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Color Consultations

Quality Paint

Professional and Detailed

Fully Insured


We are 1st Place Painters, LLC in Raleigh NC offering expertise and a professional painting experience for all your interior and exterior painting needs.


We are licensed, fully insured, family owned and operated.


Specializing in interior and exterior painting.

1st Place Painters, LLC also provides professional color consultations, a top-notch carpenter for repairs and finish work and a professional power-washer on the team.


With a background in interior decorating and education, Monica provides her expertise for interior and exterior paint and color choices. She meets clients at their home "to get a first-hand look at each space, how light plays into the use of the space, and the clients goals". She narrows the choices down to what works specifically for the home and guides the client in the direction which works best for their unique space.

Our team is one of a kind, we have assured each of our team members has ample experience. Together, we boast 50+ years of experience in the painting industry.

We are clean, meticulous, professional, and have some of the best cut lines your eyes will ever see!

We prep each home, and treat your home just like we would want our own home treated.

COMMUNICATION and CUSTOMER SERVICE are key to our business! We are a high contact business, which means we are a phone call or text away all along the project process.

Our family principle of doing the right thing not the easy thing, is always reflected in our everyday business practices.


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Owners DJ and Monica will tell you they are two former teachers with an A+ team. DJ is a former economics teacher and business owner who spent many years helping his friend with his large painting company in Chicago.

Monica is a former interior design teacher who now enjoys working as a color consultant.


Moving to Raleigh, they saw the potential in beautifying the city and surrounding areas.


They have worked in Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Garner, Clayton, Smithfield, Zebulon, Wake Forest, and everywhere in between. 

"THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY, we live here, we work here, we play here, we PAINT here.

PAINT is more than "just paint", it protects from elements, it restores beauty, it's the walls we live in."

-DJ and Monica, owners

So whether it's your first place, or forever place, you'll be happy you went with us in the 1st place!

-1st Place Painters, LLC team

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DJ and his team took EXCELLENT care of us! The team was prompt, friendly and respected our home while totally exceeding our expectations. Nowadays, it's hard to find people that you can trust, but 1st Place Painters are legit! We will definitely use them for any future painting needs.

DJ and Monica are just a delight to work with! The wife and I could not be happier with the level of service and attention to detail that 1st Place Painters provided. Our house went from dull and burgundy to the talk of the neighborhood! If you are looking for a team of painters that will provide you ease of mind throughout the entire process then look no further to DJ and Monica! I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work!



ADDRESS: P.O. Box 736 Clayton NC 27528

TEL: 919-822-9090  |  firstplacepainters@gmail.com

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