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Remodeling tip: Should painting or flooring come first?

Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know whether interior painting should come before or after the installation of hardwood flooring.

Interior Painting

Professional decorators say painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room. It's also one of the more accessible do-it-yourself projects for the homeowner, though a professional interior painting company will likely do a better and more long-lasting job.

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Plastering, Painting - Interior

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

A high-gloss paint will be very shiny and reflect more light; a matte or flat paint will not be shiny and will reflect less light. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Sergio C. of El Paso, Texas)
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Dear Angie: We’re having an interior paint job done, and I’m wondering whether to pay when the work is done or as it proceeds. – Sherry S., Crystal Lake, Illinois

gray and pink paint
Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating

Move over, beige. There’s a new neutral in town.

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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 Athens

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were great to work with. They were prompt and worked with my husband on designing the space to our specifications. The total project was very well done and we would definately recommend these guys for home improvement projects.
- shirley W.
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DO NOT LET PRICE SCARE YOU!!
This company is amazing. Almost $1k less then the 2nd lowest estimate and the paint job came out stellar. The owner
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is great to work with, answering her phone at all hours of the night and weekend, and very prompt to return phone calls. Their painter,
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, did an amazing job on our house. The wood was in dire shape and had an ugly old blue color on their. In 3 days, they gave us a brand new house and I am so happy with everything! If we ever have family or friends in need of any paint work, we will highly recommend this company!!

- Colin O.
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and his crew were amazing. Very professional. Very clean and courteous. They did an excellent
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painting and I am incredibly pleased with the finished product. we will certainly recommend them to friends and family as well as use them again in the future!
- Kristie S.
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We recently moved into our new home needing the entire space painted and reached out to
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as well as a handful of other places. Probably half of the companies I reached out to never responded - the others were unprofessional, slow, or much more expensive than
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. Out of our entire 3500 sq ft home, we only found a handful of touchups.
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(our account manager) was endlessly patient and incredibly quick to respond to any and all questions (even getting on the phone after hours and on weekends). Honorio and his crew were fast, meticulous, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. They finished in under the time estimate and even agreed to stay late when we asked to add more rooms. We identified our touchups and they were there the next day to make all of the updates.
I will absolutely hire them again for any painting needs!
- Karen A.
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was great and contacted me quickly after I purchased the Big Deal via Angie's List. He came over to give an estimate. He was fair, honest, and knowledgable. After our estimate, I had a bit of trouble scheduling the actual painting, but once we sorted out the details, everything else went very smoothly. The two crew members that came to the house were fabulous and thorough. They completed the project in just one day. I would certainly recommend P and M Quality Painting for this type of job.
- Lauren L.
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was a fantastic contractor to work with. Punctual, responsive, adaptable and just a really nice guy. My girlfriend and I made some changes to what
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and I originally discussed and added the painting of the ceilings in our home.
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said no problem at all, got it done and made everything look beautiful. We had some feedback from
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on something that needed some touch up because we didn't like the color and a bit of the cut job,
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said no problem and took care of it. We also had
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paint a piece of furniture. The piece of furniture looks amazing and we are extremely happy with it. His price was reasonable, the prep and coverage of surfaces in our home so there would be no paint splatter was great along with the thorough clean up. I can't recommend
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and his team enough, we are so happy with our house that
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made feel like a home because of his great work.
- Jonathan G.
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arrived 15 min. late due to traffic, which was no concern. He called me in advance to let me know. He did a thorough and efficient job.
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was professional and courteous. I was pleased with the job he did, although I'm not too sure of the paint color I chose for the hallway! Certainly not his problem!
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was willing to paint extra projects for me in order to fill his time. He painted my handrails going downstairs which were in desperate need of paint. I had some white paint that he used to paint a door that really needed to be spruced up. He cleaned up the areas that he painted well. I plan to use him again.
- Carol W.
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Crew did an excellent job prepping all the surfaces and this resulted in a quality paint job. So good that we hired them to come back later in the month to do several other rooms.
- Norine R.

Interior Painters in Athens, NY

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518 Remodel

411 Rte 146
Altamont

A-Z Home Repair & Remodeling

24 Saratoga Rd
Schenectady

AAA Seasons Best Painting

1493 US Rte. 9
Castleton On Hudson

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
Albany

Absolute Perfect Painting

1312 Tenth Ave
Schenectady

Ado Construction

215 Sand creek rd
Albany

AE Rossi Builders, Inc.

