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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.

Interior Painting

Professional decorators say painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room. It's also one of the more accessible do-it-yourself projects for the homeowner, though a professional interior painting company will likely do a better and more long-lasting job.

guy repairing plaster ceiling
Plastering, Painting - Interior

Dear Angie: How important is it to repair plaster before repainting? Our ceilings have peeling paint that we’re pretty sure was caused by past water damage. Since the water problem is no longer an issue, can we simply repaint the ceilings or should we first repair any underlying plaster damage? – Sara S., Elgin, Illinois

A high-gloss paint will be very shiny and reflect more light; a matte or flat paint will not be shiny and will reflect less light. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Sergio C. of El Paso, Texas)
Painting - Interior

From low luster to high gloss: Learn how to pick the style of paint that’s perfect for your project.

lovely painted room with bright rug
Painting - Interior, Remodeling - General

Dear Angie: We’re having an interior paint job done, and I’m wondering whether to pay when the work is done or as it proceeds. – Sherry S., Crystal Lake, Illinois

gray and pink paint
Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating

Move over, beige. There’s a new neutral in town.

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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 Howell

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They promised at least three times via e-mail to set a date for painting, but never followed up. This has gone on over a two plus month period of time. I am requesting return f my money.
- Jean A.
F

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Upon agreeing on an estimate for the bathroom cabinets,
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said he was very busy and could not start for a month. I agreed to this and waited. After a month or so, I called to ask when he was going to start. All I was able to do is leave a voice mail. I waited. I left another voice mail. I waited. Finally after not hearing from him I hired another painter, thus setting my project back almost 2 months.
I don't mind if someone is too busy but it is just common courtesy to return a phone call knowing that I have been waiting to hear from him.
- Steven T.
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Services were not used as an estimate was never provided. After showing up late to an initial consultation and waiting almost a week to never receive an estimate, I would be very worried about how the services would be preformed if given the job.
- Steven B.
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has a good crew, very polite and responsive.
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was able to meet quickly, worked with our very busy schedule so we could move in to our (older) house within a month of purchase. Painting looks great, we added on extra items as we went, I think that flexibility on
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part was a big asset. Only complaint was on the back end, things weren't cleaned up completely (sort of standard LA painter policy, cleanup isn't in the bid unless you ask for it) but they worked late into sunday so I took care of that myself. I'd definitely use them again, we were very happy with the job. I felt like they were painting their own house, they took that kind of care. That's a pretty big compliment.
- Luke S.
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I called the number provided and left a message.
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called me back a few hours later and we set up a time for the following week.
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arrived on time on the first day and got to work as soon as I showed him the walls and what colors to paint. I got him some water and a sandwich as a courtesy and he appreciated that I did that. He worked through the day and finished about 7 walls. He came back the next day and finished the other 3 walls which took half a day. He cleaned up after himself at the end of the job.
I later discovered a small paint stain on my carpet that he had tried to clean up but ended up smudging the carpet in the process. I wish he had told me about it and also had been more careful.
- Karthik H.
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Mixed success
The various jobs done inside the house were quite satisfactory.
The power washing of the house was excellent.
The removal of the hot tub was not done to my liking.
The hot tub was indeed removed well but in doing so, a lot of the deck was also removed. We were told that the deck needed complete replacing. Because all the support beams were left exposed, I looked but did not see nearly as much damage as we were told. So half the deck is still open to the ground and all the supporting beams have nails sticking up.
When they were washing the wall and deck, all the furniture and plants were moved into the driveway. They expected, I guess, that we would replace the deck but the price we were given for the deck replacement was three times what we could afford and what I thought it should be. So now, three months later, all the deck furniture and plants are piled in the driveway. What a mess!
Because of my age and health, I am unable to replace these items during the summer but will begin when it gets cooler. Nevertheless, I don't know where I will put half of the items because half the deck is still missing.
I do not let my grandchildren go play on the deck any more.
- Donald and Pamela B.
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Called and met with
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Berry, who gave us an estimate for painting the exterior of our home. He was very personable and professional. After obtaining another estimate from a different company (for approximately the same price), we decided to go with
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. We got on their schedule for the job. The two men who showed up to paint were great! Great workers, and they did a fantastic job. They showed up on time, cleaned up each day, and we are very pleased with the result. They worked hard and completed the job in three days. We are now proud of how our house looks. We plan on using
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again in a few months, when we paint the interior rooms. Definitely would recommend!
- Gail L.
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It went perfectly fine! We connected on a Friday via telephone. He worked me in for the following Monday. We worked out the details via text messaging throughout the weekend (price, paint colors, start time, payment terms). I would definitely use him again!
- Chandler T.

