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"My husband and I were quite impressed w/
's team. They were punctual, organized, took time prepping the house, explained the whole" process , very detail-oriented and we are very happy w/ the end results. Our house has the best-looking exterior paint in the neighborhood. We will definitely use their service, again.
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-V.P. L.

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did a wonderful job, especially on the ipe wood. Before finding them we struggled to find a company that could work with this type of wood" with high quality. The job they did exceeded expectations and they were very thorough with follow up and ensuring everything was to our satisfaction.

-THOMAS P.

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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 Billings

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From the start,
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was an excellent communicator. He was prompt when giving the estimate and when responding to calls or emails. When we finally decided to hire him, he scheduled his crew to start within a week.
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, the foreman was very professional. He and his team would clean up each day and gave us updates as the the work progressed. The paint job is awesome. Our house looks brand new.
I recommend
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for your painting needs.
- Jose D.
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Prior to appointment, we received great communication confirming appointment and a call the day of the appointment to let us know he was on his way.
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was very thorough, taking pictures and explaining what the former residents had done wrong in their painting. Quote was very thorough and complete. He explained what to expect and all preparations required. Very professional and wouldn't hesitate to use in the future. We received quotes from 4 different painters and 3 were outstanding including
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. Ultimately it came down to price.
- Teresa B.
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Poor Service. Never was able to contact a live person. Never returned any messages I left on his voice mail.
- Linda H.
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have about 25% of the written contract completed and very poor workmanship. They are licensed and bonded. They begged for money and kept promising that they would finish all as stated in their written contract.. They have been paid almost 90% of the entire contract ($35,000 total) and walked off the job which was to be done on June 5. Oh they came and went but did little to nothing just for their own documentation..What a joke. Three months and going still only 25% done. I cannot list all the things they have not done because it is almost their own entire contract which was to have the house completely renovated and family room up to code with the City of
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Inspection and landscaping. My home was to be done and put on
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for sale in JUNE 2015. I write this at the end of August. I have complaint with the ROC (Arizona Registar of Contractors) but they will not be inspecting my allegations until September 9, 2015. So most likely much more waiting time. These two brothers----
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and
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---- have done this before as I found out. I saw almost an identical complaint filed
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2014 on AZ BBB which was never satisfied plus another negative review in August 2014.
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sent me email telling me they underbid and I need to pay for all remaining materials!!! This will cost me another $15,000.00 and they will probably never do the labor. They
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on people for upfront money and then do not finish work or buy the materials, appliances etc. and move on to another victim for more money---their cycle. Unethical, inferior workmanship, unreliable, uncommunicative and liars. They did not fulfill the contract as of this date and I would not recommend them to my worse enemy. BEWARE-- RUN-- STAY CLEAR OF THESE Two CON ARTISTS. I am probably not going to be satisfied or get back my money but I want to stop these guys from victimizing others. Marlee
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- Marlee S.
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We had
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out to paint the exterior of our house. Not only did
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show up on the days promised but he was also punctual and put in a good 10 hour day. We used him for 3 days and paid by the hour. We would have like to have had him do the whole job but he does not take credit cards and we did not have enough saved up to finish the whole job. We went with another painter that was supposed to have a crew of guys and would have the job completed in 2 weeks. What a HUGE mistake we made! We should have stayed with
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and just had him to what we could afford to do at the time.
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is a really hard worker and an honest person.
- Miriam B.
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I am very pleased.
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came to my house and looked at the space. He discussed options with me and we agreed on a time. He emailed me an estimate to which I agreed. He then emailed me a few days later with a different estimate, lower than the first!
The job took 3 days to complete, 2 days with 1 worker and the final day with 2. They took care and did an excellent job. The worker who stayed all three days was named
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. He was efficient, skilled, and extremely polite. The man who came to help on the 3rd day was named
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and he was also great.
My kitchen now is light & bright and I love it! I will definitely use this company in the future.

- Patricia A.
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It was a good experience, I had never used a painting company again and now I will use
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all the time.
He was very neat, paid attention to detail, made sure the two
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color was divided the way I wanted it.
The suggestions on the color were perfect with the refinished cabinets I had done . Great job by a great company.
I recommend them highly!!!!!!
- Phyllis Y.
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Staff was punctual, pleasant, professional. They completed the job on time and touched up any area I was not satisfied with.
- Mary M.

Interior Painters in Billings, MT

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A & T Painting Inc.

2227 Stillwater Dr
Billings

Able Construction and Coatings

2208 Golden Blvd
Billings

Action Remodeling

3456 Tigard Ave
Billings

ALL STAR PAINTING INC

308 S 39th St
Billings

ALPINE INTERIORS LLC

650 LINDSEY CT
Kalispell

Ameri Paint Precision

2820 U.S. 312
Billings

APM REMODEL & REPAIR

2011 YELLOWSTONE AVE
Billings

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

ARTISAN BUILDERS DENNIS OLSON

4227 PINE COVE RD
Billings

Brandon Keiser

75 Coulter Loop Dr
Helena

Brogan Construction

3706 Iroquois
Billings

Brushfire Painting

5308 Sacagawea Dr
Billings

Burch Drywall and Paint

5775 Rainbow Ridge Road
Billings

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Compass Design Builders

PO Box 20311
Billings

Cornell Painting

PO Box 50430
Billings

D & Den LLC

PO Box 20073
Billings

D-n-S Rofing

908 mossman

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

DURALAST CONTRACTING LLC

PO Box 51022
Billings

E & P Painting

406 E Maryland Ln
Laurel

Eves Construction

1633 Lynn Ave.
Billings

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

george reid's painting

1627 w main st
Bozeman

HAVENER DRYWALL & PAINTING INC

PO BOX 80112
Billings

INXTERIOR PROFESSIONAL PAINTING INC

1512 2ND AVE N
Billings

JGH Home Solutions

1427 Parkhill Drive
Billings

Kujo Construction

PO BOX 5332
Missoula

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lazarus Construction

136 Nall Ave Trlr 16
Billings

MagiClean

2416 Shiloh Rd
Billings

Matt the Painter

1016 ave f
Billings

MILLENIUM INC

1540 YELLOWSTONE AVE
Billings

MOUNTAIN VIEW PAINTING INC

13250 CANYON CREEK RD
Laurel

PAINT ALL INC

809 4TH AVE
Billings

Refined Design

1152 Ponderosa Dr.
Billings

Remodeling By Erik

147 Shandy Way

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ridgeline Restoration

P.O. Box 281
Laurel

Stavanger General Contracting

741 Avenue F
Billings

t bone const co

po box 157
Ballantine

Wade's Painting Co

1803 Camden Dr
Billings

Walker Construction

270 Floss Flat Rd
Belgrade
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