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"They did an excellent Job! The wall paper was difficult to get off but they never complained. Did a great job preparing the walls. Their attention to detail and" their painting was beautiful. In addition, they were such nice folks. Hard workers, responsible, experts at their craft and delightful! I will be happy to use them for all my painting...inside and out. I also understand that there are those on their team that have talents wider than our scope. So check out what else they can do. Thanks
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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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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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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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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 Martinsville

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Started out great. We prepared for paint by removing all furniture on the first floor.
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covered all newly installed hardwood. In the dining room
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took his time, prepared the surfaces appropriately, caulked and primed surfaces and applied paint to casing by hand. (one bay window, 2 door casings) He failed to cover glass in windows, required my time to removed and clean windows. He did not paint any base trim as new material purchased. He continued to the Living Room and again took his time painting casing (one bay window, one door casing). He brought in two other individuals to paint walls and ceilings. I do not care for a
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in my paint, he selected and applied a semi gloss paint to a room not used very often. Not all drywall repair was performed. Took 4 days to paint one room. However they covered the handles to the bay window, they removed the finish from the handles leaving uneven and ugly finish, some bare metal, some paint. Will require refinishing.
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then moved to the den. He felt hand application too slow and opted to spray. The product he used, Breakthrough by PPG does not cover without hand application of primer (per PPG rep who inspected work). He sprayed. Coverage spotty. Does not compare to quality of work in dining room. On bookcases, color selected by decorator.
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did not feel enough contrast. I advised, not important. Too much other painting to be completed. He repainted darker color using a discontinued product. Looked awful. I purchased original color and repainted twice to cover dark color. He took the doors to the den cabinet and bath cabinet to shop to spray and returned within 2 days. After consultation with a decorator, it was determined that the hall bath did not require painting.
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was advised. He proceeded to spray trim on casing in bath. Then he painted bath. He failed to tape walls or prime prior to painting, so now from the front door, you see the shine from the trim through the wall paint. He proceeded to great room and again sprayed. He did cover walls this time. His helpers did not return, he told me they were painting their mothers home for Thanksgiving. Then
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began to show up after 10:00am, leaving after 2 hours. He did not show up at all some days. The day before Thanksgiving, he removed my kitchen, laundy, bar and 1/2 bath cabinet doors purported to paint on Friday for return on Monday. I complained about the length of time the work was taking (he stopped work on my home to paint an empty home...so they could hang cabinets) He knew I had live with all the furniture from the first floor of my home upstairs or in the basement since
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. He was aware I wanted work completed by Thanksgiving. He kept starting more work, but not finishing prior work. He started on the front door without permission using an unknown product. It is at least 3 different shades, all too dark. A solid oak door now looks like it was poorly faux painted and then set on fire. When he started on kitchen cabinets he did not cover the new granite or the new backsplash. Much clean up required. They were not careful. The cabinets were not deglossed. Sanding minimal. He texted me we needed to talk, I texted him he need to finish the work for which he had been paid. He should start no new areas. I asked for the return of my doors. He failed to return. Sherriff contacted. When he did return the doors, they had not been deglossed, sanded or primed. Paint simply sprayed on some of them, but not all. Paint chipping. Some paint applied too thickly. The doors were not rehung, simply piled in the great room. He told me I needed to pay an additional $1,500 or he would not leave. He was bullying and badgering, frightening me. I asked him to leave. He refused. I called the Sherriff. He removed his things, including the paint for which I had already paid. While I remained on the phone with 911 he came back in the house. I couldn't lock the door as he had damaged the locking mechanism. He continued through my home as I screamed for him to leave. In summary, I paid in advance for work not completed. Additional damages incurred. I was left with a mess. I felt as if I had say in any decisions regarding my home. PPG rep called in to confirm application errors.
- Thomas M.
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The painting services on Angie's was a special price offer using only the computer . To get the offer price you have to prepay and then the business gives you a call and schedules the appointment. The fee is charged on the credit card. Never will I do that again without talking to the individual first. An appoiment was scheduled for 2/27....More />
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, told me he would call me the night before the 2/27 appointment (2/26) to give me a time of arrival. No call was received so I placed a call to
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at 8pm on 2/26.
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seemed very surprised and confused that I had a prepaid job scheduled for the next day 2/27. After a few minutes he asked for my address. I asked if he had my information. He did not have my name,address etc. but said he would be at my home between 7:45 & 8 the next morning. I asked if two painters were coming and he said only he would be coming. I explained the prepaid special was for two painters , for 4 hours . He did not respond. In the morning at 7:30 am, two men come. The younger man is in charge. It was obvious the older gentleman painter is non English speaking and is not an experienced painter. The other man in charge gave him instructions. Sometimes yelling at him. The experienced painter took the Master Bath walls. The experienced painter gave the other older painter instructions prior to him starting to work and he was assigned the newly installed back door & frame with a 75% glass insert. He started on the outside of the door frame and painted the frame the wrong color , grey when it is suppose to be white. The prep taping on the door was horrendous and it did not cover the door hardware, glass and the dark wall next to the door was splattered with white paint. The white plastic frame around the glass was also painted with the latex paint which came off in sheets when the tape was removed. This painter also removed all of the recently installed specialty weather stripping around the inside frame and did not replace it properly leaving bulges and gaps and destroying it.
The master bath painting was poor and the prep taping was done incorrectly. The wall paint near the
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of the baseboards was ripped away when the tape and plastic covering the carpet was removed after the job . I would never use
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services again. I have spent two days trying to make this paint job look decent.
- Tom G.
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I contacted
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through the Angie's List Web Site. He contacted us promptly, set up a convenient appointment, gave us a prompt estimate, helped us a little in color choice, came back with color samples, set an appointment to do the job, arrived on time and completed the job in one day. Price seemed reasonable. Entire interaction was professional. Room looks great. I would definitely use him again for a similar project.
- David N.
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Pittsburgh Pro Painters did a lot of work for me over the years. Great
team, very professional, they're usually done in 1 or 2 days, and the
qualtiy is awesome!
Their website pittsburghpropainters.com has all the prices listed already, making it really easy to see how much everything was going to cost.
- Brad O.
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and his crew did an excellent ,timely, very professional job. They did what they said they would do,as they said they would do it, and at the price they said. I am waiting now for good weather to have them do some outside painting. They are a pleasure to work with and they will do all our painting in the future. Thanks so much
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and Company!
- Thomas L.
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I am very pleased with the paint job that was completed by
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. I had my kitchen, ceiling, and leveler door painted. They were very responsive as soon as I placed my order in through Angie’s List to make an appointment. They were on time, very personable, and their rates were reasonable. I am very particular in how things are done, and I am very happy with the results of the paint job. As they said, they like to do the job right the first time. It shows, as their work is excellent. I will use them again when the need arises for painting.










