Our 21 step preparation method is guaranteed to last for years backed with an unconditional guarantee. The paint, material, and labor are supplied. Color consultations are free and we use top brands like Benjamin Moore®, Dunn-Edwards®, and Sherman Williams® to name a few.


Maintain the beauty of your home with high quality wood staining.  We’ll help get your wood looking new again and to your color specification. No need to worry, we supply everything.


Our experience in multiple forms of commercial painting has given us the ability to extend our services to apartments, warehouses, hotels, schools, retail facilities, & more.


Family owned and operated, we have been painting for 30 years. We were tired of people doing things the wrong way, so we decided to start our own company in order to do things the right way. We bring decades of experience and professionalism to Redding and Shasta County. 

With over 30 years of experience, Empire Painting Company, of Redding, is one of Shasta County’s premier licensed residential and commercial painting contractors. Locally owned and operated, Empire Painting Company strives to exceed your expectations from initial consultation through project completion. Ultimately, a commercial or residential painting project should improve the image and value of your property. Empire Painting Company approaches every project with those goals in mind.


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21 Step Preparation Method:

Empire Painting’s Interior and Exterior

Painting Prep Standards

Empire Painting of Redding, California, offers professional quality service on interior and exterior painting.


The foreman determined the steps that need to be done and organizes the job accordingly. Areas are prepared for painting services.

Pressure Wash

Remove ordinary dirt, cobwebs, spiders, bird nests, and more under eaves

Touch Ups

Old nails and such are removed and holes filled. All loose, peeling, flaking, chipping paint is removed from fascias. Spot prime any bare wood.

Wood Surfaces

All wood surfaces are cleaned, sanded thoroughly, and spot primed as needed.


All entrance doors are fully sanded and spot primed. Garage doors are fully sanded, holes patched and bare wood primed.


Caulk cracks around casings, windows and doors.

Plastic Covering

Cover plants with drop clothes; Plastic covering on delicate plants.

Spot Prime

Check for rust. Prepare and spot prime. Check for water damage or leakage. Seal stains to prevent bleed through to final coat.

Pruning of Brush

It is preferred this step be done by the home owner. Extensive pruning of some shrubs may be required to facilitate painting.

Sand Gutters

Gutters in good condition are sanded to “etch” the surface insuring the paint will adhere and bond to the surface.


Gutters and downspouts are scraped of loose paint and spot prime. Some houses require more stripping and scraping than others. Complete stripping is subject to additional charge.

Remove Mildew

Homes with excessive mold or mildew present may result in an additional charge for removal.

Holes or Cracks

All significant holes or cracks are filled in stucco walls with a suitable patching compound. Empire will fill holes and cracks NOT requiring a sub-contractor.

Stucco Walls

When stucco walls or the foundation is to be painted, dirt is removed several inches below the dirt line, and the wall brushed clean.


Remove and replace house numbers, mailboxes, lights, etc. Mask window and door openings, and concrete, to avoid overspray and paint splatter.

Determine Coverage

Verify the type of paint used previously to determine the best type of paint and primers to be used for maximum adhesion. Oil-to-Latex conversions require an additional charge.

Verify Paint Colors

Confirm paint colors with home owner. Remove cars, boats, lawn furniture, or covers.



It's a rare thing these days to get such thorough service. Steve and his guys at Empire Painting are some of the most professional and friendly people you could ask for. They did an excellent job; from power washing the house, to using multiple paint colors on my 2,000 sq ft stucco home, to checking back about our satisfaction with the end result. They excel at paying attention to detail and are super friendly to work with. Steve knows his trade and if you are in the market for an exterior house painter, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!! - Mel R. - San Francisco

Client Since 1995

Not only would I recommend Empire Painting to any friend or relative looking to upgrade the appearance and value of their home, I honestly feel I would be doing them a disservice if I didn't. The price was exactly what I was initially quoted, and the job took precisely as long as I was told it would take. Considering the quality of their work, that cost was more than reasonable, and the painter who refinished both the exterior and interior of my house was friendly, professional, and clearly a master of his craft. - Jason G. - Redding, CA

Client Since 1995

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