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"Price quote was within my budget and given over a few phone calls and a few iterations. Once the date was fixed, the crew came on time and worked non-stop to prep" and paint the house. They recommended changing the size of gutters for better drainage. I ended up replacing it. The price was fair. The exterior paint job was finished nicely. The site was left clean. Overall happy with the selection.

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"They did an awesome job, very detailed, gave color advice when we asked, very clean, timely, great communicators. Couldn't believe they found water damage" and reported it to us. We have had painters in the past just paint over the damage and not say a word. They also provided expert water damage repairs at a very fair price. The house and outbuilding look great. Very impressed with their attention to detail and use of time. Highly recommend the brothers! We will use them again. Thank you !

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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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House Painting reviews in Fayetteville

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Rating
Excellent work! Advised me well regarding needed carpentry repairs. Reviewed all work in detail with every punch list item. Did not quit until I was totally satisfied.
- Robert G.
A

Rating
Once the original job was done, the owner , offered the extra work
on the doors for free, because he felt that it would make the final
result even better than expected. I was very impressed! and his staff do excellent,
high quality work! It was a pleasure to do business with him ...More and his
employees. They are all very professional and really care about doing a
good job. It was very nice also, that they were always ten minutes
early!! I look forward to doing business with again!!
- Mark H.
F

Rating
This is clearly a case of you get what you pay for. The work he and his crew do is poor to average at best, there was a lot of stuff that needed to be redone since it wasn't done right the first time. He claims he has a crew of up to 10 guys but the majority of the time it appears to be only him. From his own mouth he informed us that he has 8 ...More other guys working other jobs that they started months ago so he would be the one doing most of the work himself. Even though he stipulates that at a minimum he has 3 guys every day. The other thing he stipulates but doesn't stand by is 50% of the money at start and 50% at finish. He texted me many times asking for more money because of one or another in his life. He won't hesitate to bring his kids into the mix as well and make it your problem when asking for more money. I made the grave mistake of paying him the remaining balance before the job was 100% done. He assured me he would be back the next day and finish everything up. Surprise, surprise he has a million excuses for not coming back and now contact has completely stopped. I'm in the process of filing a suit in small claims court. He has no business acumen or morals at all, he will rip you off and/or do poor work.
- Jason E.
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It went very well. came and gave us a price for the job, which was reasonable. Had a discount coupon for Angie's list members. A follow up call from us and a contract was made. His team of painters ( , , and ) were excellent. The house looks fantastic. ...More We will be using them in the future for painting of the pool deck and then the interior of the house. We are very pleased with the skill and professionalism of all the painters. was also very professional. The job took a total of five work days.
the deserve the highest evaluation possible on Angie's list.
- Carol M.
A

Rating
was fabulous. So professional, courteous and respectful of my personal belongings. I am more than pleased with the quality of work performed. I am very picky when it comes to lines (where ceiling and walls meet) and these were perfect! Thanks ! I love my sunny yellow bedroom!
- Dana M.
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Rating
Contacted a week ago and asked for a price to paint the 10 shutters in the front of my house.
replied the same day with a price.
Since it is November, we anticipated that we would get this done in the spring, but called on Friday and said he can do it on Monday.
The ...More painters covered everything in the front of the house to avoid any potential of staining my driveway or walkway. The painters were very careful when working against the house. They applied two coats of the paint and did the job in about three hours.
I think they did an outstanding job and would use them or recommend them again with no hesitation.
- Robert N.
A

Rating
the work was done in a timely manner
The quality was very satisfactory
The attitude of the owner and the man performing the work was very professional
I would recommend them highly
- Pamela V.
A

Rating
Not only was incredibly responsive to my request for a bid (he emailed me back within 24 hours and was at my house within 2 days), but his team did an awesome job repainting our home. The work was flawless, and it only took them 4 hours to perform. He also was able to get me on the books within 1 week of checking out my home. ...More I definitely plan to hire this team for any future painting needs and will definitely refer them to all my family and friends!
- JULIE S.

