House Painting reviews in Minneapolis


They were able to start work sooner than expected, and finished everything in just four days. Great communication and discussion of options. Excellent quality of work and cleanup. Couldn't recommend more!
- Joseph Q.

The job went well. We met with
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multiple times to discuss our options and for him to show us paint/stain samples. The project was delayed because of rain, but when it finally was able to start, it went smoothly.
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's bid was one of the higher bids, but after meeting with him, we felt he could do the job the best and to the highest quality. We have been pleased with his work on this project.
- Felix H.

Painter was very picky, so ultimate job looks very good. I forgot how difficult it can be to live in dust and mess. Lead painter tried to make it as easy on us as he could. Some confusion on total price. Painter discussed with me additional work in wallpaper removal and we agreed to add $300. Person who bid thought we were paying another $500, but owner took our check. We feel this is a very honorable and hardworking business.
- Nan B.

The project went very well. With the record rainfall in May and in June we were lucky to get a good week of weather in May. There was a incredible amount of scrapping to be done. My house is next to the freeway and so the paint finish takes a lot of abuse. They put on a thick primer that did a great job of smoothing out the rough texture of the siding. The job took about three days. There was a crew of about a half dozen, and everyone was very good cleaning up at the end of the day. The house is on a sloping lot, and so the house is three stories in the back. You couldn't pay me to get up there and paint, but this crew was fearless. I will be selling this house next spring and this paint job will more than pay for itself. It really helped with the
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appeal. I had five or six bids - Fresh Look was not the cheapest nor the most expensive, but I felt this company was a good fit with my project. It has been a couple months since the end of project and the house looks GREAT. I would highly recommend Fresh Look.
- RON T.

I put a down payment on the estimate last fall, which Varsity said wasn't necessary, but wanted to be sure to hold my place for the spring.
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called as soon as the weather was warm enough, but understood when I said I preferred waiting till dryer weather in
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, Varsity arranged to begin. Here's what I loved: excellent communication. Large team (usually 5 guys) showed up, so the work got done quickly. The guys were v. hard-working, polite, responsive. The lead was
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. Good guy--couldn't tell at first how much English he understood, but there were no misunderstandings between us. The work got done quickly, but more importantly, it got done well. We'll see in a year how it's all holding up, but I expect well.
Price was the middle bid of three, and it seemed reasonable to me.
Areas of improvement: I wished for better protection of soil and plants during sanding and painting, both. The guys had to come back and hand-pick and vacuum up endless amounts of paint chips. I can only wonder how much paint and paint dust, possibly some of it lead-based (house built in 1938) has ended up in the soil all around the house. Lead paint/dust is serious, so Varsity, you should really be very conservative and use TONS of tarping around the paint/sanding areas.
The paint trim and porch floor colors were not initially, custom-color matched, as I'd asked (and provided old paint buckets with paint to match to). Preferred colors were no longer made by
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, so they chose the next closest colors, without mentioning to me. However, high praise for quickly righting the mistake (and in all fairness, one paint bucket that I provided for matching confusingly had two, different paint colors listed on it). The important thing to me isn't that a few mistakes were made, but that they were quickly, politely responded to. What a rare treat that is from any contractor.
Would reco and would use again.
- Abra R.

Extremely satisfied - great experience - the project turned out even better than I could have imagined! Lane from Eclipse stopped by before the project and helped me pick out a beautiful creamy tan "stucco" color and trim color for my 1 1/2 story bungalow. (It had been quickly painted years ago when I bought the house, so I was kind of stuck with a flaking, poorly painted house before.) I was really worried about my ability to get a good color scheme, but Lane helped with that, based on my feedback and some examples I shared. I get so many compliments on the house now that it's completed.
From beginning to end, communication was excellent, and the estimates for stucco painting and trim were very reasonable. I had several estimates last spring, but it was clear that Eclipse was more familiar with dealing with stucco/masonry, and they quoted a fair price and flexed when I had to have them do more trim painting on the house. ( I hurt my back right before they started painting, so I had them do a second quote for the extra trim work and details that I was not going to be able to do myself. ) The crew stayed a few extra days to help get the extra work done. They were polite, professional, clearly knew what they were doing, cleaned up every night before leaving, and communicated well. I bought them some pizzas after one especially long day, I was so thankful.
I also noted that they use high quality paint that's made for stucco/masonry. And the old (cedar) trim now looks fantastic. I can tell this will hold up to the Minnesota weather and be beautiful for years. Very happy to have Eclipse do the work and would definitely hire them again.
- Margaret H.

