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Epoxy Pro 12-15-2012 06:03 PM

Paint pricing guide for beginners
 
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The way I get my prices is I measure the room, multiply by 4, divide by 8 then add 5, then I count the bristles on my paint brush (can take a while to do this) take the price I paid for the brush and multiply the number of bristles, I then divide by 20. Take the materials estimate and multiply it by 1, divide by 0.
I hope this helps clear any confusion new guys have with pricing a job.:whistling2:

Workaholic 12-15-2012 06:13 PM

Fool proof method right there. Probably the reason the second go at this is working out so well.

Schmidt & Co. 12-15-2012 06:58 PM

We need to make this thread a stickie. ;) Best answer to a pricing question if there ever was one.

Repaintpro 12-15-2012 07:46 PM

Geez, you post it like your the only one that prices that way. ;)

We use that method too

Workaholic 12-15-2012 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Repaintpro (Post 361215)
Geez, you post it like your the only one that prices that way. ;)

We use that method too

It is an international formula?

BrushJockey 12-15-2012 08:06 PM

Probably works better than using the hairs on your head, i hear..

Repaintpro 12-15-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Workaholic (Post 361216)
It is an international formula?

Just as long as you don't confuse metric with imperial. You should be ok.

Paradigmzz 12-15-2012 09:45 PM

it was a foolproof formula except the very end. dividing by zero will make you little to no profit.

caulktheline 12-16-2012 08:12 AM

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Delta Painting 12-16-2012 11:28 AM

You forgot to add the cost of making a paint pot..

spotco2 12-16-2012 06:27 PM

I just tell them to get 3 other estimates first and I'll beat the lowest one by $50 :)

daArch 12-16-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by spotco2 (Post 361528)
I just tell them to get 3 other estimates first and I'll beat the lowest one by $50 :)

You're marketing the wrong clientèle.

I tell them to add 50% to the highest. PLUS I charge $150 for the estimate. Works every time




paintpimp 12-17-2012 07:37 PM

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DIVIDE by 0. I always thought is was multipy by 0. My bad.

nemo 12-18-2012 04:08 PM

good method,for beginners.

richmondpainting 03-02-2013 01:41 AM

You guys need to stop with the "we frown upon pricing questions" its really not as serious as you potray... if ten people from every corner of the globe give a price...isn't that a pretty good idea..average them out...not literally but it would give a good idea for some one new....

Aren't we all here to help others and learn, network ect?

I help my guys out all the time... I get that here in the same area.... ut lend a helping hand instead of detering some one com joint the group....

hotwing7 03-02-2013 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by richmondpainting (Post 382896)
You guys need to stop with the "we frown upon pricing questions" its really not as serious as you potray... if ten people from every corner of the globe give a price...isn't that a pretty good idea..average them out...not literally but it would give a good idea for some one new....

Aren't we all here to help others and learn, network ect?

I help my guys out all the time... I get that here in the same area.... ut lend a helping hand instead of detering some one com joint the group....

Hhahahaha so speaks the man who wants to charge everyone as much as he can get - yeah right - thats a really great way to assist someone new with estimating :rolleyes:

Ok am gonna stop replying now because it truly looks like i'm stalking you.

richmondpainting 03-02-2013 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by hotwing7 (Post 382906)

Hhahahaha so speaks the man who wants to charge everyone as much as he can get - yeah right - thats a really great way to assist someone new with estimating :rolleyes:

Ok am gonna stop replying now because it truly looks like i'm stalking you.

Feel free.......rentals get charged as rental....working man pays rates he can pay...the CEO...pays what a CEO get paid....you can't tell me you charge Joe blow the same as the top big wig at a fortune 500.....

hotwing7 03-02-2013 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by richmondpainting (Post 382907)
Feel free.......rentals get charged as rental....working man pays rates he can pay...the CEO...pays what a CEO get paid....you can't tell me you charge Joe blow the same as the top big wig at a fortune 500.....

Absobloodylutely I do (not that I have or will probably ever paint for the CEO of a fortune 500), my rates are my rates and my materials are my materials and my profit margin is my profit margin.

Stands to reason that you'd probably make more off the 500's job as realistically it would be a larger one, but if they both wanted a door painting, then they'd both get charged the same.

What about ethics and fairness are you not getting :eek:

(ps I lied - had to answer that one)

richmondpainting 03-02-2013 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by hotwing7 (Post 382909)

Absobloodylutely I do (not that I have or will probably ever paint for the CEO of a fortune 500), my rates are my rates and my materials are my materials and my profit margin is my profit margin.

Stands to reason that you'd probably make more off the 500's job as realistically it would be a larger one, but if they both wanted a door painting, then they'd both get charged the same.

What about ethics and fairness are you not getting :eek:

(ps I lied - had to answer that one)

That's outrageous.....were not selling gas... something that is regulated by the government ....were selling a personal service

Joe blow may pay $35 for the door.... average guy 60$ if I see a beamer in the drive way $100 all day...common sense

If I'm bidding against the top residential company...I'm biding lower...but closer to there pricing...otherwise you go to low u look stupid and lose anyways...

cdaniels 03-02-2013 02:25 AM

I charge everybody the same price for the same amount of work.It's only fair and it's the right thing to do.I have never charged more because of the car they drive.


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