Top 10 House Painters in Minneapolis, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Home Drywall and Painting, LLC
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home Drywall and Painting has been serving the greater twin cities area for the past 10 years, specializing in drywall and painting. Our drywall and painting specialists have the experience and customer service you need on your project. Home Drywall and Painting can successfully help you with any d...Read more about Home Drywall and Painting, LLC
Home Drywall and Painting has been serving the greater twin cities area for the past 10 years, specializing in drywall and painting. Our drywall and painting specialists have the experience and customer service you need on your project. Home Drywall and Painting can successfully help you with any d...Read more about Home Drywall and Painting, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Certapro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(141)
Hello, I am Jose Oller, owner of your local CertaPro Painters – Minneapolis South and St. Louis Park. I first came to the US in 1979, learned English at Hamline, and in 1983 received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I returned to Venezuela, my home countr...Read more about Certapro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis
Hello, I am Jose Oller, owner of your local CertaPro Painters – Minneapolis South and St. Louis Park. I first came to the US in 1979, learned English at Hamline, and in 1983 received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I returned to Venezuela, my home countr...Read more about Certapro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis
Porch Pro Headshot Krugens Handy Services
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(20)
"Hired Josh to do a bathroom remodel, he suggested using real subway tile rather than the fiberglass shower insert. And he was totally right. I think the value of the bathroom is much better. He did a great job. He is also very tuned in to what the customer wants is willing to come back if there ar...Read more about Krugens Handy Services
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"Hired Josh to do a bathroom remodel, he suggested using real subway tile rather than the fiberglass shower insert. And he was totally right. I think the value of the bathroom is much better. He did a great job. He is also very tuned in to what the customer wants is willing to come back if there ar...Read more about Krugens Handy Services
Porch Pro Headshot Webster's Quality Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(25)
"I reached out to Webster's Quality Painting for a couple of projects to put my house in a better position to sell. The attention to detail and quality of work was second to none and the cost of all projects were more than reasonable. I would not hesitate to reach out to them on any future project. ...Read more about Webster's Quality Painting LLC
"I reached out to Webster's Quality Painting for a couple of projects to put my house in a better position to sell. The attention to detail and quality of work was second to none and the cost of all projects were more than reasonable. I would not hesitate to reach out to them on any future project. ...Read more about Webster's Quality Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Lake Painting
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(9)
Completing your painting project fast, clean and stress free with the high quality finish at a competitive price you expect. Located in Tampa and Minneapolis, striving to be the leader in residential, industrial and commercial painting--our residential division works at a professional level above th...Read more about Blue Lake Painting
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Completing your painting project fast, clean and stress free with the high quality finish at a competitive price you expect. Located in Tampa and Minneapolis, striving to be the leader in residential, industrial and commercial painting--our residential division works at a professional level above th...Read more about Blue Lake Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Craig Walter Painting
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(3)
With over 30 years' experience in the painting profession, Craig Walter Painting based in Rogers offers a range of reliable services for customers throughout the Twin Cities. We value our customers and take great pride in delivering an efficient and reliable service for a great price. Over the years...Read more about Craig Walter Painting
With over 30 years' experience in the painting profession, Craig Walter Painting based in Rogers offers a range of reliable services for customers throughout the Twin Cities. We value our customers and take great pride in delivering an efficient and reliable service for a great price. Over the years...Read more about Craig Walter Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Lasting Impressions  LLC
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(4)
At Lasting Impressions, we are focused on providing elite services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do EVERYTHING we can to meet and exceed your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. What sets Lasting Impres...Read more about Lasting Impressions LLC
At Lasting Impressions, we are focused on providing elite services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do EVERYTHING we can to meet and exceed your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. What sets Lasting Impres...Read more about Lasting Impressions LLC
Porch Pro Headshot 3 AM LLC
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(8)
Feel at home. Hang it. Tape it. Coat it. Sand it. Paint it. Simple. Taking joy in a job well done. 3 AM LLC
Feel at home. Hang it. Tape it. Coat it. Sand it. Paint it. Simple. Taking joy in a job well done. 3 AM LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Mike Johnson Painting, LLC
Painters
Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
(5)
Mike Johnson Painting is an owner-operated, full-service painting company with more than 25 years experience and customer satisfaction is our goal. Mike Johnson Painting specializes in residential interior and exterior projects. Our painting services include interior/exterior paint work, staining, ...Read more about Mike Johnson Painting, LLC
Mike Johnson Painting is an owner-operated, full-service painting company with more than 25 years experience and customer satisfaction is our goal. Mike Johnson Painting specializes in residential interior and exterior projects. Our painting services include interior/exterior paint work, staining, ...Read more about Mike Johnson Painting, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Tiny Sandman's Lawn Snow Painting & Construction Services
The name Tiny Sandman comes from two of founder Michael Andersons nicknames. He earned the name Sandman while playing in the local parks as a boy and its a reminder of playing sports outside and hanging out with friends. Tiny stuck in his early 20s when he grew up to be anything but tiny. Together t...Read more about Tiny Sandman's Lawn Snow Painting & Construction Services
The name Tiny Sandman comes from two of founder Michael Andersons nicknames. He earned the name Sandman while playing in the local parks as a boy and its a reminder of playing sports outside and hanging out with friends. Tiny stuck in his early 20s when he grew up to be anything but tiny. Together t...Read more about Tiny Sandman's Lawn Snow Painting & Construction Services

