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"I needed to delay the project twice, but they were very understanding.
, the office manager, was extremely helpful with any and all questions/concerns. The" crew was professional and courteous. The work was completed on-time and for the contracted price; however, within a week I began noticing small areas they missed - a vent cover, door jams, areas near ceiling. Attention to detail not perfect.. They left paint though.

-Lynne T.

"As always,
did a good job and didn't stop work until we were very happy with the results. He changed the product and color used on" the foundation until we were very happy with it. Also, I'm sure it would have been easier for him to just paint over a lot of the problem areas we had around the house - since we were not aware of them - but
took the time to show us what was wrong and helped us get things back in good order. We have a modest home, but over the years,
has helped us to keep it in very good condition.

-Diane H.

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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 Alma


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and his team called to schedule my service - the first day was pressure washing of the house. They were promptly on time and very professional. The next two days involved prepping the house for painting and actually painting the house starting with carefully removing everything on the house including light fixtures, hose holders, house numbers, etc. and then repairing all minor damage to the house and sealing all foundation cracks. They taped off all windows and doors with plastic. The same team that did the pressure washing also worked on painting the house - a total of four workers including
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. THEY TREATED MY HOUSE LIKE IT WAS THIER OWN and answered every question I had. They completed the house in approximately one and one-half days and cleaned up everything before they left. They first went around the house as a group ensuring that nothing was missed and then went around the entire house with me prior to leaving to ensure I was completely satisfied. I have worked with many contractors over the years and
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and his team rank at the very top of my list for the use of quality materials and a very professional paint job.
- George S.

Herb responded when I needed a job done quickly. I appreciated that. His price was higher than the other quotes I got, but due to time I used him. He waited patiently as I asked him to make sure he covered spots. He did so without agitation.

- Elizabeth B.

We can't say enough about the professionalism, skill, and reliability of the entire corporation. The office gave us timely advisories of scheduling and kept us apprised of other pertinent information. And the crew,
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, was skilled, friendly, and dedicated to the point of perfectionism. They worked steadily and cleaned up after every day's work.
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was especially delightful to work with, consulting with us, informing us of issues that occasionally arose, and offering suggestions about color coordination which we invariably accepted, to our satisfaction. It's hard for me to imagine a more satisfying experience with painting contractors. The total price was high, but the results warranted it.
- Stan C.

I bought the "Deal" for 2 painters for 8 hours.
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came out to the house to check on the scope of the work necessary to be done. While at the house he actually offered advise to my wife on colors she had picked out. The work we wanted done could not be done within the parameters of the "deal" time limits. He worked with me to get work done for a small additional charge that was acceptable to both of us. I also needed the work done very soon and he was willing to accommodate my needs.
The workers came when expected and were personable and very detail oriented. They ran into a problem with the wall prep but they were able to get through the issues and complete the work as scheduled. The results were very good and I am very pleased.
I am currently considering an estimate from them to paint the exterior of my house. I find their prices to be fair and reasonable. The quality of their work is very good and I trust them to do what is asked quickly, professionally and satisfactorily.


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's crew did a terrific job painting the exterior of my house! It was power-washed and sanded before the painting began. There was quite a bit of repair work that needed to be done on exterior woodwork and shutters, and the men repaired/replaced whatever was needed. The size of the crew varied from two men to four or five, depending upon the stage of the job they had reached. I had asked the painters to be careful about opening doors and windows of the house because of my two cats and, for the most part, they were. The men were cooperative about any task I asked them to complete. They were hard workers and always appeared when they were supposed to. Because they could not paint if it had rained within six hours of starting time, the job took longer than I had expected, but that was understandable.
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, the manager of the team, was available in person, by phone, or by text if I had any concerns or questions. The only downside of using this company was that most of this crew did not speak very much English, so communications were mainly through the foreman, who was on the job every day. I was totally pleased with the neat, careful, professional job that
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's Painting did for me and I intend to use this company again!
- Kimberly R.

Ed, the owner, is detailed orientated and knows color well. We have worked with him several times now on both interior and exterior projects. Although he is not on site each day during the project, he is
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aware of the status responded to phone calls/emails quickly. The crew on our exterior job was helpful and respectful.
- Karen W.

The only issue we had was a communication problem, I was asked if I wanted the fence painted and said yes, I assumed it would be repainted the same color as it was but came home to find it the same color as the house. They fixed it no problem but just a warning don't assume, always ask and verify.
- Myles S.

