After reading several stellar online reviews for Black Pearl Custom Painting, I reached out to Mike for a staining estimate for my new deck. The deck was still under construction but far enough along that Mike was able to give me a quote, which was reasonable and within our budget. Anticipating the deck would be completed shortly, we agreed on a timeframe for staining. Unfortunately, there were several delays caused by the deck company, and I had to push back the staining timeline several times. Mike was wonderful throughout the whole process, reassuring me that he would do everything he could to work around my delays. Near the end of the deck construction, I had a personal deadline that was nearing (family visiting from out of town) but Mike still assured me he and his team would be able to complete the job. On the last day of deck construction, as the deck crew was packing up to leave, Mike and his crew showed up and started prepping. Aside from being incredibly flexible and extremely professional, Mike and his crew were amazingly efficient. I had expected the job to take two to three days but they were able to sand and stain my 400 sq ft deck and arbor in one day. The results are simply amazing…they transformed a plain deck into a thing of beauty. One of my main concerns going in was how they would work around my recessed hot tub and how careful they would be not to get excess stain on the house, concrete, hot tub, etc. I now realize I had no reason for concern. They protected my house and hot tub perfectly, just like Mike assured me they would. Throughout the entire process, Mike delivered as promised. He and his crew, in fact, far exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to partner with Mike and his crew for any future painting or staining needs.