Kunst Main (DO NOT MODIFY)

5-Star Service Rating

Servicing the North Bay Area


(415) 457-0100


(415) 892-5000


(707) 658-1431


Interior/Exterior Residential & Commercial

  • Residential Painting
  • Residential Painting
  • Residential Painting
  • Commercial Painting

Awarded Best Client Satisfaction

“I used Bob Kunst Painting in January for interior painting. They had very high ratings. I showed Tom my kitchen cabinets looked aged a lot. He explained how they could clean them and apply another finish to them to make them look like new. He did that and it looks great. There was a stain and scratches on an antique piano. He had his man match that color of the stain on the piano with the scratches so that we can’t even see them. This was all a bonus and I wasn’t charged for it. He was experienced. He understood not just how to paint, but how to stain cabinets as well. I am going to ask him to paint the exterior of my house.”
Scott B., Novato, CA
Excellent service and an amazing family!
Thom M., San Francisco
I couldn't be more pleased with the job done by Bob Kunst Painting. Mike, Gustavo and his crew were prompt, organized, hardworking, neat and exceptionally courteous. I'm delighted with the outcome and would use the company again happily.
Larry Kenney
San Rafael
We purchased a mid century modern home in the Marin County area that needed a complete update. When I met with John, he was honest, timely and his attention to detail was impeccable - he gave us great recommendations on do's and don'ts as it relates to painting wood paneling, beams etc- He and his crew worked round the clock to meet our deadlines and get us into our house. I had the opportunity to see how he worked with his crew, giving them clear direction. They were at our home every day when they said they would be and completed the job on time and on budget. I wish every contractor that I worked with had this type of work ethic. If you are searching for an excellent company and an individual who will give you phenomenal customer service... look no further this company is the one to hire! John is wonderful to work with and you can see that he truly wants to provide excellent customer service. We are "over the moon" excited as he transformed our home in a week! Jennifer Mill Valley, CA
Jennifer, Mill Valley
We have worked with Tom on two separate exterior projects over the past several years, one a shingled home in Fairfax and another with stucco and wood siding in Greenbrae. I have to say that we have been very impressed with our experience in both situations. The projects were very different in nature. The shingles are a completely different animal (cleaned, stained) than the more traditional home. Tom and his crew turned out exceptional work in both situations. Not only is the end product great but Tom is wonderful to work with, communication is very easy, etc. He was patient with us when we took time deciding on colors and his crew is very friendly. Clean up at the end of the project with great as well. I'm sure there are less expensive options out there but we will continue to use Bob Kunst Painting going forward.
Nathan, San Francisco
They painted the exterior of my home. They did a very good job. They were prompt and did exactly what they said they would. I was very happy with the work. I would absolutely recommend their services.
Linda V., San Rafael, CA
They did an *excellent* job. I was happy with every aspect -- the workmen were prompt, professional and respectful. They took care of my house and left it in excellent condition. They also saw a couple things that needed to be done (patching a hole where a cable wire had been) and just fixed them so that it all looked great. I was at first surprised at the price -- but it was worth every penny. Oh, I almost forgot. In addition, I thought they were extremely fair. They gave me a quote to do 3 coats of paint. However, after 3 it still needed another one and they gave me a discount on putting the 4th coat on.
Kim T., San Francisco, CA
They did some interior painting in our newly purchased home. The estimate was free. The experience was great. They were really professional and experienced. When we asked them to do extra things along the way, they were very willing. It's a long-standing family business, and I like that.
Scott S., Petaluma, CA
Paint 2 story foyer, large master bedroom and bath and upstairs hallway and landing, also repaired settling crack in wall. Job took 2 days with a crew of two. Job took 2 days with a crew of two. Arrived on time each day. Crew was very experienced and professional. Extensive prep work was done, furniture moved and wrapped in plastic, and moved back after clean up.. While you may find work cheaper, it would be difficult to match the quality of their work. We will use them again. Tom Kunst checked on the crew's progress and did a final walk-thru with us.
Andy W., Novato, CA
Bob Kunst Painting did the interior and exterior of our home. John did excellent work and was extremely professional. I think the prices are competitive and the employees are excellent as well.
Jessica F., Sonoma, CA
Bob Kunst Painting Inc removed the wallpaper and painted my living room as well as my dining room which is about 500 square feet. They had to refinish the walls after removing the wallpaper and then they had to paint. They did the ceilings and the trim around the doors too. I have been dealing with them for about 4 to 5 years now. I have had other painters come in and I have been unhappy with their job, but Bob Kunst does an excellent job. I am a perfectionist and I am happy when they leave no matter what the cost is because they do it correctly. It’s also done to my satisfaction. You will not find bumps on the wall. They fix whatever I tell them to fix. I survey when the job is done and it gets done the way I want it done. They always do a good job and they do a job that I am happy with. If I am not happy, then I tell them and they fix it. I want the job done perfectly. They aren’t cheap. They are not the lowest and they may not be the highest too. I haven’t had many estimates. I am sure I could have done the job for a lot less, but I