Frequently asked questions about house painters

There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint in a new home. You can transform rooms with a change of color, and fresh paint breathes new life into an older home. Costs for painting homes vary. It depends on the rate of labor and on the type of paint you use. Most of the cost comes from the size of the home. The more square footage you need painted, the more expensive the job will be.

The average cost for painter services in a home is estimated at $3,500. On the low side, you can expect to pay $1,200 and $6,500 on the high side. These estimates assume you have a one-story home with around 1,000 square feet of wall to paint. More stories will mean higher costs.

The price is usually divided up into materials and labor. Labor tends to make up 85% of a job, but this can vary depending on the contractor. Most contractors charge between $2 - $6 / square foot. This calculates interior painting jobs with two coats of paint. For more specific paint jobs, such as doors or cabinets, you can expect to be charged $50 - $100 / door or drawer face.

Some contractors have different models of payment, which you may discover when looking up “painting companies near me” or “house painters near me.” You can be charged per room, which averages around $800 - $1,200 for a bedroom, and as high as $3,000 for a living room or similar large space. Some painters may choose to bill hourly, which can range from $20 - $50 / hour for basic painting, and $100 / hour or higher for specialty painting. A skilled painter should be able to cover between 150 – 350 square feet/hour but don’t forget to factor in prep time, clean up, and both coats of paint needed.

The cost of painting a home's exterior is far more variable, depending on your siding. Some sidings (like stucco) can cost up to $3,000 / 1,000 square feet, and that cost can rise if there are multiple stories. Weather can also play a major factor, which is why local painters are in high demand during the summer months. Vinyl siding expands and contracts depending on weather, so you’ll want a latex-based paint that is durable to these changes. For wood siding, latex is always a good option for allowing wood to breathe. Beware acrylic or oil-based paints, as these can create moisture stains. If you have stucco siding, you can go with latex, but it’s not your best option if the walls are damaged. Elastomeric paint will cover those imperfections while still being breathable. This paint is thick and time-consuming to apply. If you have brick siding, you’ll want a porous stain or paint so water doesn’t get trapped inside.

Siding is the biggest factor to cost, as prep and materials needed to do the job correctly can raise the price. Brick and stucco are the most expensive, while metal, wood, vinyl, and concrete tend to be on the lower end. Extra stories mean extra work for the painter, as safety measures and ladders need to be implemented. Painting a second or third story of a home takes longer than painting a single story based on logistics. It’s not just the walls, either. You may want to paint the garage, the shutters, the eaves and downspouts, and the siding and trim.