- Lois P.
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Wonderful!
Cristhian and
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were such a pleasure to welcome them into my home.
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refinished our 35 year old oak hardwood floors...and his crew were the best! They vacuumed their way out of the house when they were done...and Cristhian...he painted our raised panel bedroom...alot of hard work...he did a PERFECT job. So good, that I have asked them to come back and do more. HIGHLY recommend them both.
Found myself hugging them...they were above and beyond. Thank you!
I am keeping them as my 'go to' for future work. So grateful to have found them.
- Debra C.
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Quallity of painting - excellent.
Very professional. Very courteous. Tries very hard to please.. will go the extra mile. For example, he gave me 4 hours of labor on an initial contract that was supposed to cover 3 hours. Another example -- they put on a second coat on doors and trim, when that had not been included in the original price.
I started with a 3 hour contract and then had them come back for a larger job. They cleaned up the job site very nicely.They made a special trip to get new plates to cover electrical outlets and switches, and obtained several different versions so that I could choose which one I wanted. They did that on their own time.
Very good prep work with excellent caulking.


- David R.

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A C CAMPBELL PAINTING & WALL

942 GREENDALE RD
Harrisonburg

A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane
Waynesboro

AC Home Improvements

12801 Henry Rd.
Henry

Afforble Painting

87 toppoint
Barhamsville

All American Painting & Home Repair

429 Belair Ave
Front Royal

Allsource

101 Starcrest Ave
Bassett

Alpha Omega Construction

114 Withers Rd
Danville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AMERICANPROPAINTERS

Williamsburg

Around Town Handyman Service

PO Box 255
Port Haywood

B4 & After Home Improvement

11709 Inverarry Dr
Fredericksburg

BROUGHTON PAINTING & DECOR CO

8411 OLD MARLBORO PIKE

C & J Servicemen

505 Hessler Dr
Ruther Glen

C&K Painting Services

4528 Massaponax Church Road
Fredericksburg

C. E. Gene Comer General Contractor, LLC

1180 Loftis Rd
South Boston

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

CCH Contracting Inc.

