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said not to worry - call them back when I pick a color and they'll come back out. It was a couple of weeks later and the crew manager stopped by to paint the front door with no extra charge for my inability to pick colors. :) The house looks great and the price quoted is exactly what I was billed - no surprises. Highly recommend these guys. They know what they're doing and they're courteous and professional. Couldn't be better. It's been a few months and I don't remember the exact amount I paid. don't use my $1300 estimate for price comparisons.

-Erin B.

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and his team did a great job. I've had compliments from other contractors on the quality of the work. The price was reasonable and" the work was done as promised. They cleaned up all the trash and waste and returned the furniture to the original position. They reviewed the quality of the work and tended to any issues before they completed the work. I was impressed with the attention to detail and quality of the work. I will hire them again.

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Remodeling tip: Should painting or flooring come first?

Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know whether interior painting should come before or after the installation of hardwood flooring.

Interior Painting

Professional decorators say painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room. It's also one of the more accessible do-it-yourself projects for the homeowner, though a professional interior painting company will likely do a better and more long-lasting job.

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So you have decided that you are ready to tackle your first interior painting project, but what now?

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Hair spray is one of those things that is really bothersome.  We've run into this alot unfortunately.  And NOTHING we've found will actually clean it off.  The problem is that if you just paint over it, you still see shiny spots wherever the hairspray was.

Our companie's policy is to prime the area with any bonding primer.  This will seal the hairspray in and not let it affect the next coat of paint.  It would also be a good idea to lightly sand the area first.

Our recommendation for primer would be Zinsser's BIN Spray (red can) and can be bought at most paint stores or home improvement stores.  Other than that, any thing that specifically says "bonding" for a primer should be adequate enough. 
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This is a good question.  However, the question makes the assumption that there is a paint that covers everything in 1 coat, which I don't believe is the case.  My recommendation is Benjamin Moore's Aura.  Now the fine print.  Aura will cover very well because it dries to approximately twice the thickness of other paints.  However, Aura says it will cover any color in never more than 2 coats, but there are exceptions to that as well, including some deep reds.  The main thing is the color change.  If the color you are using is within the same family of colors, you have a chance, we've also had pretty good success of grey covering over tan in 1 coat, but if you're making a major color change, don't expect any paint to cover perfectly in 1 coat.

Some other 1 coat coverage paints you could use would be Sherwin Williams Duration, and Behr Ultra Premium Plus.

Hope this helps! 
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Remember, you not only have to remove the popcorn texture, but also redo the ceiling in some other texture.

Price will depend on several factors:

1) how much the contractor you choose hates removing popcorn or textured ceilings - some charge $1 or so/SF extra just because they hate it. There are even some who bid total drywall replacement cheaper than removing the popcorn, so you have to first find contractors who are happy to do that work, or your prices will be out of the realistic range

2) if the popcorn predates about 1990, then it could likely have asbestos in it, which doubles or triples the price, and in many cases uncapsulating it with a spray coating and then removing the drywall entirely is actually cheaper than all the protective measures necessary if it is scraped off. 

3) whether the popcorn is primarily gypsum and vermiculite (comes off REAL easy) or was the plaster of paris variety, which takes a fair amount of soaking to soften it enough to scrape off

4) what type of finish you are replacing it with - if a textured ceiling, slapcoat, knockdown finish or paneling, not real problem. If you want to go with a perfectly smooth ceiling (generally a bad idea as any variations in the drywall on a ceiling surface really shows up dramatically), then it will demand a lot of care in preparing the scraped surface, and a complete surface drywall compound skim coat to smooth out the scrapes and gouges from the removal process.

5) what underlying conditions are - if there is a lot of furniture to move around (should go to adjacent rooms) or cover and work around, high-quality rug or hardwood floor to super-protect or such, will drive cost up.

I have seen costs run from as low as $0.60/SF to $1.25/SF (for removal only). Generally, remove and recoat with a surface texture of some kind (anything but smooth) and paint will run you about $2.50-3.50/SF.