Your brand of paint can alter costs, as well as the cost of your finish. Flat paint tends to be the cheapest, but is also the least durable. Mid-range finishes, including eggshell and satin, can be good choices, depending on what you’re looking for. Semi-gloss finish will showcase imperfections and dents but is also resistant to cleaning. High-gloss is the most expensive type of finish and is recommended for small areas, such as trim, windows, and doors. While it is possible to DIY your home’s exterior, a professional comes with all the needed materials and is knowledgeable about what will work best and how to stay safe on the job. They are worth serious consideration.

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding. Years ago, this answer was no because paint continued to slide off the siding. We’ve come a long way since then. The best paint for vinyl is latex urethane paint, as it can cope with the constant contracting and expanding of the siding. Many paint companies create paint specifically designed for siding.

Painting vinyl is similar to painting other exteriors. You’ll want to coat it with primer (something designed for vinyl) and use a brush for the tricky spots. Otherwise, you can use a roller and cover a lot of ground. Once you have the primer, add the topcoat. Vinyl has one more caveat that you should be aware of. Dark colors tend to trap a lot of heat. Most vinyl paints will be light colors as a result, so it reflects heat rather than absorbs it. Weather can be a factor in painting vinyl, and the best weather is overcast, comfortable conditions. Sun, humidity, direct heat, and wind are not your friends when it comes to painting vinyl. You’ll want to ensure that painting your siding doesn’t void its warranty before you begin.

As with any painting, you’ll want to ensure you clean the area thoroughly first. For vinyl, a pressure washer is the best choice. You’ll want to find a recipe that tackles mold and mildew or buy a TSP solution. Mold and mildew tend to get between the paint and the siding, so it’s imperative you deal with them before you paint.

The quick answer is 350 – 400 square feet. This is generally true of wall, ceiling, and trim paint. Primer tends to go less, giving you 250 square feet on average. If you’re painting a dark room with a light color, you may need more primer coats, so keep that in mind. Be aware that fresh drywall is extremely porous and may absorb more paint than expected. Most drywall tends to arrive pre-primed, but be ready if it isn’t. If you have a textured wall (think popcorn ceilings, for example), you should use 20% more paint. If you need to paint 100 square feet of ceiling, it’s recommended you buy enough paint to cover 120 square feet to make up for the texture. You can stretch your paint with the correct tools. A nine-inch roller usually gives the best results for a coat of paint. For textured walls, consider a 1/2-inch nap over a 3/8-inch nap.

Let’s dive into the math. You know how much paint you need per square foot, but how do you calculate that square footage? First, measure the height of every wall, and add it together. Then, do the same for the length of each wall. Multiply those two numbers together, and you have the square footage. If you divide that number by 400 (how much a gallon of paint should cover), you know how many gallons you need to buy. This works for trim and doors as well. Multiply the total lengths and widths together, and divide it by 400. It’s never a bad idea to round up or ensure you have extra paint left over. You may need it for touch-ups or if a specific section requires more paint than you anticipated. It’s better to have too much than too little and have the hardware store mix you more paint. What if the color is off by even a slight bit? That’s a frustration you can easily avoid.

No, you can’t use exterior paint inside. Exterior paint is designed to hold up against weather extremes and, as such, contains more VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These compounds were not designed for enclosed spaces; they can smell funky and release toxins that might make you or your pets sick. Exterior paint doesn’t settle in a short amount of time. In cold weather, exterior paint could continually release those toxins for a month or more. In warmer weather, this timeframe may be reduced to weeks. The process of releasing these toxins is called curing. Most professionals will wear masks when painting outside for this reason.

Exterior paint is softer by nature. It needs to be able to breathe and contract or expand with the home. It doesn’t stand up as well to the wear and tear that interior paint deals with on a daily basis. While all paint contains mildewcides and fungicides, the ingredients in exterior and interior paint are very different. The VOCs are needed in both paints to hold the pigment in. If you use exterior paint on indoor surfaces, ventilation is your first concern. This becomes a greater concern when spraying paint instead of rolling it, as spraying it makes it airborne that much quicker.

