Painters in Downtown San Diego

Down­town San Diego Paint­ing Company

Three Gen­er­a­tions of Painters serv­ing the Down­town, Old Town & Banker’s Hill areas

As young boys, the broth­ers grew up not far from Down­town San Diego in the com­mu­ni­ty of Mis­sion Hills. Michael and Patrick Chism learned the skills of paint­ing under the appren­tice­ship of their father Mil­ton Chism, him­self a small San Diego house painter since the 1930s. While they fin­ished their mil­i­tary ser­vice and start­ed col­lege (Mesa Col­lege & SDSU), the broth­ers con­tin­ued to hone their craft work­ing for La Jol­la con­trac­tor, Otto Welp. Upon the sud­den death of Mr. Welp, they branched out on their own and in 1982 found­ed Chism Broth­ers Painting.

Since its incep­tion, Chism Broth­ers Paint­ing has strived to become the lead­ing down­town area paint­ing com­pa­ny serv­ing the res­i­dences, builders and small busi­ness­es in and around the down­town. If you live in a sin­gle fam­i­ly home or a high-rise, we are very famil­iar work­ing on any res­i­den­tial home. We have hun­dreds of hap­py and repeat clients through­out the San Diego area. You can review some of the report cards from home­own­ers in Down­town 92101 area here.

Active Mem­bers of the San Diego Community

When choos­ing from among pro­fes­sion­al paint­ing com­pa­nies, it is wise to make sure the com­pa­ny is licensed, bond­ed, has train­ing pro­grams for their employ­ees, pro­fes­sion­al affil­i­a­tions and qual­i­ty cus­tomer care. We pride our­selves on strict­ly adher­ing to reg­u­la­tions put in place by the City of San Diego and all areas we serve.

  • Chism Broth­ers Paint­ing is licensed in accor­dance with the Con­trac­tors State License Board (CSLB) regulations.
  • Our Cal­i­for­nia Gen­er­al Con­trac­tor License Num­ber is 491884.
  • We are ful­ly insured and car­ry work­er’s com­pen­sa­tion for our employees
  • Mis­sion Hills Her­itage Sponsor
  • Las Patronas (20+ years of char­i­ty work for the annu­al Jew­el Ball)
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Char­i­ty Project in Mis­sion Hills
  • Char­i­ty project of paint­ing the Car­riage House for the La Jol­la His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety (view pho­tos here)
  • $6,000 of char­i­ty paint­ing at La Jol­la Ele­men­tary (read more here)
  • Cur­rent Read­er’s Choice for La Jol­la Vil­lage News
  • Main­tain safe lead removal prac­tices (EPA regulations)

Down­town Inte­ri­or Paint­ing Services

Chism Broth­ers Paint­ing takes extra pre­cau­tions to pro­tect your prop­er­ty. Paint is applied only to the pre­pared sur­faces, not to the floors, fur­nish­ings or pets. There will be no loud music, dis­rup­tive talk­ing, nor will the job­site be messy or unnec­es­sar­i­ly untidy.

  • Inte­ri­or Restora­tion on Paint­ed Sur­faces (safe lead removal)
  • Com­plete Inte­ri­or Home Painting
  • Kitchen Cab­i­net Painting
  • Stain­ing and Fin­ish­ing of Woodwork
  • Col­or Consulting

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Exte­ri­or Paint­ing Ser­vices in Downtown

Most homes in Down­town are inte­ri­or only. Yet there are a few in the sur­round­ing areas that are sin­gle fam­i­ly homes. For those homes that need an exte­ri­or paint­ing job com­plet­ed, here is a list of the gen­er­al exte­ri­or ser­vices we provide:

  • His­toric and Non-His­toric Restora­tion Work of Old Homes
  • Com­plete Exte­ri­or Home Painting
  • Pres­sure Wash­ing & Cleaning
  • Entry Door Sys­tems (New/​Refinishing)
  • Appli­ca­tion of Water­proof Coatings
  • Staining/​Finishing of Nat­ur­al Wood Surfaces
  • Met­al Finishes
  • Paint­ing Relat­ed Repair/​Replacement Services

Read more about our Exte­ri­or Paint­ing Services

Small Paint­ing Projects Too

Con­sid­er our very own: Painter for a Day™

  • A Pro­fes­sion­al Chism Broth­ers Paint Technician
  • A Ful­ly-equipped Chism Broth­ers Vehi­cle with all nec­es­sary supplies
  • 8 hours of Qual­i­ty Paint­ing Craftsmanship
  • Inside or Out
  • Paint a Guest Bath­room or Kitchen
  • Paint or Stain your Entry Door
  • Touch up your Baseboards
  • Paint Exte­ri­or Trim and more
  • Pres­sure Wash Exte­ri­or Surfaces

Finally! The painting experience you’ve been looking for.

  • Skilled, friendly painters
  • Careful attention to detail
  • No messes to clean up
  • Never get stuck managing your own project
  • Easy communication
  • Beautiful results, on time and as promised
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Painters in Downtown San Diego

Good Character

Honesty. Integrity. Making sure the job is done right. Skills are important, but this is the part of our reputation we’re most proud of.
Painters in Downtown San Diego

Fine Craftsmanship

Call us old fashioned, but we love old-school craftsmanship. Clean lines, skilled hands, and a deep satisfaction in what we do…
Painters in Downtown San Diego

Our Value

When you need a beautiful, lasting paint job, you can’t cut corners or skimp on the process. The value is found in doing the job right.

Our Promise

We don’t take your trust lightly. These promises reflect who we are, how we conduct our business, and the core values that guide every step of our process. We promise to:

  • Share a commitment to the total success of your project
  • Hold ourselves to high standards
  • Ensure your comfort with our employees
  • Respect your property
  • Never cut corners, but deliver on our reputation for craftsmanship
  • Use the best products for peak performance
  • Ensure that you will love the painting process and results!

Our Customers Love Us

“I’ve used Chism Brothers several times for both large projects and small. I’m now so spoiled by their excellent work, delightful staff and attention to detail that I can’t imagine using another painter. If you are looking for a talented painting team that arrives on time, works hard and leaves you home immaculate (as far as painting stuff is concerned) every evening....this is your painter!”
Patty Westbrook, Del Mar
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    Phone (858) 454-3850
    7958 Convoy Ct
    San Diego, CA 92111
    CA Contractor Lic #491884
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