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"We had a large interior job to repair ceilings and walls and to paint ceilings, walls, doors and trim. There were some complicating factors and we had a tight" schedule to get it all done. The ceilings were not
because they are vaulted in several places, they started as dark colors, and some of the adjoining walls had a special faux painting that we did not want any extraneous paint on.
and his crew accommodated our schedule, finished everything, and did a great job! I collected estimates from several painters.
impressed me because he asked good questions during the walk thru and made sure he understood exactly what I wanted. He also explained how he would handle the repair work and manage the more complicated areas. His estimate was not the low bid, but it was competitive. I selected
because I was convinced he knew what was important to me, that he had the expertise to really do the job, that he would be on-site every day and make sure the job was done well, and that I could communicate easily with him.
came with a good-sized crew and everyone was very competent, professional, friendly, and respectful. It was clear from the initial walk thru that they really cared about their work and making sure I was happy with the results. We communicated daily on progress, expectations, and the plan for the next day. And every day they demonstrated they had followed thru on what had been planned. We needed to make some adjustments from the original assumptions as we got into the job.
communicated the changes and was very clear and honest about how they affected the estimate. We easily negotiated the adjustments and he was very thorough and professional in documenting and getting my approval for the differences. This kind of clear communication made working with M&M a great experience. I was initially nervous because our schedule was constrained. Once the crew understood, they worked very hard to be finished on time. The paint work is fabulous. The ceilings and trim look better than I thought was possible, and the walls and trim are beautiful. All of the walls required two coats, and they put three coats on one wall because it didn’t meet their standards with just two. There was some overspray from the ceiling work and a little bit of spattering. The crew did an ok job cleaning up. They would have done more if our schedule had permitted. There are a few places in the room they finished on the last day that are not perfect. While the oversights are minor,
has been calling me to schedule a time to take care of them. Overall, I would use M&M Painting again and I recommend them!

-William T.

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"Excellent service and attention to detail Very happy with end result and happy with the commitment of the owner
to detail and quality. " We had a few problems early on and
took action and made all necessary corrections. Our house looks great and would use
again. Thanks

-Shalimar B.

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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.

Regardless of if you are painting or staining your fence, the most important step is to clean with a pressure washer first. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
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Quality materials and proper application can make all the difference when it comes so staining your fence.

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The EPA requires all contractors disturbing a certain amount of paint in pre-1978 homes to follow these safety rules. Make sure they're following every step.

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Dear Angie: What’s involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence? – Srinivasa V., Plano, Texas

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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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"This was a great experience. The crew did an excellent job. I love their work ethic. Very punctual. Extremely professional and very courteous. I will call them first for all future projects. It has truly been a pleasure!"
- Cleveland W.
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It went great! The job was completed in a timely manner and we are very happy with the finished product. Dealing with
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was great and they were both very helpful, professional, nice and responded to all of our questions. They worked with us to find the correct colors we wanted and were open to suggestions when we had them. Our house, garage, front porch, front door and deck look great!
- Becky M.
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Everything went great. We saved lots of money compared to the competition and got a great deal we felt. Especially with have a color change and two coats on the walls. Highly recommend
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and excellent customer service and showed up on time everyday....very pleased and highly recommend.
- Joel B.
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I hire quite a few workers per year for various household jobs. Overall, this company is probably the best I have ever used. I am completely satisfied with every aspect of the job done. Both the planning and execution was excellent. It was very obvious the company owner's interest was that I was 100% satisfied with the work performed. The workers were very prompt, hard working and professional in every regard. Rarely do I hire a company that leaves me this totally satisfied and happy with a job so well done.
- Michael J.
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It didn't go well. They started painting last year but because they had miscommunication on there end the trim and some of the body didn't get done because winter hit. Next spring they came out to finish house and decks. They got most of the trim done and started on the back deck. I had to stop them as the coating was not correct. Up to this point dealing with the owner of this company was not good and to my surprise it got worse. Do to the unprofessional attitude of this business owner I stopped the work and paid them for what they had completed. My wife and I finished the decks and touched up the areas that had been missed. If the business owner had been more professional I would have had them finish the work but he left me no choice but to let them go.
- Tami U.
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arrived to give us an estimate just when she said she would (unlike other companies we had previously contact). I found
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very personable and great to work with. Her estimate was very reasonable and she was very helpful when I asked her opinion on colors and cut off spots where the the different colors met.
Once we set a time and date
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arrived on time and did the job herself in the time frame she quoted us it would take. The final result was wonderful! I have no complainants the paint job was flawless. There was no after mess what so ever it was as if she wasn't even there, other then the beautifully painted walls. I have hired
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again to paint my hallway, bedroom and bathroom, I have full confidence that I will receive the same type of top notch service.
I highly recommend you give her a try you won't be disappointed.
Steph Valland
- Steph V.
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came out very fast to do a walk through and give me an estimate. Did the job just as quick and even did a little extra I didnt pay for.
Great company that I will 100% be using for any future painting or remodeling jobs!
- Mathew S.
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It went very well. I had specific instructions (above chair rail in dining room; one wall in family room; etc, and they followed my instructions to a 'T." I was very happy with the results, and I definitely would use this company again.
- Trudy W.

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

Atlas Property Services

31 Hutchinson St
South Portland

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

BISSON PAINTING & CARPENTRY, INC.

147 GAYTON RD
Lewiston

Bob Miller Paint & Wallpaper

633 Oakwoods Rd
North Berwick

Boucher's Painting

478 Gebung Road
Alfred

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

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

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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