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was very responsive when I requested an estimate. When we scheduled the work to be done,
was very honest about timing" and showed up at our pre determined date ready to start work. He was neat, did great work, and cleaned up afterwards. He spent additional time making sure everything looked fantastic before he left. We keep getting compliments on our house and we listed it for sale with great pictures thanks to
. The work took about a week because of some weather delays but they worked long days. I highly recommend having him come out for an estimate. He is fair and does awesome work.

-Ryan H.

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did an awesome job. We thought our painter who retired was the best but now we believe
is even better. He prepared" and cleaned everything before he started to paint. He was soooo organized and such a neat painter. No messes anywhere. He always cleaned up the job site every day before he left. I have had many neighbors ask for his business card and Comment on what a wonderful job he has done and how neat he was.
was a fast worker and only stopped for a quick lunch. He charged me by the hour and it was the most reasonable price I have ever paid. I bought the paint as I wanted a certain brand and colors. I never got any other quotes as
came highly recommended to me by a longtime friend who knows how picky we are when we have any work done.
is picky too and did the most professional job with no complications.
is also very honest and really wants his customers to be pleased. IMAGINE THAT IN TODAY'S WORLD!!!!!!! WE ARE SO THANKFUL WE FOUND
AND WILL CERTAINLY USE HIS SERVICES AGAIN AS WELL AS RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS.

-MARGARET G.

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Exterior painting

Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

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Painting - Exterior

Life seems to pass by more quickly these days. It feels like every time I turn around, I find something that needs to be fixed, maintained or replaced.

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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 Saco

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Custom Paint was very thorough and did excellent work.
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promptly showed up for our estimate and spent a lot of time working with us to ensure we got just the right colors we wanted for our house. He and his crew arrived as scheduled and promptly went to work prepping the house for paint. They spent 3 -4 days just in preparation, washing, patching repairing and sealing the exterior. Every day after they finished they would spend time cleaning up



