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Question DetailsAsked on 6/23/2017

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE FOR A 5,097 SQ FT EXTERIOR HOME P-AINTING IT N ITS STUCCO NO PEP WORK IS NEEDED

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Sounds like you are a contractor - all I can say is if you don't have the experience to figure your materials, equipment, overhead and labor costs, and amortization and profit and such, then you probably are not experienced enough to do the job either and shjouldnot be bidding it.


Asking what you should charge on a site like this is dangerous for you - if the response is to high to be competitive it could make you lose jobs you should be getting, too low and you could get the job but at a price that makes you lose your shirt. Any response here also does not take in account the details of the job, or the quality of materials and application you intend to use - painting prices can easily vary by a factor of three or four between the cheapest minimal or zero prep "blow-and-go" single-color spray paint on everything (the classic apartment move-in or move-out repainting) to detailed extensive prep, multi-coat multi-color with different paint and color trim and doors and such.


Simple things like high ceilings, how experienced (hence how high paid) your workers are, how much furniture has to be moved away from walls or fancy flooring which has to be specially protected (funny thing, most people do not like their hardwood dining room set or grand piano spray painted with house paint) can make a significant cost difference between jobs. Another simplething that could dramatically affect your prices - is the job an hour's drive from your base, does the work have to be done on night shift (common with commercial jobs), etc can also make a big difference in yuour cost of doing the job.


And you said no prep work needed - unless it has already been properly pressure washed, it will need at least washing, or if new maybe a primer coat or at least additional finish coat.


You need to go through the effort (and thinking process) of preparing of an estimate (LOTS of guidance on the websites of professional organization by profession on how to do that and what factors to include for that profession) to make sure your bid is a realistic price which makes a profit for your, but is also competitive.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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