The following is a review of
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's work when painting our wood deck. For reader convenience, I organized the review into major components.
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was so strongly reviewed on this site that we asked him (as well as other well-reviewed contractors) to provide a time and price estimate to finish our deck. The deck is rather tidy but needed protection, especially as Winter Is Coming. Also, painting would add an aesthetic appeal and make my deck the envy of the cul-de-sac.
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himself came over to provide the estimate and we received his price within a few days. His price was well within our expectations. In fact his estimate was the same as one of his competitors, but the other contractor only offered one coat service, not two. Twice is nice.
Scheduling: Scheduling was a bit tough but that was more about the weather than anything else.
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was flexible but
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tell you, I picked the wrong profession. A weatherperson is the only trade where you can be right 50% of the time and still keep your job. Wouldn't you love to hear from your surgeon that may may live or you may die, we just don't know what the patterns are saying yet...
Work: The work was done with a crew of three young lads. The chief of the crew spoke OK English, but it also helped that I know a little Spanish. There was no communication issues or need of Google translate. The crew were respectful, polite and rather cheery. Perhaps it was the amount of fumes they were breathing but I heard a lot of laughing - good for them. Usually when I paint the only sounds I make are muttering and cursing.
Strangely the crew were so respectful that they brought their own microwave to cook lunch. Yes you read that correctly. I stopped by to do a little checkup and there it was, a full sized microwave, cooking away on the grass. Next time
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, mi casa es su casa (see those Spanish skills coming handy)! You can use my microwave next time, just no Indian food or Haggas, cool?
Anyways, besides adventures in radiation, the work was absolutely perfect. Not a drip and looked great. I know that if wife and I tried to do the same level of effort there would be an impending divorce. The color was a little light, but that's on me (tip to the masses, Rustoleum 2X Deck Cover will tint lighter than expected). Still looks very good and much better than my color blind neighbors.
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himself came in the afternoon to inspect the work to ask if I was satisfied. Yup an A says it all.
Parting thoughts: Surrendering yourself of 800 dollars for something you can logically do is tough. Wife and I wanted the convenience of getting the work done in a day and like I said before, to stay married. I was overjoyed with the result. So here's a
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Well the workers were clad in white,
They painted from dawn to night.
There was
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a stop,
Nor spatter or drops,
The result - oh what a sight!
- Lyndsay M.

Exterior Painters in Alma, GA

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1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd

491 enterprises

491 hyde rd

A-Z Companies Inc

3415 Church Rd
Villa Rica


PO Box 66

Andrew Handymen

P O BOX 46
Locust Grove

Arlis Home Services

247 Hollyanne Ln

Armor Sealcoating, Inc.

1603 Pedenville Rd

Barnard Paint & Refinishing Co

1215 Mill Hill Road
Richmond Hill

Barnard Paint & Refinishing Co

145 Shady Lane



Benton & Sons Construstion Co

1657 Roddenberry Rd

Bowens Home Repair

186 Tanners Beach Rd

Brookfield Residential Const.


Browns consruction company

415 old kibbee rd n

Burgess Detail

120 F. H.

Burke Contractors Inc

Po Box 2802

Camdur Building Group, Inc.

628 Old Town Road
Villa Rica

Campbell Construction

2515 5th St. S.E.

Carl Pierce Painting

28 Sandcastle Ct

Carr Construction Company

225 W Ranchette Rd

Collins Masonry and Construction LLC

710 N Main St

Cook and Sons Wall Covering

99 Iris Lane

Cora's ColoRite Creations

1191 Alma Highway

Crist Roofing & Construction

488 Hiram Douglasville Hwy

D & J's Tool's of Trade

283 Bert Rd nw

D.J.'s Complete Paintinh & Remodeling

1066 HWY192 South
Twin City



Davis Dryer/ Vent Cleaning LLC

4601 Heidi Drive


Saint Marys

Do It Right General Contractors

11163 Hwy 53 East
Marble Hill

Eagle Restoration

105 GTM Parkway

Family Construction and Cleaning, LLC

5665 Lawrenceville Hwy

Ferguson Handcrafted Log Homes

371 Othar Lee Rodgers Rd

Fiveash Renovations

127 Joyce Dr

Four Seasons Roofing Inc

1250 Historic Hwy 441



Freddy's Construction

Villa Rica
Villa Rica

GameDay Field Products

4947McKinley Drive

Guardian Roofing & Restoration

15 Jonesboro St

Gutter Works

2010 Butler Bridge Rd

Handy Andy Home Warehouse

1200 E 1ST ST

Handyman R Us

1310 Pirkle Rd

Harris Painting

556 Bonnie Tuk Rd.

HC Construction & Grading

2291 HWY 76 West

Hobby Painting & Roofing

1221 Hillview Rd NW

Horizon Roofing


Hunter's Painting

97 rolling hills lane

J & J Stucco and Drywall

66 Poplar St

Jackson Collision Center

226 Mitchell St



JC Custom Enterprises

242 Refuge Valley Rd

JCG Inc.

738 Cherokee Rose

jimmy's do it all

1480 vienna hwy

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

LJA Builders Inc.

485 S Augusta Ave

M & B Painting and Construction

110 bold springs ave

mario handyman & home repair

668 mccrimmon rd

Martin - Master Painter

PO Box 2064

Martin Painting

1345 Roberts Quarters Rd.

Mastercraft Paint & Design

119 sharp street

Maxsus Inc Roofing & Restoration

1233 Buford HWY

Mels Remodeling LLC

4025 Young Ave Unit C

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge

Powers' Custom Painting

104 Bellwood Ave

PT Painting

1884 Lawrenceville 20 Road

Shower Glass Dreamworks

3535 Club Dr

Skiver Contracting

6625 Mockingbird Rd

SMD Contracting, Inc.

773 Chicks Bridge Rd.
Social Circle

Southern Resurfacing & Renovations

92 Midway Court

T & S Interiors Construction

4851 Anclote Dr

Williams drywall and painting

445 autumn drive

Wilson Roofing and Restoration

2082 Bethlehem Church Road
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