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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.

guy repairing plaster ceiling
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)
Painting - Interior

From low luster to high gloss: Learn how to pick the style of paint that’s perfect for your project.

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Painting - Interior, Remodeling - General

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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was the best choice for us. Aside from having competitive prices, the professionalism and punctuality really stood out. My patio furniture was moved and/or covered, protecting it from any potential stains, which I truly appreciated. The painters worked very hard (in this scorching heat) for 2 1/2 days to ensure the job was done in quickly, accurately, and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a trustworthy painting crew.
- Greg I.
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Would never use Mr. soundler again, very unprofessional, and non responsive. Awful experience. This is the second time I have written this review and yet I see he still has an A rating with you. Very disappointed in Angie's List. Would not trust your review process.
- peggy K.
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with Business of Color several times, and she has consistently recommended "spot on" color suggestions that I have just loved; colors I would not have known about myself, but that in the end look gorgeous, professions, and simply "work". I highly recommend
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& have enjoyed working with her. This is a great service that is one of the best kept secrets.
- CHARLES P.
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and his crew did a great job. They were very professional, the rooms look great and they cleaned up before they left. I appreciate the
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I will use their service again and have already recommend them to friends.

- Toni M.
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and I had emailed regarding our need to have our new deck sealed and stained. He arrived in a timely fashion; worked all day; put on two coats; looks fabulous. Did a great job. He answered all of my questions and informed me about proper care of our new deck.
- Jean M S.
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They arrived on time at 8:30 and stayed until 4:00pm each day. They placed protective cloth tarps on the floor. We went over the existing paints on the first day - and he told me what additional paint I would need to buy. He went over any noticeable holes that needed patching in the empty rooms and did the patch and sanded. He removed all the switch plates etc. They got to work and completed all the painting in 2 days. On the last day, they cleaned up quickly and wiped down the hardwood floors, replaced the switch plates and wall vents. I recommend
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highly. They are excellent painters, precise, courteous and punctual. I would use them again. They did a great job!

- Angela G.
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did both interior and some exterior painting, and we were very satisfied with all of it. In fact,
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will be hired to do more painting on the exterior of the house in the near future. We found the owner to be very amiable and easy to work with and we can recommend him without hesitation.
- Kevin K.
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First I got a call in the morning to let me know they were on their way. They arrived, I showed them the room, and they got right to work. They kept me informed and had me come look at the progress from time to time. When it was finished, I got a call from the company. I told them I was interested in having additional work done (prime and paint the ceiling). They called me back almost immediately with a price, I agreed, the workers headed out to get the supplies, returned and again got right to work. They finished in late afternoon, did a great clean-up job and I was very pleased with everything.
- Linda D.

Interior Painters in Salem, OR

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3 R's Construction Management LLC

3629 Kashmir Way SE
Salem

A & J HOME REPAIR

933 HIGHBERGER LOOP
Aumsville

a afordable painting

1091 CASCADE DR NW
Salem

A BEAUTIFUL JOB PAINTING

3150 COMMANCHE CT NW
Salem

A1 Construction Inc

PO Box 17667
Salem

Academy Award Painting

2035 Oxford St
Salem

ACE OF SHADES PAINTING INC

770 HILLCREST DR NW
Salem

Affordable Handyman Services

3484 NW Scenic Dr
Albany

Aguilas R. E. Painting

7922 St Charles St NE
Salem

ALL PHASE PAINTING

6311 SW SOUTHVIEW ST
Portland

All Services Construction

535 E Main St
Yamhill

All Wood Restoration

PO Box 66
Sherwood

Anthony Dostie Construction

2230 31st Ave SE
Albany

AQ Property Maintenance, Inc.

4762 Regal Dr NE
Salem

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Armstrong Painting LLC

222 4th Ave SE
Albany

Artistic D-Zine Construction LLC

19379 meyers rd
Oregon City

Atmosphere-ID

91697 Donna Rd
Springfield

Ayhan Construction Inc.

