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"Crew was on time and professional.
brought in extra painters in order to complete the job more quickly. Great service all around, very thorough.

-Tessa G.

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"Well, it went great, He sanded down all the walls, and primer them, which I did not know that he was going to do, He stained and polycoated all of my trim, and when" he was not pleased with one of the trims he did he removed and re did it. I thought it looked good, But it did look much better when he was done. He cleaned up his mess everyday that he was here. I was very pleased with all of the work that he did, and he was done by Christmas Eve. Oh and he did do a few extras for me, repaired my door lock, touched up a few places in my kitchen. And mopped my floor after he tracked mud, not his fault I told him it was no problem, but he insisted he made the mess, he would clean it up.

-Melodye D.

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Remodeling tip: Should painting or flooring come first?

Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know whether interior painting should come before or after the installation of hardwood flooring.

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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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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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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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Interior Painting reviews in Calais

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The painters did an awesome job and completed all the work in 1 day. There was an issue with some staining coming through the initial primer and they came right back out and fixed the issue with no problems.
- larray J.
A

Rating
The painter arrived on time and got right to work. He filled a couple of picture hanger holes in the wall. He covered the floor and counter top with drop cloth. It's a really BIG bathroom and there was a lot of climbing up and down off the ladder, but he did a great job.
It took him about 4 hours to finish. He did a good job of cleaning up, no paint drips that I had to clean up. He was very polite and very quiet. The only time I heard him was when he moved the ladder.
I would hire this company again.
- Kathy K.
A

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Ed came over and assessed the project and did as he promised. He was confident about making us very happy, even being fussy owners. The job came out great, and I called him today because I scratched a wall. He said he'd come by Saturday and repair it at no cost even though he lives an hour away. Hard to find anyone that committed to their business these days. I'm glad I contacted him and I'm already looking for other projects for him. TOP SHELF!
- Joseph C.
A

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We have a problem slab - there is considerable hydrostatic pressure which disrupts most adhesives - tiles come loose. After explaining our situation to the salesperson he homed in immediately on the solution - a floating floor - no adhesive. We agreed and purchased vinyl wood plank flooring. The professionalism and workmanship of the installers was outstanding. The flooring is fitted perfectly to the room - much better than the two previous installations by another provider. The painter assigned to the project was also meticulously careful and did an outstanding job. As for the B rating on price - we think the price was high but worth it for the service received.
- I Benjamin M.
A

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Scheduling for the quote:
Calais Interior Painters Provider Name Locked
was very prompt in scheduling an appointment, arriving on time, and emailing the quote within 24 hours.
Scheduling of actual work:
Calais Interior Painters Provider Name Locked
was responsive to the several questions I had about the job. A few days before the job started I had two (2) addendums to the job. He was prompt in stating that he could add on this work to the quote.
Work day: Both
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and his staff we on time (7:30am), took an hour for lunch and wrapped it up by 4:00pm both days. Their time management during the day was impeccable. The painters were professional, friendly,clean up after a days work, and seemed to really like their job, which is not something you see often.
Finalizing the paperwork: All was paid in full at the end of day and
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emailed the invoice in about 2 hours after the painters left.
Excellent service, I would recommend to anyone in the area.
- Jodi A T.
F

Rating
I accidentally paid the entire amount we agreed to AND FORGOT
I had written him a check earlier in the week for paints as he requested. I had
a nagging feeling something was wrong and in checking my bank accounts,
realized my mistake. I email him and asked him to reimburse me the accidental over
payment since he had cashed the check the day I wrote it (!). He insisted on
talking to me in person. So, I knew there was going to be a problem
getting him to reimburse me.
He came over and insisted he was entitled to and had earned the
money even though it was over the amount we had agreed!! And he went back to
insisting it was a 2 day job and not 3 days, even though we had this
conversation before he began this job.
He would give me the money ($350.00) ONLY by not
coming back to finish the other projects! Normally, I would have not paid the
entire amount until the work was done, but initially
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seemed trustworthy
and honest. And, I was pleased with the actual painting.
After many emails back and forth I did get the $350.00, but
he also still has my money I paid for the unfinished projects. He also wrote
and entire one page letter to go with the reimbursement, again telling me
why it was not an over payment!!
The irony to this is several people I know needed interior painting done in January. I would have referred
Calais Interior Painters Provider Name Locked
to all of them and he could have made WAY MORE than this $350.00. It is too bad his insistence about this money being his cost him so much more in the end.
If you hire
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based on the other good reviews here, I would suggest being real careful. I am giving an OVERALL F because of his attitude about this whole situation, the conditions he put on giving me this reimbursement, which for me was a complete lack of business ethics .
- Sue R.
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We received a frantic call from a tenant.
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and Construction responded to them immediately. They were able to assess the situation and explain the next steps to the anxious tenant.
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and Construction worked around the busy tenant schedule and saved the day. The water damage was seamlessly fixed and the room looks better than it did originally. We professionally manage several homes in
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County. We have used PP&C for several painting and construction/light remodeling type of work. They consistently go above and beyond. Their prices are competitive and the work is superior.
- Denny M.
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I couldn't have been happier with this service. We had personable workmen who were attentive to all requests as the project continued (about a week and a half). They did a beautiful job, were neat, and cleaned up at the end of each day.
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regularly stopped by to supervise. I definitely recommend
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.
- Ruth M.

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