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and his crew were prompt, professional, and thorough and the results were excellent. He took the time to go over everything with me and" to make sure I was satisfied with each stage of the work. He clearly explained all options and what to expect going forward with respect to deck maintenance. The crew worked very hard while they were here.
was easy to reach and returned calls in a timely manner. I was very satisfied all around.


"The whole process went well and we are so happy. We had one spot that lifted off but my husband called
and he and his team came out the next day to assess and fix.

-Sharon F.

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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.


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.

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. 
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! 
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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and another painter came in and painted all 3 sets of closet doors very quickly. The doors look great. It was a little difficult to coordinate the work, which is sort of good because that showed he was very busy. Once we set a date and time,
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showed up, did all the prep work and painted everything under the time limit set by the deal. I received some quotes for additional work I need done and his estimates are very reasonable.
- Janet A.

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(owner of business) and his crew do a thoroughly professional job.
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work with
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and are joined by Poul (different spelling) and
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, his son when available. Without going into too much detail, they do their job well with cleanup and waste removed. I would recommend them in a heatbeat.

- Mary P.

Excellent provider of painting services. Enjoyable crew. Work is of the highest quality.
- Jean & Gary R.

On March 12, 2015, we hired
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Co. to manage water damage occurring to the house resulting from ice dam damage last winter. We paid them $4181 at this time, as an initial payment. After a wait, they removed the walls to our dining room and living room, which showed extensive water damage, and the ceiling of our powder room, which had visible mold on it. (They left the wall removal in the powder room to a specialized mold contractor). They had stated they would cut a square in the ceilings of the dining room and living room to check the extent of the water damage, but did not do so.
Our insurance company adjusters came and found a great deal of damage that
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had missed, gave us a very itemized report, and paid us MORE that the contractor's estimate, because they saw how much more needed to be done. They also insisted on a detailed estimate, since
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's original estimate was so vague, such as stating, "Ceiling and walls, prep areas and apply (2) finish coats to both areas," without stating any dimensions or other specific details.
Next, we hired a mold remediation group, as required by the insurance company. The remediation people immediately removed the wall and ceiling damage, which was extensive. This work was completed by the end of June. After this, I hired an insulation specialist to foam insulate the walls, which was done promptly and well (I gave them a great review!).
After that, there were many communications with our
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manager , but nothing was done throughout the summer. Our manager had family issues and had to leave the country for several weeks, stating another manager would cover the job. The replacement never called, did not respond to attempts to communicate, and did no work.
Whenever I complain or question the inaction, the manager has an excuse and (quite frequently) tries to blame me. For instance,
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Co. should have gotten the work permit, and
moved forward, at the start of the project. However, they did not obtain a work permit until late September, warning me the entire time that there could be trouble getting the permit, and stating that the foam insulator should have done that (although
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had been the first in the house to tear down the walls initially). Needless to say, there was no problem obtaining the permit, other than the fact that they hadn't done it.
Since June,
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Co. has given me lots of talk, communicating with us after repeated calls from us, but has done nothing until a token bit of work on September 30th. At that point, after much pushing from us, a subcontracted carpenter and his assistant came to add an 11 ft. supporting beam in the house, for which I paid an extra $2544 for about 5 hours of work. The job appears to have been well done, though overpriced. The Change Order for this simply said, "Install
a 11 ft. beam on ceiling at living room," with no itemization for materials and labor.
Now it is October 2015, and they claim to be acting, but have taken over 2 weeks to obtain quotes for putting in insulation, and no work whatsoever is scheduled, such as plumbing, painting the intact wall of our family room and entrance, or carpentry.
Meanwhile there is another issue. Because of the size of the job, our homeowner’s insurance and CHASE Bank require a signature on a form for me to get the rest of the insurance payment, in order to pay
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Co. They sent me the form last month.
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(the manager) said he was coming by to organize the work, so I told him that I would leave out the form for him to sign. He replied "Sure
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". However, the next day the form was not signed; when I asked
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why it was not signed, he said that I had not told him where the form was; I am dubious that he came by at all, because the form was left on top of our
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with a big sign pointing to it, and because so many appointments have been broken over the course of our dealings.
Next, I emailed
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a pdf of the Contractor's
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Waiver document; he said that he had never seen such a document and needed to meet with his group to see if they even could sign it. Since they cannot be paid without the form, this seems odd. The form basically states that the contractor will perform all the work and
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all applicable zoning and permit laws, and that the contractor will waive all liens for labors, cost, and materials upon payment of the amount they contracted for. This is standard, and it is hard to believe that such a large company has not encountered such a form before.
Prior to our signing a contract with
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Co, our manager,
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, was friendly, warm, and amiable. Since then he has been giving lots of excuses for not getting things done, and blaming everyone else, without accepting any personal responsibility for the delays.
The first thing we see on entering the house is the powder room toilet and sink in the entry hall, sitting on a plastic sheet. The house is cold, as without a continuous ceiling, the warm air rises to the attic and out the attic vents. Since we had to clear the rooms for the "painting," out belongings have been squeezed into our daughter's bedrooms, so that only the beds can be used. Recently the temperature dropped to 38 degrees, and we are worried about our pipes freezing before long, for a job we contracted for last March 2015... This is not what we expected from a highly rated Angie's List rated contractor.


