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was a pleasure to work with on this job. We are very much DIY'ers our house so
was the first contractor we" had to do a project. He was great at communication prior to the job, and wored around my needs.
was punctual in the mornings and was working the whole day. Our walls turned out beautiful, I can?t stop looking at them in awe!
was neat, covered all of the furniture and not a roller
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for future painting needs. Reasonable rates and superb quality.

-Richard F.

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"We had to delay several times due to issues with other contractors, but
was patient, he kept in touch, and he went out of his way to make" sure our job hot done in a timely fashion. Great job!

-Paul G.

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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

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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 Waco

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answered my phone message on the same day I called. He came out very soon thereafter and gave me an estimate. He painted all of the walls and woodwork with two coats. Both he and
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were efficient, prompt, and got the job done in three days. They were fastidious and courteous. I would highly recommend
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- Kathryn B.
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Fabricio and his team did an excellent job. They were professional and efficient. They completed the job in two days. We are very happy with the results.
- Robert M.
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This is the second time I've used
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. The first job was actually bigger (roughly 2500 square feet of my home) and I didn't know if
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would want to do this one as it was rather small compared to most of his jobs but he managed to fit me in.
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calls and texts always when he says he will. He shows up to appointments on time, communicates without trying to sell you something you don't need. In short,
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and his crew deliver an excellent product in a timely manner- he does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it. The job site stays neat. The job site is cleaned up after or it is confirmed with homeowner that items can stay on premises. I have used three paint companies in Atlanta, all from Angie's list, and
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- JILL W.
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We were generally disappointed with the quality of the work. They stated what they thought we wanted to hear in order to get the job, such as either him or his son would be on-site during the project. We also requested oil based primer, but I discovered upon the crew starting the job, that they were not using oil based primer. They did then go out and purchase it, but I still do wonder if they used it only on one side of the house. The paint started peeling and cracking only a couple of months later, probably because the shingles weren't properly prepped. The crew also broke one of our storm windows and didn't tell us, the cost of which I ended up taking out of the final payment. So not total failure, but average work for a high price.
- Jennifer O.
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was the low bid of 3 contractors we contacted through
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by almost half. Given that fact, I think we pretty much got what we paid for. The end result (the ceilings) came out looking very good--not perfect. I asked him to come back and fix a few things, and he was great about that. I also spent a couple of days fixing some seams and corners.
Here is where there could have been improvement: First, in communication.
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never asked me if I was planning on repainting the walls or not. For the most part I was, but in a couple of rooms, no, and I had already painted the kitchen. Well, they went ahead and oversprayed on *all* the walls throughout the house. Maybe I should have been more explicit. Not a huge deal in this case, though.
Second, preparation for the job. Scraping popcorn creates a ton of dust, and they basically didn't cover anything except the floors. That resulted in dust and popcorn in all the cabinets and upward facing light fixtures throughout the house. Ok, not a huge deal. Bigger deal is that they didn't cover the return registers for the HVAC, and also didn't check to see if the blower was turned off. It wasn't. This resulted in a lot of dust being sucked into the filter, which plugged up, which caused the condenser to freeze. When I told
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about this, at first he tried to say that it's not his job to worry about HVAC, since he is a painter. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed with this reaction. He did come around, though, and eventually agreed to split the cost of an inspection by a HVAC tech, who confirmed that no permanent damage was done.
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also paid for 3 filters for the HVAC.

- Ben H.
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My tri-level house of approx 2,700 sq. ft. is 40 years old and was in desperate need of a facelift. I hired
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to repair and paint all exterior stucco and wood trim. Also had 3 large patio covers repaired and replaced and 2 very large decks repaired and painted.
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was masterful in assessing the extensive damage and put together a team of talented professionals to carry out every detail to refresh my house.
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organized carpentry work and was meticulous and imaginative. His team put in extra hours in order to keep the job on time.
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coordinated all the stucco and wood repair and painting. He and his team arrived every day on time (actually early), put in a full day's work and left the yard neat and organized every day. All team workers were professional, friendly, respectful and very hard working. I am completely happy with my "new" house and would recommend
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to anyone who is looking for quality services at a competitive and fair price.
- Lynnea K.
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Provided free estimate and final price was within estimate. Painted entire house interior, including trim. Very attentive, professional, and friendly staff. Was able to work around holiday season without issue. Arrived at scheduled times, work crew worked quickly.
- Kurt T.
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the job was done timely and good quality - he responded to all our requests and went over the job to ensure it was done to our satisfaction

- Joe P.

