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and his team was absolutely wonderful. He was true to his words when he told me if he founded additional dry rot work, he would not charge" me extra; not to be concerned about extra charges once work began. He and his team were meticulous in their work; can't tell that repairs were made to the house. The paint job look absolutely beautiful.
did an excellent job of supervising the work and was diligent in asking me as the homeowner if I was satisfied with the work during the entire process. He and his team were professional and courteous. I highly recommend him.


"I emailed and got a call back to arrange an estimate. The morning of the estimate, I received a call saying that they usually do not do estimates on that day but," while he was having lunch with his wife, he happened to notice the appointment in his calendar - serendipity. Her showed up, seemed pretty good and gave a verbal quote that was below all others. He said he would work up the final quote that day or next and send it over by email. Four days went by - nothing. I called and left a message to remind him to send the quote - crickets. Could only imagine what it would be like if I was waiting for
to show up for an expected job.

-Anna S.

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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! 

House Painting reviews in Columbia


Outstanding work all the way around. Attention to detail and walking the extra mile on rough spots (that I might not have seen) was excellent. Our biggest problem was the weather, so much rain this summer.
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was very careful to make sure that the old siding (installed in 1881) was thoroughly dried out before proceeding to the next stage. Other contractors would likely have pushed that envelope--I appreciate very much he made sure. Getting paint to adhere long term to such old buildings with near petrified wood is hard enough to start with. The clean up, which often times is poorly done even with good contractors was excellent. Good job by all hands!
- Doris H.

The team arrived on the date and time agreed upon. They were very professional, competent and congenial. The project started on a Monday morning and was completed the following Friday morning.
At the end of each day, the workers placed all tools and materials in a secluded area, and cleaned up all debris connected with the day’s activities....More /> Before they left, I did a final inspection. I gave it a “thumbs up.”
I am very pleased with
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- Frank M.

Called for estimate; Mr. Descant came out next day at the time he said he would. He provided the estimate the same day. His bid Price was much less that what we had been quoted by two other contractors. His price was within the budget we had to work with. He and his crew were very professional in the manner in which they did the job. He kept us informed on the progress and when they would be back the next day. We would highly recommend
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to anyone who needs painting services inside or outside the home.. Our new front porch looks beautiful. We have had people stop and ask who did the work.
Thanks again
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- Vicki G.

The house looks AMAZING!! We have an older home that probably hasn't been painted in over 20 years and needed a lot of stucco and prep work prior to painting.
Met with Joon about six weeks ago to get an estimate and he arrived right on time. A we walked around the home, Joon was explaining how the home would be prepped and then painted. Their prep work exceeded what other has stated and I felt very comfortable during our walk/talk. While our front door and patio cover were in very rough shape, Joon explained that it cost far
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to properly prep and then stain / paint than it would be to replace. Thinking about that made sense as a new patio cover is many thousands and anew front door would be expensive as well. IN the end we had them do everything.
Each day during the week the crew arrived early and cleaned up each night. Except for the plastic on the windows for five days, you would not know they were there.
The end result is my house looks fabulous!!! I could not be any happier with the entire project from start to finish. IN fact my good friend came over and saw how great it looked and she is also calling J&J for an estimate.
Great job to the entire team. Thanks again.

- Greg F.

Crew was punctual, friendly and completed the 4000 sqft. house in 3 days. They repaired two woodpecker holes and repaired
a downspout in addition to the painting. All surfaces were cleaned with a cleaning solution followed with two applications of
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- Linda G.

