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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.

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"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 !

-DAVID 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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House Painting reviews in Gatlinburg

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Rating
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.
A

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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.
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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!
- JULIE S.

Exterior Painters in Gatlinburg, TN

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5 Star TN

2818 b foster ave
Nashville

A & R Roofing & Contracting

586 Ball Mountain Ln
Gatlinburg

A Pair of Painters

315 E Burwell Ave
Knoxville

A Quality Roofing & Remodeling

5620 S Briscoe Cir
Knoxville

A Touch of Class Painting

2107 Raccoon Valley Rd
Heiskell

A-n-A Contracting

4944 island Home Road

A.R.MOORE CONSTRUCTION LLC.

8419 old maynardville pke
Knoxville

Aaa Taylored Finishes

904 Court Christopher Way
Maryville

Acclaim Contracting LLC

14000 Spring Forest Ct

AFFORDABLE HOME BUILDERS /A&L CONSTRUCTION

509 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville

All American Painting & Handyman Service

711 Dolly Parton Parkway unit 5847
Sevierville

Allgood Pest Solutions

2540 Lawrenceville Hwy

Allied Services Unlimited

7929 Rhyne Lane
Knoxville

American Home Improvements LLC

11028 Terrapin Station Ln
Knoxville

American Home Services Inc

2225 Pkwy
Pigeon Forge

Appalachian Construction LLC.

2729 Monte Vista Dr
Maryville

Atomic Re-Builders

120 LaSalle Road
Oak Ridge

B&E Painting

Knoxville

Beeler Construction

295 Greenland Rd.
Luttrell

Berry's Best Painting

7617 Alki Lane SW
Knoxville

Brothers Cabin Staining and Painting

524 Allensville Rd
Sevierville

Brothers Window Cleaning

P.O. Box 9689
Knoxville

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Burkhalter Construction

7701 Rocky Meadow Ln
Corryton

cables home repairs

8504 childress rd
Powell

Campbell's Painting & More

2826 Rambling Rd
Maryville

Capital Restoration Inc

6101 Centennial Blvd
Nashville

CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee

10904 McBride Lane
Knoxville

Certified Painting

4303 Acuff St.
Knoxville

Chambers Painting

3425 Sims Cemetary Road
Sevierville

CKC Construction

8121 Ainsworth Dr.
Knoxville

Clean Coat Paint & Stain

105 W Passmore Rd
Oak Ridge

Color One Painting

7500 Georgia Ln
Knoxville

Complete Remodeling

110 Lakeshoreview Dr
Kingston

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave
Knoxville

CSH Pressure Washing

13172 Lovelace Rd
Knoxville

D & B Home Improvement LP

10000 Andrews Pointe Way
Knoxville

David A Johnson Contracting LLC

4509 Papermill Dr
Knoxville

Davis Industries

P.O. Box 6641
Sevierville

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Eric Martin Remodeling

5428 Woodleaf Dr.
Knoxville

EVL Construction

2738 Highland Ave.
Lenoir City

Extreme Green Pressure Washing

1551 Lori Lea Dr
Maryville

Fairfax Development Inc

3390 Dozer Ln
Knoxville

Fleming and Father

3307 Orlando St
Knoxville

Fortune Home, Inc.

1520 Arrow Wood Road
Knoxville

Fresh Start Floorig

315 E Burwell Ave
Knoxville

Garrett Construction Inc

912 Crown Ridge Ln
Powell

GLS Remodeling LLC

3232 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville

Gooddeal Construction Services

8713 Kildare Dr
Knoxville

Green River LLC

P.O. Box 52085
Knoxville

Guys Roofing Service

6123 E. Glenhomes Drive
Memphis

Handy Helper

PO Box 1195
Powell

Handy Hippy

657 River Road
Loudon

Handyman Matters Knoxville

7924 Ellisville Ln
Knoxville

Harrell Homescapes LLC

P.O.Box 6526
Oak Ridge

Hicks Painting & Home Maintenance Inc

1792 Tinnel Rd
Lenoir City

Home Concepts

PO Box 24061
Knoxville

Home Improvement Solutions

4476 Northgate Dr.
Knoxville

Home Square

2903 Gaston Ave
Knoxville

House Painters of Knoxville

10645 Dutchtown Rd
Knoxville

Industrial Service Management

201 Church Road
La Follette

J & D Home Services

5213 Northside Dr
Knoxville

J T Home Repair

607 Red Bud Ln
Oliver Springs

Jaccard Construction

12818 Geyser Ln
Knoxville

Ketterer Construction, LLC

PO Box 24653
Knoxville

Knox Multi Service

924 Dartford Road
Knoxville

Knox Revival Paint Co.

