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"We had some difficulty scheduling due to our work schedules and some unexpected snow days, and we did have to chat on the phone with the owner after a little confusion" over email. When they came to do the work, it was done very well. The worker was very friendly and made sure to use protective plastic and fabric around all the areas and cleaned up after himself. Any supplies that we didn't have he purchased and they added that to the bill, no upcharge. You can't even see any variations and it blends perfectly, even though we didn't know if we had the right ceiling paint color. We paid a very fair price and really appreciated that he stayed late to finish the job that same day. We would definitely use them again, really appreciated the quality of work.

-Glen S.

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"Ed was very punctual, communicative and professional. He did a great job and was efficient and detail-oriented. I would definitely have him do work in my house again. Great job.

-Paul D.

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Dear Angie: How important is it to repair plaster before repainting? Our ceilings have peeling paint that we’re pretty sure was caused by past water damage. Since the water problem is no longer an issue, can we simply repaint the ceilings or should we first repair any underlying plaster damage? – Sara S., Elgin, Illinois

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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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Interior Painting reviews in Des Moines

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showed up exactly on time with his painter. He made sure everything was set up for the painter for the day. I had one painter for 2 days (16 hours). He did a beautiful job. His work was excellent. He was kind and considerate and professional. He left my house clean and picked up of all his materials. I have more painting to be done at my house and plan on using Mr.
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- Laura L.
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They were quick to return my call. One of the brothers came out shortly thereafter and gave me an estimate, They arrived promptly at 8 a.m. on the designated day to begin all the prep. There were several young men taping and sealing off the area so they were able to get to work very quickly. The job required two days to complete which was reasonable for all the mudding and patching required. They are very polite. They removed all the debris and help me to replace the furniture at the end of the job. They did an excellent job. I already have plans to have additional rooms to be painted since this job went so well.
- Anita B.
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Went very well. Very courteous, conscience and excellent job. I have had others that came in and did not do as good of a job. He did take a bit more time, but worth it. Did a quality job. I would use him again.
- Deanna H.
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Two very well dressed men came to the door, offered their card for identification and were on the job within a few minutes. They were fast workers and very neat. They covered my furnishings, etc. with a plastic cover. The lead man was very skilled and personable. When I need to paint again, I would like to have this team. I highly recommend this company, The owner also worked with me on getting it scheduled at my convenience.
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is so trustworthy; he arrived when he said he would and worked diligently during the time he was here with just a short break for lunch each day; he was very professional but also easy to communicate with; I thought him a very fine man.
He was true to his estimates for inside and outside the house; he informed us about the the paint he was using and was overall informative about each paint he used. I would use him for all paint jobs bar none and would highly recommend him. It is so wonderful to have someone you can fully trust to keep their word in your home.
Both myself and my husband like him very much and appreciate his outstanding work and the fine man he proved himself to be.
- Joann G.
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email and the date I requested for service was accepted. The Work - I had two places in my home that needed repair. One spot was a hole in my basement ceiling, roughly 16 inches x 16 inches. The other was a crack in my upstairs ceiling where another contractor had almost put his foot through the ceiling while working on my HVAC. The hole required a new piece of drywall (which I had on-hand) and the other was a patch job. The Result -
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was alone on this job and arrived at the agreed upon time. He took an appropriate amount of time to setup the area, dropping clothes to cover anything nearby. The hole that was patched in my basement with new drywall turned out beautifully. It was an A++++ job and nearly impossible to detect any seams. The patch job upstairs was also very good work. Keys to success were having the drywall on-hand and easy access to the areas being repaired. About
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- the guy is quiet, polite and detail oriented. I chose not to bug him with questions or
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over him while he worked. I'm very happy with the end result and will have him over again.
- Richard D.
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Excellent- He was prompt, friendly, gave me a quote quickly. Started the work quickly and did a fabulous job!! He cleaned up as he went. He was fast and very professional!! I will only call him for all my painting needs!
- Lara M.
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I called for an estimate and
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came and looked at the house and we went over each room, the color and what wall I wanted accented. He has a very good eye for color so trust him if he says it wont look do or it will look good. I wasnt sure about my kitchen and he recommended a color and it was perfect!!
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is very nice and professional.
We scheduled a day and the men showed up right on time ready to work. They were extremely careful and covered everything up, including the floors, handrail on my stairs, countertops etc. You can tell that they knew what they were doing. They were very polite. The whole job took 2 days. It is a large house. I could not be happier with the results. I didnt know he did construction too, so I hired him to do some work in the house because we were so pleased with the painting. I was very happy with that as well. You will not be sorry if you hire them. I cannot say enough good things. Now I am going to save up to get my bathroom remodeled and will for sure use him.Thank you
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and please thank your crew. Awesome job!
- Jerry and Joann M.

