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"They were fun, friendly, and professional. Provided a great experience from the quote all the way through to the painting. They put my wants first and made sure" I was 100% satisfied. Will be using them again as my go-to handymen.

-Jordan M.

's team did a very good job. I could not be more please. They found matching stucco panels that others said were no longer made. Their" price was was the best out of other quotes by far. The lead painter was very good about showing me the repairs that were needed and showed me the rotted wood after he pulled it off the house. The only thing that surprised me was we never say Mr.
again. I expected him to supervise the job but he didn't. I guess he did not need to because his workers did an excellent job.


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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! 

House Painting reviews in Foley


It is rare that I write a review the same day that a provider finished but I was just that impressed with
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Painting. I met with
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initially about 2 weeks ago and told him what we needed done and he provided a fair estimate and immediately put us in the schedule.
He and his crew showed up right on time and walked me through everything and asked me if I had any questions. He and his crew did a top notch job and did everything -- moving furniture, removing stuff off walls, patching holes -- I didn't have to life a finger (which is the whole point of hiring someone -- something he and his crew totally get!).
When they finished (on time), it was done perfectly and they cleaned up as if they were never here to begin with. And
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immediately followed up just to make sure we were happy. Every step of the way
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was very communicative and he delivered everything on time, on budget and with high quality.
We have used multiple painters for multiple jobs since we purchased this house 7 years ago. we've had the interior painted, the entire interior painted and some rooms we've painted more than once. In my opinion
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did the best job (at the best price).

- Eric S.

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and his team were exceptionally friendly and professional. Despite the job being fairly small (all the roof trim, and 2 window frames) he was very responsive and quick to answer all of my questions. He noticed some areas that needed caulking and identified those for us ahead of time and offered to patch them up (yes please!). From start to finish, his team only needed 3-4 hours to do the work. They were so fast that they had time to
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while I returned to the house to pay them--so they painted 3 extra windows! I had simply mentioned them in passing as being on next summer's To-Do list, and
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's team just took care of them for us. Great service.
Some of our windows were in pretty bad shape with a lot of bare wood exposed, and
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shuffled his schedule and one of his teams' schedules around to make sure we were taken care of before the rain hit this week.
All in all, I would absolutely hire
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again. I hate painting, it's one of those things you do to try to save money but I think after seeing his team's speed and skill I'm done--worth hiring a pro for.
- Elizabeth H.

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did an excellent job. He was on time, professional and a real artist. I had a set of replacement windows installed a while back, but the job was very poorly done. Java installed and modified the trim to make them look as though they were built with the house. He did an awesome job. They look great. He repaired the hinge on a kitchen cabinet and reinstalled the door. It now hangs perfectly. You cannot tell there was ever a problem. He also installed a smoke detector. It looks great. I would highly recommend him and I plan on using him in the future.
- Sherry C.

Overall, the job preparation, progress, and final products were exceptional. The painters are very punctual and detailed-oriented. Our work was completed in
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2015, and to-date, we are astounded by the fantastic results.
- Caldwell G.

Painters were very professional, always punctual, cleaned after himself each day, updated me, as necessary, and supervisor checked on work frequently and asked for my feedback.
Very satisfied with
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- Barbara B.

He called back the same day I left a message to get a quote.
He showed up at the appointed time to look at the job and give me a quote which I had in hand, less than 30 minutes later.
We set up a date for the work, and the job was completed then.
He used drop cloths everywhere. Everything was done right.
I would describe him as prompt, courteous, friendly (yet takes care of business).
I will definitely hire him again.

- Steve Z.

We hired
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Remodeling to repair the damage on our home from ice dams last winter. We are very particular about the 100 year old house and were looking for someone who would take the time to preserve the beauty of our Arts and Crafts period home. We immediately felt at ease with
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. He was very thorough and fair during the proposal process. As the work progressed, we liked the results and asked
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and his team to take on more projects including painting the exterior of our house.
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and his crew were very professional and customer service oriented.
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consistently responded to my questions or concerns immediately and because of his high standard of service, we never felt out of the loop. The quality of his work was extremely professional. He gave us straight answers to our questions and did everything he said he was going to do. I would defiantly use E&L Painting and Plastering (
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) again and will recommend him to our friends.
- Jodi N.

