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to my friends and family and will use them again in the future. Respectfully,

-Dustin F.

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"Because I provided the paint, I showed
what I had on hand that I wanted to use up. I realized that I needed different paint and was off to" buy it at Home Depot.
told me what kind of paint I needed and how much. I asked him what brand he used and he told me
and
which I decided to use instead. He called the store and told them what I needed and how much. I really appreciated that he didn't pressure me to buy any particular brand and I made the decision to go with S&W.
did such a nice job and after a few hours I realized he wouldn't get to all the ceilings but what he did do are so beautiful that I'm pleased beyond words. When it was time for him to go he walked me through what he'd done and advice on replacing the fan/vent over my tub. He worked really hard, didn't waste time, answered lots of questions and gave suggestions on how to do the best job on the projects I was doing myself. Before he left he told me if I had a problem with anything he did to just call. He also told me to call anytime if I had more questions on the projects I was doing. How cool is that?

-cathy H.

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Exterior painting

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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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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House Painting reviews in Grand Rapids

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Provider was contacted to come back to redo some spots where not enough material was used. Price seemed high but it includes a return next season.
- Paul C.
B

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The job went well, but rather slow. The contractor had more jobs than he had workers, so this job took about two weeks. I was told that they usually finish painting an average size house within four days. It would be a good idea to ask how many jobs they are involved with when they begin your job. The contractor responds promptly when you contact him, I like this. don't like calling someone several times before they get back to me. I am a senior and I did get a senior discount, but I did have to ask, otherwise I might not have. One thing I did not like is that I was told that they had run out of paint, and I ended up buying more white and black paint. The contractor was supposed to provide the paint.
- Deloris G.
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Very courteous & professional from original estimate and quote to cleaning, painting, and completing per promised schedule. Crew very professional.
- Delton P.
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and his crew were excellent! I had my 3 story house painted, along with the trim and soffits. They spray washed my house, scraped, patched and painted it. They showed up when promised, finished the job in four days as projected, cleaned up every night and then walked me around to show me what was completed and what was to be accomplished the following day. Very polite and hard working college guys!
- Norbert K.
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and crew were probably the most professional contractor I've ever dealt with and I've used many over the course of 30 years and 6 homes. They were punctual, courteous, diligent and affordable. I plan to have them back to do my interior trim next. Highly recommended.
- william V.
A

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2 years ago they power washed and stained the deck and did an excellent job. This one was what I called a "re-do" to keep the deck looking like new. They did an excellent job and the deck looks great.

- Nellie L.
F

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Originally it went well but now all window boxes and much of the trim is peeling. Also front door has severely faded and looks like it needs to be redone after less then one year. I tried to reach out to this company and called to see what they might be willing to do to rectify this situation. However, I am very disappointed that my phone call was never returned. I will not be using this company in the future and I would advise anyone looking for exterior painting to look elsewhere.
- Mary K.
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Personable young men. Great people skills, listening to what we wanted and following our wishes exactly. Conscientious, hard workers, cleaned up at end of each day, every day asked if any concerns. Without a doubt, best paint job of three we’ve had done on this house. Highly recommended.
- Alan B.

All Exterior Painters in Grand Rapids

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'Sno Problem! Landscaping Services

6691 Boca Vista Drive
Rockford

1st Image Pressure Washing, LLC

PO Box 331
Shelbyville

4 STAR BUILDERS, INC

3326 LENEDO
Muskegon

A K Donahue Design

2522 Grand Vista Ct NW
Grand Rapids

A Lawn By Me

6186 Fordwick dr

A-TEAM CONSTRUCTION CO

5328 Airline Road
Muskegon

Accent Painting Inc

11298 24th Ave
Marne

ACE ROOFING CO

5226 Lippincott Blvd
Burton

Acton Painting

109 Clements St SE
Grand Rapids

ALL SEASON'S PAINTING INC

1630 REBECCA CT NW
Grand Rapids

ALL-PRO Painting

2571 Edson Dr
Hudsonville

Alliance Contracting

Woodlark Dr.
Holland

Amity Painting

333 Graham NW
Grand Rapids

Avalon Building Concepts

5017 Division Ave South
Grand Rapids

Beckett Home Improvement

1348 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Bee's Painting & Wallcovering

