Welcome to Painting by Paul

Interior & Exterior, Residential & Commercial, Painting Since 1984

Painting by Paul, Inc. is a thirty-four-year-old, fully licensed and insured painting firm. Workers are seasoned, knowledgeable full-time painters.

Here at Painting by Paul, we offer many painting services. From interior and exterior painting to power washing and small carpentry, we do it all. We also have a spray shop that we use for our full-time pre-finishing business that works in conjunction with our field work.

Not only do we offer our services to residential and commercial customers directly…we also work with several interior designers and real estate agents as subcontractors as well. Our real estate and interior design clients love to work with us because we are reasonable, reliable and flexible. We also have state of the art equipment that ensures that we get the job done quickly and accurately. 

As a member of our local PDCA (Painters & Decorating Contractors of America), we have a national Safety & Fall Protection program in place. Our painters are trained in different product types and substances, able to handle all projects.

All of our workmanship is warrantied for a year, regardless of size. It’s our policy to do a final walk through at the end of the project.

Painting by Paul proudly serves Northern Michigan, Northwestern Michigan including Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim and Kalkaska Counties and the communities of Traverse City, Acme, Alberta, Bellaire, Beulah, Buckley, Cedar, Elk Rapids, Empire, Fife Lake, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Honor, Interlochen, Kalkaska, Kingsley, Lake Ann, Leland, Mancelona, Northport, Suttons Bay, Thompsonville, and Williamsburg, Michigan.


When repainting/restaining any house, power washing is usually needed to remove dirt, silt, mildew, algae, peeling paint, etc. This is need to clean to accept a good bond to the new coating …

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When repainting any interior project, preparation is important. When walls are being done, we complete full rooms at time so that the tape can be pulled and any room/furniture can be put back in place …

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We work with several large companies on their commercial properties. Most industrial work is classified as this based on the substrate (metal ceiling/decking) or the product used (pools, garage floors).

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What our Clients are Saying

Painting by Paul did a wonderful job with our home. They were pleasant, efficient, and very clean. We were pleased with every aspect of the project.
~ Jamie R.

I was so impressed with Paul's knowledge! He really knows his stuff! I'd always thought that you just pick colors that you like and that was it. But during the color consultation, we learned that choosing a color goes beyond that. Paul looked at the room and pointed out how we get very little light. Going with the dark color that we chose would have made the room seem much smaller and dark. Instead, we followed his advice and went with a lighter color that added a bunch of warmth to the room. We couldn't be happier.
~ Carol B.

We were trying to sell our home, but we weren't getting any offers. Our real estate agent had recommended that we update our kitchen, but we didn't want to spend the money for a big overhaul. A friend recommended Painting by Paul and we are forever grateful. When Paul came over to do the consultation, he suggested that we simply paint the cabinets rather than buy new ones. A simple coat of paint was all that it took to make our dated kitchen look modern and sophisticated. It wasn't too hard to sell the house after that!
~ Jackie S.

The folks at Painting by Paul are awesome! They were so quick and really did a great job on our home. They have so many great suggestions and are a really professional crew. We'll be using them again!
~ Tyler R.

Fast, friendly and affordable. We're happy to have found Painting by Paul!
~ Rhonda B.

Best painting service I've ever used. Very clean and efficient team.
Bob R.

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