Now the bad news - if asbestos containing, can run from $5-10/SF. Many homeowners in that situation go the other legal route - have it encapsulated with an asbestos-rated sealant by an asbestos contractor, then paint it and leave it for the next homeowner to decide what to do about it. Some contractors encapsulate it and then put a 1/4" thick drywall layer over it - this usually looks like a disaster unless it has a VERY rough textured finish on it, because putting drywall sheet over a rough surface like popcorn invariably means a wavy surface commonly looks like a gently rolling ocean surface.

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Without seeing the project I'm not sure exactly what is happening.  HOWEVER, I've never heard of someone "floating" over paint blisters - just logically that can't work.  If air or moisture are trapped (because that's what causes blisters) painting over them won't fix the initial problem.

I have a couple suggestions - My first would have been to contact the paint manufacturer - whether it's sherwin williams, benjamin moore, behr, etc. to see if they would send a rep out to give their recommendation.  We have done this before starting a project to get the best possible recommendation for work to be done and have found them to be very helpful in diagnosing what is currently going on and the best way to fix it.

If that doesn't work, I would call either the better business bureau or maybe the local paper if your contractor isn't willing to work through the problem with you.  Also, If your contractor warrantied the work I might re-read that to see what they cover if anything.  

My guess is that there will have to be some sort of dispute resolution process.

Hope this helps! 
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Interior Painting reviews in Austin

