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"When i initially called , he came immediately to look at the room, and was willing to get to work right away. He offered to buy all the necessary" materials for us, adding their cost to the final bill. The work was done thoroughly and professionally. The job was completed in two days, at a cost of $400/day. Although this price seemed appropriate for the quality of work provided, I will note that the second day of work was only about half as long as the first day. All in all, provided excellent service, and I would definitely recommend them to someone willing to pay for a very professional job.

-Bebhinn F.

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" , and did an outstanding job. They arrived everyday on time, worked hard with few breaks." Worked through the end of the day and cleaned up well. They were a pleasure to have in our home. The one thing that worked to our advantage was a detailed scope of work. This was a comprehensive document that detailed exactly our expectations from the number of primer coats, number of top coats, type and brand of paint to be used and a list of exactly what work we wanted done. The only aspect of the job we felt could have gone better was the surface preparation. We were fairly explicit in our scope of work that every surface was to be prepared to a level we wanted. This included nail pops, nail holes on trim, dings and gouges. While there was a cursory effort I had to check and double check all the areas I had identified as areas I would have corrected had I done the painting myself. At the end of the day I would areas I wanted more attention. To 's credit he addressed everyone of the items cheerfully and properly. Most of this had to do with the fact that his crew's work may not have been scrunitized sufficiently. Nature of the beast that the professional has the experience and expertise to do a job to one level. Employees, not necessarily. After final payment was made we discovered a few elements that we missed. came back promptly and fixed each of them. This usually when customers have problems, not here. While his prices were a tad high compared to other bids at the end of the day we got an outstanding paint job at a fair price. We highly recommend . With contractors often the cause of anguish and confrontation is one of the good guys.

-Daniel R.

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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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Interior Painting reviews in Dover

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I contacted for an estimate to paint an average sized bedroom, which needed a lot of prep & repair work. The ceiling was peeling and there was a settlement crack. The room was totally empty so no furniture needed to be moved or worked around. Also, our single car wooden garage door needed to be sanded and repainted. Heritage ...More was very responsive as far as setting up an appointment to give us an estimate, and arrived and took a look, answered all my questions, and told me what would be involved. He e-mailed an estimate very promptly. The only problem is that the estimate he gave us was more than twice the price of two other painting companies, one of which we went with, and whose work we are very happy with. Otherwise, I believe this company is knowledgeable and professional, they just were overpriced in my opinion.
- Stephanie D.
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Wonderful job! Mr. was exceptionally professional and generous with his time and expertise, advising us in regards to color choices (the hardest part!). He worked with our time constraints and coordinated with other home improvement professionals working in the same space. The painter, , did a flawless ...More and clean job. When a small space on a newly painted wall was damaged by the other workers, I called Mr. for advise on how to touch up the wall, and he offered to come back out to the house to fix it! Good luck finding another business owner who is that generous with their time, especially considering that we were only a modest job for .
- Pamela L.
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We were pleased with the work. We felt we paid a fair price. About 2/3 of the house was painted. The rest is brick.
- Linda T.
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we have used for 35 years and the reason is clear, Guitar. is punctual and a perfectionist. He inspects the job after the painters finish and if he is not happy with something he has them do it over. Just like his saying "we do it right the first time".
- Sherry B.
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worked hard, and cleaned the house well. He walked the job, then discussed with me what he was doing. He didn't take a break or pause in his work I don't think! Would recommend him to give you careful attention, and to do a good job.
- ANNE C.
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and his crew were amazing. has a strict attention to detail that he hangs his hat on. He takes pride in his work and will do what is necessary to ensure the quality product. There were two small areas that we felt needed to be touched up, and sent someone over as soon as our schedule ...More allowed to fix them. As a customer, you want to feel like the person you are paying will perform the work as if they were doing it on their own home. This is how I felt with . They took care to protect our home so that there was little to do other than enjoy our newly painted walls. They will be our painting company going forward.
- todd B.
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I don't think they knew what they were walking into. I had tried to remove the wallpaper in my master bedroom myself and left a ton of the glue behind. They sanded, patched and painted the entire room and even stayed over the time I paid for to get the job done. It looks fantastic. A+ job I plan on using them again for any future painting needs I have.
- michael N.
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The crew that did the upstairs bedroom did an outstanding job. They were extremely courteous and professional. They did the fourth wall a different color and the "line" between the colors is perfectly straight; exactly what you hope for but hard to achieve.
did the guest bath on the first floor and was very ...More clean and did a nice job. Everyone was very punctual and completed the jobs in a timely fashion.
Would recommend to anyone.
- Pauline R.

