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"These guys were fantastic. From a price perspective, they were running an Angie's List special and were way more affordable than every other estimate that" I'd gotten. They showed up on time, immediately got busy taping and putting down covers to protect the floors. I left for work and when I got home, everything was done, they'd cleaned up everything and things were beautiful. I received a call from
part-way through the day because they noticed an area that should probably be painted (for consistency). It wasn't something I'd even thought of having them paint, but I'm glad he called it out. I'm glad they thought above-and-beyond what I'd told them to do and made a suggestion (and it wasn't something that benefited them or added to the price). we've always been people who did do-it-yourself painting, but having a professional do it REALLY makes a noticeable difference. I initially decided to hire someone because I wanted to be sure that there would be no paint spill or spatter on my refinished floors; but going forward, I think I will ALWAYS hire a professional. It really makes a huge difference, and these guys are the ones to call.

-Denise W.

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"There was a delay in the initial communication and making the appointment for the estimate. But beyond that, their work was good and timely, a little more expensive" than some other painters but I had purchased the Angie's deal of 8 hours of painting. I thought this would be enough to have the job done but it wasn't so I went ahead and paid the difference to have the work done.

-Sharia B.

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Local Articles in Harrisburg

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.

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

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

Marsala, Pantone's color of the year 2015
Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating

Pantone names Marsala the 2015 color of the year.

open floor plan remodel
Painting - Interior, Lighting, Organization - Home & Garage

Have you ever looked around your home and felt it was just too dark and dreary? A dark room can definitely make you feel down, especially during the winter months. Check out these 5 tips to bring new life to the darkest of rooms.

Medium-sized holes can be patched in much the same way as smaller holes, but will require a patching kit to ensure a smooth finish. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Painting - Interior, Drywall

You may prefer the lived-in look, but a hole in the wall makes your home look a little too lived in. A pro tells how to repair a hole yourself and save money.

Angie's Answers

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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 Harrisburg

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I have been a home owner for over 30 years and employed the service of many contractors over the years. Ric
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is by far the most professional and competent I have ever employed. All the work done by Ric was of the highest quality. He was always on time, very considerate of any changes we asked for, and hard working over the six full days the project took. In addition he was trustworthy--we had no problem leaving him alone to work on the house while we were away for extended periods. The cost for the project was very reasonable--a great deal given the quality and extent of the work performed. He has our highest recommendation.
- Michael H.
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and his team of three - four guys were professional, punctual, and customer-oriented.
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is very personable, extremely easy to work with and talk to about the paint colors and desired work, and is very knowledgeable about paint, painting, and construction. They patched and filled all holes, sanded, and corrected imperfections in our walls. They moved all of the furniture and returned it to the original positions and cleaned up after the job was complete. They helped us take our blinds down and were generally helpful and understanding about the state of our temporary 'dishevel' when our rooms and house were in disarray. We moved breakables and knick-knacks from on top of furniture and shelves that could be at risk of breaking, but most furniture was moved "as is." The job was kept on schedule and within our budget. Two rooms required an extra coat or two; we thought the add-on cost for their time and paint was fair and reasonable. We are very happy to have selected
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Painting, would definitely recommend them, and would call upon them again for this service.
- Thomas T.
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I contacted
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for an interior paint job estimate. After assessing the house, it was determined that I needed a painter that was cerfitied to paint lead based paint.
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sent me an email apologizing and even found 2 possible contacts for me. Even though he did not do the work, I would recommend
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on his professionalism alone.
- natalie R.
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Bought 4 hours of drywall repair. When
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Painters showed to review the job we discussed painting after the repair. We agreed on a price which I was very happy with.
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Painters showed up at the agreed upon time and the they did exactly what they said they would and did an excellent job. Not only did they do a great job, they were also great to work with. They are good guys and I enjoyed having them here. The job was so well done I had them to come back and do the rest of my home's first level. When all was said and done I got a great job at a very fair price and I would hire them again. I may never do any painting myself again.
- Thomas R.
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I painted during the summers throughout college and, although far from a professional, I know what a good paint job as opposed to a sub-par job.
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's work in my house was nothing short of Outstanding!! One of the reasons I hired
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was that he estimated he could remove all the wallpaper in the first floor of my house and get it painted with 2 coats, with a four man team, in a week's time. His price, from 4 quotes received, was second lowest (only a few hundred above the lowest), but the lowest priced vendor was going to take 2 weeks to get the job done - not happening!
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was the obvious choice and I'm thrilled I selected him. He actually got the job done with three men (him, his brother
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), saving me money on wallpaper removal in the process. These guys worked non-stop from the moment they walked in the door until they left for the day. At the end of each day they would remove drop cloths and vacuum the floors to ensure my house was somewhat liveable.
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's attention to detail and work ethic in performing my project was superb. Keep up the good work
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, you earned the this review from a pretty tough guy to please (according to my girlfriend).
- Robert S.
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is pleasant to chat with. He was great with my pets. I will use him again for future projects. However, DEFINE the number of hours that you will need his help when you use the ad that states "day's work". Without the definition up front, you may be disappointed.
- Hannah T.
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and his crew painted the exterior of a home I own in the Midtown Historic District in Harrisburg. At the beginning of the project, they discovered rotted window frames and notified me quickly. After I had the damage corrected, they went on to paint the siding and all the wood trim on this 1880's home. I was very happy with the result. The painting they did was absolutely perfect! It looks fabulous, and several neighbors have complimented the job and asked for the contractor's info.
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was very communicative and was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely use again!

