Top 10 House Painters in Stillwater, MN

Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(113)
We are your local CertaPro Painters in Minnetonka. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and integrity. We do both residential and commercial spaces and can take on interior and exterior projects. As part of the largest painting company in the country, we deliver the highest quality painting p...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka
We are your local CertaPro Painters in Minnetonka. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and integrity. We do both residential and commercial spaces and can take on interior and exterior projects. As part of the largest painting company in the country, we deliver the highest quality painting p...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka
Porch Pro Headshot Wholesale Windows and Cabinets Direct
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(8)
"Super knowledgeable with the project my boyfriend and i asked him to do. He knows alot about the work he does and was very quick to come out and do it. We would definitely hire him again for another project, for sure. "
"Super knowledgeable with the project my boyfriend and i asked him to do. He knows alot about the work he does and was very quick to come out and do it. We would definitely hire him again for another project, for sure. "
Porch Pro Headshot Cedar Tone Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(32)
"I hired Cedar Tone Painting to paint the interior of my house. 8 different colors! Garrett was great to work with and his crew did an awesome job. I couldn’t be happier. The edging of all these colors is perfect. I would definitely recommend and hire them again."
"I hired Cedar Tone Painting to paint the interior of my house. 8 different colors! Garrett was great to work with and his crew did an awesome job. I couldn’t be happier. The edging of all these colors is perfect. I would definitely recommend and hire them again."
Porch Pro Headshot Lake Area Painting & Decorating, Inc.
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(53)
Lake Area Painting & Decorating, Inc. is one of Minnesota's premier house painting contractors. We believe that becuase every home is distinctive to its owner, every job we do demands that we provide a "memorable" painting experience, from our initial interview with the client to how we leave the j...Read more about Lake Area Painting & Decorating, Inc.
Lake Area Painting & Decorating, Inc. is one of Minnesota's premier house painting contractors. We believe that becuase every home is distinctive to its owner, every job we do demands that we provide a "memorable" painting experience, from our initial interview with the client to how we leave the j...Read more about Lake Area Painting & Decorating, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Huisinga Painting & Decorating, LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(7)
Huisinga Painting & Decorating is a handyman company. They are committed to providing Minneapolis with outstanding painting and flooring.
Huisinga Painting & Decorating is a handyman company. They are committed to providing Minneapolis with outstanding painting and flooring.
Porch Pro Headshot Twin City Home Care
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(1)
TCHC provides a variety of services to fit your needs. From Snow Removal to Painting and General Handyman Service.
TCHC provides a variety of services to fit your needs. From Snow Removal to Painting and General Handyman Service.
Porch Pro Headshot Svoboda Painting
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(21)
Svoboda Painting is a painting company located in Coon Rapids. They provide residential and commercial interior and exterior painting, old home restoration wall and ceiling repair, deck refinishing, trim work and more. Svoboda Painting is accredited by the BBB. Get a better looking job that will la...Read more about Svoboda Painting
Svoboda Painting is a painting company located in Coon Rapids. They provide residential and commercial interior and exterior painting, old home restoration wall and ceiling repair, deck refinishing, trim work and more. Svoboda Painting is accredited by the BBB. Get a better looking job that will la...Read more about Svoboda Painting
Porch Pro Headshot ProTect Painters
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Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
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ProTect Painters provides professional interior and exterior painting and accompanying services to St Paul North area homeowners and businesses. Licensed, insured and EPA lead certified, your local owners, Del and Janet Simonson, are hands-on and accessible throughout the project. Our experienced pa...Read more about ProTect Painters
ProTect Painters provides professional interior and exterior painting and accompanying services to St Paul North area homeowners and businesses. Licensed, insured and EPA lead certified, your local owners, Del and Janet Simonson, are hands-on and accessible throughout the project. Our experienced pa...Read more about ProTect Painters
Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Saint Paul
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(1)
Serving customers painting needs in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Shoreview, Roseville, Blaine, Stillwater, Woodbury, Cottage Grove and the Surrounding Areas Superior Interior / Exterior Painting, Wood Staining & Maintenance, Drywall Repair & Wall / Ceiling Texturing; Repair / Conceal Smoke & Water Damag...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Saint Paul
Serving customers painting needs in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Shoreview, Roseville, Blaine, Stillwater, Woodbury, Cottage Grove and the Surrounding Areas Superior Interior / Exterior Painting, Wood Staining & Maintenance, Drywall Repair & Wall / Ceiling Texturing; Repair / Conceal Smoke & Water Damag...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Saint Paul
Porch Pro Headshot Perfect Line Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Professional and licensed painting contractor who puts you first. We are net and high end. Call us today for a free estimate. You wont regret choosing us!
Professional and licensed painting contractor who puts you first. We are net and high end. Call us today for a free estimate. You wont regret choosing us!

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 Stillwater Painters

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I called Chris for an estimate on front door repair. He was over a few hours later and instead of giving me a quote, he spent 15 minutes and fixed the door. Because it was such a quick fix for him, he didn't even charge me a penny. Unbelievable. Needl...

- Ryan Horton
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Great job. Very personable, very professional. They were on time, stayed on track, and were reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend Chris Randall Handyman services.

- Pat Leavitt
124233

Our basketball hoop was stuck at a low position. Chris came right away and raised it for us and plans to come back to fix it so we can move it ourselves next time. Thanks, Chris!

- Rory Boll
23294

Chris was top-notch. He was upfront with is estimate and was it was on point at the completion of my project. He was timely, and able to schedule and complete my project in just a few days. He was courteous and pleasant. He also gave a recommended course ...

