About Brett Nielsen

Brett Nielsen , owner, operator, licensed and insured contractor (CA Lic # 676493) has over 24 years experience in faux finishes, interior/exterior painting (residential and commercial) and restoration. Originally from Washington State, Brett moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1983 where he pursued his passion and love of painting.

He met and married his wife of 20 years, Colleen. Together they envisioned Nielsen Custom Finishes, Inc., a company that strives to provide the best quality, customer service, care and finished product: “Old World Craftsmanship Using New World Technologies.”

Brett has worked throughout California, including the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, also completing special projects in Southern California, Montana and Washington State. He’s studied at The Day Studio of San Francisco, holds an Artisan degree and always continues his education in new and innovative painting and faux techniques.