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was very professional and efficient. He asked that I send a picture of the space needing repair so he could plan the job with the appropriate" materials, timing and resources. He sent the project outline/scope to me for review before and we agreed on the date to be scheduled. His worker arrived promptly at the agreed time and completed the work to my satisfaction. Thank you.

-Dora B.

"The work was completed 2 months ago and I will try to remember all the details. I called and left a message for
and he was able to respond" within 1-2 days. He is very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I've gotten many complements on the Windowmart window that was installed in my dining room. Initially there was a problem with the assembly of the new window ordered, but
was able to contact the manufacturer and reorder the correct size and it was installed a week after the expected install date. The storm door installed is very good quality and I was provided with all the warranties if I had any problem. The installer was very skilled and did a great job trimming and painting both the window and storm door openings. Regarding the gutters, they are also very good quality seamless 6". I believe
indicated that the installer would be out in 2 weeks, but I didn't get a follow up call on the exact date of install. I was fortune enough to be home when the gutter installer knocked on my door. Besides that the install and quality of work are excellent.

-Stephan K.

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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.

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! 
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 Federalsburg


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was fantastic. He worked with us and made some suggestions on color usage. Work was completed on time and under budget and looks great. would not hesitate to recommend
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to anyone I know.
- Randy P.

The job took them two days. They started promptly at 8:00 am on both days. The did all the heavy lifting and moved the big bulky furniture. Everything was completely covered by tarp and plastic. They took care of any wall issues like cracks in the drywall on the ceiling and walls. They left absolutely no mess anywhere. It was a very professional job, with a great professional crew.
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recommended a quality paint that we went with. It was the best quality paint job that I have ever seen. The rooms look amazing.
Thank you
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and crew. We will be calling you again soon for some other jobs that we have.
- Stephan S.

The painter from
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did an excellent job. He showed up on time and went straight to work. He was quick yet also meticulous. We painted the room 2 different shades of gray, lighter on top and darker on the bottom where there was wallpaper that we didn't want to bother with removing. He painted one coat on the top and 2 on the bottom in order to ensure that the wallpaper was covered completely. It looks fantastic - exactly how I pictured it in my head when I picked the colors. I have used
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previously to paint another bedroom and will definitely use them again in the future.
- Christa F.

These guys must be really busy. Called two weeks ago for an estimate to pain two houses. I was told that
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would call, but we never heard back despite multiple follow-up calls.
- Ed K.

Perfoection is not a strong enough word. Cliff came out to give an estimate on Saturday during a 4 day holiday. Timing allowed his crew to start the following Tuesday. They sanded the areas which allowed sanding, Scraped the detail areas around moldings and other surfaces. All was appropriately primed and painted. I was present during 60% of the work. The crew worked without distraction. They cleaned up each day and left no mess or debris during the project and none at the end. The final product for the house seemed to say it was 1937 again for this 1937 built house but with better/newer quality paint.
- Louis F.

Things went well from the beginning: Mr.
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was there even before I got there and gave me a quick quote. He explained everything that needed to be done from the prep work to choosing the color of the paint. He was very professional and had lots of positive reviews. It took a while for me to determine a date to start but Mr.
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was very patient; he never pressured me to act. His crew, which included his sons, were very professional and arrived ready to go. Everything went smoothly, exactly as Mr.
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said it would. They worked very hard as there was much work to be done. Mr.
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and his sons were out there all week, working hard, sanding and prepping the house and cleaning it with water before any paint was applied. They did an extremely thorough job, filling in cracks and sanding the rough wood surfaces. I've seen houses being painted here and there but I've never noticed anyone actually prepping a house to paint like Mr.
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and his sons. Before any paint was applied I got to choose from a range of colors and since Mr.
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didn't have those particular colors on hand he actually made a special (and rather quick) trip to purchase the ones I had selected and applied a sample of each to the wall so I could see which one worked best. When the paint was finally applied to the house it looked dramatically different! It was quite nice! Even a neighbor strolling through took notice :) It was as if the house got the spa treatment: it was a brand new house (no exaggeration)! I would highly recommend Mr.
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to anyone interested in having their house painted: he is professional, thorough, hard-working and has the credentials to back up his expertise. He was responsive to concerns I had and patiently answered my questions of which there were many. He didn't just paint the house but really took care of the house and got it ready to be painted. I know that his work will last a long time. Should I have any painting needs in the future I will call him again.
- Naomi T.

Great job, great experience! It all started when I called for an estimate.
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actually answered the phone. I had called several other companies and gotten an answering machine. One of those companies has still not called me back.
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was friendly and helpful. She set up the appointment for her husband
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to come out to do the estimate and the next day he showed up right on time. We walked around the house and talked about what we wanted and
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pointed out some areas that had issues and explained how they would address and fix them. He was very professional and helpful. We had not settled on a paint color and he went out to his truck and pulled out a color sample fan and made a couple of suggestions based on what I had told him and left it with us. We actually ended up using one of those suggested colors and are thrilled with the choice. The next morning I received the quote outlining the scope of work and the cost. We were thrilled with the price. We got other quotes and theirs was by far the best. We called and scheduled them to come out to do the job and sure enough they showed up right as scheduled. His crew did a huge amount of prep work repairing stucco, masking off the windows, pressure cleaning the whole house, caulking around the windows and putting on a sealer coat. And then did the painting. His crew was friendly and hard working. They did a very professional job. The neighbors have even commented on what a great job they did and how good it looks. As the crew was finishing up,
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came and did a final walk through with me to make sure everything had been done to our satisfaction. It was. I would absolutely recommend
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- Debra M.

Went great.The colors are great.
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was on time and he did a great job.He made sure everything was put back just the way is was before he started furniture pictures etc.If you need a good job at a fair price then hire this man.
- gary E.

All Exterior Painters in Federalsburg, MD

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A. GIBSON Enterprises LLC


American Decorators

5053 Airport Road

Aml Top Quality Construction

1522 Cattail commons way

Arnold Powerwash LLC

18197 Robinsonville Rd

ART Lawn Care

Eastern Shore

Bonvino Painting

12431 dixie dr


430 Sycamore Drive



Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

D M Murphy Services

127 Main St

David N Donahue Siding & Windows

23280 Wilder Way

Destiny Construction

1022 Beaglin Park Drive

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DRS Builders

227 Apple Ln

El's Painting, LLC

153 clayton ave

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Family Professional Painting

803 Market Street

G H Clark Jr Contractors Inc

184 Main St
Prince Frederick

GW Home Improvements

27185 Crooked Oak Lane

Mackey Painting & Home Improvement Co

203 Wood Duck Drive


27661 trev-matt. ln.

Mercedes Benz Of Salisbury

2013 North Salisbury Blvd

Michael Rafferty

17636 Gettysburg way

Shoreline Painting Inc.

318 Laurel St

Thomas & Thomas Painting LLC

452 Jenkins Pond Rd

Underwood Contracting and Solar Services

30070 Deer Harbour Dr

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