Bates Painting Co.

Kansas City, MO

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How does your business stand out?

CRISP CLEAN LINES! We strive very hard to make sure the color and sheen of the finished project is exactly what the costumer had in mind. The Bates Painting team is punctual and respectful and courteous.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping select the perfect color to reflect the customer's taste while complimenting the architecture of the home.


Kansas City, MO 64131

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13 Reviews
  • Kelsey S. Jun 9, 2016
    Exterior Painting
    Verified Review
    We had a fantastic experience with Bates Painting! They communicated with us every step of the way, letting us know about any delays due to weather and any scheduling updates. Their team was very professional and friendly. They are honest, hardworking and reliable people. Not to mention, the work they did was amazing - our house looks brand new and they put a lot of effort into making sure the details were perfect.
  • Mark B. Apr 12, 2016
    Interior Painting
    Verified Review
    We were fortunate that our job began a day earlier than originally scheduled. WE WERE ABSOLUTLEY THRILLED! The painters were the hardest working guys we've seen in a very long time. We will need additional painting in the not too distant future. There is absolutely not doubt who we will call! Donna was an absolutely joy to work with. We have friends who are also looking for good painters. We would recommend this company to anyone.
  • Jack O. Dec 14, 2015
    Doug and his team painted our exterior and did a great job. They were meticulous in their work, and communicated well during the project.
  • Susan K. Nov 24, 2015
    Work completed 11/11/15. Painted 7 rooms/6 ceilings as well as entry, hallway & stairway to basement, removed popcorn from 1 ceiling, removed wallpaper from kitchen prior to painting. Patrick and Randy were personable, professional and punctual every day, with very good attention to detail with taping, repairing holes/cracks, sanding and painting. They worked quietly and efficiently. If it wasn't for the fact that the furniture was all over the house to accommodate the painting, we wouldn't even know they were there. They vacuumed each room after it was finished and moved furniture back in place. While they were here, we had some rewiring done that resulted in 2 small squares cut out of a hallway wall. Patrick patched it and you can't tell there was ever a hole. Very pleased with Bates and their staff, from owners to painters, and will not hesitate to use them again.
  • BJ J. Nov 20, 2015
    We had our house painted by Bates Painting Company in October, 2014. The estimates which we received from several companies were very similar. We decided to go with Doug, because he made an impression on me. We had the exterior of the house painted along with the repair of some wood rot. The three man crew did a very good job. They added some nice touches to our house. We did a walk around the house in order to determine if there was anything that was missed. I would recommend Bates Painting to anyone who is looking for a professional job and a paint crew that is easy to work with.
  • Coco J. Oct 27, 2015
    What an experience! Doug, Donna and Patrick have raised the bar for what I consider outstanding work. The crew spent two days, plus, just prepping the rooms to be painted -- edging every piece of wood trim with tape and covering the floors with paper; mudding and sanding rough spots and nail holes; removing faceplates from switches and outlets (leaving each screw in place, so they wouldn't get lost). I went from a darker color to a very light one, and it took 3-4 coats to make the dark blue disappear, but they got it done, with no missed spots and no shadows showing through. After they cleaned up and left, it was as if they had never been here. I am accustomed to having to clean up a lot of missed trash after workers have been here -- not the case with this team. No drips down walls, no splatters on woodwork. They are the best!
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 27, 2015

    Thanks Coco! We think you're pretty terrific too!

  • Chris C. Oct 14, 2015
    We had a great experience with Bates Painting Company. Our home is a modest 1920's bungalow with stucco siding. Their bid was very reasonable compared to a couple of other bids we received. They washed the house and applied two coats. Everything looks tight and neat, and the crew was friendly and on time. The whole project took them about 5 business days. At the end they insisted on a walk-around with me to ensure that I liked the quality of their work. Nice touch. The whole experience was a pleasure. I couldn't be happier.
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Chris, Your house looks so good! You picked a great color. You and your neighbors are awesome. I am so glad we got to work with so many people on your street! Great neighborhood!

  • Kathy H. Oct 13, 2015
    Doug and Donna Bates run a first class operation!! Their crews are lovely people who really know how to paint. They arrive early, work all day and do a fabulous job. I feel very fortunate that my neighbor found them. They have now painted three houses on our block and we love them!!
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Miss Kathy! Working with you was quite possibly the brightest spot in my year so far! You (and all your friends) are, well, I'm just going to say it...SO COOL! Thank you for taking time to visit with me about your awesome garden, remember me if you feel like you need to "thin out" anything...I still have space in my yard :)

  • Sandy K. Oct 12, 2015
    really good company. professional and considerate. painted my house exterior and did an excellent job! dougs team was punctual and thorough. these guys really know their stuff! i'd hire them again and recommend was refreshing to work with such an honest and talented crew!
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Sandy...I honestly can't say enough about how GREAT it was to meet YOU! It is so nice when we get to meet someone like you who has such a genuinely beautiful spirit! The pleasure was ALL ours!

  • Del C. Oct 12, 2015
    I had the exterior of my house painted. This company was friendly and kept in touch. The workers power washed, made repairs, replaced my decorative shutters, and painted the entire outside of the house. They were always on time, they were quiet, and cleaned up. They always communicated what was going on. The bid they made was the price I paid. There were no "add -on" expenses. I would definitely hire them again.
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Thank you! It was very nice to meet you and we hope you call us again for your next project!

  • Amy O. Oct 12, 2015
    Bates Painting Company was so easy to work with from the moment I requested a bid until the job was complete. They were timely, professional, and did a great job - I am not sure I have ever had such a seamless experience in requesting home improvement projects. I am really pleased!
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Thanks Amy! Coming from someone who appears to have the skills of a PROFESSIONAL decorator and who probably has done her fair share of home improvement projects, that means a lot to us!

  • Kerry G. Oct 12, 2015
    Hired for interior painting of trim and walls in newly purchased home. Excellent experience with Bates Painting during 4 week duration of the project. Provided fair and honest estimate, worked with me on changes to scope of project, painters were on time daily and showed great care for our home during the project. The final product was outstanding. Would highly recommend Bates Painting.
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Thank you! You have a beautiful home and you and your wife were great to work with!

  • Phyllis R. Aug 28, 2015
    Exterior Painting
    Verified Review
    I have used Bates Painting Company on more than a few occasions. They have done interior and exterior work at/on my home. The team shows up as scheduled, moves furniture or whatever is necessary to begin the job and clean-up is always done before they leave for the day. The owner, Doug Bates, is professional and very flexible on trying to work with your schedule and his team is top-notch. Doug will also work with you if you are unsure as to product and color selection. He is my number one 'go to' guy for all types of paint jobs. He has also painted on my picket fence and deck. Couldn't ask for a better company to work with you.
    Doug and Donna B. Oct 14, 2015

    Thanks Phyllis! We have your next exterior project on the books and are looking forward to seeing you soon!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our standard pricing system is based on square footage and difficulty of the job.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically we meet with a customer, evaluate their needs and then give them an estimate for how much we will charge to do the project.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The entire staff has been EPA Lead Safe certified.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After I received by Business degree I started the company and have been going strong since 1979!
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with all types of wonderful people, involving small residential properties to large corporate companies
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are looking to hire someone in this area, you need look no farther! We have experienced profession painter that do exceptional work!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How long has your company been in business and how much experience do your employees have?