VOCs can cause lightheadedness, headaches, nausea, irritated eyes and throat, and respiratory issues. This can be an even greater hazard for those with compromised immune systems. Exterior and interior paints are vastly different, so you shouldn’t combine them. It compromises the quality of both paints. Plus, exterior paint isn’t designed to look good inside. Both varieties of paint are highly specialized, and you’ll likely regret using them where they are not intended.

The average cost to paint a 12x12 room is $650, with $400 being on the low end and $900 on the high end. Several factors can change these costs or cause them to rise. If you need drywall or plaster repaired before the job, that will cost time and effort. The higher your walls rise, the more time or paint it might take to finish the job. If you want to use designer paints, you may spend more on the materials. Your cost will also change based on the finish you choose.

Square footage is the most important consideration when factoring the price of a room. A large room, such as a living room, will cost more than a small bedroom or bathroom. Kitchens tend to cost the most since the painting is specific. They require far more attention to detail when you consider backsplashes, cabinets, and trims. Textured walls can add to that cost since it eats up more materials. Different types of paint can change the cost as well. On average, eggshell, satin, and flat are the cheapest paints. Matte, semi-gloss, latex, and oil are mid-range and all competitively priced. High-gloss paint is expensive and best used on small surfaces like trims.

You have the option to do the work yourself, of course. Be aware that it’s never as simple as splashing paint on the walls. You’ll need to purchase all the required materials, such as brushes, painter’s tape, rollers, trays, and plastic to prevent spillage. You’ll need to clean the walls and remove outlet covers and switch plates. Once that’s done, you can use painter’s tape on all the edges and then start. The big question you will need to ask yourself is whether you have the time. Painters are efficient, have all the tools, and do the job constantly. They will know immediately the best way to handle it.

Now that you know the scope of your project in terms of cost and effort, you can start dreaming in color.

Recent reviews for Minneapolis Painters

131911

If it was zero stars I'll put 0. I got terrible experience with this company!!! I had some project in my house (walls and ceiling). Even small kid would notice how bad their job was done. Totally unprofessional!!!! I hired another people to fix everything...

- Ihor Vikhrenko
39190

Kristeen and her crew are more than outstanding. we utilized them for not only a larger painting job, walls and ceiling. they were more than efficient, professional and courteous. We later went to utilized them for a custom canvas painting that turned out...

- Keely Schuenke
107879

Blue Lake Coatings refinished the exterior of our rental properties. Very satisfied with the work performed. They even came back one week after the job was completely done to check the site. Thanks Roger and Blue Lake Coatings.

- Michael Lake
203588

Poor quality they didn't even prep the house before painting it. Then when i told them that there was dirt on the house and they were just painting over it and he said a little dirt don't hurt. They won't answer me back any more to fix there mistakes. I e...

- Anthony kegel
107471

I had hail damage on the exterior of my home. Blue Lake showed up on time, provided professional service and did a great job

- marissa Matthes
206735

Poor work, very poor service, unrelisble. didnt complete job .. stay away

- Richard Huffman
22136

Mike does an excellent job! Thorough and quality work!

- Mike Brewer
22083

Very happy with job done on my porch, the crew very professional on their work and good price, will recommend them for a job well done, thanks.

- Alex Velasquez
22858

Mike does professional work and it was a pleasure to have him paint my home. Sarah B

- Sarah Conrad
22071

They did a wonderful job with all of our moving projects. I would highly recommend them for their professionalism and quality work

- Beth Schrader
22285

Mike & his team does a nice, thorough job!

- Sarah Gorham
24604

Mike provided a great job at a reasonable price.

Everything You Need to Know About Minneapolis House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Minneapolis?

We do our best to screen all of our painters. However, there are still some painter professionals in Minneapolis that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Minneapolis or MN. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering painting services:

  • Larry s Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Paris Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
  • Woodys Painting:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best Painters in Minneapolis?