I made arrangements for Wednesday 9/16 to have
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meet at my place at 2pm to inspect the job and provide a quote thereafter. I purposely took time off from work that afternoon to meet him at 2pm. He didn't show up at 2pm and sent his assistant an hour later only after I left a couple messages with him and the office reminding him of the appointment time. The assistant took pictures of the job and said he would get back to me beginning of next week with a quote. Its been over 3 weeks and I have not received a quote nor have they returned any of my voicemails or text messages.
- Elizabeth M.

Exterior Painters in Foley, AL

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1st Choice Construction, LLC

3761 Government Blvd.

24/7 All Services LLC

233 E 16th Ave
Gulf Shores

A+ Remodeling & Repair

Bay Rd.
Magnolia Springs

Absolute Contracted Services

10074 Woodmere Dr

AKM Executive

1502 N Alston St

All Source, LLC

Milton, FL

AllCity Drywall

P.O. Box 402
St. Elmo

Amazing Painting & Interiors

311 Magnolia Ave

American Remodeling

1724 Dogriver Dr. West

Apex Roofing and Construction

5800 Henderson Rd

Arranging Colors

95 State Stone Rd.

Austen Painting

11452 Mahaffey Rd

B & A Painting & Staining

PO Box 666271

B&C Painting

6702 Cedarwood Ct

Ben Murphy Company

12730 County Road 65


22969 RIVER RD S


5171 Southern Oaks Trail
Grand Bay

C & G Services

3654 Ancient Oaks Circle

C R Painting

Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores

C&S Building and Renovations, Inc

12521 Wilsey Ln

Cajun Home Improvement

10095 B Highway 43

Carroll Remodeling

363 Lawson Ave

Casey's Contracting LLC

8100 Pima St.

Central Services

21883 State Hwy 181

Coastal Painting

1552 Shan Dr S

Complete DKI

3350 Halls Mill Road

Construction Experts

114 Westfield Ave

Creative Painting & Waterproofing

5300 Perin Road

CRJ Painting Service & Handyman

104 Carolyn Lane

CS Painting

15251 A Section Line Road

David Hoit Remodeling

8098 Country Dr

davisons remodeling

11001 canal dr

Day's Home Improvement

20079 Co Rd 13

DR Fowler Construction

7741 Old Pasuagula Rd

DragonFly Painting

1101 N Hoyle Ave

Dread To Do Anything

151 garfield dr

E.L. Love Construction, Inc.

30849 Cedar St

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Fantasy Flooring and Tile Design LLC

11035 Diana Estates Dr., South

Fawn's Faux Painting

7948 Sasser Ln

First Choice Roofing & Restoration

102 Briar Cliff Cr.

Fix It Fred's Handyman Services

3917 St. Andrews Loop East

FMC Mobile

12041 West Oak Court

Franks Home Repair

P.O.Box 472

Frostholm Construction llc

6384 Bayfront Dr

G & J Improvements


Gerety Painting Co.LLC.

10823A Swift Church Rd N Lot 45

GFY Construction LLC

81 Marina Cove Dr

Gold Star Services

285 Larkspur St

Gore&Associates Contractors

2696 Rosebud Dr E


17387 COUNTY ROAD 32



Handy Men

18711 Oak Rd. West
Gulf Shores

Handy Men LLC

18711 Oak Rd West #10

Happy House Pros

5876 Blue Angel Pkwy.

Harris Cabinets and Countertops

10 S Armstrong Ave
Bay Minette


8160 County Rd 64

Helping Hand Home Services

4654 General Rd

Island Innovations Inc.

