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"They did an excellent job of prepping before and clean-up afterwards. I purchased the Angie's Deal so I could try out his services. And so glad I did! He is" providing an estimate for more work.
was prompt when I contacted him, and has kept in touch about doing another estimate for lots more painting and sheet rock ceiling repair.

-Lisa C.

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has been wonderful every step of the way. We met him back in September when he came out to give us a bid on painting our entire house. " We ended up going with someone else (a mistake on our part), but kept his contact information. We ended up asking the other company NOT to do our front door, and hired
to come take care of that for us. He is super responsive to phone calls and e-mails, he answered questions along the way, was very punctual, and an all around nice guy. He and his foreman were friendly, cleaned up every bit of mess that was made during the project, and the door and sidelights look amazing! Thank you for giving me back the beautiful front door I've been missing!

-Tammi S.

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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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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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Yes - absolutely!  Refinishing is THE VERY BEST way to go to avoid tearing out a perfectly good bathtub that just LOOKS bad after years of use.  Go to the link below for some before and after refinishing pictures of acrylic tubs.

House Painting reviews in Ocean View

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is far more than I expected. Very professional, courteous, helped move furniture as well as put it back in place-witch I did not expect him to do. He made no mess, cleaned up after painting, and helped me put the rooms back together. It was an experience beyond what I expected as I have always done my own painting. Without hesitation I would use
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- John H.
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always professional...always on time,very punctual very good to work with, listens to customer,pays attention to details! price was right for amount of work done content and satisfied with completed job strongly recommend him and his expertice
- marie P.
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Very professional, thorough, kept in touch and checked all the way through so we were happy. Just an excellent job. Will use again and recommend. Good grade of paint.
- christine W.
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I contacted several Angieslist-rated painting companies to solicited bids on painting the exterior of my home and repairing or replacing my gutters.
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and Gutters was one of the companies contacted. I had used
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in the past to do the same exterior work and was most pleased with the work.

I made an appointment for a representative to come out and assess what needed to be done and provide a quote.
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was assigned and showed up right on time.
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did a great job of assessing what needed to be done and offering me some alternatives which he priced out. The cost estimates were most exacting which I greatly appreciated. To get
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's standard 3-year warranty I would have to go with the most expensive alternative which involved the replacement of a lot of wood. Admittedly the fascia and soffits were in bad shape and could warrant replacing but I was not ready to go that direction and felt that a lot of scraping and priming would provide an adequate job. I opted not to go this route. The alternative of just scraping, priming and painting the exterior which was my preferred choice was also expensive compared to other bids I received. Similarly, the bid to replace the gutters (which was
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for this work either. I am still convinced that
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would do a top notch job on exterior painting or gutter work but it comes with a significant cost. There are other alternatives that do just as good of work at a lower cost.
- BILL F.
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Excellent! Workers were here on time and cleaned up before they left each day. Consulted with us throughout the project to make sure we were happy with what they were doing and giving us what we wanted.
- Brenda R.
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was great. When he came by to take a look at my house he provided some really good advice about colors to use. He made me rethink a couple of things and I am glad I did. His crew was fantastic. They were in my house for 6 days and were very professional and courteous. I even changed my mind about a color late on a Friday night and they were there first thing Saturday morning with the right color. I am extremely happy with the end result and will definitely call
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- Elizabeth B.
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I was extremely impressed with his professionalism, he greeted me with a firm handshake, a business card and a genuine smile. He provided me with a written quote and encouraged me to obtain quotes from other painters as well.
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assured me he would be present through the entire job and he stayed true to his word. Despite intermittently rainy weather during the painting job he still managed to finish on schedule without sacrificing quality. His crew was professional and courteousy and did a wonderful job. After the painting was completed we all did a walk-around of the house and
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touched up a few places without any issue. It is readily apparent
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takes great pride in his word and his work and he delivered on both fronts.