probably wouldn’t have liked the job. They are not guys who are picked up from the street to paint. It took them 5 days to get the job done. They weren’t here on one day. They started the work on last Thursday and finished it today. They are very responsive and it also depends on how much work they have got. They are a busy company. The time they might take to get to your house may vary if it’s a busy season. If you call Mike who is Bob Kunst's son-in-law, then he speak to you. He will respond within a few hours or almost immediately. The painter who did the job was here every morning at 8 o’clock for the last 6 days. He usually was outside at 7:45, but he used to knock at our door at 8 o’clock. They are very professional. Mike does a good job. He also helps in selecting the paint colors and gives suggestions. He is willing to put splotches of paint on the wall so that you could look at it before he paints the whole wall. He will work with you as far as the colors are concerned if you are not sure what color you want. It’s worth getting the job done by them. They are very good at what they do. They don’t try to get in and out within a day or two. There were two guys on one day and one guy for the rest of the days. They were very good, pleasant and nice. Mike is a good guy and he is trustworthy. They are honest and they do a good job. I will hire them again.
Felix C., San Rafael, CA
We recently purchased a home and needed some painting. In addition, the previous owner did not have much attention to detail with his painting and with those he hired. John was professional and helpful and gave an honest assessment of the needs of the house. We both noticed patches of mismatched colors and wear. We decided to pain the entire house, including areas that were recently but poorly painted by another company. Communication was great with daily updates, honest estimates, and a personal visit the morning the project began. Quickly I appreciated their approach to painting. They spent several days just prepping the surfaces carefully. The body was smooth with a great finish, and the trim was bright and crisp. They even made the effort to paint small details like the exposed concrete foundation, the alarm bell box, the external cable and telephone boxes, and the roof fixtures. They also stained and renewed our front and back deck. We love our "new" house and it really looks as good as they day it was built. I highly recommend Bob Kunst painting for any painting needs.
Edward M., Corte Madera, CA
Exterior painting, cleaning and prep. Prompt and professionally done from start to finish.
Michael C., Tiburon, CA
They painted the interior of my home. It was a wonderful experience. They did a very good job. I will continue to use their services.
Wanda S, San Anselmo, CA
I had an exterior door that need to be re-stained. They are very responsive and reasonable and do great work. They have outstanding employees. We have been using them for fifteen years. Highly recommend them!
Suzanne G, Belvedere, CA
We first used Bob Kunst Painting 30 years ago when we had a small house in Novato that needed a lot of outside work. We were so impressed with their work that we called them immediately when we purchased a new house. We have never been disappointed with the entire staff.
Fran, San Rafael, CA
Top of the line service and workmanship. We dealt with John throughout our job. He consistently showed excellent communication, flexibility, patients, professionalism and follow through. The crew did a super job. We will use this company in the future and we recommend Bob Kunst Painting to family and friends.
Stephanie and Joe - Penngrove, CA
We had Bob Kunst Painting paint our house about 3 weeks ago, and we are very pleased with the final product. We were stuck on choosing the right color that worked for our house, John helped us find a color scheme that we were very happy with. If you want a crew that is professional, helpful, and gets the job done right in a timely manner, I would highly recommend Bob Kunst Painting.
Kevin S. - Petaluma, CA
Bob Kunst painting painted my parents house about two years and did an absolutely fabulous job. I had them come out and paint my house last year. They did the exterior and interior, and again, I could not be more pleased with the work they did. John and his crew were done in just a few days. I highly recommend them.
Adam V. - Petaluma, CA
Thumbs up to Bob Kunst Painting. They did a fabulous job of painting my home and everyone on the staff couldn't have been more attentive and pleasant to work with. Very high standards of workmanship at a good price.
Myra N. Kentfield, CA
“What professionals you are! We are thrilled with the color choice we made. Thank you for your guidance and thorough knowledge on low VOC paint products for our daughters bedroom.”
Kim, Ross CA

Sustainably Sustainable

We plan all house painting and commercial painting projects to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, by ensuring proper use of all labor and “green” materials, and by even carpooling. We recycle all possible materials and take great care to dispose of all waste, water and solvents properly.

Time-Honored Trust

When our great grandfather began the Kunst legacy in 1901, he focused on building a foundation of trust, honesty and loyalty. To this day, we employ a respectable team of expert craftsmen who seek to create quality each day and we pride ourselves in providing a safe and stable work environment for all our staff and their families. This in turn provides our clients with exceptional workmanship and service.

How it Works

Complete some basic information and we’ll give you a general quote.

We’ll set up a time to stop by and give you an accurate estimate.

We’ll work around a date and time that’s best for your schedule.

We’re committed to giving you the highest quality result and we’ll back it up.

Meet Your Team


Tom provides three decades of business development and overall management.


Vice President
John leads accounting & project management. He is the 5th generation partner of Kunst Painting.


VP of Operations
Mike brings 30+ years of craftsmanship & field management.