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"The first coat was not completed on the house, he took the shutters to paint elsewhere (and never returned), the windows were painted shut (windows were not opened" and exterior window sills were not painted, deck repair was not started, deck was not painted at all, a big spot on the upper front lever never painted because he didn't have a ladder tall enough, he took our personal tall ladder elsewhere leaving two
ladders here, left paint brushes on window sills, broom, and a microwave on our front porch. We understood several fall days as questionable but anticipated that we'd be first on the list in the spring. However, after several attempts we have not been able to meet with Mr.
as of this date.

-Mary R.

"This is the second time I have used Lucky7 painting .
and his crew are extremely skilled and highly professional.
" has a wealth of knowledge about all areas related to the painting profession and he is very generous about sharing this information. I will definitely be using his services in the future.

-Mark H.

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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.


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 Belvidere


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, the owner, was great to work with. Gave a clear estimate, answered questions promptly, etc. His crew was very professional, did excellent quality work, were easy to communicate with and did a good job cleaning up.
- Emily H.

First time working with
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and can't say enough good things about the experience! The scope of work encompassed the removal of graffiti, stucco cleaning & repair and the repainting of our
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front entrance wall.
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came out to give us our estimate and he was on-time, professional, personable and most importantly, interested in our business! Hie bid was very competitive (we received 5) and was the only one to include the full scope of work and able to start right a way. His guys showed up on time, were very respectful and professional and they did a fabulous job! We have received many compliments on their work! We will definitely be using them in the future.
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Pres) 08/15
- Mark S.

I highly recommend
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! Bill
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, the owner, recently did an outstanding job power washing and painting the exterior of my home. It's never looked better! Bill carefully masked and/or covered all areas that shouldn't be painted before applying paint with an airless sprayer. I was surprised and impressed with the results because the spraying process caused the paint to have a very smooth surface and a beautiful
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. In addition, Bill's prep work and painting worked a near miracle on my front door and french doors because they now look like brand new doors! It 's obvious to me that Bill takes a lot of pride in his work and the end result reflects that attitude.
Throughout the process, Bill was extremely conscientious, professional, trustworthy and a genuinely nice individual to work with. I was impressed that, at the end of each day, he made sure I was satisfied with his work before he left for the day. Also, on several occasions he went out of his way to take care of a problem that wasn't involved in the painting job. For example, he cleaned out packed leaves and sprayed a large ant colony that he found in one of my rain gutters! Definitely a very nice person.
I was so pleased with Bill
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's expertise and work ethics that I've already highly recommended his company, America Touch Painting, to my family, friends and neighbors. I've also asked him to put me on his busy schedule for some additional work I need to have done. So, he'll soon be back to powerwash and stain my cedar fence and paint the woodwork inside my home. Note: Bill recently moved his family and business from California to San
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Texas and we're very fortunate to now have him in our area.

- Ruth M.

This company was kind enough to do a tiny job for me at the price I wanted to pay. I saw them doing a full paint job on a neighbor's house and asked if it was something they would be willing to do.
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came to my home, as he said he would, that same day, looked at my project and returned the following day with a crew member to do the work.
He also came ahead to confirm that the time would be ok with me. Everything he said he would do, he did, and very cheerfully. They were fast, efficient and did a good job.
I will certainly be calling this company for future painting jobs, both interior and exterior.
Their card reads:
Quality Reliable Work
Home and Apartment
Reasonable Prices
References Available
- Kathy J.

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came to the house and provided us with an estimate for costs to repair several areas of dry rot in windowsills, totaling 16 man hours and approximately $100 in materials, although we were aware the billing format was not fixed price but time and materials. We had several estimates done that were fixed priced, so we requested that they provide at least a rough estimate of the costs otherwise we couldn't properly judge using their services. That total was around $1200 which I placed in the email to
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when I accepted them to do the job. As the work progressed, it was evident that the contractor either had no idea what he was talking about in the estimate or else he was simply trying to assure the work. Without finding ANYTHING out of the ordinary in the repair (which would have justified a high variation from the estimate),
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billed us over 6 times the estimated material costs, double the estimated labor hours AND added in a debris disposal fee that was never mentioned. After reviewing all this with the owner, he simply kept repeating that they were time and materials, taking ZERO responsibility for his estimate. Between that and what I see as some relatively incomplete priming, other thickly primed over areas that were improperly sanded and sloppy caulking, the job was poor and extremely overpriced. Based on our experience, I would actively avoid using
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for any sort of repair, big or small.
- Joseph I.

