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"I cannot say enough good things about
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was quick about calling me back. My experiences with contractors over" the years have taught me that that in and of itself is a rarity. He also made me feel like my job was important, even though it was relatively small. In the past, I have felt dismissed by contractors when I am not looking for massive overhauls. He made me feel like my business was valuable to him, and I appreciated that. He showed up when he said he would show up without fail, from coming out for the initial estimate to the end of the painting. When he told me he would be arriving at 8:30, he arrived at 8:30. His communications were prompt and informative, and he kept me up to date with the progress being made in the house. His price was reasonable, and the quality of work was above reproach. It was also completed faster than expected. He was in and out in less than 3 days. His crew was polite, and everything was cleaned up when the job was complete. They went above and beyond in the work done, including filling settling cracks around the house and touching up areas where my husband and I had gotten paint on the ceilings during our previous painting attempts. I can confidently say that I will recommend him to anyone who needs paint work done, and I will certainly be using him again in the future.

-Deborah C.

and the team were all very reliable and responsible, and made good recommendation on how to approach fixes, even if something did not go" as planned they fixed it. There were no nickel and dime charges, everything was reviewed before and after work. They were on time!

-robin B.

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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.

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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.


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.

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. 
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! 
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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Austin


I needed to update paint in two rooms. Both of them were changing from darker to lighter color. I had 2-3 phone calls with the contractor prior to them performing work. Based on the conversation, I had all the supplies ready. I had also prepared both rooms with floor paper and blue tape. They came on time (2 persons), brought their own tools and explained what they will do before getting started. They were careful around lamp shades on the wall, removed blinds and were overall professional. They had to put primer and one coat in one room and primer and two coats in another room. Work quality was excellent They cleaned up after themselves and reviewed the work with me before they left. They were done by 3PM (my 16 hrs coupon hired them until 5:30P) but they didn't offer to do additional work. I give B for price because without Angie's List big deal, their standard price ($1000!!!) would be quite expensive for 16 hrs.
- Ravi M.

Worked with
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and Jair's group. All very friendly. Excellent and efficient work. Finished ahead of schedule.
- Steven B.

He did an excellent job repairing the drywall and matching the existing texture. He was punctual and professional. We'll definitely contact him again if we need this type of service or painting in the future.
- Rex C.

He was nice and everything. We decided to do the work. He came by a couple of times, he had my address and did not have my phone number which is weird. He was reasonable and very nice.
- Lisa C.

When we moved into our house the
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needed repair and we "did it ourselves." Needless to say it didn't go well.
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repair our mess up and it looks great. He was on time, worked quickly, and covered any possible exposed areas. I would recommend him.
- Erika F.

After we had our drywall repairs done we had
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come in to paint the entire inside of our house. He textured all of the walls. He took his time preparing the walls so that the end result would be perfect ... and it was! He takes a lot of pride in his work and he is very professional. His work was done at a reasonable price and in a short amount of time.
- Patricia F.

Sheetrock, tape & mud, and texture the walls and ceilings. 500 sq ft room with cathedral ceiling and exposed beams. Excellent workmanship and timely completion. Job well done!!
- Ed H.

Based upon
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's 'A" rating and reviews, I called
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to get a bid on painting the exterior of my house. On Tuesday
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10, 2015,
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returned my call and said he could meet me Thursday. When he hadn't showed up by 2pm Thursday, I called to ask when he was coming.
Austin Interior Painters Provider Name Locked
responded that our appointment was for Friday at 10am and asked for my address again. He 'no showed' again on Friday at 10am, I called him again, and was told he would be here in 45 minutes. During our conversation he confused me with another customer, and once again, asked for my address. An hour and fifteen minutes later at 11:15am, I called, got his voice mail, and asked if he intended to come or not, and if so, when. At 11:30am,
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responded with a text saying that he was on the phone (when my call came in?), and with "that kind of attitude", he was "turning around and heading back to
Austin Interior Painters Provider Name Locked
". There was no "attitude" in my voice mail. I replied via text pointing out that he had 'no showed' three times in two days, and wasted a day and a half of my time and was "on the phone" but hadn't bothered to call me when he was already 30 minutes late for our third appointment.
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's careless/callous attitude about keeping appointments and his apparent disorganization, I'm not sure he was ever on his way or intended to keep any of our appointments. How does someone who behaves this way get an "A" rating?
- Robert S.

Interior Painters in Austin

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Villegas Drywall & Painting

145 Old Bastrop Rd

Vintage Modern

2029 Northridge Dr.

Vision Remodeling Inc

415 Ranger Dr

Vista Home Services

16309 Elm Drive

VJ Remodeling

7006 Crosswood dr.

VK Construction and Remodeling, LLC

3605 Cobalt Cove
Round Rock

Vogel Builders

3600 Goodnight Trl

Walker Construction

12207 Deane Dr

Walker Contracting

200 Hillview Cir.
Dripping Springs

Waller Construction Services

round rock
Round Rock



Walsh Painting Company

106 North San Saba St.
Round Rock

Walsh Painting Company

106 N. San Saba St.

Watts Werkz

695 Mesquite Fls
Canyon Lake

WeBe Works, Inc.

P.O. Box 269
San Marcos

WF Remodeling

603 Caballero Rd

White lion construction

508 E.howard Ln.

Whitley Interior Solutions, LLC

P. O. Box 776
Cedar Park



Will does it ALL

4508 Elwood rd

Willi Restoration Services Inc

4301 W William Cannon Dr

Woman Of Paint

5801 Hwy 290 W

WOW 1 DAY! Painting

3530 Bee Cave Rd

Xstream ATX

7703 Brodie Ln

Xtra Maid LLC

6600 E Bluestein Blvd

Zebra Custom Paint and Remodel

1710 Prairie Hen Cove



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