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did a wonderful job, especially on the ipe wood. Before finding them we struggled to find a company that could work with this type of wood" with high quality. The job they did exceeded expectations and they were very thorough with follow up and ensuring everything was to our satisfaction.

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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.

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 Gatlinburg

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From the start,
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was an excellent communicator. He was prompt when giving the estimate and when responding to calls or emails. When we finally decided to hire him, he scheduled his crew to start within a week.
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, the foreman was very professional. He and his team would clean up each day and gave us updates as the the work progressed. The paint job is awesome. Our house looks brand new.
I recommend
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for your painting needs.
- Jose D.
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Prior to appointment, we received great communication confirming appointment and a call the day of the appointment to let us know he was on his way.
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was very thorough, taking pictures and explaining what the former residents had done wrong in their painting. Quote was very thorough and complete. He explained what to expect and all preparations required. Very professional and wouldn't hesitate to use in the future. We received quotes from 4 different painters and 3 were outstanding including
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. Ultimately it came down to price.
- Teresa B.
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Poor Service. Never was able to contact a live person. Never returned any messages I left on his voice mail.
- Linda H.
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have about 25% of the written contract completed and very poor workmanship. They are licensed and bonded. They begged for money and kept promising that they would finish all as stated in their written contract.. They have been paid almost 90% of the entire contract ($35,000 total) and walked off the job which was to be done on June 5. Oh they came and went but did little to nothing just for their own documentation..What a joke. Three months and going still only 25% done. I cannot list all the things they have not done because it is almost their own entire contract which was to have the house completely renovated and family room up to code with the City of
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Inspection and landscaping. My home was to be done and put on
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for sale in JUNE 2015. I write this at the end of August. I have complaint with the ROC (Arizona Registar of Contractors) but they will not be inspecting my allegations until September 9, 2015. So most likely much more waiting time. These two brothers----
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and
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---- have done this before as I found out. I saw almost an identical complaint filed
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2014 on AZ BBB which was never satisfied plus another negative review in August 2014.
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sent me email telling me they underbid and I need to pay for all remaining materials!!! This will cost me another $15,000.00 and they will probably never do the labor. They
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on people for upfront money and then do not finish work or buy the materials, appliances etc. and move on to another victim for more money---their cycle. Unethical, inferior workmanship, unreliable, uncommunicative and liars. They did not fulfill the contract as of this date and I would not recommend them to my worse enemy. BEWARE-- RUN-- STAY CLEAR OF THESE Two CON ARTISTS. I am probably not going to be satisfied or get back my money but I want to stop these guys from victimizing others. Marlee
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We had
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out to paint the exterior of our house. Not only did
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show up on the days promised but he was also punctual and put in a good 10 hour day. We used him for 3 days and paid by the hour. We would have like to have had him do the whole job but he does not take credit cards and we did not have enough saved up to finish the whole job. We went with another painter that was supposed to have a crew of guys and would have the job completed in 2 weeks. What a HUGE mistake we made! We should have stayed with
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and just had him to what we could afford to do at the time.
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is a really hard worker and an honest person.
- Miriam B.
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I am very pleased.
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came to my house and looked at the space. He discussed options with me and we agreed on a time. He emailed me an estimate to which I agreed. He then emailed me a few days later with a different estimate, lower than the first!
The job took 3 days to complete, 2 days with 1 worker and the final day with 2. They took care and did an excellent job. The worker who stayed all three days was named
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. He was efficient, skilled, and extremely polite. The man who came to help on the 3rd day was named
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and he was also great.
My kitchen now is light & bright and I love it! I will definitely use this company in the future.

- Patricia A.
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It was a good experience, I had never used a painting company again and now I will use
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all the time.
He was very neat, paid attention to detail, made sure the two
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color was divided the way I wanted it.
The suggestions on the color were perfect with the refinished cabinets I had done . Great job by a great company.
I recommend them highly!!!!!!
- Phyllis Y.
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Staff was punctual, pleasant, professional. They completed the job on time and touched up any area I was not satisfied with.
- Mary M.

