Paul Linden - Bio

Paul LindenPaul Linden, Principal of Accent Painting Inc, originally hails from New York. He graduated with a Civil Engineering degree but soon moved to San Diego and became involved with cabinet finishing and the application of specialized marine coatings for yachts and the sport fishing industry.

In 1982 Paul received California state contractors license number 421679 and founded Accent Painting Inc.

In 1998 paul married his long time girlfriend Eileen Stewart, who Paul fondly terms "the better half of Accent Painting".

Some of the more recent milestone projects achieved by Accent Painting include:

  • The interior painting and exterior painting of Beech Towers in downtown San Diego, a 9 story high rise residential condo project. Paul was hired for his expertise with high rise swing stage work and knowledge of elastomeric coatings.
  • A 1.3 million contract to complete a 22,000 s.f. home in Rancho Santa Fe.
  • Completion of the new Eddie V's restaurant in downtown La Jolla on Prospect st. Paul was hired to restore the large exposed beams that were severely damaged by termites. After sandblasting the company filled the damaged areas with epoxy tinted to the wood color and hand carved the deep grain pattern to match existing. Some advance faux-finishing techniques blended the repairs, leaving the restored beams looking like new.
  • The finishing of 18,000 lineal feet of Sapele mahogany moldings and faux finished maple doors, trim and fixtures for the new Amay's restaurant in la Jolla on Prospect Ave.

We excel in the preparation before the painting and attention to detail. The jobs that find Accent Painting are the ones that frequently require in depth knowledge of all phases of construction, cabinet finishing, matching colors and the creativity to find just the right solution or product to exceed our clients expectations

Written Contracts are a Must

Reputable contractors will usually provide a written contract. This contract should clearly lay out the scope of the work to be performed. It include surfaces to be painted, application methods and surface preparation, timelines and payment. The contract also serves to protect both you and the contractor.

Verify References

Ask for references. Follow up with phone calls. Ask references if they know of other work the contractor performed. Find out if contractor and employees were respectful and whether they felt secure if inside work was done. The references you select should have been engaged in projects of a similar size and scope to what you are planning.


Discuss any guarantee or warranties. Even the best coatings have a finite lifetime so beware of the "Lifetime Guarantee". Usually the contractor is betting they won't be around that long. Do ask about the manufacturer's warranty on the coatings to be used on your project. Remember you are looking for long-term durability from the paint job. High quality products are just as critical as the performance of the contractor.