Interior Exterior Painting Oak Grove

House painting in Oak Grove  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 Painter Contractor will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.

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Here is the formula for estimating an interior paint job. (Hours it takes to do the job x Labor Rate per hour) + Cost of materials + overhead + profit = paint estimate price.Is that all you need? No? Why not? That's pretty simple.There really are only a few things to add up and you have your paint job estimate. So maybe you are looking for more. You need to have certain things answered before you are ready to produce an estimate.OK, then maybe we can produce formulas for each item.What is your Labor Rate? Your labor rate cost is the average hourly rate of the people that work for you + taxes + Workers Compensation (because you pay Workers Comp on the hours worked). Multiply times the hours that it takes for the job to be completed. This gives you your labor cost. If you still paint your pay goes here. What is your Cost of materials? On a paint job, materials are paint, and other various expendable items that are bought just for this job, as opposed to overhead items such as a truck, ladders, or drops, stuff that lasts for more than this job.What is your Overhead? Things like a truck, ladders, or drops, stuff that lasts for more than this job. Other things like liability insurance, telephone, office supplies, generally items that are bought throughout the year that are not able to be charged only to this job. If you don't paint anymore your pay goes here. What is your Profit?Your profit is the amount of projected sales for the year. So if you usually do $250,000 per year, and you want the company to make 10% profit then the profit for the year is $250,000 x.10 = $25,000. To arrive at the profit for the job, you can divide $25,000 by the hours worked per year, and then multiply that by the hours of this job to get the profit to add to this job. In conclusion, once a year is all you have to do to arrive at your particular selling price, and then every estimate. This is the real way to formulate your hourly rate or your "going rate". If this is too much work then ask the clerk at the paint store what to charge or just guess.I am just kidding about that that last line. contract painter

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painters company The square foot method of estimating a paint job is probably the dumbest way to estimate a paint job. Sorry, I am wrong; it is the second dumbest job. It just seems like the dumbest method. The winner of the dumbest job goes to the W.A.G. (wild-ass guess) Method of Estimating a Paint Job. Out of the basic three methods of how to estimate a paint job, the W.A.G. Method of Estimating a Paint Job, is the creation of the magician of the paint estimators. This painting contractor can look at a $15,000 paint job and in 5 seconds give a very inaccurate price on painting the interior of a house. This magician love to bask in the glory when homeowners the world over tell this paint estimator that he is simply fabulous. Anyway, the W.A.G. method isn't even worth spit.The Square Foot Method warrants acknowledgment, if for no other reason than to point out that although a great many painters subscribe to this method, it really is quite a stupid way to arrive at a price for a paint job. Why is this a lame way to estimate? The question is how can anyone estimate a price of a paint job by the square footage of a floor? A couple of simple examples will shine some light on the darkness of this method. Let's take two interior paint jobs; the first one is a family room 200 square feet built in the 1950's so it has an eight foot high ceiling. The doors are the style that was popular in residential construction back then, flush doors. The windows are also a style that was popular back then, standard size but four divided windows commonly called two over two, or 2/2. All the molding is of the style popular in the 1950's also, a pattern called ranch or clamshell molding, a simple smooth slightly curved molding. The molding consists of baseboard, door trim and window trim. There are two flush doors and four windows in this room.The second room was built in the 1980's, also 200 square feet. This room has an eighteen foot high ceiling. The doors are reflective of the decade that his room was built in, three panel doors, and six wooden French Doors; the four windows are a true twelve individual pane widow commonly called a six over six or 6/6. This room has a very deep profile colonial trim. The molding is baseboard, chair rail, crown molding, door trim and window trim. Don't forget this room has six doors and four windows.If someone estimates these rooms using the square foot method, they will arrive at the same price because both rooms have exactly the same square footage of floor. But you will see that the latter room has more than double the square footage of wall, and that both the ceiling and the extra square footage of wall are at twice the height of the first room, entailing much longer times to paint these areas. Also the time to paint a French Door is double the time to paint a flush door, and the second room has six doors while the first has two. The windows on the second job being 6/6 vs. 2/2 also take twice as long to paint. The second room has three times the molding as the first room and the crown molding is eighteen feet off the ground, meaning two times as long to paint than molding at arm's length. Obviously, estimating a room by the square footage of floor is a very inaccurate method of estimating an interior paint job.


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