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REviews and Testimonials

Here is what a few satisfied customers had to say about our services:

“If you want it done right the first time, call Eric. He’s the best around. Period!”
— Nuri and Robin March, Owners, RED-eFinancial

“I hired Eric to do a variety of projects around my new home and he has not disappointed. Very professional, shows up like he promises, clean, excellent work ethic and the outcome has been beautiful. I have had him stain kitchen cabinets, doors throughout my house to match new floors and am very pleased. the garage door faux paint to look like wood is next and I KNOW its going to be great. I will not hesitate to hire him again for more work in the future as I continue to remodel my home.”
— Terri Pusheck, Santa Monica, CA

“It definitely set my house apart from the rest...  I sold my home for $30K more than any other house on the block!”

— Joe Boucher, Vice-President, Inline Distributing Co.  Santa Clarita, CA
“Eric successfully bid on the job, kept exceptional communication with me during all phases of the work, and got it done well within the estimated time frame. It was a big and very involved job and he handled it beautifully!”

— Scott Robbins, Owner, Highland Perk Coffee House/La Casa Blue

“I always imagined there were people who did this kind of work... I’m just blown away by the quality! Eric made me a believer!”
— Steve Short, Owner, Full-Power Electric, Santa Monica, CA
“Eric, thanks so much. What a fabulous job you did on our garage doors. They’re exactly what we wanted them to look like. Very beachy! It was hard to explain to painters what I wanted but you understood perfectly. I will definitely recomend you to others. My daughter who is an Interior Designer was very impressed. Great Job!”
— Paula Hammerschmitt, Malibu, CA

Great guy, very professional.....
Amazing work.... love my new garage doors.
Thank you Eric.
— Marie Ricard, Westlake Village, CA

Eric Marx’s artistry, meticulousness, and genuine personal interest in our project resulted in a fireplace mantel and surround that is the showpiece of our formal living room.

He used his expertise to create a color that perfectly complemented the antiques in the room, cheerfully providing sample after sample.

He arrived promptly, and cleaned up completely when he left. The fireplace looks as if it has always been a part of our 1940’s home. We cannot recommend Eric highly enough”.  
—  Gibby & Lucy Brand, Glendale, CA

“Eric’s work is so good, his attention to detail is so meticulous, and his prices were such a bargain, that I had him stay at my vacation property in Mammoth and do all of the woodwork, rather than hire somebody local. I saved money and it all looks gorgeous! You can’t beat that! He’ll go the extra mile to make sure the job comes out right.”

— Michael Leste, Thousand Oaks, CA

“Amazing results!! Eric was very easy to work with. He completed servral significant projects on the estate and we are very pleased. His attention to detail is over the top- Very thourough... knows what he is doing. Takes his time to get it right.”
— John Schneider, Actor, Agoura Hills, CA
“Eric did great work. He was professional and dependable. We’d recommend him and definitely use him again!”
— Michelle St. Claire, Realtor Northridge CA

his is absolutely the best money you will spend on your home.  The quality of the work is fantastic and it is nearly impossible to tell the finished product from real wood.  The price is also very reasonable for the result.  We would hire Eric again in a second.
— Stacy G., Pasadena, CA
“Eric is a artist. He has completed our garage doors, interior surfaces, island and is “Our Guy” whenever we need expert faux work or painting completed. Honest, Efficient and Professional. Feel free to call with any questions.”

— Greg Domeier, Newbury Park , CA

Eric did an incredible job painting wood beams in our house to look like wood again (after having been painted over by previous people).  Truly an artist and a total pro.  We will have him back for more in the future!
— Paul S., Laguna Beach, CA
Great quality of work! We hired Eric to paint our plain white vinyl garage door and he transformed it into what now looks like a custom finished wood door...but at a fraction of the cost.  He also painted the white wood beams in our family room to look like wood, giving the home a warm Tuscan feel.  Eric is truly knowledgeable, his work is impeccable, and he takes pride in every project that he takes on. He gets our highest recommendation.
— Helen Dundov, San Pedro, CA

Eric painted my floor in December 2012.  I was very excited about what was created in my living room.  I wanted checkerboard painted wood floor.  I want a cottage/eclectic vibe in my house and I was turned down by two painters and two wood floor companies.  No one wanted to do this job.... until I emailed Eric.

