Complete Custom Painting LLC

Complete Custom Painting offers interior and exterior residential and commercial painting in the Twin Cities and Seven Country Metro Area.

Founded in 2005 by Nick Dettinger, Complete Custom Painting has maintained a focus on quality workmanship.  As a result of our quality workmanship, Complete Custom Painting has consistently grown our repeat customer base and added new customers each year.

After more than 10 years in business our companies primary goal is to do a quality job for each customer.  Complete Custom Painting has experience working for some of the most particular homeowners and remodelers in the Twin Cities Metro Area and also has experience in new construction painting, commercial painting and light industrial painting for some of the largest property management companies in the Twin Cities Metro Area.  Complete Custom Painting maintains relationships with its customers by doing quality work and providing excellent service.  Each job is reviewed by the owner of the company and each estimate gives a detailed description of the prep work and products we plan to use on your job.  All jobs are scheduled through a company employee and we give a complimentary 24 hour call the day before we arrive to paint your project.  Complete Custom Painting has several employees that specialize in staining and smaller painting jobs and we source several sub-contractors for larger jobs.   All of the painters for Complete Custom Painting get etiquette training, a back-ground check and have a minimum of three years of painting experience.   Each job requires detailed, thoughtful service and a quality finish.

We specialize in:

  • Exterior Painting and Staining for Homeowners and Residential Property Managers.
  • Interior Painting, Staining and Texture Repair for Homeowners.
  • Interior Staining and Enameling for Contractors.
  • Commercial Painting for Property Managers.

For a Free Estimate call Nick Dettinger at 651-336-0561

Should I Hire a Painter or Do It Myself? The Pros and Cons of Both  0

Painting the interior or exterior of a home is one of the fastest ways to transform its look and feel. Paint colors affect people’s overall perception of a home, so it’s important to do the job right, whether on your own or with help from professionals. There is a big difference between a home with an attractive fresh coat of paint and one with a sloppy paint job.

Now you’re faced with a choice. How do you add visual appeal to a home with paint — do you take a weekend to do it yourself or do you rely on contractors? There are many factors that are sure to affect your decision, including costs, time commitment, and safety. When you’re asking yourself, “Should I hire a painter or do it myself?” take time to weigh your painting priorities.

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3 Essential Questions to Ask an Exterior House Painter  0

A new coat of paint can revitalize the look of a home’s exterior — that is, when the painters put the time and effort into their work to do it right. Unfortunately, there are many subpar home painting contractors out there who overpromise and underdeliver on quality. Identifying these businesses can be tricky, but there are some important questions to ask exterior house painters when you’re comparing your options that will help.

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The Dangers of Lead Paint: How to Protect Your Family  0

Wall with dangerous, cracking lead-based paint

Lead was once a common ingredient in house paint in the vast majority of homes before the dangers were fully known. It was mainly used due to the pigment it provided and the increase in durability it afforded.

Although it was officially banned in U.S. paint in 1978, millions of homes and establishments still have remnants of lead-based paint both inside and out. With exposure still possible, what are the dangers of lead paint in your home?

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Twin Cities Based Painting Company completes large interior painting/staining job in North Oaks MN

Complete Custom Painting is a Twin Cities based painting company that does interior and exterior painting and staining. On this job we mixed two types of stains, one for the pine and one for the oak and we painted all the ceilings and walls.  Excellent service and care of the homeowners property was needed as the floors were just finished.  The products that were used were water-based stain, Zero VOC Wall and ceiling paint and water based polyurethane.  Complete Custom Painting offers interior and exterior residential and commercial painting in the Twin Cities, Metro Area.  This job was in North Oaks.

Contact Complete Custom Painting 651-336-0561 for a free estimate.

Twin Cities Based Painting Company completes window enameling in Edina, MN

Complete Custom Painting is a Twin Cities based Painting Company that does interior and exterior painting and staining.

On this job 2 painters were tasked with matching an existing deep based Cherry stain and matching an enameled fireplace mantle to several new windows.  The process involved enameling with Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo and staining with General Finishes Staining Products.  All products were water-based because we are conscience of homeowners health needs.  In addition, we did a through walk through in order to make sure the customer was extremely happy with the end result.  Quality is the most imporatant aspect of our job, and service is extremley important to make sure all of the customers needs are met.