1379 Hardwood Drive East
Gulf Shores

Island Professional Painters

15385 Paddington Dr.

J Cameron Carpentry & Drywall Services

13150 Burroughs ln


5139 Blue Springs Cv

J&H Cleaning Service's

P.O. Box 206

Jack of All Trades

216 W 3rd Ave
Gulf Shores

Johnny Under Pressure

7250 Frank Reeder Rd

Joshua Bogda Painting LLC

33142 Gilley Rd.

K & M Quality Paint Co.

4122 Springdale Rd


321 OLD HWY 43

Koby Construction

2154 Old Government St

Kostyra Enterprises

PO Box 1481

L A Faith Landscaping

PO Box 839

Lamb's Quality Painting Co.

7150 Plantation Rd

Legend Home Maintenance

19880 County Road 64

Liberty Roofing Co Inc

7271 Grelot Rd

Locklier Builders Inc.

7310 Vickers Ln

M & D Home Renovations

2630 Hickory Ln

M and M Painting

P.O. Box 253


P O Box 851764

Managed Renovations LLC

4624 Thoroughbred Drive

Marion's Painting Contractors, LLC

1931 Wolf Ridge Road

Mark Parker

PO Box 1232

Michael's Painting

4171 Markris Cir.E.

Mike Wells Painting

3941 Cypress Shores Drive N.

New Life Builders

24025 Miflin Rd

Omega Construction & Design Inc

2880 Gulf Breeze Pkwy

One Handy Man LLC

1975 Bisconye Blvd


23349 COUNTY 62 S

Onpoint Construction

5492 Frith Ave
Gulf Shores

Orange Beach Painting and Cleaning

4780a Cypress Village Blvd
Orange Beach

Painting dimensions

6741 tidewater dr

Painting Plus

21096 Langford Rd

Parker Painting

713 Cedar Creek Way


PO BOX 760

Patsy Roark Faux Finishes

1780 Yates Avenue

Paul A McMullen Jr, LLC

3174 Atlas Drive

Payton Painting



POBOX 4064
Orange Beach


17029 Margie Nelson Ln
Bon Secour

Prestige Roofing Company

1871 Slaughter Road

Pro 1 Painters

11390 US Hwy 31
Spanish Fort

Pryor Construction Company

P.O. Box 558
Magnolia Springs

Purpose Driven Painting

10256 Gayfer Road Ext

R & A Roofing & Remodeling

795 Royal Woods Dr W

Restoration Style

412 Swaying Willow Ave

Rhino Shield Gulf South

4012 Commons Dr W

RHR Home improvement

701 Commerce Dr
Gulf Shores

Ridge Reserve Spirits

33080 River Rd
Orange Beach

Roper Solutions

2780 Graham Rd S

S&H Contracting

15459 co road 28 west

Sherrod Painting

913 Gaillard Drive

Shoreline Maintenance

3644 Ashton ct
Gulf Shores

Skyline Home Improvements


Southeast Painting

15512 Annie Cooper Ln S


7230 HIGHWAY 90

Southern Renovations

116 Nicole Place

Southwind Builders, LLC

990 Great Oaks Drive

Stellar Solutions LLC

2751 Farnell Dr.

Steve Jones Contractor

22642 Respite Ln.

Stewart Painters

52855 Dyas Rd.

Stewart Painting

56333 Jerry Stewart Road

Sumrall Construction

6205 General Lee



Taylor Building Solutions LLC

19795 county road 62 north

Taylor Enterprises

13575 Sandy Key Dr


2835 Harmon Williams rd.

TJM Construction

11959 Barin Field Road

Tool Bags


Triumph Homes Inc.

2295 Turtle Creek Lane East

TruTemp Heating and Air

P.O. Box 37
Gulf Shores

W/H Construction Now

5923 Lumsden Battery Cir N




2183 Parkway Lake Dr

Wilson Flooring, LLC

PO Box 44
Gulf Shores

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