Carlson Paint & Design

“Bringing Your Dreams To The Surface”

Exceptional Painting & Design Services

Proudly serving the Twin Cities greater metropolitan area

Serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

The best painting and design company you'll ever work with

Carlson Paint & Design is your destination to “Bring Your Dreams To the Surface”.

Christi and Dave Carlson have created a painting and design company that stands above the rest. Whether it’s your forever dream home or you’re getting ready to list it for sale, we are ready to transform it from drab to fab! Or it may be your business office that needs a motivational color update. We are the team to help you achieve an inspiring and stimulating workplace.

With our specially selected paint teams, Carlson Paint & Design will meet and exceed your expectations for interior and exterior painting projects. Christi and Dave manage every project from start to finish. Together, we will ensure your project outcome is what you hoped for. If you have an immediate need, we are well-positioned to accommodate.

Inside your space, we specialize in creating beautiful walls and ceilings, gorgeous enameling of millwork and cabinetry as well as wallpaper removal, texture removal, new ceiling knockdown or smoothing, and minor drywall repairs.

In Minnesota and Wisconsin, outside spaces will eventually need some TLC as well.

We can paint your home or business exterior with high-quality coatings applied by seasoned professionals. Does your deck, fence, or pergola need a fresh look? We’ve got you covered.

As an additional bonus, Christi will bring her 25+ years of design and color expertise to assist you in color and sheen selections – all at no extra cost to you!

Our specialty services don’t end with paint or stain. We have partnered with several other exceptional home improvement providers.

If you need countertops, backsplash,  flooring, wallpaper application, cabinet refacing, or dimensional wall application to name a few, we can connect you with qualified professionals.

When you want the best, choose Carlson Paint & Design.

“Bringing Your Dreams To The Surface”

It’s not just a slogan  – it’s a promise!

Interior, exterior services, design and consultation

Interior trim and staircase enameled

Why work with us?

We are interior project experts:

Your exterior project experts:

Bringing your dreams to the surface

A beautifully remodeled kitchen featuring newly refinished cabinetry
Twin Cities finest painting, design, and consultation company

Transforming your home is what we do best

We’ve all heard about and maybe you have personally experienced the nightmare of poor service from contractors. There is no end to the horror stories out there. When you choose Carlson Paint & Design, we will positively transform your concerns, angst, and trepidation to trust, confidence, and ultimately…  delight!

When you’re ready to invest your hard-earned dollars in a home or business office transformation, Carlson Paint & Design understands what it takes to accomplish your vision.

From the very first meeting, Christi and Dave will collaborate with you. We will listen, discuss, recommend and carry out a well-organized project plan. We will communicate regularly, making sure your transformation goes smoothly and on budget.

With over 40 years of combined experience in paint and design, Christi and Dave will deliver the transformation you dreamed of.

What our customers say

We love our customers and we love to turn their dream designs into reality. Here is what a few of them had to say about working with Carlson Paint & Design.


More than 35 five star reviews

The project was well managed and executed from the introductory phone call through all the painting and woodwork enameling to the exit interview. Customer service by Christi as project manager and the painter was exemplary. The attention to detail, the respectful handling of our property, the sense of humor of the team, and the timely completion were very much appreciated. Money well spent! I would highly recommend this group if you have projects.
Medina, MN
Christi and Dave were the Project Managers. We found them all to be very knowledgeable and professional. They are all very friendly and personable and were very accommodating. We would certainly use them again and highly recommend them.
Minnetonka, MN
I CAN NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL, THANKFUL, OR IMPRESSED by the amazing transformation of our new home thanks to your company. You were both amazing to work with! Price, professionalism, and punctuality were SPOT ON. I can not give you enough praise. BTW, I'm so impressed with your work and the color! I can not wait to continue to work with you both for years to come!
Hudson, WI
The painter and Christi were fantastic to work with. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Their guy patched some damaged drywall in our living room ceiling and matched the texture and color perfectly. Couldn't be happier with the work! Highly recommended!
North Oaks, MN
Dave Carlson was professional from start to finish leading the crew. We have contracted with him for interior and exterior jobs in the past. Work was done well, and areas of wall were fixed prior to painting. Time was taken prior to project starting to make sure my concerns were addressed. Everything done in a timely manner and final walkthrough made sure everything was done to a high standard.
Chanhassen, MN
We thought it was a very reasonable bid to paint our room and hallway. Dave helped us with picking the color to complement the carpet color. They showed up on time and completed it in the time they had estimated. Final payment was not required until we were totally satisfied with the results.
Dellwood, MN
Dave and Christi Founders of Carlson Paint and Design

With 40+ years of Paint and Design experience, Dave and Christi have seen it all. Interior, exterior, design, and consultation. Check out some of our most recent work – Carlson Paint & Design!

About Carlson Paint & Design

What do you get when you combine 40+ years of Paint and Design experience? You get Dave and Christi – Carlson Paint & Design!

Dave and Christi love what they do! And it shows! They work with homeowners, business owners, real estate agents, designers, and remodelers. Their customers receive their full attention and are delighted from start to finish.