I have been painting and restoring Seattle homes and buildings since 1990. Please read more on my house painting blog
“The primary focus of an owner of a painting company should be the paint work; understanding and training proper house painting surface prep and paint installation methods; this takes years to achieve a master level. I see a disturbing trend where painting companies are focusing on marketing, franchise brokers are selling painting contracts with no back ground in the trade, and modern equipment & all-in-one products are replacing skilled, trained artisans. The quality of work in the industry is worse than when I was learning the trade. There are good paint companies in the city; they are greatly outnumbered by pretenders.” John Shearer
In 1990 John Shearer started Shearer Painting in Seattle, Washington.
Shearer Painting works along side Seattle’s leading designers, architects, and builders to provide home owners who wish the highest quality house painting, wood staining and clear coats, and specialty coatings. In twenty years many of Shearer projects have been featured in magazine articles, television programs, and have won industry awards.
John Shearer brings over 20 years of experience as a painting contractor using every color system and manufacturer, with a special emphasis on Benjamin Moore Paint and Fine Paints of Europe. John Shearer helps customers/owners, evaluate, test paint colors, and navigate the color limitations of manufactured coating systems. Seattle Interior designers and Architects have come to expect timely and exact color matching to their exact specifications (draw downs, sample sizes, substrates). The paint color is as important, as the quality of workmanship.
John was born in a Saigon. He learned to speak English in Schweinfurt, Germany. Completed Primary school and high school in Spanaway, Wa. John and attended Pacific Lutheran University & the University of Washington.
John Shearer and his wife Hong Shearer, and their two sons Thor and Perseus, live in Seattle 3 miles north of the University of Washington.
Read John’s article on oil enamel paint