We were very satisfied with the job
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performed and highly recommend him to other people looking for painting services!
- Amanda B.
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I would highly recommend
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of Hudson if you are looking to have your house painted. I was very pleased with the outstanding paint job
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and his crew did on the exterior of my home.
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is very knowledgeable about paints. He gave a complete and clear explanation of how the job was to be done. He used the best quality paints and helped me pick out the perfect colors to enhance my 1845 home. Before the job even started, he kept me up on when it was to start and through the job he kept me up on the status of what was to happen each day. Communication with
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was excellent.
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and his crew were very professional, courteous and respectful of my family and property. Every evening they cleaned up and put everything back in its place as if they were not even there. I personally enjoyed having them around.
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and his crew were easy to talk with and a joy to be around. The finished product is just beautiful. When I pull in the yard and look at my house, I am so proud to think that this is my home. I have had several people walking by or even stopping in their cars to tell me how beautiful my home now looks. It is such a pleasure to hear these words from people I
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’t even know. I am recommending
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to you without any hesitation.
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is a perfectionist in painting and will provide you with the highest quality of work. I know that I will not use anyone else but his company in the future. Pat
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- PATRICIA C.

All Exterior Painters in Ocean View, DE

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1st State Contracting

1235 S Bay Rd
Dover

A Parker Contracting

109 Chartwell Ct
Bear

American Seaboard Exteriors, Inc.

14 Ashley Place
Wilmington

Arnold Powerwash LLC

18197 Robinsonville Rd
Lewes

B and D Contracting

684 Forest Street
Dover

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

Brushstrokes Inc

104 Vining Run
Camden Wyoming

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CertaPro Painters of Newark DE

78 Willow Creek Ln
Newark

Christopher Philbrick

21320 Ridgecroft Dr

Coastal Custom Painting LLC

18977 Muncy Branch Rd
Rehoboth Beach

Coastal Custom Painting LLC

17298 Coastal Hwy
Lewes

Colony Pool Service of Delaware, Inc.

5107 GOVERNOR PRINTZ BLVD
Wilmington

Colormax Painting

1318 Biggs Rd
Wilmington

Cornwell Drywall

414 Charles St
Milford

Cornwell Drywall LLC

162 Carnoustie Road
Dover

CSW Contracting LLC

22131 Cypress Rd
Millsboro

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

D & R Remodeling

2187 Hopewell Rd

D & S Builders

331 Apple Grove School Rd
Wyoming

DAndrea Contracting

230 Milford Dr
Middletown

David W Brown Painting

20 Tina Dr
Dover

DE Quality Performance

1 State Cir
Dover

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delway Contracting LLC

P.O.Box 38
Lewes

diamond contracting LLC.

31481 Bishopville rd
Selbyville

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Donovan Painting LLC

85 Bryan Dr
Rehoboth Beach

Double J Construction

16495 Heritage Ln
Milford

Dover Handyman Service LLC

1153 Woodstock Court
Dover

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fenway Property Management

34 Wanoma Circle
Rehoboth Beach

Fox Construction, LLC

146 Dundee Road
Dover

FPG Painting

p.o. box 256
Rehoboth Beach

Freedom Construction Services

2619 Longfellow Dr
Wilmington

Gibellino Construction Company Inc.

1213 Old Cooches Bridge Rd.
Newark

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

House Doctors

25 Maggies Way
Dover

J Connor Builders

107 Bluestone Court
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

Ken Phipps

Newark

Key to your home repair

44 pine cabin road

Lamb's Custom Painting

36368 E Estate Drive
Rehoboth Beach

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

MR SUNROOM, INC. PROFESSIONAL REMODELING

18302 Deer Forest Rd
Georgetown

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

Pryor Services LLC

Po Box 247
Milton

Quality Builders Inc

213 Willow Ave
Camden Wyoming

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

Roark Remodeling LLC

8171 Newark Ave

Roberts Property Management

P.O. 82
Bethany Beach

Royal Painting Company LLC

1719 Pennrock Rd
Wilmington

SAMUEL S SABATINO MASONRY

323 DARLINGTON RD

Sandtone Construction Inc

32965 Daisey Rd
Frankford

Sea Light Design Build

PO Box 246
Bethany Beach

Seibert & Smith Contracting

819 Octorara Trail

Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

SJW General Contracting LLC

31 Highview Ave
Dover

Soda Blast Pros

3501 pine ave

TAYLOR & SONS INC PAINTING

26511 E. TRAP POND RD
Georgetown

TBS Basement Waterproofing

324 Second St Pike

Theepainter llc

1535 john clark rd
Dover

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

Williams Contracting Inc

34619 Peppers Corner Rd
Frankford

WILLIAMS PAINTING

149 W COOK AVE
Smyrna

wilson's handyman services

20873 wil king rd.
Lewes

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