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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.

Interior Painting

Professional decorators say painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room. It's also one of the more accessible do-it-yourself projects for the homeowner, though a professional interior painting company will likely do a better and more long-lasting job.

guy repairing plaster ceiling
Plastering, Painting - Interior

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

A high-gloss paint will be very shiny and reflect more light; a matte or flat paint will not be shiny and will reflect less light. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Sergio C. of El Paso, Texas)
Painting - Interior

From low luster to high gloss: Learn how to pick the style of paint that’s perfect for your project.

lovely painted room with bright rug
Painting - Interior, Remodeling - General

Dear Angie: We’re having an interior paint job done, and I’m wondering whether to pay when the work is done or as it proceeds. – Sherry S., Crystal Lake, Illinois

gray and pink paint
Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating

Move over, beige. There’s a new neutral in town.

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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 Winston Salem

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One bathroom without overhead light or fan already existing, so they started from scratch and also installed a new light switch with 2 switches. In the other bathroom, they removed the existing light and installed new light/fan combo. We provided the fans ourselves. They were in and out in one day and were extremely punctual and professional.
- Keriann C.
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and his helpers did an excellent job under less than ideal conditions. The construction of our deck happened to coincide with more than a week of intermittent rains. As a result, the job took a couple of days longer than it would have under optimum weather conditions.
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and his crew coped with this obstacle admirably.
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also took the time to consult with us on the fine details of the benches he built for us, checking with us to make sure the height and width of the bench seats would meet our needs. Throughout the process he answered all our questions and was generous with advice on how to maintain the finished deck. We are very pleased with the finished product and would not hesitate to work with
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- Steve J.
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spent several days preparing the surfaces for painting. Essentially the entire interior had been wall papered by the builder, but all of it had been painted over by previous owners in the ensuing years. The original wallpaper was determined to be tightly bonded to the wall and suitable for painting over again, but wallpaper seams were evident on close examination. As part of the prep work, Mr.
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spackled, sanded and primed all of the seams before painting and they are now virtually non-detectable. He also did an excellent job of fixing all areas of damaged walls (around windows etc.) including reworking poorly done drywall patches by previous owners. I have had interior painting done in four other houses by "professional" painters over the years and have not seen this quality of wall prep in the past.
Although I had picked the colors for the entire interior, I found Mr.
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(whose primary work is decorative painting) to be especially helpful with color suggestions and as a result I made slight modifications to shade and texture in some areas. This was especially true of ceiling color and intensity.
The finished product is magnificent. I have shown the house to several of my new neighbors (who were dying of curiosity) and they were floored at how beautiful the new interior looked, even thought the house was empty (no furniture of pictures).
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is prompt, patient and courteous. All work was completed on time.
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is a transplanted Californian and far more sophisticated than other painters that I have worked with. It was clear that he had painted some very high quality homes in the past. I am quite pleased with the work and can recommend him with no reservations.
- earline p M.
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came to our home to take measurements and to discussed colors and finishes with us. They took pictures and provided us, an estimate, later that day. They were able to fit us in within the following week. When the day came to get the painting done, we were impressed with how much care they used with removing our furniture and wall hangings. They filled unwanted nail holes, repaired cracks and nail pops and sanded the wall smooth prior to painting. They also caulked where needed and taped the baseboards before starting. We were in awe with how straight their paint lines were. After rolling out the paint, and seeing it dry. The
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was perfect and no lines in the rolling. They cleaned up after themselves, vacuuming, dusting and replacing furniture. Needless to say we were very impressed with the work that was performed and just overall with this company. We will definitely have them back and would highly recommend them.
- Darlene S.
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& her employees were careful to protect areas surrounding their work. Thankfully they were even able to diagnose and repair a problem that was causing additional damage beyond their original scope of work. They are trustworthy and do good work.
- Wayne B.
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They installed a venting system for my
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, through the kitchen cabinet, through the ceiling, into the attic and through the roof. Work took two days and looks good...works fine. By the way, this is the second time I've used them. The first job was to sceen in a porch...a lot of work for %4,300. I have another project coming up for them and they will be my first call.
- Sunnie K K.
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It went far better than I expected. The work was completed on time and within the estimate.
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supplied the paint we specified all within the price the workmanship and suggestions along the way we're quite helpful and spot on. Great job by
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all around. The project was estimated to take seven days , it was completed in five days which included working on Saturday Sunday. He also installed new smoke detectors that we purchased at no cost to us. Very very helpful helpful and customer centric. We can't say enough good things about the project.
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cares!!the job was completed within the $5'500 estimate
- Carl M.
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showed on time for the quote. He is very knowledgeable and he made some good recommendations. The workers were there on time and the project was well done. I recommend
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and I will call them back for future jobs.
- Bruno G.

Interior Painters in Winston Salem

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Twin City Pressure Washing LLC

PO Box 20563
Winston Salem

Valadez Drywall & Painting

724 creekridge rd.
Greensboro

VANSTORY'S INC

7608 FAIRHAVEN RD
Greensboro

VASQUEZ PAINTING CO

3530 SPRING GARDEN ST
Greensboro

W W ENTERPRISE

202 W. 10TH AVE EXT
Lexington

WALKER CONSTRUCTION SVC INC

320 S ELM ST
Greensboro

Walker paint/davis computers

2748 eden forest drive

Wall Printing Company

707 McWay Drive
High Point

wallflowers wallcoverings

3116 collier drive
Greensboro

Warren Painting Services

po box 336
Jamestown

Wayne's Painting

Kernersville

Whitman Construction LLC

PO Box 39536
Greensboro

Willard Landscaping

3695 Bethany Church Rd
Franklinville

WILLIAMSBURG PAINT & DECOR INC

617 NATIONAL HWY
Thomasville

Willow Creek & Co

PO Box 30038
Winston Salem

wilson's handyman services

20873 wil king rd.

Wisniowski Builders Inc

7887 Dusty Trl
Germanton

Wolf Drywall and Painting Inc

902 Redland Dr
Mcleansville

Woodard's Cabinets

5005 Circle T Trail
Climax

wrenn construction

1545 new garden rd

Yes Dear

9307 smoke Hollow rd
Kernersville

Your Wish

3624 holts chapel rd

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