1241 Armstrong Ave.
Knoxville

Knoxville Construction Services

PO Box 31472
Knoxville

Knoxville Paint Pros

10316 Starkey Ln
Knoxville

L & M HOME IMPROVEMENT

6538 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville

L-Mac Contracting

2120 Norvell Dr
Knoxville

L.R. Welda Co.

1021 stevens lane

Legacy Construction

2903 Colt Dr.
Knoxville

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Lewis Home Repairs

2330 Bob Carnes Rd

Litespeed Construction Inc

110 South Central St.
Knoxville

Lukes GC

5115 Rouse Ln
Knoxville

M M & I

Clinton

Martinez Drywall

1746R Ballplay Rd
Madisonville

May/painting

324 allison dr
Harriman

McClure and Sons Builders

2414 Pittman Center Rd
Sevierville

McCreary Contracting Inc.

2305 Robinson Rd.
Knoxville

McGuires Professional Painting

203 Perimeter Park Dr
Knoxville

Michael G Muenzner

3171 Wears Dr
Sevierville

Mike Holt Construction

812 Barksdale Dr
Knoxville

Mike Woodby Construction Company

114 Piedmont Cir
Maryville

Minix Builders

702 Edith Ln
Lenoir City

Mr. Handyman of West Knoxville

114 S Northshore Dr Suite A
Knoxville

Mullins Paint Company

315 Taylor Rd
Knoxville

MyVirsist Inc

1830 Morganton Rd
Maryville

Napier Construction Inc.

8209 Ruggles Ferry Pk.
Knoxville

PainterPro

1138 cresthill dr.
Lousville

Pape's Handyman/Remodeling Co LLC

PO Box 1454 209 W Main St
Dandridge

Paramount Painting

6400 Orchard Creek Lane
Knoxville

Paul E. Ownby Painting LLC

400 Park Rd Ste 224
Sevierville

PHI Contracting

130 Perimeter Park Rd
Knoxville

Pilgrim Painting

117 Sylvia Dr Apt 1
Knoxville

Prestige Roofing Company

1871 Slaughter Road

Quality Home Repair

110 Watson Lane
Harriman

QUALITY POOLS OF KNOXVILLE

7229 CLINTON HWY
Powell

Quality Roofing Service Inc

PO Box 22693
Knoxville

R & L Roofing & Painting Co

8044 Ray Mears Blvd
Knoxville

R&W Home Improvements

913 east broadway

RDJ Construction, LLC

5722 Urban Way
Knoxville

Reasonable Residentials

4425 N Broadway St
Knoxville

Reliable Building Services Inc

511 Park St
Greeneville

Ridgecrest Roofing & Remodeling

2370 Old Newport Highway
Sevierville

RMB Unlimited

1060 Ledgerwood Ave
Knoxville

Robinson Remodeling

1624 Country Meadows Drive

Ron Roach dba/Custom Home Repairs

204 Glenhaven Road
Knoxville

Rueda Painting

7204 Larkspur Ln Lot 185
Powell

Smokey Mountain Landscaping

2445 Old Chilhowee Rd

Solid Construction

247 Laudon Road
Philadelphia

Sorey Construction and Development Inc

125 LeConte Creek Rd
Gatlinburg

Southeastern Contractors Group

2018 SILVERBROOK DR
Knoxville

Sowders Construction

833 Freels Ln
Knoxville

Specialty Services, Inc.

PO Box 20607
Knoxville

Stephen H Byrd Co

P.O. Box 53222
Knoxville

Steve Conner Construction Co

186 MYNATT CIR
Corryton

Stucco Plus

4906 Shipe Road
Corryton

Summit Property Restoration LLC

655 N Main St
Goodlettsville

Superior Construction by Design Inc

4104 Roberts Rd.
Corryton

Superior Solutions

10421 Thorngrove pk

T&J builders

2948 old Newport hwy
Sevierville

The Premier Handyman

Kimberlin Heights Rd
Knoxville

The Property Doctor, LLC

PO Box 31975
Knoxville

Those Guys Property Preservation's

155 Williams Ferry Rd
Lenoir City

Tucker's Masonry

1601 Wayside Road
Knoxville

UNCLE JOE HANDYMAN SVC

4248 INISBROOK WAY
Knoxville

Unique Construction Services

111 Center Park Drive #130
Knoxville

Vanguard Construction Group

205 Perimeter Park Rd
Knoxville

Veteran Renovations

8316 Gleason Dr
Knoxville

WARWICK PAINTING

1428 BETHVALE DR
Greenback

Weatherguard Roofing LLC

200 Prosperity Dr.
Knoxville

West Jefferson Construction

902 W Jefferson St
Jefferson City

West Side Painters

11124 Kingston Pike , Suite 119-186
Knoxville

Wiggins Builders

2070 Holland Trail
Lenoir City

Young Construction

2522 Tipton Loop Rd
Maryville

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