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Old 04-20-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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The previous owners of our house did a skip/trowel job from hell in the den. The rest of the house has a knock down finish which I like.

The room is about 15 x 20. The ceilings crown at the top about 11 ft from the floor. I received two quotes to float and re-texture the walls and ceiling. I told them I'd have the room cleared and sealed from the rest of the house. No painting either. I'll paint it myself afterwards.

Quote #1 was $1900. Quote $2 was $650. Both are drywall companies. Does this range seem typical or is #1 way out of bounds? What would you expect to pay for this job?

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I will request pictures / references from the $650 guy and go from there... as it is way too much difference in pricing, going with the most expensive quote here seems not reasonable...

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Maybe get quote #3 and see where it lands?
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The $1900 sounds like a "I don't want to do it but I'll do it for $1900" price. It sounds like he's saying go away.
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Whoa - I just went back and reread that you said ONE room. I actually didn't pick that up originally - that'll teach me to scan through. I'm not sure from any experience what the cost should be, but my intuition tells me that's insanely high.
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The previous owners of our house did a skip/trowel job from hell in the den. The rest of the house has a knock down finish which I like.
The room is about 15 x 20. The ceilings crown at the top about 11 ft from the floor. I received two quotes to float and re-texture the walls and ceiling. I told them I'd have the room cleared and sealed from the rest of the house. No painting either. I'll paint it myself afterwards.
Quote #1 was $1900. Quote $2 was $650. Both are drywall companies. Does this range seem typical or is #1 way out of bounds? What would you expect to pay for this job?
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Hi Jeff,

FWIW-We do these kinds of jobs all the time.

IMHO:

$650.00 - I wouldn't trust it coming out too good.

$1900.00 is WAY too high.

$800-$1200.00 should be the right range dependant on the actual room (which we cannot see)
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Ask each company for references and also run a quick check online. Maybe check the better business bureau too. I have complained to the BBB before and it does make people think.

Actually, ClutchCargo - you know Auto Services of Medford? ON Mystic? I wrote to the BBB about them. They broke into my Wife's car at her apartment because the landlord wanted to move her car while she was out to bring in a moving truck. The landlord asked auto services if they could gentle tow it out and put it back w/ out entering it. THey said yes, came, pried the door open w/ a bar, broke her shift lock release and backed it out in neutral. The car took in water after that they bent her door so badly!


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