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rayrayge 01-23-2006 09:54 PM

help me with bids/ for painters contractors
ok i have been painting homes for a long time now, its good money, doing apartments for cheep is not a big money maker, how do u guys do it, in doing alot of them you make some money,if u do them your self- if you hire someone even for cheep, and by the time u buy paint your not comming out with too much, i know there is extras but is there alot to make your big money? if you could give me some advice this would help alot. thanks ~ray

JMGP 01-23-2006 10:11 PM

my opinion if you are gonna do apt. re-paints... dont bank on them... target other markets... they are really not worth doing... they are not money makers... you would have to do them so fast that there is no quality control... its up to you... I dont do them...I have standards...Id say stick with your homes...but... if you are doing them ONLY use them for fill in on your schedule...leave the apts. for the lowball backyard painters...

rayrayge 01-23-2006 10:23 PM

i think your right, iam worth more than what they want to give me- and they are not in good shape, my hart is in the homes, non of this get it done fast/ half ass crap thaks for the tip jmgp

Teetorbilt 01-24-2006 09:28 PM

ray, get a license and ins. and come join us on the contractors forum. It sound like you're ready to make the leap. Contracting in my neighborhood without a license is a felony, doing it without ins. is idiocy in today litigious society.

This is an invite. Come over to and introduce yourself. Explain that you have a desire to go into the painting business. Then make a similar post here and you will get the info that you need on becoming legit. I'd much rather see you as a licensed contractor than some jackleg that loses everything that they own due to a single mishap. This CAN and DOES happen multiple times every day. Great bunch of guys and gals there too.

rayrayge 01-25-2006 03:59 PM

i have a ss-4 id from the govement- and i have a 2mil coverage, good to go- thanks for the tip tho-

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