Top 10 House Painters in St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Certapro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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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 Classic Finishes LLC
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(101)
The best home painters are yours for the taking. Classic Finishes has painted many homes in its day, but the one we're most excited about painting is the one we're painting today. Your home could be that home. Know what you want? Great. We love to execute on a homeowner's vision. Not sure whether ...Read more about Classic Finishes LLC
The best home painters are yours for the taking. Classic Finishes has painted many homes in its day, but the one we're most excited about painting is the one we're painting today. Your home could be that home. Know what you want? Great. We love to execute on a homeowner's vision. Not sure whether ...Read more about Classic Finishes LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Painting
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(86)
Hi we're BLUE Painting! Our focus is to make the experience of hiring a house painter enjoyable; enriching our customer's lives and living spaces. We've been running home service businesses for 10+ years and understand the process you endure as a homeowner vetting and hiring a contractor. We'v...Read more about Blue Painting
Hi we're BLUE Painting! Our focus is to make the experience of hiring a house painter enjoyable; enriching our customer's lives and living spaces. We've been running home service businesses for 10+ years and understand the process you endure as a homeowner vetting and hiring a contractor. We'v...Read more about Blue Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Huisinga Painting & Decorating, LLC
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(7)
"Having been very pleased with the result when Tim painted the outside of our house, we hired him to paint our kitchen. It required some skim coating because the walls were not very smooth after stripping wallpaper several years ago. The walls now look great. He also saved us money by spray paint...Read more about Huisinga Painting & Decorating, LLC
"Having been very pleased with the result when Tim painted the outside of our house, we hired him to paint our kitchen. It required some skim coating because the walls were not very smooth after stripping wallpaper several years ago. The walls now look great. He also saved us money by spray paint...Read more about Huisinga Painting & Decorating, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Lake Painting
Painters
Serves St. Paul, 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 Lasting Impressions  LLC
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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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 BrushStrokes Painting
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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OUR MISSION Throughout the last 18 years the BrushStrokes team has always striven to be as detail-oriented as possible to ensure that the finished product will be aesthetically pleasing and last for many years. Call us at 651-230-1272, or write to us online by filling out the form here. We will rep...Read more about BrushStrokes Painting
OUR MISSION Throughout the last 18 years the BrushStrokes team has always striven to be as detail-oriented as possible to ensure that the finished product will be aesthetically pleasing and last for many years. Call us at 651-230-1272, or write to us online by filling out the form here. We will rep...Read more about BrushStrokes Painting
Porch Pro Headshot LUME PAINTING LLC
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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Lume started in 2005 by Luis Puentes wanting to follow the American dream to meet each customer in different areas such as residential, commercial, industrial and remodeling. After working painting in the best companies in Minnesota decided to start his own business taking into account the good and ...Read more about LUME PAINTING LLC
Lume started in 2005 by Luis Puentes wanting to follow the American dream to meet each customer in different areas such as residential, commercial, industrial and remodeling. After working painting in the best companies in Minnesota decided to start his own business taking into account the good and ...Read more about LUME PAINTING LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Perzhu Construction, LLC
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(7)
We provide complete interior and exterior remodeling services to our customers at a fair and competitive price while exceeding their expectations in quality and achieving high levels of satisfaction by maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relation...Read more about Perzhu Construction, LLC
We provide complete interior and exterior remodeling services to our customers at a fair and competitive price while exceeding their expectations in quality and achieving high levels of satisfaction by maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relation...Read more about Perzhu Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot 3 AM LLC
Painters
Serves St. Paul, 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

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 St. Paul 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
6193

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

I was very happy with Brushstrokes. Tom was easy to work with, detail oriented, and the exterior of our house looked great afterwards.

6218

Always excellent work by Brushstrokes! Tom easy to work with, detail oriented, has good color sense, cleans up each day, is on time and budget. Will hire his services in the future.

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
24487

I spoke with Tim today, and even though he wasn't available to do my job (I needed it done within 24 hours), he took the time to talk me through the job. Extremely nice and extremely helpful! I would totally call this guy again.

- Steve Venable
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I ended up cancelling my project but the response time was

- Mike Meyer
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Everything You Need to Know About St. Paul House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in St. Paul?

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

  • Steve Buchanan Painting LLC:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Craig Walter Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Fresh Coat Painters Eden Prairie:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best Painters in St. Paul?

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

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 St. Paul, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Spectrum Painting Company LLC
    • Location: St. Paul
  • Timothy's Quality Painting
    • Location: St. Paul
  • Polo Painting
    • Location: St. Paul
    • Been in business since: 2005

How does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in St. Paul?

Every project differs, but you should ask any painter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any painting services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for painters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your painter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the painter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All House Painters in St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Wold Home Improvement
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
(5)
For professional help with your home improvement projects, feel free to reach me directly at 715-3o8-5o28
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For professional help with your home improvement projects, feel free to reach me directly at 715-3o8-5o28
Porch Pro Headshot Luke's Painting
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Luke's Painting is a painting company located in Saint Paul, Mn. Luke's Painting offers painting services for the surrounding Saint Paul, MN area.
Luke's Painting is a painting company located in Saint Paul, Mn. Luke's Painting offers painting services for the surrounding Saint Paul, MN area.
Porch Pro Headshot Heritage Painting Inc.
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Universal Construction CO.
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Serves St. Paul, 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 American Eagles Construction Co.
Painters
Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Top quality and professional job, on Commercial, residential and all type Storm damages repair, serving to all Minnesota community.
Top quality and professional job, on Commercial, residential and all type Storm damages repair, serving to all Minnesota community.
Porch Pro Headshot Larry s Painting
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Highland Park Painters
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Rebirth Pro Painting LLC
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
We turn ugly old rooms into a entertainment room once again. With our skills an knowledge we take your vision an make it a reality
We turn ugly old rooms into a entertainment room once again. With our skills an knowledge we take your vision an make it a reality
Porch Pro Headshot Pinta Pinta Pinta
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Revitalized Home Painting LLC
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Exterior Experts
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Grand Painting Co.
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Ultimate Painting Solutions
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Serves St. Paul, Minnesota

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