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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 Lawrence

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They promised at least three times via e-mail to set a date for painting, but never followed up. This has gone on over a two plus month period of time. I am requesting return f my money.
- Jean A.
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Upon agreeing on an estimate for the bathroom cabinets,
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said he was very busy and could not start for a month. I agreed to this and waited. After a month or so, I called to ask when he was going to start. All I was able to do is leave a voice mail. I waited. I left another voice mail. I waited. Finally after not hearing from him I hired another painter, thus setting my project back almost 2 months.
I don't mind if someone is too busy but it is just common courtesy to return a phone call knowing that I have been waiting to hear from him.
- Steven T.
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Services were not used as an estimate was never provided. After showing up late to an initial consultation and waiting almost a week to never receive an estimate, I would be very worried about how the services would be preformed if given the job.
- Steven B.
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has a good crew, very polite and responsive.
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was able to meet quickly, worked with our very busy schedule so we could move in to our (older) house within a month of purchase. Painting looks great, we added on extra items as we went, I think that flexibility on
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part was a big asset. Only complaint was on the back end, things weren't cleaned up completely (sort of standard LA painter policy, cleanup isn't in the bid unless you ask for it) but they worked late into sunday so I took care of that myself. I'd definitely use them again, we were very happy with the job. I felt like they were painting their own house, they took that kind of care. That's a pretty big compliment.
- Luke S.
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I called the number provided and left a message.
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called me back a few hours later and we set up a time for the following week.
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arrived on time on the first day and got to work as soon as I showed him the walls and what colors to paint. I got him some water and a sandwich as a courtesy and he appreciated that I did that. He worked through the day and finished about 7 walls. He came back the next day and finished the other 3 walls which took half a day. He cleaned up after himself at the end of the job.
I later discovered a small paint stain on my carpet that he had tried to clean up but ended up smudging the carpet in the process. I wish he had told me about it and also had been more careful.
- Karthik H.
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Mixed success
The various jobs done inside the house were quite satisfactory.
The power washing of the house was excellent.
The removal of the hot tub was not done to my liking.
The hot tub was indeed removed well but in doing so, a lot of the deck was also removed. We were told that the deck needed complete replacing. Because all the support beams were left exposed, I looked but did not see nearly as much damage as we were told. So half the deck is still open to the ground and all the supporting beams have nails sticking up.
When they were washing the wall and deck, all the furniture and plants were moved into the driveway. They expected, I guess, that we would replace the deck but the price we were given for the deck replacement was three times what we could afford and what I thought it should be. So now, three months later, all the deck furniture and plants are piled in the driveway. What a mess!
Because of my age and health, I am unable to replace these items during the summer but will begin when it gets cooler. Nevertheless, I don't know where I will put half of the items because half the deck is still missing.
I do not let my grandchildren go play on the deck any more.
- Donald and Pamela B.
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Called and met with
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Berry, who gave us an estimate for painting the exterior of our home. He was very personable and professional. After obtaining another estimate from a different company (for approximately the same price), we decided to go with
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. We got on their schedule for the job. The two men who showed up to paint were great! Great workers, and they did a fantastic job. They showed up on time, cleaned up each day, and we are very pleased with the result. They worked hard and completed the job in three days. We are now proud of how our house looks. We plan on using
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again in a few months, when we paint the interior rooms. Definitely would recommend!
- Gail L.
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It went perfectly fine! We connected on a Friday via telephone. He worked me in for the following Monday. We worked out the details via text messaging throughout the weekend (price, paint colors, start time, payment terms). I would definitely use him again!
- Chandler T.

Interior Painters in Lawrence, KS

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A & J Home Repair

PO Box 24
Tecumseh

A and A Remodeling

5610 A SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka

A Sexton Drywall

101 N Michigan St
Lawrence

A Stroke of Color

8003 W 153rd St,
Overland Park

A-Team Home Improvement

506 E. 23rd St.
Lawrence

Absolute Painting LLC

239 Elm Street
Baldwin City

ACTION PAINTING

4301 Flora Ave

ALL-PRO SERVICES, INC.?

