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"Price quote was within my budget and given over a few phone calls and a few iterations. Once the date was fixed, the crew came on time and worked non-stop to prep" and paint the house. They recommended changing the size of gutters for better drainage. I ended up replacing it. The price was fair. The exterior paint job was finished nicely. The site was left clean. Overall happy with the selection.

-M S.

"They did an awesome job, very detailed, gave color advice when we asked, very clean, timely, great communicators. Couldn't believe they found water damage" and reported it to us. We have had painters in the past just paint over the damage and not say a word. They also provided expert water damage repairs at a very fair price. The house and outbuilding look great. Very impressed with their attention to detail and use of time. Highly recommend the brothers! We will use them again. Thank you !


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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! 

House Painting reviews in Lancaster


Excellent work! Advised me well regarding needed carpentry repairs. Reviewed all work in detail with every punch list item. Did not quit until I was totally satisfied.
- Robert G.

Once the original job was done, the owner , offered the extra work
on the doors for free, because he felt that it would make the final
result even better than expected. I was very impressed! and his staff do excellent,
high quality work! It was a pleasure to do business with him ...More and his
employees. They are all very professional and really care about doing a
good job. It was very nice also, that they were always ten minutes
early!! I look forward to doing business with again!!
- Mark H.

This is clearly a case of you get what you pay for. The work he and his crew do is poor to average at best, there was a lot of stuff that needed to be redone since it wasn't done right the first time. He claims he has a crew of up to 10 guys but the majority of the time it appears to be only him. From his own mouth he informed us that he has 8 ...More other guys working other jobs that they started months ago so he would be the one doing most of the work himself. Even though he stipulates that at a minimum he has 3 guys every day. The other thing he stipulates but doesn't stand by is 50% of the money at start and 50% at finish. He texted me many times asking for more money because of one or another in his life. He won't hesitate to bring his kids into the mix as well and make it your problem when asking for more money. I made the grave mistake of paying him the remaining balance before the job was 100% done. He assured me he would be back the next day and finish everything up. Surprise, surprise he has a million excuses for not coming back and now contact has completely stopped. I'm in the process of filing a suit in small claims court. He has no business acumen or morals at all, he will rip you off and/or do poor work.
- Jason E.

It went very well. came and gave us a price for the job, which was reasonable. Had a discount coupon for Angie's list members. A follow up call from us and a contract was made. His team of painters ( , , and ) were excellent. The house looks fantastic. ...More We will be using them in the future for painting of the pool deck and then the interior of the house. We are very pleased with the skill and professionalism of all the painters. was also very professional. The job took a total of five work days.
the deserve the highest evaluation possible on Angie's list.
- Carol M.

was fabulous. So professional, courteous and respectful of my personal belongings. I am more than pleased with the quality of work performed. I am very picky when it comes to lines (where ceiling and walls meet) and these were perfect! Thanks ! I love my sunny yellow bedroom!
- Dana M.

Contacted a week ago and asked for a price to paint the 10 shutters in the front of my house.
replied the same day with a price.
Since it is November, we anticipated that we would get this done in the spring, but called on Friday and said he can do it on Monday.
The ...More painters covered everything in the front of the house to avoid any potential of staining my driveway or walkway. The painters were very careful when working against the house. They applied two coats of the paint and did the job in about three hours.
I think they did an outstanding job and would use them or recommend them again with no hesitation.
- Robert N.

the work was done in a timely manner
The quality was very satisfactory
The attitude of the owner and the man performing the work was very professional
I would recommend them highly
- Pamela V.

Not only was incredibly responsive to my request for a bid (he emailed me back within 24 hours and was at my house within 2 days), but his team did an awesome job repainting our home. The work was flawless, and it only took them 4 hours to perform. He also was able to get me on the books within 1 week of checking out my home. ...More I definitely plan to hire this team for any future painting needs and will definitely refer them to all my family and friends!

Exterior Painters in Lancaster, SC

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1 2 Kleen

5100 Birchbark Ln

2J's Properties

122 shamrock St NE

A & A Contracting

3638 Annandale Dr

A Bella Carolina Painting Company

8010-2818 Waterford Tide Loop



A.C.E. Contracting Services, LLC

1121 West Charlotte Ave

Above Board Flooring

10100 Park Cedar Dr

adams painting services

2605 Lower Stone Church Rd

AG Drywall & Painting Inc

9108 Shackleford Terrace

Alcon Painting Co.

5821 Woody Grove Rd

All American Roofing Inc

5555 Harrisburg Ind Park Dr

All Brite Contracting

1416 River Run Dr.

Armstrong Construction LLC

366 George W Lyles Pkwy

Artpro Painting

110 School St

Asa Stanford Inc

51 Hunting Creek Dr.

Asi Coatings, LLC

1295 Nolen Farm Lane

Atlantic Construction Solutions

5005-A West Wt Harris Boulevard

Aurora Building Group, Inc.

16607 Riverstone Way

Avid Painting & Remodeling

6416 Ansley Falls

Bender Custom Homes

8334 Pineville Matthews Rd

Bestway Builders

3824 secrest short cut rd.

