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"Professional, quick, great attention to detail. When the siding team came in the next week and replaced some old siding, there was a gap of unpainted brick that" now showed. Certa pro came back the next day and touched it up for me at no cost.
is wonderful to work with and
runs a great crew!

-Angela M.

"They said they would call before they came and they did. They let me know the day before.
, the owner, came and brought his crew by 9:30" in the morning. They moved anything that was in the way and did a phenomal job. They put everything back and left my place clean. The only negative was that one of the workers had to wait for
to come back to pick up the equipment. The poor worker had to wIt almost three hours for
to come.

-Lorraine 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.


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 Calabash


Initially I was reluctant since
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's bid came in on the high side. But the reviews here on Angie's List convinced us to use this company for our exterior painting.
My husband knows painting, both interior and exterior, so is hypercritical and a bit fussy when it comes to any painting crew. He was impressed with the preparation, caulking, painting and finishing work. Also that, when the walk-through at the end showed some areas missed or not up to his standards,
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immediately jumped on them and they were all done (though he and his crew missed little).
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also agreed at the outset that he'd repair a piece of deck that was rotting...and he and his crew did it flawlessly, a big relief to us.
The only downside to the adventure with Liberty was three days of scrapings left on the driveway, sidewalk and around the house during the job. We're used to workmen tidying up job sites every single night during their work. Overall this is a minor glitch in otherwise stellar work. We're both quite pleased, the house looks great, and we would recommend Liberty to anyone.
- Michelle L.

We have a one level stucco house in Port St
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, FL.
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came to our home and gave us a quote. We are in an
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and needed documentation to provide to the
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management which
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provided timely. Once our colors were approved,
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scheduled us quickly. His team was completely professional and even though they had the weather to contend with was able to get the painting completed in a few days. The windows and light fixtures were fully taped off, the plants were protected and all the painting was done to perfection. The body of the house, all the trim and front door were painted.
- Eric L.

This is the second time I have hired
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Painters to paint the exterior of my house. They did an great job both times. The prep work, painting, and cleanup were all excellent.
- JoAnne T.

I called and left a voicemail and the owner called me back right away.
She scheduled a time for
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to come out and give us an estimate. He called me when he was on the way to confirm the appointment and showed up right on time. He was very eager to please and helpful.
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did our work and did a fantastic job! The mailbox is really a work of art, we're so pleased. We will definitely use them again in the future.
- Shawn D.

From beginning to end,
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(Nick & team) was very professional, punctual, clean, and precise in their painting.
Day 1 - I emailed, requesting a quote on refinishing my aged deck and house trim.
Day 2 - Nick came out and gave me a detailed quote with multiple options of paint grades and service. (Folder included his insurance information and warranty information.)
Day 3 - I let Nick know which options I wanted. He confirmed the following Monday to start the work with pressure washing, followed by 2 days of painting.
Day 6 - Painting done, exactly as quoted. Followed by a walk-through with me to make sure all was completed to my satisfaction.
I highly recommend Nick and his painters.
- Eric B.

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Paint was incredibly responsive and flexible with our work schedules for the initial meeting and the final walkthrough. We were on vacation for a week and they were able to start and finish all the work while we were gone, which was awesome. Communication was very good, and I always appreciate service providers who effectively use email and text. I have a lot of meetings during the day and can't always take phone calls.
The job was generally done up to satisfaction. My only suggestion for improvement would be general cleanliness. After the ceilings were scraped, they sprayed a new light texture on. They apparently didn't
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off all of the windows, and had to come back during the walkthrough and clean a lot of texture overspray that was gunked on the windows. They also must have set the equipment and materials on the lawn in one spot, as there is now a big dead circle on the lawn that I'm trying to nurse back to life.
Overall a good job at a fair price, with good communication and a punctual team.
- Jason W.

This was our second time using
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to paint our house. The first time was 11+years ago. He did a great job working with us to get the color combination just right and was able to get wonderful results while working around the crazy amount of rain during the installation.
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does all of the work himself so you know who is going to be showing up to to do the work on your home and he is quick to answer any questions and concerns that may come up. We highly recommend
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to all of our neighbors and to anyone in Central Florida that needs professional painting done.
- Christian H.

The gentleman who did the painting was very professional, on time and tidy. There was no mess. He did an outstanding job. We will definitely use
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again and we highly recommend the service!
- Mary R R.

Exterior Painters in Calabash, NC

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A2Z Handyman Pro

785 Hwy 17bypass S

Advanced Perfection

P.O. Box 3571

Affordable Painting

4031 golf Ave

JEI Construction

2512 Ocean Sound Circle SW



Jonathan Services Inc

405 Thomaston Ave

Jordan's Home Improvement

3300 Jordanville Rd.

Larini's Home Improvements

601 Hillside Dr N Apt

Lee Carter Builders

286 Tideland Drive

Mack's Painting

702 Antler Ridge Cove




4012 Scarlet Oak Ct

Mikes Painting

101 Maddington Place

Most Valuable Painting

158 Jenna Macy Dr

Randall's Home Repairs

289 Boundaryline Dr NW

RM Renovation

108 Wells Rd

Simple Home Service

3501 Cocker Court

United Contractors of the Carolinas

4801 Harbor Pointe Drive

Wagner Home Improvements

27 Country Club Dr

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