Painting Cost-Labor vs Material
I have a painter I usually use for a rental, and I know I get a good price when he does the interiors because he uses cheap paint. Since its a rental, I know I have to re-paint it often so I don't care too much about the quality of the paint. (I got a Benjamin Moore paint with a specific color to match the carpet, and then tenant destroyed carpet so I needed to get new carpet with different color.)
But, I'm going to get the exterior of my place painted, and I want to use better paint because I know I won't need to get it re-painted all the time. I'm thinking of something like Sherwin Williams Duration or Superpaint.
When the painter quotes me the price, it includes the price for everything- the labor, paint, etc.. So, I'm curious what the breakdown of that price is- how much is it for labor, how much is it for the paint, etc..
If I get better paint, I know I'll pay more cause the paint is more expensive but I'm curious how much more. But, with better paint, should I expect the labor cost to go down since it'll be less work to do the work?
Would it be cheaper if I got the paint when Sherwin Williams does their semi-annual paint sale, or if the painter used his contractor discount?