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Old 05-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #16
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Very kind of you to say that, thanks!

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That price sounds pretty reasonable to me actually, especially if including materials. Not a bad deal.

If you are seeking great workmanship, then you will be looking for someone who will take the time to pay attention to the details, these people will not (should not) be the lowest/lower price.
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I don't think an hour to touch-up is too much for two coats (20 min. mud) and drying in between.This also includes nicks and dings from the trim install, not just missed "flaws". Just part of customer service I include.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:13 AM   #19
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I don't think an hour to touch-up is too much for two coats (20 min. mud) and drying in between.This also includes nicks and dings from the trim install, not just missed "flaws". Just part of customer service I include.
Are you doing the actual work or are you simply offering this "service" at your Taper's expense? IE: Explotation.

There should be no touch ups if you know what you are doing, especially on houses where you want to avoid callbacks. Trade damage for free? I have better things to do.

Anyways what ever floats your boat, I just hope you're not hiring guys and exploiting them.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #20
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I do all of my own finishing these days. Even when I did sub it out, I did the touch-up. As I said in my original reply, it is included in my price. Not free. I'd rather go back and do my own touch-up than have the painter make a mess of it. The finished, painted product is a reflection on me. Even if other trades cause some damage, I'll fix it to make it right.
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That's all good then.

I was thinking about what I wrote today while I was working... my perspectives are as a Tradesman, occasionally I take on whole contracts when I find some downtime. If I was operating a business doing house after house I would probably do the same as you. However having said that, the pricing on new houses around here... they aren't worth it. I won't even bother.

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:56 AM   #22
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Same here, I haven't even bid a house in a few years. Can't compete with the Hispanics on labor price and after 35+ years, I take on smaller projects. I pretty much stick with remodels, basements, repairs these days (an occasional commercial job too).
Best of luck to you too.
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i was wondering, and i'm pretty new at this, but if you've installed (ICFs) how much drywall would you need? less?

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Old 05-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #24
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Why would the amount of drywall be any different?

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