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Question DetailsAsked on 5/28/2011

Do I need a handyman or a painter?

There is a lot of work that needs to be done on our house. some of it simple (painting rooms), some more complex (remodel bathroom; finding a leak). Am I looking for a Handyman? I don't need a Picasso (I have actually painted rooms myself and know how relatively simple it is and also that it looks bad when done poorly), so do I really need a Painter? And then there are the items that I know require skilled labor, and I don't know whether it is better (more or less expensive) to call in individual providers (plumbers, carpenters, etc) or use a contractor to coordinate all the skilled work. I don't even know where to start, and I can't know whether or not we can afford ANYTHING until I have a place to start looking, and then can actually start DOING the looking.

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Is your husband open to someone willing to donate some time to some of his projects?If so will he feel that the jobs can be completed by an outsider or will he only allow someone to give him a hand completing a project?If someone else completes his projects how will this make him feel?These must be adressed in order to help.Let me know,and we can go from there.

Answered 9 years ago by Cowboy Steve


I imagine with the economy the way it is, there are many guys around like me who would do some work for you at bargain basement prices. I have been laid off for 6 months now and do as many odd jobs as possible to pay for COBRA Medical insurance/Short term health, which isn't cheap but necessary for me. Anyway, post an ad in your local paper. You'll get some good work done cheap these days.

Pat J

Answered 9 years ago by PatJewett

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