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"When i initially called , he came immediately to look at the room, and was willing to get to work right away. He offered to buy all the necessary" materials for us, adding their cost to the final bill. The work was done thoroughly and professionally. The job was completed in two days, at a cost of $400/day. Although this price seemed appropriate for the quality of work provided, I will note that the second day of work was only about half as long as the first day. All in all, provided excellent service, and I would definitely recommend them to someone willing to pay for a very professional job.

-Bebhinn F.

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" , and did an outstanding job. They arrived everyday on time, worked hard with few breaks." Worked through the end of the day and cleaned up well. They were a pleasure to have in our home. The one thing that worked to our advantage was a detailed scope of work. This was a comprehensive document that detailed exactly our expectations from the number of primer coats, number of top coats, type and brand of paint to be used and a list of exactly what work we wanted done. The only aspect of the job we felt could have gone better was the surface preparation. We were fairly explicit in our scope of work that every surface was to be prepared to a level we wanted. This included nail pops, nail holes on trim, dings and gouges. While there was a cursory effort I had to check and double check all the areas I had identified as areas I would have corrected had I done the painting myself. At the end of the day I would areas I wanted more attention. To 's credit he addressed everyone of the items cheerfully and properly. Most of this had to do with the fact that his crew's work may not have been scrunitized sufficiently. Nature of the beast that the professional has the experience and expertise to do a job to one level. Employees, not necessarily. After final payment was made we discovered a few elements that we missed. came back promptly and fixed each of them. This usually when customers have problems, not here. While his prices were a tad high compared to other bids at the end of the day we got an outstanding paint job at a fair price. We highly recommend . With contractors often the cause of anguish and confrontation is one of the good guys.

-Daniel R.

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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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Interior Painting reviews in Portland

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I contacted for an estimate to paint an average sized bedroom, which needed a lot of prep & repair work. The ceiling was peeling and there was a settlement crack. The room was totally empty so no furniture needed to be moved or worked around. Also, our single car wooden garage door needed to be sanded and repainted. Heritage ...More was very responsive as far as setting up an appointment to give us an estimate, and arrived and took a look, answered all my questions, and told me what would be involved. He e-mailed an estimate very promptly. The only problem is that the estimate he gave us was more than twice the price of two other painting companies, one of which we went with, and whose work we are very happy with. Otherwise, I believe this company is knowledgeable and professional, they just were overpriced in my opinion.
- Stephanie D.
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Wonderful job! Mr. was exceptionally professional and generous with his time and expertise, advising us in regards to color choices (the hardest part!). He worked with our time constraints and coordinated with other home improvement professionals working in the same space. The painter, , did a flawless ...More and clean job. When a small space on a newly painted wall was damaged by the other workers, I called Mr. for advise on how to touch up the wall, and he offered to come back out to the house to fix it! Good luck finding another business owner who is that generous with their time, especially considering that we were only a modest job for .
- Pamela L.
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We were pleased with the work. We felt we paid a fair price. About 2/3 of the house was painted. The rest is brick.
- Linda T.
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we have used for 35 years and the reason is clear, Guitar. is punctual and a perfectionist. He inspects the job after the painters finish and if he is not happy with something he has them do it over. Just like his saying "we do it right the first time".
- Sherry B.
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worked hard, and cleaned the house well. He walked the job, then discussed with me what he was doing. He didn't take a break or pause in his work I don't think! Would recommend him to give you careful attention, and to do a good job.
- ANNE C.
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and his crew were amazing. has a strict attention to detail that he hangs his hat on. He takes pride in his work and will do what is necessary to ensure the quality product. There were two small areas that we felt needed to be touched up, and sent someone over as soon as our schedule ...More allowed to fix them. As a customer, you want to feel like the person you are paying will perform the work as if they were doing it on their own home. This is how I felt with . They took care to protect our home so that there was little to do other than enjoy our newly painted walls. They will be our painting company going forward.
- todd B.
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I don't think they knew what they were walking into. I had tried to remove the wallpaper in my master bedroom myself and left a ton of the glue behind. They sanded, patched and painted the entire room and even stayed over the time I paid for to get the job done. It looks fantastic. A+ job I plan on using them again for any future painting needs I have.
- michael N.
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The crew that did the upstairs bedroom did an outstanding job. They were extremely courteous and professional. They did the fourth wall a different color and the "line" between the colors is perfectly straight; exactly what you hope for but hard to achieve.
did the guest bath on the first floor and was very ...More clean and did a nice job. Everyone was very punctual and completed the jobs in a timely fashion.
Would recommend to anyone.
- Pauline R.

