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"It could not have gone better!
is the consummate professional in every way. He was extremely flexible and gracious regarding scheduling (and" re-scheduling, due to a horrible general contractor in our home that put every other service behind). He was really awesome at assisting us in picking the very best paint types, and guiding our color choices, as well as sharing ideas on how to bring out the beauty of our home. His crew--
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were fantastic! The were most respectful of our home, tidying up at the end of each day, showing up exactly on time every single day and putting in full days, and so great at their jobs! The edging is flawless!
went above and beyond, in pre-painting cleaning of the home, oiling all the wood to bring out its beauty, being timely and professional. They will definitely be hired to do the exterior of our house later this year. Cannot recommend highly enough. A true Tucson gem!!!

-marguerite H.

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has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very honest about pricing and how long it will take. His work is very good and he doesn't" even use painter tape! If there is ever an issue, he will come back and fix it. He has a quality that he holds himself to and wants to ensure that all of his finished product is that way. In the past, I have worked with painters that have haggled over number of coats, were not on time and splattered paint everywhere. Working with
is just easy. I intend to use him again for future jobs. I've had him paint my entire house at this point. He books up fast in the summer so grab him while you can.

-Kreena M.

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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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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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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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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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I am becoming very disappointed with the quality of the companies I find on Angies' List. I left this company a voice mail to obtain an estimate for interior painting on 2/20. It is now March 1, and this company never even bothered to return my call.
- Maureen D.
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No response to multiple messages; sometimes i get hold of
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- ALISON C.
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We are extremely pleased with the finished product.
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and his crew was prompt, extremely friendly and dedicated to not only just doing a good job, but making sure we were completely satisfied and happy. They often went "the extra mile," and even did some extra services and no additional cost. Both
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, visited the job and made sure the work was done to our complete satisfaction. Any minor problem which arose was addressed and dealt with immediately. There were follow-up calls and even "Mom," in billing was a pleasure to deal with. Any painting jobs we might have in the future will most likely be done by
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- Peter D.
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came and bid the job in the fall of 2014. The job was done in February, 2015. He and his team did a great job repairing termite/rot damage of our old house. It looks great and we are very happy.
- Sally P.
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Great job!
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and his crew are punctual to the minute, professional painters. When done they replaced vertical blinds, cleaned up, and the paint looks super good, no drips or spills, I couldn't find anythng to complain about. I would definitely use B & B again.
Please note: The price did not include the paint! I purchased all the paint on sale from Lowes (Valspar primer) and
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(their Cashmere brand in "Cachet Cream" and one
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of the HGTV in a custom color .
- Judy S.
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We got bids from 3 contractors and this bid was by far the lowest. We wanted a quick makeover of the downstairs of the condo prior to selling.
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was responsive to all my questions and managed to schedule the painting earlier than originally planned which was a big plus. The end result was great and done in 2 days compared to other bids that said they would take 4 or 5 days. You ask whether due to the price and quickness that the quality was less - well it wasn't! They actually did more than what was asked at no additional cost. I would certainly hire them again.
- Mike R.
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I had a leak in my bathroom and after the plumber was done I was left with six large holes in my walls and ceiling. I called
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to come drywall. Two workers arrived on time, were very professional and their work was great. They also painted (my walls are yellow and ceilings are white) over the new drywall when they were done! I was thrilled! I would definitely use them in the future!
- Kate C.
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did an excellent job. I live out of state and had to deal long distance with contractor while he painted our home. I contacted several painters in the Sonora area (May 2014). The recommended painters from friends & builders were to busy with projects so I went thru BBB, Angie's List, & paint store recommendations. I was in Sonora for a week explaining to different painters what I wanted and getting estimates. Over half of contacted paint contractors never showed up. A few contractors turned down the project because of extensive scrapping & prep work. Finally received several estimates. O'
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Painting was in the middle/low price range. I told him what I wanted and he explained how he was going to do it. I went with him after looking at a few houses he had previously painted and more explanations of how he was going to complete the job.
NOW THE HARD PART: (Aug/Sept 2014) Because I live out of state and was not in Sonora, I had to rely on his honesty. He did exactly what he said he would do and did an excellent job, power washing, lots of scraping, sanding, priming and 2 coats of paint. HOW DO I KNOW: Lucky for me and unknown to him I had my neighbors and renter watch and take pictures of his work. Also my son made several trips to check his work. The finished job looks excellent, He cleaned up any debris and paint splatters, and he charged exactly what was on the estimate. I would use
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- DAN B.

