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and his crew did an excellent job. Power washed first, then applied 2 coats of paint. The only negative is that at times he was kind of cocky, but we overlooked it.

-Jennifer H.

"they did a great job - no wall damage, mess, or excess time. They primed the walls under the paper to prepare it so we could paint it.

-mark G.

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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 Candor


After I paid for the paint service,
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contacted me to come to the house and take a look at the rooms to be painted. He told us how much paint to get. He finished the job as promised, in the time frame he gave us. He did not think one coat of paint looked good enough in the bedroom, so went to the paint store and got another
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for a second coat. It turned out really well. The walls were well covered and the trim was neat. I bought this for for my mom's house and she was very pleased with the work and with
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. He was very pleasant. Good phone and email communication.
- Michelle W.

I have established a new office at
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, FL and I was need to paint my office before starting my business. I heard and called
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to paint my office. And I am happy till now. They worked really good. Really recommended

- Sofia S.

The workers were very nice, but the project manager was very problematic. He ordered and the workers installed the wrong siding and molding. Our phone lines were cut and it took 3 weeks to repair. Not only did he make multiple mistakes and ignore what we told him, he argued with us (like telling us there wasn't a phone
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in the sunroom prior to construction, like telling us to just paint the siding because he forgot to order the pre-finished stuff we paid for), and said they opened the wall to look for the cut phone lines which did not occur. The workers had to put up siding twice, install molding 3 times, and reinstall the ceiling light receptacles because they were put in incorrectly, and an electrician had to come out twice to reinstall phone lines. The cedar shake at the back of the house was installed crooked. My husband needed to explain to the workers how to install the siding (the second time) so that the nails would not show. We were told the job would be done in 2 weeks, but it took 7 weeks because so many things had to be done over, and we had waiting time when new materials had to be ordered.
- Debra C.

Overall the entire experience was very pleasing. I managed to get a very quick appointment for an estimate, and the interior was measured within twenty minutes. I had the estimate by the end of the day. My estimate was done on a Friday, and they were able to start painting by Wednesday. The work was completed in five work days. The work looks very professional, and they did a great job repairing the nail holes and other minor imperfections. About the only complaint we had was that one of the painters left a banana peel on the floor at the end of one of the work days (covered by a tarp but still).
- Tyler W.

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and his team did a fantastic job of painting my shed and 2 large interior rooms with all trim. They worked tirelessly to finish the jobs, with 2 on the shed and one inside. I have hired many painters but never have I been more pleased with the level of professionalism and dedication to the job. They were pleasant and very skilled painters. I will definitely hire them again.
- Dianne V.

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and his team are outstanding.
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arrived promptly at the scheduled time to do a walk thru of my home. He pointed out drywall areas which needed repair and discussed the paint types and number of coats required. He gave me an estimate which was $750 less than the closest competitor. On the day the work was to begin,
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arrived on time with his team and the work began. The team did an outstanding job. Each night,
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would call me to see how I felt things were progressing and would ask if I had any concerns. The job progressed quickly and the team finished in the agreed to timeline. I highly recommend
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for anyone that desires a professional job!
- christopher O.

After a scheduling mishap we rescheduled and the painter showed up right on time. I gave him the instructions on what colors to paint which rooms and he was very quick professional and did a great job. They were so good I have them scheduled to come back to paint more rooms. I will continue to use them whenever I need any painting done and would recommend them anytime.

- catherine A.

He was a good painter, but talked to himself the entire time. At first we thought he was on the phone, but realized he wasn't. He was saying the same thing over and over and over again. .
- Troy F.

Interior Painters in Candor, NY

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4D Repairs & Restorations

23 Main St
Johnson City

A & R Painting

1810 Union Center Hwy

Arctic Bear Heating & Air Inc.

13 S Kelly Ave

B & B Home Contractors

617 Irving Ave.

Better Life Home Improvements LLC

2400 Witherill Street

Brooms Over Broome

212 Madison Ave

Brushes Over Broome

212 Madison Ave

Carney Construction Services

PO Box 7101

Chris Frutchey Carpentry

161 Belle School Rd.


1611 Airport Rd


Port Crane

Dixon Construction

62 Bennett rd.

EcoPro Power Washing

923 Hill Ave

Edward Gibson

2255 State Route 26

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Empire Construction of CNY, LLC

2495 State Route 215

Fire Water Pros

217 Vestal Parkway West

First Choice Construction

16 Pineview Terrance

Halliwell Painting and More

2263 East River Road

Harvey Construction

500 Main St

home maintenance

1010 route 79

Isabel Construction

13 Montgomery

Jack Rizzuto Remodeling

1931 Coleman rd

Jimmy DiFulvio Construction

5 Mason Ave

Johnson & Barrow's Painting

121 Ashcraft Road

M & M Superior Painting

33 Union Street

M. H. Painting & Pressure Washing

206 Squires Avenue

MB Construction

47 Charles Street

mJs painting

349 west chenango road
Castle Creek

Paper Hanging By Dottie

1109 Ford Rd

Precision Remodeling

1521 Glenwood Rd

Rhodes Renovation & Remodeling

222 Duell Rd

Richard J Woloszyn Painting

26 Robble Ave.

Russ Baldwin Remodeling

40 Albert St.
Johnson City

Sensible Maintenance Solutions

337 Rockefeller Rd.

Stanley Steemer - Vestal

2325 Owego Rd

Sunset Painting Services

11 Sunset Terrace

Thunderbuilt Construction

127 Main Street

Upscale Remodeling Corp

1410 Dryden Rd

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