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' team had a fair quote, and did very clean work. Their team showed up on time, and followed the plan agreed to, although we had to" remind them about the trenching around the house. The painting performed looks better than we expected. We have had several complements on the job! I wouldn't hesitate to use
's painting again, and in fact, I intend to for my interior painting. Thanks

-Trevor W.

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. I explained what I wanted done and he came to do an estimate, which was within my" price range. He answered all of my questions about the work itself and completed it ahead of schedule. He made it quite easy to accommodate my needs.

-Richard G. A.

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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.

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 Tampa


This painter was only interested in making a very large profit at our expense. The quality of their work was less than average.

The first day they prepared the Lania area they left all my TV remotes, pool DE powder, wall clock and other goods out in a storm and then left my home due to rain. When I got home everything that they left outside was ruined. Then they over sprayed the soffit vents in the pool area, clogging up numerous areas of these vents. When they were questioned about the heavy paint they said the vents were plugged before they started, which was untrue. They proceeded to clean and repaint the vents but complained about the time wasted in that effort and never admitted they were at fault.

When we requested additional work to be done and agreed on pricing, they decided two days later that they did not want to do this extra work because they had another job bigger then mine they wanted to get to. They forced us to rush thru a final inspection on a day it was raining so they could get their $ and leave. When we pointed out areas they needed to be fixed (over runs around numerous windows that needed to be scraped off), they rushed thru that and left 20 minutes later and only fixed about 50% of what was a mess.

On that same day we agreed they would call the following week to schedule the extra work to be completed and also return with partial containers of the house paints used for us to have for future touch up work.

We waited two weeks and they never returned our calls. We sent several emails and text messages trying to contact them and finally reached one of the owners. He admitted they were ignoring us because they did not want to come back. He agreed to send us $100 for the rained damaged goods and drop off touch up paint, but it has now been close to two weeks and that has not happened either.

The quality of their work was not good, they rushed our job and we continue to this day to find paint over run areas, windows left with glue where they tapped off areas to spray and other areas that are just sloppy work.

It's unfortunate they came recommended thru a co-worker who said they got a referral from Angie's list. don't use this company unless you are ok with below average work and unprofessional business practices.
- Crystal N.

The process went extremely well. At first I was told the overall process would take 3-4 days.
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
and his crew of 8 showed up the first day, all very well organized and professional, and they were able to complete the job in one day. I was amazed and pleased. I was initially concerned the quality might be compromised by doing the entire job in one day. That concern was quickly banished.
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
, his Dad and his brother were all here as well. All of the workers spoke very good English, which was a delight! Everyone was working together and the end product was amazing. I still walk into my house every day and still can't believe it is all done. What nice people to work with. Most of the time I was not in my home and I had absolutely no concerns leaving them there working. After all of the work was done, I decided to do another accent wall. I contacted
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
and he was able to get someone to my house in the next 24 hours to get the one wall done. I have no hesitation recommending
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
. I will definitely use them again. I will definitely refer them to others. What a great group of professional painters who take pride in what they do!!
- JO D.

I am very pleased with the outcome. They matched the color of the siding, patched up where needed (I pointed out a few areas I was concerned about and they went the extra mile to caulk them), and the price (I checked other companies) was right in the ballpark of what I felt would be charged by a professional; I wanted a quality job at a reasonable price, not a "cheap" job at a bargain price. All in all, I would highly recommend
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
to anyone (and already have to two people) and would feel comfortable hiring them again. Thanks Mr.
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
- Jeanne M.

Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
and his father came to our house twice to quote the painting of the interior of our home in early November. We wanted the work to be completed before Thanksgiving but they were unable to fit us into the schedule. We agreed to wait until the first week of December. They showed up on 12/01 and began preping. Several hours later they walked off the job. I tried to contact
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
to find out what happen with no response. Later that day I received an email that they couldn't paint my house. I was left in a terrible bind and my home was unpainted for Christmas because it was too late to get anyone else in before then.
- mary F.

