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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.

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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 Morehead City

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Extremely well. This company is a class act. Covered furniture and floors and did a very professional painting job. Showed up on time and there was no surprises.
- Kenneth M.
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Owner met us punctually to go over our wishes, promptly gave us estimate with/without closets. Also came to put two samples on walls for us to choose from. We needed it done ASAP and he accommodated us quickly while juggling another scheduled job. Showed up on agreed day with 4 painters and finished next day. Beautiful job, no stray spots, no floor spots, house left perfectly clean.
- Mary A S.
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and his crew are very good at what they do and a pleasure to work with. They did a fantastic job. We are currently trying to sell our house and the feedback since they have finished has been amazing. We have people coming for second showings because they are interested in the house now. I look forward to working with
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and his crew again with the home that we purchase after selling this one. Would highly recommend them to anyone needing wallpaper removal and painting.
- Katharina C.
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came to our home, and together we went over the entire project. He listened to what we wanted and made suggestions where appropriate. He submitted a clear and detailed written estimate. When he was awarded the job, he made arrangements with us about purchasing the paint and stains we had selected. When he found he needed one extra day on the job he was doing before he came to our house, he gave us timely notice.
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and his crew came when they said they would. They were all professional and each crew member took pride in his work. They worked steadily and efficiently and completed our project in 7-1/2 days, taking off only one day when it rained, a half day on Saturday, and a full day on Sunday. During the project, we negotiated a few change orders with
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; he was amenable to our requests and again offered suggestions where appropriate. Everything we had arranged with
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was done and done well. We have no reservation giving him our highest recommendation.
- Ted G.
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It is essential to note that this large deck is about 32 years old. Obviously, it was well-built!!
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and his assistant (his wife!) power-washed so well that my 11-year-old grandson asked if I had had a new deck built! The sealant they used gives the deck a golden glow. I am very pleased and am happy whenever any guest notes the deck's current amazing condition. Additionally,
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put some supports in place to strengthen a few areas that were showing their age!! This company did an outstanding job! I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for another job.
- Barbara R.
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We had used
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to paint the entire interior of our house before we occupied it in Fall 2014. We were very happy then that the work was completed within the time frame promised, and that the results were excellent, so when it came time to paint the exterior, we did not hesitate to use them again. As before, we found them very easy and pleasant to work with and were extremely pleased with the results. Their prices are higher than those of other painters, but the process of dealing with them and the results are definitely worth it. .
- Erika G.
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Perfectly. They were prompt, efficien, organized & neat--cleaned up each day. Quiet, friendly, pleasant. we've used many good painters in the past, but Minor and his brother
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- Barbara F.
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The cost was competitive relative to other quotes (there was much prep work to be done - walls were heavily textured).
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Our painter was a very detailed craftsman who showed us his progress daily, and completed the work on time and under budget. We would recommend
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and use them again for future projects.
- Roseanna B.

Interior Painters in Morehead City, NC

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123 Remodeling

PO Box 659
Hubert

A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane

A&A Construction

7 Onsville pl
Jacksonville

A+ Plus Remodeling

5490 NC Highway 55 West
Cove City

A-1 House Medic

Jacksonville

A-1 MAGIC CARPETS

108 KNIGHTS CT
New Bern

A-1 Roofing

326 Betty Street
Kinston

AAA Home Improvement

404 Hancock St
Jacksonville

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.
Waxhaw

Atlantic Restoration & Cleaning

265 Clay Hill Rd.
Sneads Ferry

B and B Painting

117 E. Ivybridge Dr
Hubert

B/C Home Improvement

1760 Cobb rd
Kinston

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.
Hubert

BILLY'S PAINTING & REPAIR SVC

685 FRANCKTOWN RD
Richlands

BLAKE PAINTING

113 N MARINE BLVD
Jacksonville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Concepts

309 Starling St
Jacksonville

Carolina Roofing & Gutters

1423 Fountain Branch Rd
Rocky Mount

Carolina Siding & Windows

172 Ernest Gurganus Rd.
Jacksonville

CHAMPION PAINTING & REPAIR LLC

1912 CHAMPION DR
Morehead City

Cline's Contracting

200 spar Ct
Hampstead

Coast To Coast Painting

101 West Thomas Dr
Jacksonville

Coastal Home Painting and Maintenance

644 Bogue Loop Road
Newport

Coastline Construction and Renovations

601 Peletier Loop Rd F34
Swansboro

Coulson Construction Inc

304 Magellan Dr
New Bern

Craines Painting

912 Oxford Dr
Morehead City

Creative Painting Service

106 Stern Road
Newport

Creative Wood Ltd.

284 Chatham St. PO Box 656
Newport

Custom Construction Company LLC

PO Box 2291
Greenville

Custom Pro Painting

106 Opal Ct
Beaufort

DB's Painting

Jacksonville

Dependable Maintenance

PO Box 1826
Morehead City

DOMINGUEZ HOME REPAIR

5034 Highway 24
Newport

Down Under Faux

36 Prince Street

Drain Pro's MJNB Contracting Inc

PO Box 12191
Jacksonville

East Ocean Contracting

207 Dame Ct
Hubert

ECP Painting

120 Cherter Dr.
Wilmington

Elite Painting & remodeling

2294 Joe Williams Rd.
Kinston

Exceptional Living Solutions LLC

1125 Corporation Parkway
Raleigh

Exquisite Designs

47332 Sterdley Falls

GIBSON CONSTRUCTION CO

PO BOX 1694
Morehead City

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

2501 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh

HURST HOUSE WASH-EXTERIOR

717 PAGE DR
Jacksonville

J & O Painting & Pressure

209 Diane Dr
Jacksonville

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
Jacksonville

Last Minute Labor Services

144 Lewistown Road
Beaufort

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Mike's Painting & Pressure Washing

302 Spruce Avenue
Hudson

Morton Services

642 Sowlermanning Rd
Richlands

My Handy Mate LLC

9181 Cupstone Dr

My Home Improvements

1250 old maplehurst rd
Jacksonville

NCSN LLC

817 Airport Rd
New Bern

Novus Construction LLC

110 Joan's Haven Drive
Newport

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
Beaufort

ProScape USA

7480 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Quality First Painting

194 Kershaw rd.
Oriental

R & B Coatings, Inc.

754 Highway 58
Swansboro

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ricky Dickerson Construction Company

7510 Hwy 70 East
New Bern

Seacoast Custom Colors

PO Box 1398
Wallace

Shorty's Painting

118 Sagefield Dr
Jacksonville

Signature Painting

25 Whispering Pines
Newport

Small drywall

4480 nc hwy 101
Havelock

Smiley & Company

437 Greenwood Rd.
Wilmington

Stanley & Son Construction Co.

1901 Andrew Johnson Dr.

Step of Faith Painting

1333 Blue Creek Rd.
Jacksonville

Straight Edge Painting

133 Ervintown Rd.
Richlands

Stroud Custom Homes, Inc

3300 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Sure Thing Contracting

2116 Colony Plaza
Jacksonville

Swansboro Drywall and Painting

634 OLD HAMMOCKS BEACH RD
Swansboro

T&M HANDYMAN SERVICE

116 Shadow Brook Ln
New Bern

The ECA Company, LLC

2667 Wyse Fork Rd.
Trenton

Willis Roofing Service

106 S Yaupon Ter
Morehead City

Wilmington Improvements

717 Ocracoke Dr.
Wilmington

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