The ceilings are all covered in popcorn finish. We really didn’t want to keep the texture at all, but decided to forgo removing it to save money since it’s mainly an aesthetic preference anyway. But we wanted to at least get the ceiling back to looking white. Previous residents must have been smokers, as the ceiling in the living and dining room had taken on a gross yellow patina. Although popcorn with butter is delicious, you don’t want your ceiling to look like buttered popcorn. There were some unsightly water stains as well. We initially just tried painting over the stains with KILZ primer (we actually just tested one spot to experiment.) The water based primer didn’t have a chance against the stain, and within minutes it was seeping through the (several) coats of primer.
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Looking forward to trying out some of your painting tips soon! Thanks for the post. Carolyn Selheim-Miller February 25, 2015
As an example, the hourly rate for a painter in Chicago is nearly 30% higher when compared to a smaller city like St. Louis.
Y painter charges high labour for high material colour cost while basic wall preparation process cost is almost the same??? Is it fair practice??
Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about low-VOC and no-VOC paints. What are they? Should I consider using them? A: VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals that emit potentially harmful gasses when applied and over time. Paint, lacquer, varnish, paint thinners and paint strippers often contain these chemicals. In recent years, paints with lower concentrations of these toxic compounds have become available. There are also some paint brands that offer products with no VOC content. These natural paints and finishes are durable, cost effective and less harmful. Talk with your painting contractor and ask if they are familiar with low-VOC paints and whether they would recommend them for your home.
He even did the ceiling + moulds for an additional price (which was an amazing deal by the way).
Note that you will need fewer coats with top-quality paints, in order to lower the total price of the painting job. Typically, plan for about $200 to $500, with all paint and supplies, to have a professional finish in a 12 by 12 room.
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Lee says he’d continue doing the things he currently enjoys. “I’d probably spend more time playing with my daughter, going to the gym and skiing. I might also take the opportunity to go to Europe and ski the Alps.” A: Vinyl records. I used to be a DJ when I was in my 20s, so I’ve accumulated quite a collection. I probably have 10,000 records at this point.
Of course, exterior house painting requires a bit of work and significant investment. If you are hesitant regarding whether the value of applying a fresh coat of paint on your exterior home is worth the cost or not, the answer is: YES, it is.
While you don’t need a permit from your city or county, do you need permission from your homeowner’s association? If you’re in an HOA, check its bylaws about paint colors and schemes. Some can be quite particular, and neglecting the bylaws can lead to legal trouble or the need to repaint part or all your home.
Apartment SizeAverage Cost (Labor Included)Studio$1,500 - $2,000One Bedroom$2,100 - $2,800Two Bedrooms$2,700 - $3,600Three Bedrooms$3,600 - $4,800 Condo Painting Cost
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I hired a retired Painter to paint the exterior of the house. The labor was $1500 and he recommended that I buy Sherwin williams Paint which was $50 per gallon and I purchased 12 of those from Lowes and got $250 in rebates. The paint Looks Good. Was this post helpful to you? yes no Report prohibited or spam exterior paint Amount: $1,662.00 Posted by: sammual in Maquoketa, IA.Posted: May 3rd, 2016 08:05PM Sq Ft of Home: 980Number of Stories: 1 Painter: Jennifer Fowler Painting Was this post helpful to you? yes no Report prohibited or spam STUCC AND PAINTING THE EXTERIOR OF HOUSE Amount: $0.00 Posted by: r. angel in torrance, CA.Posted: December 31st, 2015 02:12PM Sq Ft of Home: Number of Stories: ONE
Also known as: elastomeric exterior paint, elastomeric masonry, elastomeric stucco paint, elastomeric rubberized paint, rubber paint, elastomeric coatings, waterproof paint barrier A type of household paint that dries to a hard finish. Enamel finishes may be flat paint, gloss paint or semi-gloss paint.