About Us

For the past three decades, Painting Etcetera has been providing homes and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with high-quality interior, exterior, residential, and commercial painting and renovating work. Our broad range of services addresses all aspects of a painting or restoration project including repairs and improvement work that might be necessary to complete the project. Hence, the “etcetera” in Painting Etcetera. Our excellent workmanship and extraordinary customer service sets us apart.

Valerie Fisher

Valerie Fisher
Principal and CEO


Valerie was born in La Rochelle, a coastal town in western France, to parents who were both artisans. She received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Nantes and moved to the United States in 1986. She founded Painting Etcetera and worked side by side with her crew painting, staining, decorating, and creating special finishes. Distinguishing her business by a keen eye for detail, coupled with an innate knowledge and renowned artistic sensibilities in the area of color mixing, coordinating and design, Valerie developed an excellent reputation for exceptional service and results. Her passion for woodwork finishing and restoration propelled her to acquire her General Contractors license which allowed her to expand her business to a full service shop and serve her clients more broadly. With over 20 years of experience in the field of Painting, Design and Construction she also builds her own conceptual designs in her other business Darlington Fisher Design + Build. Valerie’s professional philosophy is to put in her greatest effort in the most honest and dedicated way to provide her clients with the best possible results.