Best House Painting Cost Estimate Points
Looking for the best house painting costs estimates? Many may be needing to see several paint bids or estimates, choosing the best one for home or office. Laying them out, looking them all over, several points should be seen on them, in order to protect you, the customer, from frivolous and shady contractors.
There are many areas conducting a house painting search, one of which includes painting cost estimates. Painting bids differ to some degree,
as not all painting companies are the same.
However, some very important bits of information that could be overlooked when reviewing painting estimates. If there is incomplete or missing data on your house painting quotes or bids, you could find it disappointing later on.
So best to see everything up front, out in the open. We will be reviewing some important aspects that should be on every painting cost estimate for interior or exterior painting costs.
A Best Painting Cost Estimate Should Include the Following
- Work Description
- Number of Painters
- Estimated Time of Completion
- Payment Schedule
Date of Paint Estimate
Having the date on the painting cost estimate is always good for many reasons. First, if the estimate pricing is only good for so many days, until a new one is needed. Secondly, knowing when it was written is good for records and accounting. Third, reviewing paint colors if additional ones are needed later on. Just makes good sense having date on the painting cost estimate.
Description of Work
Listing all work in a uniform and concise organized manner of what the contractor will do is good for both the consumer and contractor. Better having it written down than a verbal agreement, "Oh yes, we will replace that piece of trim". Better to have it written on the contract.
House painting quotes should make mention of moving furniture, removing large objects off the deck surfaces, wall hangings, window treatments, you could find yourself doing this yourself, if not disclosed. Making any repairs such as board or siding replacement, wall paper removal, drywall textures, painting kitchen cabinets, or popcorn removals.
Painting Estimates Work Descriptions
- Power washing
- Hammering Nails Back In
- Wall Repairs
- Trim or Siding Replacements
- Wallpaper removals
- Drywall Textures
- Painting Kitchen Cabinets
- Popcorn Ceiling Removals
- Clean up
Providing information on every painting cost estimate from a reputable painting business, leaves little questions what to expect, understanding the scope of the work, and time frame. Listing everything such as hammering nails back in, on exterior siding before painting, or cleaning up each day and after the job is completed.
Knowing most painting jobs create quite a bit of debris. Understanding if the contractor plans to remove all debris or fill up your trash receptacle is a bit of added knowledge.
Paint preparation is one of the biggest areas of any paint job, interior or exterior, normally 60-70% of any paint job, and the painting estimate should include all areas to be affected and worked on, such as decks, and windows if those are a concern also.
Paint preparation should be included on every paint bid, including but not limited to power washing, any scraping, caulking, priming, covering areas not to be painted (masking) allowing for a professional paint finish and job. This way the paint customer knows what to expect, elevating any surprises as to the house painting price, and to it's preparation.
Areas sometimes overlooked in a painting cost estimate form is the estimated time of completion and estimated number of workers planned for the painting job. Describing the number of interior house painters is a must. This information helps the homeowner get a good idea how the painting job will be conducted, and on what time frame.
There have been instances where hiring a non-reputable shade-tree painter, some times refer as a Hobo painter with unbelievable pricing, he or she is the only one to show up for work, thus taking three if not four times as long finishing a painting job. And who wants a singleton painter in the home taking 4 times as long? Having this paint crew information upfront from the beginning makes perfect sense to all parties.
Number of Paint Coats
The number of coats of paint should be reflected the house painting price. Mentioned somewhere on the painting bid how the painters will apply the paint coatings. Normally the body is sprayed two coats, as the trim is rolled and brushed two coats, both wet on dry painting method.
Spraying is much more frugal method of paint application, as time is money, and money time. When applying two coats, spray method lays on more evenly, without sags, or runs. Some applications require a roller and brush method, creating extra number of paint coats, which most painting contractors and painters can provide. But needing additional coats of paint will be much more, also taking more time.
With most interior and exterior paints, the manufacture safety data sheet (MSDS) recommends how much and how many coats should be applied. Normally 2 coats, wet on dry method is suggested for most exterior paint products, having at least 13-16 mills dry after both coats applied. Elastomeric paints for Stucco surfaces, recommend a back-rolling method, finishing with a full thick spray coat.
Life-Time warranty paints are typically the simplest to use, only requiring 1 heavy coat, and rarely needs an exterior primer or undercoat, as this primer is built into paint product base. Indeed less time using Life-Time warranty paints, however the paint costs is normally doubled to that of a high quality exterior paint.
Your house painting quote should have all this spelled out in black and white. Number of coats and which type of exterior paint to be used on all valid house painting quotes.
Paint Costs should be made in numeric as well as alpha form ending with the term dollars if that is what is agreed. Having no confusion as to how much the painting job will cost, both parties painting contractor and paint customer knows exactly what this work will cost. On rare occasions something unforeseen may asked to add to the contract. The paint contractor should make note on contract or separate piece of paper what most call an addendum to the original contract.
This normally adds to the base cost of the exterior or interior painting bid, and paint estimate. Both parties should agree to an addendum, and this should be in writing, with a signed authorization to proceed. Addendum can be quite simple, and written on the back of the signed painting contract if both parties agree, or can be on a separate piece of paper, as an attachment to the first painting estimate form.
Possible Work Related Items on a Painting Quote
- Painting Kitchen Cabinets
- Popcorn Ceiling Removal
- Interior Room Painting
- Exterior Siding and Trim Painting
- Deck Staining & Painting
- Siding Repairs and Replacements
- Credentials & Affiliations
These are just a few important bits of information helpful with any quality painting estimate form, and Eco Paint provides this with all house painting services. Whether you have questions related to interior painting costs, painting kitchen cabinets, drywall textures, popcorn removal, wallpaper, or any fascists of exterior painting such as deck cleaning, deck staining, siding repairs, replacements, and Eco Paint can answer them all.
With each and every customer, Eco Paint insures Customer Satisfaction in its highest regard, coining the phrase all the way back in 1977, "Customer Satisfaction is Our Main Concern". Company motto is still just as important as it was nearly 40 years ago.
Guarantying our workmanship for 4 years, paint having it's own warranty, normally 25 years. Not taking any money before job is completed and approved by homeowner, which shows how confident we are with our professional painting and expertise.
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Denver and Colorado offers a great place painting homes and offices up and down Colorado's Front Range. As Denver and Colorado has a very dry climate. Having many days throughout the year that are prime for painting a home or offices' interior or exterior.
Economical and Environmental House Painting
Eco Paint's Denver painters treats each house paint job as if were our very own property, having much pride in what we do, making Eco Paint a community favorite and authority for over 30 + years. Always saving money where we can, the acronym "Eco Paint", originated by Cal Phillips back in 1993 here in Denver, way before Green Earth Friendly Eco Paint was ever available as a retail shelf item.
The acronym "Eco Paint" had a dual meaning back then as Economical as well as Environmental and Ecological, and both meanings are just as prevalent today with Eco Paint, Inc. Eco Paint uses the best interior and exterior painting products available, ask us about Life-Time Warranty house painting jobs, saving many dollars, which is very important in this day and age.
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