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"When i initially called , he came immediately to look at the room, and was willing to get to work right away. He offered to buy all the necessary" materials for us, adding their cost to the final bill. The work was done thoroughly and professionally. The job was completed in two days, at a cost of $400/day. Although this price seemed appropriate for the quality of work provided, I will note that the second day of work was only about half as long as the first day. All in all, provided excellent service, and I would definitely recommend them to someone willing to pay for a very professional job.

-Bebhinn F.

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" , and did an outstanding job. They arrived everyday on time, worked hard with few breaks." Worked through the end of the day and cleaned up well. They were a pleasure to have in our home. The one thing that worked to our advantage was a detailed scope of work. This was a comprehensive document that detailed exactly our expectations from the number of primer coats, number of top coats, type and brand of paint to be used and a list of exactly what work we wanted done. The only aspect of the job we felt could have gone better was the surface preparation. We were fairly explicit in our scope of work that every surface was to be prepared to a level we wanted. This included nail pops, nail holes on trim, dings and gouges. While there was a cursory effort I had to check and double check all the areas I had identified as areas I would have corrected had I done the painting myself. At the end of the day I would areas I wanted more attention. To 's credit he addressed everyone of the items cheerfully and properly. Most of this had to do with the fact that his crew's work may not have been scrunitized sufficiently. Nature of the beast that the professional has the experience and expertise to do a job to one level. Employees, not necessarily. After final payment was made we discovered a few elements that we missed. came back promptly and fixed each of them. This usually when customers have problems, not here. While his prices were a tad high compared to other bids at the end of the day we got an outstanding paint job at a fair price. We highly recommend . With contractors often the cause of anguish and confrontation is one of the good guys.

-Daniel R.

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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 Salem

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I contacted for an estimate to paint an average sized bedroom, which needed a lot of prep & repair work. The ceiling was peeling and there was a settlement crack. The room was totally empty so no furniture needed to be moved or worked around. Also, our single car wooden garage door needed to be sanded and repainted. Heritage ...More was very responsive as far as setting up an appointment to give us an estimate, and arrived and took a look, answered all my questions, and told me what would be involved. He e-mailed an estimate very promptly. The only problem is that the estimate he gave us was more than twice the price of two other painting companies, one of which we went with, and whose work we are very happy with. Otherwise, I believe this company is knowledgeable and professional, they just were overpriced in my opinion.
- Stephanie D.
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Wonderful job! Mr. was exceptionally professional and generous with his time and expertise, advising us in regards to color choices (the hardest part!). He worked with our time constraints and coordinated with other home improvement professionals working in the same space. The painter, , did a flawless ...More and clean job. When a small space on a newly painted wall was damaged by the other workers, I called Mr. for advise on how to touch up the wall, and he offered to come back out to the house to fix it! Good luck finding another business owner who is that generous with their time, especially considering that we were only a modest job for .
- Pamela L.
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We were pleased with the work. We felt we paid a fair price. About 2/3 of the house was painted. The rest is brick.
- Linda T.
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we have used for 35 years and the reason is clear, Guitar. is punctual and a perfectionist. He inspects the job after the painters finish and if he is not happy with something he has them do it over. Just like his saying "we do it right the first time".
- Sherry B.
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worked hard, and cleaned the house well. He walked the job, then discussed with me what he was doing. He didn't take a break or pause in his work I don't think! Would recommend him to give you careful attention, and to do a good job.
- ANNE C.
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and his crew were amazing. has a strict attention to detail that he hangs his hat on. He takes pride in his work and will do what is necessary to ensure the quality product. There were two small areas that we felt needed to be touched up, and sent someone over as soon as our schedule ...More allowed to fix them. As a customer, you want to feel like the person you are paying will perform the work as if they were doing it on their own home. This is how I felt with . They took care to protect our home so that there was little to do other than enjoy our newly painted walls. They will be our painting company going forward.
- todd B.
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I don't think they knew what they were walking into. I had tried to remove the wallpaper in my master bedroom myself and left a ton of the glue behind. They sanded, patched and painted the entire room and even stayed over the time I paid for to get the job done. It looks fantastic. A+ job I plan on using them again for any future painting needs I have.
- michael N.
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The crew that did the upstairs bedroom did an outstanding job. They were extremely courteous and professional. They did the fourth wall a different color and the "line" between the colors is perfectly straight; exactly what you hope for but hard to achieve.
did the guest bath on the first floor and was very ...More clean and did a nice job. Everyone was very punctual and completed the jobs in a timely fashion.
Would recommend to anyone.
- Pauline R.

Interior Painters in Salem, OR

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3 R's Construction Management LLC

3629 Kashmir Way SE
Salem

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 Services Construction

535 E Main St
Yamhill

All Wood Restoration

PO Box 66
Sherwood

Ambience Remodeling

240 Judson St S
Salem

AQ Property Maintenance, Inc.