We've found 50 painter providers that are available to you in Minneapolis.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some painter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your painting services work than others. Talk to multiple painters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for painting services work in Minneapolis, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • FB CUSTOM PAINTING CO LLC
    • Location: Minneapolis
  • CertaPro Painters Of Minnetonka
    • Location: Minneapolis
  • ProTect Painters Of SW Minneapolis
    • Location: Minneapolis

What Minneapolis zip codes are served by Painters?

Minneapolis has 50 total Painter companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Minneapolis with the most Painters:

  • 1 Painters in 55422.
    • 2 Painters in 55404.
      • 1 Painters in 55402.

      All House Painters in Minneapolis, MN

      Porch Pro Headshot Emmadian Home Remodel
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      (4)
      "I had Emmadian come out to tear out some drywall for a proper inwall routing of cables for my media room. He was prompt, responsive, and completed the job to specification at a reasonable rate. I highly recommend Emmadian for any drywall projects."
      "I had Emmadian come out to tear out some drywall for a proper inwall routing of cables for my media room. He was prompt, responsive, and completed the job to specification at a reasonable rate. I highly recommend Emmadian for any drywall projects."
      Porch Pro Headshot Greg A Wilson
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Former General Contractor doing remodels and handyman work for over 30 years on customer and owned property. Available in the Twin Cities 9 county metro area.
      Former General Contractor doing remodels and handyman work for over 30 years on customer and owned property. Available in the Twin Cities 9 county metro area.
      Porch Pro Headshot Heritage Painting Inc.
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      (8)
      Porch Pro Headshot Universal Construction CO.
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      We are specialized on drywall Plastering for industrial Comercial and residential
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      We are specialized on drywall Plastering for industrial Comercial and residential
      Porch Pro Headshot Urban Refurbishment, LLC
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      We are a full service general contractor with a focus on remodel and additions. We also perform our own window/siding work, carpentry and painting. Licensed and insured.
      We are a full service general contractor with a focus on remodel and additions. We also perform our own window/siding work, carpentry and painting. Licensed and insured.
      Porch Pro Headshot Right Price Painters & Handyman
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Experiencing complications with chipped paint? Right Price Painters & Handyman is one of Minneapolis's best choices for a painting company.
      Experiencing complications with chipped paint? Right Price Painters & Handyman is one of Minneapolis's best choices for a painting company.
      Porch Pro Headshot G A A Painting LLC
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Porch Pro Headshot Different Strokes Painting
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      We have been in business since 2005 . I look forward to working with you to make your home or business look amazing. Services Offered: Interior & Exterior Painting, Drywall Repair, Wallpaper Removal, Custom Staining, Varnishing, & Enameling. Ceiling Texture, Removal & Repair.
      We have been in business since 2005 . I look forward to working with you to make your home or business look amazing. Services Offered: Interior & Exterior Painting, Drywall Repair, Wallpaper Removal, Custom Staining, Varnishing, & Enameling. Ceiling Texture, Removal & Repair.
      Porch Pro Headshot Northside Painting & Remodeling
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      At Northside Painting & Remodeling, we guarantee quality results. With over 15 years of painting & remodeling experience, it is our goal to make sure that you are completely satisfied and delighted with our work. We have experience in many facets of remodeling but we currently specialize in two ar...Read more about Northside Painting & Remodeling
      At Northside Painting & Remodeling, we guarantee quality results. With over 15 years of painting & remodeling experience, it is our goal to make sure that you are completely satisfied and delighted with our work. We have experience in many facets of remodeling but we currently specialize in two ar...Read more about Northside Painting & Remodeling
      Porch Pro Headshot The Painting Guru
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Porch Pro Headshot HOLLIDAY CONSTRUCTION INC
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Holliday Construction is a general contractor that provides residential construction, pergola construction, and sunroom construction. They are located in Minneapolis.
      Holliday Construction is a general contractor that provides residential construction, pergola construction, and sunroom construction. They are located in Minneapolis.
      Porch Pro Headshot Ironwood Painting
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Porch Pro Headshot Voss Painting & Restoration LLC
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Porch Pro Headshot The Spectrum LLC
      Painters
      Serves Minneapolis, Minnesota

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