so that you never knew they had been there. When it came time to paint they masked off just the section they doing that day so as to inconvenience us as little as possible. They properly covered the gardens and plantings, taking extra care and treating everything as if it was theirs. They took extra care around our trailer to make sure no overspray landed on it. After they were through
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waited a couple of days and then came back for the final inspection and payment. Only when we were satisfied did
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request the final payment. It took a little longer that expected but they did an excellent job and applied 2 coats of paint to ensure it would last us for years. We are using him again to perform some interior painting later this year, I would gladly recommend him to anyone seeking a house painter, exterior or interior.
- ANTHONY S.
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After initially discussing the job via text, we scheduled an in person estimate. Of the three estimates we received this was the mid-priced offer. The job was done quickly and very professionally. I highly recommend
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for your painting needs.
- Megan G.
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was great. He provided an excellent overview of services and was thorough. Of the three quotes we received, this one was the most expensive.
- Megan G.
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I could not be any more satisfied with the job
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did. He gave me a fair bid for the job that was described, and he performed each task flawlessly. He scraped old and flaked paint, caulked seams, replaced decayed boards as needed, and even killed my wasps! Paint was hand rolled or brushed with a smooth, heavy coating. No issues were found during my walk around, and there was not a scrap of trash or debris left behind. I told
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that I felt that I got every bit of what I paid for - which is a great feeling these days. He was prompt, attentive, and very conscientious. I heartily recommend
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to anyone, and I will hire him again if any additional painting is needed.
- Susan M.
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I had purchased the Angie's List deal for $149 for 4 hours of wood rot repair. I purchased the deal in June, and the work was performed in August (they had about a 4-week waiting list, and I had other conflicts). In early August, they called out of the blue and asked if they could start work in about an hour. I was about to leave for work; I scrambled and arranged to stay home for another hour to meet the workmen and get them started. Then they called back and said that they would be at the earlier job longer than expected, so instead we scheduled work to start the following morning. On the first morning of work (August 11), the crew (
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) arrived promptly at 7:30am. I showed them the three windows that had wood rot issues. After assessing the situation, I agreed to add a fourth window to the repair job.
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called me a few hours later and indicated that the work would be more complicated than expected, since the wood frames had been installed incorrectly on top of the siding. To do the work right, he needed to remove part of the siding before installing the window frames. At the end of the day,
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showed me the work that had been completed: all 4 window frames had been removed, three wood frames had been installed and 2 had been caulked.
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and
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returned promptly at 7:30am the next day (August 12) to complete the work (install 1 window frame, caulk 2 window frames). On the morning of the second day, I showed
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some damage that had been caused on the interior of the house (dry wall nails had pushed through and cracked paint in the bedroom, and a small hole had appeared in an interior window frame in the kitchen;
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spackled these spots. I also noted cracking around the kitchen window frame where it abutted a tile backsplash which I later caulked). On the exterior of the house, I inquired about several small holes that had been created above one of the windows;
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said he would patch the holes. However, that evening as I assessed the completed work, I discovered that the holes had not been filled; since rain was expected soon, I rushed to a hardware store to purchase spackle so that I could fill and then prime the holes prior to the rain. On Friday, August 14, I received an invoice for the project, which included 16.75 hours for the first day's work and 13.5 hours for the second day. I asked for additional information or documentation about the hours charged the second day, since it was more than than I had expected based on the remaining work. The accountant,
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, contacted
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who indicated that the work on the remaining window took longer than expected. She credited two labor hours and removed the debris removal fee from the invoice. The following Thursday, August 20, I mailed the check; on the same day, I was mailed a "Notice of Right to a
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." I contacted
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to confirm that my payment had been received and that a
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would not be filed. Overall, I feel that the quality of the work was very good, but I have concerns about the total hours that I was charged and I was surprised by the
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- Stephanie M.
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Great job! My house looks new again! Not only did
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and his crew of professionals paint the exterior of my house and make it look new again, they also fabricated a new corner piece to my sunroom roof that was seriously rotted. Cleanup from the job was complete! These guys left NOTHING in my yard. Every member of
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's crew was friendly and proffessional. Total cost for the renovation came in exactly as quoted. No overages except for the special request I'd made after the original quote to fix the corner of the sunroom. (
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has an experienced carpenter on-staff to accomodate those different kinds of requests.) Also, despite a better, cheaper and quicker option (that I had initially proposed, but changed my mind), a member of
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's crew sanded and painted my sunroom door at my request and also went above and beyond by sealing the door to prevent future leaking issues . We'll definitely contact
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and crew for future work. We recommend you do too!
- Todd V.
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I'm getting the house ready for sale and wanted driveway, entryway, and pool deck to look nice. I meet with
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shortly after sending a message via Angie's List of what I wanted done. My driveway was awful! The pool deck had been painted about a year ago by someone who didn't know what he was doing.
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gave me a quote right then and was hired right then! He was able to start within a week.
As I am partly color-blind, I asked
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for some suggestions for the pool deck color. He had a couple recommendations that he had used before which he said looked good. He brought by samples of two colors and painted an area on the pool deck to help be in deciding. I selected the one he and my friend recommended and am glad I did.
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pressure-washed the entry, side walk, driveway, and pool deck. It almost looked like new! I'm really happy as I was afraid I'd have to also have it painted because of all the stains. The next day his extremely efficient and polite assistants returned early before the rains and painted the pool deck. They repaired the many cracks in the deck before painting. It looks absolutely fantastic!
After seeing the quality of his work, I decided to hire him for some indoor painting next week!
- Gail V.
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Mr.
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was prompt, pleasant, and professional. He had all the tools and supplies needed. We were very impressed by the quality of his work and how dedicated he was. In this day and age finding someone who takes pride in their craft is a rare thing to encounter. Our
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is happy, we're happy. Maybe the delivery drivers who seem to have problems finding our house will be aided by the super easy to read numbers that Mr.
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applied. Looks great!
- Kellie C.

