Home Painting Estimate
A home painting estimate is one of the few things that can affect the status of your intended painting project. This is because the estimate will tell you a ball Park Range of how much you should except to pay for the work you want done. If you do not have enough money to pay for the project you can do a few things. First see about putting the project off till you have the money saved and ready to go. Second would be to take out a loan and pay it back over time. Thirdly would be to do smaller parts of the work over time with the money you have. Now if you have the money for the project this is no problem for you. So now you may ask yourself what goes into this estimate? Well there are a few things that can affect the price of the work you want done.
One of the major things that affect the amount of work you want done is the number of rooms you want completed. Now it’s rather simple to see why the number of rooms that you want done will affect the price. First off look at how many tarps the contractor has at any one given time. Tarps? Yes tarps. Tarps provide a first line of defense for both your floor and furniture. You don’t want the painters working in a room without any tarps covering the floors and furniture, just think about what happened if would paint spilt. Now if the contractor only has a certain amount of tarps this means his men can only paint a set number of rooms each day. Now this isn’t including the size of the rooms either. The larger the rooms the more time it will take to paint it the rooms also wind up costing more because they have all the furniture in them. The painters have to move the furniture to the center of the room so that they stay clear of the wall. Now this can be avoided if the owner decides to have the furniture put in storage during the duration of the painting process.
Another thing that runs up the price of an estimate is the exterior of the house. See the contractor needs to take a look at how many walls compose the house. The more walls there are, the more men he is going to need in order to get the job done. The contractor also must look at how high these walls are. Most of the times the walls will require a ladder in order for them to be painted. Depending on how many ladders the contractor has at his disposal he may need to put fewer men at the site to finish working on the walls.
As you can see there are few ways that you can directly affect the total estimate for your intended project. The best you can do is to prepare for the worst and start planning for the worst case scenario.
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