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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.
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.
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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My first clue that something was amiss was when they repainted the walls after only 3-4 hours of drying time. Anyone who has painted before knows that it takes several more hours to cure, and that a second coat applied too soon will result in poor adhesion. Well, as one would expect, the paint now peels off the walls with ease, whenever something scrapes up against it, or when an adhesive decal is removed (we have young boys who like to put stickers on the wall--it should NEVER peel paint up when removed). I never informed him of this, as the subsequent problems made this error
Next was the recessed lighting. Installation looked fine, for the most part. One area was poorly fitted and the rough
Then there was the bathroom remodel. We had planned to have the main and master baths completely remodeled. By the time his subcontractor got halfway through the job, it was evident that he had either little experience in laying glass tile, or little care for quality of work. A list of problems with the install:
1. The main wall was to be entirely 1' glass mosaic tile, which depends entirely on proper spacing when being set to look even remotely passable. He didn't use a single spacer, and the 12"x12" sheets were in some places butted up directly against each other, and in others not even remotely lined up with one another. It looked abysmal even from 20 feet away. I insisted that the most egregious pieces be removed and replaced. The finished product looks nothing like what you would expect a professional to provide, to put it mildly. Chipped glass tiles were left in place, misalignment, you name it. I'm planning on paying to have the entire wall torn down and retiled, it's that bad.
2. The visible top
3. The toilet was reinstalled without consideration for the new tile floor height (replacing linoleum), and the wax ring was not replaced to accommodate the new height from the fitting. The net result was a slow sewage leak that eventually saturated the ceiling in the bathroom below. I had to cut out a piece of the ceiling to track down the leak, then replaced the wax ring in the toilet above to fix it. I called
4. The level of quality of the trim installed was atrocious. I had to refit the electric box so that the plate would sit flush with the wall. I had to caulk in major holes around the tile and tub, ones that should not exist when installed by a professional.
By this point in the project, I told
I will be happy to provide photo images of the work and problems on request, to verify that I'm not in any way exaggerating the severity of the situation.
The next day, the appointment time passes with no call from the firm. At 11:05am I call the firm and gentleman answers and I explain that I had an appointment scheduled for between 10am and 11am and no one has shown up. He places me on hold for approximately 5 minutes. When he returned he simply states that they were held up in traffic and they will be there in 20-30 minutes. There was no apology, nothing. Given that I live literally down the street from them, that they would have been prompt in coming to my house. I told them not to bother coming over.
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