Tips On Pricing Out Your Small Paint Job

We recently received a phone call from a woman who needed to have the 1st floor of her house painted ASAP. She would not be in town and could not have access to meet for an estimate, so she asked for a ballpark over the phone. If it was reasonable, she would just have us do the work and give a more firm quote later. The information was given to our estimator who gave a rough estimate of about $3,000. The pricing would be on an hourly basis with that general ballpark. We started the project on Monday of this week, and they decided to add the upstairs too. The estimator was then able to stop by and give them a firm price for the rest of the work, which they gladly accepted.

When you have a small project or do not have time to meet for an estimate, you can do one of three things:

  1. Call our office and get a rough estimate over the phone. The office will take your information and send it to our estimator who will give a "good-faith estimate." A Good Faith estimate is similiar to when you get a home loan. A loan officer will prepare a document discussing your closing cost. Sometimes the cost is less than the estimated cost. This happens with our estimates over the phone too. If you are comfortable, you can proceed on a time and materials basis with the approximate estimate or ask for an estimator to stop by and firm up the pricing.
  2. You can use our Painter For a Day program to get the work done. Our current pricing is on our PFD forms. On most small jobs, you may have a pretty good idea how long a job would take. For example, if you want to paint a baby's bedroom with two coats (and the room is not empty), this will probably require just one painter for the day. You may not need a Master Painter for this job too, so the pricing would be $495 plus any paint. If however, you wanted to get your exterior entry door (standard size), stripped, re-stained and finished to restore the look, you would request a master painter for 2-3 days. If you are unsure, just click the dropdown button that says, "Help Me Choose." Our clients love our Painter For a Day program, because it gets their small jobs taken care of by our professional staff of painters.
  3. If you are trying to save money or just enjoy painting, you can also use our Painter For a Day program to assist you in the painting. In other words, you can work together. We had a homeowner who wanted to do some painting but needed an extra hand: someone who was good at painting. So he hired one of our painters for a day or two to help him paint. We don't mind if you hire us to do the whole project, part of a project or work along side with you!

We are comfortable giving you general pricing over the phone or email for smaller projects. Please email or call with your particular job or FILL OUT our ONLINE Painter For a Day Form.

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