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1st Capital Construction

3029 Longshore Ave

3R Construction LLC

118 hughes ave

5 Star painting

701 Longshone Ave

A & Beyond Services

1198 Chester Pike

A & J Custom Painting

2603 Woodsview Dr

A GOLDEN TOUCH PAINTING

2094 Almshouse Road

A MAN FOR ALL REASONS

105 CHEYNEY DR

A Parker Contracting

109 Chartwell Ct
Bear

A Point Above

924 N Orange St

a&j seal coating

109 thames ave
Wilmington

A+ Improvements

PO Box 1279

A-1 Star Carpentry LLC

7900 Stenton Ave

A1 Line Painting

135 Arden Rd

AAA Painting & Powerwashing

42 Montrose Dr.
Newark

AB Contracting

189 s oxford
Newark

Any Thyme Painting

316 North Gov Printz Blvd

Apex Painting Contractors

1402 burlington avenue

Area-Pro Contractors LLC

305 Fairville Rd

Arnold Powerwash LLC

18197 Robinsonville Rd
Lewes

Ayala Painting

306 Central Ave
Wilmington

B The B Construction

572 Wartman St

B.C. Construction

510 East Ave
New Castle

Be Cool Roof Coatings, LLC

6152 W. Columbia Avenue

Bill Campbell

1253 Poquessing Creek Dr

BLC Pro Painters

701 W Red Bank Ave

Blue Ox Painting

203 Highland View Drive

Burgess & Son, LLC

6 Centauri Ave

Burke Painting Co

25 Brookside Dr
Wilmington

Burns Brothers INC

205 Filbert Ave
Wilmington

C&C Plastering

5025 Copley Rd

CADILLAC CONTRACTING

1164 Horseshoe Pike

CAE services inc.

4113 Magee vae

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carm Interiors

31 Twin Ponds Dr

Casa Bella Builders Inc

3205 Bristol Dr
Wilmington

CAVELLA CONTRACTING

2818 Cedar Street

Ceccola Construction Co LLC

2417 Silverside Rd
Wilmington

Celtic Conversion LLC

1267 Morstein Road

CertaPro Painters of Newark DE

78 Willow Creek Ln
Newark

CertaPro Painters of Wilmington

1704 W Newport Pike
Wilmington

Cervone Painting

515 Maple st.

CHADDS FORD PAINTING Inc

144 Fairville Rd

Champion Restoration Experts, Inc.

121 Johnson Rd. Suite 3

CK Beagle

3007 Rebel Rd

CLARKS CONSTRUCTIONS

7219 BRADFORD ST

Classmate Contractors

525 South Heald Street
Wilmington

Clear Solutions LLC

408 Denise Lane

CML Painting and Wallcovering

107 Magnolia Terrace

CMT General Contractors Inc

63 Colonial Park Dr

Cohen Contracting

138 Carmen Dr

Colony Pool Service of Delaware, Inc.

5107 GOVERNOR PRINTZ BLVD
Wilmington

Color House Painters

7605 tabor ave

Colormax Painting

1318 Biggs Rd
Wilmington

COLOURS PAINTING

193 Tenby Chase Dr

Common Structure LLC

4103 Unruh St.

Craftsmanship Ptg Co.

