About Me


I’m Daniel Van Allen, serving Ventura and Santa Barbara County for over 20 years as a specialist in custom painting, staining and finishing techniques.  (License # 665788)

I got my initial training at Faux Master Studio in Orange County, where I trained in areas relating to wall glazing, staining and finishes, and fine cabinet and furniture finishes. I have also  recently completed a class in 3-day advanced applicator training for American Clay.

Over the years my work has been seen on television shows such as “Melrose Place” and “Born Free,” where I provided custom treatments for sets. My work was also featured in People magazine, seen on TV commercials for Ethan Allen Furniture, and showcased in the annual Ventura County Design house project.

I specialize in staining without stripping existing wood, and I can show you that it is not always necessary to replace cabinets --they can be given a new life with a custom finish!

I have many customers in the entertainment and sports industries, and I work efficiently with interior designers, contractors and decor specialists. No matter what your vision is, I can help you realize it with a custom treatment for your walls, doors, ceiling, crown molding, cabinets, and furniture.

Please browse my image gallery and view samples of my work, or see shots from my work in Santa Barbara Magazine. Also view Design House..


No Job too big or small!

Serving LA through Santa Barbara Counties for all your painting and finishing needs.

~~~~ Dependable quality & craftsmanship Since 1978 ~~~~

VAN ALLEN’S PAINTING - 1dvarun@gmail.com ~ Cell (805) 795-9678