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and I struck a deal to paint my railing last spring. I told him I was not in a hurry and to take care of big jobs first. I called him in early to mid August and he told me that he had just finished a job and wanted to come the next day to do mine. He did and while just preparing the railing for painting, his work made the deck look pretty sorry. SO I engaged him to do the deck. Now I have the best looking front porch on the block. As we were setting up and arranging furniture on the porch, he came by and said there were a couple of spots he didn't get and that he would be back to fix them. I was thrown for a loop and had to ask him to show me what he was talking about. He showed me two tiny spots between the railing and the house. I would never had seen these had he not pointed them out. But knew they were there and HE wanted them fixed. I would have no problems with hiring him for any additional work I might need done.
- Alan P.

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was very professional. We were impressed with the responsiveness to our initial request for quote. They were thorough in understanding the scope of work, their pricing was competitive and they turned the quote around quickly. Their crew was also professional. Courteous upon arrival. Clean in their work. On time. The job was done very well. As a final step, they followed up with us to see if we were satisfied with the job. It was a very good experience. We will use
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again in the future, and will not hesitate to recommend them to others.
- Daniel F.

They were VERY punctual, professional, and did a great job. I contacted other painters who gave me quotes and promises but never showed up, not this time.
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was on top of returning my calls, coming in on bid, and a perfectionist when it came to the quality of work. I am already planning on having them come back to paint some interior rooms. Highly recommend!!
- Mike B.

Exterior Painters in Belvidere, IL

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3 brothers handyman service

1109 colonial dr
Machesney Park


2205 S. Perryville Road. ST #186

A-1 Affordable Painting

5683 Wansford Way

Affordable Painting Services Inc

5702 Elaine Drive

All In One Contractor

44 Manchester Rd
South Beloit

All Pro Painting Services, LLC.

229 Briarcliff St SW
Poplar Grove

All Property Services

5411 East State Street #334

All Star Painting

1511 Price St

Alvarez Remodeling

1101 Corbin St

Arnold's Construction

8916 RT 76

Artwerkx Painting & Decorating

546 Clayton Cir

B&B painting

3407 jamestown dr



Beyer Builders Inc

2545 Spring Creek Rd

Chance Painting

4621 White Oak Ave

Cross Country Construction

2990 N Perryville Rd Unit 2300

Davidson Services Inc.

123 Center Cross St



Dream Line Remodeling LLC

2011 Harrison Ave

Duckie Construction

Poplar Grove


Machesney Park

Exterior Renovations By Kyle Gross

5718 Moccasin Run

Finesse Painting

2222 N McQueen Rd Apt 1115

Frayne Painting & Deck Staining

6044 Buttercup Ln

Fresh Coat of Belvidere

1948 Gateway Center Dr. #111

Handyman Services

131 Tilton Park Dr.

Hegbom Remodeling

110 Prince Ct SE
Poplar Grove

Hermanson Painting & Decorating Inc

12547 Ashfield Rd


4894 Brookview Rd

Integrity Building & Remodeling

5110 Highcrest Rd.

Integrity Power Wash

1135 Crosby St

Integrity Power Wash

3302 Potter St.

Jon Hadley Painting

1230 Pleasant Street

JP Paintig and Construction

222 west church st

K and K Quality Construction

25619 Jackson Rd.

Kaiser Custom Interiors

N 11th St

Kirt Johnson Construction

3412 Michael Dr

Lewis Tucker Construction

9116 Kipling Way
Machesney Park

Lil Ducklins Handyman Service

12570 Dorr Rd


6994 N Dakota Rd

Mark Newton Painting

5121 Halley Rd

McBov's Affordable Contractors LLC

806 N Court St

McCormick Enterprises Inc.

629 14th St

McKee Professional Painting,Inc.

3681 W. Rockton Road

Monroe Quality Painting

212 Steele Ave.

Redwood Builders

5 Primrose Ln


PO BOX 15732
Loves Park

RU-N-NEED services

333 east state
Loves Park

Services by Gary

5445 Pebble Creek Trail
Loves Park

Showcase Homes

4804 Alpine Park Drive

Snyder's General Contractor

4856 E Lawn Dr

Sophisticated Painting & More

1539 S Bidwell Ave


406 N Rockford Ave.

The Remodeling Experience

1115 E. Lincoln Hwy.

Trusted Painters

2128 Lafayette Drive

Walters Painting

1604 Evans ave .
Loves Park

Wisz Choice Construction

209 South Bluff
South Beloit

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