4762 Regal Dr NE
Salem

Atmosphere-ID

91697 Donna Rd
Springfield

B and W Builders LLC

20 Airport Rd
Lebanon

Beaverstate construction Services LLC

1760 Eider St SE
Jefferson

BENJAMIN HACKENBRUCK PAINTING

970 HANSEN AVE S
Salem

Best For Less Siding Inc

347 Park Pl S
Monmouth

Black Diamond Painting

3523 Sweetwater ave
Woodburn

Bridgewood Builder Inc

5352 Tamara Ct. S
Salem

C & S Residential Painting

2640 Evergreen Ct NE
Salem

c.s. contracting

3396 myrtle st

Casabella Painting

279 Eldin Ave. NE
Salem

Cascadia Quality Painting

865 Winter st NE
Salem

Central Valley Painting

1933 Banyan Ct NW
Salem

Cesar's Roofing & Construction

3615 Stortz Ave NE
Salem

Chalker Home Services

750 Queen Ave SE
Albany

Cherry City Painting & Remodeling

4970 Hennies Rd SE
Turner

Chris Pickering Construction LLC

610 Vaughan Lane Unit 28
Lebanon

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

COUNTRYMAN HOMES LLC

1745 CAPITOL ST SE
Salem

D&R CUSTOM PAINTING LLC

1650 LONGVIEW WAY N.W.
Salem

DAE CO CONSTRUCTION

1380 MADISON ST NE
Salem

Dale's Remodeling

5514 Commercial St SE
Salem

Dan Miller Painting

1527 70TH Ave SE
Salem

Dave the Handyman

463 Mayer Dr.
Lebanon

David Solomon Painting

2717 Glenwood Pl.
Corvallis

Davidson Contracting LLC

3858 Crestview Dr S
Salem

Douglas Pettenger Construction

4676 Commercial St. SE
Salem

DT&D Construction LLC

3050 Loucks Court ne
Salem

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

EG Drywall

6984 Base Rd. S
Salem

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Family Man Painting LLC

2608 Cherry ave
Salem

Fitzpatrick Painting Inc

PO Box 2376
Corvallis

Friendly Framers LLC

301 SW 4th St. Suite 100
Corvallis

Frontier Construction

3535 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem

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

Harmony Contracting

1348 NE Zachary St
Hillsboro

HOMEMASTERS Portland SW

7225 SW Bonita Rd
Tigard

HOMEMASTERS Salem

7730 4th St
Turner

Honey Do Services llc

P.O Box 2642
Lebanon

Improvements, Inc.

4351 Oregon Trail Ct NE
Salem

Integrity Construction & Development

9928 Howell Prairie Rd
Northeast Salem

J & L Custom Painting, Inc

5345 Norma Ave SE
Salem

j hinton construction

1252 white cloud dr
Salem

Jackson Construction

PO Box 3912
Salem

JCR Construction LLC

4886 Silverton rd ne #3

Jeff Hunter Construction

2056 SE Jackson St
Albany

Karen Warberg Paperhanging

4657 Bolliger Ct NE
Salem

Lamont Bros.

2050 S Beavercreek Rd 101 305
Oregon City

Lasting Impressions Painting LLC

7755 Florgon St NE
Salem

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

Macadam Floor And Design

6655 SW Macadam Ave
Portland

Mangrum Construction

37171 Oregon 226
Lebanon

Martian Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 56146
Portland

McHenry Remodeling LLC

1175 10th Ave SW
Albany

MGM Building and Remodeling Inc.

4085 Cranston ST. SE.
Salem

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

Moore Painting LLC

2696 Eastlake Drive SE
Salem

Mtn. Maintenance

PO Box 8168
Silverton

Murphy Homes

1050 N 4th St.
Aumsville

Murray Brown Real Estate

4375 TURNER RD SE
Salem

NEW BEGINNINGS CONSTRUCTION

2690 HOLLYWOOD DR. NE
Salem

Nissi Construction LLC

4561 Juliana Lp SE
Salem

Nova Painting

1390 Tomlin Ave
Woodburn

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 Painting

2120 Robins Ln SE #181
Salem

Passadore Properties

13560 NW Springville Rd.
Portland

Paul Cottle Construction LLC

4420 NE 54th Ave
Portland

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

Reid Werks Inc.

273 SW Bell Dr
Dallas

Rex Yetter Remodeling LLC

9301 SW Sagert St
Tualatin

Reyes Painting Company LLC

4152 Stortz Ave
Salem

RickSutterBuilders Inc

542 Wayne Dr N
Keizer

RMMB Enterprises LLC

PO Box 13177
Salem

Robb Moser Construction

1615 19th St NE
Salem

Roots Construction LLC

P.O. Box 226
Silverton

Rose Valley Home Services

1130 NW 16th Street
Corvallis

RP Construction

6138 Inwood Ln S
Salem

Sam's Painting & Remodel

1184 S Water St
Silverton

Seal Tight Roofing And Construction LLC

3247 Husley Avenue SE
Salem

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

Stanley Construction LLC

po box 18150
Salem

Steve's Quality Painting LLC

4478 Campbell Dr SE
Salem

STOM PAINTERS

1208 29TH AVE SE
Albany

Strunk Family Construction LLC

4742 Liberty Rd S
Salem

Summit Cleaning & Restoration

1875 Pacific Ct SE
Stayton

The Fix it Lady

8694 Warner dr SE

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

zweigart construction

p.o. box 591
Turner

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