Josh, some great work on the renovation, it’s come up really nicely! It’s good to see you stressing the importance of not taking short cuts when it comes to prepping and removing wallpaper. It definitely does lead to more problems down the road when done incorrectly. However there is a caveat on that. If the wallpaper is in good condition and you have primed it properly, you can get away with painting over wallpaper. On a few jobs where the client has been on a tight budget, we have used an oil based primer to really seal the adhesive and keep then moisture from the paint away. Has worked well and we haven’t got any call backs. But I’d still agree with you and always push for stripping back wallpaper where possible. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as the saying goes. Also, would love to see how your painted popcorn ceilings came up. We call it ‘vermiculite’. Its quite old school and we come across it in school jobs and old buildings occasionally. Jake Beals May 09, 2020
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44 × 8 = 352 SF Subtract for windows and doors to get the coverage area – Subtract 21 SF per door and 16 SF per window.
The interior of a standard single-story home with 2,500 sq.ft costs between $7,500 and $10,000, including labor and materials to prep, prime, and paint.
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Your exact drying time depends on the temperature and the relative humidity. An ideal example of weather condition would be 18 degrees with a 65% relative humidity, then standard drying times would apply. Which is touch dry in 2 hours and follow with a second coat of paint in 2-4 hours.
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The house we’re working on is about 900 square feet. All in all it cost about $1300 to paint the entire place. The quote from our contractor was $2500 and that number didn’t include skim coating the dining room, which we ran into unexpectedly. So we saved over $1000 doing it ourselves, and our cost included a paint sprayer we purchased! Actually, let me break down all of the costs for you. (This is a rough breakdown, all numbers are rounded.)
Painters are not obligated to move furniture but most will do what’s needed to get the job done. It’s a good idea for you to move any valuable or delicate items yourself before a painter arrives, that way you will ensure that nothing gets damaged.
Painting is a convenient and affordable way to enhance your home. Whether you’re planning on painting the interior, exterior, or both, there are plenty of steps you need to take to prepare for the project. Often, it pays to knock out both projects at once. Many companies will paint both the interior and exterior of your home. On average, it costs between $10,300 to $16,750 to do both for the average 2,500 sq.ft. house.
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For example, a high gloss paint will highlight imperfections on the surface of older walls. Or, the wrong paint (and poor prep) on brick and ornamental trim can make the job take longer.
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