- Cynthia C.
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We called this guy to do some work for us and he said he would come out and give us an estimate and never showed up. We never got a phone call from him or heard from him again. Would never hire this guy.
- Susan B.

All Interior Painters in Harrisburg, PA

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Strange Painting Co

660 Kinderhook Rd
Columbia

Stronghold Floors

2231 South Market Street
Mechanicsburg

Student Painters

14005 Simone Dr

SUNDEW PAINTING CO

301 E AYRE ST

Susquehanna Renovations

42 N. Queen St.
York

T & P HANDYMAN

2380 CATHERINE ST
York

T Townsley Seal Coating

PO Box 2
Manheim

T.J. Wilcox Painting

338 Churchtown Rd.
Narvon

tate services

Lancaster

Taylor Contracting

19 Burns RD
Spring Grove

TGCC, The General Contracting Company

2811 Fairview Rd
Camp Hill

The Artistic Advantage

21 Woodsedge Dr
Elizabethtown

THE CARPENTER'S SONS

220 FOX DR
Mechanicsburg

The Christian Handyman

26 N Second St
Mc Sherrystown

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

The Master's Hand

2072 NEW HOLLAND PIKE
Lancaster

THE ODD JOB MAN

8007 BLUE HILL RD
Glenville

The Tuckey Companies

170 Stover Dr
Carlisle

Thomas R Keller

738 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz

Thunder Wash Pressure Washing

2664 Ridge Rd.
Elverson

TNC HOME IMPROVEMENTS

351 WHITE HOUSE LN
Middletown

TNT Enterprises

303 Oakridge Dr
Mountville

Tom Miller Painting

619 Forge Rd
Carlisle

Tony Vorous Painting

1144 Stone Arch Rd

Total Home Care & Restoration

1024 Herr St
Harrisburg

Total Property Maintenance

PO Box 426
Littlestown

Total Property Maintenance

PO Box 426
Littlestown

Transfauxmation Inc

1703 Valmont Dr
Coatesville

Trout Squared Construction

955 Hummel Ave
Lemoyne

Trout Squared Construction

955 Hummel Ave
Lemoyne

TRUCLEAN

22 Evans Ave
Wyomissing

Tsunami Painting Services LLC

513 Aaron LN
Lancaster

Two Dudes Painting Company

750 Poplar St
Lancaster

Tyson's Landscaping & Maintenance

10919 Oak Ridge Ave
Red Lion

University Painters

Landis Ave
Millersville

V&H Painting

2335 Middle St
York

VARA INC

1145 DRY POWDER CIR
Mechanicsburg

Victor General Contracting

11 Blueberry Lane
Nesquehoning

Victoria's Holiday Landscaping

4200 Shaffers Church Rd
Glen Rock

Victorias' Custom Interiors

212 S Oxford Ave
Mc Sherrystown

Ville Painters, Inc.

220 East Madison Street
Lancaster

Vincent Musser

4559 Mountainview Road
Harrisburg

Viola Building and Remodeling

307 Lewisberry Rd
New Cumberland

Wagner Painting

Lancaster

Walter's Construction

57 W Kings St
Shippensburg

WAYNE S LESHER IV Inc

8396 Spring Rd
New Bloomfield

Webb's Painting & Home Improvement

5 Broadway
Stewartstown

WEEKEND WARRIOR HANDYMAN SVC

10 W 4TH ST
Quarryville

William Ferguson & Co., LLC

3633 Roundtop Rd
Elizabethtown

Williams Contracting Group

75 W. Granada Avenue
Hershey

WILLIAMS PAINTING

PO BOX 67
Landisburg

Wilmer K Gehris Painting

210 Autumn Woods Ct
Dillsburg

X'press Yourself Painting

621 Grandview Ave
Camp Hill

Xtreme Home Improvement

34 Valley Dr
Annville

Yarnall Home Imporvements LLC

30 Morgan Spg Dr
Morgantown

Yarnall Home Improvement & Handyman Service

30 Morgan Spring Dr
Morgantown

ZACHARY PAINTING

40 VIRGINIA AVE
Shrewsbury

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