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Company for work they did on my house back in November, 2012. At the time, the work looked fabulous and I thought I had a paint job that would last for years. In fact,
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told me he would guarantee his work for 10 years, maybe even for life.
However, a year or so later, I spotted a large chunk of paint on my driveway, looked up and saw a patch where the paint had come loose. I contacted
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and told him about the problem. He came out, took a look and said he would take care of it. Months went by, no
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. This despite the fact that he lives and operates his business just two doors down from me. In the meantime, paint began peeling off on several places of my house. I contacted
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again. A couple more months went by and
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finally showed up. By this time, paint was peeling off in large areas pretty much anywhere the sun shone on the siding.
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told me not to worry about a thing, this rework would not cost me a dime. At this point,
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also said that
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(his stepson and one of the painters) worried that they had not waited long enough between power washing the house and applying primer (they had applied primer less than 24 hours after power washing).
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returned a few weeks later and said he could not figure out what had caused the paint to peel away. He called in an ‘expert’ – the guy that had sold him the oil-based primer he had used. This guy immediately said that my wood siding was rotten, and that the primer wouldn’t adhere to it. Really? My house is clad in cedar, which is impervious to rot. Besides, it had always been protected with paint, so how would this rot have occurred? And why was only part of the home’s siding bad? All of it was installed at the same time when the house was built.
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suddenly changed his tune and said I would have to pay for re-siding my house before he could repaint. I told
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that re-siding, if indeed it had to happen, was his responsibility since he had looked over the house, never made mention of any problems with the wood, and said he would guarantee his work.
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agreed. I asked him when he could get to the job, and he said he was booked up that summer (by now, we’re in June of 2014).
The rest of the summer went by, as did the fall and winter. When spring rolled around, still no word from
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, although I did see him and his crew head out to new jobs as soon as the weather warmed. During that long lapse of time, more paint began to chip and peel away on the wood siding and by now, on the plywood siding as well. It was an unsightly mess, and the siding was left unprotected during harsh weather conditions. The most damage was on the south and east facing portions of the house, as well as on the peak of the west side. Each of these locations had lots of direct sunlight during the day.
As a woodworker, I know wood. I wasn’t buying the rotten wood story, so I did a lot of research. I looked up cedar issues online, and I spoke with half a dozen painters. The painters with which I spoke, and the information I found online told the real story:
Bare cedar absorbs water readily. That moisture absorption means that bare cedar has to dry for 3 to 4 days after a power wash or rain event before applying primer. Then, it needs a good, oil-based primer – which also needs to dry – before applying a top coat of paint. When
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applied primer to wet wood, even though the wood may have felt dry to the touch, the moisture got locked in and the primer did not adhere well to the wood. Once the sun began to evaporate the moisture sealed inside the wood, it took the primer and paint along, which caused the peeling and chipping.
I was pretty upset by the time I finally got hold of
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and his crew after they had ignored my paint repair job for over a year. I told
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that, since he had not been responsive enough to the issue to set a completion date, I was setting one for him. I told
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that I expected the work to be completed by the end of May, 2015. I also tried to tell
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at least twice about cedar, power washing, primer, and that he and his crew had not allowed the siding to dry properly the first time.
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held to a conviction that the wood was rotten, even when I tried to explain the facts. He brushed them off by saying that every painter has his own opinion. Since we are now in the process of selling the house,
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did volunteer that he would write up a warranty which would extend to the new homeowner, covering any future repair work.
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’s crew repainted the house in May and June, 2015. The results were pathetic. They scraped patches, then slapped on primer (they used latex, which is water-based, so the peeling problem is, I’m afraid, very likely to reoccur), then put on a coat of paint. No sanding to feather out the ridges left by scraping. I showed
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the work and asked him point
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, if he had paid $4,000 of his own money for this, would he say he had received a quality job? He never answered, just said he’d do it over again. The crew returned and did a somewhat better job that took them most of
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and into August while working sporadically. I asked that
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not use latex primer, but he ignored my request on the second rework.
I can’t say I’m happy with the latest work, either. See for yourself in the attached photos. The house still has places where the areas they repainted show where they had been scraped. And, I am not the least bit confident the job will make it the 7 to 10 years any of us would normally expect a paint job to last. Plus, this crew completely missed two boards that are yet to be scraped and painted, and I specifically pointed out one of those to
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during one of our walk-throughs. Worst of all,
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is now trying to squirm out of his promised warranty, saying that he cannot warranty the parts of the home he just repainted because the “warranty was fulfilled.” And he said he will not warranty the paint or the primer (both of which he chose). He also says he MIGHT consider repainting the other parts of the house if they fail. Apparently,
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takes no responsibility for his work or materials. I
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’t think so, Slick. Any failure will need to be redone to my satisfaction. It’s both implied in this type of work, and specifically written on Angie’s List, with
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clearly stating: “This is not
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, we won't leave a job till you are satisfied and happy!!!” Well,
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, I am neither satisfied nor happy.
All I have ever asked of
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is to get what I was promised and for which I had paid: a top quality paint job along with a full, 10 year guarantee on the work and materials. Heck, even a 7 year guarantee would be great. Instead, I’ve gotten the run-around, been ignored, made to feel as if all this is somehow my fault, and been lied to repeatedly. Without a
doubt, this has been the worst contractor experience I have ever had. My advice: AVOID THIS COMPANY! At the very least, make them spell out everything – to the letter – in writing before any work begins.
- Bob K.