Call Complete Custom Painting (Located in White Bear Lake, MN) a Twin Cities based Interior and Exterior Painting Company for any Painting Needs.

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Exterior House painting in Woodbury, MN

Complete Custom Painting closed out the exterior painting season in 2016 with several projects.  1 in the Liberty Neighborhood in Stillwater, 1 in the Dancing Water Neighborhood in Woodbury and 1 in Eagan.  The projects consisted of wood prep/staining (Eagan), Sealing Hardie Plant and top coating with 2 coats as well as sealing brick (Woodbury) and matching with one coat in Stillwater.

All surfaces required a different approach.  The color of the surfaces affected the decision on the quality of product, if a primer should be used, how many coats should be used etc etc.  At complete custom painting it is our goal to be consultive and give you the very best paint job for your given objective.  In one of the projects the homeowner had a deep base color and planned to live in the house “forever.”  for another project, the homeowner only wanted to “spruce up for a few years” because they were considering siding replacement for certain areas.  When considering exterior house painting, consider your goals for longevity, talk to a designer (its free) and use a quality exterior house painting company like Complete Custom Painting.

Call for a free estimate on all of your interior or exterior painting projects:  651-336-0561

Commercial Roof Washing/Vinyl Roofs/Commercial Buildings

To maintain the warranty on white vinyl roofs they need to be maintained.  They all collect dirt, mildew, suite and various other types of debris.  They need patching occasionally and washing also.  An important aspect for cleaning them is to avoid using a harsh chemical that would potentially etch or modify the composition or the surface.  The correct process is to use a detergent that won’t harm the surface and wash the surface so as not to damage it.  On this commercial vinyl roof in Minnetonka, MN we used a gentle, environmetally friendly detergent, scrubbed it gently then washed it with a Hot Water Washer.  A big advantage to acheieving a cleaner roof is Hot water.  Hot water cleans everything better so the owner of the building got a better job in the same amount of time and at the same price than had a company used cold water.

Call Complete Custom Painting for Commercial Building Painting and Washing


Exterior and Interior Painting Job in Woodbury, MN

When you need the exterior of your Hardie Plank house painted, your deck stained, your front door re-finished and a few interior walls painted,  No need to call multiple vendors.  An experienced painting company should be able to manage and handle it all.  At this house in the Woodbury/ Lake Elmo area that started out as an exterior painting job,Finish cleaning we primed and painted the exterior hard board siding, stained the homeowners deck, painted several interior walls and applied a couple coats of spar varnish to the bead board ceiling.  Additionally, the homeowners siding was coming loose in seveal areas.  We took the time to point it out and screw down the boards on the studs.  We used stainless stell screws to avoid future rust bleed.

Call or email Complete Custom Painting for a Free Estimate:

Nick Dettinger 651-336-0561


Door Refinishing in Woodbury

Wood doors that face the sun are improperly cared for in large part.  My advice has always been to treat them like a wood boat.  One or two coats of Spar Varnish every other year (or sometimes every year will protect it.  If you wait too long the door will need to be fully re-finished.  In the event you don’t want to have the door fully stripped and sanded then sometimes (rarely) the door can be blended.  This will not achieve a perfect look but costs less than fully stripping the door.  Here is a door that we re-finished in Woodubry where we fully stripped all the raised panels and then sanded and applied a glaze to the interior routed edges.  Then we top coated with 4 coats of spar urethane.  It cost less than fully stripping it and probably less than a 1/4 of replacing it.  It looks great

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Painting Exteriors with Deep Base Colors in Woodbury

Exterior paint will fade in the sun.  In order to keep it from fading quickly, you need to do the following:  Always remove any debris, chalking or efflorescence.  This can be done by detergent washing the house with the correct cleaner.  Always use the correct primer.  On concrete composite hard board, you need to use concrete specific primer.  Finally fully back roll/back-brush the top coat and use a satin sheen.  An experienced painter should be able to get the 2nd coat of paint to level out (even with higher sheens)

Here is a house we painted in the Lake Elmo Woodbury Area.

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