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We had several bids for the painting of the interior of our home. Their bid was within the range that we wanted to pay. WE had our home painted about 10 years ago and the painter used a hybrid paint on oil. This was a big mistake and as a result the painted woodwork flaked for 10 years. When I met with
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we went over the problem and he assured us that he could fix the woodwork. The painters arrived on time and were excellant. They were fast and clean and were very concerned that i was pleased with their work. The second day of painting
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came over to check how everything was coming along. The painters finished the house in 4 days. When they were just about finished
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's partner came and did a walk through and anyplace that he found ( and there were only 1-2) he took a photo with his phone and went over it with the painters. They did such a good job I have been telling everyone about their work. We felt that they really wanted to do the best job that they could do for us.
In addition we had had some problems with our roof. I asked
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to look it over and and give us a bid. We had gotten other bids from roofers and they suggested we just replace the roof. 21st roofing suggested we make repairs and the roof was in good enough shape to get at least 5-6 years before replacing. Their price for fixing the worn areas, replacing the pipe covers and the entire ridge vent, and a major leak in the decking was 1.5K which was much better that a whole new roof.
I was dreading having the house painted again but 21st made it a very pleasant experience and the results was a beautiful paint job, with terrific painters who know how to paint.
Now we do not have to worry about a new roof for several more years, and we know who we will call when we need one!
- Charles Z.
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We were prepared for this project to take several days.
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completed our project in one day. This was great for us because we didn't have to take additional time off work. The employees were polite, courteous and focused on doing a good job in a timely fashion. We originally purchased a coupon for two painters for 8 hours each. We decided to expand our project to the balance of the first floor. We are pleased with the finish product and especially the pricing. We plan to recommend
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to all of our friends who are looking to update their home.
- Yvonne L.
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It went remarkably well! I was afraid because the rooms they painted were painted a very bright orange and a very bright blue. There were also some areas where the previous painters had done a shoddy job with the taping and floating, corners, and grouting of edges.
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is quite meticulous and did his best to "fix" someone else's mistakes. I consulted with Mr.
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, the owner of the company, prior to setting the appointment; he advised me on what kind of paint to purchase and how much. This is a family business and I can tell they take pride in their work. I would hire them again.i
- Yolanda U.
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First of all the Boatrights have been in business for many years I got great complements from
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and crew were easy going and always on time and neat. It took a week to complete the job which he did tell us would take when it was done it looked great. A few days later it started to peel and I call
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and they came right back to fix problem. I was told before the job he recommended to us B
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products but I wanted to use a different product and because of the poor quality of the product it started to peel but
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still without charge did the job all over again at no charge with the B
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product and it came out great! It is so refreshing to deal with a business that stands behind their work and is a pleasure to work with. I will always use them for any painting or staining needs.
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Markosfeld 3113 Wavecrest Blvd
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- joseph M.
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It went very well. I was prepping a house to sell and I had them do several things. I was a pretty happy camper overall. The only downside was the guy they sent to paint my stucco hadn't actually done stucco painting before – but he still did a great job! The concrete guy also did a great job.
- Edward K.
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At first, he was very responsive. I made an appointment to get the painting done, and the owner called to reschedule. He offered to do the job over the weekend, which is not during normal service hours, but he said he’d make an exception for us. The appointment was at 9 am Saturday, and they were a no call no show. He had a reason later on when I contacted him on Monday, but I really do not appreciate not even getting a courtesy call or text that no one was not coming when an appointment was set. He has now informed us he is having personnel problems, and it will be another couple of weeks before he can even get back with us. We took down the shutters, prepped everything, and moved furniture out of the way for this job; after this experience we do not think we will be going with this company.
- dana A.
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and his crew have painted, installed crown molding and changed our kitchen backsplash and we will certainly use them again for even more projects in the future. They do a great job with everything, especially with painting and drywall work, and the crown molding and backsplash look great too. Our house had crown molding in some rooms, but not all.
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was able to match it and make the other room look like they were done at the same time, if not even a little better. It's great to find someone who can do so much and do it well. They are professional, timely, courteous and most of all do fantastic work. Painting may seem like an easy thing, but when you see a professional do it, the difference is huge. We used to do our painting around the house, but with professional results and a great price, not anymore. Like I mentioned, we will definitely be using
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for more home improvement projects in the future.
- John F.
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responded immediately to my call and met to review the work and provide an estimate. I received the estimate on a Tuesday and
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ment started work the following Monday.
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crews were very professional. Floors were covered with paper/plastic in the areas they were working. Furnishings were covered with plastic. Everyone arrived on time each morning and each afternoon the area was cleaned and supplies tools put away, (the project spanned 3 days)
The
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work was done as expected.
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edges were secured in place with screws, fiberglass mesh tape was applied, cracks were repaired & texture was matched to blend with existing wall / ceiling texture.
I supplied remnants of the original paint from the walls / ceiling, so matching paint was not a problem. I also supplied primer paint that was used by both the
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/texture person and the painters.
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and his team were skilled professionals who knew their craft. I knew enough about the process to feel comfortable to assess the 3 proposals I received, however,
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craftsmen went beyond what I expected to insure that the repairs blended perfectly with the paint and texture of the surrounding areas.
There was no payment made until after the work was complete. I was responsible for paint and
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included all additional supplies and materials in his bid.
The only area for improvement (which is why gave professionalism a B rather than an A) was that
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didn't provide a written estimate for the work. However, i put together a scope of work, as I understood it from our conversation, and emailed it to him.
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made a couple of small revisions and we quickly had a written understanding of the work and who would be responsible for what.
- Harold L.

Interior Painters in Austin

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White lion construction

508 E.howard Ln.

Whitley Interior Solutions, LLC

P. O. Box 776
Cedar Park

WILD WEST REMODELING

1147 CONDALIA DR
Kyle

Will does it ALL

4508 Elwood rd
Austin

Willi Restoration Services Inc

4301 W William Cannon Dr
Austin

Woman Of Paint

5801 Hwy 290 W
Austin

WOW 1 DAY! Painting

3530 Bee Cave Rd

Xstream ATX

7703 Brodie Ln
Austin

Xtra Maid LLC

6600 E Bluestein Blvd
Austin

Zebra Custom Paint and Remodel

1710 Prairie Hen Cove
Austin

ZELMAR DRYWALL

2314 SANTA MARIA ST
Austin

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