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Old 07-16-2014, 05:26 PM
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OK. I know several in T-Town that are good if you want some more quotes.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:36 PM
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:47 PM
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Just had my 1200 sq ft house painted. All surfaces including cabinets inside and out.
Required a lot of prep since a tenant had painted latex over oil in some places.
$3200
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:34 PM
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I've never paid for painting, but me and my boys do 99% of the maintenance around there already and my sister will get half of the sale price. I'm just not willing to do all of the work and not get anything for it.

I also forgot to add that he will be painting the kitchen cabinets as well.

And...my wife and sister picked out no less that 5 colors.
If your not compensated for your time and effort have a contractor do the job, hired by you or your sister. After the sale someone will get reimbursed for paying the contractor.

From past experience nothing causes problems with siblings then money or real estate, which are basically the same. Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:43 PM
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That's not a bad price depending on what they are doing. 2700 ft^2 house cost us 10,000. But they fixed all drywall issues and did 2 coats sanding in between. They did all ceilings too. I knew this was high but they were really good.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:28 AM
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As a painting contractor it depends on what you're having painted:
How many colors and where?
Sheen of paint and on which walls?
Are you painting:
Walls,
Ceilings,
Base,
Case,
Doors,
Closets,
Full caulking of all applicable seams?
Any wood repair taking place?
Any stain or is it all paint grade?
Cabinets?
Any drywall repair work included?
What level of paint and finish are you and the contractor agreeing to?
Is he licensed and insured?
Is the carpet being replaced or does he have to protect that?
Is the house occupied and requiring furniture moving and is that included?
Can he spray or does he have to brush and roll (affects time and quality)?

Just a few items for you to consider.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:46 AM
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3500 sf house, having entire interior re painted right now. All Ceilings included. No trim paint, trim is stained. No closets. Minimal repair work. Mostly nail holes, and minor drywall dings.
$3500 labor cash and approx 45 gal paint for $1500. $5k total.
Not cheap but seemed like a fair price.
Same guy painted the exterior plus 40x40 shop and a couple other outbuildings for same price 2 years ago.
Everything is sprayed and then back rolled.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:00 AM
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My first thought is that it sounds about right... I had my house done when I first moved in, about the same size. The basement needed a lot of work since it was used as a day home for about 8 little runts, and it was badly banged up. I also used 3 colors, which made the price go up, but I ended up paying around $6500 including all the repair work and patching. They also patched the holes I made when I removed the white-wire shelving in the closets...

Of course, that's all in Calgary, where even getting a guy to come and give you a quote seems near impossible...
What is it with contractors in Canada? My mother in law has a place outside Windsor on Lake Erie and its almost impossible to get anyone out to do any kind of contracting work. Most won't even return calls, if they do 60% might show up to quote and 10% will actually do the work.

We recently started going to Home Depot to get any home improvement work done. It costs a bit more but they seem to be able to deal with the local contractors.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:25 PM
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What is it with contractors in Canada? My mother in law has a place outside Windsor on Lake Erie and its almost impossible to get anyone out to do any kind of contracting work. Most won't even return calls, if they do 60% might show up to quote and 10% will actually do the work.

We recently started going to Home Depot to get any home improvement work done. It costs a bit more but they seem to be able to deal with the local contractors.


It's brutal, which is why guys like Mike Holmes get famous for fixing crappy contractors' work. When I finished my basement, the average quote was for about $80K to get it done... I had 2 of the 5 companies doing the quote tell me that it was too small a job for them to take on. These are guys that specialize in home renos! In Calgary, or pretty much anywhere in Alberta, there is so much going on that the GOOD contractors are extremely hard to find. The BAD ones are easy - anyone with a hammer and a paintbrush can call themselves a pro and make good money doing horrible work.
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