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"The painter from
did an excellent job. He showed up on time and went straight to work. He was quick yet also meticulous. We painted the" room 2 different shades of gray, lighter on top and darker on the bottom where there was wallpaper that we didn't want to bother with removing. He painted one coat on the top and 2 on the bottom in order to ensure that the wallpaper was covered completely. It looks fantastic - exactly how I pictured it in my head when I picked the colors. I have used
previously to paint another bedroom and will definitely use them again in the future.

-Christa F.

"Amazing experience!!! I purchased a Hot Deal for $199, that included a painter for a day. I am moving soon and I had several areas that needed to be painted.
" arrived at 8:00am and completed all areas beautifully! Painter worked so quietly and efficiently, there were times I forgot he was here.
and the painter were both very professional, very polite, and very accommodating. All the areas that were painted are perfect. If you need a painter, Hot Deal or not, you should hire

-JO P.

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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.

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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)
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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.

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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.

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! 

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.

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! 

House Painting reviews in Columbus


The provider came to our home to give us an estimate of how much painting he could do for the special price and to set up a service date. It took longer than expected to get that initial appointment set up, but we did set a date for service. He was supposed to call ahead the day before that specified service date. We started moving furniture and pictures, wall art, etc. out of the rooms to be painted a few days before. However, he never called or wrote again and was a "no show" on the specified date. I wrote and called the day he was supposed to show up, but there was no reply to either message. He finally wrote after he learned we had cancelled our payment through Angie's List, made some excuses, and asked for another
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We found another provider who was prompt, did a great job, and was cheaper than his "deal"!

- Janet D.

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reached out to us promptly to schedule painting and also showed up right on time on the day of service. My goal was to have a large bedroom painted (walls and trim work). I wasn't sure if all of it could be accomplished but was delighted to come home and find everything done. The room looks amazing--really nice paint job! Our painter,
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, was very professional and friendly as well. I will definitely use
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in the future.
- Lisa K.

The owner,
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, was very personable and professional. His crew was awesome! They moved all the furniture and painted the rooms without disrupting our home. At the end of the day, they cleaned up and it looked they had not even been there. They were very respectful of our family. It was an excellent experience. We will definitely use them again.
- michell R.

The proposal by
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was prompt, and responsive to everything I had asked for.
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, the owner of
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, was business-like, easy and pleasant to work with. His painting crew was able and hard working. They kept the work site free of clutter, and finished the job within the two week period agreed to. We really have nothing but high praise for the work done and the professional way the contract was reached. We were happy, too, with the price, which was well below a couple of other bidders. We encountered no problems during the job except for a few windows which were stuck shut at the end, but the crew returned immediately after a call to
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and his team are great. This is the second time we have used them and would definitely recommend them to others. Great work and even better people!
- Dawn P.

Performed as agreed in all respects. Pricing was very good relative to several other quotes. Also had positive comments from neighbor they had done similar work for.

They are TOP NOTCH. The crew was very friendly and meticulous. They even came back and did touch up work after the carpet was laid. Everything was neat and tidy when they left. We would HIGHLY recommend them. Efficient and cost effective.
- Terry K.

I found him through the City of Cincinnati website. He came over gave me an estimate, and we decided on a price. We also had a signed contract. He originally told me that it was a family-owned business, but I later found out that he sent over subcontractors. They didn’t start on time and he also increased the price 1-2 days before the job was to start. I stayed on site and observed that the crew left around 12 noon. I called him and didn’t hear back from him until Sunday morning at 3:00 am. Sunday morning was beyond the contract date, but I still went there on Monday because I wanted the work done. He hit on me and asked me to go to a concert with him. Even though they were behind schedule, he gave his crew the day off so they could go to the concert. After I came back from my two week honeymoon, he still hadn’t finished the job and still tried to bill me for the entire job. I also had numerous harassing messages from the subcontractors. I sent him a letter letting him know that I no longer wanted him on my property. He still continued to send me invoices. I called back one of the subcontractors and he explained that
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had given him a bad check and told me the amount that he was getting paid, which wasn’t even half of what I had paid.
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filed a
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against my property. I hired a lawyer and I’m currently waiting to see if he’s going to remove the
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or file a suit. Everything, from the price, to the timeline, to his obligations to guarantee that the work was done, was horrible.
- Leia M.

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PO BOX 21008

Wizarddz Honey-Do Crew

2469 Burgandy Ln

WMB Builders Inc

7570 Cubbage Road

Wonderwall Painting, LLC

S. Drexel Ave.

Worcester Custom Paint & Stain

3838 Summit View Rd

Worker Bee Construction LLC

Morrow County
Mount Gilead

Xclusive Home

7652 Sawmill Rd.





Yellowvan Handyman

Milford Center

Yontz Builders Inc

6096 Borror Rd
Grove City


Milford Center

Your Everyday Handyman

4423 County Road 25

ZNB Construction LLC

131 Oak Meadow Drive

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