Interior Painters in Portland, ME

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A & D Renovations

38 Middle St
Sanford

A Cromwell & sons

424 Montsweag Rd.
Woolwich

A Jack of Trades

615 Pond Rd
Standish

A PERFECT FINISH PAINTING CO

PO Box 1151
Yarmouth

A&B Painting and Staining

480 St. John street
Portland

ABOUT HOME IMPROVEMENT

PO Box 2634
South Portland

Advanced Painitng

172 Albion Rd.
Windham Me.

Advantage Handyman and Home Repair

10 Bear Point Road
Harrison

After View Construction

352 Main St Apt 16

Al's Painting

44 Plimoth Way
Yarmouth

All Season Home Improvement Co

823 Church Hill Rd
Augusta

Anything Goes

78 Pleasant Avenue
South Portland

Ask Handyman Services LLC.

222 Portland rd
Buxton

ATLANTIC ROOFING SIDING & REMODELING

46 SEAVIEW AVE
Old Orchard Beach

Aube's Home Improvement

44 Towle St
Auburn

BBI BUILDERS INC

4 BRICKYARD COVE RD
Harpswell

Beaulieu Design

Marston Hill Road
Minot

BECKER CONSTRUCTION

6 RUSSELL RD
West Poland

BENS EXPRESS PAINTING

68 CRAIGIE ST
Portland

Biddeford painting

15 Woodside Ave
Saco

BIOSAFE ENVIORNMENTAL SERVICES INC

17 Patrick Drive
Westbrook

Bird's Eye Painting

52 harmony rd
Portland

Bonafide Builders LLC

591 Poland Road
Auburn

Boucher's Painting

478 Gebung Road
Alfred

Boyce

51 Gudger Road

Building Maintenance Plus

160 Pleasant St
Auburn

By the Beach Painting and Carpentry

3 Willow Creek Lane
Old Orchard Beach

By The Numbers Painting

PO Box 6825
Portland

C&C Construction

35 Christopher Dr
Phippsburg

C.H. Rosengren Painting & Repair Inc.

105 Lincoln Street
South Portland

CAPE ELIZ CRAFTS SHORELINE DESIGN STUDIO LLC

11 Eastfield Rd.
Cape Elizabeth

Casa Pro LLC

PO Box 425
Biddeford

CertaPro Painters of Southern ME

7 Bridges Dr
Scarborough

Charles Reale Painting Co

48 S Skillings Rd
Kennebunkport

Chasse House Washing

889 Goodwins Mills Rd
Biddeford

CJ Services

PO Box 142
Buxton

Clarke Painting, Inc.

