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came and looked at my job. When I had not heard from him in a week, I called him about the estimate. He was kind of
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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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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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Yes - absolutely!  Refinishing is THE VERY BEST way to go to avoid tearing out a perfectly good bathtub that just LOOKS bad after years of use.  Go to the link below for some before and after refinishing pictures of acrylic tubs.

Interior Painting reviews in Bellingham

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Very professional paint job, and an awesome deal. I wanted to be contacted if there was a cancellation earlier than my scheduled date and I was! Very impressed with the prep work, painting, and overall professionalism. Everything was done to try to do as much as possible within the work time. Nice to deal with.
- Angeline S.
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First of all the Boatrights have been in business for many years I got great complements from
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and crew were easy going and always on time and neat. It took a week to complete the job which he did tell us would take when it was done it looked great. A few days later it started to peel and I call
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and they came right back to fix problem. I was told before the job he recommended to us B
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products but I wanted to use a different product and because of the poor quality of the product it started to peel but
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still without charge did the job all over again at no charge with the B
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product and it came out great! It is so refreshing to deal with a business that stands behind their work and is a pleasure to work with. I will always use them for any painting or staining needs.
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Markosfeld 3113 Wavecrest Blvd
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- joseph M.
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They did an outstanding job on our basement. After we contacted them, they came out promptly and provided a thorough quotation detailing everything to be done and the associated cost. Upon our acceptance of their offer, they scheduled the work and communicated the exact dates that the work would be performed. They arrived every day on-time as scheduled and actually completed the job slightly ahead of schedule. They were exceptionally neat and clean and we had no issues. The quality of their work was outstanding. We have had countless compliments on our basement from friends and families. Several people have asked for the
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- Douglas T.
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Very nice man, clearly not a professional painter. I found paint on an ottoman, on a lampshade, on the bedframe, on the bedsheets. Didn't sand the spackle in the bathroom, just painted over it. Did a small wall repair using caulking that actually shrank. He texted me on 8/5/14 saying "have not forgotten about the drywall fix, will get out this week". Wall not repaired.


- SARA F.
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was amazing as per usual. He really goes above and beyond what is needed. We feel totally secure and comfortable with
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like he is one of our family. He always does an excellent job and you can't beat his prices. We're so happy that we found him and
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on Angie's List and will ALWAYS use them for any painting needs in the future.
- Harry C.
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was extremely prompt starting the day, lunch break and quitting time. He put in a full 8 hours a day (and then some). He called to let us know if there was an issue and kept us informed all the way through the process.
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did an outstanding job and we are pleased with the work he did. We would hire him again in a second!
- Bonita D.
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crew was great. Their trim lines looked perfect. They patched holes, took care of a couple of blemishes, and covered up some water stains. They cleaned the rooms up before they left. Their price was better than any other professional painters I could find.
- Jesse G.
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We contacted
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after our other painter stood us up to get a color consultation (and estimate) and paint job done on our 2 bedroom, 1100 square foot condo.
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was able to meet us on sunday morning and by tuesday the paint job was complete. The paint job was done professionally with exactly the colors we decided on with zero mistakes. No paint splatter, no painted outlets, etc.
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was pleasant to work with, punctual, and professional. The cost for basic painting of the condo was $1350 plus extra for a few accent walls and the cost of paint. We are very happy with the work done and will be coming back to
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- Brent G.

All Interior Painters in Bellingham, WA

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24/7 Painting

256 Prince Ave
Bellingham

24/7 Painting

256 Prince Ave
Bellingham

7 Bridges Construction LLC

22829 Franklin Rd.
Mount Vernon

A 1 Builders Inc

3310 Northwest Ave
Bellingham

A-1 Energy Efficiency Consulting

4215 26th Ave SW
Seattle

Able Young Bucks

Burlington

All Aspect Painting

1529 Lincoln St. #201
Bellingham

ALL-PRO SERVICES

4437 SALTSPRING DR.
Ferndale

Amazing Painting and General Contracting

Bellingham, Everett, Seattle

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amsberrys Painting Inc

17629 W Main St
Monroe

Anya Painting NW

2376 Nicholas Road

B & D Painting

407 S Delmar Terrace
Yakima

Baker Painting

4690 Lost Creek Lane
Bellingham

Barnett Flooring & Construction

33852 Northshore Dr
Mount Vernon

Beck & Co., Inc.