Interior Painters in Gatlinburg, TN

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3 Galka Design

5403 Holston Drive
Knoxville

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 Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane

A Quality Roofing & Remodeling

5620 S Briscoe Cir
Knoxville

A-Z Painting

1514 Bens View Court
Maryville

A.R.MOORE CONSTRUCTION LLC.

8419 old maynardville pke
Knoxville

Aaa Taylored Finishes

904 Court Christopher Way
Maryville

Absolute Home Repair LLC

9316 Gabrielle Rd
Strawberry Plains

ACC Construction LLC

PO Box 10409
Knoxville

Acclaim Contracting LLC

14000 Spring Forest Ct

Advanced Restorations

P.O. Box 23405
Knoxville

AFFORDABLE HOME BUILDERS /A&L CONSTRUCTION

509 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville

Affordable Painting Co

7109 Hampshire Dr.
Knoxville

All American Painting & Handyman Service

711 Dolly Parton Parkway unit 5847
Sevierville

Allied Services Unlimited

7929 Rhyne Lane
Knoxville

American Home Services Inc

2225 Pkwy
Pigeon Forge

Appalachian Construction LLC.

2729 Monte Vista Dr
Maryville

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

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

Bobby Cornett

Lenoir City

BROCK BROS PAINTING

8918 CHILDRESS RD
Powell

Burkhalter Construction

7701 Rocky Meadow Ln
Corryton

Burkhalter Painting

7701 Rocky Meadow Ln
Corryton

cables home repairs

8504 childress rd
Powell

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Calico Painting

344 Sky Valley Cir
Seymour

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

Color One Painting

7500 Georgia ln.
Knoxville

Cornerstone Building Services

415 N Cunningham Rd
Seymour

Curve Point Custom Creations

875 Hwy 321 N
Lenoir City

Custom Renovations Co

PO Box 5228
Knoxville

D & B Home Improvement LP

10000 Andrews Pointe Way
Knoxville

David A Johnson Contracting LLC

4509 Papermill Dr
Knoxville

Davis Industries

1015 Bradley Court

Dias Painting

PO Box 371
Pigeon Forge

Diversified Contracting LLC

P.O. Box 353
Blaine

Donna Card Murals & Fine Finishes

9853 East Emory Rd
Corryton

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

EVL Construction

2738 Highland Ave.
Lenoir City

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fairfax Development Inc

3390 Dozer Ln
Knoxville

Fresh Start Floorig

315 E Burwell Ave
Knoxville

GLA Services

407 New Midway Rd.
Kingston

Gooddeal Construction Services

8713 Kildare Dr
Knoxville

Green River LLC

P.O. Box 52085
Knoxville

Handy Helper

PO Box 1195
Powell

Handyman House Surgeon

501 Grace Ave
Sevierville

Handyman Matters Knoxville

7924 Ellisville Ln
Knoxville

Harrell Homescapes LLC

P.O.Box 6526
Oak Ridge

heilig construction

1582 little cove rd
Sevierville

Hicks Painting & Home Maintenance Inc

1792 Tinnel Rd
Lenoir City

HOME ASSURANCE

11458 Couch Mill Rd
Knoxville

Home Concepts

PO Box 24061
Knoxville

Home Improvement Solutions

4476 Northgate Dr.
Knoxville

Hood's Handyman Service LLC

1924 Laurans Ave
Knoxville

J & D Home Services

5213 Northside Dr
Knoxville

J T Home Repair

607 Red Bud Ln
Oliver Springs

J.D. Jackson Contracting Co

2103 23rd Avenue N
Nashville

Jaccard Construction

12818 Geyser Ln
Knoxville

Jess's Handyman Service

1229 Everett Rd
Knoxville

Johnson Remodeling

4108 Brown Gap Rd
Knoxville

Ketterer Construction

521 Brochardt Blvd
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

