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Alex Rechsteiner PaintingRead User Reviews

Don’t be afraid of color. Color is very important. Sometimes it’s scary, but it warms up the house and can energize you in your environment.—Alex Rechsteiner

Our Review

“Anyone can put paint on a wall, but if the prep is bad the finished product is not going to look good.” Alex Rechsteiner would know—working as a residential painter since 1987, he is passionate about the value of a job well done.

“Forty-five percent of a painting job is preparation, and I know what to look for,” Alex says, describing the meticulous sanding and crack-filling he does before he ever opens a can of paint. Hailing from Switzerland, Alex shares his countrymen’s instinct for precision.

To help clients settle on colors, Alex starts by painting four-by-four-foot samples on the walls, affording the client time to view the colors while he completes the prep work. “Colors appear different depending on the time of day and under lights, so you want some time with them.”

Alex’s clients report that they feel good going off to the office, leaving Alex to work in their homes. They know he will lock up at the end of the day, leaving their space tidier than he found it. “My customers know they can trust us. When they get home they find everything has been done properly.”

Alex works closely and carefully with his well-trained, punctual crew, staying on the job until it is finished to his high standard of perfection. “I’m always with the guys on the job, all day every day. That is important to people!”

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User Reviews

Lisa P. Mar Vista
November 17, 2015

I love Alex and can't say enough good things about him and his crew. I have a studio apartment that suffered a horrendous painting job that I just couldn't take anymore. I met with Alex and he assured me he could fix the walls (... and ceiling, and floor boards) and he certainly did. Beyond that, he repaired some walls that had holes and cracks in them before painting them. Clearly he went above and beyond what was asked of him and I cannot thank him enough for his exceptional work. I felt very comfortable leaving him in my studio while he worked. He had a very joyful demeanor and was such a pleasure to work with. I've been telling my family and friends about him and will absolutely call him first when I have another project.

Debra F. Westchester
January 22, 2015

I highly recommend Alex. He is particularly great for someone detail-oriented like me. He never got annoyed with my questions, concerns or suggestions. He stayed with his workers throughout the job, and until it was completed. Alex has both an incredible personality and an outstanding work ethic. He went above and beyond the scope of what was initially offered for our project. He is truly a person of quality and an excellent painter.

Brad E. Beverly Glen Canyon
January 12, 2015

Alex has painted the interior and exterior of my home three times now. He is totally meticulous, to a “T” perfect! And he has the exact same crew that he had ten years ago. He moves the furniture as if it were his own home. His prices are very fair, a good value. He is on the job at all times. I feel so completely comfortable with him and his crew in my home, I even leave the house while they are there. Alex also has a great sense of style and gives me very good input on color.

J.Sindell Cheviot Hills
December 19, 2014

He is the greatest, Number One! He first worked on my kitchen remodel ten years ago. He has a really good aesthetic, an eye for color. He is very professional and his pricing is fair. We have used him a number of times and don’t even get a bid from him anymore; we just go with time and materials. Because it is less stressful for the painting to go on while we are away, now we just give him a key to our house when we go on vacation. I trust him 1000%.

Joyce S. Beverly Hills
November 25, 2014

He’s fabulous and I love him! He has painted our house inside once, outside twice and he also painted our daughter’s home. My husband and I really like him. He is on the job the whole time and is so comfortable to have around the house. It does not even feel like he is here. I had surgery when he painted the interior. Alex removed everything, did not break one thing and then put everything back when he was finished. We compared his prices to other painters the first time we used him and his prices are very fair. In terms of our budget, we kept adding things so the budget increased as the job progressed. He is incredibly honest. He was here every day on time at 7:30 and cleaned up and gone by 3:30.

S.C. Santa Monica
June 26, 2013

Alex and his crew were always on time and made sure they cleaned up at the end of the day. They painted the entire exterior of my home and detached garage. I have received lots of compliments on the work from neighbors. When choosing colors, I asked for about 5 color samples. I thought it was a lot so I told Alex to let me know if it was too many and I'd pay for a few, but he had no problem with it. There was also a sale at the paint store that Alex didn't know about until I told him. He saved some money there, but I didn't ask him to give me a credit because his crew had already replaced some rotten window trim that I didn't even know about! I would definitely hire Alex again.

Brad E. Beverly Glen Canyon
November 05, 2010

Alex has painted the interior and exterior of my home three times now. He is totally meticulous, to a “T” perfect! And he has the exact same crew that he had ten years ago. He moves the furniture as if it were his own home. His prices are very fair, a good value. He is on the job at all times. I feel so completely comfortable with him and his crew in my home, I even leave the house while they are there. Alex also has a great sense of style and gives me very good input on color.

J. Sindell Cheviot Hills
December 02, 2009

He is the greatest, Number One! He first worked on my kitchen remodel ten years ago. He has a really good aesthetic, an eye for color. He is very professional and his pricing is fair. We have used him a number of times and don’t even get a bid from him anymore; we just go with time and materials. Because it is less stressful for the painting to go on while we are away, now we just give him a key to our house when we go on vacation. I trust him 1000%.

Emily Carey Venice
November 10, 2009

We’ve used Alex a few times. He’s great! He painted the interior and exterior of our house and refinished our decks. He even refinished our nasty, weathered patio furniture without us asking him to. And his prices are surprisingly inexpensive, compared to other quotes! Really reasonable.
He redid our exterior wooden window casings and door frames, too. I would trust him to be in my home, even when I was not home. He is honest and totally trustworthy! I’ve even recommended him to my online mother’s group!

Steve Gordon Pacific Palisades
November 10, 2009

Alex is great! When he says he’ll be here at a certain time, he is here at that moment! I cannot recommend him highly enough. When he quotes a price, he sticks to it. He even throws in little jobs for free. He is one of the most honest guys I have dealt with. The quality of his work is excellent, he’s always on time and he is fastidious in his clean up. A man of his words, what he promises, he delivers!

Joyce S. Beverly Hills
November 10, 2009

He’s fabulous and I love him! He has painted our house inside once, outside twice and he also painted our daughter’s home. My husband and I really like him. He is on the job the whole time and is so comfortable to have around the house. It does not even feel like he is here. I had surgery when he painted the interior. Alex removed everything, did not break one thing and then put everything back when he was finished. We compared his prices to other painters the first time we used him and his prices are very fair. In terms of our budget, we kept adding things so the budget increased as the job progressed. He is incredibly honest. He was here every day on time at 7:30 and cleaned up and gone by 3:30.

Jamie Marshall Santa Monica
November 10, 2009

Well to start with, I love him! He’s wonderful! I have been using Alex for 8 years now. I have recommended him to everyone I know. Everybody I have recommended him to, loves him, too. His pricing is fair and moderately priced. He shows up on time, fixes any little glitches immediately and does a tremendous job. He has a masterful eye but does not push any one color on me. When I ask his opinion, he is diplomatic. I can’t say enough. He is a low key, terrific guy. A doll! I give him a 10 out of 10.