i loved the website and ease with setting the appointment. However, minutes before the appointment, received a text that he needed to cancel because of sick child. I totally understood and said so in my text. But days later, no follow up. Very disappointed.
- Peter I.

Service was excellent! The entire crew was very professional, courteous, and hard working. If you are looking for customer service combined with quality work, this is the company to hire. I did not want our entire house painted which created a challenge in finding companies that would even show up to give an estimate.
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will do small jobs or large jobs. In fact, I added additional work scope after the crew showed up and started the job and yet his team still completed the work in 4 days. I would definitely Hire them to do another job!

- Stacy C.

We had an excellent experience with
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and we'd recommend them again.
As we were choosing contractors to bid on the work, we got a flyer from
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in our mailbox. We checked them out on Angie's List and saw that they had an A rating. So we had them bid on our job. Their bid won because one contractor bid too low, one bid too high and
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bid just right. And their bid was thorough with a good explanation of everything they would do, including power washing, scraping, priming bare spots, two coats of paint, trim work, remove and paint gutters, door trim, replace rotting wood, etc. Once they finished the prep work, we discussed how we wanted the trim work done. I provided a detailed list and they followed it exactly. There were a couple added charges that I pre-approved for the wood replacement and the need to paint the metal sill piece above certain windows, but the added charges were fair and reasonable.
The work started on a Thursday with a light power wash. They did most of the prep work on Saturday. They would have started painting on Monday, but it rained, so they started on Tuesday. They finished on Saturday. They started about 9:00 each day and were done between 3:00 and 5:00. They cleaned up each day and stored their ladders in our backyard. They had a team of four guys who did the work. All of them were very polite and professional.
I am a detail person and when I paint, I am very precise. The
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painters met my standards and did good, quality work.
Communication was good. They responded promptly by text or phone when I had questions.
We have no complaints and can't think of anywhere they need to improve. All around it was a good experience.
Good luck to
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and their team.

- Susan H.

They showed up late, left earlier and I don't believe they applied the request second coat properly. I believe that they didn't wait long enough between coats. We left the house for 20 minutes, they were cleaned up and gone. The deck is 24 X 15.
- Mike L.

Exterior Painters in Muskegon, MI

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1st Image Pressure Washing, LLC

PO Box 331



A K Donahue Design

2522 Grand Vista Ct NW
Grand Rapids

A Lawn By Me

6186 Fordwick dr

A-1 Painting Management

901 N. Ottillia St. SE
Grand Rapids


1351 S Brooks Rd


5328 Airline Road

Accent Painting Inc

11298 24th Ave


5226 Lippincott Blvd

Acton Painting

109 Clements St SE
Grand Rapids


266 Leyden Ave SW
Grand Rapids

Artistic Services

1627 Royal Oak

Avalon Building Concepts

5017 Division Ave South
Grand Rapids

Badgerow's Painting Plus

307 W Washington

Bee's Painting & Wallcovering

2539 Fenner Rd


7738 Turtle Dove Dr
Grand Rapids

Bill DeMarse Professional Painting

16270 Robbins Rd
Grand Haven

Bill Timmer Painting & Decorating

6021 147th Ave

Bob's Services

2554 Valley Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Bradfield Home Improvement and Remodeling LLC

1107 South Griffin St
Grand Haven

Bruce Jennings Builders

6961 Cannonsburg Rd

Bruinsma Decorating

7724 Dream Isle Dr NE

Buffalo Roam

PO Box 8552
Grand Rapids


1273 60TH ST SE

Built Solid Renovations LLC

123 Main
Sterling Heights

Christopher Framing

8656 Taylor St

Chucks Do It All Maintenance LLC

610 Pleasant St SE
Grand Rapids

CKL Construction LLC

1501 Hidden Creek Cir Dr
Grand Rapids

Clark's Construction

396 West Lakewood Blvd

Clean It All, LLC

P.O. Box 251

Custom Construction of Michigan

6885 Kayboer Dr

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW

Deb's Design

725 Shaw rd

Designing Concepts of Western Michigan

1025 Broadway N.W.
Grand Rapids


2270 11 MILE RD NW

Devries Decorators

1825 Sandrel Dr NE
Grand Rapids

Dream Home Remodeling

1860 Evergreen St
Grand Rapids

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Exclusive Property Services LLC.

