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are experts and quickly identified the problem and prepared a plan to fix it. The work began on the date scheduled and completed on schedule" as well. The team also found during the repair that the toilet seal had broken and was also in need of repair - they completed that as well after I gave them the green light. Great experience overall and they are the company that I will call when I'm ready for a bathroom remodel.

-Jason F.

and his crew are awesome. He first came over gave an honest quote on what he would be doing. I then scheduled a date for the service and" they did everything I asked for and
! Who does that? Nobody does that..When I came an inspected the work it would be an understatement to say I wasn't more than impressed. The house inside looks brand new. I am telling all my family and friends of this company. I am totally satisfied!! Please call him if you want the work done right and with a fair price.

-kenneth A.

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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.

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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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Charlottesville


Once the weather cooperated everything went great. He finished in a very timely manner and the work was great. I highly recommend him.
- Tracy Y.

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called on the first day I called him we told him what we wanted done and he said, would send me estimate for both jobs, He came out looked at what we need done, since we divide the jobs into two, He was professional and explained what they were going to do, Everything went well, we can't believe how great everything turned out.
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helped me with the color since I was unsure of what kind of gray to us. Taking acoustic ceiling off is a very messy job they took care to cover my furniture and help my husband move the rest. I want to Thank
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and his crew for a great job and I know he will be back to get my living room and kitchen done.
- Rita W.

I am an out of town landlord and realized as my rental unit was about ready to be rented that there were some water
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on the popcorn ceiling which had been painted 20 yrs ago in the 40 yr old duplex. I called and
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called me back quickly and was able to book it with just a few days notice. The crew arrived as scheduled at 8 AM and job was done in no time.
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said they did two layers of paint as one just did not cover it well enough. When
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arrived to inspection the job after completion he was dissatisfied with the clean up by the crew so he himself completed the cleanup and gave me a discount for the inconvenience.
Good experience. I was surprise d it cost so much to paint less than 800 sq ft of ceiling (which they rolled the paint on).
- Leah B.

Very pleasant, professional workers who did a great job.
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did the estimate and showed up with his crew. They worked for 12 hours and took a short lunch break. Spackled and caulked where needed then primed and painted. Very careful moving furniture etc. and covering everything in sight! Swept up when done. Definitely would recommend! Very good price
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The workmen came early and worked all day. They weren't briefed on the scope of the project, so I had to tell them exactly what to do. They did an adequate job, some areas better than other. The kitchen coverage is a bit spotty as you can still see the underlying paint color. Trim work was average. However, the most disappointing is that they did not provide adequate protection for my floor, and I now have paint in the grain of my newly refinished hardwood floors. They also got paint splattered on walls they didn't paint, requiring me me touch up these areas as they are not the same color as the splatters.
I think if they were to take a little more time and care, they would achieve better results. They seemed rushed to me, especially towards the end, and the work ended up getting sloppy.
I would recommend
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with the caveat that, although they will get the job done, but quality is uneven. My experience is that you should be present during the work so that you can monitor how it's being done, and insist upon proper protection and keep them on task with the scope of work.
- Stew K.

Great preparation, paid attention to small details. Without being asked they repaired a bump in the wall where two wallboards did not meet correctly. They used the paint I requested, a
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350 Diamond. They were neat, courteous and professional. Overall an outstanding job. I will definitely use them again.
- Rita M K.

After multiple attempts to reach
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or "the owner" by phone we have decided to send the following letter by certified mail.
1 August 2015
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1845 E
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Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
RE: Quote 4953
To Whom It May Concern:
We received a quote for the following:
• Pressure wash the exterior of our home
• Paint the ceiling in the master bathroom and provide the paint
• Paint the ceiling in a child’s bedroom and provide the paint
• Paint the ceiling in the family room and provide the paint
• Remove the crackle paint from a wall in the middle bathroom and repaint, with paint provided by the customer, to match the other painted walls.
o The bathroom was quoted as being very labor intensive because so much sanding would need to be completed

