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and his crew were able to squeeze me in before it got cold last Fall. It took them 4 or 5 days to finish and it was a lot of detailed window" trim, and soffit and fascia wor on a 2 story duplexk. They did a very nice job and everything we contracted for.

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was professional and detailed. He made sure everything was completed to his standards (very high). He had ideas on colors and treatments" for the walls and woodwork that transformed an older home to more up to date appearance without breaking the bank.
was doing this work in preparation for sale of the house. I realized I should have hired him earlier, so I could have enjoyed the finished product! Home sold within two weeks based in no small part on the excellent work
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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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Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating, Furniture - Sales

Got a little house? Top rated interior designers and decorators, Realtors and home staging pros offer easy tips to make small spaces look larger.

Some paint finishes are easier to clean than others. It's always a good idea to test a small area first. (Photo courtesy of Timothy M. of Wakefield, North Carolina)
Painting - Interior, Housecleaning

Eggshell-painted walls clean up pretty easily if you’re fairly gentle in your approach. Don’t scrub overly hard, or you may create discolored or faded areas.

Most electricians and plumbers don't routinely patch wall holes left from their work. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Barbara D. of Downington, Pennsylvania)
Drywall, Painting - Interior, Handymen

These service providers are your best bet to patch drywall or plaster holes that plumbers, electricians and other service providers may create while working.

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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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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 Minneapolis

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Rankkila, the provider, arrived on time and did the work promptly. The plaster underneath the wallpaper needed a lot of patching, so I also him to do this as well. He did the work promptly as agreed to, but I had to do some cleanup and retouching myself later so I can't call it excellent.
I also asked him to look at an exterior area, and he offered to do the job at a discount in the spring if I gave him a down payment of $500, which I did. When spring came I tried to reach him at the same business phone but I never received a return phone call. After leaving a number of messages I found Mr. Rankilla's obituary in the local newspaper. Apparently nobody else was retrieving phone messages or tending to the business, and I never heard back from anyone. So I never got my $500 back. I don't know whether the business still exists.
- Mary M.
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It went perfectly. They are very professional;
- submitted free estimate
- work order included all the details of the work - schedule was accommodating for me - finished earlier than estimated - there were 2 story areas that were difficult to get to and they painted them very well. - work place was next and safe - work was done as agreed to with no issues - work more than met our expectations -
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is very likable and accommodating - clean up was done professionally - they inspected the work that was completed with us before leaving.
- Gordon P.
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We have used them before. Their work is excellent and they are very professional.
- They gave us a free detailed estimate.- Price was much better than other estimates.- Provided proof of insurance and a detailed work order. - Work was done sooner than estimated.- They protected furniture and floors, thoroughly.- The area was kept neat and clean.- They painted 2 story walls and ceilings.-
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were excellent to work with. They met all of our expectations and more.
We strongly recommend them and we will use them again.
- Gordon P.
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This is the second time I have used them. Their work is excellent and they are very professional.
- They gave me a free detailed estimate of work to be done. - Price was much better than other estimates I received. - Provided proof of insurance and a detailed work order. - Scheduling was accommodating and work was done sooner than estimated.
- They patched small wall and ceiling cracks.
- They protected furniture, floors, and wood work thoroughly.
- The area was kept neat and clean during the 4 day project.
- They were able to paint awkward 2 story walls and ceilings.
- They even cleaned my ceiling light fixtures and changed the light bulbs.
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were a joy to work with. They more than met our expectations.
I highly recommend them and I would use them again.
- Gordon P.
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Rescheduled start time at
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's request, but they were 30 minutes late. Did a good job painting except had to come back and re-roll some patches that were not repainted. Second painter did not remove or cover boots.
- MARGARET B.
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They were very professional and did a good job. At times they were hard to get a hold of on the phone in a timely fashion but noting that was not workable. Used their coupon and was very pleased. Hired them to come back a second day and they had vehicle problems that caused them to reschedule. I could not take the next day off so I let them in in the morning and they did the job and left locking the house up. They did a very good job in my opinion.
- Douglas M.
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Wind Painting was very good company to handle this job. They were 100% professional, all meetings were timely, and they were respectful of our time. We had to set up the entire project for 2015 so we could use some of our 401k money to pay for the work. They began on-time on January 19th, and even though the project took longer than expected, their work crew did everything they could to keep us comfortable while they worked on 4 rooms on the first floor of our house. They did work on 2 rooms at a time - first the Living Room and Dining Room, when those two rooms were finished we moved all the furniture from the study and guest bedroom into the completed rooms while they were working on them. Our work crew,
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worked at our house everyday for 3 and a half weeks. They were master craftsmen in their trade. They new how far to pursue the cracks and irregularities in the walls (often right down to the lathe), and they took painstaking care to rebuild the walls.a
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at a time, using a variety of products, recommended for that particular
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for very specific reasons. Some were used for their flexibility, some for hardness, etc. They cleaned up everyday, running a vacuum cleaner to pick up as much dust as possible, and they protected our furniture and other items to our complete satisfaction. Their taping and use of plastic to seal off rooms worked well to keep the dust of sanding and wall preparation to a minimum, in the rest of the house.
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were professional, good natured and helpful in any way they could be. Each day they explained the work to be done and answered any questions we might have had. They went the extra mile every day to keep us informed and help us stay as comfortable as possible in the rest of the house. This was a difficult job with lots of surprises and problems requiring great skill, patience and craftsmanship. We were very pleased with the crew and all the people we worked with from
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Wind Painting. We received very high quality work and the knowledge that every possible issue was dealt with down to its cause. We will feel good about passing this house along to the next owners, know that we, and
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Wind Painting, did the best job possible.
- Blake L.
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was friendly, helpful and prompt. He kept me up to date during the project and asked repeatedly if I had any questions or concerns. The entire job was done in little over a week. I'll be calling him in the future for any painting I need.
- Nancy F.

