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Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

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Painting - Exterior

Life seems to pass by more quickly these days. It feels like every time I turn around, I find something that needs to be fixed, maintained or replaced.

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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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House Painting reviews in Poughkeepsie

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I had attempted numerous times to remove some wallpaper border only to discover there was more underneath. I purchased a deal for wallpaper removal.
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was on time and very professional. He got straight to work and after analyzing the situation, he informed me that the best way to do the job was to mud over it. So, off to his truck he went, got the supplies and back to work he went. I did have to pay extra as more time was needed to complete the job. I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend him.
- Justine M.
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Excellent.
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, the owner, came out and walked all over the property to discuss what we wanted done. He promptly sent me a quote and we discussed the date to start. As the job proceeded we found we needed an old brick planter box removed and hauled away. He gave me a fair price for the additional work which is included in the cost of service above.
He sent an excellent crew;
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and
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. They were very professional, punctual and polite.
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stopped by often during the job and we spoke throughout.
I'm thrilled with the outcome and would hired them again in a heartbeat.
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Gross
- Kathy G.
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The owner, Mr.
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, sent a two man team that worked for six days, 8:00/8:30 to 4:30 every day until the job was complete. They were clean and neat and cleaned up every evening. All the wood had to be hand sanded or electric hand sanded. Strips along four big picture windows had to be replaced with redwood strips and windows resealed. All damaged wood was bonded or glued and filled where necessary. All the wood, and I have a lot on my house, was primed with one coat and then painted by brush or small roller with the best paint. They did a superb job.
- Christine R.
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Provided full interior painting of our home in an excellent manner and with precision. His workers were respectful, courteous and wore shoe booties in our home. There were no spills or damage and the cleanup was superb. They get my continued service in the future.
- joseph V.
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This team was very professional and prompt. We received a quote and any additional cost that was needed was communicated in a timely manner so the work was not delayed to long.
We will diffidently use them again!!
My wife and I are very pleased.
GREAT JOB!!
- Windle M.
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We have had our house and deck washed and painted several times, but never before has the job been done as well as by
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. They were meticulous and careful, and did excellent work. They were careful with furniture and other items on our deck that had to be moved. They even went so far as to caulk in cracks in the deck before painting it—something no other company had done. The skilled crew arrived on schedule and our house now looks much better for their efforts.


- AV SHIRK & DEBORA B.
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Went excellent , very skilled professional workers who were very knowledgeable, very respectable to us and friendly. They arrived early and stayed late always at times stated. Can't say enough good things about them!!!!
- Jane H.
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If you don't mind getting the inevitable upsell on the Angie's list "deal", clean up lots of overspray and drips found even after making them clean up the very obvious ones. I would expect a professional paint crew to use more drop cloths to keep paint drips off of pavers, drive way, etc. Go ahead use these guys. But I would recommend finding someone else, using your due diligence, getting three quotes, and make sure you inspect everywhere when they're done. I wouldn't recommend them or use them again in the future. I gave them an A for punctuality because, once scheduled, they did show up when they said they would.
- John R.

Exterior Painters in Poughkeepsie, NY

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360 Construction

193 old flatbush rd
Kingston

A New Beginning Construction

PO Box 782
Pleasant Valley

A&M Repair

154 N Clinton St
Poughkeepsie

A-1 finishs

2740 south road

A-1 Improvements

29 WALNUT HILL RD
Poughkeepsie

A. Salerno Contracting Corp.

P.O. BOX 526
Rhinebeck

A1 Contractors

323 Strawridge Rd
Wallkill

ABMG GENERAL CONTRACTING CORP

372 Fullerton Ave
Newburgh

Ames Construction

89 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park

Andrew DeSha Finishing

69 Brill Lane
Poughquag

Appliance Pro

240 Lily Lake Rd.
Highland

APRS Enterprises LLC

PO Box 121
West Hurley

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Art Jones Painting

194 Ernest Rd
Stanfordville

Bedrock Landscaping & Masonry, Inc.

1867 Route 55
Lagrangeville

Bella Painting

1782 South Rd.
Wappingers Falls

Benjamin Custom Modular Homes Inc

3156 Route 9W
Saugerties

Berrian Construction L.L.C.

