2000 124th Ave NE B109, Bellevue 98005

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A brief history of environmental paints Article May 6, 2011 By John Shearer

14 Reasons why Shearer Painting is Unique

  • Seattle Painting Contractor since 1990, with a specail emphasis on quality house painting including older buildings and historic registry properties. Same Leadership team as established in 1996. Shearer is experienced with every architectural and industrial coating system with a recognized expertise with Benjamin Moore Paints and a certification from Fine paints of Europe. Shearer managers are consistantly training and learning best management and customer service practices from our trade associations and fellow contractors and business owners . Shearer Tradesmen are involved in regular training of new products and equipment to improve quality of workmanship and insure maximum owner return on investment
  • Shearer aspires to provide the most thorough house painting written estimates in the industry. Find about more details about our exterior painting estimates and learn specifically what is called out in our interior painting bid. We have learned from executing thousands of house painting contracts in the last 20 years, in Seattle, that successful projects start with clear objectives for scope of work and cost are communicated and understood by our customers.
  • Shearer employees are background checked before employment. Shearer has a no smoking policy (yes, this eliminates many applicants) on all house painting projects.
  • Shearer Painting can handle most home repairs before your paint project begins: this includes siding and trim repair, broken window panes, resetting or replacing doors, and improving the run off for gutters and downspouts.
  • Shearer always has well maintained vehicles, ladders, and equipment. Our painters are proud to wear company uniforms. See our House Painting page on Facebook.
  • Shearer can handle any repair or construction defect before painting. See our Construction Repair page. For example we can repair damaged windows .
  • Shearer has a proven method to help you choose the right paint color for your house painting project. The Shearer recommended process for picking paint colors involves assessing color chips, looking at homes with desired color schemes and similair architectural features, and then evaluating actual paint sample on architectural draw downs and large scale paint outs on walls and siding.. Read the paint colors blog. Learn about color on the Benjamin Moore Expert Exchange.
  • Shearer will provide daily progress reports by voice, email, or text. Owner and site managers can be reached evenings and weekends, office staff will always answer calls during the day. Our normal business hours are 7am to 3:30pm on weekdays and we are closed on holidays. Shearer Painting may work on weekends by early arrangement. We aim to stay in constant contact during your painting project
  • Every Seattle Painting job will have a dedicated onsite manager for the duration of the painting project including set-up, surface prep work, painting, and clean-up.
  • Shearer will return for yearly touch-ups (window sills, inspect water entry points) to maintain your new painting and stain work. Some exsposed substrates like wood handrailings need regular maintainance.
  • Shearer has a perfect Safety Record, no major work related injuries or deaths since company inception. Company Meetings
  • Shearer will never cut corners to save time or money.
  • Shearer painters clean everyday, and we order portable restrooms at our cost.
  • Shearer will take away your old paint. Watch our video how to Recycle Paint.
  • What to look for in a house painting Contractor Article March 29, 2011 By John Shearer


Shearer Painting
2000 124th ave NE B109 Bellevue, Washington 98005
Phone: 2064313606

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Shearer Painting was established in 1990 as a local house painting contractor in Seattle and continues to be operated by John Shearer. Shearer Painting is a Seattle based painting contractor servicing Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and greater King County. Shearer paints select projects in Tacoma and the Islands (Vashon, Bainbridge, Lopez). On the back end of this website are over 170 pages written by Shearer Painting staff about projects, paints, colors, repairs (and so much more) over the last 22 years. The pages and videos are difficult to index on our house painting blog; please contact us if there is any information you are looking for specifically.

The primary focus of this website is to provide information to current and past customers about all things assciated with painting, painting prep, and paint colors; but we acknowledge that this website is recognized as a leader in the painting industry for our postings and reviews associated with our candid product reviews, best practice advise-how to guides, and color advice. In April 2011 this website was ranked #1 on the internets for "house painting" and the traffic crashed our page scripts. We have taken measures to ensure we will not have that ranking again; frankly most of our customers do not find us on the internets. Owner John Shearer has created a house painting guide to post articles useful to homeowners and other contractors, and a paint color advice website.. to help anybody inside and outside Shearer Painting's 20 miles service radius.

Interior Painting Reviews for Shearer Painting read reviews. Determine if Shearer is a good fit for your house painting project.

Exterior Painting Reviews for Shearer Painting. Learn more about our expertise prepping and house painting by seeing and reading about our projects over the years on our House painting projects sections.

Common House Painting Questions our Seattle customers have asked over the last 22 years..

The most common house painting question we are asked during the paint bidding process?

1. What is the best way to choose and test paint colors? Here are some resources: Ten paint color websites, Benjamin Moore Color Experts Exchange, Free iphone color app, Test Paint Colors for Accuracy, Accent wall tips, Color Matching at the paint store, Complementary Colors, Porch Paint colors best practice

2. What is Low VOC paint, and how does it perform? History of Environmental Paints, Sherwin Williams Zero VOC Colorant, Zero VOC may not be Zero as advertised, Low VOC is not low odor

3. What is the most important factor to in consdiering longest lasting paint job? The unanimous answer among painting contractors and paint manufactures is proper surface preparation. Learn more about proper surface preparation from these web pages :Proper Prep Techniques, Exterior Surface Prep, Pre-prime wood

4. Is is possible to re-create an aged wood stain finish on new wood stock? How do you stain exotic wood like walnut.

5. How do I determine if there is lead paint on my house? EPA Lead Paint, Find a Lead Certified Firm

6. How can I dispose of my left over paint? Properly dispose of paint, Dispose large quantities of paint, Hazardous Waste Locator

7. Can I get oil based paint enamel performance in a water base paint for our house painting project? New water based interior enamels

8. What is the best clear coat to protect interior stained wood during an interior painting job? Lacquer vs Conversion Varnish, Profin clear coat

9. What are coatings that you can put on concrete and stone to protect those surfaces? 100% solids epoxy, two part floor epoxy, Concrete Sealers

10. What exterior paint has the high quality rating? Fine Paints of Europe Eco Demo Walk through after a Fine Paints of Europe project

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Learn more about house paint colors from authoritive articles around the internets

Shearer Painting a certified Fine Paints of Europe contractor with over 15 years experience installing FPoE paints.

How to find an EPA RRP Certified Firm to properly contain lead paint during house painting.

Watch Shearer Painting use Benjamin Moore cleaner during the pressure washing phase.

Zero VOC paint may not really be Zero VOC: House painting heads up. Article April 28, 2011 By John Shearer

Learn about photoluminescent paints and how they help building occupants safely evacuate a building during an emergency.


Shearer Painting is a small, High quality driven company serving Seattle and Eastside customers as a house painting contractor for 23 years. Only the highest quality paints and materials are applied by trained and supervised workmen. Homeowners, builders, designers, and our competitors have come to recognize Shearer Painting for high standards of quality after the job is completed and prompt responses to questions and concerns from company owner, John Shearer, and his managers during a project. Shearer Painting's consistent quality, customer attention, and productivity are benefits from having the same management team since 1999.