The Magic Painting Company rocks! From the start to the finish of this project, John Armstrong and his talented crew did a superb job. I couldn't have asked for more. John himself tirelessly assisted me in selecting the right combination of colors for the house. His willingness to test out different color combinations was instrumental in achieving the look I wanted, and his patience was infinite. John and his crew planned the entire project, incorporating the stringent new federal requirements for removing lead paint. Their organization helped the project succeed with a minimum of disruption for both my household and those of my neighbors. John and his crew were invariably friendly, polite and well mannered (to my family and the neighbors). I trusted them completely and gave them full access to the house. They had an astonishing work ethic, even in the most challenging weather. The quality of Magic Painting Company's work was excellent. They paid meticulous attention to detail. I am very particular and found no fault with their work. In fact, John had more entries on his punch list than I did. In particular, we were impressed by the faux painting techniques of Dale. He painted a faux stone foundation in our backyard that is simply amazing. In summary, I would wholeheartedly recommend using The Magic Painting Company for a painting project. Excellent work and a great bunch of guys.
D. Hoftstrand, Minneapolis

We hired The Magic Painting Co. to do complete exterior staining of two homes this summer. John, his project manager Dale, and his team of painters have a unique approach to the services provided. The team meets at the beginning of the day and discusses what they are going to accomplish for the day. Then John met with me every day and filled me in on their progress. The team always cleaned up the work site every single day before they left which was very much appreciated. They only played classic music in the morning on the radio and kept it down to not disturb anyone. I appreciate John's attention to detail, his constant communication, and his team's positive work ethic. They were enjoyable to have around. The quality of their work and attention to detail is excellent! John even provided a list of stain colors that were used and where they were applied. Repairs were also noted on that list and possible future things that may need to be addressed down the road. We have had The Magic Painting Co. do both extensive interior work, including woodwork enameling, and exterior work before. We will definitely hire them again.
K. Johnston, Minnetonka

The Magic Painting Company has done almost all the painting in our house. This year they painted a bathroom, bedroom and master bedroom. John was great to work with in color selection. He brought over many samples and put up in different areas in the room to give us a good idea of what it would eventually look like. He was extremely helpful in our selection of master bedroom color. They are so careful with edging and cleanup-their jobs always look so professional. We love it.
J. Elliot, Mendota Heights

(Magic Painting) performed very well. Each day they arrived on time, met to discuss and plan their day and then went at it. They had all the tools and supplies they needed on hand. They set up an area in the garage for their supplies and as a staging area -- which was kept neat as a pin at all times. They pointed out areas of concern, any changes in scheduling, etc. in advance. They discussed the paints and materials they would use and why. Finally, they performed a walk-around check with us at the end of the project to make sure everything was taken care of properly. They had taken it upon themselves to speak to several things that were not immediately apparent when they started. The owner/manager, John Armstrong, was there every day. A very pleasant experience, which resulted in an exceptionally great looking house again!
P. Harmon, Eagan

I found Magic Painting on Angie's List, along with two other highly recommended companies. John's approach was more holistic; for example, he asked us how we envisioned using the room and the mood that we wanted to set for the room, which I found quite helpful. Once I signed the agreement and paid a down payment, John began work as soon as his schedule allowed. He was prompt, professional, respectful of me and my cats, and took the work very seriously. I can tell that he takes great pride in his work, and the end result couldn't be better. I would definitely hire John again, and his approach helps develop a long-term relationship. As much as I'd like to have everything that I need painted at once, I cannot afford it. John shared that he works with clients over a span of time according to their budgets and is proud of the long-term clients he has. He's got a great personality and sense for what colors would/wouldn't work, and was very patient with us while we decided on a palette.
T. Domish, Minneapolis