About Us

Revamp your space with our expert painters. Our commitment to quality materials means a flawless finish that’s both beautiful and long-lasting.
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Who We Are

The Absolute Painting Difference

Absolute Painting – Founded on Friendship!

Absolute Painting’s unique origin story is one of a lifelong friendship. The company founders, Gregory Collins and Michael Balding became friends in the third grade. Since then, they have remained best friends. They started working in the painting industry together right out of high school. In 2008, at the height of the housing crisis and Great Recession, they formed Absolute Painting with a used van and hand-me-down tools.

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Absolute Painting is a specialized repainting contractor. Our Residential Division offers repainting of all interior surfaces including walls, trim, woodwork, ceilings and cabinet repainting and refinishing. We offer full exterior painting and staining services, including wood and siding repair and replacement. Our Commercial Division provides service for light commercial interior and exterior repainting.
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What we believe

Our Values

We are committed to providing the same great service throughout our extended service area!


As a TEAM, Absolute Painting is committed to full and open honesty. We believe the most important part of any relationship is TRUST and we are committed to keeping the promises we make to our customers.



As a TEAM, Absolute Painting is committed to providing excellent quality and service. Not only do we strive to go above and beyond quality standards, we work to provide an exceptional experience from the first phone call, through the consultation process, to providing a painting proposal, the scheduling and performing of the actual work, and following up with our ironclad warranty.



As a TEAM, everyone at Absolute Painting is accountable for their own actions. We take immediate ownership and responsibility for our services. We are human…mistakes sometimes happen, but our TEAM takes immediate ownership them and work to make sure they never happen again.



As a TEAM, we are mindful that our customers are trusting us to provide them with an excellent experience, and we take great care to be mindful and respectful of our customers and one another at all times. We believe respect is due to everyone, especially our customers and we strive to be always mindful of others.

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As Absolute Painting has grown into the premier painting company in Lawrence, KS and the greater Douglas and Johnson County area, owners Mike and Greg have dedicated themselves to providing an exceptional painting experience. With over 25 years in the painting field, they have used their extensive knowledge to develop systems and processes that provide a consistent WOW experience for valued clients.
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Because Absolute Painting is a family company, we share a special bond with our employees. We work together as a team and are committed to our values of honesty, integrity, respect, communication, and a commitment to providing an over-the-top painting experience. Our crew leaders have many years of experience and our customers consistently give our teams high marks in communication, quality and attention to detail. Our Company Principles are at the core of our weekly company meetings and we all practice them daily with each other and our customers.
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get in touch


If you choose Absolute Painting, we guarantee that you will have a great experience. Our promises of customer satisfaction, communication and quality work ensure that you will have a WOW painting experience!

Whether you have questions about our services or want to request a quote, we are always here to help. Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can assist you with your painting project.