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came to my house on the day I contacted him, even though he was swamped with work the next three weeks. He spent about 20 minutes explaining" that I didn't need the plaster patch work done I thought I did. I just needed to prep the area and repaint. He showed me how to do prep work myself and recommended materials, as well. He didn't charge anything. An incredibly honest man who has clearly built up his business by being genuine and thinking of the customer first.

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"Replaced ceiling on large second floor landing; repaired many cracks to plaster on second floor. Repaired bathroom ceiling and several cracks on first floor. Work" took several days and they did a great job! I liked this firm so well I have hired them to paint that second=floor landing plus two other rooms.

-Emmett and Demetra J.

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Drywall and plaster

Knowing how your interior walls are constructed and what they are made of can help you take better care of your home, as well as provide effective maintenance. You can make small repairs yourself, but the more extensive the job the more likely you'll need a drywall repair contractor to make the wall smooth again.

Medium-sized holes can be patched in much the same way as smaller holes, but will require a patching kit to ensure a smooth finish. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Painting - Interior, Drywall

You may prefer the lived-in look, but a hole in the wall makes your home look a little too lived in. A pro tells how to repair a hole yourself and save money.

Drywaller smoothing a textured ceiling
Drywall, Asbestos Removal

Dear Angie: Who can I hire to remove a popcorn ceiling? How is it done and what will it cost? — Jonathan H. of Woodland Hills, California, and Marcia E. of Altamonte Springs, Florida

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My sister-in-law uses brite white toothpaste and rubs it into those small holes. No prep, no sanding.
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I've used wall liner (it applies like wallpaper only thicker) to cover a multitude of "wall sins" over the years. In my opinion it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. It doesn't look cheap or tacky, it's inexpensive, non-labor intensive and not messy to install.

I used it for the first time about 15 years ago to cover a faux brick tile on my lower kitchen walls that couldn't be removed. It was either tear the wall down or take a chance on $40 worth of wall liner. It did the job beautifully and lasted. Since then I've used it to cover paneling, a badly gouged wall after a kitchen remodel and a wall that looked like a pegboard after floor to ceiling shelving was removed.

Friends and family (and realtors!) have been amazed by the transformation after applying this simple inexpensive product. 

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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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Drywall Repair And Installation reviews in Great Barrington

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Replaced sheetrock which had been removed for seismic upgrade. Refinished and painted to match. Cleaned up after. Good work. Getting bid for larger job.
Used Big Deal and paid for extra work for a total of $180.
- Michael D.
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Great Barrington Drywall Contractors Provider Name Locked
is by far the best contractor we have on our list. He is always responsive, answers all calls in a timely manner. He does meticulous work and always does it faster than we expect it to take.
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and his crew never leave a mess behind and they are totally trustworthy, we never worry about having his guys in our home.
Great Barrington Drywall Contractors Provider Name Locked
and his crew are always polite and professional, you wouldn't even know they are there. we've had a ton of different faux paint work done and he's done it all perfectly. we've also had a bunch of wallpaper hung and that's been great as well. He's also done stain work on our doors and that came out great too.
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is also very competitive with his pricing, especially considering the level of service he provides.
- Stephen D.
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I installed taped and mudded approximately 3 sheets of new wallboard as part of a master bathroom remodel project but needed a pro to apply texture to match the existing walls in the bathroom. I contacted
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for a bid and he responded promptly with a call and came to my home to look at the job and provide a firm bid the next day. His bid was very fair and he even provided tips for me to follow in prepairing the walls properly.
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applied the texture to the walls on the date and time scheduled and did a super job knocking it down to match the existing walls perfectly. Once primed and painted I could not even tell which areas were new and which were old wallboard.
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did an excellent job, was fair, prompt and neat- he even removed his shoes when he entered my home. I intend to use
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in the future and would definitely recommend him for professional
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work.
- Vince M.
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We are fairly new to So. CA so it was a pleasant surprise to deal with a contractor who delivered professional, quality service at a very competitive price. Our normal experience has been to pay more and get less. This experience was the exception!
- Timothy S.
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When I call him I know that I can count on him. He finds the problem and handles it with professionalism and with honesty. Its so important to find someone to trust and who you know you can call. My bathroom looks phenomenal, my electrical was fixed same day and when I came home to a flooded basement, he was there in no time to take care of it and put my mind at ease. I would most definitely call him for any problem I should have and will refer him to everyone!!!!
- Maria F.
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I bought the deal in Sept. I didn't try to get in touch with him until January due to some family health issues. I have been trying to get in touch with him all through January and February through phone calls but haven't heard back.
- JAMES K T.
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They were punctual and professional. Their work looked great and if I had any issues they were handled well and timely. We have many animals and they were careful not to let them out the open doors which was important to me. The guys were all very nice and professional.
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handled all the communication quickly and efficiently.
- Jennifer B.
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Everything went well. There was one person here doing the work. Scheduling an appointment was fine. He was on time for the appointment. He had good clean up afterwards. They did not match the paint well so it is slightly off.
- A.R. S.

