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About Express Yourself Paint

We were established in 2006 through a lot of sweat, tears and 80-hour work weeks, like most small businesses. I left my cushy upper management job in corporate to take over the great business my wife had started. She had decided to make our home a happier place by learning to paint faux finishes through our home like marbled ceilings and a brick painted patio. Then the neighbors wanted them, their friends and so forth. The name "Express Yourself Paint" came from customer's expressing their unique character through faux finishes. We started out in an eight-foot utility trailer with the forty-foot ladders hanging out to infinity with red flags tied to them and a used spray gun. We looked more like the Red Neck Painters of Raleigh. Thanks to all those trusting souls who allowed us to paint for them in those early days! We came from humble beginnings, but we wanted to create a different kind of painting company. A company that is high performance, uses modern technology for communicating and scheduling making for a more satisfied customer experience while still applying paint the old fashion way...brushes, rollers and sprayers. Our desire to be different has resulted in us becoming the largest and most successful repaint company in the Triangle. All that said, we still trip over our own feet sometimes and as of yet have not discovered how to be perfect. Give us a try and we will most definitely put our best foot forward for you. We can't leave the light on for you because we are at your home painting, but we will definitely bring all the paint and the fixings. Our sincere wish for you is to experience, "The Power of Paint!"

Our Mission

Share the power of paint (Protect, Beautify, Express) thereby maximizing the look, value, and individuality of our customers’ homes and businesses.

Our Values

Easy Communication

Exceed customer expectations through exceptional communication, performance and follow up.

Long-Term Quality and Relationships

Develop lifelong relationships and be a team player.


Be respectful and thoughtful of the customer and each other always.


Be honest, have integrity and take personal responsibility.

Our Professional Team

Jason Lazarus

Operations and Commercial Sales Manager
Jason has been in painting for over 30 years. He managed his own paint company in Louisiana and moved to Raleigh after
hurricane Katrina. He is a partner at EYP and enjoys fine dining and traveling with his wife and two children.

Brent Mikell

Sr Coating Specialist
Brent has a long career in professional home service sales.
He enjoys riding his motorcycle, eating a good steak, and golfing.

David Roberts

David is an ex cooperate supply chain executive.  
He has been married to Leigh going on 40 years, enjoys wood working, hanging outside around the pool and spending time with family.

Brit Roberts

Coating and Pre-Sale Renovation Specialist
Brit is a past paint franchise coach and business developer.
He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and enjoys boating with his wife and two boys, especially in the NC mountains. 

Tiffany Lyons

Virtual Estimator, Coating Specialist 
Tiffany has been in customer service for most of her career.
She enjoys DIY projects, gardening, and cooking. She loves working from home so she can focus on her children. 

Open Position

Marketing and Customer Service Manager

Our Culture


Be there first, showing up on time, finishing on time and respond quickly.


Communicate and take actions with precision.


Be the total package, complete all the work and finish the process.


Consistently be a high performer in all areas (fast, accurate, complete, and productive).

Community Service

We love our community and it shows! Express Yourself Paint proudly supports

Bridge II Sports

Brenton Roberts, member of core group, playing in August madness Basketball Tournament

South Granville Athletic Association

David Roberts, Owner, coaching SGAA All Star Team

Fight Like Paxton

Me Fine Foundation