About 2 weeks (or 8-9 business days) to do homes 3000 to 4000 sq ft depending on intricacies of trim and color choices.
For a basic repaint of living room, family room, kitchen, 2 bath 3 bed, 2 hallways, about 6 business days. For intricate trim, of course, more time.
We ask for a 30% deposit when you sign the contract, the rest is due at the end of the project. Large remodel projects require progress payments.
We prefer payment by check, if you choose to use a credit card the 4% processing fee will be passed on to you.
That’s fine, you do not need to have colors chosen at the time of the 1st meeting. We do ask, however, that you have the colors decided before the start date. We work with a color consultant if you need that service.
We are flexible. We can and will change the color mid-job for a small fee relative to the total amount. Keep in mind the job may be pushed back a day or two due to reordering new paint.
We prefer quality Benjamin Moore Paints. However, we are open to using any brand of paint that you would prefer.
VOC or Volatile Organic Compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. People with pre-existing conditions, pregnant and nursing women, small children and other sensitive people should consider requesting low VOC paint.
Typically in my estimates I break down the pricing into four main categories: ceilings, walls, trim and doors. You’ve got the sheet rock which makes up the calls and ceilings, and then you have the wood which makes up the trim and doors.
The prep work in trim and doors is so extensive. These areas require sanding, we will either hand sand all of the base trim, or we will power sand with and orbital sander. On doors we use a six inch disk.
The higher quality paints have better coverage, so instead of doing 3 or 4 coats you only need two. Quality paints are a little more durable.
70 – 75% of the paint job is the labor, the other 25 – 30% is the material. I always try to educate the customer to buy the best paint, because the greatest expense is the labor and it takes the same amount of labor to apply a cheap paint as a quality paint.
I always start with biding out the premium paints and then if people really have to cut a little bid of money, they can save $10 – $20 per gallon. If I have a $5000 paint job, your looking at about $1500 of that is material costs. Of that $1500 your looking at about $1100 – $1200 is the paint.
I set up expectations in the beginning. This is the price, this is what your getting for that price, here’s our contract. It will take this amount of time.
If anything changes and goes outside of that contract. That’s when we have a conversation; I communicate any changes to the homeowner. Whether we came across something outside of the Scope of Work, therefore if you’d like us too fix it, it’s going to cost more money.
Or we came into something I didn’t foresee, it’s not going to cost more money, but it is going to cost more time and instead of the job being five days, it’s going to be seven. We’ll communicate that as soon as we know, and not leave you stranded. In any case, you will be informed of any changes and must agree to those changes before additional work will be done. There will be no surprise charges on the invoice.