963 Main St.
Westbrook

Classia Home Improvement Services

Route 1
South Portland

Classic Painting & Wall Covering Inc

57 Mitchell Hill Rd
Scarborough

CONSTRUCTION CONNECTION

17 Chestnut St
Portland

Corporate Construction

66 High St
Sabattus

COVER ALL

44 Congress St.
Portland

COWETTE CONSTRUCTION

28 Vanderwerf Drive
West Bath

Cut 'er In Painting

North st
Sanford

D JOHNSON

5500 Banwell Place

Dan Phelan

8 anglers rd
Windham

Darrell Davis - RRC Inc

6 Nonesuch Cove Road
Scarborough

DAVE'S CONSTRUCTION & REPAIR

39 SOUTH ST
Freeport

Delar General Contracting

125 Harris Ave
Portland

Dirigo Property Services LLC

PO BOX 2802
Lewiston

Done Right Home Improvement

2 Oak St
South Portland

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

End Result Painting

342 Woodford St
Portland

Evan's Home Improvement

81 Main St
Raymond

Everything Home LLC

P.O. Box 1478
Westbrook

F.E. Gibbs Roofing

5 Sand Pond Rd
N. Berwick

Faulkner Building Company

119 Clarks Mills Rd
Biddeford

Fix-It Man

61 Sherman St
Portland

FLORES SERVICE LLC

244 RAW ST
Portland

Fortin Construction, Inc

35 Markalyn St
Auburn

Frank's Painting

18 Heron Cir
Denmark

Frost Painting

222 Portland rd
Buxton

GAC Painting Inc

72 Natures Way
Wells

Garcia Painting

7 S Hiram Rd
Hiram

Gary Ruel Carpentry

P.O Box 1696
Wells

GB Property Management

38 Old South Freeport Rd
Freeport

Generation General Contractring

387 Goodwin Mills Rd
Lyman

George Jones Quality Painters

1362 Poland Spring Rd
Casco

gotcha covered painting

25 mill lane
Naples

Greater Portland Paint Co

242 W Pownal Rd
North Yarmouth

Green Earth Interiors

157 High St.
Portland

Grenn Justice Constructions

40 Pike St
Biddeford

Handy Andy & Son

404 Gray Rd.
Falmouth

Handy Gal Painting Service

56 Brackett Street
Portland

HandyMaine

364 Elm Street, Suite 119
Biddeford

Handyman Services

27 Nancy RD
Buxton

Harbor heights property group

3 Scarborough
Scarborough

HAZELWOOD HANDYMAN

10 GRANITE HEIGHTS RD
Kennebunkport

HOME DEPOT INC

245 RIVERSIDE ST
Portland

HORAN BROS.BUILDERS

P.O. Box 188
Casco

Island Painting

PO Box 249
Biddeford Pool

J Bell Installations Inc

P.O. Box 398
Alfred

J BURNS PAINTING

80 THOMPSON ST
South Portland

J. Rose Home Repair & Remolding

57 Ninth Street
Portland

J.A. Proctor Carpentry

8 Coyote Lane
Greene

Jack's Painting Service, LLC

54 Aspen Ave.
South Portland

Jason Simard Construction

297 Pottle Hill Rd
Minot

jd builders

P O Box 6472

JGPainting

27 Beech St
Lisbon

Jim Brown

26 Cabaniss Cres Apt 1

JOE BANVILLE DRYWALL INC

38-A Westwood ave.
Scarborough

John Butts

50 Two Rod Rd.
Scarborough

Jon R. Hutchinson

25 Federal St
Brunswick

Jones Painting

238 Auburn St.
Portland

Joseph Daley Painting

PO Box 342
Westbrook

Just Cris

116 Portland Ave
Old Orchard Beach

JWD Painting & Remodeling

1023 Washington Avenue St 1
Portland

K & K Residential Services LLC

745 Royalsborough Rd
Durham

Kenniston Property Management

48A Colley Hill Road
Gray

Kevin Hudner

485 Quaker Ridge Road

Kichi Painting/ Cleaning Service

44 Nutter Rd
South Portland

Kinnear Carpentry

P.O. Box 3655
Portland

Komfort Renovations

99 Birchvale Drive
Portland

Krovel Made

Portland

L&L Services

370 Sawyer St
South Portland

Lake Region Property Service

56 Norton Rd
Dixfield

Lakes Region Property Management, LLC

715 Webbs Mills Road
Raymond

LandMarx Construction LLC

273 Presumscot Street

Landstone, LLC.

17 Chestnut St
Portland

Larrabee's LLc

419 Turner Center Rd.
Turner

LOCAL MOTION

PO BOX 514
Westbrook

LR Higgins Inc

2 Lincoln Ave #3
Scarborough

M C CONSTRUCTION CO., INC

41 Vesper St # 1
Portland

Maine Coast Window Cleaning

PO Box 839
Brunswick

Maine Exteriors

204 High Street
South Portland

Maine Handyman

12 mitchell ln
Bridgton

Maine House Painting

8 Susan Ln
Falmouth

Maine Paint Co

1037 Forest Ave
Portland

Maine Properties, Inc.

