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and his son/apprentice
came in and set to work, and
had the gaping ceiling hole (caused by" a toilet water supply leak) closed up very quickly. He then set about re-plastering it, and blending the edges, while also addressing neighboring cracks. He was very professional and efficient, and returned twice to finish the plastering process with an additional application of plaster after the first application had cured, and then with a sanding for smoothness. The repaired area looks fantastic--the only drawback is that it makes the old ceilings' other cracks stand out a bit! We will definitely turn to
when we are ready to undertake those repairs.

-James K.

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was very professional. Based off our conversations, he knew what exactly needed to be done. He arrived on time and got down to business." I left for work and by the time I came home it was mostly done. He came in the next day to paint the job. He quickly went to lowes to get a missing piece of hardware and then put up a light fixture in no time. He covered up the other items in the room so not to gather dust. The whole place now looks like nothing ever happened. It was indeed a clean quick and an perfect job. Thanks to Angies for helping me find
. Highly recommend.

-Ram K.

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Drywall and plaster

Knowing how your interior walls are constructed and what they are made of can help you take better care of your home, as well as provide effective maintenance. You can make small repairs yourself, but the more extensive the job the more likely you'll need a drywall repair contractor to make the wall smooth again.

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Plastering, Painting - Interior

Dear Angie: How important is it to repair plaster before repainting? Our ceilings have peeling paint that we’re pretty sure was caused by past water damage. Since the water problem is no longer an issue, can we simply repaint the ceilings or should we first repair any underlying plaster damage? – Sara S., Elgin, Illinois

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My sister-in-law uses brite white toothpaste and rubs it into those small holes. No prep, no sanding.
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I've used wall liner (it applies like wallpaper only thicker) to cover a multitude of "wall sins" over the years. In my opinion it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. It doesn't look cheap or tacky, it's inexpensive, non-labor intensive and not messy to install.

I used it for the first time about 15 years ago to cover a faux brick tile on my lower kitchen walls that couldn't be removed. It was either tear the wall down or take a chance on $40 worth of wall liner. It did the job beautifully and lasted. Since then I've used it to cover paneling, a badly gouged wall after a kitchen remodel and a wall that looked like a pegboard after floor to ceiling shelving was removed.

Friends and family (and realtors!) have been amazed by the transformation after applying this simple inexpensive product. 

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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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and his son arrived as scheduled. The work was completed very efficiently and the repair is basically invisible unless you know what to look for. He also fixed some other damage to a small area in the living room ceiling at no charge. Clean up was thorough. I am very pleased with the work. The pricing was very reasonable. I would definitely use
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again and will recommend his services to friends and neighbors.
- Larry U.

Plastering Contractors in Harrisburg

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24/7 HANDYMEN

907 Moss St
Reading

ALLIED PLASTER & CONSTRUCTION

226 RAILROAD LN
Orrtanna

America's Choice Remodeling

3050 C Canby Street
Harrisburg

Austin's Remodeling

10 Shirley Lane
Lititz

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

BELFOR USA GROUP INC

2780 COMMERCE DR
Middletown

Bolger Design & Remodeling

53 W Main St
Mechanicsburg

Bonitz Home Services

34 Northbrook ln

ECKS HANDYMAN SERVICES

26 FREEDOM TRAIL
Fairfield

Feiner Services LLC

PO Box 245
Glen Rock

FICKES PLUMBING

710 LAKE ST
Lancaster

Finishers LLC

P.O Box 71
Bloomsburg

Fry Asphalt

33 Wilson Ave
York

Gene Lakin Plastering

P.O. Box 410
New Cumberland

Go Green Construction

805 Taylor Rd.
Windsor

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd
Wellsville

HandyPro of York

1355 Cherry Hills Rd
York

HOME ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2600 LITITZ PIKE
Lancaster

Home Remedies Inc.

428 N. George Street
York

I.N.H. Home Improvements

1742 Filbert Street
York

Imes Construction LLC

8980 Carlisle Rd
Wellsville

Jacobs Painting Company

1390 Columbia Ave
Lancaster

James Robert Development Corp.

930 Red Rose Ct
Lancaster

Kane Finishing

57 Sunset Dr
Mechanicsburg

LaNoue Homes LLC

313 Walnut st.
Boiling Springs

Lewis Contracting LLC

PO Box 5
Etters

Lonnie Vaughn Sr, Contractor

131 S Walnut St
Dallastown

M D Lehman Plastering

4604 Bentz Rd
Spring Grove

M-n-K Painting

215 Coventry @ Waterford
York

Mark 1 Restoration Service Inc

355 Eastern Dr
Harrisburg

MARTZALLS FAUX PAINTING

22 BLUE JAY DR
Stevens

Maxim Contractors

10387 Jonestown Rd
Annville

McCarrey's Services & Home repairs

1102 E King Street
York

Miller Michael L Painting

12 S Walnut St
Mount Holly Springs

morret construction

2 albert lane

Mr Handyman of the West Shore

3504 Delwood Dr
Mechanicsburg

My Arts and Murals

1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd

N BENNECOFF DRYWALL & PLASTER

215 7th St
New Cumberland

Newstone LLC

419 Crossroad School Rd
Carlisle

OLDE WORLD MASONRY

166 OLD YORK RD
Dillsburg

One Call Does It All

2625 N 6th St
Harrisburg

Penn State Painting

2107 S View Rd
Lancaster

PENNSYLVANIA REMODELERS

911 BRADFORD RD
Harrisburg

Quality Home Remodeling LLC

5 hunt run dr
New Freedom

R S Restoration

23 W Market St
Marietta

R.R.Construction

545 estelle dr
Lancaster

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

ReMod Squad

1721 Mountain Road
Dauphin

Richard S Lapp Drywall

187 Wecaf Rd
New Holland

Robert Tranauskas Independent Contractor

3985 State Route 209
Elizabethville

Ronald Paskowski Quality Carpentry Work

225 Vinemont Road
Reinholds

S & R Painting Plus

6610 Leader Dr
York

Scope Painting Inc.

2430 W Mercury Blvd.

Shreveco Building & Remodeling

616 Sylvan Place
Harrisburg

Stauffer Wayne Plastering

2850 Taxville Rd
York

Stonestreet Contracting

5518 N Annapolis Dr

T.J. Wilcox Painting

338 Churchtown Rd.
Narvon

tate services

Lancaster

The Little Things

2549 Westminster Dr
York

Transfauxmation Inc

1703 Valmont Dr
Coatesville

Tyson's Landscaping & Maintenance

10919 Oak Ridge Ave
Red Lion

Val Jermacans Master Carpenter

290 California Rd
Morgantown

Victoria's Holiday Landscaping

4200 Shaffers Church Rd
Glen Rock

Ville Painters, Inc.

220 East Madison Street
Lancaster

Yarnall Home Imporvements LLC

30 Morgan Spg Dr
Morgantown

ZACHARY PAINTING

40 VIRGINIA AVE
Shrewsbury

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