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    Callie Marsalisi
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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or just want a switch in scenery. However, painting is an exhausting and time-consuming project. If you want to hire Mankato's best painting contractors, check out our top recommendations for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Mankato

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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CertaPro Painters of South Metro, MN Logo
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CertaPro Painters of South Metro, MN

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 114 reviews


12285 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

(952) 890-7184

certapro.com/burnsville
Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. Logo

Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co.

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 251 reviews


400 4th Ave SW, New Prague, MN 56071

(952) 222-8321

nickslavik.com

Buckets of Color Painting

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 15 reviews


24500 Galena Ave, Belle Plaine, MN 56011

(612) 366-2739

www.bucketsofcolor.net
Tikal Painting And Carpentry LLC Logo

Tikal Painting And Carpentry LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 18 reviews


137 Valley Green Park, Jordan, MN 55352

(612) 442-0458

tikalpaintingandcarpentryllc.com
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Great Plains Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


664 Riesgraf Rd, Carver, MN 55315

(651) 212-3592

www.greatplainspainting.com
Janssen Painting & Decorating Logo

Janssen Painting & Decorating

4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 19 reviews


15815 County Rd 53, Cologne, MN 55322

(612) 388-1877

www.paintmyhousemn.com
Gold Standard Painting Logo

Gold Standard Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 72 reviews


20916 Greenwood Ct, Lakeville, MN 55044

(651) 336-7876

www.goldstandardpainting.com
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Prestige WallWorX

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 86 reviews


8351 River Birch Ct, Victoria, MN 55386

(612) 419-2789

www.prestigewallworks.com
T.K. Painting & Decorating, LLC Logo

T.K. Painting & Decorating, LLC

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 31 reviews


9350 207th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

(952) 260-3422

tkpainting.net

Kona Pro Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 30 reviews


18264 Hideaway Ct, Lakeville, MN 55044

(612) 308-0448

konapainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Many professional painters offer interior and exterior painting, plus extra services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the expertise to aid you in picking out interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can answer questions about the upkeep requirements of your choices. This helps you choose the right paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint trim, cabinets, windows, door frames, and moldings. Some (for an additional fee) will strip wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

Exterior work starts with painters mending weather damaged areas, stripping paint, plugging leaks with caulk, and cleaning. They then apply paint to window frames, doors, trim, siding, decks, fences, and other outdoor features.

Additional Services

Painters may also provide the following additional services, depending on their qualifications and experience:

  • Concrete staining
  • Crown molding installation and repair
  • Drywall and plaster repair
  • Popcorn ceiling removal
  • Pressure washing
  • Wallpaper hanging or removal

How To Choose a Painter in Mankato

When deciding on a house painting company, keep these key factors in mind.

  • Cost: Get price ranges from at least three painters. Be cautious if one company's prices are much lower than others.
  • Guarantees: Ensure that you get all guarantees in writing, and that you understand what’s covered and for how long.
  • Paint types: Ask your painting contractor to explain paint selections in detail, including the positives and negatives of each. This will help you select the best option for your project. Some paints have better weather resistance or use more environmentally friendly formulas.
  • Qualifications: Minnesota painters who provide just interior or just exterior painting may not need a license. However, painters who offer both services must be licensed by the Department of Labor and Industry. Contractors with employees must show proof of insurance to obtain a license—we recommend getting proof of insurance for all contractors who work on your home, particularly if your painters will be working on a ladder or using power equipment. If your home was built before 1978, and you're concerned about the presence of lead, you may want to look for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Get friends and neighbors to provide references, or use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to browse providers you’re considering. You can also read customer reviews on sites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Mankato?

The cost of professional painting work varies by the square footage of your home, the paint brands chosen, and the time of year. Most painters increase their rates during the summer due to increased demand. In Mankato, painting jobs for both interiors and exteriors usually run $0.80 to $3.18 per square foot. Most homes have more interior square footage, which leads to higher paint costs inside versus outside. To paint a 2,000-square-foot house’s exterior runs approximately $3,981, while the interior will run about $1,592 to $6,369. Alternatively, local Mankato painters may charge between $16.27 and $27.11 per hour. Hourly rates may save you money, especially if you're bundling services. For example, if you get both your home’s exterior and interior painted at once, you’ll pay less overall than you would if you’d scheduled the projects separately.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Mankato

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