Wagg’s Painting is committed to providing the best customer satisfaction through quality craftsmanship, reliability and high-grade professional painting at competitive prices. We invest n building a fruitful, long-term business relationship with each of our clients. We strive to be one of the leading painting companies in Central Ontario within the residential and commercial markets. Our assurance to every client is simple. We guarantee that you will find Wagg’s Painting to be the best company to meet all your painting and refinishing needs.

Wagg’s Painting is a family-owned company, based in Barrie, Ontario. We specialize in both interior and exterior painting, and can take care of any of you residential or commercial painting needs. We’re a small company, focused on high quality and making sure that our first time customers become return customers and friends. From the first free painting estimate phone call you will receive the quality and service you expect. Contact us today to find out how we can transform your next painting project.



There is nothing like a nice coat of paint to make a room, a house or any space come alive — but a paint job is only as good as the painter doing it! Don’t take our word, read the reviews below.





Colour Gallery

  • 5 star review  We recently had our front entrance and hallway painted by Wagg's. Chris was very knowledgeable about colour, and helped me to choose the perfect fit for the area. His team was friendly, efficient and paid great attention to detail. The price was also quite reasonable. We will be contacting them for our next painting needs!

    thumb Susan Hrchak
    April 27, 2021
  • 5 star review  Had a really great experience with Chris! He was super nice from the moment I called him. I’m currently going through a Reno in my kitchen and my contractor quoted me an absurdly high amount to paint — but Chris came back with a price much better. He was also very honest about the job my contractor did and told me I should go after them; as they told me, and I paid for, the kitchen to be paint ready and it wasn’t. I also have a tenant in my unit and he was amazing with communication with her and I through the entire process. The paint job was stellar as well, much better than I could do myself! It was well worth hiring Chris and his team; they are priced really fairly and did an incredible job. Don’t look any further if you need a painter in Barrie !

    thumb Kristina McMaster
    March 27, 2021
  • 5 star review  We just had Chris back to do more painting for us, his work is exceptional. I just wanted to let you know we have used Wagg's Painting for several years and always does a fantastic job. Our latest project was our kitchen, it looks beautiful. Chris is a true professional. The quality of his workmanship is top notch. He leaves your home looking beautiful. You wouldn't know he has been there if it wasn't for his amazing paint job. I would highly recommend Wagg's Painting.

    thumb Kathy Psihogios
    March 15, 2021
  • 5 star review  Chris and his team did a really great job of painting my living/dining and kitchen area. They were professional and friendly and completed the job quickly! I highly recommend Wagg's Painting!

    thumb LINDA TURNER
    March 7, 2021
  • 5 star review  I would highly recommend Chris and team to anyone who wants their home painted professionally. They certainly do pay attention to detail. So impressed. Thank you!

    thumb Debbie Rinas
    March 1, 2021


Painting a house can be a big project. If you don’t know what you are doing, it can turn into an expensive mess fast. Why not seek the help of professionals? Contact us for your free estimate, or to discuss your specific needs



Why do painters wear white?


In England, in the 18th Century painters started wearing white clothing because the most popular paint colour used was white. More specifically – Whitewash. Whitewash was a common substance used mostly on the exterior of a building. The liquid was a cheap substitute for real paint. It would rub off onto your clothing if you leaned against even after it was quite dry.

Now think about the fact that whitewash was used outside. This meant that painters had to work long hours in the heat and sun, and the best colour to repel the sun is white, it made sense to wear white.

And finally, when you got plaster or whitewash on your clothes, the painter would still look clean.


Union painters provided the next good reason to maintain the white and turned the regular white clothing into a uniform they were proud to wear. The union painters wanted to differentiate themselves from the non-union painters, who would wear white shirts and dark pants, so union painters started wearing white pants, white shirt and a bowtie. Yes, a bowtie. Making them look more professional than the non-union painters.


Today, painters that wear white do so for many reasons.

I wear white because it shows customers and potential customers that I am a Professional Painter.

Fun Fact:

In case you want to get technical, white is not actually a colour! Pure white is the absence of colour. In other words, you can’t mix colours to create white. Therefore, white is the absence of colour in the strictest sense of the definition.

What type of paint do you use?

Benjamin Moore. Most often we use Regal Ulti-Matte by Benjamin Moore on the walls. In kitchens and bathrooms we like to use Aura Bath & Spa by Benjamin Moore because of its superior durability in rooms with moisture.

What should I do to prepare for painting?

The following are things you can do to prepare for painting:

  • Remove any curtains and curtain rods from the walls we will be painting
  • Circle lightly with a pencil all the holes that do not need to be filled prior to painting because you will be using them again after painting.
  • Remove any light switch and receptacle covers from the walls we will be painting and set them aside. We suggest that you put them in a plastic bag with a zipper so you don’t lose any small screws
  • If you’re able to move the furniture, please move it to the centre of the room and away from the walls to be painted.
what kind of safety precautions do you use?

Wagg‘s Painting is fully insured. If one of our painters gets injured on your property or damages something – it’s our insurance that will take care of it and not yours.

do i need stay home while you are working?
No, you do not need to stay home.
can you help choose paint colours for my house?
Yes. Wagg‘s Painting can help guide you in choosing colours that work for you and your personality. We are not professional colour consultants but we do know the latest trends and can advise you. If you need a professional colour consultant we can recommend one to you.
can i be at home while you are painting?
Yes. You can be home while we’re painting. We don’t mind you watching; you may even learn something about painting. Ask us any questions while we paint
Do you also repair drywall?
Yes! If you need your wall repaired because of nail, screw or wall anchor hole – we will repair it. In fact, we can fix most of your drywall repairs.
how long will it take for work to begin?
The process begins the day that you are booked. We say process because painting is just a part of the overall experience. You can be sure that the preparation of the wall will take just as long as painting it. We take great pride in our wall preparation so you have the best finish.
what can i exprect in an estimate?
You can expect honest pricing that we stand by. The estimate is the price that you will be charged when the job is complete. As long is there is no change to the scope of work there will be no change to the price on the quote.