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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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House Painting reviews in Davenport

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We purchased the Angie's List deal of 2 painter for a day for $585.00.
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arrived right on time each of the 3 days we purchased. They were very professional and personable, working straight through the day with only a very short break for lunch. After sanding the trim, oil-based primer was needed due to having to cover the stained woodwork. There were a lot of fumes in the house that first day (even with some ventilation), but neither painter complained. We originally purchased 2 days, but realized another day was necessary. We are pleased with the new look. The rooms are so much brighter with the light trim.
- Christopher S.
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real happy with job had insur license and a lot of other things other guys did not have
Good choice for a ethical contractor
- ron J.
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Very well. Good group of individuals. This was our second job with the group - last year we had a complete exterior upgrade.
- Donald R.
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and his crew were prompt on the job.
Cleanup after each day's work.
My wife commented how quietly they worked.
The job was completed in a reasonable length of time.
- Bernard D.
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I needed a small area around a stairway painted. They were cost effective, timely, and easy to work with.
- Natalie P.
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They were very organized, professional and courteous. Called them for estimate ( I live out of town), was called back within 24 hours, they did the free estimate within a couple of days. Gave me a detailed estimate with pricing clearly stated for all work. Told me to send 1/3 deposit down to start work. They received my money and started work immediately and were done within about three days. They notified me that my water faucet was leaking that they hooked the pressure washer to ( it was an old faucet) so I was able to get it fixed. Since I live out of town I was impressed they told me. They sent me pictures of work when completed. Great Job! My family also visualized the work in person, since I was not able to. I would definitely recommend!
- Holly F.
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The two ladies who reported on 6/16 were on time and well qualified. I described the job and the fact that we had just had new carpet installed and they began work promptly. The worked quickly and thoroughly and performed the job to my satisfaction. I was very impressed by their care in not getting paint on my new carpet. I would highly recommend using this company again if all their workers are a good as the two ladies who did our job.
- Ron E.
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They did an excellent job and way over our original expectations. We have been using
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for over 3 years now and we have never been disappointed. We highly recommend
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and his crew for any type of painting projects that you might have (Big or Small)
- Sally R.

Exterior Painters in Davenport, IA

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AAA CONTRACTING, INC.

1514 WASHINGTON ST
Davenport

All Star Home Services

1708 Foster Street
Muscatine

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Arizona Painting Company

3235 N Arizona Ave

Artios Painting

2721 8 1/2 Ave.

Briggs Quality Painting, LLC

1320 N. Clark Street
Davenport

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CertaPro Painters of Cedar Rapids

1110 Hawkeye Dr
Hiawatha

Consider-IT-Done

3127 magnolia ave
Davenport

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

felts design inc.

2549 Cody st.
Bettendorf

Fitzgerald Construction

3306 Mulberry ave.
Muscatine

Fix My QC home

1905 16th St

Freeman Contracting LLC

PO Box 261
Miles

Grays Construction And Lawn Maintenance

5601 Eastern Ave
Davenport

HANDYMAN SERVICES

413 E 4TH ST
West Liberty

Homestyle, LLC

Iowa City

Honey-Do Handyman

402 Oak Blvd.

Improvement Pros LLC

1932 S Hancock Ave

Iossi Construction Inc

1040 W 4th St
Davenport

J & H Painting

12484 E 400th St

Jim's Painting Service

2205 Kimberly Road
Bettendorf

LeClaire Home Improvement and Restoration

425 Mississippi Terrace
Le Claire

Leffler Construction

5417 180th St N

M & M Service

PO Box 1652
Davenport

Mapes Painting

Bettendorf

Midwest Rod and Restoration

941 100th St
Wapello

O'DONNELL PAINTING

1820 W 3RD ST
Davenport

on the spot

1811 11th Ave Apt 2

Perez Painting

1809 Welshire Dr.
Davenport

PressurePro

PO Box 471
Bettendorf

Progressive Restoration

47W386 I C Trail

Quality Restoration LLC

N169 W20170 Georgetown Dr

Radetzki Decorating

3872 Prairie Ln
Bettendorf

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Scrub-n-Paint Services

3126 W. 66th St
Davenport

Sherwin Williams Paint Store

3871 Elmore Ave
Davenport

Sparkle Wash of the River Valley

1113 W 60th St
Davenport

Steve Byrne Painting

850 Franklin St

Tender Care Lawn

107 S 7th St
Cherokee

TLC Painting

PO Box 1222
Bettendorf

WALLPAPERING BY LYN

312 S GENESEO ST

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