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Local Articles in Erie

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.

lovely painted room with bright rug
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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Interior Painting reviews in Erie

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were great to work with. They were prompt and worked with my husband on designing the space to our specifications. The total project was very well done and we would definately recommend these guys for home improvement projects.
- shirley W.
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This company is amazing. Almost $1k less then the 2nd lowest estimate and the paint job came out stellar. The owner
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is great to work with, answering her phone at all hours of the night and weekend, and very prompt to return phone calls. Their painter,
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, did an amazing job on our house. The wood was in dire shape and had an ugly old blue color on their. In 3 days, they gave us a brand new house and I am so happy with everything! If we ever have family or friends in need of any paint work, we will highly recommend this company!!

- Colin O.
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and his crew were amazing. Very professional. Very clean and courteous. They did an excellent
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painting and I am incredibly pleased with the finished product. we will certainly recommend them to friends and family as well as use them again in the future!
- Kristie S.
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We recently moved into our new home needing the entire space painted and reached out to
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as well as a handful of other places. Probably half of the companies I reached out to never responded - the others were unprofessional, slow, or much more expensive than
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I can't sing
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's praises enough. I have had many spaces painted in my life, and no painters have been as meticulous and detail-oriented as
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. Out of our entire 3500 sq ft home, we only found a handful of touchups.
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(our account manager) was endlessly patient and incredibly quick to respond to any and all questions (even getting on the phone after hours and on weekends). Honorio and his crew were fast, meticulous, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. They finished in under the time estimate and even agreed to stay late when we asked to add more rooms. We identified our touchups and they were there the next day to make all of the updates.
I will absolutely hire them again for any painting needs!
- Karen A.
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was great and contacted me quickly after I purchased the Big Deal via Angie's List. He came over to give an estimate. He was fair, honest, and knowledgable. After our estimate, I had a bit of trouble scheduling the actual painting, but once we sorted out the details, everything else went very smoothly. The two crew members that came to the house were fabulous and thorough. They completed the project in just one day. I would certainly recommend P and M Quality Painting for this type of job.
- Lauren L.
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was a fantastic contractor to work with. Punctual, responsive, adaptable and just a really nice guy. My girlfriend and I made some changes to what
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and I originally discussed and added the painting of the ceilings in our home.
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said no problem at all, got it done and made everything look beautiful. We had some feedback from
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on something that needed some touch up because we didn't like the color and a bit of the cut job,
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said no problem and took care of it. We also had
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paint a piece of furniture. The piece of furniture looks amazing and we are extremely happy with it. His price was reasonable, the prep and coverage of surfaces in our home so there would be no paint splatter was great along with the thorough clean up. I can't recommend
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and his team enough, we are so happy with our house that
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made feel like a home because of his great work.
- Jonathan G.
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arrived 15 min. late due to traffic, which was no concern. He called me in advance to let me know. He did a thorough and efficient job.
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was professional and courteous. I was pleased with the job he did, although I'm not too sure of the paint color I chose for the hallway! Certainly not his problem!
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was willing to paint extra projects for me in order to fill his time. He painted my handrails going downstairs which were in desperate need of paint. I had some white paint that he used to paint a door that really needed to be spruced up. He cleaned up the areas that he painted well. I plan to use him again.
- Carol W.
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Crew did an excellent job prepping all the surfaces and this resulted in a quality paint job. So good that we hired them to come back later in the month to do several other rooms.
- Norine R.

Interior Painters in Erie, PA

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ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Balcones Painting

3422 Atlantic Ave
Erie

Bert's Handyman Service

6105 Garries Rd
Erie

BMB Flooring Emporium

PO Box 9522
Erie

Broadhead Builders

9643 S Dougan Rd
Erie

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cassa Electric

209 Wallace St
Erie

Collins Carpentry

10644 West Main Rd
North East

Construction Solutions of Erie

3103 Greengarden Blvd
Erie

DEE'S PAINTING & DECORATING

1212 W 17TH ST
Erie

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Dunn Ryte Payntin & Services

6035 S.Transit Rd #93

Elite Finishes & Renovations

1313 Shenk Ave
Erie

ERIE GENERAL CONTRACTING

352 W 24TH ST
Erie

Executive Painting

2076 W. State Rd.
Jamestown

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Frame 2 Finish

2231 Emerald St
Philadelphia

Fresh Coat

3330 W. 26th St. PMB#101
Erie

GATESMAN HOME IMPROVEMENT

2526 W. 34th St.
Erie

GREAT LAKES CONSTRUCTION

3219 Asbury Road
Erie

H2O 911 Restoration

13850 Treeline Ave S

J M Kuneman Construction INC

6059 Grubb Road
Erie

JANCO CONSTRUCTION INC

1944 W 21ST ST
Erie

K&D Construction

93 Clinton St
North East

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leelands Slate Roof Repair

940 Pointview Ave
Ephrata

LEONARD PAINTING

20 CAREY FARMS RD
Erie

LIBERTY HOME CONTRACTORS INC

13936 ENTERPRISE AVE

M Ross Bell, Painter

620 Russell Ave
Meadville

Mace's Masonry

1811 Townhall Rd W
Erie

Mine All Sell Painting and Home Restorations

19201 Us Hwy 6 & 19
Saegertown

MMS Construction

3933 Oxer Road
Erie

One Way Painting Inc

1219 Filmore Ave
Erie

Panko & Sons Construction

7071 US Hwy 6
Linesville

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue

Peter Hardner & Son Inc

223 W 26th St
Erie

POWER CLEAN SVC

PO BOX 336
Fairview

Professional Painting

3937 Garden Ave

Putnam Painting Co

10055 Sampson Rd
Erie

rauccis Remodeling

329 Ross st
Erie

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rockford Services

652 W 8th. St. Apt. 4
Erie

The HandyMan Specialist

920 W 2nd St
Erie

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