All services where completed by Wednesday 22
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2015. The pressure wash and three ceilings were satisfactory, job well done. The bathroom however was not completed satisfactorily.
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, within 24 hours of the completion that the job was not performed correctly:
1. There are spots on the wall where you can still see crackling
2. The wall was not sanded smooth to match the other wall
3. The wall was textured and painted so now it doesn’t match the other painted walls in the bathroom
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apologized that the work was done incorrectly and we were told he would get back to us, we reminded him, again, that we were under a time line, as our home was being prepared to be put on the
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. We told him the real estate agent would be taking pictures of our home on Tuesday 28
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, 2015. We sent pictures to
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of the paint that was still crackling, of the textured wall and of the smooth walls in the bathroom. We offered to have the painter come and texture the other very small area to match the area that had been done and we would provide the paint, we felt like this would be a quicker and less expensive option but none of those options were acceptable.
We did not hear back from
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until Saturday he stated that he had to contact the owner to discuss a plan to fix the issue. We were told that there was no way the error could be corrected prior to Wednesday 30
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2015 as your company has more important things to attend to on Monday and Tuesday.
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he would call him on Sunday with a firm time.
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tried to call the
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several times Monday and Tuesday but received the response that the mailbox was full. We did not hear from
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called again on Wednesday morning and was told the painter was on the way, but
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told him never mind as our house was staged and we had a showing scheduled for 2pm Wednesday afternoon and 2 showings between 6-7pm Wednesday evening.
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to let the painter know not to come, the painter still came and left when
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would not grant access to the house.
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to readjust the quote so we can pay for the work that had been completed. To that
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responded he would have to get with the owner and hung up.
It is now Saturday 1 August 2015 @12:45 in the afternoon, we have still not heard back from your company. I called your main office number and spoke with someone, on a recorded call, who told me she would escalate our concern to the owner and we should hear back within two business days. I do not think we are being unreasonable, we are simply asking for a fair price for the work that was performed and the labor for sanding and prepping the bathroom be removed.
The bottom of our quote states something to the effect of payment is due within 15 days of service, and interest will be charged if not paid. If the matter is taken to court we would be responsible for court cost etc. We are trying to avoid any of this, but have been frustrated with the lack of communication between
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, “the owner”, the workers who have a language
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and ourselves.
We would appreciate a quick and fair resolution.
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- Mark S.

WE are selling our house, and the built ins in the downstairs and 2 of the upstairs bedrooms were proving to be an issue.
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and his team tore those out, repainted and made it look great (including having to re do the flooring in the downstairs bedroom. Work was done on a short timeline (which we appreciated) on time, and hit the cost estimated
- Michael A.

Interior Painters in Charlottesville, VA

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A & G Painting


A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane

Adams Custom Painting

1712 Old Forge Rd

Alan Dixon Service

1495 South

Albemarle Home Services Inc

PO Box 758

Albemarle Residential Services LLC

1571 Thornridge Way

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave

Alvarez Painting

2407 commonwealth dr.



American Handyman

163 Colonial Beach Rd



ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Arrowhead Construction Company

387 Wilhoits Lane

Backyard Boys Enterprise

3570 Presidents Rd

Bassett Home Services LLC

1688 Buck Rd



Benchmark Builders LLC

108 Meadowview Lane
Locust Grove

Best Painting

Ruckersville, VA

BEST Painting

P.O. Box 323



Blue Mountain Painting & Restoration LLC

1125 Loving Rd

Brad Santmyer

1909 Cedar Hill Rd.

Breeden Services

326 Bloomersprings Rd.

C&D Services

PO Box 7362

C'Ville Construction

963 Dry Bridge Rd

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carlos Camayo

9290 Towerside Dr

Castlewood Construction LLC

1346 N Blue Ridge Tnpk


2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

CertaPro Painters of Charlottesville VA

3502 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville Handyman Services, LLC

1710 Tinkers Cove Rd


3206 Art Hall Ln

Clint Birkhead

1504 Early St


P.O. Box 7583


817 Monacan Trail Rd

Constructive Innovations

1040 E Thornton Dr

Custom Contracting & Design

8100 Summer Rest Lane

Cville Remodel

507 E Daffodil Rd


1321 Oak Tree Ln

Cyrus Construction LP

3927 Old Lee Hwy

Dalcinco Carpentry & Painting Services

109 Burnet St.

Dalton Painting, Inc.

P. O. Box 1100

Daryl Durham

3062 Burnley Station Rd

Dave's Rent A Husband Handyman Service

9772 Louisa Rd

Decks By DeMers

2523 Ridge Road



Design Plus, LLC

132 Green St
Locust Grove

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir

Earth and Stone Construction

785 Oak Grove Dr

ED Mawyer

111 Stratford Ct

Eli's Painting & Renovations Inc

73-26 Yellowstone Blvd

Elite Painting & Home Improvements, LLC

3022 magnolia Bend

Ernest Morris & Son Inc

20 Buck Dr

Expertise Painting,Inc.

3185 Priddy Court

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fresh Coat Painting of Staunton

1234 Suite A Middlebrook Ave.

George's Painting Service

1500 Carlton Ave

Good Measure Carpentry

33 Wildwood Tr.

Grain Flooring

36 Salrit Ave

Greg Akers Contractor

139 mitchell point rd.