All Drywall Contractors in Great Barrington, MA

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AA Ceilings, LLC

PO Box 8435

Aaron Basement Technologies

14 Colony Road
West Springfield

Affordable Painters

65 Prospect Street
Warren

ALEX SMITH PAINTING CO

PMB # 169 180 Elm Street
Pittsfield

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AMES BUILDERS

PO BOX 1533
North Adams

Appalachian Contractors Inc

PO Box 161
Richmond

Bay State Brick & Stonework

PO Box 70
Mansfield

Berkshire Carpentry

708 Lanesboro Rd
Cheshire

Bright Painting Co

71 Marshall St
Medford

Burke & Sons General Contract

439 Patriots Rd
Templeton

C & R CONTRACTING

27 Melrose Street
Adams

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Canty Brothers Construction

61 Mechanic St
Marlborough

Capstone General Contracting Inc

898 Grafton St
Worcester

Color Concepts Painting

401 W Center St
West Bridgewater

Considine Construction LLC

277 Ashley Falls Rd.

CONSIDINE PAINTING

277 ASHLEY FALLS RD

Dettinger Lumber Company Inc

24 Warren Terrace
Pittsfield

DiOrio Builders and Designers Inc

5050 Washington St
West Roxbury

Don Cooper Construction

Shelburne Falls

Drycrete Waterproofing

13 Sun Street
Waltham

Father & Son Handymen

po box 188
Templeton

Fixwright

42 Fisher Hill Rd
Cheshire

GGC Construction, LLC

6418 Green Meadow Rd. NW

Grayhouse Partners Inc

1081 Main Street
Housatonic

Grayhouse Partners Inc

1081 Main Street/ PO Box 334
Housatonic

Habitech

215 S Main St
Orange

Hilltown Plaster Co & Handyman Services

210 Williamsburg Rd
Worthington

HomePride Contracting & Remoldeling Co

30 Northern Lights Ave
North Adams

J.Brian Day Emergency Services

240 Maple St
Bellingham

JB & Son Painting

158 California Ave
Pittsfield

Jonathan Taylor Services

223 Egremont Plain Rd. #148
North Egremont

Kiley Builders LLC

122 Clifton Ave
Chicopee

knight fine painters Inc.

1235 Worcester rd .
Framingham

Lux Renovations, LLC

60 Shawmut Rd
Canton

Michael A Foote Remodeling

26 Slade St
Belmont

MRM Contracting

28 Noel Dr
Ashburnham

n. smith carpentry services plus

PO Box 532
Great Barrington

Naysa

1 Mifflin Place
Cambridge

Old House Works

842 Washington St

Pacific Stone & Tile

189 Main St
Maynard

PHIL CORMIER CONTRACTING

126 MICHAELS LN
Baldwinville

Pkm Home Improvement

19 Boston Post Road
Wayland

Precision Home Care

51 whitman rd
Williamstown

Professional House Painter

23 Lakeway Dr.
Pittsfield

Pros Home Services Inc

449 Boston Post Rd E
Marlborough

Prudential Remodeling

1 Westview Terr

Reliable Building Services

140 Adams St.
Quincy

renovations r us

88 Winchendon Rd
Royalston

Rick Houldsworth Custom Carpentry

57 W Center Rd
West Stockbridge

Rotolo Home Improvement Inc.

685 Walker St.
North Adams

Sean Murphy Painting

36 Spear St
Quincy

Sebastien Derobert

139 Summer St
Maynard

Seco Home Improvement

225 Walnut St.
Athol

Sotac Home Improvement

109 Ridgefield St.

StG Services

111 Plesantdale Rd
Rutland

Sturdy Home Improvement

9 Short St
Worcester

Sullivan Construction

P.O. Box 45
Pittsfield

T & D Remodeling

North Billerica

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

Top Notch Woodworks

1 Cottage St
Easthampton

Tremont Builders

573 Pecks Rd
Pittsfield

tyler home & property services

55 Huldahs Lane
Ashley Falls

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