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"From bid to completion all went superbly. Price was far below competitors but quality of paint was the same and I can't imagine how the quality of the work" could have been better. The crews were friendly and genuinely seemed to enjoy their work.

-Kathryn S.

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"At first I was apprehensive at using Angie's List for hiring a painting crew, we all know that online services can promise everything and deliver nothing. With" that said, I wholeheartedly endorse and will only use
. for any property in the future. I called the listed number and instantly a real-live person picked up and said the owner, Mr.
, could be at my house to give an estimate within the hour. I later learned that they have 16 independent crews, and for the owner to show up within the hour is unheard of. He is very prompt and professional, and while he may not be the cheapest painter in town, it will come back to you in spades. We worked with one of his sixteen crew leaders,
, and in the end we just want to take them all out to dinner and say thanks. In the past we have had very shady painting crews execute extremely poor results. Mr.
quoted us one flat rate (on the same day he visited our home). At first we thought it was a bit pricey, but we didn't expect was that within this rate, no matter what calamities may occur, he will help. These are the main reason why YOU should hire
: 1. TRUSTWORTHY- we have many valuable objects in our house and a dog. From day one, we felt extremely comfortable with the crew and even gave
a key to access our house when needed. 2. ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Their's is something we have never seen after painting this house four times. 3. COMMUNICATION- The crew was always there when needed and always unobtrusive. They even took their own trash and threw it away somewhere else, they never used our bathroom and never complained about lack of parking. Every time they entered our house, they removed their shoes (even the owner) and placed surgical booties on to make sure they didn't track any dirt in our home. 4. ABOVE AND BEYOND- We hired them to paint our house on the exterior. They took the ball and ran with it. They would go to Home Depot and get new paint samples if we requested, fixed our leaking faucets, were at our house to guide the plumbers, mold inspectors, and even AC repair men when we weren't even there.
even entertained our dog while we were at work. Furthermore,
would come back, unpaid, to make sure the quality of the OTHER hired contractor's work was up to snuff. 5. OVERALL- There is a reason why Angie's List rates
. as NUMBER 1 in Los
. You will feel confident that this is the best paint job you will ever witness . DISCLAIMER- I never have reviewed anyone on Angie's List on a contractor's quality of service. I took the time to review not only on Angie's but Yelp and wrote a personal thank you letter (Mr.
will show you many laminated handwritten testimonials from the powerful and wealthy in Los
). If you need a reference, we were not hired to write this review, email us, and we can chat as we believe service of this caliber is rare. Well done, Mr.
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and crew.

-Jaclyn Z.

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Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

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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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House Painting reviews in Wilmington

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Pleasant, hard working young men who did a great job and cleaned up beautifully before leaving.
- Susan K.
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My house is a two story that had not been painted for over 10 years, The total job took 3 days. I was very impressed by everyone in the process. They were all very professional , on time , worked hard and the paint job looks great. I will hire them again sometime for the interior painting.
- WILLIAM B.
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As soon as I purchased the coupon deal on Angies List,
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was in touch with me to set up the painting date. I was able to use two colors of my choice of premium
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paint for the body and trim. The painters arrived early in the morning on the date chosen and got to work. They were both very friendly and in my opinion extremely talented painters. I had hoped that they would patch the major holes and cracks in the stucco, but they did even more than that, priming the severely weathered wood trim and patching the cracks on the foundation of the house. They also moved the furniture off my patio and put it back when they were done. The
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paint used is outstanding with good coverage. I'm very happy with it. The job took two days and now my old house looks amazing. I walked out to look at it as they were leaving and all I could say was, "Wow." I highly, highly recommend
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and would definitely use them again.
- Patrice D.
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, the owner, responded to my initial Angie’s List message immediately, setup an appointment for a quote, and we hired him to paint the interior of our home, including newly built bookcases, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, all trim and woodwork, walls and ceilings. His Project Manager,
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, and crew arrived promptly each day and all were helpful, courteous, and hard working. The very first thing they did was cover and protect everything including flooring, appliances, personal items, etc. We were in the middle of remodeling and they were patient and worked well with the other projects/sub-contractors going on at the same time.
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were in constant contact with us and I commend them for that- communication is key to a smooth running project. They went above and beyond in helping us with any hurdles and their ideas and suggestions were greatly appreciated. And with all of that, they finished all work 2 days early. They left our home clean and tidy. Two weeks later they came back to our house and did touch-ups and made sure everything was just perfect. I highly recommend
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and his company. Give him a call-you will not be disappointed!
- Sherri W.
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arrived promptly at 7:00am. He asked me to walk through the house with him so that he could explain to me what I had asked him to do, to be sure that he didn't miss anything. I then left for my day and when I came back home at 4:00, everything was done just as I had asked.
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is very trustworthy and a gentleman, as well as a hard worker. I love the color that he helped me pick for the chair rail in the dining room. We put our house on the
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3 days later and had an offer less than 48 hours after that. I think it is the gorgeous color in the dining room that won them over. :-)
- Martha L A.
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They did a great job and pointed out trouble spots I needed to attend to. I hadn't thought of painting metal railings in front of house, but was needed and they pointed that out. They were willing to replace some wood on deck stairs so I wouldn't have to try to find someone else. I felt the price was reasonable for all they did.
- Barbara P.
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He did excellent work. He even honored our deal a few months after it was expired because we had just found out we were pregnant and didn't know what color we wanted the room to be.
- Andrew M.
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was very response and flexible with scheduling. He provided his business card so that I could purchase paint with his contractor pricing at
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. The crew showed up on time and were very friendly and professional.
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provided feedback on the paint coverage and how things were going throughout the day. Each area was left clean. They worked a solid eight hours to complete the work and did a few touch ups as we looked at each room where tiny areas were missed or didn't cover well. I would highly recommend
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- Cyndi S.

