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"Arrived punctually every day. These painters were polite and cleaned up after their selves each day. I was very pleased that they helped with the moving of furniture" and boxes as my husband has a back problem and cannot do lifting. In sum, I was most impressed with their professionalism and accommodating manner. I'm now thinking of hiring them for outside painting and power washing of house.

-dawn S.

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"I needed the bargeboards,
, soffits and second floor windows to be scraped and painted on a property to become compliant for a POS.
" visited the property and sent me an estimate very quickly. His estimate was considerably lower than all the other bids.
and his crew finished the job to my satisfaction within the time frame we agreed to. He cleaned up neatly and did a nice job.
is excellent to work with. He is extremely professional and helpful with suggestions. He has that old school work ethic, and you could tell he enjoys his work and has pride in getting things done the right way. It was very stress free dealing with
. He definitely went way above and beyond what you would expect from a typical contractor. I will always call him from now on with all my painting needs. If you chose
, you will be happy you did.

-WILLIAM S.

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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.

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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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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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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 Bethany Beach

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was wonderful to deal with. He was prompt to respond to my request for and estimate, returned the estimate quickly, and started the job on time. He and his crew prepped thoroughly and kept the house in good condition for the entire job. They were very professional and I would recommend them highly.
- Teri N.
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I told them what color of
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paint that I wanted the kitchen to be, and he arrived with the paint for the walls, ceiling, and trim. There was a lot of drywall repair work to be done after the kitchen wallpaper was removed, which took a full day. The painting went well and I'm very happy with the appearance of the kitchen and that it was finished a week before Thanksgiving 2014.
June 2015 Update: I realized that I didn't have any of the paint for the trim for touch up work. I emailed them asking what color the trim was so that I could buy some, and they offered to drop off a partial can of the paint to my house to keep. A few days later a can of paint was dropped off at my house. Now that's great customer service after the sale!
- Sandy C.
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I purchased the deal in February 2015.
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and I were both fine with putting off the painting at our house until June 2015.
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kept in touch with me periodically so I knew that he hadn't forgotten about me. He came by the week before he was going to paint to see the rooms to be painted and figure out the amount of paint required.
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are good workers, always busy and pleasant and none of them smoke. They clean up after themselves and move furniture back into place.
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knows a lot about painting. We have a large front porch built that has a pine wood ceiling painted white. Brown stains were seeping through the white paint in roughly 30 spots.
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explained that he had to stop the staining from occurring before painting the ceiling, or we'd have the spots again. He was right and the porch ceiling is beautiful and all white even a month later.
It was amazing how much they got done in 40 hours and how beautiful the walls and trim looked when they were done. We liked the work that he did so well that we arranged for
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and his small crew to paint doors and trim inside our house on a day when it was raining outside.
- Sandy C.
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and the team were terrific to deal with, consistently starting the job at the agreed time and thoroughly cleaning up each day once the work was done. The job was finished in the quoted time and with little price adjustment which was a pleasant surprise. As we were unfamiliar with the technicalities and process,
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was helpful and patient, advising what needed to be done, the materials required and where to source which made the whole experience easy and stress free. Thanks to the team for a job very well done and I will definitely use
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- Shauna C.
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Owner and one assistant did the painting. They completed in one day as agreed.
No door frames were included. Painted a living room (2 of the walls) and two average sized bedrooms.
Paint in living room is uneven in areas toward the ceiling.
Door frames now look terrible and dirty.
- John S.
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I contacted contacted them and
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came out to give me an estimate of the repairs. He was very professional, explained exactly what repairs were to be made and answered my questions. We agreed on a price and a date.
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and his crew came on the agreed upon date and explained again exactly what was going to be done. They were very professional and respectful of my house. Everything was covered and cleaned at the end of the day. At the end of the day i was told where they were in the progress of the job and informed of the next days plan. These men were professionals not only in the work they were performing but in the patience and respect they have in their dealings with their clients.The job was completed ahead of time and
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made sure that i was completely satisfied with everything.The workmanship was perfect, the workmen were great and besides that my two dogs both annoyed and loved them.
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is my choice for all painting and repairs of my house.
- Joseph M.
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is an exceptional professional painter with attention to details that surpasses all others in his field. His repertoire of skills are many; faux painting, an eye for color choices and painted wood cabinets that are transformed into a modern look.


