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Question DetailsAsked on 5/10/2012

Good Morning,How much do painters typically get paid per day to paint, spackle, plaster. No major cosmetic repairs are needed.

We've had estimates for painting my home. The estimates vary so widely that I was wondering if you would know if there is an average that painters get paid per day. Thank you

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mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Great question! We always suggest getting a detailed
estimate from each, that way you can see an apples-to-apples comparison of the
work you're requesting done. Ask them to include the types of materials they'll
be using

Answered 8 years ago by Mikel


It really varies by a number of factors but good painters aren't cheap. For interior repairs and painting I pay between $150-200 per day to my lead painters. His helpers get $100-125 if they are experienced. I've tried going cheap and the results reflect it. Painting is an art and skill that everyone will see the results of so pay accordingly. Your area could be higher, could be lower. some painters charged based on square foot with additional costs for higher ceilings, repairs, etc. Look at what each estimate says they will do and, as the previous answer mentioned, what materials they will use. Some paints cost more than others and are of much better quality. I can get a gallon of cheap paint for about $18 or really good paint for about $60. The cheap paint won't cover a s well, giving as nice of a finished product, and won't last as long but the customer can save money in the short term buying it.

if the estimates are too vague or written on a scrap piece of paper tell the painters to do better than that. They should respect you enough as a customer to give you an appropriate estimate or they aren't going to respect your home once they are in there working on it. Tell them to try again and submit something professional just as hey would to any general contractor soliciting and scrutinizing their bid.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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