How to estimate painting costs

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How to estimate painting costs

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How to Estimate Painting Costs

Don't give an estimate if the client
refuses to make an appointment to see you,
to run through the details of your
finished proposal. You may have spent 3 hours
working on the estimate then the client
says I'm busy or going out of
town, email of fax it would you.
Insist on a appointment when you first call.

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.

Your estimate may be lower than your competitor
but he gets the work. Everyone has their own
priorities and the cost of the work may
not be top of the list for some.
Tidy work, good time keeping, references from former
clients, insurance, a nice clean vehicle and your
appearance, do you look trustworthy?

How to Estimate Painting Costs

When making an estimate for exterior work take
a close look at the condition of the property.
Sometimes the sashes and other woodwork are in
such a state it is not a paint job
but repair work and will take far
longer than the actual painting. It might be
wiser to walk away!!



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How to estimate painting costs

How to estimate painting costs

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How to Estimate Painting Costs

Visitors to this site request more information
about job estimating than any other subject.
I think the reason for this is
painters new to the trade believe I can
tell them about a system that will
eliminate all the hard, time consuming work
the goes into estimating paint jobs. What
makes painting estimates a little difficult is
no two jobs are the same so the
costs are always different.

When you arrive to make an estimate for
painting, what is your appearance, do you
look like a professional or a chancer
who is decked-out-in old paint
stained overalls. Do you have a notepad and
pen handy and start measuring or just guess.
Are you friendly do you smile. Are you
early or late for the appointment. Have you
a nice clean vehicle. All these things
make an important first impression.

How to Estimate Painting Costs

There is no easy short-cut that you
can do in minutes what an experienced
decorating estimator will often take hours to
put together. Experienced judgment is required when
estimating complex paint jobs. It's your responsibility
alone to decide what makes this job that
you are estimating similar or different to
other jobs. When all the conditions may not be
the same. This is were you use your
experience and judgment to arrive at a
realistic proposal. Even then there is a
good chance your efforts will be unsuccessful,
but you win some you lose some!

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How to estimate painting costs