Billys Construction

6802 High Gap RD

Bishop Roofing

125 elliott farm road

blue brush painting

4117 brookview dr.

Blue Crew Painters

2100 Birchcrest Dr

blue skye builders

5401 Suite A #139

BMF Contracting LLC

8500 Bent Creek Rd



Bonilla's Painting

7110 Hidden Creek Dr.

BP Home Improvement

8313 Berry Mullis rd

Bravo Services

104 Fire Department Drive

Brewer's House Painting

303 Turner Street

Brothers Lawn Care

Windmill Lane

Capital Exteriors & Renovations

624 Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Ste. 111 - Matthews

Cardinal Pro Painters

228 westinghouse blvd

Carolina Complete Concepts

5 Pine Knoll Lane
Lake Wylie

Carolinas Choice Builders

6501 Porterfield Rd

carolinas color

716 allister dr

Caromark Building Group

305 Post Office Dr

cauthen home improvement

2324 seneca plaza

CBL Builders LLC

2515 Stanley Lucia Rd.

CertaPro Painters of Rock Hill

572 John Ross Pkwy
Rock Hill

Charlotte House Painters

15720 John J Delaney Dr.

Charlotte Painting Pros

2317 South Boulevard

Cody Homes LLC

11616 Clingman Dr

Color Clinic Inc

2214 Genesis Dr

Color My World Painting, llc

153 South Gibbs Road


3429 Monroe Rd

Colours Painting and Drywall

10130 Mallard Creek Rd

Custom Craft Painting

4448 Christenbury Hills Ln

D & D Drywall & Painting

5316 Chinemist Ct

D & S Services Group

12715 Lindrick Lane

D&S Landscape & Renovation

975 Caesar Grove Rd

Dane Builders Inc

7812 Burning Ridge Dr


PO Box 1299


8005 Chestnut Ridge Dr

Drain Pros

14524 Apple Orchard Dr.

Drake Professional Painting

305 S. Hart Street

E and M Painting

1511 Blue Topaz Ct


620 Arch Dr
Rock Hill

Evans Home Improvement

117 Cornelius Rd

Exclusive Homes

1095 Hilldale Dr.

Exclusive Homes

1095 Hilldale Dr.

Expressway Painting & Renovations

2123 Franklin St
Rock Hill

Fan Man

119 North Main Street Suite 202

Fast Action Plumbing

8632 Wilkinson Blvd

Father & Son Painting Service

1779 Drywood Circle

FDC Construction

P.O Box 470888

FG Painting

4019 Millston Drive


11115 Harrisburg Rd

Finish Touch LLC

1677 Mary Ellen Dr
Fort Mill

Finishing Touches Construction

511 Stonewater Bay Ln

Five Point Builders

124 Atando Ave


3475 Gribble Road

focus home improvement

1104 Aprilia Ln

friends enterprises

4838 keats ave

G & E Painting Services

3530 spanish court circle




5701 Shadow Wood Ct

Gandys Pressure Cleaning Services

1548 Summit Ave

Garden View Land and Home Corporation

541 Marblewood Court
Fort Mill

GCB Home Repair

4952 Morgan St.

GG Construction

3308 Forestbrook Dr

Go Green Roofing

201 n main suite 113

Gonzaga Quality Painting

3513 Cedar Hill Dr

GR Restoration LLC

737 Mckendree rd

Greene's Home Repairs

5324 Chalet Ct

Greg Bolick

408 Hallsborough Dr
West Columbia

Griffith Contracting

4004 Sardis Dr

Guardian Home Pro

4886 Bentridge dr

Guru 360 Roofing & Restoration

8511 Davis Lake Pkwy Suite C6-184

Hinds Design

165 Thousand Oaks Rd
Fort Mill

Hinds Design

165 Thousand Oaks Rd
Fort Mill

Holt Remodeling

107 First st.

Home Sweet Home

PO Box 691111

Honey Do Handyman Service

1772 Starmount Cir

Honey-Do Punch-out

3538 Alexander Lane

Hopkins Building Associates

3036 West wind cir

hp drywall&painting inc

13527 walkers creek dr

HPS, Inc

18011 Pineville Rd.

HR3 Home Remodeling, Repairs and Restoration

13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place

HTM Enterprise LLC

8510 Appledale Dr


1480 Rockwell Rd./PO Box 400

J&J Home Improvement

540 Old Camden Monroe Hwy

J.O. Morales Inc

5950 Martin Lake Road

JCAM Services

4013 Forestbrook Dr.

Jeff Hayes onstruction

8907 Cinder Lane

Jenkins Restorations

1304 Industrial Drive


10806 Reames Rd, St. A

JHP Enterprises

6010 Deep Green Dr

JHP Enterprises

6010 Deep Green Dr

Jim's Carpentry & Painting

8116 Madrigal Court

Jiri - Carpentry

9113 Surrey Rd

JL Paint Co.