I will post a pic of how he is painstakingly taping the squares off over the carefully drawn lines and another when we are all done. I loved it all, but it shows wear and shoe marks wayyy more than I expected.  Maybe I needed more coats of poly... I dunno... but any problem is mine... he did what I asked and I never called him back to take a look at anything I wasn’t thrilled with... so ... he rocks... I kind of suck as a consumer.
— Mindy M. Los Angeles, CA

I wanted my steel garage door faux finished to appear as though it was real wood. After searching online I came across Coda Del Pavone and based on other reviews, decided to give Eric a call. He was not the only painter I called; however, he was very nice, professional, and willing to answer any question I had. He went above and beyond the others and I am very happy I decided to use him. My garage door looks amazing - he even painted shutters to match - and his prices are very reasonable. I have received many compliments in a very short time. I highly recommend Eric’s services.
— Darci P. Calabasas, CA

Eric’s price to faux a metal garage door to look like wood is unbeatable without compromising the time frame and technique. He also gave me a list of the houses he completed in my area so I can view his faux painted garage door up close. After visiting some of his most recent project, they are a piece of art that looks just like wood.

If you have metal boring garage doors that are worth saving and you always wanted the look of wood, then Coda Del Pavone is the answer.
— Can D. Torrance, CA

Eric recently completed faux painting my garage door. He changed it from a boring cream colored standard stamped door into a beautiful wooden look work of art. You can only tell its not real wood when you touch it. There is nothing like it in the neighbor hood and everyone tells me how beautiful it looks. When they find out its not real wood they can’t believe it. Eric scheduled me into his busy schedule, showed up on time and was very neat. I could not be happier with the project. He matched my front door perfectly so the doors look identical. This really helps the house stand out from the rest of the surrounding houses and gives the entire front a great new look. If your built in garage is seen from the street and you want to creat a beautiful accent, call Eric. I recommend Eric to anyone who is interested in faux painting their garage door or any door. You will not believe the difference. The front of my house looked so good, it sold in a matter of days!  He will be doing my next one.
— John C. South Lake Tahoe, CA

We just love our front doors! Eric did a beautiful job...We are very pleased!
— David M. Simi Valley, CA
Eric is a delight to work with and so talented.  Called when he said he would, showed up when he said he would and reasonably priced.  Let’s not forget that I am absolutely delighted with the results and would use him again!
— JB W. Sherman Oaks, CA

Eric is amazing!!!  I’ve researched through Yelp and several other sites for someone who specialized in faux painting for my dining area.  I received quite a few different opinions and quotes.  However, what set Eric apart from all the others was his artistic vision on how to blend it with my kitchen, so it didn’t just stop at the borders.  He also gave great advice on how to blend the other walls of the dining room together as well.  

I absolutely love the final look!!!  Since my walls are heavily textured, the faux finish really added depth and color to my whole dining and kitchen areas and created quite a different look.

I highly recommend Eric.  Be careful of other painters who say they know faux painting.  Through all my different estimates, not one had the vision that Eric possesses.  Once again, go for an artist; rather than just a painter.  Eric is definitely the artist!
— Denise K. Torrance, CA

Eric was a pleasure to work with and is very talented. We hired him to paint a concrete pillar in our house. He was able to emulate our travertine tile floor, so the pillar looks like stone and beautifully blends into our room. Eric was reliable, communicative and trustworthy. We would definitely use him again.
— Dana W. Encino, CA

