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"We had a large interior job to repair ceilings and walls and to paint ceilings, walls, doors and trim. There were some complicating factors and we had a tight" schedule to get it all done. The ceilings were not
because they are vaulted in several places, they started as dark colors, and some of the adjoining walls had a special faux painting that we did not want any extraneous paint on.
and his crew accommodated our schedule, finished everything, and did a great job! I collected estimates from several painters.
impressed me because he asked good questions during the walk thru and made sure he understood exactly what I wanted. He also explained how he would handle the repair work and manage the more complicated areas. His estimate was not the low bid, but it was competitive. I selected
because I was convinced he knew what was important to me, that he had the expertise to really do the job, that he would be on-site every day and make sure the job was done well, and that I could communicate easily with him.
came with a good-sized crew and everyone was very competent, professional, friendly, and respectful. It was clear from the initial walk thru that they really cared about their work and making sure I was happy with the results. We communicated daily on progress, expectations, and the plan for the next day. And every day they demonstrated they had followed thru on what had been planned. We needed to make some adjustments from the original assumptions as we got into the job.
communicated the changes and was very clear and honest about how they affected the estimate. We easily negotiated the adjustments and he was very thorough and professional in documenting and getting my approval for the differences. This kind of clear communication made working with M&M a great experience. I was initially nervous because our schedule was constrained. Once the crew understood, they worked very hard to be finished on time. The paint work is fabulous. The ceilings and trim look better than I thought was possible, and the walls and trim are beautiful. All of the walls required two coats, and they put three coats on one wall because it didn’t meet their standards with just two. There was some overspray from the ceiling work and a little bit of spattering. The crew did an ok job cleaning up. They would have done more if our schedule had permitted. There are a few places in the room they finished on the last day that are not perfect. While the oversights are minor,
has been calling me to schedule a time to take care of them. Overall, I would use M&M Painting again and I recommend them!

-William T.

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"Excellent service and attention to detail Very happy with end result and happy with the commitment of the owner
to detail and quality. " We had a few problems early on and
took action and made all necessary corrections. Our house looks great and would use
again. Thanks

-Shalimar B.

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Starting a house painting job? Learn what you need about picking the right exterior house paint colors, painting yourself or hiring a home painter.

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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 Locust Grove

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"This was a great experience. The crew did an excellent job. I love their work ethic. Very punctual. Extremely professional and very courteous. I will call them first for all future projects. It has truly been a pleasure!"
- Cleveland W.
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It went great! The job was completed in a timely manner and we are very happy with the finished product. Dealing with
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was great and they were both very helpful, professional, nice and responded to all of our questions. They worked with us to find the correct colors we wanted and were open to suggestions when we had them. Our house, garage, front porch, front door and deck look great!
- Becky M.
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Everything went great. We saved lots of money compared to the competition and got a great deal we felt. Especially with have a color change and two coats on the walls. Highly recommend
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and excellent customer service and showed up on time everyday....very pleased and highly recommend.
- Joel B.
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I hire quite a few workers per year for various household jobs. Overall, this company is probably the best I have ever used. I am completely satisfied with every aspect of the job done. Both the planning and execution was excellent. It was very obvious the company owner's interest was that I was 100% satisfied with the work performed. The workers were very prompt, hard working and professional in every regard. Rarely do I hire a company that leaves me this totally satisfied and happy with a job so well done.
- Michael J.
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It didn't go well. They started painting last year but because they had miscommunication on there end the trim and some of the body didn't get done because winter hit. Next spring they came out to finish house and decks. They got most of the trim done and started on the back deck. I had to stop them as the coating was not correct. Up to this point dealing with the owner of this company was not good and to my surprise it got worse. Do to the unprofessional attitude of this business owner I stopped the work and paid them for what they had completed. My wife and I finished the decks and touched up the areas that had been missed. If the business owner had been more professional I would have had them finish the work but he left me no choice but to let them go.
- Tami U.
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arrived to give us an estimate just when she said she would (unlike other companies we had previously contact). I found
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very personable and great to work with. Her estimate was very reasonable and she was very helpful when I asked her opinion on colors and cut off spots where the the different colors met.
Once we set a time and date
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arrived on time and did the job herself in the time frame she quoted us it would take. The final result was wonderful! I have no complainants the paint job was flawless. There was no after mess what so ever it was as if she wasn't even there, other then the beautifully painted walls. I have hired
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again to paint my hallway, bedroom and bathroom, I have full confidence that I will receive the same type of top notch service.
I highly recommend you give her a try you won't be disappointed.
Steph Valland
- Steph V.
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came out very fast to do a walk through and give me an estimate. Did the job just as quick and even did a little extra I didnt pay for.
Great company that I will 100% be using for any future painting or remodeling jobs!
- Mathew S.
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It went very well. I had specific instructions (above chair rail in dining room; one wall in family room; etc, and they followed my instructions to a 'T." I was very happy with the results, and I definitely would use this company again.
- Trudy W.