2539 Fenner Rd
Muskegon

BERNIE JAWOROWSKI PAINTING & REMODELING

7738 Turtle Dove Dr
Grand Rapids

Bill DeMarse Professional Painting

16270 Robbins Rd
Grand Haven

Bill Timmer Painting & Decorating

6021 147th Ave
Holland

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta

Bob's Services

2554 Valley Ave NW
Grand Rapids

BOS PAINTING

931 W LAKEWOOD BLVD
Holland

Brad's Cleaners

9410 SW Greenville Rd
Greenville

Bradfield Home Improvement and Remodeling LLC

1107 South Griffin St
Grand Haven

Bruce Jennings Builders

6961 Cannonsburg Rd
Belmont

Buffalo Roam

PO Box 8552
Grand Rapids

BUFORD'S PAINTING SERVICE

1273 60TH ST SE
Kentwood

Builders License Training Institute

5112 US 31 N
Grand Rapids

Burgess Painting

8734 Kari Ln SW
Byron Center

C.Norman Painting & Remodeling

5321 N.Division
Comstock Park

Cannon Painting

13901 Belding Rd NE
Belding

CertaPro Painters of Grand Haven

13330 168th Ave
Grand Haven

CertaPro Painters of Grand Rapids E

1251 Century Ave
Grand Rapids

Christopher Framing

8656 Taylor St

Chucks Do It All Maintenance LLC

610 Pleasant St SE
Grand Rapids

Clahassey Painting

288 Deer Run Dr NE
Ada

Clark's Construction

396 W Lakewood Blvd
Holland

Clean It All, LLC

P.O. Box 251
Grandville

Comprehensive Property Resource

1840 Wilson Ave
Walker

CONCRETE RESURFACING

2514 MONROE AVE NE
Grand Rapids

CRAIG DECORATORS PAINTING CO

816 LAFAYETTE AVE NE
Grand Rapids

Custom Construction of Michigan

6885 Kayboer Dr
Jenison

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

DAN'S PAINTING SERVICE

2571 132ND AVE
Holland

DAVID SHEPHERD PAINTING

1185 W JOHN BEERS RD
Stevensville

DAVID WILLIAMS PAINTING INC

792 SHADYBROOK DR
Holland

DESIGNS BY GWENDOLYN

2270 11 MILE RD NW
Sparta

Devries Decorators

1825 Sandrel Dr NE
Grand Rapids

DEVRIES FAMILY CONSTRUCTION

3440 REEDS LAKE BLVD SE
Grand Rapids

Diversified Home Services LLC.

756 Rusty Dr.S.E.
Grand Rapids

DK PAINTING

3395 18 MILE RD
Kent City

ESLICK'S QUALITY PAINTING

18277 144TH AVE
Spring Lake

Exclusive Property Services LLC.

2939 Wilson Ave
Grandville

Fresh Coat of Grand Rapids

4370 Chicago Dr SW
Grandville

Fresh Coat of Grand Rapids

4370 Chicago Dr. SW, Ste B123
Grandville

Fresh Look Painting

633 Jones St
Muskegon

Funky Toe Productions

521 Leggatt St
Grand Haven

GCS Professional Services, LLC

7080 Ryerson
Twin Lake

GEMMEN'S

3488 KELLY ST
Hudsonville

Gesink building Services

1349 Houseman Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids

Geurink Remodeling & Electric Inc.

