We're moving into a condo next week. The owner has asked me to help him find painters, and since I want the popcorn ceilings to be removed from the two bedrooms, he wants me to pay part of the cost. How much does this kind of work cost?
The glossy paint on the doors and stairs has thicker areas (clots?) that seem to have been painted over several times. How can these be removed? What should I tell or expect from the painters?
There are baseboards and moulding throughout. Must these be painted a glossier finish? Must the kitchen and bathrooms be painted a glossier finish, or would eggshell be fine?
I am not a fan of textured walls, but I've heard that some texture is necessary. I am mainly concerned with the walls in the living room; they have some texture though not too much. Should I have the painters apply a skim coat or would a particular finish make the slight bit of texture unnoticeable?
One of the walls in the living room is a vertical wood plank wall (not sure what this is called). Should I have it painted the same finish as the other walls?
The doors and door frames seem to be typical apartment style/quality. Can anything make these look better?