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did an excellent job and I highly recommend them. They arrived on schedule, the painting is beautiful, they paid attention to details, cleaned" everything up before they left and were pleasant and professional from the managers to the painters. My neighbors were impressed and plan on contacting
in the future and I will hire them again for any future painting.

-Frances G.

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"Very professional job. Punctual, polite, straightforward. Price quoted was the price charged. No hesitation at all to use
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-Paul P.

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Remodeling tip: Should painting or flooring come first?

Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know whether interior painting should come before or after the installation of hardwood flooring.

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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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Interior Painting reviews in Grimes

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Courteous and professional, they arrived on time and did an excellent job. Painting & Home Improvement did a great job and within two days it was all done; no mess or fuss. They took care to avoid getting paint on my newly installed carpets and the tight space in which to work did not present a problem. I'm very happy.
- David J.
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Every day they were here by 8am. The job took approximately six days. There were about 3-4 workers here every day. These guys took pride in their work, and it shows. They were very careful and polite, and did not cut corners anywhere. Also, I noticed that they had great camaraderie with one another. The outside was cleaned every day.
- CHRISTINE N.
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The job included small patching, and painting of walls, ceilings and all trim. They were very nice and personable and I would recommend them.
- Kathy R.
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There estimator was here the same day we called our insurance company. The clean up crew started the next morning. It took 7 to 8 weeks to complete the entire job. The end results are wonderful. The demolition, clean up, and remodel crews were hard working, professional, and pleasant to work with. We highly recommend their work. Our insurance company paid for all the work so the price listed above is approximate.
- Ellen H.
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Communicated well, showed up to our appointment on time and provided a detailed quote. We went with another vendor due to price considerations.
- Philip F.
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did an amazing job on my kitchen, closets, bathrooms and pavers. I worked with ASI for the design portion and Sion as my contractor. They were incredibly helpful and always responded to my questions. RC handled everything from start to finish, so I never had to worry about anything. I gave Sion a budget and a general idea of what I wanted, and he helped me design a kitchen that exceeded my expectations. My backyard is amazing with new pavers and gazebo. RC upgraded our pool and installed lights. Sion stayed within my budget and timeline. Every aspect of this renovation was handled with the highest level of care, responsibility and professionalism. We are very happy with
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and we're highly recommending them to all my family and friends.
- Eli G.
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and his crew are great! Last year they painted all the trim on my house, and power washed the siding, and did a great job (see my prior review of this job). While panting the casement windows on my garage,
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realized that the lower sash on one window had terrible wood rot. He recommended replacing the sash, and I agreed. He ordered the new sash, but then had an appendicitis attack, and had to go into the hospital.
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called me from the hospital (!) to explain what had happened, and apologized (I assured him there was no needfor an apology!). As soon as he was able, he contacted me and then came over to prime and paint the window. It was a small job, I know, but again exemplified how responsive and professional
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is.
- STEVE G.
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I initially responded to an Angie's list special, advertising a 10" x !2" redwood or Trex deck for only $1499.99. This, of course, sounded too good to be true, and, alas, was. don't get me wrong, I was completely satisfied with the final construction and the price, the latter of which was almost ten times the advertised price....More /> The reason for this is
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. One need only read the clearly labeled "fine print" accompanying the ad, which clearly indicates that it does not include demolition, parapets (railing), support structure, roof, or painting, all of which I needed. One reviewer called this a "bait and switch" advertising technique, which one may feel when faced with the "sticker shock," but the deal I got was more than fair, price-wise, and expertly done with a high quality finished product.
The deck that needed replacement was at least 30-40 years old, and was built with wood. The years had badly eroded the deck, which was warped, with protruding nails, and a termite infested foundation, and was at the point of imminent collapse. But the old deck was significantly larger than the advertised 10" x 12" deck, and was elevated (thus requiring rails), was built on support beams, and also had an overhead wooden canopy. So replacing it required much more than what was advertised , and a consequently higher price.
Sion and Asi, the proprietors of
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, were responsive, and quickly met with my wife and me to discuss and plan removing the old deck, and replacing it with a new one. They are both intelligent, experienced building contractors, with an educational background in structural engineering. While we had a choice of termite resistant, chemically treated termite resistant redwood, we elected to go with a wood substitute called Trex. This a composite material, available in many colors, including one that very much resembled the redwood that we were replacing (called Select Saddle). This is a composite material, which is virtually waterproof, does not require yearly maintenance, is washable with soap and water (or simply water), and is impervious to termites.
Their construction crew rapidly and efficiently demolished the.old deck, and hauled it away. They then replaced the termite ridden supporting beams with chemically treated, compressed termite resistant wood beams. They expertly installed the Trex material, using stainless steel spacers, which keep the separate rows of Trex at exactly the right spacing, allowing water to drain off. They also extended the gutters and connected them to the downspout, which should keep water away from the front door, which opens onto the deck. Next was the construction of the railing (or parapet), which was done with a beautiful contrasting whiteTrex. Lastly, was the installation of supporting beams and canopy, both made of termite resistant wood, and painted with high quality exterior white paint.
The result was a brand new, handsomely done, low maintenance deck, which serves as both my front porch and an entrance to the front door of the house.
As is customary, I paid for the work and materials in several increments, as the work progressed, with the final payment upon completion.
While dealing with contractors is seldom a pleasant experience (trust factor rating right below used car salesman), Sion and Asi of
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really do "break the mold," and go against the grain. They entirely deserve the high rating that they have on Angie's List.

- Sandor W.

Interior Painters in Grimes, IA

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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 Home Above

9633 Brightwater Drive
Johnston

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 Service LLC

1302 McKinley Ave
Des Moines

All Pro Painting

101 e Sheridan

Amazed Design & Construction

PO Box 48
Saint Marys

Amy's Painting and Restoration

2925 Ingersoll Avenue Suite 4
Des Moines

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

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

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

Buresh Home Solutions

9379 Swanson Blvd
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

CHRISTIAN BROTHER PAINTING

3928 8th St.
Des Moines

COLORS BY KELLY

3205 220TH ST
Saint Charles

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

PO Box 141
Dallas Center

Des Moines Home Doctor

101 South Main St.
Woodward

Des Moines Painting Pros

2519 Easton Blvd
Des Moines

deWit Construction & Remodeling

10500 Hickman Road, Suite C
Cive

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

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

GOERING PAINTING & DRYWALL

1055 18TH AVE
Pleasantville

GOOD NEWS CONSTRUCTION & PAINTING INC.

8201 PRAIRIE AVENUE
Urbandale

Graham Painting

302 S Hwy 5 #29
Pleasantville

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

Harless Construction

4960 Ashley Park Dr
West Des Moines

Home Maintenance Service

9605 Madison Ave
Des Moines

Homes by Kamm Builders, Inc.

2211 NW Gabus Drive
Grimes

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

1114 lincoln st se

Jacobsen Painting

6515 NW 97th St
Johnston

JC Toland Painting

397 NW 43rd Pl
Des Moines

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

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

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

Midwest Remodel

po box 753
Grimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smith Home Restoration LLC

2734 E Cutler Ave
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

The Carpenters Group

2009 Nature Trail
Winterset

Top Gun Painting

1210 Auther Ave
Des Moines

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

Veldkamp Construction Services LLC.

4532 Boulevard Place
Des Moines

Vice Construction

PO Box 644
Indianola

Woodsman Construction

3790 Kinsey Ave
Des Moines

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