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"Excellent job. Team was on time, and very professional. Job was completed early. All calls were returned in timely manner.

-Raymond G.

"The owner was always available and gave us updates by text. Workmen were hardworking, nice guys that respected our property. They were always asking if there was" anything else we wanted or changed. I would unconditionally recommend this firm!

-Harold S.

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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

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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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Bismarck


The job went one week long and
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never came to the house the first two weeks and we had a ton of issues. He told us to talk to the painter directly but his English was as poor as his quality so we were left managing the project ourself. Finally
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I was not going to pay him the $7,000 balance as I would need to hire a new painter to fix all the paint runs and other issues. He came and fixed some of the issues with a new crew but we have some very poor patchwork, missing hardware, broken door knobs paint runs bad patch work cabinet doors that hit each other and other issues.
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the owner pressured my wife into paying the balance in cash before the project was finished and he now refused to come back and fix the remaining issues. We even had workers in the house tell us that they were homeless, had no money for lunch, need bus money, and did not know if they were going to get paid for working. It is no wonder why the quality of work was so poor! I also believe he is doing the job off the books with his cash discount. My wife did hold $200 out of his final pay to try and get him to come back. This is the text he sent us: I'm honestly offended that you held money. I have been at your place every single day working our butts off to make things right. I'm not going to paint your built in. You can pay the remaining 700 to another painter. Hard to believe he is upset that we held $200 until the job was finished. I think it showed that he never planned on finishing the crappy work that he and his crew did.
- Andrew M.

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is great with his work, and is very knowledgeable in drywall repair, texturing, and painting. He works steady, but not so fast that it affects his quality of work. I would recommend
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to anyone. I will tell all my family to use him.
- Andrew M.

This was an absolutely wonderful experience, from start to finish. I had called close to a dozen painting companies, big and small. Some responded back to me, some never did. Many were booked out for months. However, I called
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and he called me back the same day. I was hoping to have the work completed ASAP so he was able to make it out to the property the very next day to build an estimate. He had to coordinate with my tenants, which he did with no issues. He then sent me the estimate immediately upon finishing at the property.
His price was right on par with many of the other companies (and less than some), but his responsiveness and professionalism made him an easy choice. He was also able to complete the work within 2 weeks of the estimate (in 3 days -- the same amount of time other companies had quoted me).
My tenants said he was very easy to work with in person, and I found him very stress-free and a pleasure to work with from afar (I live 2 hours from the property he was to paint and I am 9+ months pregnant, so I could not come up to meet him in person).
The work was completed perfectly, cleanly, and in the time he estimated, and for exactly the price he estimated. Wonderful experience and I'm SO glad that I have now found my "go-to" painting company for my rental property!
- Rebecca P.

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did an outstanding job. He is very professional, honest, neat and cares a lot about doing an excellent job. My wife and I were very satisfied with the finished job and we will highly recommend him to our relatives and friends.
- Fouad M.

We bought a new-ish fixer upper. Nothing in the house was at all in bad condition, but it needed freshening and I really wanted the house painted before we moved in, so I didn't have to be annoyed by a bunch of drab walls/ceilings and popping drywall tape and also have a bunch of painting to do on top of moving a household. I have never hired professional painters before. (Sadly, I was the painter.)
Throughout the week while
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was working its magic, I was astounded by how efficiently they completed all aspects of our extensive job list --- and with the utmost quality. The crew was friendly and professional. I found
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exceptionally responsive. During the week of multi-layers of work, as expected things came up, and it was awesome that
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was always available (and clear) for answers to keep everyone on the same page and things moving forward. I was absolutely astounded how the feel of the house was absolutely transformed with their work. Obviously, I liked the house we chose to purchase, but when
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was done it went from I really liked our new house to I REALLY LOVE IT! Amazing. Loved
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. Highly recommend.
- Kate D.

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, the owner, was very quick to reply to our estimate request. He was prompt, incredibly courteous and thoroughly listened to our complicated request. He was able to do exactly what we wanted and when we wanted it done. Unfortunately we had another painter that dropped out at the last minute and we had already arranged our family schedule for a certain time frame to get the painting done.
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was able to accommodate our schedule. We also had a couple of desires that seemed difficult. Our entry is open to the second floor, so 3 x 25 foot-high walls that then go to the stairs or foyer. We have wainscot paneling that goes around the entire area and several other architectural details that create interesting sight-lines. We wanted these walls to have verticle 5" stripes. So, not only was it a lot of space, some hard to reach, to cover with the detail of painting stripes, but you had to also account for how everything lined up with window frames, corners, and other room details. Our second difficulty was that we had very detailed crown molding installed and ended up not liking the initial paint color. We had several other painters come out and every other one either came up with a huge price or said what we wanted was too difficult so would only do part of the job.
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gave us a fantastic price and his crew was amazing.
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was in charge every day and he also handled the most important detail work. He was meticulous, friendly, and patient. He checked with us on every possible decision, which made my wife much more comfortable throughout the entire process of watching her vision become reality. Each crew arrived promptly at 8 each morning, they always ensured the area was as clean as possible, to include picking up the drop clothes and sweepeing before they left. The project took 12 days, beyond what
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had anticipated. As I mentioned it was very detailed work and because this was the first work after the builder, they had to fix normal construction types of issues (nail pops, bowed wall sections, drywall seems and tape, etc). I really can't imagine have a more professional and quality job done at a price anywhere in the neighborhood that
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provided. We give our highest recommendation possible - you are sure to be very satisfied.
- John A.

We were very pleased with the work that
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did. The service was very professional and the crew very competent. The supervisor spent lots of time making sure that we were completely satisfied - which we were. I would definitely recommend them.
- Bill D.

Pat was awesome. We could not be more pleased with the experience of working with him. He called me back quickly with answers and got us scheduled quickly to come complete the work. He had great recommendations for types of paint and what would work best with our budget. The painting looks AMAZING, and you wouldn't even know he had been in our house had the walls not been painted. I can not say enough how great he was. Really great to work with, pleasant, punctual, and a true professional.
- Corinne D.

Interior Painters in Bismarck, ND

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All Trades Contracting LLC

750 15th Ave north west

All Trades Contracting LLC

750 175th ave nw

Bartelson Wall & Contracting LLC

7225 45th St NW
New Town

Birkbeck Enterprises

805 4th Ave NW

Built Wright Construction

7770 Highway 18

Capital Coatings

4109 W Arlington Dr.

D & J Remodeling

22 South Main St

Dakota Painting & Tree Services

3712 Lockport St

Dan Welsh, Handyman

311 West Bowen Ave

Dom's CF Home Improvements

304 18th St SW


722 N 4th St

Ebbole Painting and Drywall

Po Box 2458

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Gampp & Fitzgerald, LLC

515 3rd St NE

Gates Builders, LLC

416 W Broadway Ave

Handy Helpers

Grand Forks

Integrity Painting

901 Hanna Ave
Valley City

Johnson Windows & Siding

723 3rd Ave
Northwest Jamestown

JT Painting

1823 No. Washington Street, Lot 119
Grand Forks

Justremo LLC

Po box 209

L.P. Local Remodeling & Home Repair

625 1/2 2nd St SW

Leon Fergel


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1940 s broadway

Panther Construction LLC.

P.O. Box 1967
Watford City

Prism Painting

113 e bismarck expressway

prism painting

113 e bismarck expressway

Sean's Odd Job Services

301 32nd st e

T Bar M Building Company,LLC

660 4th Ave SW

TC's Custom Painting

2014 24th Ave S
Grand Forks

The Painters Inc

1851 Revere Dr

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