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"I can't even begin to describe the quality of work that
completes. Our Master Bedroom and Bath that we had just renovated one year" ago with
, was a complete disaster after a hot water heater leak (not installed by
brought in his crew and made our bedroom back to the original quality that we have been so happy with for the past year. Ed oversaw each step of the process and was instrumental in getting all of the custom closet back installed and good as new. Ed and
repaired all of the drywall and new ceiling while
re-textured the ceiling and completed all of the painting in a superb manner.
's crew are reliable and extremely trustworthy. Everything was completed right on schedule with
's initial estimate. Thank you again
. I will always recommend you
Z. and you will also always be my first call for any major repairs or renovations.

-Joy L.

"The painter was prompt, friendly and accommodating. He did a very professional job on both rooms and completed the work quickly. We are very happy with how the work" turned out and would highly recommend this company to anyone considering hiring a painter. We feel that we received a great job at a good value. We will definitely call them for our next painting project.

-Kimberly S.

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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.

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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.


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.

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! 
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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Tampa


Integrity was terrific. Because of personal issues I needed to postpone at the last minute. They were very understanding. We rescheduled and they started on time. I also added a third color (to a few of the trim pieces). Finished earlier than we thought. Very professional crew.
- Richard D.

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was very professional and courteous. They did an excellent job with removing the wallpaper from the kitchen and bathroomand then painting them.They were very careful and lined paper on the floors and kitchen cabinets to prevent spillage and drips. We were thinking about doing this project ourselves but glad we didn't try it. Removing wallpaper is not an easy job. We would use
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It went perfectly as it always does. I have used
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for many years both in my home and business . They always go above and beyond. They point out things I have missed and take care of them. They are so careful, neat and easy to have around. They use quality products and the paint lasts even in the Florida sun. I have recommended them to my neighbors and they have been similarly pleased.
I would highly recommend
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- Lyris N.

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did an excellent job with painting our two-story home. The painters showed up each day at 7:30 am and completed the entire house in about a week. The price was excellent compared to the the other estimates. I would definitely recommend
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for your interior and/or exterior painting projects.
- Robert K.

The final results were GREAT! The main person that I dealt with was
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and he was extremely knowledgeable. The initial area was completed in one day and they had to come back twice to correct some trim in the bathroom. The were very responsive to the request to correct the trim. The room looks great for our new addition to the family and we couldn't be happier with the end result.
- Leonard S.

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and his entire team are nothing less than amazing!! The process was smooth from quote until the project was completed. His workers showed up on time with everything needed to start the day! They cleaned up after themselves each day with no hint of ever being there. , They were courteous and thorough.
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was amazing to work with eager to help pick paint colors and come out several times to assist with additional job needs that were not discussed in the original estimate due to my preferences. I will definitely do business with
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again in the future for additional painting needs.
- Darren W.

To provide the quote for the job of painting the interior of my house,
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measured all of the rooms in order to give a more accurate quote as to how much the job would cost. One of my concerns in getting this done was having to move all of the furniture and pictures in preparation for the job and then replacing everything.
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assured me that his crew would take care of all of this for me and the only things that he asked me to take care of were precious breakables. On the day the job was to start, his crew of six men arrived at my house about 30 minutes early but waited patiently until the appointed time to be sure that I was ready for them. As soon as they came in, they started prepping the house to first paint the ceilings by moving furniture and covering everything with plastic. They took pictures of all of my decorations and pictures so they could be put back in the same places when they were done. They worked continuously throughout the day, only taking a short break for lunch. By the end of the first day, they had painted all of the ceilings and the walls in the master suite, the study, the kitchen, and the hallway including the base boards and doors in these rooms, as well as some of the formal living areas and the family room. This included inside the closets in these areas which meant removing all of the items in the closets and the shelves. Before they left for the day, they moved everything back into the closets and put back all of the furniture and window treatments in these rooms. The next day a crew of four again arrived early and started in where they left off. Before they left, as with the previous day, they moved all the furniture back into place, put everything back in the closets, rehung all of my pictures and paintings and put back all of my decorative pieces. Their supervisor,
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, examined the entire house and had the crew fix any area that he was not completely satisfied with. They even ran the vacuum before they left. Because of the size of the job, I had expected at least part of it to be done by spraying but every bit was done with rollers and brushes. I have not found one spot with even a small drop of paint. I was here while they were painting and never saw any of them get a drop of paint on anything. They were very professional and extremely efficient. My house looks beautiful and I know that I made the right choice with
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. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
- Patti H.

I contacted this service and requested an estimate on interior painting. An estimator arrived and viewed the house, then gave me a brochure with some company documents of a general nature (business cards, licenses, list of services, etc.) He discussed the painting of four-five rooms with me, and promised me an estimate by e-mail in a few days. That was a week and a half ago. I was not only put off by the estimator's unasked-for comment: "It'll be more than you think it should be!" but by his inability to distinguish crown molding from a picture rail. The worst thing, of course, was completely dropping the ball and not phoning, e-mailing, or getting back to me with an estimate. Perhaps this company has so many large jobs on their docket that painting a historic bungalow is too trifling for them. If so, they should state that in their advertising. ("Big jobs only!") Or maybe they're just unprofessional, sloppy, and inconsiderate of a homeowner's time. Either way, I wouldn't use this company if they were the last one on the planet, and I think Angie's List should reconsider listing them.
- Maureen P.