Interior Painters in Dover, NH

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4Pro Painters

69 Washngton St #5

A CRISTALDI & SONS

143 OLD BAY RD
New Durham

A J Morin Painting

12 Hillside Ave
Derry

A J Wood Construction Inc

337 Haverhill Rd
Chester

A New Look Coatings

19 lily Pond Rd
Barrington

A Personal Touch Painting N' More

New Zealand Road
Dover

A Plus Painting & Restoration

46 South Road
North Hampton

Agri Construction

17 Emerson Dr.
Derry

AHR Builders

4 Smith Well Rd
Dover

All American Plastering

8B Shelley dr.
Hudson

Allegiant Builders

54 Stone Farm Drive
Barrington

Alvarez Enterprises

13 Gerrish Street
Franklin

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS INC

17 PARSHLEY LANE
Exeter

APPLE PAINTING & RESTORATION LLC

PO Box 8272
Portsmouth

BAK Woodworking

12 Sam Clark Rd
Center Barnstead

Barrington HVAC Supply NH

PO Box 324
Barrington

Bill Campbell Construction

342 main st
Danville

Bill Powers Painting

69 Franklin St
Rochester

Black Panther Renovations

64 Holts Point Road
Sandown

Blue Sky Power Washing

PO Box 108
Milford

Bogrett Builders

1416 lovell lake rd

Brehm's Painting

Pierce St
Dover

BRITE SKY

454 CENTRAL AVE
Dover

Burnhams Painting

258 Kings Hwy
New Durham

Cantu Reconstruction

Post Office Box 336
Epping

Carpe Diem Construction

304 Suncook Valley Rd
Alton

CertaPro Painters of the Seacoast

694 Portsmouth Ave
Greenland

Childers Design Build & Remodeling

173 Spring street
Farmington

Cinderella Painting & Maintenance Inc

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Nashua

CJF Carpentry

2 N. Danville Rd
Sandown

CLARK PAINTING

12 MILL POND LN
Hampton

Community House Calls

238 Jennifer Dr
Chester

Contractor Jack

13 Curries Way
Brookfield

Cooper Homes LLC

84 West Broadway
Derry

Credible Construction

2 Arcola St
Dover

CROSSMAN MAINTENANCE COMPANY

BACK RIVER RD
Dover

Crowell's Painting & Drywall Finishing

130 Hanson Rd
Sanbornville

D A S Brothers

13 Richard Ct
Raymond

Danusis Construction

27 Mockingbird Lane
Newmarket

dave and louanns homeimprovements

217 CHESTER RD
Fremont

Derrick Amadio

1401 WHITE CEDAR BLVD
Portsmouth

DeVuono Painting

36a Charles st
Rochester

Don's Home Improvement

15 Snow Street
Rochester

ECHO HILL DESIGN

36 MT LEBANON ST

Ed Brown Home Improvements

13 Fitch Rd
Madbury

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Everyone needs a Phil

23 tuxbury rd.
Plaistow

Fine Line Painting

12 Tanglewood Drive
Dover

Forsythe Carpentry

2 south rd
East Kingston

GAC Painting Inc

72 Natures Way

Geoff Tiernan Painting

6 Autumn Lane
Stratham

George LaBonte Contractor

16 Summer St.
Tilton

GNLBuilders

108 Long shores Dr
Barrington

Got Gutters- Ellis Contracting

422 New Zealand Rd
Seabrook

Gpconstruction

Tallant Rd
