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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.
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.
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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I told him specifically what I needed to have done and asked if there was anything I needed to have ready for him. He showed up slightly early (which was a plus) and looked my sink over. He then proceeded to read the directions for installing the new faucet
and took almost an hour to install the faucet. He then took another two hours to reconnect the garbage disposal and drain. Two and one half hours into the project, he still did not have one pipe under the sink installed. I finally asked him to stop since I really had not budgeted for that much time and he even said he had no idea how to reattached the PVC pipes. I went to Lowes and talked to the plumbing department who sold me a few new parts and explained to me how to connect everything. I had the remainder of the project done in one hour. He was a very nice man but I think he overestimated his plumbing prowess. He was nice enough to not charge me for the entire 2 1/2 hours.
estimate just hours after we contacted him and he made suggestions for colors and baseboards and replacing base boards. After selecting the colors, we scheduled a date to have one bathroom painted while other remodeling continued in other rooms by another contractor. When the remodeling was completed, we called him and he had a crew here on the date we requested to finish the rest of the house. They arrived every day at 8:30, as scheduled, and worked straight through to 4:30. They finished the entire home in 3 days!! The 3 men who worked here were all very friendly and personable in addition to being very experienced.
The men cleaned up after themselves every evening and when the job was completed. They carefully moved furniture and covered it, covered areas not to be painted, new tile floors, light fixtures, etc. They even covered the carpet which we are having replaced immediately.
We highly recommend
often joined me in reviewing estimates for work and would check on everyones progress. He seems to know everyone I choose from Angie's list and complimented me on the project team!
Having just purchased a worn out 2 flat, I had several must do repairs before focusing on my tiny garden apt renovation. I think
During these projects, i hosted a wedding shower and then a wedding! Ugh it was a busy time and
I highly recommend
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