7475 Meridian Road NE
Silverton

B and W Builders LLC

20 Airport Rd
Lebanon

Bridgewood Builder Inc

5352 Tamara Ct. S
Salem

C & S Residential Painting

2640 Evergreen Ct NE
Salem

C R Tafoya & Co

800 E 11600 S

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carl's Custom Painting LLC

215 Terra Linda Ave
Eugene

Casabella Painting

279 Eldin Ave. NE
Salem

CAVALIER PAINTING INC

3075 NW HARRISON BLVD
Corvallis

Cherry City Painting & Remodeling

4970 Hennies Rd SE
Turner

Chris Rarick Painting

3225 Wood Ave
Eugene

COASTWIDE CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 891
Pacific City

College Works Painting

388 State St.
Salem

COLOR FLOW PAINTING INC

5658 waln creek ct so
Salem

Colorwave Painting Of Oregon LLC

14290 Marjorie Ln Apt 1080
Oregon City

Colorworks NE

2700 SW Corbeth Ln
Troutdale

COUNTRYMAN HOMES LLC

1745 CAPITOL ST SE
Salem

D&R CUSTOM PAINTING LLC

1650 LONGVIEW WAY N.W.
Salem

Dale's Remodeling

5514 Commercial St SE
Salem

Dan Miller Painting

1527 70TH Ave SE
Salem

Dave the Handyman

463 Mayer Dr.
Lebanon

Davidson Contracting LLC

3858 Crestview Dr S
Salem

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

DT&D Construction LLC

3050 Loucks Court ne
Salem

E & M Remodeling LLC

16498 Brown Rd
Dallas

EAGLE EYE PROPERTY SERVICES Inc.

670 SUNSET AVE N
Salem

Ed Carlson Painting Inc

5546 Willapa Ct NE
Salem

EDEL Designs, inc

626 Sw Queen Ave
Albany

Empower Painting INC-Veteran & Family-Owned

15020 SE Shaunte Rd
Happy Valley

Emwon Productions

P.O Box 114
Saint Paul

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fitzpatrick Painting Inc

PO Box 2376
Corvallis

Full House Painting

463 Mayer Dr.
Lebanon

G & S Building Inc.

P.O. #6015
Salem

G&A Pro Painting

1222 Henrys Blvd
Woodburn

G&J Painting

P. O. BOX 1282
Philomath

Gaskin Painting LLC

PO Box 4202
Salem

generalpurpose

po box 7164
Salem

Gilbert's Painting

2675 Molalla Rd
Woodburn

Giron Construction LLC

5633 SE 111th Ave
Portland,

Good Earth Construction

PO Box 5266
Salem

H&B PAINTING CO.

3604 CHERRY AVE.
Salem

Hancock Home Solutions

226 Forlines Rd

Handyman Connection - Phoenix

11435 N Cave Creek Rd

Handyman Matters

7350 SW Landmark Ln
Tigard

Harmony Contracting

1348 NE Zachary St
Hillsboro

Highline Construction

1725 Skagit St

Homemasters

7225 SW Bonita
Tigard

Honey Do Services llc

P.O Box 2642
Lebanon

Improvements, Inc.

4351 Oregon Trail Ct NE
Salem

J & L Custom Painting, Inc

5345 Norma Ave SE
Salem

j hinton construction

1252 white cloud dr
Salem

JACK OUSKA INC

PO Box 5197
Salem

Jackson Construction

PO Box 3912
Salem

JB ColoringBrush Painting LLC

11792 NE Carl Rd
Woodburn

JB ColoringBrush Painting LLC

11792 NE Carl Rd
Woodburn

JB Painting

2591 Conser Rd NE
Albany

Jeff Hunter Construction

2056 SE Jackson St
Albany

Jobs by Rob LLC

4546 NE 21st Ave
Portland

JR PAINTING

PO BOX 3065
Albany

Kangaroo Contractors

2334 N Ridge Rd

LADA Enterprises Inc

16556 Lower Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego

Lamont Bros.

2050 S Beavercreek Rd 101 305
Oregon City

Lasting Impressions Painting LLC

7755 Florgon St NE
Salem

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leighs Construction Co

2318 Dalke Ridge Dr NW
Salem

Lifetime Exteriors

6807 NE 79th Ct
Portland

Lindsay's Painting & Design, LLC

4742 Liberty Rd S
Salem

Lo's Contracting, Inc.

4110 NE 122nd Ave
Portland

MAJIC PAINTING

17110 NW Broken Top Dr.
Beaverton

Mangrum Construction

37171 Oregon 226
Lebanon

Mark McNeely Painting

2745 SE Thompson St
Corvallis

Mark Powers Painting Inc.

11870 SW Wilkens Ln
Beaverton

Martian Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 56146
Portland

McHenry Remodeling LLC

1175 10th Ave SW
Albany

Merritt H Beymer Craftsman & Handyman LLC

19488 Silverfox Pkwy
Oregon City

MGM Building and Remodeling Inc.

4085 Cranston ST. SE.
Salem

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Michael Angelo Exteriors

581 Lancaster Dr SE
Salem

Mike Taylor Painting Inc.