757 Hwy 40
Lawrence

Allied Contracting, Inc.

26th Street
Lawrence

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Benchmark Contractors Inc

1500 SW Indian Trl
Topeka

BK's Backhoe

1120 n 150th rd

BOB'S WALLCOVERING

2122 WELLMAN RD
Lawrence

Bobby Painting Co.

705 sw polk
Topeka

Brad's Painting Plus

2131 SW 103rd Street
Wakarusa

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castlewood Construction Inc

631 NW Tyler Ct
Topeka

Certified Water & Mold Restoration LLC

2021B E Spruce Circle
Olathe

Chavez Restoration & Cleaning

1209 E 24th St
Lawrence

Chimney Sweep

727 New Jersey St
Lawrence

Covenant Roofing & Construction, LLC

3118 SE Arbor Drive
Topeka

CREATIVE DESIGNS

3006 RANGER DR
Lawrence

dans handyman service

1244 sw belle terr

DavidSon Remodeling

8124 SE 89th St
Berryton

DENNIS J BROWN PAINTING

806 OHIO ST
Lawrence

Douglas A Hatfield

10001 Grunewald Rd

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Dreyer's DKI

7325 NW 13th Blvd

Eli The Tile Guy

2454 Arkansas
Lawrence

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

FINE DESIGN

1410 KASOLD DR
Lawrence

Fine Home Restoration

233 Perry St.
Lawrence

FITZ'S FINE PAINTING

5433 Main st.
Merriam

Fresh Coat Painting

9439 SW Wanamaker Rd.
Wakarusa

G & G Restoration LLC

308 Johnston Dr

Gerstner Building Services

142 SE 46th Street
Topeka

Happy Home Handyman

807 E 1259 RD
Lawrence

Harger Construction

1202 Eder Ct
Eudora

Hillbilly Services

P.O Box 113

Home Prepair

PO Box 750255
Topeka

Howard Stultz Construction

983 E 1700th Rd
Baldwin City

Jaime's Painting

207 N thorpe st
Kansas City

Jameson Remodeling & Home Repair

PO Box 8662
Prairie Village

Jericho Home Improvements LLC

1954 Foxridge Dr
Kansas City

Jon&Debs Wallpaper and Paint

1022 SW 27th St
Topeka

KB PAINTING LLC

3010 FourWheel Dr. Ste 1
Lawrence

KB Painting, llc

3010 Four Wheel Dr Ste 1
Lawrence

Kenny's Painting

4547 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka

Kidwell's Painting

935 NE 62nd St
Topeka

Larson Painting

2745 Shadow Ridge Pl

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Master Clean Group

PO Box 65049

Matthew M Stieg Painting

5944 Monrovia St
Shawnee

McCarty Handyman Services

813 Madeline Ln
Lawrence

Midwest Remodeling Co

PO Box 97
Silver Lake

Natural Breeze Remodeling

1440 Wakarusa Dr
Lawrence

Oread Fine Finishes LLC

4000 W 6th St
Lawrence

Pace Builders, Inc.

1420 Cornell Ave.

PAINT IT Inc.

422 S. Oak St
Ottawa

Painting Innovations

10275 Cody St
Overland Park

Passow Remodeling

1900 SW Urish Rd
Topeka

PCRS, LLC

PO Box 8036
Topeka

Pierson Remodeling

14731 175th St
Nortonville

Prairie Wind Homes

3904 Monterey Pl
Lawrence

Premiere Custom Designs

20040 Edgerton Rd
Edgerton

Pure Renovation LLC

2027 Barker Ave
Lawrence

Reed's Remodeling

3208 SE Wisconsin Ave
Topeka

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renovation MD

2040 W 31st
Lawrence

The Home Depot - Lawrence

1910 W 31st St
Lawrence

Tom Jellison Painting

13057 126th Rd
Hoyt

Tom McMahon Construction

39740 W 95TH ST
Eudora

Trinity Roofing & Siding

407 Broadway St.
Valley Falls

Winston Brown Construction

5600 SW 29th Street
Topeka

Young Remodeling

2517 Jefferson St.

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