Interior Painters in Waco, TX

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Arjon Painting

2511 Cleveland Ave
Waco

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Woodway

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603 E 13th St.
Belton

BILL'S FLOOR SVC

5201 Gholson Road
Waco

BK Builders

534 Hunton
Waco

Bob's Handyman Service

222 Hill County Rd
Itasca

Brigade Skate Shop

5741 FM439
Belton

Burgess Painting Company

1019 North Ridge Rd.
Salado

Burns Painting Co

P O Box 5061
Waco

CertaPro Painters of Killeen TX

1627 Williams Dr
Georgetown

CONSTRUCTION FORCE CONTRACTORS

14510 China Spring Rd
China Spring

Cummings Construction

106 Avalanche Avenue
Georgetown

Daniel Miles

Woodway

Demarcus White Landscaping

2813 Cole Ave
Waco

double g drywall

124 e. pine

Double T Construction, Inc.

3728 Pointer St.
Belton

Drews Hunt Builders LLC

1023 Canyon Creek Dr
Temple

Grooms & Hernandez

3339 WOLFE LANE
Valley Mills

HandyRob

207 Otis Dr
Woodway

Harrisons Painting

1613 Shady Ln
Belton

Harvest Enterprises

2104 Ethel Ave.
Waco

Haul N Move

111 W. Tinsley Dr.
Robinson

Heath Construction

8451 Gholson Rd
Waco

Image Painting

3717 N.21st St.
Waco

industrial projects and services llc.

8402 N State Highway 6
Woodway

Innovative Finishes Inc

PO Box 40234
Austin

J Allen Painting Company

817 Oakmont Drive
Hewitt

J&T Construction

139 Moses Manor Dr
Lorena

JAD General Contracting

1306 S 37th St
Temple

James Gang Painting

307 W Avenue F
Valley Mills

Jaun Morales Drywall

1921 Conner Ave
Waco

Jon Wright Industries

1915 Peters Rd
Irving

Lankford Painting

PO BOX 387
Eddy

Last Call Remodeling

706 S 11th St
Copperas Cove

LEGACY FLOORS & CONTRACTING

866 SHANKLIN RD
Belton

LiveWire Electric

1832 E Fm 2410
Harker Heights

Mike Dunn Services

704 S Myrtle

PaintWaco

200 Caudill Ln
Waco

Patricia Hyde Painting

5540 Quail Hollow Dr.

Paul Richard's Remodeling

635 N 42nd St.
Waco

Pez Inc

2901 Parrott Ave
Waco

Premier Construction & Restoration

518 Brookwood DR
Woodway

Premier Construction & Restoration

518 Brookwood DR
Woodway

Professional Remodelers

1204 Val Halla Park
Waco

RCO Wallcovering and Renovation

210 Glenoak Dr
San Antonio

Red Oak Builders LLC

211 Oak Creek Cir
Mc Gregor

RHINO ENERGY SOLUTIONS II LLC

1100 Vista View Dr
Burleson

Rick Wright Remodeling

1800 N 15th
Temple

Rick Wright Remodeling

1800 N. 15th
Temple

Rockin' D Services

164 Wood Farm Rd
Huntsville

San Miguel's Services

4701 Rolando ave.

Schocke & Sons

3636 ross rd
Waco

Searcy Construction

2309 Crystal Drive

Southern Accent Painting

1110 S. 41st Street
Temple

Sunshine Maintenance & Remodeling

807 Nolan Ave.
Killeen

SWD Construction and Remodeling

509 Myra Lou Ave
Copperas Cove

Talbert Construction

14104 China Spring Hwy
China Spring

Target Restoration LLC

5113 Steinbeck Bend Rd
Waco

Tex-Star Painting

808 Parkview Circle
Hewitt

Texas Showcase Roofing

7000 N Mopac Expy
Austin

The Three R's Lawn Care

605 W Ave K
Killeen

Tony's Roofing Services, LLC

7447 Brandyridge
San Antonio

Trinity Enterprise

19300 Fm 2484
Killeen

Vidaurreta's Services

2726 W Elm Mott Dr.

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