Cost of Painting Exterior of House

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Cost of Painting Exterior of House

Its most important that a job estimates is
correct and nothing is left overlooked or missing from
the paperwork. this protects both the client and
the contractor and does not end in a
dispute once the work is in progress. A poorly
rushed estimate with items of work overlooked that
the client wants decorating could mean the contractor
is losing a lot of money before he
picks up his tools.

There is one or two internet painting agencies,
no names given, who work on a day
work basis only. They charge hourly rates
starting at about 20 pounds per hour
that rise to up to 80 per hour
for overtime and weekend work. This seems a
little expensive as you have no idea
what the final cost will be for your
decorations. My advice is steer clear and
get an estimate for the whole job.

Cost of Painting Exterior of House

Picking up your paint brush and decorating a
room is not the whole job, there are
other things that are part of the work
and must go into the jobs final estimate.
Travel time, loading and unloading plant and materials.
Preparing a room for painting involves, removing
furniture and sheeting up. When the job is
finished clean up time. This could take as
long as the painting itself!!

Exterior painting usually has a lot of weather
damage, especially if it has not been painted for
a few years. Get up a ladder and check
all the woodwork for rot. Pay a lot
of attention to the sashes. Interiors are
different with not much prep work needed
before painting can commence.



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Cost of Painting Exterior of House

Estimating time for preparation work can be very
tricky and requires special consideration If a
room has wallpaper that needs stripping it may
take you 20 minutes to remove or all day.
There may be several papers on the wall
and some could be washable which will
require a steam stripper which you may
have to hire. When the paper is
removed the walls could need a lot of
filling and sanding down. Conclusion you should
estimate wall paper stripping at 8 hours
per medium sized room.

If the price of materials go up add
this increase to your estimate. Calculate the
amount of all materials then their cost, make
sure it is more than needed for the
entire job. Check the invoice then add
10% for cartage and handling. If you do
not do this you will lose a heap
of money long term.

Cost of Painting Exterior of House

Painting contractors very early in the life
of tier new business get a good
picture in regards to cash flow. They
will almost certainly experience that sinking feeling
when they lose money on a job.
That is unless he has been handed a
ready made profitable company by his parents
which he has been learning the trade
with since he was very young.

cost of painting exterior of house