Exterior Painters in Saco, ME

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4Pro Painters

69 Washngton St #5

A & D Renovations

38 Middle St
Sanford

A PERFECT FINISH PAINTING CO

PO Box 1151
Yarmouth

A&B Painting and Staining

480 St. John street
Portland

Advanced Painitng

172 Albion Rd.
Windham Me.

Al's Painting

44 Plimoth Way
Yarmouth

All Aspects Construction

18 Ocean Park
Saco

Andrew's East Coast Carpentry

169 Port Rd
Kennebunk

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

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

Augustine Interiors

108 Collinsbrook Rd.
Brunswick

BECKER CONSTRUCTION

6 RUSSELL RD
West Poland

Biddeford painting

15 Woodside Ave
Saco

BIOSAFE ENVIORNMENTAL SERVICES INC

17 Patrick Drive
Westbrook

Bird's Eye Painting

52 harmony rd
Portland

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

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

Clarke Painting Inc

583 Main St
Westbrook

Classic Painting & Wall Covering Inc

57 Mitchell Hill Rd
Scarborough

Community Home Services

28 Bateman St # A
Sanford

CONSTRUCTION CONNECTION

17 Chestnut St
Portland

COVER ALL

44 Congress St.
Portland

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

D JOHNSON

5500 Banwell Place

Day Labor Solutions

33 Meadowbrook Rd
Phippsburg

DC painting

16 Robinson Rd
Wells

DEERING LUMBER INC

3 BROWN ST
Kennebunk

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

End Result Painting

342 Woodford St
Portland

Everything Home LLC

P.O. Box 1478
Westbrook

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Faulkner Building Company

119 Clarks Mills Rd
Biddeford

Five Star Painting

36 Brookside Ln
Hollis Center

Fix-It Man

61 Sherman St
Portland

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

Gator Handyman services

227 Shady Nook Rd
West Newfield

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

Grenn Justice Constructions

40 Pike St
Biddeford

Handy Andy & Son

404 Gray Rd.
Falmouth

HandyMaine

364 Elm Street, Suite 119
Biddeford

Handyman Services

27 Nancy RD
Buxton

HAZELWOOD HANDYMAN

10 GRANITE HEIGHTS RD
Kennebunkport

Home Care

2 Elm St
Kennebunkport

HOUSTON PAINTING LLC

PO BOX 272
S Gardiner

iPaintMaine

New Gloucester

Island Painting

PO Box 249
Biddeford Pool

Jack's Painting Service, LLC

54 Aspen Ave.
South Portland

Jason Simard Construction

297 Pottle Hill Rd
Minot

Jettco Builders LLC

46 Fieldways Lane
Cape Elizabeth

JGPainting

7 Lajoie Dr
Freeport

Jones Painting

238 Auburn St.
Portland

Joseph Daley Painting

PO Box 342
Westbrook

Kenniston Property Management

48A Colley Hill Road
Gray

Kinnear Carpentry

P.O. Box 3655
Portland

KVM INC

394 BUXTON RD
Saco

LaGasse Painting and Wallcovering

24 Whaleback Rd
Limington

Lance Eagle Construction

10 Canal St
North Berwick

Landstone, LLC.

17 Chestnut St
Portland

Larrabee's LLc

419 Turner Center Rd.
Turner

Littlefield Property Services

PO Box 71
West Kennebunk

M C CONSTRUCTION CO., INC

41 Vesper St # 1
Portland

Maine Coast Window Cleaning

PO Box 839
Brunswick

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

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

Marxris Exterior

74 High St
Sabattus

Mary Jo Noone Painting & Papering

87 Prospect St
Biddeford

Mattra Inc

P.O. Box 1004
Auburn

McCulloch Construction

101 Berry rd.
Saco

McLane Painting

PO Box 7644
Portland

Michaels Painting

55 Shadagee Rd
Saco

Mr. Honey-Do

P.O. Box 8752
South Portland

Mr. Odd Jobs LLC

PO Box 62
Kennebunk

MTE Painting

Brunswick

Mystic Painting

101 Foreside Rd
Falmouth

N.E.Services

South Portland

Neptune General Contracting

47 Holyoke Ave
Rumford

New Creations Painting

19 Woodline Dr
Biddeford

Northeast Building Solutions LLC

272 Christian Ridge Rd
South Paris

Nyah Henderson Carpentry

52 Collinwoods Circle
Windham

O's Pro Painting

PO Box 82
Bath

Old House Works

842 Washington St
Bath

PAINT DESIGN UNLIMITED

470 Forest Ave
Portland

Patterson Painting Co.

91 West Fith Street
North Berwick

Peacelady Painting

Granite Street
Biddeford

Peerless Painting

196 Gray Rd
Falmouth

Perfect Touch Painting

372 Lewis Hill Rd
Bowdoin

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

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rick Butts

130 Land Of Nod Rd
Windham

RJT Construction, Inc

P.O. Box 204
Saco

Robert J. Raposa Builder

512 Portland Road
Buxton

sea sand painting

92 ocean ave.
Old Orchard Beach

Seacoast Paint Professionals

786 Goodwind Rd
Eliot

The Maine Painter

Andrews Road
Wales

Timothy W Brown Construction

642 Rocky Knoll Rd
Denmark

Title Roofing & Painting

28 Vanderwerth Dr
West Bath

TOWNSEND PAINTING

32 OLD SALT RD
Old Orchard Beach

Ward's Painting

9 Larrabee Way
Kennebunk

Watson Woodworking

8 Bedford St
Bath

Zachary & Son's Painting

511 west rd
Waterboro

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