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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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House Painting reviews in Fort Wayne

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I had attempted numerous times to remove some wallpaper border only to discover there was more underneath. I purchased a deal for wallpaper removal.
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was on time and very professional. He got straight to work and after analyzing the situation, he informed me that the best way to do the job was to mud over it. So, off to his truck he went, got the supplies and back to work he went. I did have to pay extra as more time was needed to complete the job. I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend him.
- Justine M.
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Excellent.
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, the owner, came out and walked all over the property to discuss what we wanted done. He promptly sent me a quote and we discussed the date to start. As the job proceeded we found we needed an old brick planter box removed and hauled away. He gave me a fair price for the additional work which is included in the cost of service above.
He sent an excellent crew;
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and
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. They were very professional, punctual and polite.
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stopped by often during the job and we spoke throughout.
I'm thrilled with the outcome and would hired them again in a heartbeat.
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Gross
- Kathy G.
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The owner, Mr.
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, sent a two man team that worked for six days, 8:00/8:30 to 4:30 every day until the job was complete. They were clean and neat and cleaned up every evening. All the wood had to be hand sanded or electric hand sanded. Strips along four big picture windows had to be replaced with redwood strips and windows resealed. All damaged wood was bonded or glued and filled where necessary. All the wood, and I have a lot on my house, was primed with one coat and then painted by brush or small roller with the best paint. They did a superb job.
- Christine R.
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Provided full interior painting of our home in an excellent manner and with precision. His workers were respectful, courteous and wore shoe booties in our home. There were no spills or damage and the cleanup was superb. They get my continued service in the future.
- joseph V.
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This team was very professional and prompt. We received a quote and any additional cost that was needed was communicated in a timely manner so the work was not delayed to long.
We will diffidently use them again!!
My wife and I are very pleased.
GREAT JOB!!
- Windle M.
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We have had our house and deck washed and painted several times, but never before has the job been done as well as by
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. They were meticulous and careful, and did excellent work. They were careful with furniture and other items on our deck that had to be moved. They even went so far as to caulk in cracks in the deck before painting it—something no other company had done. The skilled crew arrived on schedule and our house now looks much better for their efforts.


- AV SHIRK & DEBORA B.
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Went excellent , very skilled professional workers who were very knowledgeable, very respectable to us and friendly. They arrived early and stayed late always at times stated. Can't say enough good things about them!!!!
- Jane H.
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If you don't mind getting the inevitable upsell on the Angie's list "deal", clean up lots of overspray and drips found even after making them clean up the very obvious ones. I would expect a professional paint crew to use more drop cloths to keep paint drips off of pavers, drive way, etc. Go ahead use these guys. But I would recommend finding someone else, using your due diligence, getting three quotes, and make sure you inspect everywhere when they're done. I wouldn't recommend them or use them again in the future. I gave them an A for punctuality because, once scheduled, they did show up when they said they would.
- John R.

Exterior Painters in Fort Wayne, IN

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A & B Construction

3101 Taylor St
Fort Wayne

A + Power Washing

6520 Lampwick Lane
Fort Wayne

A+ Maintenance LLC

706 W. Monroe Street
Decatur

ABI Painting

726 Wagner St
Fort Wayne

AFFORDABLE PLASTERING INC

4906 GOSHEN RD
Fort Wayne

Affordable Plastering,INC

4906 Goshen Rd
Fort Wayne

Affordable Remodelers Inc

4207 Oak Grove Dr
Valparaiso

AJ Construction

PO Box 618
Osceola

AK Painting

4204 Bass Rd.
Fort Wayne

Alan Fleek Home Improvement LLC

16195 State Rd 37
Harlan

All American Painting & More

3934 S 200 E
Anderson

All Weather Exteriors Inc

5710 Industrial Rd
Fort Wayne

Alpine home repairs

6229 sawmill woods
Fort Wayne

Alpine home repairs

6229 sawmill woods
Fort Wayne

ALTA PAINTING

11225 Kings Xing
Fort Wayne

Amco Inc.