2537 Floral Dr.
Zeeland

GORDON PAINTING & PRESSURE

398 Catawba Ave.
Muskegon

Grand Rapids Painting Pros

3196 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids

Handy Heroes

Grand Rapids

Handyguy Ryan

1250 Orville St SE
Grand Rapids

Hillis Brothers Painting

563 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids

HILLIS BROTHERS SVC INC

3910 W DE BLAAY CT SE
Grand Rapids

Holmes Home Improvement

533 Lane Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Home Maintenance Service

5555 Greenboro Dr. S.E.
Grand Rapids

Hudsonville Contractors LLC

7559 36th Ave
Hudsonville

HYLEN BUILDERS LLC

13135 STATE RD
Nunica

Instant Curb Appeal, LLC

725 Crescent Ave NE 49503
Grand Rapids

Integrity Property Solutions

10222 36th Street SE
Lowell

J & S Siding Inc

PO Box 547
Byron Center

J.Sterk Painting LLC

6564 Lily St SW
Grandville

JACK MURRAY PAINTING

308 HOBART ST SE
Grand Rapids

Jacobsen Painting

1524 Sibley NW
Grand Rapids

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

JD Premier Painting

2355 Williamson St.
Muskegon

Jeff's Quality Painting

6354 Old Allegan Road
Saugatuck

Jeremiah's Building LLC

420 Ridgewood St SE
Grand Rapids

JG Construction

16154 7 Mile Rd
Stanwood

JJs Express Painting Plus

11863 7 Pine Dr
Holland

JL POWERWASHING

3940 HALL ST SW
Grand Rapids

John Grace Construction LLC

201 Ball Park Blvd NW
Grand Rapids

John Kapenga Painting

6900 12th Ave
Jenison

Jones Construction and Consulting

963 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids

Karasiewicz Construction, Inc.

9280 Wolven Ave NE
Rockford

Kevin Cox

Plainwell

KNOL THE PAINTER

1111 GODFREY AVE SW
Grand Rapids

L & L PAINTING INC

2100 RIDGEWOOD AVE SE
Grand Rapids

Leclair Painting

Spring Lake

Lieffers Painting LLC,

1541 Colorado Ave SE
Grand Rapids

LSP Painting

829 Baxter SE
Grand Rapids

Luna Painting Co

1442 Crimson Way
Walled Lake

MAJESTIC PAINTING & FINISHING

1217 Colfax Ave
Grand Haven

Mark Schreur Painting

2533 Byron Center Ave
Wyoming

MASSEYS BODY SHOP INC

17 BURTON ST SE
Grand Rapids

MDH Construction

30 Lakewood Rd.
Twin Lake

METRO PAINTING

0-12255 8TH AVE NW
Grand Rapids

Mickelson Construction

7882 Meade St
Montague

Midtown Craftsmen

1600 Marshall Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Mueller Builders, LLC

4224 4 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

MULTI SERVE INC

929 Alpine Commerce Park NW Ste 600
Grand Rapids

New Leaf Construction LLC

1251 Century SW
Grand Rapids

New Look Painting Company

87 54th St SW
Grand Rapids

Norris Painting & Pressure Washing

4211 Lynden Rd.
Shelbyville

North Kent Contractors

16673 Tyrone Ave
Kent City

Northwest Tile & Interiors

2571 N. Gordon St.
White Cloud

NYSTROM BUILDERS

5995 12 Mile Rd NE
Rockford

Outdoor Learning Maps

949 Fairview Ave

Paint & Restore, LLC

Historic District / Downtown
Grand Rapids

Painter

Belmont

PAINTING BY JEFF CO

754 OAKDALE ST SE
Grand Rapids

PAINTING SERVICES OF WEST MICH

13980 LEONARD RD
Spring Lake

Paragon Painting LLC

7205 Lakeridge Place
Kalamazoo

POTTER HOME IMPROVEMENTS

4648 BURGIS AVE SE
Grand Rapids

Professional Home Improvements Inc

3955 W River Dr NE
Comstock Park

ProTect Painters of North and East Grand Rapids

3148 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids

R & R Painting & Assoc

11370 Eastside Dr
Plymouth

R&ADrywall LLC

354 n kenbrook st se

Ralph David Builder

503 28th Ave
Hudsonville

Rasmussen Exteriors

2914 3 Mile Rd
Grand Rapids

RELIABLE HOME SVC

736 58TH ST
Pullman

Reliable Vendors

1438 Rathbone S.W.
Grand Rapids

RESTORATIONS INC

1201 DIVISION AVE S
Grand Rapids

Retro-Craft L.L.C.

