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came out promptly, evaluated the job, and gave me a fair quote. I accepted his offer. He came out when he said that he would and performed" the job exactly as I expected. He was fair, professional, and skilled. I am very pleased with the work that he did and highly recommend him. He is a fantastic exterior painter (probably interior as well but I only required exterior painting). He left no mess and I am pleased with his work and his fair pricing. Thanks
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-Don M.

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" The work was done to perfection in a timely manner. There is no sign of previous damage to kitchen ceiling and the painting was done with professional care" with two coats, leaving a perfect finished look, we are very satisfied with. The outside cellar stair wall was a real eyesore and now looks amazing. Two coats were impeccably applied to everything, taking the upmost care to be sure all was correctly dried, and lines meeting the walls were perfect. The men were very neat and considerate in their work and polite in their manner. Mr.
said he would do the work as if it were his own - and he did.

-Kathleen H.

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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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- Mark D.
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came out ahead of time and made sure he understood what we wanted and needed when repainting the bonus room over our garage. He made several good suggestions that really made the room turn out great. The crew arrived on time and were quick and professional. The price is pretty much the going rate for professional paint service--not inexpensive but I have learned the hard way you get what you pay for. i would definitely hire them again.

- SUSAN H.
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We are very happy with the quality of the work performed. We highly recommend
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- Maurine P.
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A crew of 12 men spent 3 1/2 days in our townhouse painting ceilings, walls, and crown and baseboard moldings. The project manager reviewed the job with us prior to the arrival of the painters and listened very carefully to our instructions and concerns. The painters went to work and we were amazed to find no drips anywhere! After painting, our house was cleaned of all the trash, although left a bit dusty.
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did a final walk through with us, pleased himself with a job well-done! He encouraged us to call him should we find any little spots as we used our home; we had a short list of tiny little smudges here and there which two of his painters promptly cleaned/fixed. We will happily refer CPR Painting to our friends and clients.
- Linda T.
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Fit our relatively small job into their schedule to meet our schedule. Very professional, punctual and tidy. Thank you again!
- Clancy K.
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I called
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on 7/15/15 regarding this project. The paint on our windows and front door trim was peeling badly so it needed to be cleaned up and repainted. I told
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that for various reasons, we needed to have this job done by August 4, a very narrow time frame. Other painting companies had told me that they were booked out into September.
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said he would look at the job and see if it could be slipped into his busy schedule. He came to our house on 7/16/15 and looked at the condition of the trim. The scraping and clean up would take some time, but that he could fit us in. We had one delay because of rain, but on 7/27 and 7/28, he and his crew scraped, cleaned and painted the trim on 18 windows and the front door trim. When they scraped away the old paint, they found a lot of bad wood. They sealed it with some kind of wood putty to protect it for the short term. They did a great job, and the clean-up was immaculate, especially considering how much peeling there was.
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was great - prompt in his initial inspection of the house, and very quick to get the job done. When we are ready to make longer term repairs on the wood trim, we will definitely call
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- Christine C.
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lack of attention to detail, took some short cuts to make it easy. Over all job looks good be detail is lacking.
- Larry A.
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It went very well.
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came out to check work area. He was on time and professional. We had to change the original project upstairs to the room downstairs and also had to make a scheduling change to fit other workmen here into the overall project.
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was able to accommodate the needed change without a hassle. The finished product looked great.
- Katherine M L.

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

Bennett Restoration LLC

1248 Schodack Valley Rd.
Castleton On Hudson

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

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

Hardworking Man

137 New York 385
Catskill

Harrington Renovations

68 knollwood ave
Amsterdam

Home Helpers Co-Op

111 Columbia Tp
Rensselar

I & T Building Mechanics

Albany ST
Schenectady

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

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

Shield General Contracting LLC

979 Central Ave Ste 3
Albany

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

UP THE WALL DECORATING SERVICES

16 Spring St.
Catskill

Up The Wall Decorating Services

16 Spring St
Catskill

Virginia Fisher

847 7th Ave
Troy

VLS Painting,LLC

1275 Chateau Dr.

WDI Inc

5308 Cauterskill Rd
Catskill

White Glove Home Improvement

331 Fuller Road
Albany

Woodside & Young Inc

9 Squires Gate
Poughkeepsie

Www.maryfrancesmillet.com

1914 Campbell ave

yankee home improvement

7 vista drive
Scotia

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