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Hello, this is my first post and I wanted to inquire with you all about apartment re-paints? I am located in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and would like to see what you all are charging for apartment re-paints... A local contact gave me the figures of $0.289 through $0.346 as averages in the area for re-paints on a sq foot level (size of the aparment and not wall/ceiling sq footage)...
 

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indiana?

hello all new here .i two am looking to get started on apt repaints.but in the indianapolis area. i would like to know the going rate on apt repaints around here if any one knows..and i also would like to know what kind of insurance you'll need . i have a 1/2 million in insurance and need to know if thats enuff.and what paper work the complex would ask for before talking with them. also need leads lots of them .and where on the net can i find sites to place bids,and look thru the list.if there's such a place out there? thx alot 4 any help
 

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Your kidding right? Damn... how'd you guys trickle into this site...
YOU CANNOT MAKE MONEY PAINTING APPARTMETNS!!!! oh.... my... god....
 

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I'll do em for $.25, no insurance, no overhead,$.20 profit if not using Behr.
 

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No disrespect to the interrogators here because I know you're looking to make some cash but this is what happens in a recession and McDonalds start paying off staff. I've a feeling we're going to see a lot of this on all sides of the Atlantic. There's no doubt it is going to affect a lot of our 'professional' businesses but hopefully being well enough established and having the correct skills to do the job properly will carry us through and fend off the majority of the unskilled/inexperienced people who have bought a new brush/roller and dug out some old curtains for drops.

Everybody thinks they can paint. Everybody thinks they can paint as good as a painter. Everyody thinks it's an unskilled job. Everybody thinks they can run a business. Everybody thinks they're going to get rich. I know what everybody here thinks about that.

Nuff said.
 

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What the!
This is the 2nd thread i have seen about the same thing. Mods can you please dump these dumb threads? Put a stop to this junk. I am sorry wanna be aprt painters but this is the stupidist thing you could ask here. Now quit wasting our time and go to CT and waist their time.
 

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can you explain this a little more please? plus profit? overhead? $0.45?
I can explain the fact that this thread is 2 years old, and 2 years ago apartment painting sucked, and 2 years later, it STILL sucks.
 

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Dont you just love these old threads? Been suckered into a few myself, now I try to read the OP dates. Agreed though....apt painting sucks. If you want to paint for the sake of painting; paint apartments. Now, how are your going to grow your business, maintain/replace equipment, pay yourself a living wage, etc.. Around here it seems the maintenance guys are doing the apt repaints.......and making about $10 an hour. Let em have it.
 

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Another thing to consider is (at least in my neck of the woods), management companies tend to pay anywhere from 30-90 days out. Not good! And when time has expired without pay... what then? You fight tooth and nail to get paid and by the time you get paid if you get paid, they have found another painter to suck into their scheme of deception.....
 

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Couple years ago i was running a crew for an employer, New Construction, and he hired a newbie to work on MY crew, turns out his only experience was 6 months APARTMENT painting. We're all having the mighty whip cracked upon us, so this job has to get DONE, i have this new guy roll out a bedroom, afterall, he has "experience" right?
20 minutes go by and he comes to me and says...." How many times is it ok to hit the ceiling?"

:eek::eek::eek::eek:
 

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Hi,
I came across your tread and you seem to be the most experianced...do you have any advise on how to price an apt complex of 150 units??I have about 4 of these set up to last throughout the year,but I usually do residential homes and need some advise on how to quote an apt complex,any suggestions??
 
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