2429 Northampton
Eugene

mike's remodeling

5130 7th Ave NE
Salem

MIRACLE TOUCH inc.

12499 HOWELL PRAIRIE RD NE
Gervais

Mo's Maintenance LLC

2923 NE Conser St
Corvallis

Moore Painting LLC

2696 Eastlake Drive SE
Salem

Mount Angel Carpentry

740 Alder St
Mount Angel

Mtn. Maintenance

PO Box 8168
Silverton

Murphy Homes

1050 N 4th St.
Aumsville

Neil Kelly Design Build Remodeling

804 N Alberta St
Portland

NEW BEGINNINGS CONSTRUCTION

2690 HOLLYWOOD DR. NE
Salem

Nissi Construction LLC

4561 Juliana Lp SE
Salem

NW Insulation Experts, LLC

2225 SW Lafollett Rd
Cornelius

OREGON BATH & KITCHEN

4870 BROOKLAKE RD NE
Salem

Oregon Five Star Enterprises

5286 Snowflake Ln
Salem

Oregon Painters

13023 NE Hwy 99

PACIFIC NORTHWEST PAINTING

9494 N GOVERNMENT WAY

PACIFIC PAINTING

799 45TH AVE NE
Salem

Passadore Properties

13560 NW Springville Rd.
Portland

Paul Cottle Construction LLC

4420 NE 54th Ave
Portland

Phil Howard Construction

1825 NW 14th St
Corvallis

Premier Renovations

29447 Wilkes Rd

PRESTIGE PAINTING

5337 Hickory Hill Dr SE
Salem

PYBURN & SONS

PO BOX 986
Albany

Rambeck Drywall

5846 Battlecreek Rd. SE
Salem

Razorback Construction

PO Box 403
Philomath

Reginald W Murdock

13012 Yuma Pl

Reid Werks Inc.

273 SW Bell Dr
Dallas

Reid Werks Inc.

273 SW Bell Dr
Dallas

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Repipe 1

15791 Rockfield Blvd

Rex Yetter Remodeling LLC

9301 SW Sagert St
Tualatin

Reyes Painting Company LLC

4152 Stortz Ave
Salem

Sam's Painting & Remodel

1184 S Water St
Silverton

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

ServiceMaster of Salem Inc

2275 Judson St SE
Salem

Shannon Campbell Designs

2829 Vibbert St S
Salem

SHIP'S UNITED INDUSTRIES PRO

880 BREYS AVE NE
Salem

Simmons Performance Roofing Inc

22335 Horizon Vista Way

SONRAE PAINTING

PO BOX 571
Fairview

Stanley Construction LLC

po box 18150
Salem

Steve's Quality Painting LLC

4478 Campbell Dr SE
Salem

Steven & Son Construction

Po Box 2586
Lebanon

STOM PAINTERS

1208 29TH AVE SE
Albany

Strunk Family Construction LLC

4742 Liberty Rd S
Salem

Summit Cleaning & Restoration

1875 Pacific Court SE
Stayton

SUN DOG CONSTRUCTION

Mt. Tabor. SE Portland.
Portland

Sunrise Painting Co

36902 S Kropf Rd
Molalla

T WHITE PAINTING & WALLCOVERINGS

85 WALNUT
Independence

Thats Right Construction

145 College D.R.NW

The Decorated Wall

186 SE Mill St
Dallas

The Fix it Lady

8694 Warner dr SE

THE HANDYMAN NEXT DOOR

6801 E LARKSPUR DR

THE VILLAGE BUILDER INC

8260 NW MITCHELL DR
Corvallis

THE WOMEN HOUSEPAINTERS

1726 CAMINO DE LA VUELTA

THOMAS CONTRACTING LTD

3567 PECK AVE SE
Salem

Timbergreen LLC

2383 Jericho Ct
Salem

TODD A WALKER

601 IDYLWOOD DR SE
Salem

TODD'S IMPROVEMENTS

351 SE Uglow Street #21

Touch of Class Painting

PO Box 1166
Turner

TRUSS T BUILT

PO Box 500
Hubbard

Twelve Hues

2432 Crestview Dr S
Salem

World Class Painting Inc.

1258 Montera Ct. SE
Salem

WRIGHT PAINTING CO LLC

5212 9TH CT SE
Salem

YOUR HOME PAINTING LLC

265 16th St. SE
Salem

Zentkovich Construction Inc.

14729 WALDEN SHEFFIELD RD

zweigart construction

p.o. box 591
Turner

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