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02 Remodel

4304 98th Street
Urbandale

5 Star Painting

3934 57th street
Des Moines

A & B CONSTRUCTION

3501 BOWDOIN
Des Moines

A Little Bit of Everything

1209 Lewis Ave
Des Moines

A&J Home Improvement

2011 E 23rd St
Des Moines

A-1 Handyman

833 C Ave
Nevada

AAA Painting contractors

529 W Roosevelt Rd

ACCURATE PAINTING CO

610 3RD ST
Waukee

Action Painting

PO Box 324
Prairie City

Afterimage Construction Services LLC

PO Box 65975
West Des Moines

All In One Services

2814 E Clinton Ave
Des Moines

All Pro Painting

101 e Sheridan

Amy's Painting and Restoration

2925 Ingersoll Avenue Suite 4
Des Moines

Ark Construction LLC

PO Box 22237
Clive

Art Impressions

South 49th St
West Des Moines

Auntie M's

Des Moines

BASEMENT REMODELING EXPERTS

2608 Driftwood Ave
Des Moines

BHS Handyman Service LLC

2719 E Grand Ave
Des Moines

Blue Llama Enterprises

PO Box 25233
West Des Moines

BMB Finishes

4525 77th St.
Urbandale

Bob Peterson Painting

4505 Forest Ave
Des Moines

Bob's Painting & Home Repair

2500 53rd St
Des Moines

Brammer Quality Painting

3727 SW 14th
Des Moines

Bridgewater Handyman Service LLC

2027 64th St
Windsor Heights

Brummel

1404 Hazel St
Pella

Buresh Home Solutions

8421 University Blvd. Ste. K-1
Clive

BWB Painting

Des Moines

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines

CCF Painting

4111 E Douglas Ave
Des Moines

Central Iowa Handyman

3775 EP True Pkwy #111
West Des Moines

CertaPro Painters of Des Moines

8527 University Blvd, Suite 8A
Clive

COLORS BY KELLY

3205 220TH ST
Saint Charles

Copperhead Coatings LLC

225 Prairie View Dr Apt 5223
West Des Moines

Copperhead Coatings LLC

225 Prairie View Dr Apt 5223
West Des Moines

CR Painting

6901 Center St
Windsor Heights

CREATIVE CUSTOM REMODELING

1927 NW 90TH ST
Clive

Creekside Construction Services

4603 NE McDougal Ln
Ankeny

Custom Interior Painting

613 SE Tower Ct
Ankeny

Dean's Tile

25510 Milton Thompson Rd

Des Moines Home Doctor

101 South Main St.
Woodward

Des Moines Painting Co

14791 Wildwood Dr
Clive

deWit Construction & Roofing

20000 Wendover Pl
Dallas Center

Dewitt Painting

1955 NW 92nd Ct
Clive

Diekman Painting

3321 oxford street
Des Moines

Ditzler's Masonry & Painting

218 NW College Ave. Apt.3

DMW Services LLC

1431 Adair Madison Ave
Dexter

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Dynamic Duo

417 21st St SE
Altoona

Eric Eugene Woods

417 Wilson St.
Van Meter

Executive Exteriors

PO Box 35114
Des Moines

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fairmeadows Village

2625 Vine St
West Des Moines

Firstcall Construction & Restoration

3910 SE Capitol Cir
Grimes

Fresh Coat of Central Iowa

3775 EP True Parkway
West Des Moines

Gene H White Painting

304 E 5th Ave
Indianola

Get'r Done Hauling & Lawn Care

2723 E Elm
Des Moines

GOERING PAINTING & DRYWALL

1055 18TH AVE
Pleasantville

GOOD NEWS CONSTRUCTION & PAINT

8201 PRAIRIE AVENUE
Urbandale

Haes Construction

818 Sw Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny

Haggerty Windows & Siding

2771 104th St Suite A
Urbandale

Hammerhead Construction, LLC

6612 Sheridan AVE
Des Moines

Handy Guy

5712 SE 25th St.
Des Moines

Handyhawk LLC

2785 NE Broadway Ave.
Des Moines

Handyman Connection- Austin

223 W. Anderson Ln.

Harless Construction

4960 Ashley Park Dr
West Des Moines

Henderson Paint

Des Moines

Home Above

9633 Brightwater Dr
Johnston

HOME DEPOT

3700 UNIVERSITY AVE
West Des Moines

Home Maintenance Service

9605 Madison Ave
Des Moines

Hughes Home Improvements LLC

809 Cade Court
Des Moines

Integrity Cleaning

402 S. Roche St.
Knoxville

J. Jarvis Painting LLC

1005 N C St
Indianola

Jacobs Painting

1837 Walker St
