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"It could not have gone better!
is the consummate professional in every way. He was extremely flexible and gracious regarding scheduling (and" re-scheduling, due to a horrible general contractor in our home that put every other service behind). He was really awesome at assisting us in picking the very best paint types, and guiding our color choices, as well as sharing ideas on how to bring out the beauty of our home. His crew--
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were fantastic! The were most respectful of our home, tidying up at the end of each day, showing up exactly on time every single day and putting in full days, and so great at their jobs! The edging is flawless!
went above and beyond, in pre-painting cleaning of the home, oiling all the wood to bring out its beauty, being timely and professional. They will definitely be hired to do the exterior of our house later this year. Cannot recommend highly enough. A true Tucson gem!!!

-marguerite H.

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has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very honest about pricing and how long it will take. His work is very good and he doesn't" even use painter tape! If there is ever an issue, he will come back and fix it. He has a quality that he holds himself to and wants to ensure that all of his finished product is that way. In the past, I have worked with painters that have haggled over number of coats, were not on time and splattered paint everywhere. Working with
is just easy. I intend to use him again for future jobs. I've had him paint my entire house at this point. He books up fast in the summer so grab him while you can.

-Kreena M.

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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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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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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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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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House Painting reviews in Livingston

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I am becoming very disappointed with the quality of the companies I find on Angies' List. I left this company a voice mail to obtain an estimate for interior painting on 2/20. It is now March 1, and this company never even bothered to return my call.
- Maureen D.
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No response to multiple messages; sometimes i get hold of
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and she says someone will call me, but they never do. I would like to use them again because they are very knowledgeable and do good work but i am about to give up.
- ALISON C.
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We are extremely pleased with the finished product.
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and his crew was prompt, extremely friendly and dedicated to not only just doing a good job, but making sure we were completely satisfied and happy. They often went "the extra mile," and even did some extra services and no additional cost. Both
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and his son,
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, visited the job and made sure the work was done to our complete satisfaction. Any minor problem which arose was addressed and dealt with immediately. There were follow-up calls and even "Mom," in billing was a pleasure to deal with. Any painting jobs we might have in the future will most likely be done by
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- Peter D.
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came and bid the job in the fall of 2014. The job was done in February, 2015. He and his team did a great job repairing termite/rot damage of our old house. It looks great and we are very happy.
- Sally P.
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Great job!
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and his crew are punctual to the minute, professional painters. When done they replaced vertical blinds, cleaned up, and the paint looks super good, no drips or spills, I couldn't find anythng to complain about. I would definitely use B & B again.
Please note: The price did not include the paint! I purchased all the paint on sale from Lowes (Valspar primer) and
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(their Cashmere brand in "Cachet Cream" and one
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of the HGTV in a custom color .
- Judy S.
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We got bids from 3 contractors and this bid was by far the lowest. We wanted a quick makeover of the downstairs of the condo prior to selling.
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was responsive to all my questions and managed to schedule the painting earlier than originally planned which was a big plus. The end result was great and done in 2 days compared to other bids that said they would take 4 or 5 days. You ask whether due to the price and quickness that the quality was less - well it wasn't! They actually did more than what was asked at no additional cost. I would certainly hire them again.
- Mike R.
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I had a leak in my bathroom and after the plumber was done I was left with six large holes in my walls and ceiling. I called
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to come drywall. Two workers arrived on time, were very professional and their work was great. They also painted (my walls are yellow and ceilings are white) over the new drywall when they were done! I was thrilled! I would definitely use them in the future!
- Kate C.
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did an excellent job. I live out of state and had to deal long distance with contractor while he painted our home. I contacted several painters in the Sonora area (May 2014). The recommended painters from friends & builders were to busy with projects so I went thru BBB, Angie's List, & paint store recommendations. I was in Sonora for a week explaining to different painters what I wanted and getting estimates. Over half of contacted paint contractors never showed up. A few contractors turned down the project because of extensive scrapping & prep work. Finally received several estimates. O'
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Painting was in the middle/low price range. I told him what I wanted and he explained how he was going to do it. I went with him after looking at a few houses he had previously painted and more explanations of how he was going to complete the job.
NOW THE HARD PART: (Aug/Sept 2014) Because I live out of state and was not in Sonora, I had to rely on his honesty. He did exactly what he said he would do and did an excellent job, power washing, lots of scraping, sanding, priming and 2 coats of paint. HOW DO I KNOW: Lucky for me and unknown to him I had my neighbors and renter watch and take pictures of his work. Also my son made several trips to check his work. The finished job looks excellent, He cleaned up any debris and paint splatters, and he charged exactly what was on the estimate. I would use
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- DAN B.

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A 1 Line Striping

876 N River Rock
Belgrade

ALPINE INTERIORS LLC

650 LINDSEY CT
Kalispell

BC Productions

616 N 9th St.
Livingston

BENNETT PAINTING

116 S 8th Ave
Bozeman

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Do Right Painting, Inc.

239 North Shore Dr.
Belgrade

eddy leblanc painting

213-A Milwaukee Rd.
Bozeman

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Gallatin Valley Finishes

3327 North 27th Ave
Bozeman

george reid's painting

1627 w main st
Bozeman

Heaven's Peak Painting

306 Bridger View Dr
Belgrade

Jeff Joseph Construction, Inc

809 Pleiades Place
Livingston

KC Yoder Construction LLC

5825 Estate Ln.
Belgrade

Kujo Construction

PO BOX 5332
Missoula

t bone const co

po box 157
Ballantine
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