4670 Mountain Pride Road
Hiwassee

Centroplex Industries

4410 E Claiborne Square
Hampton

CJ's Home Maintenance

1Local
Martinsville

Cliff's Painting Service

24000 Gunsmith Ln
Abingdon

Cronos Contracting

3935 Fairfax Farms Rd
Fairfax

Cutright Painting and Construction

5001 little flock ch ln
Amelia

DAVE'S CUSTOM PAINTING

108 e. 18th Street
Front Royal

DC Home Improvement

253 Steve Smith Rd
Yanceyville

Dicapa Construction and Remodeling

1600 Tysons Blvd
Mc Lean

Distinct Painting

2003 MIllgarden
Fredericksurg

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir
Danville

Dunright Contracting Services

5509 Tallow St
Fredericksburg

Dzinbild

14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

elder and son construction

13 captain johns cove

ELITE PAINTING SERVICE LLC

720 bruce st
Winchester

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls
Sterling

F & D Renovations

Stephens City

F & M Home Improvement

434 Butternut Dr
Fredericksburg

Floor Center

370 garrisonville rd

GM Home Services LLC

9318 Myrtle Ave

Great American Log Homes

P.O. Box 2295
Front Royal

H&D Handyman Service's Llc

206 east Whitlock ave

Handy Works

679 Holly Crest dr.
Culpeper

Hanson & Ryan Builders LLC

3232 Salty Way
Greenbackville

Hetrick Painting Inc

12040 Corianna Ln
Midlothian

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

Jenkins Restorations

109 Juliad Ct Ste 105
Fredericksburg

Jernigan Outfiters LLC.

326 Kinngston R d.
Ridgeway

Jesus Roofing LLC

543 York Ave.
Winchester

Justin Walls Cabinets

379 Ligontown Road
Farmville

k A Construction Inc

72 Royal Hills Dr
Fredericksburg

King's Pressure Washing & Painting

806 Kinsale Rd.
Kinsale

KOB LLC

37 Viking Lane
Stafford

KRISTI'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

440 JONES RIDGE RD
Axton

Lark D Drywall LLC

1945 Coggin Street
Petersburg

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Levic Construction Company Inc

11912 Middlecoff Dr
Chester

M.C. Peters Cabinet Shop

2351 52nd St
Hampton

McLean Home Improvement LLC

PO Box 3042
Sterling

MEP Construction

542 Collicello St.
Harrisonburg

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Mr. Handyman of the Fredericksburg Region

99 Madison Avenue
Fredericksburg

Oak Tree Organizing & Design

2215 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg

obrien contracting

69 powers st
Fredericksburg

PB&J Handyperson Service

8021 Pat Dennis Road
Scottsville

Perry's Construction & Remodeling Inc

P O Box 757, 7719 Brock Road
Spotsylvania

POTOMAC GARAGE SOLUTIONS

19200 Chennault Way

Pride Painting

50 Vista Ct
Linden

Quality Expectations LLC

PO Box 678
Garrisonville

R. Painting

P.O. Box 153
Gladehill

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Reno Remodeling

211 Sea Cliff Dr
Ruther Glen

RM Decorating

2437 Jones Lane

sagers painting

120 skyway ln

Sean's Interior/Exterior Design Contractor

14870 Mills Ct
Amelia Court House

See Dirt Run! Inc

13616 Warrior Brook Terrace

SHEFFIELD'S PAINTING

7317 George Town Rd
Waverly

SI Restoration

2312 Eskow Ave Ste 2

Singh Construction

206 Back River Neck Rd

SMART HOME IMPROVEMENTS

11416 Reed Rd.
Fredericksburg

SNR Design and Build LLC

2218 Harpoon DR.
Stafford

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.
Fredericksburg

STEFAN HOME SERVICE

5901 SHERATON CIR.
Fredericksburg

Stump & Sons Construction

2103 Jeremy Creek Rd
Sutherlin

Townside Building and Repair INC

60 Greenridge Drive
Stafford

Turpin Constuction Company

2945 Cottontown Rd
Forest

Twin Pines Construction Group, LLC

153 Run Away Lane
New Market

Venetian Marble Inc

2150 Carter Gallier Blvd
Powhatan

Vernon W. Peters and Sons Contractors

265 Wind Dancer Lane
Ridgeway

VIRGINIA BUILDING SERVICES INC

541 CAMPBELL AVE SW
Roanoke

Wiles Home Improvement

PO Box 119
Mint Spring

Window Universe

1211 King St
Alexandria
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