Exterior Painters in Wilmington, DE

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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

Agron Construction

10154 Bustleton Avenue

AJ DEFELICE ROOFING

130 Blanchard Rd

AJN Management INC

2 E Scott St

All About Painting Inc

33 Oak Tree Hollow Rd

Any Thyme Painting

316 North Gov Printz Blvd

Apex Painting Contractors

1402 burlington avenue

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Area-Pro Contractors LLC

305 Fairville Rd

B.C. Construction

510 East Ave
New Castle

Babs

30 West St

Bansaz Construction

602 Greenview Dr

Barrett Painting Inc

8354 Tarragon Drive

Beltran & Son's Inc.

7228 Ditman Street

Bill Campbell

1253 Poquessing Creek Dr

BLC Pro Painters

701 W Red Bank Ave

Blue Ox Painting

203 Highland View Drive

Budget Cleaning LLC

200 Homer Ave

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

Cervone Painting

30 Pear Tree Ln

Chaban Craftsman

8625 Agusta Street

Chip's Painting

5 N kirklyn ave

CHRIS HAUSER PAINTING INC

361 Glen Mills Rd

Chris's Pro Painting

6209 Hasbrook Ave

ChromaDecora

4700 City Ave

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

Colors by Kristen

605 West Market St.

COLOURS PAINTING

193 Tenby Chase Dr

Comfort Basement

1250 Bethlehem Pike

Craftsmanship Ptg Co.

6919 Theodore St

Cross Painting

33 S. Pennell Rd.

Crowley Painting

6 E Ormond Ave

Custom Renovations

230 Kings Hwy East

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

DAVIES DECORATIVE PAINTING

602 Foulkstone Road
Wilmington

Davila Painting

6 Mervine Pl

Davinci Painting Services

933 Alexandria Dr
Newark

DBF General Contracting

719 N Spruce Street
Wilmington

DE Quality Performance

1 State Cir
Dover

Deco Contracting

4020 West Chester Pike

decopin

19111

Defining Finishes

2109 S 9th street

Delaware Constructionology

314 White Pine Dr
Middletown

Delaware County Restoration

5 1/2 (rear) Bartram Ave

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

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 Class Contracting

231 Shore Wind Rd
Bear

First Place Painting

110 Susan Constant Ct

First State Home & Garden, LLC

812A South College Ave.
Newark

flannigan russo contractors

525 NEWTON LAKE DRIVE

Four Seasons Custom Painters

1350 Woodbourne Road

Freedom Construction Services

2619 Longfellow Dr
Wilmington

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

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 Home Services

3596 Tamiami Trail

HAPPY PAINTER

1301 MARKET STREET

Hardworking Handyman

2509 Blackwood Rd
Wilmington

Hause Painting

3429 Tudor St.

Heron Construction

136 Hirst Avenue

Homeinnovationsinc

12 W Lexton Rd
New Castle

Homestead Solutions Inc.

5 Great Valley Parkway Suite 210

Hometownpainter

1102 Yorklyn Rd
Hockessin

House Medics LLC

127 Vassar Ave

Howard's Home Repair

13 Kings Bridge Ct
Newark

HRP Construction

2801 unruh ave

JIM DOOLAN CUSTOM PAINTER

4419 DISSTON STREET

Jim Stearns Painting Contractor etc

2535 Justin Lane
Wilmington

Jim's Painting

22 Page Terrace

JLM Contracting

4700 Bleigh Ave

Jonick LLC

1132 Gilham St

Joseph Chambers, Inc.

P.O. Box 429
Bear

JOSEPH KERNS

632 DUPONT 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

M5 Construction LLC

280 Bridgewater Road

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

Marrone Painting

19 Adams Ave

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

Moore Builds LLC

45 Long Bow Drive

Morris Home Remodeling

2206 S Bucknell

Mr. T's Home Maintenance

384 Westmont Drive

MRB Contracting

3210 Kennedy Rd

N&L Maintenance Plus

823 Black Angus Ln

N&M Painting LLC

1017 Tomlinson Rd

Nancy Pantellas

3551 Providence Rd

OLIVER CONSTRUCTION

414 DEKALB ST

On-Point Painting and Wallcovering

429 S.Sycamore st.
Wilmington

One Shoe Painting

502 N Lincoln St
Wilmington
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