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WHAT!!! I said it.
Maybe we are not meant for each other, Thank you for the opportunity.
This all comes from a conversation between myself and a builder who had three homes he asked me to provide an estimate for. I will recap the conversation for you, which is similar to many conversations I have had over the years with a builder building spec (speculative, no buyer yet) homes.
Builder: I have three homes I need you to bid and need one painted within two weeks.
Me: Wow that is short notice, but let me take a look at it.
Builder: you can if you want, my other painter never showed and looking for a new painter. I pay x.xx a square foot, Don’t use the good paint, one coat on the ceiling, one prime coat on the walls and one finish coat
Me: We usually do not work this way. What about///interrupted by builder//
Builder: Just get in there and get out, caulk what you have to but you do not have to do everything.
The conversation goes on and on. I wanted to share why not every painter is fit for every project. Our company takes pride in the final outcome of every project. If the prep isn’t performed correctly you will see it in the finish.
As I have mentioned in previous articles the price difference between a mid grade paint and a great paint is about $10.00-$15.00 per gallon. Wouldn’t you want the premium paint in your home?
If there is a question regarding your painting project who is going to answer and or correct it? Lower price paints are harder and sometimes impossible to touch up. Is the builder just going to leave two half filled cans of paint in the cellar for future touch ups? Or would you rather have a custom fan deck for your home?
When thinking of hiring a painter for your next project just remember we are not all created equal.