April 6, 2010


816 Irving Street, San Francisco

Here is a photo of the sky ceiling we just painted at Beautifull! 

816 Irving Street in the Inner Sunset area of San Francisco


Marin County Certified Green Building Professional Painting Company

January 11, 2010

We took part in the Build It Green training at the

Marin Builders Association in February to become a

Certified Green Building Professional!

Dr. Kurtbay Optometry San Francisco

December 31, 2009

I drove over to Beautifull! at 816 Irving Street in The City yesterday to snap a photo of the sky ceiling we just did, and found out they weren’t quite open for business, yet.  So, instead, I crossed over 9th Avenue to Dr. Yunus Kurtbay Optometry, where we had previously applied a soft, golden faux finish to his walls.  After several years, the walls are still in great condition and set off his stylish eyewear extremely well.  Dr. Kurtbay came out to say hello with a friendly smile.  It’s so nice to be spreading the Master’s Touch up and down trendy Irving Street!

Kurtbay Optometry, 750 Irving Street, San Francisco

San Francisco Venetian Plaster Walls

November 25, 2009




We are very excited about a new Venetian plaster project we are about to begin for Plexxikon, Inc., in Berkeley.  Our skilled Venetian plaster artisan Stephen Kallai has come up with several  ideas for our client, including a breathtaking technique using mica and gold and another with an elegant denim-look finish.  Check back in several weeks for some photos of the project!

Also, just in time for hungry holiday shoppers, we are creating a beautiful sky ceiling in Beautifull!, a new healthy food cafe in San Francisco.  Photos soon to come. . . .

Below is a past Venetian plaster project created by Stephen for a client’s powder room.

Ventian Plaster Walls Marin County


San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County – Faux Finishes, Decorative Painting, Faux Painting, Murals

April 9, 2009

Faux Finishing the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years

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The Master’s Touch Decorative Painting & Murals

803 Everest Court

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: 415.383.1821

CA Lic. 882022

Faux finishes and decorative painting for the San Francisco Bay Area and all over the North Bay, including Sausalito, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Belvedere, Ross, Tiburon, San Rafael, and Novato. We are faux finish and mural experts!

This week we painted another mural on a stairway, this one in Mill Valley.  The mural is a breathtaking view of Portofino, Italy.  “Vistors to our home will now be requested to present their passports,” joked our happy clients.





And here is the sunset sky ceiling we painted in their dining room:


We also gilded a couple of niches to elegantly set off the objects d’arts of our well-traveled clients!


Finally, we added a soft limestone faux finish and some gilding to a couple of columns leading to the master bedroom to add an authentic touch:



Gilding in Marin County

September 29, 2008


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Here is St. Hilary Church in Tiburon after Stephen completed his gilding:


Decorative Painting Marin County – Limestone Fireplace Finish

June 20, 2008

The Master’s Touch Decorative Painting & Murals



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BEFORE:  Here is the “before” shot.  Next week we will faux finish the white fireplace mantle to look like matching limestone.

AFTER:  Voila!  Here is the “after” shot.  The white mantle has now magically become limestone.