Interior painting & hourly rate
[I don't know how I missed this forum the 1st time through; anyway...]
I'm looking to have some interior painting done. A friend of almost equal exactitude recommended someone she knows personally (& professionally, I think). The painter charges by the hour. I will probably at least have him out to estimate the time involved.
Most estimates I've been able to dig up on the 'net are broken down to $/sq.ft. so I can't convert this guy's charge until I hear his time estimates...and assuming he's fairly accurate. (I'm seeing from $1.25-1.80 per square foot.)
I live in the Midwest in a large metropolitan area.
Can anyone say from experience, or point me to data for hourly rates for interior painting in a comparable market?