157 Fabian Drive
Schenectady

AGTech Building and Remodeling

6 Pennsylvania Ave
Johnstown

Albany Home Repairs

PO Box 301
Glenmont

Albany Painting Pros

14 Columbia Circle Drive
Albany

Alfonso's Experienced Painting

177 South Street
Ballston Spa

All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville

All Pro Industries

183 New York 23B
Hudson

All Seasons Contracting

250 Rt 217
Hudson

Always Perfect

PO Box 4269
Clifton Park

Amore Builder's

p.o. box 1752
Latham

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

aroura painting

3 ballina
Troy

Atherton Painting & Construction LLC

88 Hudson Street
S Glens Falls

AVC Painters

16 Plum St.
Rensselear

B and M construction

5 wembly place
Gansevoort

Blueprint Remodeling

7 state st
Brooklyn

Boucher Painting

22 Montrose Dr
Delmar

Brian P. Weeks

228 2nd St.
Scotia

Bricks, Blocks and More

PO Box 68
Stillwater

Buddha's Painting

1221 State St
Schenectady

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital Region Masonry

1 Wood St
Albany

Claverack Builders Inc

49 Macintosh Dr
Hudson

CLD Custom Carpentry

169 stone mill rd
Hudson

Clean Cutters Painting

Maschodack rd
Nassau

CMV Contracting

16091 rt 22
Stephentown

Collar City Concrete

19 Central Ave.
Troy

College Pro Painters

1245 Western Ave
Albany

Compass Contracting LLC

13 Witte Rd
Albany

conway custom works

5198 RT 81
Greenville

Creative Interiors

58 Arcadia Ct.

Custom Contractors

124 Paine St
Green Island

Custom Cuts Building and Remodeling Inc.

133 Lower Herrington Rd.
Johnsonville

Dancy Enterprises LLC

104 Gold Rd S.
Elizaville

Daniels Construction

47 firehouse rd
Clifton Park

DANIELS PAINTING CO

11 ACORN AVE
Clifton Park

DFS In-Home Services

2505 Carmel Ave.
Brewster

DIMARTINO PAINTING

41 START AVE
Rensselaer

Diversified Trades

319 Stop #2 Lockwood Rd
Craryville

Done Right Construction

13 Lancaster street

Done Right Painting

39 Elk St
Albany

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street
Red Hook

Dymling & McAvoy Inc

PO Box 820
New Lebanon

dynamic construction

1026 Trinity Ave
Schenectady

E. Perry Construction, LLC

PO Box 384
Middleburgh

East Street Construction

160 Delaware Ave
Delmar

ED Henry's Decorating

143 Bleecker St
Gloversville

Elliot Enterprises

71 Wilsey Rd
Greenfield Center

Excellent Quality Home Improvement

82 Bradford Street
Albany

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

F Valentine Custom Homes

97 Sherman Street
Schenectady

Fairway Home Improvement

4 Fairway Ct
Albany

Fantastic Painting

PO BOX 115
Feura Bush

Father And Sons Clean Upcrew

94 N Franklin St
Athens

Five Star Exteriors Inc

608 State Rte 28
Kingston

FJG Contracting

799 6th St
Watervliet

Frank Shelhamer Construction

98 S River St
Coxsackie

Fridholm Painting & Remodeling

1 Fridholm Dr
Burnt Hills

Genesis Painting

115 Mill St.
Troy

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

GIBBS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

4 ACORN GROVE
Ballston Lake

GILCO CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC

2785 MARIAVILLE ROAD
Schenectady

Gisondi Residential &Commercial Services

172 blowers rd
Gloversville

Grandview Properties

23 N Grandview Terrace
Voorheesville

GREENVILLE CUSTOM TRIM

94 FIELD RD
Greenville

Greg & Jerome Construction

37 Glenridge Rd.
Rexford

Handyman R Us

1310 Pirkle Rd

Hardworking Man

137 New York 385
Catskill

Harold's Enterprises

4300 Sate Route 9 G
Germantown

Harrington Renovations

68 knollwood ave
Amsterdam

ICA contracting

37 Ten Broeck
Albany

ICO Painting

1C Brookside Meadows
Ballston Lake

Interior Larry

Saratoga Springs

J&D PAINTING

50 FRANKLIN ST
Gloversville

Jamcore Home Improvements

31 Collegeview Dr
Albany

James & Doraine Bushnell

43 Martins Hill
Ravena

James Jennings

Watervliet

Jellco Construction INC

PO Box 4550
Saratoga Springs

JMM Plumbing & Repair

27 Glenwood St
Albany

jnd tree service

110 forbes st
Amsterdam

John T. Construction

76 E. Fulton St.
Golversville

JPH Property Solutions, LLC

1121 McClellan Street
Schenectady

JRS-Handyman

100 Lawrence St
Rensselaer

Kellogg's Painting

1729 Rt.23b
Leeds

Kepner Kitchens LLC

22 Rugby Rd
East Greenbush

Knights Construction

181 Clay Hill Rd
Fort Ann

Lamountain Contracting

843 7th ave
Troy

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Laurenzo Contracting, Inc.

