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Old 09-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #16
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Sounds like a reasonable price to me,

2 ceilings textured including prep? not bad at all

you have to remember as well that these 2 guys (or at least the owner) are:

supplying a probably large, gas consuming vehicle to get to your place

supplying all tools equipment necessary

Supplying workers comp. liability insurance, business licences, etc.

Supplying the experience and skill to get the job done properly

the 1.5 hours is the time at your place, not time picking up material, driving to and from the job, did you have someone come out and give you a free estimate before hand?

You get what you pay for, you paid a reasonable price and by the sound of it, had a fine job done.

I'm sure you could have hired some hack off craigslist for 100 bucks to do it, however then you would have had to bring in these guys to come and fix the first guys work, or live looking at terrible ceillings for the next 10 years.

I would have no problem paying that to have ceilings prepped and textured.

Your home is your biggest investment, you have to think of the value you are getting by paying a small amount of money like 350 to maintain your investment and its value.

What difference is the "going rate" to you now? are you going into business to texture ceilings? This is a small job, move on. and yes, there is no going rate.


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Old 09-23-2011, 07:09 AM   #17
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I would feel ripped off too if they didn't give me a price up front no matter what it cost. Next time don't let anyone touch it without a quote I guess.
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Sounds to me like it must have been a good job that they did so why are you complaining about the rate. They did not do just the texture but you said they also did the final float, that you could not get done. I can hang, tape, and texture but I know when to have a pro do it also. $350 and you are happy sounds like a good price for 2 people.

I was wondering why you used them if the owner would not come out to give you a bid?


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