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was knowledgeable about our primary problem, which was chronic peeling of exterior paint due to poor surface preparation prior to painting done by a previous owner.
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was good at communicating what he recommended we do to solve the problem and why. He offered two different approaches with different costs and gave his best judgment regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the two options.
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's approach to the project was well organized and very business like. His bid, which essentially became our contract once it was signed, gave a detailed breakdown of each task and whether it was a firm quote or an estimate for a task to be done on a time-and-materials basis. The price was closely comparable to another high quality painter who bid on the job, but
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's quote included painting the entire exterior, whereas the other painter's quote included painting only the peeling areas.
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's quote was substantially more than a third painter who bid on the project. The approach proposed by the third painter to solve the peeling paint problem was less extensive than
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's. I ultimately decided to pay more for a more thorough job.
The work was well done. The two painters who actually performed the work were capable and easy to communicate with. One painter was clearly designated as the leader, making it clear with whom I should discuss any issues that arose during the project.
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came to the job site each day, reviewed any details with his crew, and solicited my opinion regarding how the work was going. I did experience a few minor problems, primarily small drops of paint on furniture during the interior painting portion of the project. The crew was very responsive to my request to clean the paint drops from the furniture and minimize them going forward.
If I need more painting in the future, I will certainly use Magic Painting again.

What occurred was not what was as stated in the estimate. The estimate included exterior siding power washing, scraping, sanding, caulking as needed, priming and final coat of paint, all included in the estimated total price of $3400.00. The initial price was in the "ballpark" of what a professional contractor would charge in my opinion. A week before the service was to be scheduled, I was informed that they would not be sanding, but the remainder of the work would be completed as planned, for the same price. I was skeptical of the results, but proceeded. The day they were supposed call to schedule the power washing, I received no call. The following day they showed up with a bucket and sponge and proceeded to "wipe down" the siding to clean off cobwebs, etc. There was no power washing, yet the same price. The following morning, a few individuals showed up to start the rest of the job. The house required extensive prep work which, upon receiving the estimate, I was told was their number one priority - prep work. I agreed to use their service precisely because of this statement they made about the importance of prep. After maybe 3 hours into the job, I was informed the prep work on one side was done and that they were ready to proceed with painting the first side. Stunned by how 3-4 days of what would take a normal person to prep the house for paint could possibly be even close to ready for a coat of paint after a mere 3 HOURS, I went out to survey what was done. At this point, paint was still chipping and peeling off the house which could still be chipped off with my fingers, alone. They made additional attempts to, in essence, "glue" the chipping edges of paint back on by applying a coat of "sealer" over the still-chipping paint. I continued to express my significant concerns at this point. They were very willing to try and accomodate me; however, the qualify of workmanship just did not get any better upon numerous further attempts and it was evident they did not know what they were doing. (I should mention no cauking was done either, as the estimate stated.) Then to see primer literally dripping down the side of my house where it was being applied and left like that to dry without any attempt by them to brush the primer smooth nor feather it out, was my last straw and I could not continue to the rest of the house. After all was said and (not) done, I was still charged a third of the cost of the entire job, when not even 10% of the job was completed. And of the 10% of the work they did attempt, none of it was to my satisfaction and needed to be completely redone in its entirety for the job to get done correctly - so in essence, the job was still considered 0% complete. When questioning the invoice as to additional blanket charge of an extra $500 dollars adding up to 1/3 of the cost of the full job that was not even close to 10% complete, I was told it was "overhead" charge and they could not specify or itemize what the "overhead" was for. The additional charge was over and above the already itemized expense for labor and supplies. What other overhead was there then?? No response.... Upon calling the national service center for additional clarification, they would not provide me with a local contact and told me to call back a different day to see if someone was available. That's where that sits, currently.
I will give relatively high
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for the courtesy and overall professionalism of the employees on the job site, but not for their knowledge nor anything else. I am 100% disappointed in such lack of knowledge and poor qualify of workmanship. If you have a house that requires any amount of prep work, I would strongly discourage you from electing to use
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. They clearly do not educate or adequately train their personnel prior to placing them on the job site. They charge what a professional, knowledgable, experienced contractor would charge, but in NO way produce the same quality of work. You can find much better contractors for the same price or less, who actually know what they are doing.
If you have a newer house and all you need is a coat of paint and you want to pay premium pricing, then you may or may not end up a satisfied customer. Best of luck to you if you proceed with this company!
- Jennifer H.