Des Moines

Jacobsen Painting

6515 NW 97th St
Johnston

JANB CLEANING LLC

1436 Lozier Pl Apt 3C

JC Toland Painting

397 NW 43rd Pl
Des Moines

Jeff Smith Painting LLC

12204 Ridgemont Dr
Urbandale

Jenn Moulton Painting

220 SE Clover Ridge Dr
Ankeny

Jepson Enterprises

1812 60th St
Des Moines

JessMarieServices

Saint Charles

John Eginoire Enterprise LLC

519 Rose Ave
Des Moines

Jontz Painting

box 304
Woodward

Jorgensen Decorating

508 N 12th St
Adel

KC Handyman Services

1848 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines

Kenny Long

210 NE 6th
Ankeny

Kirchoff Paint & Stain

2150 NE 18th St
Grimes

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street
Strawberry Point

Lil' Brother Construction

3623 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines

LOWE'S

120 AIRPORT RD
Ames

Lynn Jenkins Construction

1500 47th st.
Des Moines

MAWDSLEY HOME IMPROVEMENT

505 NE 12th St
Grimes

Maynard's Painting

540 13th St
West Des Moines

McCargarWorks.com

PO Box 57586
Des Moines

METHUM PAINTING

411 N Central Ave.
Huxley

Midwest Paint

408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny

MIKE WEIGEL CONSTRUCTION LLC

8517 WINSTON AVE
Urbandale

Minka Enterprises LLC

4140 100th ST #10
Urbandale

MODERN DECORATORS

708 37th St
Des Moines

Modern Touches LLC

6781 Hickman Rd
Urbandale

Mr Fix It and Remodelworks

606 SE Boone Dr
Waukee

Mr Workman, Inc

1021 24th St
West Des Moines

My Painter

1241 Pleasant View Dr
Des Moines

NRL Construction Management LLC

2967 100th Street
Urbandale

On The In Side Faux Finishes

1065 26th St
Des Moines

OSBORNE-FORD PAINTING INC

1945 NE 45TH CT
Des Moines

PAINTING PROS

3438 SCENIC VISTA DR
West Des Moines

Paragon Painting

5668 NW 86th St
Johnston

PAT EDWARDS REMODELING

2615 HICKMAN RD
Des Moines

Pat's Handyman Service

12979 Larimore Cir

Perfection Painting

500 N Valley Dr
Des Moines

Performance Painting

4905 NW 4th street
Ankeny

PETERSON PAINTING

2008 FULLER RD.
West Des Moines

Pettiecord Restoration

2664 SE 88th St
Runnells

PipCo Home Repairs & Remodeling

5926 NW 106th St
Johnston

Power Pro's

2214 Forest Ave
Des Moines

Precision Painting & Services

525 2nd St
West Des Moines

Premier Construction Services

5461 Sandstone Dr
West Des Moines

Pro Paint

4511 1/2 60th st
Urbandale

ProRestore DKI

3505 SE Crossroads Drive
Grimes

ProTect Painters of Des Moines

6795 NE Rising Sun Dr
Des Moines

Pyramid Wall Systems

5005 SW 63rd St
Des Moines

Randy Welch

4235 Urbandale Ave
Des Moines

Red House Remodeling

5904 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RENAISSANCE PAINTING

698 20TH ST
Des Moines

Restore Master Construction

7605 University Ave
Clive

Roofing Specialist

2423 E. 11th St
Des Moines

Saunders construction

1701 Gillette St
Des Moines

SCOTT'S HOME RENEWAL

676 44TH ST
Des Moines

Smart Painting And Restoration

525 12th St
West Des Moines

SPRINGER PROFESSIONAL HOME SERVICES

1320 NE 60th Ave
Des Moines

Stacey's Faux Design

1800 E. 31st Street
Des Moines

Steve Stone

West Des Moines

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines

Tazman Construction

4910 Urbandale Ave
Des Moines

The Carpenters Group

2009 Nature Trail
Winterset

Triple Diamond Properties LLC

1460 NE 69th Pl
Ankeny

Tru Contracting

6111 Meacham Dr
Des Moines

Two Rivers Renovations

P.O. Box 41304
Des Moines

Umthun Construction

11651 NW 121st St
Granger

Valenz Painting Co

29055 Desert Moon

Veldkamp Construction Services LLC.

4532 Boulevard Place
Des Moines

Vice Construction

PO Box 644
Indianola

Woodsman Construction

3790 Kinsey Ave
Des Moines

Worth Exteriors Inc

475 SE Alices Rd
Waukee

Young Construction Co

5105 Wildwood Dr

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