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Exterior painting

Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

home exterior
Painting - Exterior

Life seems to pass by more quickly these days. It feels like every time I turn around, I find something that needs to be fixed, maintained or replaced.

Regardless of if you are painting or staining your fence, the most important step is to clean with a pressure washer first. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
Painting - Exterior

Quality materials and proper application can make all the difference when it comes so staining your fence.

Before disturbing lead paint, contractors must completely contain the work area. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
Lead Testing & Removal, Painting - Exterior, Painting - Interior

The EPA requires all contractors disturbing a certain amount of paint in pre-1978 homes to follow these safety rules. Make sure they're following every step.

Gray old fence next to fresh new fence
Fencing, Painting - Exterior

Dear Angie: What’s involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence? – Srinivasa V., Plano, Texas

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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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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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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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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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House Painting reviews in Columbus

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Overall I was very impressed by the quality and price. We have a rather large swing set out back and they did a great job of cleaning the old debris and mold off by pressure washing it. We then had some rotted wood that needed replaced and it was done perfectly. Finally, they applied two coats of fresh paint which not only makes it look fantastic, but will also protect it for the next 10 years. We couldn't be happier with the work that was done and will continue to use
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- Douglas L.
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I am so, so very pleased with his work. The price was less than I expected and the referral to fix the wood, prior to painting went so well.
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and his team worked very h****** a hot day, covered my landscaping, and did quality work. In missing a place, a worker came back in 2 days to touch up - no extra cost, of course. When I had a problem with a missing wood - very small section,
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graciously had a worker come, do a fill - in foam, painted it, secured it water prof, and one could not even tell the difference. They even followed up with prompt phone calls.
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and his team are professionals and I could not be happier. Yep, I would use these folks again.
- Victoria H.
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This is a wonderful company and we are so pleased with the work they did. The house looks better than ever before---great job of painting. Work was completed on time and the painters were very professional. We highly recommend
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- Lola E.
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They tried to say that they would be here on May 11th but didn’t come out till three weeks later. They were supposed to power wash the exterior but didn’t and just started painting instead. The quality of work was horrible; they missed spots, dropped paint on my hardwood floors, and didn’t use primer on my trim pieces. They charged for “more work” and had a nasty attitude while they were working. After they were done, they were rude and argumentative about fixing the parts that they missed. When I called them later to complain, they said “what is it now?” and would not agree to repair the paint.
- Kristi C.
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Hired them from an Angie's List deal. Expected one room to be painted, instead they were able to paint three. Could not be more pleased. The rooms were truly done to perfection. We have hired them to come back and do the entire exterior of our house.
- phil C.
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Arrived promptly. Preformed all the work as agreed upon and even went the extra mile by touching up a few places on other walls in the house as he went. He was approachable, trustworthy, and exceeded our expectations. We will go here first for all our painting needs in the future.
- Bradley S.
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Our deck was in dire need of refinishing. We had several estimates and narrowed it down to two companies. We decided to go with
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even though they were a bit higher than the other company because they could do it sooner. They kept in contact about the schedule and preformed the work as agreed . They power washed a few days in advance then came to hand scrape and then stained on the same day. Surrounding areas were covered and they were careful not to trample landscaping. They made suggestions on different shades of stain and helped us decide on a color. The workers were very friendly. They even brought our trash can in from the
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after the trash truck had emptied it. We are very pleased with the appearance of the deck.
- MATTHEW W.
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This is a great company! They were able to work us in early. Did a spectacular job! Highly recommended. Have already referred another person to them.
- Lance W.

Exterior Painters in Columbus

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WE PAINT COMPANY

4555 LAKESIDE
Columbus

Webb Home Remodeling LLC

1389 Pleasantville Rd
Lancaster

Westoff Services

2015 W 5th Ave
Columbus

wharton construction

783 mcdonell dr
Columbus

Whitt Home Construction LLC

5215 Township Road 115
Mount Gilead

Widow's Helper

976 N Nelson
Columbus

Williams Bros Home Improvements

274 Ballman Square North
Reynoldsburg

WILLIAMS PAINTING & PAPERING

1850 N. CASSADY AVE.
Columbus

WindowPRO

400-1 Lazelle Rd
Columbus

Windows & Siding 4 Less

1066 Bluesail Dr
Westerville

WION WORKS

PO BOX 21008
Columbus

Wizarddz Honey-Do Crew

2469 Burgandy Ln
Columbus

WMB Builders Inc

7570 Cubbage Road
Westerville

Wonderwall Painting, LLC

S. Drexel Ave.
Bexley

Woosley Construction

4869 Curtis Rd
Mt Vernon

Worcester Custom Paint & Stain

3838 Summit View Rd
Dublin

Worker Bee Construction LLC

Morrow County
Mount Gilead

Xclusive Home

7652 Sawmill Rd.
Dublin

XENOS UNCOMMON STROKES

2679 BRAMBLE DR
Hilliard

XTREME CONTRACTING SERVICES LLC

1411 BURNLEY SQ S
Columbus

Yellowvan Handyman

19900 COLLINS RD
Milford Center

Yontz Builders Inc

6096 Borror Rd
Grove City

YOU NAME IT HOME RESCUE LLC

PO BOX 32
Milford Center

Your Everyday Handyman

4423 County Road 25
Marengo

ZNB Construction LLC

131 Oak Meadow Drive
Pataskala

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