Interior Painters in Howell, MI

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A to Z Lawn Care Service

3324 Moraine Dr.
Brighton

Aaron's Deck Seal & Power Washing

1521 Berrywood Lane
Flint

Abor Trades

1314 N Congress
Ypsilanti

ACCENT DECORATING & DESIGN

1429 Edgewater Drive
Fenton

ACE ROOFING CO

5226 Lippincott Blvd
Burton

Active One Construction Company, Inc.

204 W Michigan Ave
Saline

All American Painting Etc

914 Sunday St
Flint

ALLEN PAINT COMPANY

6565 DAVIS ST
Brighton

Alpha Design + Build

6921 JACKSON RD
Ann Arbor

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

ARBOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

6725 RIVER RD
Flushing

B's Stone & Painting

421 Livingston St
Howell

BH&M Construction LLC

4497 Gregor St
Genesee

Blue Chip Painting

703 Mary Ct
Fenton

Blue Whale Painting

9166 Buckingham St
White Lake

BRACKEN PAINTING & DECOR

po box 66
Lapeer

Brush & Sleeve Painting

3365 Hope lk. dr.

Brushstrokes Painting LLC

7591 Prairie Ct
Brighton

Budget Painting

2226 Aicken Ave.
Flint

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Callard Industries

604 S Adelaide

Canton Construction Corp

5914 N Lotz Road
Canton

CARING CONSTRUCTION INC

13051 Pine Meadow Dr
Fenton

CARL ZATSICK CARPENTRY

22785 VIOLET ST.
Farmington

ccnco

2138 3rd st
Bay City

CertaPro Painters of Brighton

9864 E Grand River Ave
Brighton

CertaPro Painters of Mid Michigan

9415 Katie Court
Frankenmuth

CertaPro Painters of Novi

43422 W Oaks Dr.
Novi

Corkins Construction, Inc

2245 Musson Rd
Howell

cpr painting llc

3643 Washington St
Fort Gratiot

Craig's Handy Husband

9230 Florida St
Livonia

Creative Coatings

11404 E Maple Ave
Davison

D. Mayhugh Painting Inc

37031 Colgate Ct
Sterling Heights

David Ritchie Painting

11701 Glen Mary Dr
Byron

Direct Painting & Remodeling, LLC.

3520 E. Highland
Howell

Doug's Handyman Service

9170 Bennett Lake Rd
Fenton

Dove Development

208 Cass Avenue
Bay City

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Eddie'S Painting

210 W Washington
Howell

ENERGY MASTERS INC.

Swartz Creek

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fackler Quality Painting

8387 Willits
Fostoria

Fine Design Creative Works

1025 Gasser Ct
Howell

FRAZZINI SERVICES

505 W Highland Rd Apt C13
Howell

Full Spectrum Painting

1057 Glenmeadow Ct
Saginaw

G&B Painting

485 Bonnie Circle
Howell

Gail's Custom Cleaning

708 Ridgecrest Dr
Fenton

Gary's Painting

510 S Grainger
Saginaw

GC Contracting Co LLC

3659 Falcons Nest
White Lake

Gebrael Properties Inc

15467 seymour rd
Linden

Geyers Professional Painting

783 Plainfield Ct
Saginaw

GLOBAL LANDSCAPING

6420 Bay Road
Saginaw

GOHM INSURANCE RESTORATION INC

2430 MIDLAND RD
Saginaw

Great Lakes Decor Inc

3223 Silverberry St
Commerce Township

Greg Carter Builders LLC

5217 Crestwood Drive
Grand Blanc

HALLEM PAINTING & POWER WASH

3216 Lapeer Road
Flint

Handy Works

5040 Tahquamenon Trail
Flushing

Handyman Connection of Ann Arbor

6111 Jackson Rd, #103
Ann Arbor

HANDYMAN EXPRESS LLC

735 E COON LAKE RD
Howell

Handyman Matters

677 Woodsedge Ln.
White Lake

HandyPro Handyman Service Inc

995 S Main St
Plymouth

Harder Painting

523 N.Mason
Saginaw

Hartmeier Custom Painting

5208 Schlenker St
Pinckney

Hi-Tech Remodeling

1203 Gordon St
Mount Morris

Hicks Painting Inc

11426 Davis St Unit 323
Grand Blanc

Home Renew

7765 Allen Rd.

Hunter property solutions

656 Sanctuary Circle Howell
Howell

Husband For A Day Inc

809 Worchester Dr
Fenton

Hyatt Construction Co

3238 S. Irish rd
Davison

I.L. Construction LLC

6163 King Arthur drive
Swartz Creek

IN A WHITE ROOM

CHILSON RD
Howell

interext homes

3689 crystal valley dr
Howell

J & E Home Improvement INC.

