Colkett Painting
Colkett Painting

Colkett Painting

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Introduction: Unlike some decorative painters, we do our own preparation and base coating so that there is not the need for scheduling two contractors into your home. Also we offer very high end finishes and we are trained in schools from around the world in very accurate renderings of faux marble and wood and very realistic trompe l'oeil mural work. I love designing and painting the murals maybe the most. I take a lot of pride in a job completed which has transformed the room(s) we work on.

Hired 3 times

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37 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

90 photos

  • Murals by Michael Colkett


Good 4.4

5 reviews


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Robert S.
Nov 30, 2021

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I am not willing to pat a 100 or more for a sketch. For 1500.00 he should include a sketch to show me his work.

Details: Indoor wall(s) • Residential • Small (less than 25 sq ft) • I have sketches

Colkett Painting's reply
Hello Robert, in response to your review, I have to say that since all I have to go on so far, was a short phone conversation in which I gave you a ballpark estimate for painting some trees, of $1,500.00. I’m sorry if my time is not considered valuable to you but I have been painting murals since 1985 and I always take a deposit before making sketches as there is no recourse for me to take once you have the sketch to hold you back from using my sketch with someone else to paint it. In this case , I’ve only given you a ballpark estimate before I even saw what you wanted. Once you sent me the photos of what you wanted, I felt a sketch would be helpful to you to be sure the perspective is correct. My website shows what caliber my work is so the sketch is only for you. I’m sorry we couldn’t do business together.
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Mitchell G.
Sep 11, 2020

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack


Details: Outdoor wall(s) • Residential • Very large (over 100 sq ft) • I have an idea of what I want

Colkett Painting's reply
Thank you Mitchell for the glowing review! It was a pleasure working with you as well and I hope you get enjoyment out of the mural of the Arizona desert for a long time!
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Tom Dee M.
Apr 14, 2013
We had a need to have faux finishing introduced to our new 5,000 sq. ft. home. After having two previous painters attempt the work requested we brought in Mike. We can discribe Mike's work and workmanship over the others in two words "THE BEST". Mike's care and workmanship have been seen by many visitors who had to touch - it to beleive what they were seeing. Straight painting is fine and normally something people get tried of and constantly change, but a perfect "artistic room" is like nothing else. we are bringing Mike back in to enhance other rooms and look forward to more compliments from our guests.
Colkett Painting's reply
Thank you Tom! I appreciate the kind words! It means a lot to me and us
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Jim N.
Apr 15, 2013
I had a mural painted in my basement and the remaining walls were given a rustic finish coat, they also applied a gold mica powder finish to a chandelier and two sconces. It took about a week to complete the work. They were very professional and thorough preparing everything and they were meticulous about cleaning up afterwards. Mike was receptive to our ideas and requests and the final product was outstanding! I will continue to use Mike and his crew for other projects and have already recommended him to several friends !
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Stewart R.
Apr 13, 2013
Excellent technical skills. Proficient in many different faux finishes, as well as excellent straight painting. Very prompt, arrives when promiste, returns phone and email promptly. Very trustworthy. Highest recommendation.
Colkett Painting's reply
Thank you so much for the favorable review! It is always a pleasure to work with you as well! Thanks, Mike
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Michael Colkett


  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    That's the fun of my job is that I generally come up with unique finishes for each job so it is almost always challanging to make it custom to the decor of the home or office.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    See the work which the contractor has done before making a final decision and get references. Also be sure they are adequately insured.

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    Terminology is difficult in the decorative painting trade. In the US the terms are not familiar to most people. For instance, marbling and marbleizing are two very different things. This list goes on and on...

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