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Old 02-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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I have a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath town house and trying to see the cost of interior painting from a contractor. Getting qoutes all over the place from 5000-9000.

Top floor with stairwell has 1 master bedroom and 2 bedrooms less then 12 x 12. Master would be about 20x15. High ceilings.

Middle level has living, small dining and kitchen. living is 30x20, kitchen is 20x15 and dining is a small 12x14.

basement has basement finished and one bedroom about 15x10.

The middle and basement have regular 8-9 feet ceilings.

Dont forget 3.5 baths and stairwell.

Some drywall prep is required. What is a round about cost for this job.

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Start making some local calls to find out.
The people on this site could be from anyplace in the world, not know your local labor rates, have never seen your home. So anyone throwing out a figure will be wrong and your back to square one.
We give you a price then when someone local takes the time to come give you a quote and there price is differant then one you get here which price do you believe?
Sorry if this upsets you, just the way it works.

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$18,693.59

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Absurd! The bid is $.59 too high!

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Nobody will be able to give you an answer, except for the contractors submitting you a proposal. There are to many variables, indirect and direct expenses involved in a proposal and no two painting companies are alike or have the exact same over head or desired profit. The contractor you choose should be based on the value that he will bring your property and I don't mean go with the lowest bid. Here is a link http://www.kelloggspainting.com/blog...-Estimate.aspx to some info on our website that will tell you some of the factors that go into a house painting proposal and if you search around there you will find some other useful information regarding selecting a painting contractor.

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What is a round about cost for this job.
Didn't you answer your own question in your first sentence? $5,000 to $9,000....... $7,000 sounds like a roundabout price!

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What is a round about cost for this job.
I have to be honest! I get terribly irritated when people ask me over the phone to give them a quote on something. There is absolutely NO WAY anyone can give you an accurate price on a painting job without actually seeing exactly what is involved. You can give all the room sizes and every detail about the room but you can't tell over the phone how dirty the walls are, if there are any water stains, how much trim there is, what color the walls are now, if the wall is radius, square, etc.

Get the point?

Your best bet is to get contractors to come to your house and look at it. Then choose a contractor that you like that you feel will give you the quality work you are looking for at a fair price.
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Alright already, I will lower my bid. Just trying to make a little profit for all the work I had to do for this estimate.

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Alright already, I will lower my bid. Just trying to make a little profit for all the work I had to do for this estimate.

$18,693
Sounds good. Please messenger or FedEx two copies of written estimate and sample copies of your contract ASAP.

By the way, I have thought of some changes and things I might want to ad. I figure since you are onsite it would not be a big deal to roll out an extra 2500sf? This will not effect your bid will it?
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[quote=sdsester;863808]Sounds good. Please messenger or FedEx two copies of written estimate and sample copies of your contract ASAP.

By the way, I have thought of some changes and things I might want to ad. I figure since you are onsite it would not be a big deal to roll out an extra 2500sf? This will not effect your bid will it?[/quote]


Well, since I am already there, I could probably knock off a hundred or so, I mean it's only 2500sf ,how's that?

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