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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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Exterior Painters in Alma, GA

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"#1" Wade the Handyman

252 Harbin Drive
Dallas

1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd
Douglasville

491 enterprises

491 hyde rd

A-Z Companies Inc

3415 Church Rd
Villa Rica

A1Roofman

PO Box 66
Ellijay

Andrew Handymen

P O BOX 46
Locust Grove

Arlis Home Services

247 Hollyanne Ln

Armor Sealcoating, Inc.

1603 Pedenville Rd
Concord

Arrack Construction Inc

547 Smyrna Rd Sw
Conyers

B & B Commercial Residential Repair

150 Rolling Meadow Dr.
Mount Airy

Barnard Paint & Refinishing Co

1215 Mill Hill Road
Richmond Hill

Barnard Paint & Refinishing Co

145 Shady Lane
Brunswick

BARNARD PAINT AND REFINISHING

114 SILVER BLUFF CIRCLE
Brunswick

Bennett Painting & Remodeling, LLC

221 Banning Rd
Whitesburg

Benton & Sons Construstion Co

1657 Roddenberry Rd
Thomasville

Bowens Home Repair

186 Tanners Beach Rd
Carrollton

Brookfield Residential Const

Main St
Sandersville

Browns consruction company

415 old kibbee rd n

Burgess Detail

120 F. H.
Calhoun

Burke Contractors Inc

Po Box 2802
Waycross

Camdur Building Group, Inc.

628 Old Town Road
Villa Rica

Campbell Construction

705 Ridge Ave South
Tifton

Carl Pierce Painting

28 Sandcastle Ct
Dawsonville

Cook and Sons Wall Covering

99 Iris Lane
Griffin

Cora's ColoRite Creations

1191 Alma Highway
Hazelhurst

D & J's Tool's of Trade

283 Bert Rd nw
Rome

D&D Painting and Turnkey

107 Newtown rd
Calhoun

D.J.'s Complete Paintinh & Remodeling

1066 HWY192 South
Twin City

DAVID H NEWMAN CONSTRUCTION

132 KELLY ST
Reidsville

Davis Dryer/ Vent Cleaning LLC

4601 Heidi Drive
Waycross

DISCOUNT AUTO REPAIR,INC

2408 OSBORNE RD
Saint Marys

Do It Right General Contractors

11163 Hwy 53 East
Marble Hill

Eagle Restoration

105 GTM Parkway

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Elledge Painting

2317 Ellis St
Brunswick

Family Construction and Cleaning, LLC

5665 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker

Fantasy Edge Landscape

6725 Tot Dr.
Blackshear

Ferguson Handcrafted Log Homes

371 Othar Lee Rodgers Rd
Fitzgerald

Fiveash Renovations

127 Joyce Dr
Brunswick

Four Seasons Roofing Inc

1250 Historic Hwy 441
Demorest

FRANKLIN DRYWALL

107 MAPLE ST
Omega

Freddy's Construction

Villa Rica
Villa Rica

GameDay Field Products

4992 BU Bowman Dr Suite 201
Buford

GameDay Field Products

4947McKinley Drive
Lula

Handy Andy Home Warehouse

1200 E 1ST ST
Vidalia

Handyman R Us

1310 Pirkle Rd.
Douglasville

Harris Painting

556 Bonnie Tuk Rd.
Moultrie

HC Construction & Grading

2291 HWY 76 West
Clayton

Hobby Painting & Roofing

1221 Hillview Rd NW
Townsend

Horizon Roofing

1104 W Spring Street
Monroe

Hunter's Painting

97 rolling hills lane
Jasper

J & J Stucco and Drywall

66 Poplar St
Oglethorpe

J&k Remodeling

230 charmin circle se
Calhoun

Jackson Collision Center

226 Mitchell St
Jackson

JACO Contracting Inc,

5120 Hazel ST
Covington

JAMES E. BRADSHAW

1165 EAST OGLETHORPE HWY
Hinesville

JAMO STEEL BLDG.

5182 Dorothy LN, NE
Covington

JBC Specialty Services, LLC

10 Perimeter Summit Blvd
Atlanta

JC Custom Enterprises

242 Refuge Valley Rd
Jasper

JCG Inc.

738 Cherokee Rose

Jenny's Painting & More

724 Tommy Purvis Rd.
Reynolds

jimmy's do it all

1480 vienna hwy

joeymoore

waycross

Ketpainting

872 Brownlee rd apt 121
Jackson

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln
Gainesville

Lewis Fraser Restoration

1000B Lucy Lane
Statesboro

LJA Builders Inc.

485 S Augusta Ave
Waycross

M & B Painting and Construction

110 bold springs ave
Monroe

Malco Interiors LLC

235 Newton Ridge Dr
Covington

mario handyman & home repair

668 mccrimmon rd
Fitzgerald

Martin - Master Painter

PO Box 2064
Blairsville

Martin Painting

1345 Roberts Quarters Rd.
Concord

Mastercraft Paint & Design

119 sharp street
Bremen

Maxsus Inc Roofing & Restoration

1233 Buford HWY
Buford

MBBestpainting LLC

750 Six Flags Rd
Austell

McVey Painting And Remodeling

2184 WEST POINT ROAD LOT 11
Lagrange

Middle Georgia painting llc

885 Turner Bridge Rd

Miller`s Construction

217 Dorothy st
Moultrie

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge
Dahlonega

MRK contracting

2022 county rd272

Precision Painting Plus

PO Box 182
Statesboro

Premier Custom Homes & Remodeling, LLC

5805 State Ridge Road
Johns Creek

PT Painting

1884 Lawrenceville 20 Road
Lawrenceville

Putnam Pro

89 Hospital Circle, Ste 5
Ellijay

Reeves Handyman services

215 reeves rd
Dawsonville

Residential Facelift

267 Cobblestone Cv
Sharpsburg

Shower Glass Dreamworks

3525 Club Dr
Lawrenceville

Skiver Contracting

6625 Mockingbird Rd
Cumming

SMD Contracting, Inc.

773 Chicks Bridge Rd.
Social Circle

Southern Resurfacing & Renovations

92 Midway Court
Glennville

T & S Interiors Construction

4851 Anclote Dr
Alpharetta

The Insulation Man

250 Tama Dr
Valdosta

Total Roofing Concepts LLC

702 Song Bird Way
Woodstock

Transformation Remodeling

55 Summer Lane
Covington

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