920 N 8th
Mount Vernon

Beldin Construction

7455 Sunny Ln
Sedro Woolley

Broadmark Construction

522 Bayton St
Edmonds

Buena Vista Painting Inc.

435 Buena Vista Place
Bellingham

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Champis Painting Inc

6747 La Monte Dr
Lynden

Coburn Construction Llc

1938 SW 167TH ST
Seattle

College Pro Painters

130 Nickerson St Ste 311
Seattle

Cordova Construction

1466 east sunset Dr
Bellingham

DAVIS QUALITY PAINTING

1039 NEZ PERCE DR
Mount Vernon

Devine Designs llc

22735 Rhodes Rd
Sedro Woolley

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Flexible Builders LLC

1301 Heather Ln
Sedro Woolley

Flying Colors Painting CO

PO Box 5461
Bellingham

GREGGERSON PAINTING INC

131 E 74TH LN
Lynden

Hatton Painting Co, llc

336 36th St. #645
Bellingham

Herboth Remodeling L.L.C.

2515 Moore St.
Bellingham

Highline Construction

1725 Skagit St.
Bellingham

HouseWorks Home Improvement & Design

2884 Leeward Way
Bellingham

INTERIOR DOORS & MORE

1331 MEADOR AVE
Bellingham

IWS Building Services LLC

3316 Oregon Pl
Bellingham

Jenkins Handyman and Woodworking

2916 Peabody St
Bellingham

Jones Construction

1605 11th St
Anacortes

LANDMARK ENTERPRISES INC

PO BOX 5685
Bellingham

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Lind Bros construction

3480 Renee Drive
Sedro Woolley

M C SMITH CONSTRUCTION

1265 W AXTON RD
Ferndale

Method Finish Carpentry LLC

4129 14th Ave S
Seattle

Mobile Floor Coverings

1558 Britton Cir
Bellingham

Moorlag WoodWorks

1037 Edson Street
Lynden

Ogdon Painting, Inc.

Sedro Woolley

Paint Connection, The LLC

PO BOX 5995
Bellingham

Paint The Town

336 36th Street
Bellingham

Paint Your Masterpiece

1887 Washington Dr
Point Roberts

Penn Cove Cottage Company LLC

608 S Main St
Coupeville

POMERANTZ CONSTRUCTION

30182 3RD PL SW
Federal Way

Precision Painting

7399 Guemes Pl
Anacortes

Prologic Construction LLC

17091 Blodgett Rd
Mount Vernon

Puget Services, Inc.

4957 Lakemont Blvd
Bellevue

REHAB LLC

PO Box 641
Arlington

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renew Home Services

9015 Samish Island Rd
Bow

Robert Emery Home Repair

3579 S Grace Ln
Bellingham

Robinson Contracting

18153 Moores Garden Rd
Mount Vernon

Rowcliffe's Handyman Svc

1516 Fruitland Dr.
Bellingham

Schober Woodworks

2569 Mackenzie Rd.
Bellingham

SEATTLE PAINT & DESIGN

8830 NE 28th St
Bellevue

Seegers Painting Company

1532 Toledo Ct
Bellingham

SKY NORTHWEST INC

120 S FERRY ST
Monroe

Smitley Construction

702 Kentucky St.
Bellingham

Step Up Painting, LLC

PO Box 1547
Bellingham

Student Painters

14005 Simone Dr

Sunrise Windows Installation And Sales LLC

1421 Florence Street
Mount Vernon

Team 1A

4537 Old Hwy 99 N Rd
Burlington

Trim Line Painting

5360 Mission Rd
Bellingham

Tydon Drywall

Burlington

Upland Construction Inc

PO Box 2706
Ferndale

Wilson Services

715 East Maryland
Bellingham

Wilson Whole Home LLC

16777 Donnelly Rd.

Woodall's Woods

1910 Shoshone St

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