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"We needed to have our painting scheduled quickly before having some landscaping done. We dealt with
--he gave us our estimate, then was able" to rearrange some scheduling so we could have our painting completed quickly. Five painters came--it only took them 2 days to complete the job. They came for a few hours the 3rd day just to do any touch-ups they found. They were so quiet we hardly knew they were there. The stone porch and walkway were covered with tarps, they taped around the shutters, and we didn't see one single drip anywhere!! Mr.
came out each day to supervise the work and did a final inspection with us to make sure everything was perfect. We are very pleased.

-Melanie H.

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and his painters were great!! He may cost a few dollars more than your average stranger on Facebook, but well worth it. His team had my first" floor painted in one morning! I left for work in the morning and when I came home, my living room had a gorgeous color on it and everything was moved back to where it was and cleaned up. It was hassle free!! I will be using
for all my future projects!

-Mary N.

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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 Roanoke

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We hired
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two years ago and were very happy so we naturally called him again. This time we needed the outside of the house stained.
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wasn’t familiar with redwood so he researched to find the best products and how to apply them. The house is beautiful.
Then we asked
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to fix the significant damage caused by ice dams last winter. Most of the ceilings needed to be repaired and painted. One bedroom only needed minor repair. Two other bedrooms and the kitchen needed repainting. We also asked
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to make some repairs, for example, removing unneeded telephone
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and fixing a missing piece of molding. Our kitchen has features that are hard to paint: two arches and a skylight in the ceiling and a railing with spindles. Everything was done perfectly.
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does fantastic work. He cared about our home as if it were his own. On his own he touched up the rooms he did two years ago. He paid super attention to detail and made sure that everything was done to his standards and ours. He spent the time needed to make sure things were done right. He also made sure things were kept clean along the way and at the end.
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even gave us advice when we asked for it and came up with some great ideas that we applied and were very happy with. The cost was exactly what he told us it would be and the work was done when he said it would be done.
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is a very good painter, totally reliable and trustworthy (we gave him a key and we went on vacation). We very highly recommend
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and. in fact, will have him do more work for us in the future.

- George P.
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Excellent job. Contact was near immediate. He come to survey the job and we worked out the balance based on the extra work I was asking for. Even with the rain this past week, finished all work within a week.

I will hire him again.
- John Y.
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From the moment I texted
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he was nothing short of professional and accommodating. After speaking to him several times about what package on Angie's list would be appropriate he advised the 21 hours of painting package. We had originally scheduled to have the apartment painted on Saturday 8-29 but due to a sudden death in my extended family we had to reschedule. He was very understanding and accommodating to my circumstance. He and
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began painting the apartment on Monday, 8-31 and finished today 9-1. The job was beyond my expectations! They were very detailed and the end result was superb! I've already told
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I would be keeping his number for future works and for references to my friends and family! Thank you,
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, for all the hard work you guys put into the apartment!
- Ashley U.
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We were pleasantly surprised.
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and his crew arrived everyday on time or before. He started on the exact date he gave us and finished on the given time he gave us. Never had that ever happened with us with other contractors. He went above and beyond what we expected. We would highly recommend him. Great job!
- Kathy B.
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There was good communication with company supervision who called to schedule the appointment, called to ensure the painter kept the scheduled appointment and then promptly followed up to ensure the work had been completed to our satisfaction.
Also,our painter (
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) was very professional, courteous and seemed to really enjoy his work.
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did a great job and we would definitely use him again.
- James T.
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and his crew recently painted the exterior of our house for us.
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spent one day power washing the house prior to painting. The home is 2600 sq feet.
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and the crew of 3 others painted two coats on the body in 2 days. They let it dry for a few days and returned the next week to do the trim and all of the windows. They completed two coats on the trim, windows and doors in 3 days.
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even hung new shutters on our garage for us.
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always pays a great deal of attention to the fine details and it shows in the finished product. The yard was always cleaned up at the end of the day and all equipment and ladders were left in a tidy manner overnight. We are very happy with the outcome. This paint job will last for many years years to come. We are very satisfied with the work.
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has also painted some of the inside of the house for us and we will continue to use him for all of our painting needs.
- Renee B.
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Before we moved into our newly purchased, four-year old home, we hired
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and his happy, friendly crew to paint the interior from top to bottom and powerwash and stain the front door, portico and back deck. The quality of their work transformed our home. During the process, my husband and I would drive over in the evenings just to look at the walls. We spent several happy evenings literally watching paint dry.
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and his crew were total pros — polite, neat, efficient and reliable. We enthusiastically recommend RJ
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Painting Co. for all your painting needs. They do outstanding work.
- moira C.
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fit us into an already tight schedule to do a complete interior job of our new home. His crew consistently showed up on time, cleaned up after themselves each day, were enjoyable to have around, and most importantly did an excellent job. We don't hesitate to recommend
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to friends and plan on using them for any painting jobs we have come up in the near future.
- Suzanne C.

