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came out to give a quote and said he would match a quote I had from another painter. Part of the job" was painting the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. They needed work and he indicated he would do a much better job. T His quote actually came through $100 higher than the quote he said he'd match. Then he wanted another $100 because he said he needed to primer an area so he ended up being $200 higher and with areas unpainted. Once he had his check he didn’t return calls or my email and didn’t come back to rectify the shoddy work. The cabinets were the best part of the job. At first I didn’t even realize all the areas they had missed or messed up. Then the poor workmanship became evident. 1" wall strips next to closets were all unpainted, drips under outlets, etc. Took photos before I had the areas fixed so I have a dozen photos to post. They show examples better than I can describe them. Very disappointing!

-Carole L.

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were very professional and did a very clean job on everything. I highly" recommend their services and will be using them for future projects.

-Robin L.

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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

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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 Mattawan

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After purchasing the Angie's List Deal for house painting, this contractor made no effort to contact me and did not return my calls to him--even after having Angie's List intervene to try to help. When he finally looked at the job, more than a month later, he said it would cost more than twice what the "deal" cost me to do the painting, because the house is larger. (I expected to pay more, but not what he quoted!!) He also told me that "he was losing money on these "deals", which I thought was unprofessional. I contacted Angie's List and got my money back for the Big Deal (for which I am thankful, because more than a month had passed since purchasing it). Needless to say, I would not recommend this contractor. I do not like giving negative reviews, but this was a negative experience for me.

- Elizabeth S.
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He did an excellent job. He was very professional, came when he said he would, quickly gave an estimate, and charged exactly what he said. He uses very good paint, and that is part of the estimate - although he said he would use any kind we wanted. We are going to use his services again for inside the house.
- Brenda L.
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and the crew were professional, courteous and caring. Their work is excellent with an attention to detail. Communication could not have been better. We are very, very pleased!
- James M.
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We requested a bid from
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and he came to the house the next day to talk with us. He provided a bid within 24 hours. We felt his bid was very competitive and we found him to be attentive to the small details that were needed.
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and his crew showed up on time.
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was not there all the time but he closely supervised the job and his crew. His crew knew exactly what to do, they were easy to work with and were very responsible. He had 2 crew members working there at all times.
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was always available if we had a question: he was very responsive.
They did a great job. The house looks great! We are totally happy with
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, his crew and their work. We would definitely recommend
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- Karen L.
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Overall, I appreciate the company's responsiveness to my timeline and their sense of customer service. However, they were suppose to move appliances in the kitchen and laundry room and paint the entire wall. Today, I had work done at the condo in which the appliances were moved and discovered that they did not paint the entire walls. In addition, appliances were not moved I my laundry room and you can actually see where the bottom half of the walls were not painted. Unfortunately, there's a large gap between the wall and appliances in the laundry room, so it's kind of obvious when walking by that only part of the wall was painted. Lastly, a closet that was painted had large areas that were missed and the paint appears streaky. I will say, in areas in which the paint really needed to look good (living room, kitchen, etc.), the paint looks good...it just looks like they slacked off in areas that are less visible. Kind of disappointing.
- Richard R.
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did a great job for us. All the work was done professionally and timely. Now, understand, I did have to wait a few weeks to get on his schedule - but I suspect this is due to all the work he has lined up. I would have been a little suspect if he could have come out immediately. A good painter generally has worked lined up for a few weeks.
One thing that stood out - there was some miscommunication on both sides regarding a paint color in one of my rooms.
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offered to come out and repaint it at his expense. I offered to pay him or at least split it 50/50 but he wanted us to be happy so he did not charge us. He would have been within his right to at least split it - but he was very professional about it and I could tell he wanted us to be happy. That is great customer service. Little things like that go a long way. I highly recommend him and would use him again.


- Clay R.
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was very responsive and helpful in getting paint supplies and colors. Him and his partner spent a total of 3 days doing all of our painting. We had just had our wood floors refinished and they were very accommodating to ensuring those had proper time to dry and not putting tape on the floors, as well as keeping things very clean! He was very helpful with tips and tricks for continuing the painting on our own. I would rec him to anyone and would certainly use him again as well!
- Katie G.
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They did a great job have used them 3 times now for various different things. Very detailed, prompt and always preformed quality work. We like them a lot because they do little things without being asked, a little touch up here and there when they see it. We are selling our current home but will be calling them for our future home paint jobs. Definitely use them,
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is great!
- Alison M.

