The Great Flood of 1937 Creates an Opportunity

Garnett Arnold was a consummate entrepreneur. The Great Flood of 1937 devastated local homes in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area, and the rebuilding process would require an increase in labor to perform various restorative services.

Garnett saw an opportunity to start a business helping families and businesses with their property during the rebuilding process. A company was born! Welcome Garnett Arnold & Sons.

Garnett Arnold & Sons Painting
Work Vehicle for the original Garnett Arnold & Son’s

Revolving Credit Lines Increases Purchasing Power

In 1959 credit cards with revolving credit lines were introduced in the United States. This, combined with a growing economy after WW2 had a profound effect on the economy. With an increase in residential purchasing power, Garnett’s son Raymond saw a rise in demand for residential repaints. Consumers went from needing to restore a property to having the ability to choose to repaint their homes. He capitalized on this change in consumer dynamics and decided to start another company, Raymond L. Arnold Painting Company.

War Interrupted

In 1974, after a tour in Vietnam, Raymond’s son Michael joined the company. The business was renamed Raymond L. Arnold and Son Painting Company to reflect the addition of Michael. Together they would paint hundreds of businesses and homes over the next few decades.

Raymond and Michael

It’s a Family Tradition

The tradition continued in 2001 when Michael’s son, Micah, assumed control of the company. It was converted to an LLC and subsequently renamed to Arnold Painting, LLC. In 2020, this multi-generational family business continues to provide the highest quality painting services for commercial and residential projects.

Four Generations of the Arnold Family

Why Choose Us?


You can trust our team to show up on time and perform a high quality service.


Best Services

We offer a complete range of services for your painting needs.



Quality Assurance

We make sure every job is done to your satisfaction.


Upfront Pricing

Our pricing is fair and honest.

Paint with peace of mind

Arnold Painting is a local business that spans four generations of master painters.

You can count on us to do the job right.

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