Interior Painters in Roanoke, VA

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A&A's Home Improvement

1436 6 1/2 st.
Roanoke

AC Home Improvements

12801 Henry Rd.
Henry

Affordable Home Maintenance, LLC

6689 Poages Mill Dr.
Roanoke

Affordable Labor & Contracting

2837 Gum Springs Rd
Salem

All American Painting

3522 Richards Blvd
Roanoke

All For You Home Improvements

3637 Absalom Smith Road
Salem

All House Repair LLC

608 13th St SW Apt B
Roanoke

Appalachian Building Concepts

2237 Paris Mountain Rd
Elliston

AS IT STANDS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

6159 Jeters Chapel Rd
Vinton

B-N World Paint and Remodel

3035 Embassy Dr
Roanoke

Beck Builders Inc

1133 Forest Lawn Dr
Salem

Big Boy Painting

106 Catlett Ct

BLR Services

4509 renfro blvd.

Bob Garrett Services LLC

5676 Warwood Dr
Roanoke

Boothe Construction Co

2728 Dell Ave. N.E.
Roanoke

Brooks Drywall Solutions Inc

810 Alta Circle
Salem

Building Integrity LLC

PO Box 37
Roanoke

CCR Home Improvements

240 lucas street

CertaPro Painters of Roanoke

2716 Colonial Ave.
Roanoke

Chapman Contracting

331 King George Ave
Roanoke

Colorworx

1718 marvin st se roanoke va
Roanoke

Crockett Home Improvement Inc

1255 Radford St
Christiansburg

Custom Construction Company, Inc.

7539 Milk-A-Way Drive
Roanoke

Davis West Painting LLC

4727 Cordell Dr
Roanoke

Decker's Painting

1053 Dove Hill Rd
Thaxton

Deels Handyman Services LLC

3735 Franklin rd. S.W.

Double D Contracting

8390 Holly Tree Dr
Boones Mill

Dowdy Home Innovations

Christiansburg

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir
Danville

E A Construction Inc

995 Beaver Dr
Christiansburg

Enquist Enterprises Inc.

2126 Winston Ave SW
Roanoke

Eye's & Lee's

2133 Kings Charles Ave SE
Roanoke

Fifth Generation Painting

1811 Fareham rd sw
Roanoke

Fine Finishes - Handyman

PO Box 8134
Roanoke

Fowlers Painting

3908 Pitzer Rd.
Roanoke

Gillispie Painting Inc

131 Scalybark Drive
Blue Ridge

GM Home Services LLC

9318 Myrtle Ave

Handy Hands

444 Hidden Hill Ln
Boones Mill

Harrington Contracting

962 Etzler Rd
Troutville

J & M Handyman Service

4602 Renfro Blvd NW
Roanoke

J N R Home Renovations LLC

2143 fork mountain rd.
Bassett

J S S Remodeling

6213 Monet Dr
Roanoke

J.M. East Painting

1169 friendly dr
Penhook

JIMO

3844 Welcome Valley Rd
Roanoke

JM Campbell, Inc.

5678 mt. tabor rd.
Catawba

Job Sight Inc

5155 Crystal Creek Dr
Roanoke

Joey Hodges Painting & Pressure Washing

333 Doe Run Rd
Rocky Mount

June Covington Plasterers

2423 Orange Ave NW
Roanoke

Keefer Building Services

Webster Rd
Glade Hill

LARRY HARTMAN & SON INC

5151 STARKEY RD
Roanoke

LOWE'S

5040 Rutgers St Nw
Roanoke

M&R Residential

300 Union St
Salem

M.A. Turner Construction Inc.

PO Box 115
Daleville

Mark's Home Improvement

5215 Starkey Road SW
Roanoke

Martin Services

3787 Rutrough Rd
Roanoke

Nancy's Do List

2311 Berkley Ave SW
Roanoke

NCS Roofing & Renovations LLC

2914 Creekwood Drive
Salem

New Creations Painting

PO Box 12681
Roanoke

Nichols Roofing and Home Repair

Roanoke, va 24018
Roanoke

Noah Construction

521 Tennessee St
Salem

Pack Boys Painting

1751 Alleghany Springs Rd Lot E7

Penn Forest Services

1114 Moorman Ave NW
Roanoke

Pitman Service Group (PSG)

404 Walnut Ave SE
Roanoke

Pj Honaker

Roanoke

Professional finishing

1708 Whipple Drive

Quality Landscaping and Maintenance

709 Shelbourne Avenue
Vinton

R&D Lawn Care

688 Golden View Rd
Glade Hill

Rent-A-Laborer

7582 Franklin Road
Boones Mill

RL Smith Painting & Remodeling

108 Arnold Avenue
Radford

Salem Home Improvement, Inc.

810 Valley Road
Troutville

SALEM PAINTING

PO Box 634
Salem

Senior for Seniors Painting

5409 Lakeland Dr
Roanoke

Southern Comfort Construction Inc.

5207 Orchard Hill Dr.
Roanoke

Southwest Sunroom & Window Co.

625 S COLLEGE AVE
Salem

Star City Construction, LLC

2140A Winston Ave
Roanoke

STEVE CABANISS PAINTING

2553 Gravel Hill Rd
Vinton

Superior Painting

1726 Radford Rd
Christiansburg

Superior Roofing & Home Solutions

250 Fallen Acorn Trl
Blacksburg

The Handy Hammer

5719 Club Lane
Roanoke

TLA Home Improvement

15000 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Glenns

Tyler's Trade, Inc.

907 Blandford Ave.
Vinton

WESTLAKE WASH

631 Greenhouse Rd
Glade Hill

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