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"When i initially called , he came immediately to look at the room, and was willing to get to work right away. He offered to buy all the necessary" materials for us, adding their cost to the final bill. The work was done thoroughly and professionally. The job was completed in two days, at a cost of $400/day. Although this price seemed appropriate for the quality of work provided, I will note that the second day of work was only about half as long as the first day. All in all, provided excellent service, and I would definitely recommend them to someone willing to pay for a very professional job.

-Bebhinn F.

" , and did an outstanding job. They arrived everyday on time, worked hard with few breaks." Worked through the end of the day and cleaned up well. They were a pleasure to have in our home. The one thing that worked to our advantage was a detailed scope of work. This was a comprehensive document that detailed exactly our expectations from the number of primer coats, number of top coats, type and brand of paint to be used and a list of exactly what work we wanted done. The only aspect of the job we felt could have gone better was the surface preparation. We were fairly explicit in our scope of work that every surface was to be prepared to a level we wanted. This included nail pops, nail holes on trim, dings and gouges. While there was a cursory effort I had to check and double check all the areas I had identified as areas I would have corrected had I done the painting myself. At the end of the day I would areas I wanted more attention. To 's credit he addressed everyone of the items cheerfully and properly. Most of this had to do with the fact that his crew's work may not have been scrunitized sufficiently. Nature of the beast that the professional has the experience and expertise to do a job to one level. Employees, not necessarily. After final payment was made we discovered a few elements that we missed. came back promptly and fixed each of them. This usually when customers have problems, not here. While his prices were a tad high compared to other bids at the end of the day we got an outstanding paint job at a fair price. We highly recommend . With contractors often the cause of anguish and confrontation is one of the good guys.

-Daniel R.

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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


I contacted for an estimate to paint an average sized bedroom, which needed a lot of prep & repair work. The ceiling was peeling and there was a settlement crack. The room was totally empty so no furniture needed to be moved or worked around. Also, our single car wooden garage door needed to be sanded and repainted. Heritage ...More was very responsive as far as setting up an appointment to give us an estimate, and arrived and took a look, answered all my questions, and told me what would be involved. He e-mailed an estimate very promptly. The only problem is that the estimate he gave us was more than twice the price of two other painting companies, one of which we went with, and whose work we are very happy with. Otherwise, I believe this company is knowledgeable and professional, they just were overpriced in my opinion.
- Stephanie D.

Wonderful job! Mr. was exceptionally professional and generous with his time and expertise, advising us in regards to color choices (the hardest part!). He worked with our time constraints and coordinated with other home improvement professionals working in the same space. The painter, , did a flawless ...More and clean job. When a small space on a newly painted wall was damaged by the other workers, I called Mr. for advise on how to touch up the wall, and he offered to come back out to the house to fix it! Good luck finding another business owner who is that generous with their time, especially considering that we were only a modest job for .
- Pamela L.

We were pleased with the work. We felt we paid a fair price. About 2/3 of the house was painted. The rest is brick.
- Linda T.

we have used for 35 years and the reason is clear, Guitar. is punctual and a perfectionist. He inspects the job after the painters finish and if he is not happy with something he has them do it over. Just like his saying "we do it right the first time".
- Sherry B.

worked hard, and cleaned the house well. He walked the job, then discussed with me what he was doing. He didn't take a break or pause in his work I don't think! Would recommend him to give you careful attention, and to do a good job.

and his crew were amazing. has a strict attention to detail that he hangs his hat on. He takes pride in his work and will do what is necessary to ensure the quality product. There were two small areas that we felt needed to be touched up, and sent someone over as soon as our schedule ...More allowed to fix them. As a customer, you want to feel like the person you are paying will perform the work as if they were doing it on their own home. This is how I felt with . They took care to protect our home so that there was little to do other than enjoy our newly painted walls. They will be our painting company going forward.
- todd B.

I don't think they knew what they were walking into. I had tried to remove the wallpaper in my master bedroom myself and left a ton of the glue behind. They sanded, patched and painted the entire room and even stayed over the time I paid for to get the job done. It looks fantastic. A+ job I plan on using them again for any future painting needs I have.
- michael N.