Interior Painters in Mattawan, MI

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A & B PAINTING

26329 COUNTY ROAD
Mattawan

ABC HANDYMAN

10277 West O Avenue
Kalamazoo

All-Star Remodeling & Design

3535 Lake Street
Kalamazoo

American Heritage Builders, LLC

28602 58th AVE
Paw Paw

Art's Handyman Services

8185 N. Riverview
Kalamazoo

Big Red Painting Co.

1738 Greenbriar Dr.
Portage

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta

ctp costruction

1028 jackson st
Kalamazoo

Dallas Conklin Const Co.

12713 E. Baseline Rd.
Hickory Corners

DOUG ROWE PAINTING

4356 Bundy Rd
Coloma

Earl Durham Construction

5916 Staley Rd
Eau Claire

Elite Property Repair LLC

1130 E Ousterhout Ave
Portage

Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC

912 Wheaton Avenue, Suite #2
Kalamazoo

ERICKSON BUILDERS

70291 2ND AVE
South Haven

EX-Caliber Painting

903 Shumway ave.
Portage

Fisher's Home Repair

58801 Territorial Rd
Lawrence

Forest Construction

94406 Drive D

Fox's Fresh Start

5313 N. 20th Street
Parchment

freshin up painting

1257 s. village circle
Kalamazoo

Fusco Weatherization Services, LLC

515 W Kalamazoo St.
Bloomingdale

Garage Makeover Solutions

5829 Hunters Ridge
Fennville

GLASS WOOD & STONE

5269 FORDHAM AVE
Kalamazoo

Greater Michigan Remodeling LLC

6304 Meadowview
Kalamazoo

Gustum Enterprises

9805 East TS Ave.
Vicksburg

Hensley Painting & Drywall

420 Gladys St.
Portage

Hev Con Building and Remodeling Inc.

58401 Westwood Dr
Three Rivers

HINES DRYWALL

608 13th st
Three Rivers

Home Improvements

2930 Belle Chase Blvd
Kalamazoo

Innovative Builders

6533 W Q Ave
Kalamazoo

Jim Nutt Painting

1303 E Alcott St
Kalamazoo

JOE'S PAINTING

1024 FENIMORE AVE
Kalamazoo

joyners painting and staining

8463 gull rd.
Richland

Just Rite Painting Plus

1416 Howland Ave
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Handyman

PO Box 2261
Portage

KALAMAZOO KONSTRUCTION

3234 MIAMI AVE
Kalamazoo

Lobretto Custom Construction

851 Baseline rd.
Plainwell

Master Painting Professionals

2051 North 2nd Street
Kalamazoo

MIKE'S SEAMLESS GUTTERS

59623 M- 43
Bangor

MSM Contracting Company LLC

2310 W Milham Rd
Portage

Olson Cleaning and Design

4204 S 12th St
Kalamazoo

Orbit Premier Painting

503 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo

Paragon Painting LLC

1142 Verleen Street
Kalamazoo

Picture It Painted

21 E. Territorial Rd.
Battle Creek

Premier Building & Remodeling, Inc.

2859 S. 35th street
Galesburg

Premier Home Improvement, LLC

22236 Pauoson Rd.
Golbos

Regal Home Services

Milwood Neighborhood
Kalamazoo

RELIABLE HANDYMAN LLC

2528 E HEVERLY DR
Portage

Rossman Construction

311 19th St
Otsego

RREC Construction

3786 Woodbridge lane
Portage

SABR Property Management LLC

64322 Windrose Way
Lawton

Scott Keyzer Roofing

123 East Franklin Street
Otsego

Scotty D's Construction, LLC

1730 Huntington
Kalamazoo

Stain Tech

35430 S 23RD ST
Kalamazoo

ULTRA COAT PAINTING

590 Daniel Street
Kalamazoo

Van Tuinen Painting

5035 Meredith
Portage

Vandam Brothers Builder

5661 Newhaven Dr
Portage

Versatile Construction LLC

5567 East R. Ave
Scotts

Vestal Builders

PO Box 125
Mattawan

Wayne's Construction Contracting

01438 CR 687
South Haven

Wegeler Construction LLC

61439 41st St
Paw Paw

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