Dana W. Encino, CA
Yes folks this man is a true professional in every sense of the word.  He always called and showed up when he said he would, he was polite and cleaned up couldn’t even tell any painting had been done it was so clean and neat!
Eric’s sense of color and design is superb and I am extremely particular as I am a designer myself.  On top of everything his prices were so fair.
I would use Eric again in a heartbeat, He’s a wonderful artist!!!
— Janet S. Los Angeles, CA

We ordered a new garage door and wanted it to look like wood.  We were referred to Eric to do the painting after we had it installed.  He did a fantasic job.  The metal door looks just like wood, it’s beautiful.  It changed the whole appearance of our house.  Eric was quick, neat, professional, and a very nice guy.  The price was very reasonable as well.  We highly recommend Eric.
— Eric N. Woodland Hills, CA

Eric is truly an artist. This was the first time I hired a painter where it didn’t involve the honey-do list... slapping on a can of paint. I wanted something very specific and artistic and that is exactly what I got.

Eric was prompt in responding to all my questions and in meeting me for the free quote. So far 2 for 2. He was amiable and professional. I felt I could not only trust him in my home, but that he’d also be careful about not letting the dogs out! He showed me his samples, etc. and I was fairly certain I was in good hands. But it wasn’t until he unveiled the final result that I was totally blown away.

So, I had always envisioned this one wall in my home office with a “Napoleonic Bee” repeat. I have a thing for bees... don’t ask. All I can say is, WOW.

His eye for color, composition, and detail is beyond extraordinary. It was kinda incongruent b/c when you meet him, he doesn’t seem like he’d be THAT detail-oriented. OMG. His fine work was beyond masterful. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
— Sharon-Kate Sancer, Los Angeles, CA

I had Eric work his magic and fix a room that had damage due to peeling paint. He is very talented and each day I admire the work he did, which is like a piece of art. My only regret is that I didn’t have him spruce-up the entire place (which doesn’t really need repainting). I hear his lime wash is just incredible. It’s on my wish list and I will definitely be contacting him again to make my place decorator perfect.
— Tammy L. Santa Monica, CA

Eric was AWESOME!!  A truly gifted painter and visionary!  He helped us achieve the look we were going for!  The 3 car garage doors he painted are so beautiful people are always complimenting us on them.  We also had him do numerous jobs on our guest house and he fabulously textured and aged shutters for the front windows.  On top of his fabulous work ...he is truly a nice guy and reliable.  It was a pleasure to work with him and I can’t wait for him to get started on the next project!
— Miss R. Northridge, CA

Eric did a wonderful job on my apartment walls, in the living room and the bedroom. He used a technique called Lime Wash and now my place just glows! Very warm and elegant but also understated and natural looking - not at all “faux-y”. I will definitely recommend Eric. He knows what he’s doing.
— Tawny M. Santa Monica, CA

Not only did Eric do a superb job with the stain on our garage and entry doors.....his customer service skills are second-to-none! From the initial call where we reviewed what we needed to do, to setting up an appointment, his call prior to showing up for confirmation, and then showing up on time and completing our project on time (even with the heaviest rain throughout the entire process), it doesn’t get any better than this. We were truly impressed.  It goes without saying that I would highly recommend Eric. They don’t come any better.
— Stephen Longo, Thousand Oaks, CA

I was looking for a faux concrete finish on my stair case wall and I am so happy I found Eric. It was the best 2 days of sitting around watching the artist in action. He is professional, careful and concerned about my satisfaction. Job well done!!! It looks amazing! I recommend him.
— Julie V. San Pedro, CA

I hired Eric’s faux finishing to do some restoration work on my 1920’s Craftsman style home. He did an excellent job of matching the paint color on the walls and ceilings, he did some wonderful lime wash and milk painting and he also put in some beautiful period stencil borders in several rooms. He has a great sense of color and he knows what goes and what doesn’t!  He took a lot of the guess work out of it for us as far as the history of Arts and Crafts is concerned. All in all we are very happy with the work.
— Sydne Z. Long Beach, CA