Okay, I know what I'm setting myself up for. But I need help.
I do painting as part of my all-around home improvement business. But I'll admit that I'm not so much a pro.
I have a customer who knows that I am not a full time painter, yet wants me to paint the interior of her house. She wants me over anyone else.
I know not to use a 'going rate' type of approach, but I'm not sure of my expectations of how long it should take.
There is approx. 8600 sq/ft of walls and ceilings to be painted. 950 ft of base. 24 doors and 24 windows.
There are some walls that need to be cleaned, and one bedroom requires some fixing/patching. Plenty of furniture to move.
I've tried to guestimate the time it will take and the cost of the labor I will use.
I come up with $17850.
The basement adds 11 doors, 2 windows, and 1250 sq ft of wall to be painted. I priced that at $ 3600.
I don't expect that anyone is going to be able to tell me to charge a specific amount, but I'm looking to get aimed in the right direction. I'm in Northern New Jersey, and I don't want to give her a price that is out of line, but , obvoiusly, I want to make a profit.
I guess, if possible, I'm looking for someone who is more experienced at price quotes to help me determine if this is a good deal for both parties, or an outrageous quote.
I can have the job. But I don't want her, or me, to find out later that it was double what anyone else would have charged. Thanks for your help.