All Interior Painters in Minneapolis

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Toth Homes Inc

10816 Rich Ave S
Minneapolis

Transform Design Solutions, LLC

2841 Lexington Ave N Apt F
Saint Paul

TRAVIS ROSS TILE

1425 BIDWELL ST
Saint Paul

TRAVIS THE HANDYMAN

4448 Fairview Ave
Hopkins

Tried And True Painting

14914 Creditview Dr
Savage

Trillium Construction LLC

15459 Wintergreen St NW
Andover

Trilogy Remodeling, Inc.

3933 W. 143rd Street
Savage

Triplett Construction and Handyman Services LLC

5406 Gunderson Avenue
Maple Lake

Triumph Painting Inc

4582 199th Ct W
Farmington

TROY ANDERSON PAINTING

15840 FLEET TRL
Saint Paul

TRS Builders & Remodelers LLC

8204 Ingberg Ct S
Cottage Grove

Tru Colors Painting

8882 Partridge Rd
Saint Bonifacius

Tru Property Solutions, Inc

716 74th Ave N
Minneapolis

TruMasters

1077 Van Buren St S
Shakopee

TruNorth Painting, Inc

5301 Edina Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis

TRUSSES N' US CONSTRUCTION

13269 Inglewood Ct
Savage

Trust Master LLC

11340 Rosemill Ln
Champlin

TULIEN PAINTING CO

4317 TRENTON TRL
Saint Paul

TWEEKER WOOD RENEW

3943 BRYANT AVE N
Minneapolis

Twin Cities Home Repair LLC

16517 Lakeland Dr
Minnetonka

Twin Cities Metro Painting Co

5900 Wisconsin Cir N
Minneapolis

Twin Cities Painters

2655 York Ave N
Minneapolis

Twin Cities Painting Pro's

304 hazelwood st
Saint Paul

Twin Cities Renovations

7038 13th Ave S
Richfield

Twin City Best Painting LLC

12300 Thrush St. NW
Minneapolis

Twin City Best Painting LLC

12300 Thrush St N.W
Minneapolis

TWIN CITY HANDYMAN

8026 GREENBRIAR LANE
Saint Paul

Twin City Home Remodeling LLC

85 3rd Avenue SE
New Brighton

TWIN CITY REPAIR & MAINTENANCE CO

1579 CHELSEA ST
Saint Paul

Ulmer Construction LLC

1633 County Highway 10
Minneapolis

Ultimate Drywall,Inc

1550 91st Ave NE Ste 301
Minneapolis

ULTIMATE EPOXY FLOORS INC

9201 N SHORE DR
Spicer

Ultra Shine Windows LLC

4213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis

Ungerman construction

4450 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis

Unique Avenue Designs

413 Franklin Avenue NE
Saint Cloud

United Framers Resoration Services

530 Michigan St
Saint Paul

Universal Home Services

3015 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis

Upgrade Painting

2120 Wildview Ave
Saint Paul

ures

30846 DERLY LAKE DR
Waconia

USA Builders and Remodelers

Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights

Vantage Painting

360 Toronto St.
Saint Paul

VanVleet Construction

8416 DuPont ave n
Brooklyn Park

Varsity Painters

5416 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis

VERTICAL GRAIN BUILDERS

270 Edgewood Ln
Saint Paul

Veteran Painting

522 E 7th Ave
Shakopee

VIP Valley Interior Products

