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"For the most part, the job started out well and as expected. Our house was empty as we had just purchased it, making things easier. We also had asked
" if we could delay the painting of the kitchen, dining room and two bedrooms so we could finalize our paint color selection. He agreed and we assured him we would make that decision rather quickly. The quality of the closet, ceiling and painting in the hallways, living room and main bedroom overall was good. The paint job for the exterior of the door however was sloppy with noticeable paint on most of the window panes. When we pointed that out to
, he rather gruffly dismissed us and said 'that's how painting is done' to prevent future chipping. (This statement was roundly dismissed by another painter we contacted afterwards). The crew also did not paint the sidelights and when we pointed that out, with a very unprofessional attitude, said that the crew would 'eat' the cost of doing it when they finished the job. We paid (in cash) for the work that was done in 'phase 1.' We thought the amount we paid for this first phase was in excess of the percentage of the job completed, but we paid it since he assured us that the remainder of the job as detailed in the estimate would be covered by the final payment. One week later, after deciding on our paint colors, we tried to contact
but after an initial text indicating he would get back in touch with the dates for finishing the job, he never did. Despite multiple phone calls and text messages over nearly three weeks, he did not get back in touch and essentially abandoned the job and his commitment to complete it. In the end, with the help of family members, we finished the job ourselves. What was particularly frustrating and disappointing about this experience is that we were unable to unpack our belongings in multiple rooms of the house, making it particularly challenging with our two year old. My wife, who is pregnant, also ended up having to paint a fair bit and deal with hours of paint fumes. In the end, this is more a reflection of the unprofessionalism of
and the company than the crew who actually did the painting.

-James L.

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"One of the ladies at the Woodsmith store paint department told me that
is one of their busiest painters and I can see why. I provided
" paint and
and his dad performed the work in 2 days. They were very professional taking down shelves and reinstalling them instead of painting around them. They paint clean edges with no spilling. As an added bonus they were were well over $1000 less a highly rated competitor who wanted me to wait 45 days before they could fit me in. I would use them again without thinking twice.

-Terry A.

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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 York

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did an excellent job and completed the job in a day and half. I was astounded by the amount of work he got done in such a short amount of time. The work was excellent.
He will be painting the exterior of my home in the next few weeks.
- karen B.
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The offer that I purchased stated 40 hours of painting. I felt comfortable purchasing it because the last guy to paint the same unit did it one day. The owner of
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came over to the unit and I explained everything that I needed done. I indicated that the last guy who did it got it done in 1 day, so I figured that the 40 hours would be more than enough. He agreed. So I repeated that what I paid should cover the whole job. He agreed.
When the first day of work was completed, I went to review the results. What I found was below average results. Electrical outlets were not removed from the walls and therefore had paint on them and obviously underneath was not painted, The majority of the holes from where pictures were previously hung were not properly spackled and sanded prior to painting, so you could see all kinds of blots and
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on the wall. There was even a silver dollar size hole in the wall that was not spackled even though that particular wall had been painted.
Also, there were a few blotches on a few of the walls where they did not paint appropriately. The painter stated that everything needed a second coat of paint. This is not true. The paint appropriately covered just fine in 95% of the wall, it's just that there were places in each room where it was not painted properly and it needed someone to spend a few minutes to do it right.
The unit was completely empty and I'm replacing the carpeting so I stated no tarps would be needed in the majority of the unit. Therefore there was very limited prep work required.
With half the agreed upon painting completed, the
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indicated that I would need to pay additional money to get the rest of the job done. So in short, 7 years ago, I had 1 guy do the whole unit in 1 day.
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and his co-worker did half as much work in twice as much time and were now asking for more money.
Needless to say, I said no.
I would not recommend him to anyone and if you don't want to listen to me, at least get everything in writing.
- Andrew L.
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attended to every detail. Very conscience of quality and resulting product. Very accommodating with regard to scheduling. Always left house neat and clean. Great suggestions on what to do and how to proceed. Not satisfied with an 'alright' job - - in one case they repainted an entire hallway with a different color and paint because THEY were not satisfied with the way it looked! Very professional - and entertaining! Will definitely use them for our next job.
- David D.
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did excellent work refinishing my deck. He finished the job quickly without skimping on the prep work. Very thorough, and gave me excellent advice on maintaining the surface to last longer. I would hire him again in a minute.
- Elizabeth S.
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I contacted Almighty & Co for an estimate in early April 2015 to paint the outside of our rental house. He had a few jobs ahead of mine and when he was able to do our house at the end of
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, he worked with well with the tenant. The tenant said, "There was a group of guys working on the house. 4 or 5. They were very pleasant and did a great job."
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also sent some before & after pictures. From the pictures and the tenant's appreciation of the work done, I would recommend Almighty & Co.
- Doris R.
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After a few back and forth communications, we were able to schedule the job. The provider arrived at the appointed time, and was able to finish the job in less than the time agreed upon in the initial purchase.
Overall very cooperative and professional service.
- Dave V.
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I am moving into my old house and it desperately needed painting. He did an excellent job painting and the cutting in was perfect. He was very professional an gave me receipt. He was kind and transparent. He showed up to paint at the appointed time and was done right around the time he estimated to be done. He did a great job cleaning up after himself, which was very important to me. I plan on using him to repaint the rest of my house as well in the near future. I highly recommend him. He was very affordable and quality was outstanding. His number is 405-625-7772
- Tamara S.
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I have used J. D.
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Painting several times over the last 12 years. They are always responsive, punctual, professional, and do an excellent job that is exactly what I have asked them to do. This time was no different, starting with my initial contact to request an estimate, all the way to completion of the job. They came when they said they would, did a great job, and charged me what they said they would. I always have a great experience when dealing with J.D.
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- Melissa M.