6919 Theodore St

Cross Painting

33 S. Pennell Rd.

Crowley Painting

6 E Ormond Ave

Custom Renovations

1879 Old Cuthbert Road

Cutting Edge Painting

10220 kilburn rd

D & R Remodeling

2187 Hopewell Rd

D & S Builders

331 Apple Grove School Rd
Wyoming

D&J Home Improvements LLC

2 E Weatherly Rd
New Castle

D'King Construction

3914 N 7th street

D.C. Painting Corp.

410 Uxbridge Way
Hockessin

Dadem Contracting

922 Pitman Ave

Dair's Painting

414 Bickmore Dr.

Danco Painting

3020 S Broad St

DAndrea Contracting

230 Milford Dr
Middletown

David Connell

808 N Country Club Dr
Bear

Davila Painting

6 Mervine Pl

DBF General Contracting

719 N Spruce Street
Wilmington

DE Quality Performance

1 State Cir
Dover

Deco Contracting

4020 West Chester Pike

Defining Finishes

2109 S 9th street

Degen Tile LLC

61 Delawanna Ave

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delaware County Restoration

5 1/2 (rear) Bartram Ave

Delaware Green Painters

PO Box 15040
Newark

Delaware's Finest

242 philadelphia pike

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Divine Painting & Construction

41 Martindale Dr
Newark

DJ's Painting

1312 Brandywine Dr

DLS Builders LLC

1048 Gap Rd

Double Brick LLC

341 York Rd

DOUG'S MOBILE WASH

1367 Princess Ave

Dragon Construction

235 Mountain Street

DreamPros LLC

612 W Clements Bridge Road

Duane Quick Home Repair

2231 W Diamond st

E. Stanley Contracting

833 Sparrow Lane
Bear

Edge Builders Llc

6822 N Broad St

Edward E Grove Painting

200 E Delaware Ave
Wilmington

EF Custom Interiors

241 N Dennis Dr

EGM Construction

19 Marshall Rd

EUROPEAN PAINTING CO

50 WELLINGTON DR
Newark

Everything Gutter

446 Chambers Rock Rd

Ewing & Son Construction

306 westbridge rd

Excellent Painting U.S.A.

3548 Woodhaven Rd

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Exteriors And Moore

7400 Flintrock Rd

First Place Painting

110 Susan Constant Ct

First State Home & Garden, LLC

812A South College Ave.
Newark

flannigan russo contractors

525 NEWTON LAKE DRIVE

Flye Quality Painting

8113 Temple Rd.

FRESH LOOK FLOORING

415 W. Lincoln Hwy

Fresh Look Painting

20 Moreland Dr

From Paint To Finish

82 Yorkshire Dr.

G & F Painting

722 Carter Avenue

G.M.A. Painting LLC

22 Mill Rd
Wilmington

G.S. Van Hekle Painting

80 University Ave
New Castle

Gambacorta Construction Consulting

4617 Ethel Circle
Wilmington

genconUSA

8023 Mars PL

Gentili Painting

520 Coach Rd

Gibellino Construction Company Inc.

1213 Old Cooches Bridge Rd.
Newark

GT Designs, Inc.

109 Wellington Way
Middletown

Gutter Brothers Inc

2 East Woodland Avenue

H & R Remodeling

3511 Billger Dr

H. Stork & Sons Painting

326 Lafayette St.

H2Pro Restorations

243 Mine Bank Rd

HACE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC.

167 W. Allegheny Ave.

Handy Dan

PO Box 552

HandyDanDelco

36 Huntingdon Farm Drive

Handyman 2 call

13 Barberry Place
Wilmington

handyman99llc

900 mcdade blvd

HandyPro of Washington DC

10411 Motor City Dr

HAPPY PAINTER

1301 MARKET STREET

Hardworking Handyman

2509 Blackwood Rd
Wilmington

Hause Painting

3429 Tudor St.

Homeinnovationsinc

12 W Lexton Rd
New Castle

Homestead Solutions Inc.