4626 Lyndale Ave N
Minneapolis

Virtue Painting & Construction

18193 70th Ave N
Osseo

Vision Custom Stone Work LLC

3817 41st Ave S
Minneapolis

VISION REMODELING

3448 Walden Alcove
Saint Paul

Vivo

111 Anapolis Street East
Saint Paul

VOYAGEUR PAINTING

2943 SHELDON ST
Saint Paul

VUJOVICH DESIGN BUILD, INC.

275 MARKET ST
Minneapolis

W B Builders

5617 Bernard Pl
Minneapolis

Wagenman Remodeling Inc

9561 Dunes Ct S
Cottage Grove

Wagner Construction

11562 272 Ave N
Zimmerman

Wagner Painting LLC

206 Park Ave N
Vermillion

WALDENWOOD

24925 Glen Rd
Excelsior

Wall Ace LLC

4609 Chowen Ave N
Minneapolis

Wall To Wall Drywall

871 78th St
Victoria

Wall Trends Inc

6712 Harlan Dr
Eden Prairie

Walleye Builders Inc

10 Doral Rd
Saint Paul

WALLS OF ART LLC

8601 239TH LN NE
Stacy

WBL Home Improvement

4550 Evergreen Dr

Weather Shield Contracting Inc

1360 University Ave W
Saint Paul

WEBSTERS QUALITY PAINTING

12752 GORDON DR
Eden Prairie

Weis Design & Remodeling

1924 W 86th St
Minneapolis

Welch Painting & Fine Finishing Inc

2202 Fremont Ave S
Minneapolis

WELCOME HOME USA

PO BOX 385876
Minneapolis

WEST END KITCHEN INC

188 7TH ST W
Saint Paul

WestSide Master Painting

1326 Hubbard Ave
Saint Paul

Weydert Decorating

27151 Thomas Ave.
Elko

WHITE BEAR CARPENTRY

2565 1st St
Saint Paul

White Crane Construction LLC

5001 28th Ave S
Minneapolis

Whites Remodeling

2465 South ave
Saint Paul

Whitetail Builders Inc

3935 157th Ave NW
Andover

Whole Builders Cooperative

2928 5th Ave S
Minneapolis

WIKS COATINGS INC

5023 HOLLY LN N
Minneapolis

Will's Painting

Excelsior

WILLIAM JOHNSON PAINTING CO

5632 STEVENS AVE S
Minneapolis

William Nunn Painting

15 Lakeview Ave
Excelsior

Willie's Painting

2116 East 42nd St.
Minneapolis

Willis and Scott Painter Pros

2640 Holly Lane N
Plymouth

WINGARD HOME SERVICES

4833 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis

Wolf Prints

1281 CountryView Lane
Burnsville

Wolf Restoration LLC

Po Box 320
Lakeland

Wolleat Construction

1027 Evergreen Trail
Lino Lakes

Wood Duck Designers & Builders

1836 Pinehurst Ave
Saint Paul

WOODEN DREAMS

1883 SIOUX BLVD
Saint Paul

Woodland Painting Inc

574 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie

WORKING FOR YOU

30199 FOXTAIL LN
Stacy

WORLD OF COLORS

6610 COLFAX AVE N
Minneapolis

WORLD RENOVATIONS

2315 University Ave NE
Minneapolis

Wright Painting & Decorating

725 5th St W
Hastings

YO JIMBO! PAINTING SERVICES

4644 WASHBURN AVE S
Minneapolis

Your Handyman

Minneapolis

Your Home Construction Inc

4217 Juniper Point
Eagan

Zanecraft Homes Inc.

23347 Jonquil St. NW
Saint Francis

ZHAGUI PAINTING

Minneapolis

Zimpel Drywall LLC

1781 lamplight dr.
Saint Paul

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