Interior Painters in Tampa

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Thomas Painting

2603 Lakeview Way
Plant City

THOR Property Maintenance

2825 Boat Ramp Rd
Lake Wales

Three Rivers Construction

PO Box 4061
Saint Petersburg

Thunderbay Builders

10580 75th St

Tibor Berki LLC

2955 Beneva rd apt 106

Tiger Tom's Handyman Service

8200 Dogyard Rd
Lake Wales

Tile Tactics, LLC.

2648 NW 62ND AVE

Tim Barrett Painting Inc

8819 78th Pl

Timberline Home Repair

6419 Holloman Creek Ct
Plant City

Timco Painting & Remodeling

6314 Hatcher Rd


3624 Alden Way



Tisdale Construction

5314 Gulfport Blvd S
Saint Petersburg

TJ Handyman Services LLC

7386 38th Street East


PO BOX 2029



TNT Custom Painting Inc

903 Lemonwood Ave

tnt skirting inc

4336 knights station rd



Tom Scerbo Builders Inc

103 Driftwood Dr W
Palm Harbor

Tom Witcomb Remodeling

3038 Pinecrest st

Tomas Linertas contractor

4532 W. Kennedy Blvd 271


Wesley Chapel


Punta Gorda

Top Notch Painting & Remodeling

3721 Knight Station RD

Topash Painting

5407 Treig Lane
Wesley Chapel

Topline Handyman Services

2836 Pinecrest St.



Total Rehabs LLC.

711 Altman Rd

Traditional Trim Inc

12512 Willowtree Ave

Transformers Building & Remodeling LLC

9292 St. Catherine Ave


Port Charlotte


2830 STATE RD 590

Tri-State Painting & Wild Life Removal

2013 Royal Bay Blvd


2840 46th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg

Trinity 1 Construction LLC

16057 Tampa Palms Blvd

Trinity Property Services

1870 W Leewynn Dr

TriplePoint Design Build

6400 1st Ave N
Saint Petersburg

Tropical Painting

542 polk dr.

Tropical Painting & Decorating

858 16th Ave N
Saint Petersburg

tru green cleaning service

11425 ivy flower loop

True Maintenance

P.O. Box 261081

TSI of Manatee Inc.

1710 21 Street West

TSR Painting LLC

2552 Courtland Ave
North Port

Tucson Finishes Inc

6418 Kathleen Dr

Tweety's Complete Painting Service Inc

4194 Copper Hill Dr
Spring Hill

Two Can Paint Painting/ Misc Repairs

30502 wrencrest drive
Wesley Chapel

Two Generations Painting Company

101 Wild Oak Dr

Two Palms Construction LLC

2724 Arlington St.

Ultimate Services Co

4503 Arbor Gate Dr

Under Construction Inc

8691 Merrimoor Blvd

Unique Custom Remodeling LLC

2424 Peterson Rd

Upright Remodeling

712 E Alsobrook St
Plant City


6531 43rd St N Ste 1608
Pinellas Park

US Exteriors Inc

2470 Ocean Shore Blvd
Ormond Beach


18420 Livingston Ave Ste 2

Value Handyman Team

4513 Winners Circle


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


5730 Jacaranda Ave

VIP Construction Services. LLC

317 Whitaker Rd

Vision Construction Maintenance And Repairs

2010 Whitfield Park Loop

Vortex Solutions

1018 Hook Dr
Spring Hill


2418 29th street north
Saint Petersburg

Waller Construction Inc

PO Box 2963

Wallpaper Mart Home Decorating Center

530 S Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs

Walls Come Alive

831 40th Ave N
St. Petersburg

Wayne Collins Painting

209 W Hanna

Webb HomeBuilders Group, Inc.

PO Box 6467

Welch Precision Remodeling Inc

1490 Rosetree Ct

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

Whitman Contractor Inc

5857 12th Way N
Saint Petersburg

Whitman's Home Improvement Inc

19003 Dove Road
Land O Lakes


PO Box 836

Wideman Inc

7550 Coolwood Dr

Winsome Painting Inc

5212 Turtle Creek Ln

Wise Property Services

1410 E. georgia st.

Wizard of Walls Mary Bell

4220 60th Street West


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

Yeager & Company Inc

2310 Success Dr

Yes-We-Can Handyman Service

7803 N Whittier St

YETI Construction Inc

13301 Neptune Dr



Zentkovich Construction Inc.


Ziggy's Perfect Home Solutions Inc

2013 Scotland Dr

Zolo Tile & Marble

2831 Williamsburg St

Zondreas Professionals Cleaning Service

5026 Brook Acres Cir.

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