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Old 01-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by housepaintingny View Post
The price should not be dictated by the local market
That's going to be a hard claim to justify.


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That's a typo that he didn't pick up on. That's part of the reason we don't discuss prices here, because they are established by the local market.
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Hi I saw this post but this is for others, I've been doing my own remodel after a lot of problems with workers, 900 sq condo, I'm doing the baseboards now 4" tall 3/4" thick, the issues I've had for a while on this project are:

1. cement floor uneven had to scribe the trim to fit the contour up to 3/4"
2. uneven wall from smoothing the old finish (too much mud overall) had to sand and back cut all the trim
3. warping of the wood-should have used mdf but I don't like how soft it is at door corners but learned lesson
4. many many many cuts for all the corners and odd shapes I have here.

What I'm saying is there is and was and still is a lot of gaps that I had to resolve sanding the mud off sanding the wood, cutting the wood, scribing the wood etc... some spots I had to use screws and counter sink them in then fill 2xs and sand again etc. so 1k might take a pro 1-3 days it's taken me longer since I'm learning as I go and I'm a perfectionist.

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wow 1000 for 200 ft is high but i would go with the guy that is brushing because any painter that know what they are doing would not try to spray that.
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We just installed a new wood floor and will be installing 4 inch white baseboard. The baseboard we have picked out is preprimed and I think it is MDF. We will be painting it white (swiss coffee). One guy has said the best way is to spray the paint after the baseboards are installed. He will caulk the boards, fill the nailholes, then spray. Another has said that it is best to brush the boards because if we spray and later (a few years down the road) want to touch up areas because of marks or scratches, the brushed on touchups will not match the original spray. To be honest, I'm not sure how often we would "touch up" the boards as that does not seem to be something that we really notice too much after all of the furniture goes in.

Both guys are going to charge us about $1000 to do about 200 linear feet of caulking, filling, and painting. Does this sound reasonable? We are also considering doing this ourselves (brush) but right now with my work schedule I have almost no time and we would like to get this done and finish our flooring project so that we can get back into our house.

By the way, we installed our own crown molding in a few rooms about two years ago, painted before we put them up, then caulked the holes and touched up those areas and it came out well, but that was a much smaller painting job and I had a lot more time to do it myself. Also, because we did it ourselves, we were probably a lot easier on the "mistakes" then if a professional had done it!

Not being there, I'd lean towards brushing, a lot of covering, work and material, to spray. But, what are you caulking to? If you are taping that top line to caulk spraying becomes a bit more feasible. Also do you want to caulk putty and finish in one day, but maybe with two guys? Again spraying becomes more feasible. The caulk not having a lot of dry time would be less a issue spraying onto as opposed to brushing it. One guy? I'd probably prep it up the first day. Come back and brush it in the next. In a gentlemanly manner. That kind of money. The time is there. So it needs to be primo nice.
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