P.O. Box 29
Hyde Park

BGS Painting

22 Leona Dr
Brewster

Bob Martin's Painting

68 Canterbury dr
Saugerties

Boshart Construction

43 Bancroft Road
Poughkeepsie

Brian Hommel Home Improvement

749 Kings Hwy
Saugerties

C & B PAINTING

45 DUNN PL

C & J general contractor

198 ten Broeck av
Kingston

C. Tapia Construction & Remodeling

15 Church St
Ellenville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell General Carpentry, Inc.

69 S Partition St
Saugerties

Cardinale Painting

Poughkeepsie

Carlotti Concepts Construction

2 sawmill rd
Saugerties

CCH Services

PO Box 2016
Kingston

Clark Construction

P.O. Box 522
New Paltz

Classic Construction

71 Helen Dr
Wappingers Falls

Colorful Painting

238 Hosner Mtn. Rd.
Hopewell Junction

Confident Construction

25 Teal Ln
Pleasant Valley

Connolly Painting & Restoration

59 Washington Ave.
Beacon

Cottage Industries

441 Mohonk Road
High Falls

Cunningham Carpentry Inc

300 Depot Hill Rd
Poughquag

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

D DEVITO CONSTRUCTION

90 ORCHARD DR
Poughquag

Dans Quality Painting

701 Slate Quarry Rd

Dave Cappuzzello Painting & Paperhanging

28 Libby Court
Hopewell Junction

DDMI Painting Inc.

75 myers corners road
Wappingers Falls

Devil in the Details Painting

20 Pencil Hill Rd. #1A
New Paltz

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DIVAR PLUMBING & RENOVATIONS

39 WOODCLIFF DR
Stormville

Donohue Contracting Services Inc

677 Dutchess Tpk
Poughkeepsie

Down to Earth Property Maintenance

32 Vannostrand Rd
New Paltz

Dunn & Son Design Construction

16 Seaman Rd
Poughkeepsie

DUTCHESS BUILDERS & Renovators

Stringham Rd.
Lagrangeville

Dutchess County Renovations

216 Barrytown Rd
Barrytown

Dutchess Property Management, INC.

15 Amherst Road
Red Hook

EJT Contracting

Saugerties

Empire State Landscaping

Berme Road
High Falls

Ethos Construction

beekman rd
Hopewell Junction

Explicit Exteriors

262 Toad Pasture Rd
Middletown

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Father And Sons Clean Upcrew

94 N Franklin St
Athens

Final Touch Taping & Painting, LLC

412 Saratoga Lane
Fishkill

Five Star Exteriors Inc

608 State Rte 28
Kingston

George Apap Painting

1278 Route 311
Patterson

GHS Construction

696 Berme Road
High Falls

Giorgio's Home Improvements

155 Miller Rd.
Hopewell Junction

Handyman Andy

45 Finnish Ln
Lagrangeville

Handyman Services

19 Arbor Hill Drive
Pleasant Valley

Hank The Painter

7 Church St
Hopewell Junction

Harold's Enterprises

4300 Sate Route 9 G
Germantown

Hawks Handyman

17 new dam rd
Wappingers Falls

Herriman Construction

12 Pells Court
Poughkeepsie

Hj Painting and Drywall Finishing

226 Tremper Ave
Kingston

HNI Builders

75 W Chester St
Kingston

Home Magic Renovations

1220 N Country Rd
Stony Brook

HPM Carpentry

1278 Rte 311
Patterson

Hudson Valley Home Improvement Services LLC

1502 Patrician Court
Peekskill

Hudson Valley Woodworks LLC

10 Davis Pl
Hyde Park

J & B Cogan Ent Ltd

16 Plaza Road
Wappingers Falls

J & S PAINTING llc

PO BOX 516
Wappingers Falls

J OConnor construction

434 Harman St
Brooklyn

J.G.C.

33 Gold Rd
Wappingers Falls

JC's Home Improvement

8 Henry St
Poughkeepsie

JM All Phases

91 N Parliman Road
Lagrangeville

John J Contracting

1 Mahar Dr
Poughkeepsie

JP Pressure Washing

74 Cumberland Road
Fishkill

K & K BUILDING SVC

PO Box 268
Roendale

Kerry Mitras

227 sand hill rd

Kiall Avery Contracting

101 Montgomery St
Tivoli

L.A.S. Contracting

21 3rd Ave
Kingston

Land & Stone Management Corp.

