Welcome To Palisades Painting Company!

Welcome To My Business Site!


Welcome To Palisades Paint

and After
(a few miles, that is)

My name is Don Clasen, owner of Palisades Painting (formerly Applied Painting), a business I started with a friend way back in 1979 in little Mt. Morris, Illinois. Over the years I have painted literally hundreds of homes and businesses, both interiors and exteriors. Since moving to Los Angeles to be a writer, I’ve scaled back a lot from having a crew and extensive equipment. Now I just paint by myself, but you can benefit from my years of expertise and experience.

In fact, you can think of me as a niche, boutique business. I am an unlicensed painting contractor/handyman, but California law allows me to do jobs for under $500 aggregate (labor and materials) per job. It costs a lot to get set up with the requisite license, fees, insurances and bonds. But for now, if you have a smaller job you need someone to do, I can give you good work at a good price.

On my site you can learn about my work and philosophy as well as articles about painting and decorating that you can use on your own as well. I have tried to design this site with a tasteful blend of colors that reflect my sense of style along with tributes to the beauty found in the Pacific Palisades and surrounding areas. I hope you enjoy the experience.

What kind of services can I offer to you?

-Interior and small exterior work—walls, trim, ceilings, cabinets, baths, etc.

-Front door restoration—stain & polyurethane, paint, etc.

-Metal gates, wrought iron, outdoor furniture, etc.

-Power washing, driveways, sidewalks, garbage cans, etc.

Since the most important part of painting is often found in the prep, it’s a step in the process I take seriously, especially the exterior so the house can be sealed up. I can also do minor handyman work if needed. You can probably save money just from having me do it rather than calling specialists who are looking for larger jobs.

So don’t hesitate to call or text me. No obligation for a free consultative visit.

(310) 770-2772 (mobile)

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A Tail and One Door

A Tail and One Door

“God bless us, every one!”

While not as dramatic as our “Tale of Two Doors” below, this one marginally involves a dog…[more]

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A Tale of Two Doors

A Tale of Two Doors by Don Clasen

“Frankly my dear, I think we should let Clasen take care of it.”

An old customer of mine in Beverly Hills had two heavy, stained and varnished wooden front doors that had badly faded from the California sun…[more]


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Selecting The Right Paint For Your Job

Things To Consider Before You Paint

Palisades Elegance

Settling on which paint to buy can be a bewildering experience to the average consumer. There are so many brands to choose from, so many lines within a brand, and so many types of paint to deal with. Most interior and exterior jobs are pretty straightforward however and don’t require specialized knowledge or products. In this article I’ll give you some broad overall considerations to keep in mind…[more]

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Things To Consider Before You Paint

Things To Consider Before You Paint

Palisades Living

Let’s face it. Home ownership can be expensive with maintenance and upkeep being no small part of the equation. However, the advantages are many, including:

  • Aesthetic beauty and pride of neighborhood.
  • Protection of the structure of your home, especially the exterior…[more]
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Your Palisades Paint Advantages

Your Palisades Paint Advantages

Yes, we all know how lucky we are.

Why it’s worth calling me.

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