Interior Painters in York, ME

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4Pro Painters

69 Washngton St #5

A CRISTALDI & SONS

143 OLD BAY RD

A J Morin Painting

12 Hillside Ave

Allegiant Builders

54 Stone Farm Drive

Always 5% More Quality Painters

3 Fife's Lane
South Berwick

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Buxton Finishes

PO Box 33
Kittery

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cantu Reconstruction

Post Office Box 336

Caprioli Painting Inc

20 Beech St Extension

CertaPro Painters of Southern ME

7 Bridges Dr
Scarborough

Curt Mitchell Painting

P.O. Box 913
York Harbor

D D Dyer Contracting

279 Dover rd
Charleston

DAN GILMORE & CO.

P.O Box 4006

Danusis Construction

27 Mockingbird Lane

DeVuono Painting

36a Charles st

DOUG MERRILL & SON BUILDER INC

211 OLD BATH RD
Wiscasset

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Estes Home Maintenance

Box 282
Kittery Point

Everything Home LLC

P.O. Box 1478
Westbrook

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

Fine Line Painting

12 Tanglewood Drive

Five Star Painting

209 Maple Street

i know jack

12 richmond street

J & A Dion's Painting

3 Earle Street

J & W CONTRACTING

1A Dunreath St

J G Painting

61 Suzanne Drive

J Lance LLC

468 Old Connecticut Path

JABLONSKI PAINTING

71 Ash Swamp Rd

Jeff Eaton Painting

240 Dover Point Rd

Joe Copp Painting

14B Crescent St

K&K Construction Co.

South Berwick

Keenan Construction

213 River Rd
Richmond

LORANGER PAINTING

372 E SHORE DR
Acton

Lou's Cape Ann Painting

13 Candlestick Lane

M and I PAINTING AND REMODELING INC.

170 SHORE RD
Cape Neddick

MoldGone LLC

2508 Locustwood Pl

Morrissey Painting

381 SAGAMORE RD

Naturally Faux

Indian Lake

Northeast Remediation

107 Audubon Rd

Old House Works

842 Washington St
Bath

Patterson Painting

3 Ledgewood Dr
York

PEAK PAINTERS

156 Old Concord Turnpike

PIC Home Pros

2 Chester Rd

Premier Painting

45 Alexander Rd

RDS Enterprises

14b depot street

Real Deal Builders

2 Sweet Briar Ln.

SAGE PAINTING

28 GOVERNMENT ST
Kittery

Seacoast Paint Professionals

786 Goodwind Rd
Eliot

SMITH BROTHERS MAINTENANCE CO

398 Harold L Dow Hwy Ste 29
Eliot

Sonrisa Builders

1227 Bald Top

Victor Painting

20 Blossom Street

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Wagner Home Renovation

66 York Woods Road
South Berwick

WMC Roofing

po box 22

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