The crew that did the upstairs bedroom did an outstanding job. They were extremely courteous and professional. They did the fourth wall a different color and the "line" between the colors is perfectly straight; exactly what you hope for but hard to achieve.
did the guest bath on the first floor and was very ...More clean and did a nice job. Everyone was very punctual and completed the jobs in a timely fashion.
Would recommend to anyone.
- Pauline R.

Interior Painters in Morehead City, NC

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123 Remodeling

PO Box 659

A Coat or Two Painting NC

Shirley Drive

A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane

A&A Construction

7 Onsville pl

A+ Plus Remodeling

5490 NC Highway 55 West
Cove City


New Bern

A-1 Roofing

326 Betty Street

A-Team Exteriors LLC.

1061 Rocky Run Road
Midway Park

AAA Home Improvement

404 Hancock St

AAA Home Improvement

1916 S Main Street

Ace Builders

312 Daisy Ct
Emerald Isle

All American Property Maintenance LLC

315 W Howard 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

Barboza Carpentry

1111 Plymouth Drive
New Bern

Barrett Enterprises

3-C Alexandria Cir
New Bern

Betts Tile

102 Scotch Bonnet Dr
Emerald Isle



BLK Solutions

PO BOX 12764

Bulldog Repair & Remodeling, LLC

113 Summer Place Drive
N Topsail Beach

Carolina Concepts

309 Starling St

Carolina Siding & Windows

172 Ernest Gurganus Rd.


Morehead City

Coast To Coast Painting

101 West Thomas Dr

Coastal Home Painting and Maintenance

644 Bogue Loop Road

Coastal Property Maintenance

New Bern

Coastline Construction and Renovations

601 Peletier Loop Rd F34

Craines Painting

912 Oxford Dr
Morehead City

Creative Painting Service

106 Stern Road

Creative Wood Ltd.

284 Chatham St. PO Box 656

Custom Colours

807 Jonestown Road
Pink Hill

Custom Construction Company LLC

PO Box 2291

Custom Pro Painting

106 Opal Ct

Davis' Painting

274 Norris Rd

DB's Painting


Dependable Maintenance

PO Box 1826
Morehead City


5034 Highway 24

Drain Pro's MJNB Contracting Inc

406 S Marine Blvd

DTS cleaning and maintenance service

2101 Bridges St
Morehead City


330 Firetower Rd.

East Ocean Contracting

207 Dame Ct

ECP Painting

120 Cherter Dr.

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Elite Painting & remodeling

2294 Joe Williams Rd.

Exceptional Living Solutions LLC

1125 Corporation Parkway

Finish Works

155 Pinecrest Rd

Four Seasons Lawn Care & Pressure Washing

486 Grants Creek Rd.

Fresh Coat New Bern

1822-6 S Glenburnie Rd
New Bern



G&M Construction

10540 US HWY 17


PO BOX 1694
Morehead City

Grady's Painting Service

300 Frampson Pl

Greybeard Improvements LLC

477 Crow Hill Rd

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

Masters Home Improvements

2117 Southwood Rd.

Matthew Thompson

675 Hwy 172

morales services


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

P&P Home Improvement

2082 Blue Creek Road

Power Painting & Cleaning

119 Brinkley Ln

Precision Paint Works

208 Mansfield parkway
Morehead City

PrecisionPRO Construction & Home Services

1223 Murrill Hill Rd

Pressures On

155 golden farm rd

ProScape USA

7480 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

R & B Coatings, Inc.

754 Highway 58

Ricky Dickerson Construction Company

7510 Hwy 70 East
New Bern

Seacoast Custom Colors

PO Box 1398

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.

Steve's Fix It Service

585 5 Mile Road

Straight Edge Painting

133 Ervintown Rd.

Stroud Custom Homes, Inc

3300 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Sure Thing Contracting

2116 Colony Plaza


116 Shadow Brook Ln
New Bern

Tarheel Associates, Inc.

4527 US Hwy 17 South
New Bern

The ECA Company, LLC

2667 Wyse Fork Rd.

The To Do List

439 Cavanaughtown Rd.

Triangle Framing and Siding LLC

PO Box 4580
Emerald Isle

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

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