4808 Tirol Pass
Fort Wayne

American Clean & Seal Inc

4469 Bragdon St
Indianapolis

American Painting Specialists

3906 Oakpark dr.
Fort Wayne

Andrew Morken Services

9730 Crown Point Dr
Fort Wayne

APEX SERVICES INC

2807 EASTON RDG
Fort Wayne

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

ASPECT PAINTING AND FINISHING

2715 NORTHGATE BLVD
Fort Wayne

Atlantic Siding

1130 Newman St.
Indianapolis

Award Painting

1508 Reed Rd.

B&A Services

10637 Seiler Rd
New Haven

B&Bdrywall&paint

4818 turbo tr.

Baker Construction

4920 Cedar Lake Dr
Fort Wayne

Baker's Contract Building & Remodeling

11833 Hood Street P.O. BOX 68
Harlan

Bean & Sons

9218 Burr Oak Dr
Ft. Wayne

BENCHMARK PAINTING & CARPENTRY INC

432 West Boynton Beach Blvd

BIGS ROOFING & REPAIRS

2204 FILLMORE ST
Fort Wayne

Brady's Hired Hands & Errands

PO Box 9634
Fort Wayne

Brian Winget Painting

1029 Ventura Ln.
Fort Wayne

Brian's Painting

411 NW Passage Trl
Fort Wayne

Britas Painting

8603 Fiesta Way
Fort Wayne

BRUCE WATSON PAINTING

4520 HOLTON AVE
Fort Wayne

Buckets N' Brushes

2526 White Oak Ave.
Fort Wayne

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAMPA Services LLC

10010 Black St.
Leo

Catz Painting

4022 S Wayne Ave
Fort Wayne

CCEC (CUMMINGS COMPLETE EXPERT CONTRACTING)

5528 N HAVERFORD AVE
Indianapolis

CertaPro Painters of Fort Wayne

228 A East Collins Rd.
Fort Wayne

Changes Unlimited

1005 Herman St
Fort Wayne

christian brush and roll painting

9637 manor woods road
Fort Wayne

City Wide Handyman Services

515 S Scott Rd
Fort Wayne

Clark and Clark Painters

755 N Olive St
South Bend

Cochran Exteriors LLC

6330 E 75th St
Indianapolis

College Pro Painters of Fort Wayne

2805 Buckhurst Run
Fort Wayne

COLORS UNLEASHED

ROBERTS RD
Woodburn

Commercial Constuction Company, Inc

4207 Gallmeyer Ct
Fort Wayne

COVINGTON HOME IMPROVEMENTS INC

7331 WITLING BLVD
Roanoke

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

D & S Interiors

14407 Marion Center Rd
Hoagland

D J Crews Group

11225 E 200 N
Sheridan

D.J.'s Handyman

710 3rd St
Fort Wayne

D.M.H. Painting

4919 Woodway Dr.
Fort Wayne

DAN'S PAINTING & DRYWALL

12421 Lanai Dr
Fort Wayne

Danny's Pro Painters LLC

4833 Cedar Branch Ct
Indianapolis

Deco Touch Painting

723 East Wayne St
Fort Wayne

DGA Roofing Inc

14350 Mundy Dr
Noblesville

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Directflow Services, LLC

3924 Walden Run
Fort Wayne

DuHadway Corp

2214 Wayne Trace
Fort Wayne

Duramax Roofing & Construction Inc

8415 Southern Springs Dr
Indianapolis

Dusty Brothers, Inc

8909 Brooks Rd
Fort Wayne

E & L DECORATING

1422 Long Meadow Rd

E & R CONTRACTING & INSTLLTN

4335 EARTH DR
Fort Wayne

E=MC Remodeling Services LLC.

4814 Warsaw Street
Fort Wayne

Eaton Painting

1035 N 400 E
Huntington

Eaves Painting & Drywall

2929 Cutter Cove
Fort Wayne

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

Ervin Bros Painting

1728 Berwick Ln
New Haven

Evergreen Remodeling Inc.

4006 Goeglein Road
Fort Wayne

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

EXTERIOR WOOD RESTORATION INC

2133 E 226TH ST
Cicero

Faerber's Bee Window Inc

115 Shadowlawn Dr
Fishers

Five Star Commercial Roofing Inc

1119 S State Rd 3
Hartford City

Fort Wayne Paint Pros

3806 Option Pass
Fort Wayne

FRUCHTE PAINTING & DECORATING

1741 E BELLMONT RD
Decatur

GRIGGS REMODELING

605 KINNAIRD AVE
Fort Wayne

Ground Up Contractors

PO Box 13623
Fort Wayne

Hadaway Painting Inc.