8934 Hanna Lake Ave
Caledonia

Rhino Shield of MI

2150 Pless Drive
Brighton

Rick Heeringa

2899 Tanner Lake Road
Hastings

Ricketson Construction

u.s. hwy 31
Montague

River City Restorations

106 Farnham St SE
Grand Rapids

RONS PAINTING CO

3940 MAYFIELD NE
Grand Rapids

Rose Construction

729 E Sager Rd
Hastings

RP Painting

2183 66th St
Fennville

Service Pro Painting Unlimited

12246 24th Ave
Marne

Set Apart Construction

9844 Byron Center Ave SW
Byron Center

SHANE'S PAINTING

2506 Orchard View Dr NE
Grand Rapids

Sherd Construction And Services LLC

1112 N Black River Drive
Holland

Sherwin-Williams Paint Store - Grand Rapids

440 Grandville Ave Sw
Grand Rapids

Sikma Construction Services LLC

2300 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids

Smith & Son Building & Remodeling

1409 Sullivan Rd.
Ravenna

Somerset Painting

2727 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Speese Painting Co., LLC

6155 14 Mile Rd NE
Rockford

Stripe A Lot Asphalt LLC

10728Paw Paw Dr
Holland

Student Painters

14005 Simone Dr
Shelby Township

superior exteriors

314 w muskegon

Superior Student Painting

2132 5 Mile Rd NW
Comstock Park

Supreme Lawn Care & Design

18196 Oberwald Ln
Spring Lake

TC Concepts

2128 Coronado Dr. SE
Grand Rapids

Team Davis Carpentry

1900 Darwin Ave. S.W.
Grand Rapids

Terry Miller Drywall

9899 12 Point Dr
Rockford

The Deck Dude LLC

Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids

The English Painters

3970 Dursum Ave
Ada

The Handyman & Moore LLC

3147 Peachleaf Ct
Holland

Those Guys Painting Company

2967 Riverwoods Dr
Rockford

Tim Higbee

1835 Martin Ave SE
Grand Rapids

TJAPKES PAINTING

2360 WILLIAMSON ST
Muskegon

TONY BIERENS PAINTING & WLPAPR

6184 Bellflower Ct
Caledonia

Total Interiors

491 Houston St
Muskegon

Unique Cleaning

255 Settlers Pass
Cedar Springs

V & B Service

1031 Sand Lake Drive
Zeeland

Vandermolen Painting

2584 NW Rollingridge Lane
Grand Rapid

VanDussen Home Services

7621 Adams St
Zeeland

Vangoye Home Improvement

1075 S Peach Ct
Plainwell

VELTMAN PAINTING

2094 GREENDALE DR
Jenison

Vieau Consruction

Middleville

Vintage Painting and Decorating

380 131st Ave
Wayland

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

We Eco Wash

2408 Coit Ave NE
Grand Rapids

West Michigan Painting and Remodeling

7320 Orlin Ct NE
Rockford

West Shore Custom Finishing

1834 Kensey
Muskegon

western michigan decorators

6778 city view drive
Hudsonville

Western Paint & Power Wash

1127 Arianna St NW
Grand Rapids

Wolcott & Sons Painting

P.O. Box 333
Grand Haven

ZOMBERG PAINTING & HOME IMPRVS

1418 MASON ST NE
Grand Rapids

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