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"Painters can everyday on time, did a fabulous job and cleaned up great every evening when they left. Their work was excellent and very friendly and workers. I plan" on using them again when I need painting done. Always made sure I was satisfied at the end of the day and the job.

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and his wife were here before the scheduled time. Walked through what needed to be done and they quickly got to work. I was especially impressed" with their attention to detail and initiative to fix things outside the scope of today's job.

-Steve S.

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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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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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Yes - absolutely!  Refinishing is THE VERY BEST way to go to avoid tearing out a perfectly good bathtub that just LOOKS bad after years of use.  Go to the link below for some before and after refinishing pictures of acrylic tubs.

House Painting reviews in Decatur

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Our contractor used
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for the interior of our home after a complete remodel. We were so pleased that we called
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for a bid on a full exterior paint project. The whole process was seamless and they did a fabulousjob,
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was also VERY helpful in the narrowing down paint colors and when we finally picked them - he sent over a computer generated picture of a house with the color scheme we chose. It was so helpful to visualize the colors all together on a house,
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and his painting crew were timely and courteous. They cleaned up after themselves which was thoroughly appreciated. All of our questions and concerns were addressed with consideration. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
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to anyone. They were great.
- Selynn E.
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excellent workmanship; crew of 3-4 painters;hardworking and smiling;worked late both days-finished the job when they said they would.cleaned up really well. would definitely use
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- Mike F.
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The work was ok up until the time she wouldn't come back to finish. There were several spots that were missed. I sent her pictures and she said she would be back the next day. She didn't show or call. I sent her a text. She said her truck wouldn't start so she would come the next day. I'm still waiting. I finished it myself so the apartments could be rented.
- James G.
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There was quite a bit of damage to the drywall and ceiling in my kitchen. The owner himself performed the work and did a fantastic job of repairing the cracks and gouges. He removed wallpaper and replaced the border in one of my bathrooms. He did a fabulous job for a very reasonable price. He can also do some faux finishes if desired. You will be very satisfied with the quality of his work.
- Joyce K.
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We were very pleased with
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's prompt contact following our inquiry. He and his crew did an excellent job, and we were completely satisfied. Will call him again for future work, and have shared his name and number with friends and clients.
- Kyle F.
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I recently purchased a 1959, mid century modern home in Los
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that needed a bit of interior and exterior sprucing up. I felt that MGB did a great job in painting my home, inside and out. They were extremely flexible, since I initially chose a pant color for the exterior, which after they painted part of the house I changed my mind. They repainted it quickly with my new paint color choice. The painters did an excellent job preparing the surfaces before painting, by fixing cracks and smoothing surfaces. The work that MGB completed makes the place look almost new again, even though the house is over 55 years old.
The attention to detail was very good in the finished product. I continually receive compliments on my home, which is because of the fantastic quality of the work completed by MGB.
My only concern at first was that it seemed to be taking a long time to get the job finished, but in the end, it was well worth the wait. I definitely plan to use MGB for more interior work in my home and I recommend them to others as well.

- Earl W.
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they showed up on time. did the job in a professional, workman like manner. the house looks great. the workers, the woman we spoke with in the office, and
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the estimator were all very friendly. Glad we hired them for the job.
- frances S.
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The is a very professional company.
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, the owner, is very hands on. He is exceptionally responsive and was
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on time for appointments. He gave a fair price for a large job (not cheap, but you get what you pay for). He estimated a completion date and actually finished early. The work was meticuloussly done -- actually quite flawless. Its obvious that
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takes pride in his business and his work. And he's delightful to work with. One challenge in this project is that this is not our primary residence, so we were not there to coordinate and monitor the work. But it all worked out fine and I am very satisifed with the job.
- Christopher C.

All Exterior Painters in Decatur, IL

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AAA Painting contractors

529 W Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton

All Business Construction

460 S McClellan
Decatur

AOM Painting

717 W Taylor St Apt 2
Bloomington

Arteman's Construction

401 S Walnut
Clinton

Aub's Painting

2324 Corrigan Way
Normal

BARR PAINTING

1078 BALSAM RD
Normal

Bennett Builders

1626 N Kankakee
Lincoln

BP Painting

4 3rd Drive

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carriage House Paintig

703 W. South Street
Clinton

Carter Construction & Remodeling Inc

806 N Elizabeth St
Clinton

CertaPro Painters of Springfield

4100 Blair Dr
Springfield

Christian Home Improvement

28105 Allentown Rd
Tremont

Cornerstone Builders & Developers Inc

6129 W Southport Rd
Peoria

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

Custom Coatings

1104 N Mason St
Bloomington

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr

Dillman Brothers Contracting Inc

3509 N Cunningham Ave
Urbana

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DWC PAINTING CO

7565 W. Wood St
Decatur

EcoSpec

PO Box 3213
Decatur

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Garren Painting

n/a
Bloomington

Handy Cody

18 Norwood
Normal

Illini Paint Co

1320 S 21st St
Decatur

J & S Drywall Service

2955 N. Dineen Street
Decatur

J J Swartz Co

2120 N Oakland
Decatur

J J Swartz Co

2120 N Oakland
Decatur

JKM Painting

7 Pepper Place
Bloomington

Mr Fix It 911

6 James PL
Bloomington

Power Wash

211 N Clinton St
Bloomington

Progressive Restoration

47W386 I C Trail
Maple Park

Promax Construction

141 W Main St
Decatur

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

ReNew Concepts LLC

510 W Front St
Bloomington

Roberts Co.

Decatur

Stancle Construction

409 Wyatt
Lincoln

T Carlson Construction

1634 W Riverview
Decatur

The Oak Crest Group, LLC.

641 Glacier Court
Roselle

ToddCo Painting

811 N Fell Ave
Normal

Tony Garro Painting & Decorating

6802 Westmoreland Dr
Woodridge

World Painting Company

1613 Commerce Pkwy
Bloomington

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