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came and looked at my job. When I had not heard from him in a week, I called him about the estimate. He was kind of
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-Sandra E.

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was very prompt in scheduling an estimate and upon hiring began work right away. They were very professional and punctual. I would highly" recommend and definitely use them again. They did a great job!!!

-Donna F.

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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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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.

Interior Painting reviews in Decatur

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Very professional paint job, and an awesome deal. I wanted to be contacted if there was a cancellation earlier than my scheduled date and I was! Very impressed with the prep work, painting, and overall professionalism. Everything was done to try to do as much as possible within the work time. Nice to deal with.
- Angeline S.
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First of all the Boatrights have been in business for many years I got great complements from
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and crew were easy going and always on time and neat. It took a week to complete the job which he did tell us would take when it was done it looked great. A few days later it started to peel and I call
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and they came right back to fix problem. I was told before the job he recommended to us B
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products but I wanted to use a different product and because of the poor quality of the product it started to peel but
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still without charge did the job all over again at no charge with the B
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product and it came out great! It is so refreshing to deal with a business that stands behind their work and is a pleasure to work with. I will always use them for any painting or staining needs.
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Markosfeld 3113 Wavecrest Blvd
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- joseph M.
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They did an outstanding job on our basement. After we contacted them, they came out promptly and provided a thorough quotation detailing everything to be done and the associated cost. Upon our acceptance of their offer, they scheduled the work and communicated the exact dates that the work would be performed. They arrived every day on-time as scheduled and actually completed the job slightly ahead of schedule. They were exceptionally neat and clean and we had no issues. The quality of their work was outstanding. We have had countless compliments on our basement from friends and families. Several people have asked for the
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- Douglas T.
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Very nice man, clearly not a professional painter. I found paint on an ottoman, on a lampshade, on the bedframe, on the bedsheets. Didn't sand the spackle in the bathroom, just painted over it. Did a small wall repair using caulking that actually shrank. He texted me on 8/5/14 saying "have not forgotten about the drywall fix, will get out this week". Wall not repaired.


- SARA F.
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was amazing as per usual. He really goes above and beyond what is needed. We feel totally secure and comfortable with
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like he is one of our family. He always does an excellent job and you can't beat his prices. We're so happy that we found him and
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on Angie's List and will ALWAYS use them for any painting needs in the future.
- Harry C.
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was extremely prompt starting the day, lunch break and quitting time. He put in a full 8 hours a day (and then some). He called to let us know if there was an issue and kept us informed all the way through the process.
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did an outstanding job and we are pleased with the work he did. We would hire him again in a second!
- Bonita D.
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crew was great. Their trim lines looked perfect. They patched holes, took care of a couple of blemishes, and covered up some water stains. They cleaned the rooms up before they left. Their price was better than any other professional painters I could find.
- Jesse G.
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We contacted
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after our other painter stood us up to get a color consultation (and estimate) and paint job done on our 2 bedroom, 1100 square foot condo.
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was able to meet us on sunday morning and by tuesday the paint job was complete. The paint job was done professionally with exactly the colors we decided on with zero mistakes. No paint splatter, no painted outlets, etc.
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was pleasant to work with, punctual, and professional. The cost for basic painting of the condo was $1350 plus extra for a few accent walls and the cost of paint. We are very happy with the work done and will be coming back to
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- Brent G.

All Interior Painters in Decatur, IL

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A Dash of Splash Decorating

1809 Saltonstall Drive
Normal

AAA Painting contractors

529 W Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton

Adam Moore Construction LLC

421 N Monroe
Clinton

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AOM Painting

19589 Henning Rd Lot B
Danville

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

1104 N Mason St
Bloomington

Dawn's New Day Enterprise

1209 Burlington St
Mendota

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

DWC PAINTING CO

7565 W. Wood St
Decatur

EcoSpec

PO Box 3213
Decatur

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Garren Painting

n/a
Bloomington

Handy Cody

18 Norwood
Normal

Home Solutions

1510 Beta St
Bloomington

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

J J SWARTZ CO

2120 N Oakland Ave
Decatur

JKM Painting

7 Pepper Place
Bloomington

K&R Home Services

206 E Douglas

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

P.M.Restoration & Remodeling

1303 1/2 S Hinshaw Ave
61701

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

Resilient Premier Cleaning Services

1615 N. Ottawa Street
Lincoln

Roberts Co.

Decatur

Stancle Construction

409 Wyatt
Lincoln

T Carlson Construction

1634 W Riverview
Decatur

ToddCo Painting

811 N Fell Ave
Normal

Tony Garro Painting & Decorating

6802 Westmoreland Dr
Woodridge

Waterproof4Less

15134 Myrtle Ave.
Harvey

World Painting Company

1613 Commerce Pkwy
Bloomington

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