1805 Lakeview Drive
Fort Wayne

Harley Ferris

P.O Box 1763

Hartwig Construction

13808 Johnson Rd
Fort Wayne

Hays & Sons

800 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis

Henley Home Services

10142 Mallet Dr

Honorable Home Repairs

9018 Village Dr.
Fort Wayne

Hoosier Permanent Coatings

5731 W 85th St
Indianapolis

House Doctors

1004 E Berry St
Fort Wayne

Infinity Exteriors LLC

1921 S West Ave

Integrity Design & Remodeling

5404 Chico Grey Dr
Indianapolis

Interior and Exterior Painting

1396 N 400 W
Columbia City

J YODER INC

7802 YOUNG RD
Fort Wayne

Jasper Painting

PO Box 5001
Fort Wayne

Jeff of All Trades

5261 County Rd 68
Spencerville

Just Paint It

P.O.Box 2247
Terre Haute

Kat's Painting Plus

4621 Bunker Dr

Key Exteriors

821 W Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne

Kings Painting Co

512 W Smith Valley Rd
Greenwood

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Low Dollar Companies

4056 12B Rd
Bourbon

LOWES

1929 N COLLESIUM
Fort Wayne

LS Painting Inc

3303 Firethorne Ct
Fort Wayne

Luis Cerron

123 CENTRAL ave
Fort Wayne

Messman Painting

PO Box 15248
Fort Wayne

MICHAEL'S DESIGN COMPANY

PO Box 1364
Mishawaka

Midwest Coatings

3686 W 400 S
Albion

Mihals Interiors

3400 Wooster Rd

Miracle Contracting, Inc.

507 Constance Ave
Fort Wayne

MPP Contracting LLc

2403 N clinton

Ontime Building

5016 Ricker Rd
Fort Wayne

PAINTBUSTERS PAINTING

17910 HULL RD
Leo

Parrish Construction

711 Huffman
Fort Wayne

PETE'S HANDYMAN SERVICES

214 ELMER AVE
Fort Wayne

Platinum Pro Home Services

3706 John Alden Dr.

Precise Home Builders

6924 Canby Ave

Preferred Roofing & Restoration LLC

8715 Carrollton Ave
Indianapolis

Preston Decorating

7305 Leesburg Road
Fort Wayne

Pro Joe's All-American Painting

1529 Ashley Ave
Fort Wayne

professional home

3416 Cedarvalley Drive
New Haven

PRS price right services

1501 Gardendale ave

R C D Construction

227 E Till Rd
Fort Wayne

RCD Inc.

315 Barouche Pl.
Fort Wayne

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Response Painting

1711 Reckeweg Road
Fort Wayne

RFD Construction

PO Box 8592
Fort Wayne

RICH ROY PAINTING

7509 ANTEBELLUM BLVD
Fort Wayne

Robinson's Auto Body

1633 Lincoln Highway St.
New Haven

Roger Rhoades Painting

7227 Sandyridge Pl
Fort Wayne

S H & S Construction Co

4130 Lafayette St
Fort Wayne

S L Construction and Remodeling

18521 Bishop Rd
Spencerville

Seamless Restoration

5345 N Winthrop Ave
Indianapolis

Sizemore's Handyman Service

1808 CR16
Waterloo

Skaggs Construction, LLC

139 S Boehning St
Indianapolis

Solution Painting Inc

3813 Kendale Road

Splash Carpentry

4546 Church St

Statewide Roofing & Restoration

824 University Woods Dr
New Albany

STIFFLER REMODELING

8109 S 200 E
Columbia City

Student Painters

14005 Simone Dr

Tacs Home Improvement's

417 w 20th Street
Auburn

TCD Handyman Service

210 E North St
Columbia City

Universal Builders of America Inc

2804 E. 55th Place
Indianapolis

WAGONER'S PAINTING

2304 CHRIS LN
Fort Wayne

Wake Contracting

9929 S Country Knl

Watson & Son Painting

2842 Northgate Blvd
Fort Wayne

Windows Doors & More

1121 W Washington Ctr Rd
Fort Wayne

Zehr Decorating Inc

12227 Lanai Dr
Fort Wayne

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