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LEE HOWELL

442 EAST DR
Oak Ridge

Legacy Construction

2903 Colt Dr.
Knoxville

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Lewis Home Repairs

2330 Bob Carnes Rd

Lukes GC

5115 Rouse Ln
Knoxville

Lyons Painting LLC

1130 Martin Mill Pike
Rockford

M & M Painting ETC

9009 Shallowford Rd.
Knoxville

Martells Home Improvements

164 Hendrix dr.
Oak Ridge

Masterpiece Painting

225 Grand Wood Ln
Knoxville

Matlock Painting

135 Norman Rd
Powell

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

McLain's Painting, Inc

PO Box 51981
Knoxville

McNabb Modern Construction

3415 North Broadway
Knoxville

Michael G Muenzner

3171 Wears Dr
Sevierville

Minix Builders

702 Edith Ln
Lenoir City

MR JACKSON QUALITY PAINTING

183 JIMMY JUSTICE RD
Oliver Springs

Mr. Handyman of West Knoxville

118 N. Peters Rd
Knoxville

Mullins Paint Company

315 Taylor Rd
Knoxville

Napier Construction Inc.

8209 Ruggles Ferry Pk.
Knoxville

Norris Wake LLC

Knoxville

Ozannes Flooring and Remodel

9921 Dutchtown Rd
Knoxville

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

Pressure Pro

876 Dorset Dr
Knoxville

Property Trashout Pros

4114 Holston Dr
Knoxville

QE Restoration LLC

4816 Harpeph Peytonsville Rd
Thompson Station

Quality Roofing Service Inc

PO Box 22693
Knoxville

R & L Roofing & Painting Co

8044 Ray Mears Blvd
Knoxville

R E SPARKS CONSTRUCTION

7671 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville

Randy The Painter

3306 Shaw Drive
Knoxville

RDJ Construction, LLC

5722 Urban Way
Knoxville

Regal Painting

123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville

Reliable Handyman

6109 N Star Drive

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ricks Painting & More

9007 E Emory Rd
Corryton

Ridgecrest Roofing & Remodeling

2370 Old Newport Highway
Sevierville

RIIKOLA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

P. O. Box 5358
Oak Ridge

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

Scott’s Plumbing Company Inc

1924 Dutch Valley Dr
Knoxville

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

Summit Painting and Remodeling LLC

7920 Livingston Dr
Knoxville

Summit Property Restoration LLC

655 N Main St
Goodlettsville

Sunset Painting Service

1703 E Broadway Ave
Maryville

Superior Remodeling

1225 Ridgeview Dr
Clinton

Supreme Contracting Inc

4325 Greenway Dr
Knoxville

Tennessee Kitchen and Bath

1252 Briar Lea
Sevierville

Testerman Restoration, LLC

104 Land Oak lane
Knoxville

The Painted Room

816 Willow Ave
Knoxville

The Premier Handyman

Kimberlin Heights Rd
Knoxville

The Ready Family

1523 E 27th St
Chattanooga

Those Guys Property Preservation's

155 Williams Ferry Rd
Lenoir City

Tim Payne Painting

7019 Snow Hill Rd
Ooltewah

UNCLE JOE HANDYMAN SVC

4248 INISBROOK WAY
Knoxville

Universal Builders of America Inc

507 E Iris Dr
Nashville

Universal Construction of TN, LLC

11625 Shirecliffe Lane
Knoxville

USA-Remodel

Knoxville

WARWICK PAINTING

1428 BETHVALE DR
Greenback

Wellman Custom Remodeling

1004 Pintail Road
Knoxville

West Side Painters

11124 Kingston Pike , Suite 119-186
Knoxville

Wholesale Outlet

1800 Magnolia ave
Knoxville

Wiggins Builders

2070 Holland Trail
Lenoir City

Woodruff Construction LLC

821 North Herron Rd
Knoxville

Young Construction

2522 Tipton Loop Rd
Maryville

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