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Old 03-22-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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What do you guys think the fair price for painting the inside of an outdoor storage building. The building is about 8' X 12' and is about 7'6" to 8' tall.

They already have the paint and a wagner power sprayer. They want the ceiling, walls and floor all painted the same. Anybody got any thoughts? I've never really tried to price something like this before so Im not really sure what a fair price is. Not trying to make a big profit or anything just a little bit. Also Im in SC so labor is pretty cheap here.

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They already have the paint and a wagner power sprayer. They want the ceiling, walls and floor all painted the same. Anybody got any thoughts?
Yeah, ditch the Wagner
That's just a frustration machine
They are really designed for, built for, and sold to, H/Os that don't know any better

Aside from that, what are the walls and ceiling?
Wood, drywall, corrugated metal?

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They are plywood. Walls are open so have to paint the studs as well. They have also built in shelvels on 3 walls. Goal is to use it to store glassware that is going to be sold. So it does not have to be a prefect paint job, just one to lighten up the area and make it nice and clean.

I might be able to borrow a sprayer to use with my air compressor if it would be better. Also might have the excuse I need to buy one for myself. Goal is to not have to spend a ton of time doing it by hand if it doesnt have to be that nice.

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This is less than a half day job. Price it from there.
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Shelves and open studs make it tough, raw wood means it must be primed too

As much as I dislike using it, I might break out the Wagner for this one
If it didn't have shelves and open studs, I'd mini-roll and big roll the whole thing-no brushes

It's probably not worth renting a proper sprayer (those cup sprayers that attach to your compressor are the wrong kind)

Hard to say w/o seeing it though...I suppose they don't want to pay for an airless sprayer rental ($75+/-) if they've got a Wagner

Well, there's a good chance they never cleaned out the Wagner and it won't work...and if they did, maybe it'll be OK
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They actually used the wagner to paint the outsides of their buildings and then cleaned it so it would be useable again.

I had the same toughts on just rolling it until I saw all the shelves and open studs. Would spend way too much time trying to paint them.
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They actually used the wagner to paint the outsides of their buildings


Must be the big one then

If your going to use it for the storage, I really couldn't tell you how long it'll take you (don't know how fast you are, and can't really see how tricky the stud/shelf things are)
But if the prep (taping, windows, etc..) isn't too time consuming, and the shelves/studs aren't too bad, and you get the hang of that Wagner, I'd suspect it should be less then two hours a coat (could be an hour)
Should be, anyway

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