House Painting Estimate Marylhurst

House painting in Marylhurst  for interior or exterior decoration is available at your local hardware store, paint shops, and do-it-centers nation wide or local painting contractors.

Local painters will have a huge range of colors on their charts, which are made by blending the main tints and tones of their collection. Most paint companies will produce small test amounts of a color, especially if it is one of those, which you have requested to be mixed.

Good-quality House Painting Estimate will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.

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Professional Painting in Marylhurst – Trusted Experts

How to: Estimating Painting Jobs is the most asked question and the most often viewed articles that I write.Painters have been around for a long time, so paint estimating is not "rocket surgery". I can give you a starting point based on my job costs; ultimately you need to create a job cost history of your own.To estimate painting an interior room, I measure this room, say 12Lx16Wx8H, and unless I have a lot of open space, I don't deduct for doors or windows, normally. I take two widths (24) PLUS 2 lengths (32) TIMES the height (8), or 448. 4.48 (because in construction we count in "hundreds" so 448 = 4.48 hundreds, right?) x.667 x $25 = $74.70 to roll one coat of latex paint on a smooth wall. Not counting paint. So, let's say I estimate painting one hundred square feet of smooth wall surface at the rate of.667 hours. In other words if I charge $25/hour (I would probably say to go to work at the post office instead), because you are not making $25 after expenses, but let's pursue this. One hundred square feet of wall in a re-paint, not new construction, because painting new construction is a much lower rate per square foot because a painter can go much faster. Why? Setting up, protection, preparation and cleanup are almost zero. So when you painters talk to each other, make sure that you are talking apples to apples.Anyway, so my rate is $16.67 to paint 100 square feet of wall in a lived in home not new construction. So point one, is that our estimate?Where do we estimate prep, cleanup, replacing plate covers, traveling to buy paint, break time (nobody works 8 hours in an 8 hour day unless you are superman), cleanup, dealing with the customer.Point two in paint estimating.Why this is only a starting point is that:1) You may go faster or slower than me so you have to time yourself and /or your crew. And then use your job times not mine. Each house may have different rates. Your crew is faster or slower. 2) What if it takes you 3 hours to drive to the job? This list could go on forever, but we need guide lines.Keep track of how long it takes your crew to do a room.Start your painting estimate with YOUR historical time to paint a room or door or window. And then look at it individually, for example, do you have to stop working and leave the house when the mother takes the kids to school? Do you have to clean up each night?How much spackle? How much prep? Clean up?Your competition is not other painters your competition is yourself. room painting services

Benefits Of House Painting You Never Knew Existed

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Exterior house painting can make your home look great. You can change the color of your home, decks, shutters and trim to really make it "pop". You can personalize it by adding as much detail as you like, but appearance is not everything.

Painting your home is first about protection. And the best protection comes with the correct application of the paint. But, before there can be proper paint application, there has to be proper paint preparation.

To prepare your home for a fresh coat of paint it first should be cleaned thoroughly. The best method is pressure cleaning using a chlorine and TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution. Chlorine is used to kill and remove mildew from the painted surface while the TSP removes dirt, pollen, grease and other pollutants. The TSP also removes any glossy finish that will hinder proper adhesion of the new coating.

On your next exterior painting project, take the time to do it right and it will not only look great, but also last for many years. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please give us a call, we love to help.


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