Exterior Painting: The quality was BAD. First,
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's definition of "power washing" was a special hose nossel (and not a real power washer - like the one I own). I told him he can use my power washer, and he said that was not necessarily. I should have walked right then (but he was recommended!!!). I got on the roof, looked on top of posts (coming out of the home), and other areas.... all of these areas had NO PAINT AT ALL. The paint quality on the window panes were bad and peeled within 6 months! They had to come by on multiple days and the "lead painter" didn't check the workmanship - I had to do this! Because he put HOLE in our screens, I made him rescreen the ones he damaged (and paid for the rest to be rescreened). He returns all of the screens distorted. Apparently, he pulled the mesh too tight and bowed the screens. His reply was "your screen frames are broken." After I send him pictures of the screens installed (showing the frames bowed into the center of the window),
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said "Ill return half of your money." Exactly one year to date, no check has appeared. I spent $4k on this project and this is a big cluster mess! I WOULD NEVER USE OR RECOMMEND
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- mark A.

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was top class right from the start. And, having a friend just have a terrible experience having her house painted, I appreciate him even more. We'll have two big projects (a barn and workshop building) in the future and will hire
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for those too. He met me for the quote on time and provided an initial review of the job and was thorough in explaining what he felt needed done. The prep work was thorough and you wouldn't even know the painters were there - professional and quiet. Once the new house color was chosen, came by with a paint sample to ensure we were happy. Their quote was not the lowest, but I had a feeling the quality of the work promised was going to be worth it. You get what you pay for and Brush of Class exceeded our expectations. I also appreciated that
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does the work (with help) and that ensures quality. we've been Angies List members for over 10 years and have done most all of our work using review here. We always promised a good review for good work done and dang if it doesn't happen every time.

Exterior Painters in Columbia, MO

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Aarow Building

7803 N Hickory Drive

AB Home Repair

3500 E Rte M





Affordable Builders LLC

67 Broken Wheel Ranch Rd

AG landscaping & construction

260 N Sunny Side Ct

Agent Clean

503 E Nifong blvd Ste 258

All Around Handyman

7200 N Moberly Dr

All Chores No More LLC

4509 E Minor Hill Rd

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Backes R & S LLC

1325 Smiley Ln

Beck Builders

5211 Deer Valley c
Jefferson City


111 verdant ln
Jefferson City

Bramon Construction

214 Leonard Ave.

Brent Goerlitz

Jefferson City

Brown Dog Painting

404 Russell Boulevard

C&P Home service

3021 County Road 4009
Holts Summit

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north



CC Painting LLC

1342 Methodist Church Road

Central MO Handymen

301 Ridgeway
Jefferson City

CertaPro Painters of Mid Missouri

4802 Clark Lane #105

Chameleon Paint Crafters

407 Bourne Ave

CMT Construction LLC

4107 White Tiger Ln

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

Cut rite contracting

4320 stevendave dr


4900 Brown Station Rd.

DBR General Contractor

4104 Hartfield Dr

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Finishing Touch

319 Nebraska Ave

Fix It Right Handyman

112 Oak St


16410 LIV 403

G & G Restoration LLC

308 Johnston Dr


6148 COUNTY ROAD 262

Gilmore's Construction

4017 route cc #63
Jefferson City

Gold Seal Painting

2408 Norbury


10295 LIV 232

Handy-Matt LLC

3700 Monterey Drive


325 Boonville Rd
Jefferson City

Helping Hands Cleaning

3900 Clark Ln

Hyde Homes & Remodeling

603 Altai Drive

inter/exters by capps

3501 New Haven Ave

James Berry & Associates Inc

2011 Chapel Pl

JBR Precision LLC

6891 W Alspaw Rd



Joes Home Improvements

2306 Southridge Dr
Jefferson City

Johnston Paint and Decorating

3409 Buttonwood Drive

Jspot Painting & Powerwashing

2001 W Highpoint Ln




17553 Audrain Rd 939



Moonlight Painting

917 Sandifer Av


121 E Sexton St


17203 Lynda Cir

MTB Property Maintenance

1112dogwood dr
Jefferson City

Naugle Co

1700 Dozier Stations Rd

Neese's Painting LLC

3917 Olympic Court

Occams Hammer LLC

913 W Broadway

Odneal Painting Svc

902 Shakertown Way




PO BOX 411


743 State Route A

Penny's Painting

1079 Private Road 2958




2240 N RTE Z

Quality Painting & Wallpaper Stripping

705 Primrose Ct
Jefferson City

Randolph Deveolpment

100 N Lafayette St.

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr



Rivera's Construction LLC

1205 grandview ct
Jefferson City


5215 S 91st St

Show Me Cleaning Plus LLC

3205 Forest Park

Signature Exteriors

2025 Zumbehl Rd
Saint Charles

Student Painters

14005 Simone Dr

The Can Do Crew

2602 Agate Way


P O BOX 1653

Unlimited Handiworks

P.O Box 422

Warner Construction

12759 Hwy 28


1400 Heriford Drive

Zykan Exteriors STL

4652 Seeburger Rd
Saint Charles

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