1992 Commerce St
Yorktown Heights

Lawn Care - Property Management

797 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Millbrook

Local Dad Repairs

27 Old State Rd
Hopewell Junction

M & J Painting

14 Scuppo Rd Unit F8

Magen's Mark House Painting

3429 Cooper St
Stone Ridge

Maskell Merritt Construction

23 Hollow Ridge Rd
Staatsburg

MGB Carpentry

2470 Rte 65
Hopewell Junction

Mighty Carpenter

16 white oak circle

MJP Painting

11 Chamberlain Hill Road
Red Hook

MONARCH PAINTING SOLUTIONS

827 Route 82
Hopewell Junction

MTG Home Innovation L.L.C.

42 Forest Meadow Dr.
Salt Point

Naturescapes Home Improvement Co.

12 ansara dr
Wappingers Falls

New Horizon

Hyde Park

New View Painting

97 Talmadge St
Poughkeepsie

Nottingham Contracting LLC

1 Main St
New Hamburg

O & R PAINTING INC

115 FREETOWN RD
Wallkill

O DELL PAINTING INC

21 Edgehill Drive
Wappingers Falls

PANGLOSS PAINTING

16 RAILROAD ST
Dover Plains

Papa's Painting

West Hurley

Paul Davis Restoration of Dutchess County

2593 Route 52
Hopewell Junction

Peak Construction

164 Old Route 9
Fishkill

Peter Mannese Carpentry

163 South Street
Marlboro

PETERSON HOME IMPROVEMENT

116 MILTON CROSSROADS
Highland

PICTURE PERFECT PAINTING

21 LOWN CT
Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Painting

28 Alta Dr
Wappingers Falls

PRECISION CONTRACTOR

13 S. Hamilton st
Poughkeepsie

Pro-Wash Xteriors, Inc.

203 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park

Professional Look Painting

7 Lower Elm St.
Wappingers Falls

Property Renovators

388 Cedar Hill Road
Fishkill

Quality Custom Construction

8 Cookingham Rd
Poughkeepsie

R J Ritacco Painting Co

98 Sand Hill Road
Gardiner

Radical Renovations

183 mohonk rd
High Falls

RCG Construction Corp.

207 Ressique Roads
White Plains

Reis Contracting

Poughkeepsie

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Residential House Painting

PO Box 1073
Port Ewen

River Remodeling, Inc.

90 Fiddlers Bridge Rd
Staatsburg

RiverView Enterprises

Wappingers Falls

Rock-N-Renovations

201 New Paltz Rd
Highland

Rojak Builders Inc

Poughkeepsie

Roofing Plus

Poughkeepsie

S.C.Builders

1 Titusville Heights Road
Poughkeepsie

santiago's construction

17 Oakley St
Poughkeepsie

Scrubs LLC

Poughkeepsie

Searsanson construction

120 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park

Shane Scoville Painting and Wallpapering

33 Skidmore Road
Pleasant Valley

SKETCH N BUILD

982 MAIN STREET
Fishkill

Smith's Painting

574 Lattintown Rd
Marlboro

Star Painting Co.

Wappingers Falls

Stefan's Painting

1 village green B
Rhinebeck

Steve Fox PJD Contracting

26 Spruce Ct
Fishkill

Steven J. Kassouf Building & Remodeling

17 Hickory Hill Rd
New Paltz

SUPREME PAINTING

54 RUBY RD
Kingston

T. Bowen Professional Painting

25 Meusel Rd
Pine Plains

The Happy Brush

24 Broadview Rd
Woodstock

The Irish Handyman

15 Hillside Lake Rd
Hopewell Jct

The New Sunrise Painting

19D White Gate Dr
Wappinger Falls

The Overall Painter

PO Box 142
Fishkill

The Village Smith

PO Box 130
Millerton

Titan Coatings

Poughkeepsie

Top Hammer Construction Corp

78 Cove Rd
South Salem

Tyler Adamson Handyman Service

1 Kent Street
Beacon

Upton Custom Woodworking

Mount Zion Road
Marlboro

VANDIK CONSTRUCTION CORP

51 S CROSS RD
Staatsburg

VNR Painting

8202 Chelsea Cove N
Hopewell

Weatherguard Maintenance & Repair

739 Main St #4
Poughkeepsie

Whitten Construction, Inc.

Po Box 2400
Poughkeepsie

Willow Landscaping

Poughkeepsie

Woodside & Young Inc

9 Squires Gate
Poughkeepsie

Xquisit Contracting

Poughkeepsie

Your dream Construction

58 Top O Hill rd
Wappingers Falls

ZOTT CONSTRUCTION INC

551 Hosner Mountain Rd.
Stormville

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