2939 Wilson Ave

Fresh Coat of Grand Rapids

4370 Chicago Dr SW

Fresh Look Painting

633 Jones St

GCS Professional Services, LLC

7080 Ryerson
Twin Lake

Gesink building Services

1349 Houseman Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids


398 Catawba Ave.

Grand Rapids Painting Pros

3196 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids

Handy Heroes

Grand Rapids

Hillis Brothers Painting

563 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids

HMC Painting

553 ferris
Grand Rapids

Holmes Cleaning Services

710 Liberty street

Hudsonville Contractors LLC

7559 36th Ave

Hydro Clean Pressure Washing

411 3rd st
Spring Lake


13135 STATE RD

J & S Siding Inc

PO Box 547
Byron Center


Grand Rapids

JD Premier Painting

2355 Williamson St.

Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE


Grand Rapids

Lieffers Painting LLC,

1541 Colorado Ave SE
Grand Rapids

LSP Painting

829 Baxter SE
Grand Rapids

Luna Painting Co

1442 Crimson Way
Walled Lake


1217 Colfax Ave
Grand Haven

Mark Schreur Painting

2533 Byron Center Ave

MDH Construction

30 Lakewood Rd.
Twin Lake


0-12255 8TH AVE NW
Grand Rapids

Mickelson Construction LLC

7882 Meade St



MP Pressure Washing & Painting

151 N Peterson Rd

Mueller Builders, LLC

4224 4 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids


929 Alpine Commerce Park NW Ste 600
Grand Rapids

New Look Painting Company

87 54th St SW
Grand Rapids

North Kent Contractors

16673 Tyrone Ave
Kent City

Northwest Tile & Interiors

2571 N. Gordon St.
White Cloud


5995 12 Mile Rd NE

Old To New Painting

4641 valleyridge

paint contractors unlimited

108 garland se
Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids


Spring Lake


Grand Rapids

Prestige Home Improvement

429 West Mill Street

Priority Painting

Byron Center

Professional Home Improvements Inc

3955 W River Dr NE
Comstock Park

Quality Touch Painting

9013 Lenter Dr.

Rasmussen Exteriors

2914 3 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

Rebuilt, LLC

6519 Thornapple River Dr SE

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids

Ross Restorations

513 Grandview Ave
Spring Lake

RP Painting

2183 66th St

Service Pro Painting Unlimited

12246 24th Ave

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center


2506 Orchard View Dr NE
Grand Rapids

Sherd Construction And Services LLC

1112 N Black River Drive

Sloan Painting

1414 Franklin Ave
Grand Haven

Solomon & Sons Painting

1037 Ohio Ave
Grand Haven

Somerset Painting & Professional Improvements

647 S Spinningwheel Ln
Bloomfield Hills

Stripe A Lot Asphalt LLC

10728Paw Paw Dr

superior exteriors

314 w muskegon

Supreme Lawn Care & Design

18196 Oberwald Ln
Spring Lake

Team Davis Painting & Home Improvement

1900 Darwin Ave. S.W.
Grand Rapids

Terry Miller Drywall

9899 12 Point Dr

Terver Services

611 franklin
Grand Rapids

The Anderson Painting Group

217 N West St

The Deck Dude LLC

330 diamond ave se
Grand Rapids

The Handyman & Moore LLC

3147 Peachleaf Ct

Those Guys Painting Company

2967 Riverwoods Dr






6184 Bellflower Ct

Total Interiors

491 Houston St

U-turn Painting

7529 Bishop Rd

Vandermolen Painting

2584 NW Rollingridge Lane
Grand Rapid

Vangoye Home Improvement

1075 S Peach Ct

Vieau Consruction


W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd

We Eco Wash

2408 Coit Ave NE
Grand Rapids

West Shore Custom Finishing

1834 Kensey

Western Paint & Power Wash

1127 Arianna St NW
Grand Rapids

Wolcott & Sons Painting

P.O. Box 333
Grand Haven

Wright Services llc

2555 Glencairin nw
Grand Rapids

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