and restore their properties in an ethical, professional and environmentally safe fashion.

Nice to meet you,
I am Hans

hans stahlschmidt
Hans Stahlschmidt is a respected craftsman and Berkeley resident for over 30 years. Originally from Germany, he established his business over 35 years ago based on an old world model of customer care, responsibility and quality work.

California Contractor License # 549994
EPA Certified # NAT-59420-1

We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

Hello, We're Percy & GEraRdo

Percy and Giraldo have been on our team for over 22 years. They are responsible for many of our five-star reviews! As team leaders, they are responsible for the preparation and restoration from beginning to end.