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jjonesee

10:42AM | 03/14/02
Member Since: 03/13/02
3 lifetime posts
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I have my house and also my parents house to care for. I would like to know how painter's figure out their prices so I can figure my budget before I start collecting bids from them. When I call local painters I get the same answer, we need to see theh job first. They wouldn't tell me if they figured this out by the square footage or by the hour. Any info on this would be very helpful.Thanx,
-jjjonesee

BobF

01:10AM | 03/15/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Some painters early in their careers will start with $x per window/door. This may sound crazy but a window/door slows the painter down. A large, unbroken wall can be painted very quickly. A door/window means more cutting in, more trim to paint (if the trim is painted).

Then they will adjust the price based on how much extra work they anticipate. Heavily pigmented paints take more work. Do you need a primer coat first? Your opinion only counts if you won't hold the painter accountable for the finished product and no painter will trust you on that issue. They've been burned before.

An established painter uses his/her experience. They just know how long certain rooms take.

Why would you expect someone to bid a job blind? There's no way anyone can tell what shape your walls are in. The walls and/or trim might need extra prep.

You might have a lot of furniture to move around. Some spots may take special scaffolding.

Bottom line - its not just the square footage.

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