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Cannon, area manager is a personable and dependable young man, very organized and detail oriented. He answered all by questions and kept me informed as to schedules and activities. The painters were careful, pleasant and focused on the job. I highly recommend
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This is the 2nd time we've used them. The first time was for interior painting and we were well pleased. Even though they did a good job previously, I still got alternative bids to be sure of the pricing of the job. They came in a bit higher than the other bids, but their bid was much more professional and detailed. I went with them because of this, as well as my previous positive experience.
On this job, it took a little while to get started. They made initial contact on a Thursday and said they would start Monday. On Monday I noticed they had dropped off equipment but had not started the work. When I called, the team leader,
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, said he had been there and had taken measurements for the carpentry work. I would have preferred it if they had just started on Thursday. However, I also do not know the details of the prep work they have to do to acquire materials, etc. so I didn't say anything.
An over riding circumstance on the whole job was the tremendous amount of rain we've experienced. Once they began they worked hard the entire time they were here and continued to hustle until the last possible moment before the rain started. They never compromised the quality of their work. They cleaned up every day and stored their supplies in our shed, which saved a lot of time of them having to haul equipment, load and unload their truck, etc.
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did the majority of the painting work and
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did the carpentry work.
They were very polite, professional and cognizant of my time and specifications.
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particularly communicated very well about what he was doing, why and how. Being neurotic I would offer suggestions or question what he was doing. At one time he said "I have a plan" and it all suddenly made sense to me. If I would get out of their way and let them do the job I was paying them to do, everything would be fine. They did indeed have a plan and executed it very well.
I said when they finished that I didn't believe I'd have any more projects where I would need them, but if I did, I would certainly call them.
I actually sort of missed them when they were finished. They were pleasant to have around and such hard workers. Work ethic is important to me.

- John T.
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All Exterior Painters in Minneapolis, MN

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2BROZ Enterprises

8215 59th St N
Lake Elmo, MN


3118 66TH AVE N
Minneapolis, MN

A & A Property Restoration LLC

7130 Park View Lane
Eden Prairie, MN


Shakopee, MN

A & H Custom Remodeling

17924 Ingrid Ct
Lakeville, MN

A & K Service Inc

2766 Century Trl
Chanhassen, MN


We are in
Wayzata, MN

A Fine Line Painting Company

700 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN

A Fresh Look Inc

2923 Oakland Ave
Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis, MN

A People Service

PO Box 490774
Minneapolis, MN

A Perfect Touch Painting

478 12th Ave. NW
Saint Paul, MN

A Reichert Painting & Texturing

6996 Wyndham Way
Woodbury, MN

A Stroke Of Reflection

3693 Jansen Ave SE
Rockford, MN

A&F General Contractor LLC

22 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, mn

A&W Painting

Minneapolis, MN

A+ Painting, LLC

2465 Pearson Parkway
Brooklyn Park, MN

A-1 Remodeling

12223 62nd Ave N
Osseo, MN


Minneapolis, MN

A. DeTomaso Construction LLC

1335 Thompson Ave
South Saint Paul, MN
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