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"From bid to completion all went superbly. Price was far below competitors but quality of paint was the same and I can't imagine how the quality of the work" could have been better. The crews were friendly and genuinely seemed to enjoy their work.

-Kathryn S.

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"At first I was apprehensive at using Angie's List for hiring a painting crew, we all know that online services can promise everything and deliver nothing. With" that said, I wholeheartedly endorse and will only use
. for any property in the future. I called the listed number and instantly a real-live person picked up and said the owner, Mr.
, could be at my house to give an estimate within the hour. I later learned that they have 16 independent crews, and for the owner to show up within the hour is unheard of. He is very prompt and professional, and while he may not be the cheapest painter in town, it will come back to you in spades. We worked with one of his sixteen crew leaders,
, and in the end we just want to take them all out to dinner and say thanks. In the past we have had very shady painting crews execute extremely poor results. Mr.
quoted us one flat rate (on the same day he visited our home). At first we thought it was a bit pricey, but we didn't expect was that within this rate, no matter what calamities may occur, he will help. These are the main reason why YOU should hire
: 1. TRUSTWORTHY- we have many valuable objects in our house and a dog. From day one, we felt extremely comfortable with the crew and even gave
a key to access our house when needed. 2. ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Their's is something we have never seen after painting this house four times. 3. COMMUNICATION- The crew was always there when needed and always unobtrusive. They even took their own trash and threw it away somewhere else, they never used our bathroom and never complained about lack of parking. Every time they entered our house, they removed their shoes (even the owner) and placed surgical booties on to make sure they didn't track any dirt in our home. 4. ABOVE AND BEYOND- We hired them to paint our house on the exterior. They took the ball and ran with it. They would go to Home Depot and get new paint samples if we requested, fixed our leaking faucets, were at our house to guide the plumbers, mold inspectors, and even AC repair men when we weren't even there.
even entertained our dog while we were at work. Furthermore,
would come back, unpaid, to make sure the quality of the OTHER hired contractor's work was up to snuff. 5. OVERALL- There is a reason why Angie's List rates
. as NUMBER 1 in Los
. You will feel confident that this is the best paint job you will ever witness . DISCLAIMER- I never have reviewed anyone on Angie's List on a contractor's quality of service. I took the time to review not only on Angie's but Yelp and wrote a personal thank you letter (Mr.
will show you many laminated handwritten testimonials from the powerful and wealthy in Los
). If you need a reference, we were not hired to write this review, email us, and we can chat as we believe service of this caliber is rare. Well done, Mr.
,
and crew.

-Jaclyn Z.

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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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Founder Angie Hicks responds to a member question about how often fiber cement siding should be painted, and gives advice on hiring a good exterior painter.

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It's not unusual for stucco exterior surfaces to develop cracks. Because stucco requires an individual approach, be careful about who you hire to work on it.

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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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House Painting reviews in Saco

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Pleasant, hard working young men who did a great job and cleaned up beautifully before leaving.
- Susan K.
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My house is a two story that had not been painted for over 10 years, The total job took 3 days. I was very impressed by everyone in the process. They were all very professional , on time , worked hard and the paint job looks great. I will hire them again sometime for the interior painting.
- WILLIAM B.
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As soon as I purchased the coupon deal on Angies List,
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was in touch with me to set up the painting date. I was able to use two colors of my choice of premium
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paint for the body and trim. The painters arrived early in the morning on the date chosen and got to work. They were both very friendly and in my opinion extremely talented painters. I had hoped that they would patch the major holes and cracks in the stucco, but they did even more than that, priming the severely weathered wood trim and patching the cracks on the foundation of the house. They also moved the furniture off my patio and put it back when they were done. The
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paint used is outstanding with good coverage. I'm very happy with it. The job took two days and now my old house looks amazing. I walked out to look at it as they were leaving and all I could say was, "Wow." I highly, highly recommend
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and would definitely use them again.
- Patrice D.
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, the owner, responded to my initial Angie’s List message immediately, setup an appointment for a quote, and we hired him to paint the interior of our home, including newly built bookcases, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, all trim and woodwork, walls and ceilings. His Project Manager,
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, and crew arrived promptly each day and all were helpful, courteous, and hard working. The very first thing they did was cover and protect everything including flooring, appliances, personal items, etc. We were in the middle of remodeling and they were patient and worked well with the other projects/sub-contractors going on at the same time.
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were in constant contact with us and I commend them for that- communication is key to a smooth running project. They went above and beyond in helping us with any hurdles and their ideas and suggestions were greatly appreciated. And with all of that, they finished all work 2 days early. They left our home clean and tidy. Two weeks later they came back to our house and did touch-ups and made sure everything was just perfect. I highly recommend
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and his company. Give him a call-you will not be disappointed!
- Sherri W.
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arrived promptly at 7:00am. He asked me to walk through the house with him so that he could explain to me what I had asked him to do, to be sure that he didn't miss anything. I then left for my day and when I came back home at 4:00, everything was done just as I had asked.
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is very trustworthy and a gentleman, as well as a hard worker. I love the color that he helped me pick for the chair rail in the dining room. We put our house on the
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3 days later and had an offer less than 48 hours after that. I think it is the gorgeous color in the dining room that won them over. :-)
- Martha L A.
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They did a great job and pointed out trouble spots I needed to attend to. I hadn't thought of painting metal railings in front of house, but was needed and they pointed that out. They were willing to replace some wood on deck stairs so I wouldn't have to try to find someone else. I felt the price was reasonable for all they did.
- Barbara P.
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He did excellent work. He even honored our deal a few months after it was expired because we had just found out we were pregnant and didn't know what color we wanted the room to be.
- Andrew M.
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was very response and flexible with scheduling. He provided his business card so that I could purchase paint with his contractor pricing at
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. The crew showed up on time and were very friendly and professional.
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provided feedback on the paint coverage and how things were going throughout the day. Each area was left clean. They worked a solid eight hours to complete the work and did a few touch ups as we looked at each room where tiny areas were missed or didn't cover well. I would highly recommend
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- Cyndi S.

All Exterior Painters in Saco, ME

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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

Al's Painting

44 Plimoth Way
Yarmouth

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 Painting & 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

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jettco Builders LLC

46 Fieldways Lane
Cape Elizabeth

JGPainting

7 LAJOIE DR.
Freeport

JM Provencher Painting & Restoration

6 Pleasant St
Kennebunkport

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 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.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

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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