197 US Route 1 PO Box 368
Scarborough

Mannette Painting

201A New Portland Rd
Gorham

Mario's Premium Home Improvement

44 Elmwood ave.
South Portland

Marshall Enterprises

257 New Settlement Rd
Hiram

Marshall Home Pros

11 Olympia Ave
Old Orchard Beach

Mary Jo Noone Painting & Papering

87 Prospect St
Biddeford

Mattsson Company

PO Box 621
Pine Point

Mc Keage's Top Gun

11 Passing Ln
Gorham

McCulloch Construction

101 Berry rd.
Saco

McLane Painting

PO Box 7644
Portland

Michaels Painting

55 Shadagee Rd
Saco

Millers Painting

53 Cottage Rd
Windham

Mr. Handyman of Greater Portland

190 US Route 1
Falmouth

Mr. Honey-Do

P.O. Box 8752
South Portland

MTE Painting

Brunswick

Mystic Painting

101 Foreside Rd
Falmouth

N.E.Services

South Portland

N8: Paint & Tile

70 Angell Ave.
South Portland

Norton West and Co

73 Harbor Place
South Portland

Nyah Henderson Carpentry

52 Collinwoods Circle
Windham

O's Pro Painting

PO Box 82
Bath

Old House Works

521 Water Street
Gardiner

Old Port Management

P.O. Box 17804
Portland

Patterson Painting Co.

91 West Fith Street
North Berwick

Peacelady Painting

647 U.S.Route 1
York

Peerless Painting

196 Gray Rd
Falmouth

Peninsula Painting LLC

699 Congress St.
Portland

Petrone Construction

20 Thrasher Road
Cape Elizabeth

pooles drywall

6 maple street
Sanford

PORTLAND HANDYMAN SERVICES

40 KENILWORTH ST
Portland

Portland Painting

Portland Maine
Portland

Pottle Homes

30 Stuarts Ln
Hollis Center

Professional Painting Services

3 Meadowood Drive
Scarborough

R J PELLETIER PAINTING, INC.

213 MIDDLESEX RD
Topsham

R PETER KOKOLL

720A Cape rd.
Standish

R. Lee Patt Enterprises

23 Bauneg Beg Rd
Sanford

R.A.M. Construction

35 Linnell Rd
Windham

RJT Construction, Inc

P.O. Box 204
Saco

Robert J. Raposa Builder

512 Portland Road
Buxton

Ron Johnson

662 Highland Ave
S. Portland

Round Table Painting Co.

76 Kansas St.
Portland

S&B Construction

180 Heath Rd
Saco

S&B Property Management

234 whittemore rd
Oxford

Scott M. Richardson LLC

111 Ledgewood Dr
Falmouth

Seacoast Paint Professionals

786 Goodwind Rd
Eliot

Seasonal Services Plus

Granite Ridge RD
New Gloucester

Springhouse Woodworks

2665 Tatnic Rd
Wells

Stepladder Enterprize

168 Beech Hill Rd
Auburn

Straight Line Painting

182 Grant St
Portland

StreetsCape Design

103 Cumberland Rd
South Portland

Sullivan Painting

P.O. Box 308
Gray

Summer Hands Construction

40 York Street
Bath

Swartz Enterprises

39 Kelley Street
South Portland

Timothy W Brown Construction

642 Rocky Knoll Rd
Denmark

Title Roofing & Painting

28 Vanderwerth Dr
West Bath

TKC Remodeling

40 Tassel Trl
Casco

TLC CARPENTRY

17 GRANT ROAD
Litchfield

TOWNSEND PAINTING

32 OLD SALT RD
Old Orchard Beach

Upright Building Services

2061 Hallowell Rd
Litchfield

Viking Restoration DKI

9 Willey Road Saco
Saco

Watson Woodworking

8 Bedford St
Bath

we do it all contracting

28 Washington st
Auburn

Willard Square Home Repair

21 Brookside Avenue
South Portland

Zachary & Son's Painting

511 west rd
Waterboro

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