9148 Lansburg Lane

JNB Painting

13214 Arbor Trace Drive

Jordan's Wallcoverings

241 Ferguson Estates Rd

Joshua Construction Group, LLC

PO Box 1556
Fort Mill

JR Remodeling Corporation


Juan Painter

165 Westerwood Dr
Rock Hill

K & M Home Improvments

1115 Pinckney Rd

K.B. Painting

P.O. BOX 455

K.C. Faulkner

9879 Valley Rd.
Fort Mill

Kudzu Construction

317 Garrett circle

Kyle Hayes Painting

3331 dexter Street

L&L Masonry

8101 Pemswood Street

Lakeside 360 Painting, Inc.

137 Cross Center Road

Lakeside R and R, LLC

516-D River Highway, Suite 170

lancaster county painting


LawnScape, LLC

612 Hosta Dr
Fort Mill


9720 Indian Key Trl

Lendos Construction

14111 Misty Brook Lane

Lolo Deals LLC

6457 Saint Bernard Wy

Loza Drywall

1311 Shannon House Dr.

Luis Zapata Painting

7601 Cedar point Ln apt 201


8800 moores chapel rd

Marshall Contracting

158 Miller Ave SW

Master Auto Collision

3411 South Blvd

Matthews Building Inc.

3422 Tracelake Dr.

Maze Custom Painting, LLC

9935-D Rea Rd., #132

MC Construction

175 Arbor Dr

MCF Services LLC

1058 north wendover rd

McNeely Brothers Painting

2088 Chester Hwy.

MD Total Home Services

3023 Hornell PL

Mellado Painting

jester park

Michael & Son - Charlotte

140 Dupree Street

morales services


Morris & Moffitt Inc

8421 Old Statesville Rd

morrow painting co.

2019 Auten Rd

Mr Fixer

285 Odell Dr NW

MWD Contracting Company

325 Neal Hawkins Rd

NAVMAK Enterprises, LLC

6025 Blakeney Park Dr

NC Rich Coast painting inc.

10360 SW 186th St Unit 970391

New Dimension General Contracting

1023 Rolling Park Ln
Fort Mill


5905 Farm Pond Ln


404 Belmont Mount Holly Rd Apt 12

One Stop Renovations LLC

9601 Green Gable


p0 box 1871



Painters painting Solution

8209 vermilion dr.

Painting & Moore

7506 E Independence Blvd

Painting by Pedro

428 Heathcliff st

Paintworks Usa

PO Box 194



PAQ Home Improvement

20321 Sterling Day Lane W.

PCS Painting Inc.

271 Garden Way
Rock Hill

peak bright LLC

P.O. box 2126


1801 North St


7400 Willow Creek Dr

Personal Project Management

11058 Cedar Walk Lane

Phillips Painting

9611 Brookdale Dr Ste 100-186

Pietras Painters, Inc

7116 Strawberry Lane

Pjs Designs Inc

9864-B Rea Rd

Precision Home Improvement

1307 Old Friendship Rd.
Rock Hill

Precision Painting by David

123 Shagbark Lane
Lake Wylie

Preferred Home Services

1958 Leesburg Dr

premier improvements

1564 brookbend ct

Price Custom Construction

7427 Matthews Mint Hill Rd

RA Foster Development Co. Inc

711 Creekbridge Dr
Rock Hill

Rafter J Construction

6663 Pageland Hwy

Randy's Artistic Creations

2826 Royal Ridge Lane

Ri-Mark Builders LLC

7621 Nicolette Ct

Rili Contractors & Home Improvement

3044 Allendale Drive
Indian Land

Rivera Painting

4377 Coddle Creek Dr.

Robertson Renovation

2506 Morningside Drive

saenz painting

2025 purser drive

Sampson Painting Services

3428 Markland Ave


3979 English Oak Dr

Sealwize of Charlotte

9406 Marshbrooke Rd.

Service Professionals

113 Oak Forest Circle

Sides Painting

222 Queens Road #61

Sidney the Artist

2876 Clydesdale drive

Sirius Construction Company


SoJo Building Group

1819 East Boulevard

Spectrum Painting Inc.449

4498 Ramsey Rd.

Standard Painting

5839 pepper hill rd

Star Company

4400 Tiley Maurris Rd

Stavros Remodeling

235 Newport Drive

Steam Cleaning Systems

10338 Creswell Ct

Steves Solutions

2425 Johnson ln

Stirling Contractors

4300 Sharon Rd.

STN Services

1105 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd Ste 1

Sustainable Contractors

8611 Concord Mills Boulevard

Swift Remodeling South

8427 Red Cypress Ct.

Swim Lawn & Landscape

839 Brawley School Rd

T & J Handy Work

128 Jeran Ln

T.S. Services

p.o. box 81

Talbot Exteriors

2324 Ridge Road

Taylor Made for You LLC

2400 Rustic Pine Trl

Taylor Stone

919 Bannister Pl

Tentmakers Handyman

233 Catamount Drive





The Painters

1712 Woodland Dr

The Property Pal

2840 Statesville Blvd.

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