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were fantastic to work with on this project. They are professional, conscientious, courteous, and not" to mention, just really nice people. They did a wonderful job of painting our kids bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as touching up some spots that have taken a beating from kids over the years. They worked with us on finding a plan that stayed within our budget, yet still met our goals for the project. The result is nice and fresh spaces for our kids. I highly recommend

-Christopher M.

"Did a amazing job painting my walls in my home!!! Helped us pick out the right colors for our room!! They were very polite and on time everyday

-Ryan M.

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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.


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.

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. 
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! 
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! 

Interior Painting reviews in Morehead City


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were great to work with. They were prompt and worked with my husband on designing the space to our specifications. The total project was very well done and we would definately recommend these guys for home improvement projects.
- shirley W.

This company is amazing. Almost $1k less then the 2nd lowest estimate and the paint job came out stellar. The owner
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is great to work with, answering her phone at all hours of the night and weekend, and very prompt to return phone calls. Their painter,
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, did an amazing job on our house. The wood was in dire shape and had an ugly old blue color on their. In 3 days, they gave us a brand new house and I am so happy with everything! If we ever have family or friends in need of any paint work, we will highly recommend this company!!

- Colin O.

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and his crew were amazing. Very professional. Very clean and courteous. They did an excellent
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painting and I am incredibly pleased with the finished product. we will certainly recommend them to friends and family as well as use them again in the future!
- Kristie S.

We recently moved into our new home needing the entire space painted and reached out to
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as well as a handful of other places. Probably half of the companies I reached out to never responded - the others were unprofessional, slow, or much more expensive than
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I can't sing
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's praises enough. I have had many spaces painted in my life, and no painters have been as meticulous and detail-oriented as
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. Out of our entire 3500 sq ft home, we only found a handful of touchups.
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(our account manager) was endlessly patient and incredibly quick to respond to any and all questions (even getting on the phone after hours and on weekends). Honorio and his crew were fast, meticulous, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. They finished in under the time estimate and even agreed to stay late when we asked to add more rooms. We identified our touchups and they were there the next day to make all of the updates.
I will absolutely hire them again for any painting needs!
- Karen A.

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was great and contacted me quickly after I purchased the Big Deal via Angie's List. He came over to give an estimate. He was fair, honest, and knowledgable. After our estimate, I had a bit of trouble scheduling the actual painting, but once we sorted out the details, everything else went very smoothly. The two crew members that came to the house were fabulous and thorough. They completed the project in just one day. I would certainly recommend P and M Quality Painting for this type of job.
- Lauren L.

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was a fantastic contractor to work with. Punctual, responsive, adaptable and just a really nice guy. My girlfriend and I made some changes to what
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and I originally discussed and added the painting of the ceilings in our home.
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said no problem at all, got it done and made everything look beautiful. We had some feedback from
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on something that needed some touch up because we didn't like the color and a bit of the cut job,
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said no problem and took care of it. We also had
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paint a piece of furniture. The piece of furniture looks amazing and we are extremely happy with it. His price was reasonable, the prep and coverage of surfaces in our home so there would be no paint splatter was great along with the thorough clean up. I can't recommend
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and his team enough, we are so happy with our house that
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made feel like a home because of his great work.
- Jonathan G.

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arrived 15 min. late due to traffic, which was no concern. He called me in advance to let me know. He did a thorough and efficient job.
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was professional and courteous. I was pleased with the job he did, although I'm not too sure of the paint color I chose for the hallway! Certainly not his problem!
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was willing to paint extra projects for me in order to fill his time. He painted my handrails going downstairs which were in desperate need of paint. I had some white paint that he used to paint a door that really needed to be spruced up. He cleaned up the areas that he painted well. I plan to use him again.
- Carol W.

Crew did an excellent job prepping all the surfaces and this resulted in a quality paint job. So good that we hired them to come back later in the month to do several other rooms.
- Norine R.

