Established over 20 years ago, Brush-Up Painting is a local, family-owned, and operated painting business serving the Triangle area. Each project is defined efficiently to meet and exceed the customer expectations from scheduling and choosing colors to logistics and clean up.

We take care of your home, we take care of you.

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Michael Ashdown




It was positively the best experience I have ever had with a contractor coming into my home.
Michael was professional, courteous, clean, on time and most of all, an excellent painter.
The pricing was very fair and the job was done in a timely manner.  I was able to go to
work and not worry about him in my home, very trust worthy!!
I will being using Brush-Up Painting in the future to do my exterior.
I could not be happier with the outcome.

Margaret D. Durham, NC

“This is the second time I’ve hired Michael and once again he’s done an excellent job.  He’s without a doubt the most professional, courteous and conscientious painter (and frankly best tradesman) I’ve ever dealt with. I through all sorts of challenges his way including rescheduling, working around other trades, changing wall colors in two rooms half way through.  You name it and he took everything in stride. When we’re ready to paint our exterior I will hire him again.”

Will E. Durham, NC

“Michael was very professional, courteous and an overall pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t not hesitate to refer Michael for friends or family and will call him if I need work done in the future.”

Heath H. Hillsborough, NC

“Michael was prompt with the estimate, showed up when promised and the quality of the work was excellent. He also was very careful moving all the furniture and replacing everything when done. The price was exactly as estimated. I will definitely call Brush Up Painting again.”

Kerry H. Chapel Hill, NC

“Michael came promptly and sent me an estimate.  From start to finish he was totally professional. He is the only painter I have ever had where I did not have a lot of clean up. By far the most professional of any of the painters I have used. I will recommend him to everyone I know who is looking for a quality job at a fair price.”

Patty L. Raleigh, NC

“FANTASTIC!  Turned a giant grass green bedroom into a beautiful red place of beauty!  Michael is professional, punctual, skilled, articulate and has an A+ work ethic!  Can’t give him enough praise for his hard work and skill.  His edging techniques are superior!  Gorgeous smooth, straight lines at ceilings, in coners and at base boards!  Thanks, Micahael!  Here’s to our next project!”

Charles M. Durham, NC

“Michael was a pleasure to work with on this job. We are very much DIY’ers our house so Michael was the first contractor we had to do a project. He was great at communication prior to the job, and wored around my needs. Michael was punctual in the mornings and was working the whole day. Our walls turned out beautiful, I can’t stop looking at them in awe! Michael was neat, covered all of the furniture and not a roller mark to be found! We will definitely be using Brush-Up Painting for future painting needs. Reasonable rates and superb quality.”

Richard F. Apex, NC

“The work was phenomenal, starting from the moment I contacted Michael. This is no joke – he was at my house within the hour and had an estimate to me within three hours, and due to rain delaying some jobs, came to do the work the next day. Very flexible, pleasant, and a highly skilled painter who is fast with high quality. I quickly realized his skill and asked him if he would do some other areas that were not originally accounted for and he did it at an extremely reasonable rate and worked from 8 until 6 with a smile. I normally don’t write reviews because I’m lazy and you have to go the extra mile to make me do it, but this is well deserved. Thanks for the great work.”

Amish S. Cary, NC

“Life’s too short to do your own painting if you don’t have to. Call Brush-Up!”

John H. Durham, NC


Brush Up Painting is honored to be the recipient of Angie’s List Service Award for TEN consecutive years! As well as Indy’s Best of the Triangle finalist for best house painter category.

Thank you to all the numerous satisfied homeowners that nominated us!


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We are your Raleigh NC Painting Contractor ready to get your painting project started!

We are committed to ensuring that all your painting projects are complete to your satisfaction.

Our Services

Interior Painting

Whether you are rethinking the decor of your home or need a fresh coat of paint to sell your house, our residential interior painting service provides the precision and professionalism needed to complete the project.

Brush-Up Painting promises 100% customer satisfaction for every residential interior painting project we complete.


Exterior Painting

Avoid the ladders, the rollers, the paint mess, and consider hiring Brush-Up Painting’s residential exterior painting services.

Brush-Up Painting only uses the most durable and weather proof paint on the market that is both eye catching and cost effective.  

 Trust in our expertise of residential exterior painting today.

Commercial Painting

Brush-Up Painting has the capacity to fulfill paint jobs for commercial spaces in addition to our residential services.

We prepare the space so that your assets are protected from damage and then evaluate the space for any problem areas that are in need of repair, caulking, scraping, and pressure washing.

With a pristine finish completed, Brush-Up Painting leaves the space each day clean for day to day operations.

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Popcorn Texture Removal

Wallpaper Removal

Don’t burden yourself with the task of removing tired, old wallpaper – use Brush-Up Painting’s wallpaper removal service.
We start by removing any loose or easily removable wallpaper by hand. After this step, we apply a product (DIF) that breaks down the glue securing the paper to the wall which can cause drywall damage but Brush-Up Painting takes every effort to prevent this as much as possible.
After removing all the paper, the walls are sanded, drywall repaired, primer and paint is applied to 100% customer satisfaction. Each removal includes a thorough clean up.

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