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did a great job. This is the second time I've used them. The first time was when I prepared my former house for sale, and this time after my husband and I bought our current home.
They were punctual, professional and completed the work within the timeline quoted. The crew was neat, cleaning up the workspace before leaving each day. They were also unobtrusive, working quietly and efficiently. The crew chief answered all of my questions to my satisfaction and offered suggestions on painting options (e.g., whether to paint the ceiling of my covered patio and exterior doors the same color as the walls or leave them white/black).
The billing process was also explained fully and completed as described. The initial quoting process wasn't quite as responsive as I would have liked, but good enough. I requested a quote and received pricing information within a day or so, but then moving from quote acceptance to scheduling took much longer. That could have been a function of the crews being booked, but they didn't communicate that ... or much of anything until they were ready to get me into the queue.
I would probably use them again, but would definitely solicit bids from other companies first to make sure they remain competitively priced.
- Lynette B.

Company listed as having several employees and family owned.
Contacted this highly rated contractor for a painting and pressure cleaning job.
They said they would be here Wed to create an estimate . We did not have to be home.
And we would have the estimate by Thursday.
I phoned Friday afternoon. Due to medical reasons the estimate would be delayed to Monday.
I confirmed that this was not an appointment, but a walk through for an estimate. And asked if anyone could come on the weekend to do the estimate (only about 8-10 miles away)
Was told that due to husband's illness and kids being home on weekends, no estimates on weekends.
I understand the complications and fully appreciate them.
1) DO let your potential clients know when you are delayed/can't keep your deadlines
2) DO make special concessions when you don't deliver
3) DO Consider backup resources for crunch times/exceptional circumstances

- Kathleen K.

I can't begin to say enough good things about
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and his crew at
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
. I requested a quote from
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
on Angie's List after reading several previous reviews. Although I had a few other estimates, once I met
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
I was certain that I had the right company for the job. He showed up promptly and measured the spaces. He provided a written estimate detailing the work to be done and scheduled a date to perform the work. He, his family and his crew were some of the most professional craftsmen that I have had the pleasure of working with. They take such pride in what they do and their attention to detail is extraordinary. I will absolutely use
Tampa Exterior Painters Provider Name Locked
for all of my painting needs in the future and would strongly recommend them to anyone.
- Brooke S.

I’ve been using him since June. Scheduling was good and I never had an issue with that. He’s primarily a painting contractor, but he can also do handyman repairs. I like his communication; he tells me what’s going on and if he runs into any issues that he has to fix. He has no problems correcting any parts of the project.
- Barrett B.

Exterior Painters in Tampa

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3215 79th Ave East

VanDale Painting Inc

10202 N Edison Ave

Vanguard Enterprise Services INC

1120 Mineola Cir
Palm Harbor

VBG Contractors

529 Interstate Court

VBG Contractors

787 US Highway 41 Byp S

Vortex Solutions

1018 Hook Dr
Spring Hill


2418 29th street north
Saint Petersburg

Wallpaper Mart Home Decorating Center

530 S Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs

Walter's General House Repair

2222 Americus Blvd.

Walter's Painting

Spring Haven Blvd
New Port Richey

Webb HomeBuilders Group, Inc.

PO Box 6467


P O BOX 14121

West Florida Home Services,LLC

2337 Bishop Rd
Spring Hill

westberry drywall & remodeling LLC

5616 43rd ave east

WHC Distributors

8380 Ulmerton Rd

Wheaton Homes

PO Box 12

Whisler's Inc

706 Ingraham Ave
Haines City

Whitlow Remodeling

336 Parkview Dr

Wise Property Services

1410 E. georgia st.

Witt Fence Co Inc

6720 US Hwy 301 S


Saint Petersburg


8030 Jackson springs rd

Woods People Painting Services LLC

6621 32 street north
Saint Petersburg

World Class Remodeling & Roofing

334 E Lake Rd Pmb 276
Palm Harbor

WOW of Sarasota

8466 Lockwood Ridge Road UNIT 141

WSV Group Inc

P O BOX 530921
Saint Petersburg

Yeager & Company Inc

2310 Success Dr

Yes-We-Can Handyman Service

7803 N Whittier St

YETI Construction Inc

13301 Neptune Dr

Youngling Landscaping

8080 cessna Dr
Spring Hill

Zentkovich Construction Inc.


Ziggy's Perfect Home Solutions Inc

2013 Scotland Dr

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