Exterior Painters in Fayetteville, NC

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A & L PAINTING

236 Us 1 Hwy
Cameron

A&R Paint & Renovation Services

P.O. Box 64442
Fayetteville

AAA painting

2215 yasmin ave

Abode Home Group Inc

1018 Hote Mills Rd
Fayetteville

Absolute Tile Service & Home Repair

1934 Wendover Dr
Fayetteville

ACCS ALLSTATE CONTRACTING

PO Box 48814
Cumberland

Ager Pro Painting

200 Autumn Dr
Vass

AJG Construction LLC

PO Box 2411
Southern Pines

ALAN'S REPAIR & REMODELING

4620 E. McDONALD RD
Fairmont

All American Home Renovations

310 Spring St.
Fayetteville

All American Painting

5995 Lakeport Circle
Fayetteville

All in One

1399 Yellow Skin Rd
Autryville

All Phase Exteriors Inc

PO Box 5193
Concord

All Star Painting

637 Glensford Dr
Fayetteville

ALLFIX HOME REPAIR INC

2106 FOREST HILLS DR
Fayetteville

American Handicraft USA Inc

2812 Ramsey St #9632
Fayetteville

ARK'S PAINTING

3411 Harrisburg Dr
Fayetteville

Artisan Homeworks, LLC

4969 Pinewood Dr
Hope Mills

Austin Family Handyman Services

1590 Matthews Mill Pond Road
Angier

Axis Roofing

PO Box 901652

B & B HOME IMPROVEMENTS

10520 COLLIERS CHAPEL CHURCH RD
Linden

Baker Roofing Co

517 Mercury St
Raleigh

Battle Plastering and assoc

4708 hickory ridge rd
Parkton

Bennett's Paint & Wallcovering

637 Wolfberry Dr
Fayetteville

Bobs Painting Service

913 sandalwood dr

Bramble Home Improvements Inc.

4508 Salem Prince Dr
Hope Mills

c&t siding

1299 Furr Rd
Vass

Call Mr Fixit

3302 Liverpool Dr
Sanford

Cape Fear Home Improvements

331 NE 51St
Oak Island

Carolina Commercial Coatings Inc

414 Cape Fear Ave.
Fayetteville

CertaPro Painters of Pinehurst NC

26 Pinecrest Plaza
West End

Charles Hughes Construction

1404 Fort Bragg road
Fayetteville

Christopher Wike

5116 Doc Bennett Rd
Fayetteville

Ci Ci's Painting

Fayetteville and Surrounding Areas
Fayetteville

Continental Service Company

5529 Walking Trail Way
Hope Mills

Coryell Custom Construction

6225 Stoney Point Loop
Fayetteville

Country Side Home Improvements

5144 Snowbird Rd
Fayetteville

Craftsmen Building

2179 Crystal Springs Rd
Fayetteville

CRC Repairs

2062 WoodDuck Dr
Fayetteville

D&T Construction Services, LLC

703 Fairground Road
Dunn

Dandridge Contracting

6125 Lonestar Rd.
Fayetteville

Daniel G Strickland Inc

131 Omas Place
Parkton

Dee's Handywoman Service

3310 Woodhill Lane Suite 17
Fayetteville

Derricks Painting

2012 Brucemount Pl
Fayetteville

Do it right the first time

5965 chinas ct
Fayetteville

Dream Home Repairs, Inc.

PO BOX 87891
Fayetteville

E & S Construction

Fayetteville

Eagle Eye Construction

4114 Grandford Rd
Fayetteville

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Evers Construction

6256 Fisher Rd
Fayetteville

First Choice Painting Service

4858 Hurley Drive
Fayetteville

FLOORS TO GO

7072 FAYETTEVILLE RD
Raeford

Foster's Pressure Washing & Painting

603 Helen Street
Fayetteville

G & C Contracting

2529 Mirror Lake Drive
Fayetteville

GARNERS PAINTING SERVICE

1951 CRYSTAL SPRINGS RD
Fayetteville

Gentle Breeze Painting

134 Rose St
Raeford

Glen's Home Improvements

3820 Raeford Road Suite 216
Fayetteville

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

9650 Strickland Rd
Raleigh

Guys Roofing Service

6123 E. Glenhomes Drive

Hammonds Painting and Construction

7704 Redsprings Road
Red Springs

Handyman Projects

1605 Morganton Road
Fayetteville

Happy Homes Services

113 Tradewinds Dr
Spring Lake

Hardin Homeworks, LLC

159 Eulon Loop
Raeford

Haywood Builders Inc.

