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Need advice on quote

Posted by bigds01 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 11, 11 at 12:48

So we just got a quote to paint the entire interior of our home (5k above grade), with two coats of BM Aura and patch a crack in a plaster ceiling.

The trim is included in the work, and there is one room that needs a wall paper banner removed. I do not believe that painting the ceilings is included in the work.

The quote was 8500 including paint. He estimates 40-45 gallons, so that makes labor about 6500.

One kicker is they will have the job done before we move in, withing 3 days.

The total number of rooms is 9 rooms, two hallways, 1 foyer, 1 set of steps going up stairs.

Does that sound like a crazy quote?

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RE: Need advice on quote

40-45 gals paint and no ceilings?

RE: Need advice on quote

That does sound like a lot of paint for nine rooms. I can do the walls in a large room (300 square feet or so) with about two gallons and that's not being stingy with the paint. Multiply that by nine, it would be 18 gallons plus what you need for the hallways, foyer and stairs.

Assuming a couple of your rooms (bathrooms, e.g.) and especially the hallways would be on the low square footage side, it does seem like a lot of paint.

You don't need much paint for trim. A few gallons could probably do a whole house.

Maybe the 40-45 gallons includes primer as well?

RE: Need advice on quote

Maybe the 40-45 gallons includes primer as well?

still to much
even doing the ceilings, still to much

RE: Need advice on quote

too high. get 3 quotes. they will be thousands of dollars apart. OUrs were.

RE: Need advice on quote

We got three quotes:

High of 12,600
Guy we went with 10,000
Low bid 9,500

The guy in the middle just seemed like the I don't want to be your friend but I will do well sort of guy. That works for me.

I should mention that this is in Westchester County in NY. They are doing the entire job in 4 days. 2 coats of paint, trim, the entire interior of a 6000 sqft home (5000 above grade)

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