Merrimack

Green Tree Builders

6 Hunting Rd
Auburn

Greg O'Hagan Painting & Home Repair

607 Tibbetts Rd
Barrington

Hodgkins Painting & Maintenance

102 Mountain Ave
Northwood

HOME INNOVATIONS

MAPLE DRIVE
Greenland

Hubbard Carpentry

2492 Mendota Rd

i know jack

12 richmond street
Dover

Independence Exteriors

po box 146
Center Barnstead

iRemodel LLC

10 Wight St Apt 1
Raymond

J & A Dion's Painting

3 Earle Street
Dover

J & W CONTRACTING

1A Dunreath St

J G Painting

61 Suzanne Drive
Portsmouth

J Lance LLC

468 Old Connecticut Path

JDM PRO PAINTING INC.

15B Page Road
Kingston

Jeff Eaton Painting

240 Dover Point Rd
Dover

Jeff Sewell Home Improvements

150 Lafayette Rd
Rye

Jeffrey Arlit Carpentry

10 Wyman St
Derry

Lou's Cape Ann Painting

13 Candlestick Lane
Sandown

Luponi Home Improvement

15 Coach Lane
Hampton Falls

M.J.F. Builders, LLC

28 Back River Road
Dover

M2 - Measure Twice, LLC

PO Box 56
Londonderry

Madwater Construction & Maintenance

58 Firefly Ln.
Barrington

Marshall Home Pros

11 Olympia Ave

Melody Toland Painting

152 Rochester Hill Road
Rochester

Meticulous Remodeling

15 stevens Ct
Rollinsford

MICHAEL MAYO CONSTRUCTION

28 LAFAYETTE ST
Rochester

Oceanside Painting, LLC

75 Stark Ave
Dover

OLD WORLD FINISHES

316 CAMPBELL MILL RD
Greenville

Paintegrity, Inc.

23 Oak St
Exeter

Paisans Painting

PO Box 1312
East Hampstead

Patterson Painting

3 Ledgewood Dr

Peace of Mind Home Improvements

15 Chasebrook Cir
Litchfield

PEAK PAINTERS

156 Old Concord Turnpike
Barrington

Pellco Painting Company

36 Play Camp Road
Salem

Penny Wise Custom Painting

12 Cherry Rd.
North Hampton

Percival Remodeling LLC.

5 Randy Ln
Raymond

RDS Enterprises

14b depot street
Somersworth

Real Deal Builders

2 Sweet Briar Ln.
Rochester

Real Quality Painting LLC

31 Drew Rd
New Durham

Ryan Home Services

PO BOX 221
North Salem

S R F Excavation

PO Box 45
Danbury

S&K Home Services

17B Riverview Dr
Hampton

Services Unlimited LLC

19 Big Buck Rd
Northwood

Shore Lines Painting & Wall Covering

One Fourteenth Street
Hampton

SLATE ROOF & HOME REPAIR

PO Box 153
Keene

SPRAY MAINE INC

CENTRAL ST

SPRING ALL YEAR PAINTING

425 OCEAN RD
Portsmouth

T&A PAINTING

6 aspen lane
Rochester

Team Handyman LLC

4 Birch Road
Newton

The Painting Connection

269 Portsmouth Avenue
Farmington

the premier remodeling co

45 tsienneto rd
Derry

THOMPSON PAINTING

142 VARNEY RD
Dover

Total Deck Care

45 Auburn Rd
Londonderry

Tuxedo Painting LLC

239 Piscataqua Rd
Durham

Twins Painting

21 Irving St
Salem

Wagner Home Renovation

66 York Woods Road

WMC Roofing

po box 22
North Hampton

Xtreme Woodworks

21 River Lane / PO Box 89
Freedom

Yaratz Construction

PO Box 333
Plaistow

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