- Steve H.
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As a trustee of my subdivision and Angie's List member, I wish to file a complaint concerning
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. The company was hired by my next door neighbor to paint the exterior of their home. Their 3 paint trucks parked alongside my subdivision's common ground and unloaded their equipment on the street and on the common ground. My subdivision does not allow commercial vehicles to park alongside its common ground, so
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's workers were in violation of my subdivision's indentures. On 3 separate occasions I politely asked the workers to move their trucks alongside my neighbors property. They complied the first 2 times, but refused the third time. By submitting this complaint I hope to forewarn potential customers of the lack of responsiveness and professionalism of
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- JON B.

Interior Painters in Bethany Beach, DE

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14 Ashley Place
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1368 Captains Quarters Rd

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771 Shallowford Rd.

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Beach House Coloring LLC

P.O. Box 1093
Rehoboth

Bethany Painters

PO Box 1167
Bethany Beach

Big Bad Wolf Construction Co. LLC

752 Dorchester Ct
Smyrna

BLUE HERON PAINTING

20 PORT ROYAL RD
Ocean View

Blue Ridge Builders

1475 Middleneck Rd.

Brushstrokes Inc

104 Vining Run
Camden Wyoming

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

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38993 Beacon Drive
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78 Willow Creek Ln
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21320 Ridgecroft Dr

Colormax Painting

1318 Biggs Rd
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Cornwell Drywall

414 Charles St
Milford

Cornwell Drywall LLC

162 Carnoustie Road
Dover

Cosello Construction Inc

17 Saint Davids Rd

Crawford's Alphase

320 Weiner Ave
Harrington

CSW Contracting LLC

22131 Cypress Rd
Millsboro

D & R Remodeling

2187 Hopewell Rd

Dagsboro Paint and Wallpaper

33307 Main St
Dagsboro

DAndrea Contracting

230 Milford Dr
Middletown

Darn Handy Handyman Service

26202 Schooner Lane
Millsboro

David W Brown Painting

20 Tina Dr
Dover

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delway Contracting LLC

P.O.Box 38
Lewes

diamond contracting LLC.

31481 Bishopville rd
Selbyville

Donovan Painting LLC

85 Bryan Dr
Rehoboth Beach

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fenway Property Management

34 Wanoma Circle
Rehoboth Beach

First State Bath

806 Twin Willows Rd
Smyrna

Fix It Jimmy LLC

1 Whipperwill Ct
Selbyville

Fox Construction, LLC

146 Dundee Road
Dover

FPG Painting

p.o. box 256
Rehoboth Beach

Freedom Construction Services

2619 Longfellow Dr
Wilmington

H&S Painting Inc

35168 Painters Place
Frankford

Handy Dan

PO Box 552

HANDYMAN EXPRESS LLC

20212 ROBINSONVILLE RD
Lewes

HARBACH COMPANIES LLC

PO BOX 1204
Ocean View

Her Handyman

619 Evans Dr
Milford

Hiram Grace Contracting

201 Poplar Ridge Court

HOME SERVICES UNLIMITED

8 Alexis Drive
Newark

House Doctors

25 Maggies Way
Dover

Howard's Home Repair

13 Kings Bridge Ct
Newark

J Connor Builders

107 Bluestone Ct
Camden

J Michaels Painting Inc

P.O. Box 7767
Newark

J W Custom Painting-Waterproofing

35935 Johnson Rd
Selbyville

J. Rocco`s Construction, LLC.

22476 Deep Branch Rd
Georgetown

JGM & Associates Inc

17569 Nassau Commons Blvd
Lewes

JOHN BENNETT INC

207 8TH ST
Laurel

Just Fix It

200 Henlopen Station 103B
Rehoboth Beach

Kahen Remodeling LLC

1910 w. 4 street
Wilmington

KC Company

17298 Coastal Highway
Lewes

KC Home Improvement, LLC

121 Tulip Dr
Lewes

Ken Phipps

Newark

Key to your home repair

44 pine cabin road

Lamb's Custom Painting

36368 E Estate Drive
Rehoboth Beach

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

M&R HOME IMP.