613 Clement Street
Mechanicville

LAWLOR CONSTRUCTION LLC

467 KNICKERBOCKER RD
Schodack Landing

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

M & M Painting

albany
Albany

M and S Interiors

26 Michael Dr
Schenectady

MARX'S ROOFING & PAINTING

485 MUSELBECK RD
Pattersonville

McBain Carpentry Services

2519 2nd Ave
Watervliet

Mercer Associates

131 Farm to Market Road
Athens

Meto's Maintenance, Inc.

766 Mountain Ave
Purling

MOORE POWERWASH & SERVICE

1184 MIDLINE RD.
Amsterdam

Mountain Timber Company, Inc.

1029 Carter Bridge Rd
Greenville

Mulqueen and Sons

1924 Helderberg Ave.
Schenectady

MURRAY PAINTING

20 BOOTH RD
Delmar

Native Contracting

119 Meadowbrook Dr
Slingerlands

Naum Shkaf Painting and Roofing

1420 Best Rd.
East Greenbush

New Scotland Tile & Marble Inc

378 New Salem Rd
Voorheesville

Night Owl Mechanical

105 County Route 312
Westerlo

NLR Properties, LLC

PO Box 3361
Saratoga Springs

NML Contracting & Roofing

PO Box 11213
Albany

NW Insulation Experts, LLC

2225 SW Lafollett Rd

Patrick Dunn

1024 Palmer Ave
Schenectady

PC contracting

7 Curt Blvd.
Saratoga Springs

Powers Drywall & Insulation Inc

677 Hudson Ave
Stillwater

Pride Painting

33 Defreest Ave.
Troy

Pride Painting and Spackling

835 Main St
Farmingdale

Pro Line Painting

18 S Main St
Schaghticoke

Quality P.M., Inc

199 Delaware Ave # 1
Delmar

R & M Painting and Restoration

N. Resevoir St.
Latham

Randio Builders Inc.

PO Box 386
New Baltimore

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Richard's All Around Home and Property Management

1306 Buskirk West Hoosick Road
Buskirk

Riley's Cleaning Service

261 Tsatsawassa Lake Road
East Nassau

RINSLER MASONRY

PO BOX 554
Slingerlands

Romanelli Wallcovering

51 MacDougal Street
New York

Ross Contracting Corp

2 Gaffney Ln
Kinderhook

RTY Carpentry Plus

255 Consaul Rd

S. Polsun Construction

54 cuthbert st
Scotia

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

Saratoga Builders LLC

8 Champion Ln
Saratoga Springs

scotts home improvements

37 elm lane
Stillwater

Seguin Wood Flooring

28 Myrtle Ave
Albany

SenCare USA

1 Barney Road
Clifton Park

Seyboth Painting

PO Box 2816
Ballston Spa

Sleepyhollow Painting

Sleepyhollow Road
Athens

Southwood services

31 Fisher Blvd
Slingerlands

Spire Restoration LLC

2 Locust Ct
Ballston Spa

Style Painting and Tile Construction Company

354 Burtonville Rd
Fultonville

Superior Exteriors & Remodeling

1012 Aldeburgh Ave
Schenectady

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd
Schenectady

Todd Jobs LLC

PO Box 423
Latham

Towne Decorators

2891 Guilderland Ave
Schenectady

True Colors Professional Painting

464 Miller Road
East Greenbush

Two Cousins Property Management

P.0. Box 9
Stillwater

Two Guys Painting

65 Jackson Ave
Schenectady

Two Men and A Brush

2025 Route 9 North
Greenfield Center

UDesign

15 Morris Avenue
Schenectady

Virginia Fisher

847 7th Ave
Troy

VLS Painting,LLC

1275 Chateau Dr.

WDI Inc

5308 Cauterskill Rd
Catskill

Woodside & Young Inc

9 Squires Gate
Poughkeepsie

Www.maryfrancesmillet.com

1914 Campbell ave

yankee home improvement

7 vista drive
Scotia

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