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"We communicated about the bid by email. I sent her pictures of room and she quoted job from those pictures.
was receptive and responsive" to all my email questions as I was selecting paint and making other decisions before paint day. Color change was major from a bright red to a soft gold. Team arrived on time. One painter did fabulous preparation of plaster walls, primed and painted room. The other removed primed and painted the shutters. Done is a day. Very professional conduct. Very professional results. We are thrilled!

-Barbara C.

came out to our home and helped with the colors to be painted. Once we agreed upon the price , which was reasonable
" and one assistant started painting two days later. Unfortunately
had a planned vacation and he went out of town leaving his assistant,
to continue the painting.
was very neat and did a great job. The job lasted longer than I thought it would take but the entire job turned out very well. We plan to have them come back to do a few other small paint jobs soon.


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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.


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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Mankato


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was prompt in coming out to look at the work we needed done and also in submitting a bid. We wound up postponing the work a while so we could get some carpentry work done in the room first.
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was flexible in working with our schedule. He also was able to match a trim color and accent color for us .He and his coworker showed up on time, were neat, polite and quiet workers and everything looks great. We will definitely use him again. In fact we have gotten a bid on some additional work and just need to pick paint colors so we can schedule it.
- Charles H.

Fantastic!!! First time with Angies List and very very impressed. These painters were awesome. Responded to my concerns and questions!
- Brett W.

This was a big change in how we used to get work done in the past, I have had contractors say they could get the work done and then never show back up for a month.
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did everything he said he would and couldn't believe how easy it was to get my house painted.
- Janette H.

I'm new to hiring painters and was nervous about the care they would have for my home and the cost. Turns out I didn't have to worry about how they treated being my home because they took extra pains to make sure everything was covered and the ladders never left any
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anywhere. The cost was very competitive to other offers I looked at. I can say that I got a lower offer, but I didn't feel comfortable after reading very inconsistent reviews. You get what you pay for, as the saying goes. If you'll notice, Timberly and
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have great reviews and for good reason.
Timberly and
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are the dynamic duo :) Timberly kept me up to date on everything they were doing and they went the extra mile to make sure all the nail heads and holes were patched and taken care of. Everything was cleaned up both days and they moved the furniture by themselves if anything needed moving and put everything back the way it was. They were both very professional and made every effort to get done as quickly as possible. I never felt like they were trying to do things halfway either.
Since they live about an hour and half away and on the other side of Nashville, she texted me in the mornings to keep me apprised of their status when they ran into traffic, which I appreciated.
I'm thrilled my upstairs is complete and looks fantastic. Thank you both for a wonderful job!
- Kristina L.

The owner, Ed Wischberth, was hands on throughout the job. The crew was always on time, pleasant, neat, tidy, and helpful. They responded to requests promptly and advised us on effective and inexpensive ways to address the problems our job presented.
Toward the end of the job, the crew supervisor walked through everything with us and then fixed one thing that we noticed. Later that day, Ed walked through everything again with us and noticed something we had not. He fixed it on the spot.
After the job was complete, we noticed a problem which might or might not have been caused by the paint job. Ed came to examine it within an hour of our call…and he fixed it. We are still not sure what the cause was, but Ed offered a solution.
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was professional throughout and we would hire them again.

- Mary Ann A.

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lives up to his eponym as a "gentleman painter": he does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it, at the level of care and quality he promises, and uses well-supervised employees (not subcontractors) to accomplish the work he takes on. The team was careful and efficient, and I can't praise the work of his wallpaper expert,
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, enough. I've done all of this work myself, and know firsthand how tedious and difficult it can be (especially in a
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-constructed home in which the walls are far from straight!).
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's office manager, is a pleasure to work with, and keeps customers informed every step of the way. I was delighted to see how careful the crew was to
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and shroud my home, so that the plaster dust was contained on the first floor, and how thoroughly they vacuumed my hardwood flooring to remove any residue.

I am hoping to sell this home in the near future, but I will not hesitate to call
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to prepare my next one for move-in . . . I can endorse
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wholeheartedly. (My only disappointment was that I didn't get to see
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up on a ladder holding a paintbrush in his tux firsthand!)
- Carol B.

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did a Great job! Painted interior of my garage, four doors and bathroom cabinet doors that needed touch up. We were very pleased with his prompt courteous service.
- John W.

Highly recommended. They did an amazing job on all main areas of the house. Their attention to detail with the paint, trim and doors was excellent. We have a whole new house!
- monika G.

Interior Painters in Mankato, MN

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Brian Hullopeter Construction LLC

1203 Spartan Avenue
Albert Lea

Comfort Companies LLC

PO Box 15



Green Level Construction

122 High St

Halvorson Home Improvement

145 Glenview Ave

John Loves Painting

201 N Black Eagle dr


1713 Fair St


5115 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park

Lowe's Companies Inc - Mankato

2015 Bassett Dr


49575 132nd St
Vernon Center

Personal Pride Construction

1200 Mendelssohn Ave. N

Pro-services Llc

265 silver lake rd
Saint Paul


Saint Peter


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