Clayton Hubbard started painting houses as a summer job during high school. In his hometown of Syracuse, New York, he perfected his brush skills and honed his eye for color, learning patience with panicked clients when extreme weather threatened to damage their new paint jobs. Now firmly established in San Francisco, Hubbard enjoys the relative rarity of inclement weather, and his West Coast clients’ willingness to have low- and zero-VOC paints in their homes.