Exterior Painters in Locust Grove, VA

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A & G Painting

GORDONSVILLE
Gordonsville

A Good Name Painting Wall

104 Ashlawn Dr
Locust Grove

Adams Custom Painting

1712 Old Forge Rd
Charlottesville

ADVENT PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION

1110 E MARKET ST
Charlottesville

Alan Dixon Service

1495 South
Charlottesville

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave
Gordonsville

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Arm-Strong Landscaping Ltd

1534 Salem Church Rd
Palmyra

Backyard Boys Enterprise

3570 Presidents Rd
Scottsville

Battlefield Painting

306 Battlefield Road
Locust Grove

BEAMS PAINTING

417 WOODHAVEN CT
Charlottesville

Benchmark Builders LLC

108 Meadowview Lane
Locust Grove

Best Painting

Ruckersville, VA
Ruckersville

BEVERLY'S HOME REPAIR

1244 LANETOWN RD
Crozet

Blue Mountain Painting & Restoration LLC

1125 Loving Rd
Gordonsville

BNW Builders

8601 Staples Mill Rd.
Henrico

BUSY B POWERWASH

115 Terrybrook Dr
Charlottesville

C'Ville Construction

963 Dry Bridge Rd
Charlottesville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castlewood Construction LLC

1346 N Blue Ridge Tnpk
Madison

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

CertaPro Painters of Charlottesville VA

3502 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville

COMPLETED SERVICES INC

P.O. Box 7583
Charlottesville

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

Dalton Painting, Inc.

P. O. Box 1100
Louisa

Dave's Rent A Husband Handyman Service

9772 Louisa Rd
Gordonsville

Decks By DeMers

2523 Ridge Road
Palmyra

Design Plus, LLC

132 Green St
Locust Grove

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dodson's Painting Works

4270 Tatums School Rd.

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir
Danville

Earth and Stone Construction

785 Oak Grove Dr
Mineral

ED Mawyer

111 Stratford Ct
Charlottesville

Expertise Painting,Inc.

3185 Priddy Court
Barboursville

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls
Sterling

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Ferguson Home Improvements LLC

619 Forbes St
Fredericksburg

Greg Akers Contractor

139 mitchell point rd.
Mineral

HANDY SANDY & SONS

390 FIREHOUSE DR
Louisa

Home and Property Renovations

1304 Suite M, East Market St.
Charlottesville

Home Pride Power Wash

2040 Northwoods Pointe Dr
Charlottesville

Hurricane, Inc.

1342 Overton Dr.
Mineral

I & K Painting

Locust Grove

Inside Out Painting

140 Buck Drive
Ruckersville

Integrity Home Contracting

677 Berkmar Cir
Charlottesville

J A T Painting

1606 Townwood Ct
Charlottesville

J Thomas Construction

Charlottesville

J.E.GREENE JR. CONTRACTOR

1211 TISDALE RD.
Louisa

J.L. Pace Construction

1481 Antioch Road
Scottsville

jamies painting service

5364 secretarys sand rd
Esmont

Jeff's Handyman Services LLC

434 Elk Creek Road
Mineral

KB Contractors

3928 Antioch Rd
Scottsville

keystonemasonry

327 whitethorn ct

King Construction

3753 Stony Point Rd.
Charlottesville

Lavezzo Construction

1712 E Market St
Charlottesville

Lee's Handyman Svc

24157 Timber Wolf Ln
Unionville

Maintained By Mike

3310 Rolling Road South
Scottsville

Major Improvements

1507 Foster Rd
Richmond

Michael Frazier Painting Contractor,LLC

6272 Springhill Road
Ruckersville

MID ATLANTIC HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

416 Height hill Rd
Barboursville

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Miller Tyme Construction, LLC.

1206 King Street
Charlottesville

MJ Fulton Services (Cvillepainter.com)

1321 Oak Tree Ln
Charlottesville

Montague Miller Co of Realtors

105 East Main Street
Orange

Monticello Painting

261 Beechnut drive
Keswick

Mr. Handyman of the Fredericksburg Region

99 Madison Avenue
Fredericksburg

Nicely Done Kitchens & Baths

8934 Burke Lake Rd
Springfield

Noble Contracting Llc

2437 Funny Farm rd
Reva

PB&J Handyperson Service

8021 Pat Dennis Road
Scottsville

Peak Roofing Contractors Inc

6886 Wellington Rd
Manassas

Piedmont Facilities Management

2811 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville

Piedmont Paint & Finish LLC

1701 Allied St
Charlottesville

Pioneer Painting

Box 1217
Locust Grove

R and G Painting Service

871 chapman rd
Standardsville

R.A.Painting

1853 Scottsville Rd
Charlottesville

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ricks Drywall

132 Maywood Ln.

Right the 1st Time

Lakeview Parkway
Locust Grove

RM Decorating

2437 Jones Lane

Roofcrafters Inc.

5066 Giannini La
Schuyler

Sacra's Solutions

196 Forksville Rd
Brodnax

Sandy Meadows Services

53 homestead pl
Stanardsville

Serendipity Homes

24157 Timber Wolf Lane
Unionville

Settle Construction Inc.

1088 Kidds Dairy Rd
Scottsville

SLP Paint Co.

PO Box 5074
Charlottesville

Steve Spratt Improvements

1329 Alum Spring Road
Fredericksburg

STRAIGHTLINE GENERAL CONTRACTING, INC

P O BOX 961
Locust Grove

The Cross Company

PO Box 1017
Woodbridge

Thomas-Henry Construction, LLC.

12414 Constitution Highway
Orange

TLA Home Improvement

15000 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Glenns

TOP Quality Home Improvements & Repairs

778 Cloverdale rd
Bremo Bluff

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721
Richmond

Troy-Bilt Construction

9734 Spotswood Trail Rd
Stanardsville

Tumolo Custom Millworks LLC

646 Dogwood Dr
Stanardsville

Turnkey Roofing

626 N Main St

Valley View Construction

3286 Welsh Run Road

VIRGINIA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

415 OLD COUNTY RD
Mineral

Walter Castillo

3900 April Ln
Earlysville

Welch Drywall and Construction

43 Greene Ct
Ruckersville

Williams Custom Carpentry and Handyman

403 riverside dr.
Schuyler

Wilmer K Gehris Painting

210 Autumn Woods Ct

WIND RIVER HOMES

PO Box 947
Mineral

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