Interior Painters in Morehead City, NC

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123 Remodeling

PO Box 659

A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane

A&A Construction

7 Onsville pl

A+ Plus Remodeling

5490 NC Highway 55 West
Cove City

A-1 House Medic



New Bern

A-1 Roofing

326 Betty Street

AAA Home Improvement

404 Hancock St

AAA Home Improvement

1916 S Main Street

Ace Builders

312 Daisy Ct
Emerald Isle

All Kine Handy Man Services

275 Atkinson Point Rd
Surf City

ARAC Roof it Forward

771 Shallowford Rd.

Asa Stanford Inc

51 Hunting Creek Dr.

Atlantic Restoration & Cleaning

265 Clay Hill Rd.
Sneads Ferry

B and B Painting

117 E. Ivybridge Dr

B/C Home Improvement

1760 Cobb rd

Baker Carpentry

127 Yaupon Rd
Pine Knoll Shores

Barrett Enterprises

3-C Alexandria Cir
New Bern

Betts Tile

102 Scotch Bonnet Dr
Emerald Isle

Billington Painting

120 Freshwater Dr.





Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Concepts

309 Starling St

Carolina Roofing & Gutters

1423 Fountain Branch Rd
Rocky Mount

Carolina Siding & Windows

172 Ernest Gurganus Rd.


Morehead City

Cline's Contracting

200 spar Ct

Coast To Coast Painting

101 West Thomas Dr

Coastal Home Painting and Maintenance

644 Bogue Loop Road

Coastline Construction and Renovations

601 Peletier Loop Rd F34

Coulson Construction Inc

304 Magellan Dr
New Bern

Craines Painting

912 Oxford Dr
Morehead City

Creative Painting Service

106 Stern Road

Creative Wood Ltd.

284 Chatham St. PO Box 656

Custom Construction Company LLC

PO Box 2291

Custom Pro Painting

106 Opal Ct

DB's Painting


Dependable Maintenance

PO Box 1826
Morehead City


5034 Highway 24

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Drain Pro's MJNB Contracting Inc

PO Box 12191

East Ocean Contracting

207 Dame Ct

ECP Painting

120 Cherter Dr.

Elite Painting & remodeling

2294 Joe Williams Rd.

Exceptional Living Solutions LLC

1125 Corporation Parkway

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls


PO BOX 1694
Morehead City

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

9650 Strickland Rd



J & O Painting & Pressure

209 Diane Dr

Jeffrey L Garrett Builder

218 Johnson Pt Rd
New Bern

Jillian K Mitchell

304 River Bluffs drive
New Bern

K-N-J Home Repairs

835 Jim Blake Rd

Last Minute Labor Services

144 Lewistown Road

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Morton Services

642 Sowlermanning Rd

My Home Improvements

1250 old maplehurst rd


817 Airport Rd
New Bern

Novus Construction LLC

110 Joan's Haven Drive

On The Level Contracting & Design

P O Box 3442
Holly Ridge

Outer Island Accents

1468 Ocean Dr
Emerald Isle

Pressures On

155 golden farm rd

ProScape USA

7480 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Quality First Painting

194 Kershaw rd.

R & B Coatings, Inc.

754 Highway 58

Shorty's Painting

118 Sagefield Dr

Signature Painting

25 Whispering Pines

Small drywall

4480 nc hwy 101

Smiley & Company

437 Greenwood Rd.

Stanley & Son Construction Co.

1901 Andrew Johnson Dr.

Step of Faith Painting

1333 Blue Creek Rd.

Straight Edge Painting

133 Ervintown Rd.

Stroud Custom Homes, Inc

3300 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Sure Thing Contracting

2116 Colony Plaza

Swansboro Drywall and Painting



116 Shadow Brook Ln
New Bern

The ECA Company, LLC

2667 Wyse Fork Rd.

turner's renovation

107 bellwood dr.

universal painting

429 hwy 70 bettie

Whalebone Painting

269 hwy 172

Willis Roofing Service

106 S Yaupon Ter
Morehead City

Wilmington Improvements

717 Ocracoke Dr.

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