189 Hartly Cir drive
Hartly

Mallet's Property Maintenance

Gail Circle
Ocean View

Michael Walker Painting

43 Crrek Rd
Rehoboth Beach

Mize General Contracting LLC.

2206 Waters Edge Dr
Newark

MoldGone LLC

2508 Locustwood Pl

MR SUNROOM, INC. PROFESSIONAL REMODELING

18302 Deer Forest Rd
Georgetown

Neumann Custom Painting Co

36052 Bay Dr.
Rehoboth Beach

NIS Services, LLC

PO Box 745
Selbyville

Oz Creations Inc. General Contractor

2600 Orchard Avenue
Wilmington

PAINT DOCTOR

99 Albe Dr.
Newark

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue
Wilmington

Precision Builders, Inc

1148 Pulaski Hywy Suite 107-458
Bear

PREMIER RESTORATION

15626 COASTAL HWY
Milton

Prolific Painting

49 Lakewood Dr
Lewes

Pryor Services LLC

Po Box 247
Milton

Quality First Handyman Services

1102 Cypress Rd
Wilmington

R&C HOME IMP.

189 Hartly Cir dr

RC & Sons Painting

1000 West Ave
New Castle

Rehoboth Pressure Washing

15 White Haven Way
Lewes

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renbec Solutions LLC

38 Riverview Drive
Magnolia

Rent Painters Inc

5912 14th St NW

Roark Remodeling LLC

8171 Newark Ave

Roberts Property Management

P.O. 82
Bethany Beach

Royal Painting Company LLC

1719 Pennrock Rd
Wilmington

Sandtone Construction Inc

32965 Daisey Rd
Frankford

SCUSE ENTERPRISE INC

2027 Smyrna Leipsic Rd
Smyrna

Sea Light Design Build

PO Box 246
Bethany Beach

Seibert & Smith Contracting

819 Octorara Trail

SH Home Services LLC

111 Emilys Pintail Dr
Bridgeville

SI Restoration

2312 Eskow Ave Ste 2

Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

SJW General Contracting LLC

31 Highview Ave
Dover

Soda Blast Pros

3501 pine ave

Spirit Building Concepts

792 Massey Church Road
Smyrna

TAYLOR & SONS INC PAINTING

26511 E. TRAP POND RD
Georgetown

TBS Basement Waterproofing

324 Second St Pike

The Fairy Paintbox

519 Groundhog Ln
Smyrna

Theepainter llc

1535 john clark rd
Dover

TILEWORKS LIMITED

10 HUDSON AVE
Ocean View

Tricks of the Trade

1482 Cow Marsh Creek Rd
Camden Wyoming

Trinity Painting

508 Acorn Ln
Dover

TWO GUYS CONSTRUCTION INC

14 IRIS COURT
Dover

Valbri Painting

402 Stonybrook Dr.

WALLACE PAINTING CO

20147 Long Meadow Ln
Lewes

Wallace Painting Services LLC

20147 Long Meadow Ln
Lewes

Waves Of Color, Inc.

16 Ocean Mist Drive
Ocean View

We Are Handy, LLC

420 Sequoia Dr
Smyrna

WILLIAMS PAINTING

149 W COOK AVE
Smyrna

wilson's handyman services

20873 wil king rd.
Lewes

Wolak Interiors LLC

1940 Pavilion Dr

Wright's Painting

1810 Pheasant Cir
Wilmington

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