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Old 06-03-2008, 12:09 AM   #41
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A standard 800sqft 2 bedroom apartment (8' walls) only takes 3 gal at the most. I used 2 1/2 most of the time. Same color over existing color. Lets say at the most you might be paying $45 for paint if that.... depending on what is used.

All materials for a 2 bedroom won't be much more than $75 taking into account the supplies needed for repairs.

Anyone taking above $200 for a 2 bedroom walls only is doing well.

As I mentioned before, I could bust out a 2 bedroom in 2 1/2 hours by myself and that included the ceiling and Trim in some cases. I think I got $125 for a 2 bedroom almost 10 yrs ago, the paint was provided by the management.
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I dont know how you charge $325 that would barely cover my paint
I can't believe that either! Winecountrypainter, if you're in the same winecountry I'm in, you can't even get a closet painted for $325.00. What are the unlicensed/illegal guys making?? $50 bucks for a whole apartment?

I worked for years in this one apartment building in SanFrancisco. They were all small furnished apartments, and each one had it's own decor and color schemes. The owners let me do whatever I thought would look good and they always had an empty apartment for me to stay in!! It was the sweetest deal ever and it was a sad day when they sold the place and the new owners wanted everything white.

Location, location..
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hi i have done some apts for a managment corp. and im having a hard time getting payed. its now a week past their payment date and it seems like their ducking me what should i do? thanks
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Do you have a written contract w/them? Most management companies (at least in the apartment bus.) average around 30 days..some may pay weekly/biweekly or 45/60 days,etc...

If it's a new contract, you may just have to politely remind them or ask but when I painted apts/condos, I never had any major issues w/payment. Sometimes though, if combining invoices w/i a week of each other, the check might come a week or two late...

Just communicate w/them...
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hi i have done some apts for a managment corp. and im having a hard time getting payed. its now a week past their payment date and it seems like their ducking me what should i do? thanks
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Get legal counsel.

I'd send a certified letter of demand for payment.

If necessary take them to small claims court if they don't give up the dough.
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Yeah.. it's normal to see a management co. hold out as far as 90 days. Their investing in the holdings.... unfortunately... This really isn't the managements issue as much as it's the INVESTORS that actually own the property that are holding the payments back.
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Jason's right and honestly, unless you have other properties/work, I wouldn't try the threat tactic. Large companies have the luxury of taking their time on occassion but when you try to push managers around, they take the 'painters are a dime a dozen' route.

Like I said, just tactfully find out what's going on. Of course there are bad managers and bad management companies but if you've been in the apartment business (or any commercial for that matter) for any length of time, you'll likely know the difference and when to break off the relationship...
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A standard 800sqft 2 bedroom apartment (8' walls) only takes 3 gal at the most. I used 2 1/2 most of the time. Same color over existing color. Lets say at the most you might be paying $45 for paint if that.... depending on what is used.

All materials for a 2 bedroom won't be much more than $75 taking into account the supplies needed for repairs.

Anyone taking above $200 for a 2 bedroom walls only is doing well.

As I mentioned before, I could bust out a 2 bedroom in 2 1/2 hours by myself and that included the ceiling and Trim in some cases. I think I got $125 for a 2 bedroom almost 10 yrs ago, the paint was provided by the management.
I interviewed a guy who said that before he lead the crew it took them two days to do a two bedroom. After he took over, he got it down to one day. I was like wait, it took a crew two days to turn over a two bedroom? And it still takes you guys one?

Jason, you should come work for me if you can bang out a 2 bedroom in 2.5 hours
Ill pay you minimum wage but Ill get your health insurance
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I interviewed a guy who said that before he lead the crew it took them two days to do a two bedroom. After he took over, he got it down to one day. I was like wait, it took a crew two days to turn over a two bedroom? And it still takes you guys one?

Jason, you should come work for me if you can bang out a 2 bedroom in 2.5 hours
Ill pay you minimum wage but Ill get your health insurance
LOL..... Nice... very nice.... LOL that was too funny!

You couldn't pay me enough to touch another apartment.... lol
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I did apts in Michigan about 12 years ago, just to stay busy. I got about 25 per week-that's the only way I was able to mke money-but I did make money. I started glazing tubs for that same complex and just ran with the cash$$$$$. $300 per tub 1 hour lbr for one man and about a half quart epoxy......... If they have cast tubs offer glazing.
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