About Us

About Santa Barbara Paint Depot

When brothers Art and Fernando Prado grew up in Santa Barbara, they never dreamed they’d be working together, let alone be the proud owners of a successful full-service paint store, Santa Barbara Paint Depot. With decades of knowledge and experience behind them, they have grown their local presence as well as their customer base.

The Prado family is well-known in the Santa Barbara community and their locally owned and operated Santa Barbara Paint Depot provides quality, service, selection, affordable prices, and friendly advice to the Santa Barbara community and beyond.

Unlike the traditional corporate paint stores, Santa Barbara Paint Depot welcomes their customers, contractors, professionals, and DIYers with contagious smiles, often knowing each person by name.

Earning the trust of our long-time customers is very important to us, and it’s our goal to make sure each and every customer knows he or she can count on us to provide the paint, stains, or accessories necessary to make their dream project come to fruition.

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Personal assistance selecting the right product for you project

Whether you are a Contractor, Designer, or DIYer, and have a question about paints, stains, or accessories, Art, Fernando, and their staff are at hand to personally assist you with the products that are just right for your architectural, commercial, industrial, or residential project.

With years of experience solving paint and stain issues, Santa Barbara Paint Depot can handle our customers’ problems better than anyone.

Our motto continues to be: “Do you have Paint questions? We have Paint answers!”

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A Focus on the Santa Barbara Community

The Prado family has deep roots in the Santa Barbara community, raising generation after generation of proud family members. In return, we support our community by patronizing the many stores, restaurants, shops, and eateries that make Santa Barbara the great town that draws populations from around the world.

Santa Barbara Paint Depot is proud to be a member of Haley Corridor, Santa Barbara’s home for local industries, arts, and eateries. The events sponsored by Haley Corridor bring the community together in support of the many diverse industries that reside on Haley.

Santa Barbara Paint Depot offers sales and service to the Santa Barbara community and beyond. We sell architectural, commercial, and industrial paint as well as Mohawk clear finishes, Woodkote stains, and airless repair.

We specialize in servicing the contractor, designer, DIYer, and industrial consumer using Benjamin Moore, Corona, Norton, Pro-Lux (formerly Sikkens), Titan, Graco, and interior and exterior stains.

Whatever your need, we have the experience, knowledge, and staff to assist you with choosing paints, stains, and any and all the accessories you might need to complete your job.



Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our customers by investing in our employees the knowledge and training necessary to exceed customer expectations and earn their business for a lifetime.

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Community Vision

We endeavor to provide a superior buying experience and quality inventory that enables contractors, designers, and DIYers to achieve the best results.


Core Values for Our Local Business

We value integrity, customer focus, and creativity; we respect highly-motivated people and team spirit; we positively support environmental matters, safety and our community.