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Old 06-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am in need of a small paint job done at my house. We went to repaint out front door to red. The job would entail taking off the door, taping off parts not to be painted, use of a sprayer to apply the paint, and putting the door back on its hinges.

We have the paint, we just need the labor done. What can you quote us on this job?

We live in Vancouver, WA.

Thanks for your time.

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I'm sure I will pull that info out of my hat?
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Hello,

I am in need of a small paint job done at my house. We went to repaint out front door to red. The job would entail taking off the door, taping off parts not to be painted, use of a sprayer to apply the paint, and putting the door back on its hinges.

We have the paint, we just need the labor done. What can you quote us on this job?

We live in Vancouver, WA.

Thanks for your time.

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Dear Jim,

Thank you for your inquiry. You've come to the right place as front door repaints are our specialty. Glad to hear that you've got your own paint as we don't believe in supplying paint. We insist that our clients purchase their own paint (especially red paint), as it completely absolves us from any liability whatsoever when the job fails. Our policy is cash up front. And, you're in luck! We have a door special running right now for our customers in Vancouver, WA only. We can look after this for you tomorrow for the special price of $449.99 for two coats, (I always keep pennies on hand to make the cash transactions easy).

Seriously now. Not trying to be insulting or cheeky, just having a little fun.
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Don't listen to TD, he's a sham. $1200.00 for top-of-da-line! But, you'll need to remove the door & replace. Otherwise $1700.00.
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Don't listen to TD, he's a sham. $1200.00 for top-of-da-line! But, you'll need to remove the door & replace. Otherwise $1700.00.
My mexican buddy Jose will do it for 20 bucks.

He accepts cash cheque and most major credit cards
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does not matter the price I take 50% up front..........
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does not matter the price I take 50% up front..........
50% of not enough = 50% of not enough



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tons of referrals tho!



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does not matter the price I take 50% up front..........
Three beers and half a pie?
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50% of not enough = 50% of not enough



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tons of referrals tho!
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I am so losing out on this potential contract!!! I call do overs!!
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Dear Jim,

Thank you for your inquiry. You've come to the right place as front door repaints are our specialty. Glad to hear that you've got your own paint as we don't believe in supplying paint. We insist that our clients purchase their own paint (especially red paint), as it completely absolves us from any liability whatsoever when the job fails. Our policy is cash up front. And, you're in luck! We have a door special running right now for our customers in Vancouver, WA only. We can look after this for you tomorrow for the special price of $449.99 for two coats, (I always keep pennies on hand to make the cash transactions easy).

Seriously now. Not trying to be insulting or cheeky, just having a little fun.
No one likes to give advise when it comes to cost ..Why is that like that here on this site ?? I bid jobs based on my cost not the painters I am in competion with . You have to consider your cost of living expenses. Your overhead paid labor, insur rates, comp,etc.. then find your hr pay charge.. I could care less what scotts painting or dan darrs barn painting charges.. find your own rate . The catch is not to over bid and under bid.
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does not matter the price I take 50% up front..........
So do you microwave the other half of the pizza?
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So do you microwave the other half of the pizza?
Show some respect. You are talking to a paint craftsman, an artist, whose first line on the resume is:

3rd generation painter

lol

Great Grampy Wise is rolling over in his grave at the thought of lil Wisey III having to use a lgs for $20/lead to try to keep himself busy all year. The previous 2 generations couldnt build a business that could have employees, is there any reason to believe that this generation will nail it?



Kidding Wisey, you are an artist and the most talented fellow on painttalk!



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Show some respect. You are talking to a paint craftsman, an artist, whose first line on the resume is:

3rd generation painter

lol

Great Grampy Wise is rolling over in his grave at the thought of lil Wisey III having to use a lgs for $20/lead to try to keep himself busy all year. The previous 2 generations couldnt build a business that could have employees, is there any reason to believe that this generation will nail it?



Kidding Wisey, you are an artist and the most talented fellow on painttalk!

Oh sh!t - here we go...

Can we not not try to help each other out and not be so dam judgemental and arrogant?
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The way I understand it is wise doesn't want to hire. He's trying to keep the quality up there.
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