Our Paints

We do not mark up paint or otherwise make money on it. In fact, neither do most larger Madison painting companies.

We use only premium paint—usually Hallman Lindsay or Sherwin Williams. And while those are predictably more expensive than the “house brands” you’ll find at Big Box home remodeling centers, we are able to purchase it much more inexpensively than you can, in consideration of the large amount of business we do with our suppliers.

So you’re really not buying paint from us. We’re sourcing it for you more inexpensively than you can purchase it retail. But if you would like to source the paint yourself, we will be happy to apply it for you—with two caveats.

  • If we know the paint to be of marginal quality and you’re determined to use it, we will refer you to another painting company to have it applied
  • Or in unusual circumstances, we might apply the paint, but not be able to fully guarantee the results

Anyway, the issue very seldom arises. But it does underscore an important point: that the lion’s share of your investment with a painting company goes toward personnel.

So if a painting company quotes you a price that is significantly lower, note that the difference probably lies in the quality of the personnel they will send to your home or business, and the amount of time they will allow them to get the job done.

Thus there is a hidden incentive to skimp on prep, get your “paint job” done as quickly as possible, and then move on to the next job.

This puts your interests and theirs at polar opposites, which is not good for you, because time and workmanship are crucial for a good-looking long-lasting result.


So how much does the best job cost?

Ask about these general services and special techniques:


General Services

  • Madison Interior Residential Painting
  • Madison Exterior Residential Painting
  • Madison Interior Commercial Painting
  • Madison Exterior Commercial Painting

Special Techniques

  • High-Pressure Exterior Washing

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What Our Clients Say

Hello - I wanted to send you a brief note about how pleased we were with the work completed. We had a small powder room that required a lot of extra processes because of the wallpaper that was on the walls.

Your crew took the time to explain the processes involved, how much time it would take, and what we could expect. His communication was excellent, always calling when he said he would and alerting us to any changes. He was very courteous about our time and home. If not for the paint on the walls, we would not have been aware someone was working in our home because of how neat he was with clean-up. One day when it was pouring rain, he even brought in some packages that the UPS man had delivered. This demonstrates and employee who truly cares about his customers.

We called Genesis because of the great work they did in our home in 2005 on our master bathroom. We were very pleased to receive the same if not better service from your company on this job. People like Eduardo make your business. Thanks again for the great work and service. We will continue to refer our friends and family to Genesis Painting.

-Melinda Uselmann,