- Molly Lahr
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Chris arrived on time, listened as I explained what I needed him to do and got to work immediately. Once he started, he never stopped until he was done 3 hours later. He cleaned the cedar wood on our screened porch and restored it back to its original b...

- Sharon Kittle
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In April 2019, James painted our stairwell and 2nd floor hallway. He also installed a small area of vinyl flooring in the basement. Both projects were much appreciated. Our choosing and purchasing materials beforehand was easy, with James picking up produ...

- Patrick K Riley
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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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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 g...

- Pamela A.
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Had our exterior done. Our neighbor recommended them. Had a great experience. We has some touch ups and they came back and fixed them. We will call them again.

- John schwartz

Everything You Need to Know About Stillwater House Painters

I’m searching for Painters servicing my zip code in Stillwater.

Many painters provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Stillwater. Browse through a sample of the Painters in Stillwater below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful painting services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Heidi Olen Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55128
  • CMB Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55112 and 55301
  • G R's Painting & Repair:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 55415 and 55129

If you weren't able to find the right painter company that services your Stillwater zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Stillwater.

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Stillwater?

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

  • ProColor Dimension LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Thorson Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • All Done Painting, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in Stillwater?

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 Stillwater, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Frostbite Furniture
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
(38)
At Frostbite Furniture, if it's made out of wood we can either make it or restore it.
At Frostbite Furniture, if it's made out of wood we can either make it or restore it.
Porch Pro Headshot Arias Painters LLC.
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Arias Painters LLC is a family owned company, fully insured with Workers Comp. and Liability insurance. As well as low prices.
Arias Painters LLC is a family owned company, fully insured with Workers Comp. and Liability insurance. As well as low prices.
Porch Pro Headshot Universal Construction CO.
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
We are specialized on drywall Plastering for industrial Comercial and residential
100% response rate
We are specialized on drywall Plastering for industrial Comercial and residential
Porch Pro Headshot Nathan Svejkousky
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Simple,...find out what needs to be done, when it needs to be done by remembering to keep in good communication with the homeowner:realistically on occasion problems can and do arise, but not much can get in the way with effective communication!
Simple,...find out what needs to be done, when it needs to be done by remembering to keep in good communication with the homeowner:realistically on occasion problems can and do arise, but not much can get in the way with effective communication!
Porch Pro Headshot Arcand Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Hi, my name is Erik Arcand. Owner/operator of Arcand Painting LLC. I have 15+ years of painting experience. We offer high quality interior/exterior painting at affordable price. The thing that sets us apart from other companies is we use only the best materials and attention to detail. We will never...Read more about Arcand Painting LLC
Hi, my name is Erik Arcand. Owner/operator of Arcand Painting LLC. I have 15+ years of painting experience. We offer high quality interior/exterior painting at affordable price. The thing that sets us apart from other companies is we use only the best materials and attention to detail. We will never...Read more about Arcand Painting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Adams Paint
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
We are a friendly family owned local painting company. We provide direct owner contact as the owners Joe and Sarah Adams do many of our painting projects themselves. We are an insured painting company and operate throughout the entire Twin Cities Metro Area and surrounding suburbs. We give a percent...Read more about Adams Paint
We are a friendly family owned local painting company. We provide direct owner contact as the owners Joe and Sarah Adams do many of our painting projects themselves. We are an insured painting company and operate throughout the entire Twin Cities Metro Area and surrounding suburbs. We give a percent...Read more about Adams Paint
Porch Pro Headshot TM painting llc.    Tmpainter.com
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
TM Painting LLC you’ll experience hassle-free, efficient projects with clear communications. Our experience eliminates the hassles common with most painting projects by ensuring the contract agreement is fulfilled to your satisfaction.
TM Painting LLC you’ll experience hassle-free, efficient projects with clear communications. Our experience eliminates the hassles common with most painting projects by ensuring the contract agreement is fulfilled to your satisfaction.
Porch Pro Headshot Twin Cities Pro Painting & Drywall
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
family owned an operated since 2003. We take pride in every job we are on an strive at giving the customer what they want. No matter the job from matching paint to a color you already have , to getting rid of that out dated popcorn cieling an finishing it with knock down. Here at tcppd we got your b...Read more about Twin Cities Pro Painting & Drywall
family owned an operated since 2003. We take pride in every job we are on an strive at giving the customer what they want. No matter the job from matching paint to a color you already have , to getting rid of that out dated popcorn cieling an finishing it with knock down. Here at tcppd we got your b...Read more about Twin Cities Pro Painting & Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot G A A Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Polo Painting
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Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Das Tech
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Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
Classic interior painting services
Classic interior painting services
Porch Pro Headshot Vauled paving
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota
We pave you save
We pave you save
Porch Pro Headshot HOLLIDAY CONSTRUCTION INC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, 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 Top-Line Painting  LLC
Painters
Serves Stillwater, Minnesota

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Hudson 54016
Drywall Repair
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I would like to get an estimate for
Stillwater 55082
Drywall Repair
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We have 2 bedrooms in our lower level that got wet and part of the sheetrock was taken out.We need this replaced plus baseboards.
Hudson 54016
Drywall Repair
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Within a month
Project type
Repair existing drywall
Amount to repair
Extensive repairs throughout the whole home
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Walls
Any repair above 15ft
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Hudson 54016
Drywall Repair
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I would like to get an estimate for crack in ceiling
Hudson 54016
Drywall Repair
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Drywall repair on basement family room ceiling. Hole is about 6 x 8 and needs texture with painting
Stillwater 55082
Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
I'm flexible
What needs to be painted
Fence
Fence length
I'm not sure
Fence height
I'm not sure
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I'm not sure
Has fence previously been painted
No
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No, and I want the pro to recommend