Eric Craine never set out to own a painting business. In fact, it wasn't until he realized construction wasn't his style that he got into painting.

"I hated working outside in the winter," Eric says, "So I accidentally got good at painting."

After graduating from high school in 1996, Eric moved to Pequot Lakes and took a job with a construction company. Then winter hit and Eric starting looking for a job with more temperate climate- preferably indoors.

In 1998, Eric landed a job with a reputable painting company and relocated to Brainerd. Starting out as a self-proclaimed "grunt," Eric moved his way up through the company and became shop manager within a couple of years.

Eric spent a few more years perfecting his trade.  Then, in early spring 2003, Eric's phone started ringing with inquiries about painting jobs. A few side jobs turned into a side business. "I got so busy I ended up booking the whole summer," Eric says. By the time summer arrived, Eric was ready to branch out and launch his own painting business — All-Ways Painting.

13 years later, All-Ways Painting has grown from a one man show to the premier painting contractor in Northern Minnesota. Specializing in premium finishing and wood staining, All-Ways Painting is the choice contractor for some of Northern Minnesota's premier custom builders.

Whether the project is a new home or just needs a new look, All-Ways Painting offers the best in exterior home finishing. 

We stand by our work because we use products we know and trust to last. Contact us today for a free estimate.



PRoducts we use                  Services we provide

  • Sikkens
  • Cabot
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Hirshfields
  • Early American
  • Valspar


  • Exterior Painting / Staining
  • Interior Painting / Staining
  • Pre-finishing
  • Custom finishing
  • Flooring epoxy
  • Indoor/Outdoor Sporting Courts