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Question DetailsAsked on 5/10/2016

looking to paint a house thats 1500 sqft two tone, how much should i charge ?

10 windows and 10 doors , simi gloss ,trim, doors, cabinets and ceilings in one color this a color change there is no oil base paints needed .

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I would say if you don't know, you should not be bidding the job until you get experience doing much smaller jobs - because taking costs from cost guides or opinions of other people, especially not knowing type of paint, your local labor rates, how much YOU need to charge to make a fair profit, what equipment you own or will have to rent, ceiling heights, amount of protection needed for other surfaces and floors, amount of furnishings in the way, amoutn of surface prep needed, whether it needs priming or not, whether the color change mandates priming plus a finish coat/2 finish coats or can be expected to cover in one coat, etc could easily make a big difference in you making a profit or taking a loss - or over or under bidding significantly.

You can see some ballaprk numbers for typical ranges in the Home > Painting link in Browse Projexts at lower left, but I certainly would not use them as the basis for deciding what YOU should bid on a job.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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