Handyman For Hire

619 Durrett Town Road

Harris Woodworking and Construction

2857 Southern Hills Drive
North Garden

Home and Property Renovations

1304 Suite M, East Market St.

Home Pride Power Wash

2040 Northwoods Pointe Dr

Hurricane, Inc.

1342 Overton Dr.

Inside Out Painting

140 Buck Drive

Integrity Home Contracting

677 Berkmar Cir



Iron Pine Properties

620 Woodbrook Drive

J A T Painting

1606 Townwood Ct

J Brian Carr Painting

3450 Ennis Mountain Rd

j h mills general contractor

18 arapaho trail

J Thomas Construction


J. M. Framers

12261 Marquis rd.



J.L. Pace Construction

1481 Antioch Road

James River Builders

3897 Rolling Rd S

jamies painting service

5364 secretarys sand rd

Jeff's Handyman Services LLC

434 Elk Creek Road

JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd
Mc Lean

KB Contractors

3928 Antioch Rd


327 whitethorn ct

King Construction

3753 Stony Point Rd.

Kurt Lehnert Home Improvements

56 Whispering Pines Ln

La Galeria

1863B Seminole Trail, Woodbrook Shopping Center

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lightfoot Painting & Construction

2200 Anderson Lane

Lithic Construction

P.O. Box 5206

Luis' Handyman Services

857 Swan Ridge Road

Major Improvements

1507 Foster Rd

Mario Brothers

19200 Mateny Hill Rd

marks painting

119 Cleveland Ave

Matthews Contracting

146 jefferson drive

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Michael Frazier Painting Contractor,LLC

6272 Springhill Road


416 Height hill Rd

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Miller Tyme Construction, LLC.

1206 King Street

MJ Fulton Services (Cvillepainter.com)

1321 Oak Tree Ln

Montague Miller Co of Realtors

105 East Main Street

Monticello Painting

261 Beechnut drive

Moon and Son Handyman

171 snowhill rd

MSG Custom Woodwork & Painting LLC

1122 Daniel Morris Ln

Muriel Professional Painting LLC

175 Normandy Hill Dr.

Noble Contracting Llc

2437 Funny Farm rd

Noonan's Handyman & Landscaping

2110 Bentivar Dr


955 Massachusetts Ave, #179

Pat Scales Remodeling

5880 Linworth Rd

Paul Robbins Woodworking Co

181 Offliter Rd
Stuarts Draft

PB&J Handyperson Service

8021 Pat Dennis Road

Piedmont Facilities Management

2811 Hydraulic Rd

Piedmont Paint & Finish LLC

1701 Allied St

Power House Painting

154 Stone Lake Ct

R and G Painting Service

871 chapman rd


1853 Scottsville Rd

Randy's Handyman Expert Services

2601 Red Hill Heights
North Garden

Reade Clayton Home Improvements

834 Shiffletts Corner Ln

Reliable Hauling & General Services

4708 Old Dominion Dr

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ricks Drywall

132 Maywood Ln.

RM Decorating

2437 Jones Lane

Rodney's Painting Service

2527 Hydraulic Road


PO BOX 4231

Sandy Meadows Services

53 homestead pl

Select Kitchen & Bath

5217 Lonsdale Dr

Serendipity Homes

24157 Timber Wolf Lane

Settle Construction Inc.

1088 Kidds Dairy Rd

SI Restoration

2312 Eskow Ave Ste 2

SLP Paint Co.

PO Box 5074

Solution Painting Inc

3813 Kendale Road

Squeeky Clean

112 Meigs Lane Suite A

Sublime Home Services

2010 Mountainside Place

Thomas-Henry Construction, LLC.

12414 Constitution Highway

TLA Home Improvement

15000 George Washington Memorial Hwy

TOP Quality Home Improvements & Repairs

778 Cloverdale rd
Bremo Bluff

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721

Troy-Bilt Construction

9734 Spotswood Trail Rd

Tumolo Custom Millworks LLC

646 Dogwood Dr

Turnkey Roofing

626 N Main St

Valley View Construction

3286 Welsh Run Road

Venetian Marble Inc

2150 Carter Gallier Blvd

Vinny Van Gogh Painting

3000 Whitney Ave



Walter Castillo

3900 April Ln

Webber Painting Inc

946 Grady Ave

Wicomico Restoration LLC

PO Box 4
Wicomico Church

Williams Custom Carpentry and Handyman

403 riverside dr.

Wilmer K Gehris Painting

210 Autumn Woods Ct



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