5 Great Valley Parkway Suite 210

Hometownpainter

1102 Yorklyn Rd
Hockessin

House Doctors

25 Maggies Way
Dover

House Medics LLC

127 Vassar Ave.

Howard's Home Repair

13 Kings Bridge Court
Newark

HRP Construction

2801 unruh ave

Husband for Hire

109 South Rd
Wilmington

hynes roofing

231 Linwood Ave

Hynes Roofing & Siding

231 Linwood Ave

Jim Stearns Painting Contractor etc

2535 Justin Lane
Wilmington

Jim's Painting

22 Page Terrace

JLM Contracting

4309 Bleigh ave

jv painting

6945 large st

JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd

K&A Construction

239 Prince William Way

K-POL CONSTRUCTION

8 CONSTANCE DR

Kahen Remodeling LLC

1910 w. 4 street
Wilmington

KaminskiPainters

423 Lawrenceville Rd apt 604

KD Home Improvements

3561 Oakmont Street

Keen Builders

502 Lestershire

kelly painting

222 Blake Ave

Ken Phipps

Newark

Kerry's Handyman Service

3569 Station Ave

Kevin's Property Services

1208 Rawlinsville Rd

KH2 Services LLC

P.O. Box 9244
Newark

KMC Construction

1244 Steel Rd

Kost Painting

122 Warfield Rd

Lanier's Painting

88 Hartley Rd

Lenhart Construction

414 Washington Street

LePore Stucco and Snow Removal

221 Thron lane
Newark

Liberty Builders LLC

239 Ardmore Avenue

Madrid Construction LLC

5700 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington

magic brush painting

260 christiana rd
Newcastle

Main Line Painting Company

640 N. Broad St Apt 928

mark garzoni construction

329 juniper street

Mark Gland Company

Po Box 4162
Delaware City

Mark the Handyman

1143 North 63rd St

MARRS CONTRACTING INC

13 CANARY COURT
Middletown

Martin's Home Improvement

304 Concord Ave
Wilmington

Master Designs

299 Jackson Rd

matteoli contracting, llc

324 West Freedley St

MAYFAIR CONTRACTORS INC

750 CHAMPLAIN DR

MCCANN PAINTING

1230 S Warnock St

McClenahan Painting

3139 Laughead Lane

Much Construction

3841 Concord road

MVB Painting Inc

6734 Revere St

N&L Maintenance Plus

823 Black Angus Ln

N&M Painting LLC

1017 Tomlinson Rd

Nancy Pantellas

3551 Providence Rd

NEW IMAGE CONSTRUCTION

11 Manchester Way

Nuss Construction

119 Church Road

O'BRIEN RESTORATION INC

303 FAIRLAMB AVE

OLIVER CONSTRUCTION

414 DEKALB ST

On-Point Painting and Wallcovering

429 S.Sycamore st.
Wilmington

One Shoe Painting

502 N Lincoln St
Wilmington

Oz Creations Inc. General Contractor

2600 Orchard Avenue
Wilmington

Paddy's LLC

28 Argyle Rd
Newark

PAINT DOCTOR

99 Albe Dr.
Newark

PanGro Development LLC

2600 Broom Street
Wilmington

Paramount Estates LLC

13 E Plumstead Ave

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue
Wilmington

Parker Construction

950 Ridge Rd
Claymont

Patrick OConnor Inc.

1588 Meadow Lane

Paul Redding Contracting

2621eddington ave

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

PennFleet Corp

1600 Butler Pike

Penstone Building Corporation

1302 North Dover St.

Perkins Painting Co LLC

6619 Millville Rd

Personal Painting Inc.

22 Glen Eagle Pl.

PERSONAL TOUCH

6735 jackson

PETE THE PAINTER

2014 HARWYN RD
Wilmington

PIONEER BUILDERS

23 SHEFFIELD MANOR DR
Newark
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