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Our Reviews

We at Magic Painting are truly honored to serve people and their homes in a way that has become our highly reputable and established brand here in the Twin Cities.  We too really appreciate all the kind words, referrals and advocacy that people have shared about their experiences working with Magic Painting.


"They do excellent work.  They are polite, knowledgable and want to do their best.  They are amenable to change.  They were always on time and had a good work ethic.  I would recommend them highly for indoor or outdoor work." 
- Steve H., Golden Valley

"Thank you.  I always trust your work!"
- Luis F., Minnetonka

"The Magic Painting Company does great work and provide an excellent experience. The crew were respectful of our home, on time every day, and left the house the same as when they had arrived each day. The finished product is excellent and the attention to detail is appreciated. John was a pleasure to deal with he is thorough, easy to communicate with, and fast to respond to any questions or requests. I will be looking forward to having with The Magic Painting Company work on any future projects with my home."
- Elliot L., Golden Valley

"The Magic Painting team were very punctual and professional, attentive to all our particular needs and requests. They got the job done in very timely fashion, right on schedule, and were very careful to use drop cloths in every place needed so that no paint splattered on furniture or cabinets or appliances or the floor, and they did a get job of cleanup, They did a great job with the new texture!"
- Walt T., Plymouth

"We've used this painting company for exterior painting now for 2-1/2 times around our 100+ year old Victorian house. The first time, The Magic Painting Company rescued us from an individual who primed one side, took the money, and left! John's crew came in and finished the job. The next time we used him was to paint 2 different sides of the house (we had been on a schedule where we painted a different side of the house every year). We then hired him to do the whole house, but since the bid came in very high, John allowed us to split the job into 3 years. He has finished now. BTW, although high in price, his quote was actually lower than another who kept adding on additional prices. Since John pays his employees well, he retains them, and also trains them well. This assures that we get the same great painters. He also guarantees his work, so each time he returned, he reviewed how the paint job held up and corrected where it had not."
- Naomi P., Minneapolis

"These guys are truly pros. They are a little more expensive than some others, but you get what you pay for. They are the absolute best."
- Sue S., Eden Prairie

"Magic Painting is the best. John and his crew do an excellent job and require no supervision. Totally trustworthy and very insightful in terms of the latest techniques and paints to address various issues within the home. I will continue to use them again and again and again."
- Stuart S., St. Paul

"Excellent, despite a 12" snow storm. We chose to go out of town during painting, due to scale of painting task and impact on our living space, but we could have stayed. John Armstrong and Foreman Dave Risdall kept us posted. MAGIC performed several minor sheet rock repairs, beautifully done, and suggested minor changes to paint selection to attain best one-coat coverage. MAGIC provided masking and plastic sheeting, covered our built-in bookcases, counters and cabinets, and didn't object to a couple large pieces of heavy (though movable) furniture. High craftsmanship in masking, paint, and professionally executed. They are wonderful to work with, and will accommodate your needs to the greatest extent feasible. Pricey, but we knew they'd get through it efficiently, and that we wouldn't have to face an unfinished project when we returned. Bravo."
- David D., St. Paul

"Wonderfully! We had Magic Painting completely repaint the exterior of our Tudor-style, stucco and wood trim house about 8 years ago. They did a magnificent job — the painting held up better than I ever expected. So, when I had a new painting project, I called Magic Painting again. As before, the quality of Magic Painting's work was excellent. In addition to painting, Magic Painting does small carpentry projects (fixing a hole in our wall and replacing a broken pane of glass). Very helpful. The owner, John Armstrong, is incredibly responsive and professional. Because of my good experience in the past, I trusted John and his crew to do both the interior and exterior work on our house while we were out of town for the month of September. I gave Magic Painting access to our house, trusting them completely. I was not disappointed. John kept me up to date by email regarding the progress of the project. He also worked with me to coordinate finishing of the work to correspond with our, earlier than expected, return. I would definitely hire Magic Painting for my next paint job!"
- Dawn H., Minneapolis

"It went very well. John and his crew were incredibly professional thoughtful and meticulous. This is the second time we have worked with Magic painting (the first experience involved several interior rooms) and we look forward to any future experiences with the company."
- Janna H., Golden Valley

"Absolutely no complaints. The owner was always very responsive, courteous and believes in quality and standing behind his workmanship. The crew for Magic Painting were also prompt, courteous and professional. Always willing to adjust or change or handle a concern. Also, very friendly (: "
- Nancy B., Plymouth

"Excellent. Showed up on time, did superb work, and price was as estimated. High quality staff/painters."
- Paul H., Apple Valley

"John and the team were great. Thoughtful, incredibly professional, very quality focused — and even worked with our floor contractor to coordinate schedules. We would absolutely use them again."
- Doug T., Maple Grove

"First meeting was with John and walk through was with John and foreman David.  Very thorough, clear expectations on both sides.  It was incredibly easy to get in touch with both John and David and any concerns I had were addressed immediately.  They also added on a number of jobs that I found throughout their time and were happy to do it.  Everything was completed in a timely fashion, very professional and courteous and the work was very well done.  We will use them in the future."
- Emily H., Minneapolis

"John and the crew are professional, responsive, detailed and just nice to work with. They even helped me out on very short notice when we found another spot that needed to be painted at the last minute."
- Amy K., St. Louis Park

"We chose Magic Painting for three reasons: 1) They have great reviews on Angie's List., 2) their web site notes that they move furniture, and 3) they do some repair work — which was important to use because we're retired. After we bought a couple of samples that we liked, Dave came by and painted several wall areas to give us an idea of what the paint would look like under different lighting conditions (a great idea). We didn't like those colors at all, so we picked out a third color that we liked, and Dave came over and painted several wall areas near the original two colors. The third color was perfect — and only needed one coat of paint.  They set aside several days to do the prep-work and painting, arrived on time and completed the job on time and on budget. After the work was done, Dave asked us to look over the paint job, and note any problems areas that he would take care of the next day. We found a few minor problems, which he fixed the next day. All in all, we were completely satisfied with the work."
- Mark H., Golden Valley