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Cost of Painting Exterior House

On a perfectly prepared surface, painting is
the quick and easy part, almost anyone
could do it. It's the preparation that makes
the difference between a good job and a
bad one. Preparation which includes, scraping down
filling and sanding takes up most of
the time. This preparation time must account
for most of the cost of your estimate.

When a painter has been in the decorating
trade for a while, he soon realizes that
writing a perfect estimate no way guarantee's
winning the contract. I have noticed this
when I have been awarded jobs even
though I submitted the highest tender. You
should always submit a thorough estimate, It's
part of the total impression the prospective
customer uses to choose one contractor from the others.

Cost of Painting Exterior House

Every year there is a mad rush to
get decorating work finished for the Christmas
holidays. November brings a mad rush and
painters are usually very busy, and they
should take full advantage of this because
after Christmas we enter the dreaded KIPPER SEASON,
meaning everybody seems to go to sleep
and work can be very thin on the ground.

It is only natural for folk to feel
a little apprehensive when inviting a tradesman
or women to call around to your home
and give an estimate for decorating, that
is why some try to get an
estimate over the phone. There is no
way this can be done, the work
has to be seen. If you feel uneasy
about people calling have someone else in
the property for moral support and company.



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cost of painting exterior house

cost of painting exterior house

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Cost of Painting Exterior House

There are plenty of folk who think their
time is very important but could not care
less about wasting yours. So it could be
a good idea to charge for a written
estimate on your headed stationary. Most people
who want an estimate already have someone else
in mind for the work anyway. They want
to compare prices. Charge for your estimate
and refund it if you get the job.
Yes I know everyone states free estimates but
you must be paid for your time and
not let people waste it.

Last week I got talking to a fellow
painting business owner. We talked about prices.
I inquired what was his hourly rate. I was
half expecting him to say a low
figure, but what he said shuck me!!
his hourly rate was so low, but he
defended this by saying he did not want
to lose work. I told him stop robbing
himself and to raise his rate by at
least 50% and he would still get work.

Cost of Painting Exterior House

Your best paint estimate should be a one
of a kind for that particular job.
It must take into account your companies present
productivity, price of materials, labor, profits and
overheads. There is no book or software
that can take into account all the
wildly different conditions found in paint estimating
work. Use you judgment which will increase
over time.

cost of painting exterior house