3095 S. Dye Rd.
Flint

J Glanton Contracting

PO Box 299
Otisville

J.Solomon All Weather Service and Repair

1302 Webster Street
Bay City

JA construction

6156 johnson rd
Flushing

jeff shultz construction

1999 Gary Rd
Montrose

Jim Gilbert's Painting Inc

2412 Woodbourne
Waterford

July's Construction

PO Box 386
Clio

Keller Custom Painting

8270 Groveland Rd
Holly

Kingslien Homes Inc

9347 Nature Trl
Brighton

Krantz Painting

8214 Coldwater Rd
Flushing

LaFave Decorators Inc

1337 Lake Valley Dr
Fenton

Lakes Professional Painting Co

3165 Kassab Lane
Commerce Township

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lew's Handyman Service

263 Clarke St
Montrose

Liddle Painting

15227 Weller Ct
Holly

Longton Restoration Inc

3939 Van Horn Rd
Trenton

Michigan Painters LLC

975 Wise St
Oxford

Mike Robbins Painting

817 S Dayton St
Davison

MJS CUSTOM CONTRACTING LLC

1775 FISK RD
Howell

Monster Painting

137 Wisconsin Ave.

Motor City Builders

2501 S Saginaw St
Flint

MSG Painting & Construction

11592 Shell Bark Ln
Grand Blanc

Multi Drywall & Partition LLC

PO Box 1222
Walled Lake

My Paint Co

841 Dickinson St.
Flint

Nice-N-Clean

15197 Ripple Dr
Linden

Ostlund A Service Co

105 East Main St
Pinckney

OUR HERITAGE OF GENESEO

123 N. Spring St.

PAINTING & ETC

3514 Briarwood Dr
Flint

PAINTING BY WAYNE

15207 MCCASLIN LAKE RD
Linden

Palmer Construction

2360 Jolly Oak Rd
Okemos

Paulson's Construction Inc

115 University
Howell

Performance Coating LLC

6078 Bergin Rd
Howell

Pioneer Improvements

Irish Road
Grand Blanc

Precision Renovation

8969 Hyne Rd
Brighton

Prestigious Home Services

9403 Chaumont St
Commerce

Professional Caulking Specialties

716 N. Second Street
Brighton

Quality Built Building QBB

300 Atlantic Street
Bay City

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
Royal Oak

Rhino Shield of MI

2150 Pless Drive
Brighton

Robert Hockenberger Painting

5093 Mill Wheel Dr.
Grand Blanc

Ron Battaglia Painting Services, Inc

11345 Woodruff Lake Dr.
Brighton

RUHLIG BUILDERS LLC

3599 ANNCHESTER
Saginaw

Runyan Brothers Construction

809 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell

Ryan Henry Builders

3929 W Caro Rd
Caro

SFI Services LLC

5842 Crofoot Rd
Howell

Sherman Painting & Powerwashing

59050 10 Mile Rd
South Lyon

Shorty's Construction Inc

PO Box 391
Hamburg

Stanely Builders Inc

3488 Pierson Pl
Flushing

STANLEY BUILDERS

3400 N Elms Rd
Flushing

Star Improvements

221 N Water St
Vassar

Suessmuth Decorating

3014 Onondaga Ave
Kalamazoo

Sun Glo Restorations

22960 Venture Dr
Novi

Surework LLC

6121 West Grand River
Brighton

Swank Builders Inc

PO Box 388
Goodrich

T & B CUSTOM PAINTING

PO Box 716
Central Lake

T&B Construction

323 Cimarron
Howell

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd

TGM Painting

529 Curzon St #103
Howell

The Fabulous Mr Fix It

203 Michigan Ave
Saline

The Home Depot

3330 E Grand River Ave
Howell

Thomas Brothers Painting

1045 Harold Cir
Ann Arbor

Top Cut Painting

5162 N. Belsay Rd.

Total Home Remodels, Inc.

35 Mill Creek Ave
Lapeer

Trademark Painting

4073 E. Bristol Rd.
Burton

TRI CITY CONSTRUCTION

5417 FENTON RD
Flint

Tri City Remodeling

3700 Centennial Dr
Midland

Tri-City Services

11340 Robin Meadows
Freeland

True Coat Painting

Grand Blanc

Trusted Improvement

24300 Catherine Industrial Dr
Novi

Ultra Shine of Michigan Inc.

9890 Bergin Rd
Howell

VANGUARD PAINTING & WALLCOVERING

5238 CRANDALL RD
Howell

Vets Access Ramps LLC

9288 N. Seymour Rd
Montrose

WALKER PAINTING & DRYWALL

10497 W MOUNT MORRIS RD
Flushing

Wells Thomas LLC

22814 Power Rd
Farmington

WINDOW DECOR

5515 Davison Rd Ste 14
Burton

WindowPRO

47705 West Rd
Wixom

Wolverine Custom Painting LLC

1046 Rabbit Run Circle
Ann Arbor

WOW 1 DAY Painting

1084 Peppergrove Dr
Brighton

Zion Restoration

7699 Kensington Ct
Brighton

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