2305 Furlong Pl
Fayetteville

HDI Contracting

Hope Mills

High Tech Home Warranties

PO Box 24881
Raleigh

Home Improvement Solutions

Paisley Ave
Fayetteville

Hoskins Brothers Handyman Services

22661 Hoyle Circ
Maxton

Huculak Drywall Repair & Painting

3194 Bittersweet Dr
Fayetteville

It's All About Paint

7524 April Mist Trail
Huntersville

J&S Construction

183 Gaeta Dr
Pinehurst

Jack of all Trades Handyman

7804 Redwood Ave
Fayetteville

JACO Construction LLC

PO Box 53307
Fayetteville

Jacobson's Enterprise

PO BOX 866
Red Springs

JAJ Home Improvements

1600 Shively Ct
Fayetteville

jamie's homeimprovement

194 darrell dr
Pembroke

Jason & Sons, LLC

4200 US Hwy 29 N
Greensboro

JC Enterprises

5005 Meranda Dr
Hope Mills

Jerry & Son

3324 Masters Dr
Hope Mills

Jireh Painting

3108 Smith Road
Fayetteville

JLA Construction

378 Sunflower St
Raeford

JMS Home Improvement

Lumber Bridge

John Petro

Fayetteville

Johnny Oxendine's Construction

1367 Cope Rd.
Red Springs

K&E Renovations

6417 Barwick Drive
Fayetteville

KCB Services

215 Blake Dr.
Raeford

Kola Exteriors - Charlotte

701 East Blvd
Charlotte

KRC Property Services, LLC

130 Wooded Acre Way
Carthage

L.J.'s Special Touch Paint

P.O. box 53 Hamlet NC
Fayetteville

Lacy Sikes Painting & Wallpaper

2228 Coffman St
Fayetteville

LAL&SonRemodeling/Repairs Co.

795 Louisiana Dr.
Raeford

LC Brown Painting & Construction Co.

513 Frink Street
Fayetteville

Lee Carter Builders

286 Tideland Drive
Shannon

Lewis Painting Service

6195 Lakemoore Place
Fayetteville

Lockamy's Home Improvement's

1732 Tomstarling Rd
Fayetteville

M&A Enterprise

322 Farley Road
Cameron

M&M MAINTENANCE REPAIR HEATING, COOLING

8312 Riverbirch Dr.
Charlotte

morales services

2609 EDISON ST NE

newlook enterprises

505 McIntosh Rd
Carthage

Panzullo Designs

Hope Mills

Papa's Painting

116 Pike Place
Fayetteville

Pauls Pressurewashing and Painting

1874-7 Tryon Dr
Fayetteville

Phil's Home Improvement

306 E Fayetteville Rd
Falcon

Precise Painting

1852 Gola Dr
Fayetteville

Presley's Painting

4219 Forest View Dr
Fayetteville

QUALITY PAINTING SERVICE

1934 ALDER RD
Fayetteville

Quest Construction & Consulting LLC

6459 Freeport Rd
Fayetteville

R.A.B. Remodeling

2435 pendergrass rd

Raw Integrity Concepts

6325 FIrefly Street
Fayetteville

Reinhardt Painting

122 Huntington Drive
Raeford

rewilliamsconstruction

ALAMANCE COUNTY
Haw River

RF Colt Paint Contracting

307 Cude Street
Fayetteville

Richard Family Builders, Inc.

901 Arsenal Avenue, Suite 101
Fayetteville

Right Way

3058 Westminster Rd
Lumberton

Right Way Painting

2382 Riverchase Pl.
Fayetteville

Rivers and Son Home Improvement

1113 E 9th st
Lumberton

Robles Group

5948 Lexington dr

Russell's Painting and Construction, LLC

307 Mike Street
Fayetteville

S & S Home Improvements, LLC

2621 Allsbrook Dr.
Fayetteville

S&M Home Improvement

5847 Ramsey St
Fayetteville

Smith Home Improvement Inc

4900 Tabor Church Rd
Fayetteville

Southern Painting of NC, LLC

3822 Clinton Rd.
Fayetteville

Spray Foam Insulation of NC

1023 Denning Road
Benson

Strother Contract Services

PO Box 48456
Cumberland

Stubbs Construction

204 Center St.
Lumberton

Sunrise Remodeling

5630 grimes road
Fayetteville

Sunshine Painting

Fayetteville

Sven's Home Repair

2025 Womble Dr
Fayetteville

T & S Services

360 Ridge View Dr
Cameron

T&T Home Improvement

1165 Posey Farm Rd
Raeford

Tapestry Interiors

5700 Phyllis Circle
Stedman

Taylor Roofing and Construction LLC

116 Live Oak Drive
Raeford

The Roof Genie • Roofing & Construction

3771 Ramsey St. Suite 109-142
Fayetteville

THORNTON PAINTING CO

3630 CUMBERLAND RD
Fayetteville

TLC Remodeling

2200 Dockvale Dr
Fayetteville

Top Choice H.I.

1836 Fargo Drive
Fayetteville

Top Notch Assembly

1767 Geiberger Dr.
Fayetteville

Topchoice Home Improvements & Renovations

4928 US 301 Hwy South, Suite 195
Hope Mills

Totally Renovated

fayetteville
Fayetteville

TR Construction

801 Katie St.
Fayetteville

Vice Versa Painting Service

PO Box 360
Parkton

W.R.Service

3974 Nursery Rd.
Spring Lake

Weatherguard Roofing LLC

10100 Park Cedar Dr.
Charlotte

Westside Medical Clinic

1463 Pamalee Dr
Fayetteville

Wooten's Painting & Home Improvement Co.

3814 Hillmon Grove Rd
Cameron

X-men construction

807 Ethelored st.

Your Dream Home Improvement, LLC

1501 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville

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