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How do you painters out there charge for touch ups. Most contractors withold 10% percent then I recieve that after touch up. I feel I'm getting screwed sometimes because I have to fix damaged walls, scraped trim, and paint over all the hand prints from everybody else that don't care.Give me some ideas.
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How do you painters out there charge for touch ups. Most contractors withold 10% percent then I recieve that after touch up. I feel I'm getting screwed sometimes because I have to fix damaged walls, scraped trim, and paint over all the hand prints from everybody else that don't care.Give me some ideas.
Thanks Chris
You are getting screwed, thats what builders do for a living. Once your done, have them sighn off on it, give them a courtsy touch up of 4 man hrs after that charge them your company rate.

I gave up new work along time ago, and am much happier, and make much more money, and work less.

It has always bothered me, that we as the painter are supposed to fix stuff for free, but let us spill some paint on a carpet, and they expect us to pay for it. lol

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You are getting screwed!

It has always bothered me, that we as the painter are supposed to fix stuff for free, but let us spill some paint on a carpet, and they expect us to pay for it. lol

dave mac
A-MEN brother! Don't let anyone in construction get away with f-ing up your work. It is the builders or GC job to understand that. It is their job to explain that to the other trades.
 

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You are getting screwed, thats what builders do for a living. Once your done, have them sighn off on it, give them a courtsy touch up of 4 man hrs after that charge them your company rate.

I gave up new work along time ago, and am much happier, and make much more money, and work less.

It has always bothered me, that we as the painter are supposed to fix stuff for free, but let us spill some paint on a carpet, and they expect us to pay for it. lol

dave mac
Yep Dave nailed it.
touch-ups are often taken as a loss from the painter.
New construction is slowing down, i myself am trying to get back into repaints lately.
 

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Chris, it sounds like you are from California, too!

We were running up to 4 "touch ups" by the time we left that big4 builder.

It wasn't t/u, it was damage control!

We spent 3 months in a 50 unit tract once, doing fixits and repaints.

Customer satisfaction was king, and we were hired to do just that.
It worked for them... they got JDPower's #1 pick where we worked.
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Yah, but.....

Painter gets there after all the money's gone on cost overruns!
...and has to fix others work with caulk, spackle & primer!
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