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"Have used them three times would not think of using anybody else . We were away when most of painting was done and it was done very well one small issue and with" one phone call
the owner took care of it .for price and quality I know you will be very satisfied

-nicholas E.

"Did everything they said they would. 4-3 guys for 2.5 weeks 4,000 sq.ft. The office was prompt and professional. The owner worked with me personally. Thorough and" complete estimates and follow through, and follow up to the end! The men who did the work at the house where ON TIME!! everyday!! They were polite, professional, respectful and always kept the site clean. I will hire them again! And reccomend to everyone. Imagin how great Miami would be to live if all business were conducted this way! They are a model for everyone else to follow!

-Dolly P.

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Exterior painting

Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

home exterior
Painting - Exterior

Life seems to pass by more quickly these days. It feels like every time I turn around, I find something that needs to be fixed, maintained or replaced.

Regardless of if you are painting or staining your fence, the most important step is to clean with a pressure washer first. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
Painting - Exterior

Quality materials and proper application can make all the difference when it comes so staining your fence.

Before disturbing lead paint, contractors must completely contain the work area. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
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The EPA requires all contractors disturbing a certain amount of paint in pre-1978 homes to follow these safety rules. Make sure they're following every step.

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Fencing, Painting - Exterior

Dear Angie: What’s involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence? – Srinivasa V., Plano, Texas

Angie's Answers


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 Solon


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called me the same day of my inquiry. He came out to give me an estimate within two days. The following week his crew arrived on time the first day and power washed my house. On day two, they taped off the house (even the neighbors house) and painted the house, trim, pop outs, shutters, garage, front door, and gates. Three different colors were used. They were matched perfectly to the original colors of the house. Everyone was friendly and professional. After the job was complete they cleaned up very nicely.
- Bonnie D.

We had our exterior wall painted with
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and his team. The wall was damaged in some areas and now it's looking like new! Work was done in about 4 hours. Very happy!
- Derek V.

It was fantastic! We were under a tight schedule and they fit us in within a few days to get it done on time. Very professional and did excellent work. I couldn't be happier!
- Kelly P.

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came promptly and provided a written estimate. We had some problem areas which were discussed and additional prep work was included in the estimate. All work was properly and promptly completed. We felt the quality of the prep work was outstanding. The price was fair and we will definitely use
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- Vicky S.

He has done multiple jobs for me in the past, however the last thing he did for me was complete a turn key. I had a property that was destroyed by the previous tenants and
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did a wonderful job on the unit. He only took about it week and it was ready for rent.
- Sandra R.

I don't know if they are still in business. They quoted my work in late September, 2014. I called and left a message to go ahead with the work. The weather turned bad early last year so they may not have had the
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to do my work because it was exterior painting. I called a couple of weeks ago and also sent a message on their web site asking if they were still interested in doing my painting. I still have not heard anything from them.
- Michael K.

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, the owner, met with me for an estimate. His was the lowest out of 3 estimates I took. I picked him not for the pricing but for attention to details. He was the only contractor to suggest replacing 2 worn boards that were cracked at the bottom. He also replaced boards due to dry rot. His estimate included filling all stucco cracks, replacing boards and caulking. His crew did a lot of prep work for these items and I didn't find any missed. They also replaced a short molding board along roof line that had been missing for years without me mentioning it.
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consulted with me on paint for door and special trim on accent of garage door windows.
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went over the entire job and touched up anything until it was perfect, including extra coats on the front door.
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and his crew were polite, professional and seemed to work well together. Clean-up was quick and well done. I am recommending him to friends and will use him again for inside work.
- Barbara G.

The quality and craftsmanship of the workers was second to none. They removed the furniture, covered the deck and windows and taped off portions of our deck that didn't need painting. The crew was very thorough and no touch-ups were needed. It looks great.
- Chuck G.

Exterior Painters in Solon, IA

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A Father & Son Painting

106 Crestview Dr NE
Mount Vernon

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Bast Innovative Contracting

1026 11th st NE
Cedar Rapids

Big Buck Construction

2121 Goblins Gully Dr SE
Cedar Rapids

Bob's Home Improvement Co

2145 Echo Hill Rd

Brian Painting

1360 11th Ave

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CertaPro Painters of Cedar Rapids

1110 Hawkeye Dr

Choice Painting

1715 A AveM

Clarks Home Improverment

199 Holiday Lodge Road
North Liberty

Coralville Painting Inc

732 14th Ave

Corridor Construction Co LLC

215 Shelley Ln NW
Cedar Rapids


Iowa City

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

Cutter Construction

1049 Juniper Dr SW
Cedar Rapids

Dan Lynch Construction, Inc.

3130 Carlisle Circle

Diers Painting

1440 7TH ST

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Doerrfeld Solutions LLC

2612 Handley Dr SW
Cedar Rapids

Done Done Services

2949 Old River Rd SW
Cedar Rapids

Done Rite Painting Inc.

412 Bettys Grove Rd

EH Maintenance

Cedar Rapids

EH Maintenance

Cedar Rapids

Empire Construction

PO Box 126

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fresh Coat of Iowa City

941 25th Ave. Suite 201

Green and White Landscaping

5 Amber lane
Iowa City

Hammer in Hand

Iowa City


413 E 4TH ST
West Liberty

Hawthorne Construction & Painting LLC

P.O. Box 343
Central City

Homestyle, LLC

Iowa City

Hook Painting & More

3763 Cottage Reserve Rd

Iossi Construction Inc

1040 W 4th St

iowa City Fix It

2061 Sherman Drive
Iowa City

JR's Home Repair

2727 12th St SW
Cedar Rapids

K and K Services

340 16th st se

Kelley General Construction Services

915 Wiley blvd. N.W.
Cedar Rapids

Kent Building & Remodeling

101 2nd st

L&E Home improvement

106 syzaore street


7601 Mt. Vernon Rd SE
Cedar Rapids

Loman Construction

Iowa City

Mike Moreno Remodeling

PO Box 5386

Mike Wolfe Painting, Inc.

211 12th St

North Liberty Painters Inc

5805 Decatur St SW
Cedar Rapids

Preferred Painting

Cedar Rapids

Primetime Painting Inc.

1018 Diana Street
Iowa City

Pro Platinum Construction & Remodeling LLC

67 Holiday Lodge RD
North Liberty

R & B Stucco, Plaster & Painting

Cedar Rapids

Reliable Iowa Construction

908 8th ave

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr


5215 S 91st St

Sabre Solutions C.R.

P.O. Box 9306
Cedar Rapids


P.O. Box 416

Spencer Painting

PO Box 406

Sueppel's Siding & Remodeling LLC

2007 Glendale Rd
Iowa City

Weber Paint & Glass Inc

660 10th St

Wills Way Consolidated Building Services

41 North Scott Blvd.
Iowa City

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