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Old 03-10-2010, 01:31 AM   #21
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Just be careful of them SWIFT guys. they are looking for people like you.

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:35 AM   #22
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Well I don't know how the prices in the estates are, but definitely if I was gonna do the same 2400 sq ft here in Canada for cash jobs I usually charge a little less, etc etc. The cheapest I could go would be CA$2.00 per sq ft. so that means that I would charge CA$4800.00 for the same job, at least here in Canada..... Everything just depends on who I am doing work for, my rates are between $2.00 up to $4.00 depending on how complicated or high end it would be. Or if people want me to work per hour it would be from $38.50 up to $60.00. I am still thinking that I am not making as much money as you... How do you do it?????? That was my question, because I am good with people and blah blah, but just the money part is something I didn't get yet.
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What I don't understand is price by square foot. Are you painting the floor?
Wouldn't you want to know the total drywall footage?
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Hmm... You should read the comments before, this guy quoted a 2400 sq ft lap siding exterior. Not floor.
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Well I don't know how the prices in the estates are, but definitely if I was gonna do the same 2400 sq ft here in Canada for cash jobs I usually charge a little less, etc etc. The cheapest I could go would be CA$2.00 per sq ft. so that means that I would charge CA$4800.00 for the same job, at least here in Canada..... Everything just depends on who I am doing work for, my rates are between $2.00 up to $4.00 depending on how complicated or high end it would be. Or if people want me to work per hour it would be from $38.50 up to $60.00. I am still thinking that I am not making as much money as you... How do you do it?????? That was my question, because I am good with people and blah blah, but just the money part is something I didn't get yet.
How do you estimate jobs using the floor area, when your not painting the floor? Don't you estimate the total drywall to be painted. I never estimated like that, that's all.
For example 2000 []' house at $2 is $4000 is it just like that.
How do you get your paint estimate from 2000[]' floor area?
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Sounds like those guys that are charging 99 bucks a room, are buying the jobs. Betting on winning a big job, or repeat clients. I see big companies doing that with big jobs.
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I would like to see the details on that guys enter for free paint job, web site.

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How do you estimate jobs using the floor area, when your not painting the floor? Don't you estimate the total drywall to be painted. I never estimated like that, that's all.
For example 2000 []' house at $2 is $4000 is it just like that.
How do you get your paint estimate from 2000[]' floor area?
I am using this guys 2400 sq ft. reference/example, whatever you wanna call it.
Go to my website... I specifically say on the QUOTE SECTION.
Sorry! We do not provide phone quotes and price based on the square footage of your floor space, but we are more than happy to provide a free, on site, no obligation estimate.
Sorry I'm greedy/selfish and I probably won't say my numbers to someone that is looking for jobs in the same hometown. The only thing I can tell you is that I have a huge measuring tape (100 Ft) that I carry on with me everywhere I am doing an estimate so I can make my numbers, my formulas or whatever I based my numbers on are INCOGNITO.
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I am using this guys 2400 sq ft. reference/example, whatever you wanna call it.
Go to my website... I specifically say on the QUOTE SECTION.
Sorry! We do not provide phone quotes and price based on the square footage of your floor space, but we are more than happy to provide a free, on site, no obligation estimate.
Sorry I'm greedy/selfish and I probably won't say my numbers to someone that is looking for jobs in the same hometown. The only thing I can tell you is that I have a huge measuring tape (100 Ft) that I carry on with me everywhere I am doing an estimate so I can make my numbers, my formulas or whatever I based my numbers on are INCOGNITO.
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Ahhhh...relief. When have fears that painting will become one of those lost trades due to lack of new talent entering the field, I just come to pt! I think we are in good shape for many decades to come.



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Old 04-09-2010, 07:48 PM   #30
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I still don't get it, What's your point?? Are you trying to make me see because I am Mexican I don't know how to run a painting business or being a painter??...
What do you want me to say? My numbers??? Have them all.... (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0*)

*You can combine Zero with other numbers to make them bigger if you used them correctly...

For F... sakes, I'm glad I am still 26 years old, I know the trade not as good as I would love to, I know you have way more knowledge about painting than me, but I bet if I had the work experience and years experience that you have I would be looking for a job too, that's exactly what I mean about hiring a journeyman painter (their cockiness)...
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