Painting is what I do and all I do. Unlike general contractors who fix floors, roofing, plumbing, electrical, tuckpointing and other various trads every single day I work it is with a brush and roller in hand. And through the years I have realized that most painting companies overcharge for their work because they have a large amount of overhead to deal with as well as the owners desire for large profits. Sadly I have seen companies that charge $60 an hour in labor costs then only pay their worker $10 an hour. It seemed there had to be a better way of doing things.
As an individual painter I don't have the overhead expenses like a fancy office, shiny new trucks and a ton of employees, insurance and the such to pay for. I complete 95% of all work myself so you're paying for one guy, fuel in his truck and labor time. That's it. Simple, isn't it? I also do not charge deposits - you pay at the end of the job or through progress payments as work is being completed, not before.
The below prices are based on a 12 x 12 room, 8 foot ceilings. The 'and up' price is for rooms or spaces larger than a 12 x 12 or with higher ceilings. With these prices you only pay for what you need and while I am happy to offer advice on what should be done for optimim results I understand the economy and that people are looking for the best results they can without paying a ton of money.
1 coat of primer on walls: $60 - ceilings: $35
1 coat of paint on all wall surfaces: $75
(good for repainting same color and sheen)
2 full coats on paint on all wall surfaces: $90
(most normal paint jobs require two coats)
Extra coats: $15 and up
Baseboards: $10 (wood/tile floors) $15 (carpeted rooms)
Flat doors: $5 a piece
Three and six panel doors: $10 - $15 a piece
If crown molding or chair rails are present but not being painted: $5 - $10
Chair rails if being painted: $10 and up
Crown molding - if being painted: $10 and up
Closets: $10 and up
Ceilings: $40 and up
All wood to wall areas caulked $5 and up
(baseboards, window and door trim)
Small nail holes are filled for free however anything larger that may require actual wall repair would be additional work and discussed at bid time. You will receive a written bid detailing all the work discussed to make sure you are getting exactly what you order and a contract to ensure it. It may seem a bit overkill for small jobs but I have found it eliminates any issues in the job because for both worker and customer there is a very clearly written agreement to the work to be performed and in what fashion.
I also make obtaining a bid easy. All you will need for an initial bid are the room measurements - length, width and ceiling height. While this doesn't need to be exact measurements they do need to be close for an accurate bid. Photos are helpful too. Once you have the information together just give me a call to discuss. Other helpful information would include current room paint color and type and what color and type you would like to change it to as well as what work you would like done in the room. In the event something needs to be viewed onsite a date will be arranged to view the property.
95% of all work is completed solely by me to ensure the best quality I can provide. I can work with most brand paints however I always recommend using a high quality paint for the best results such as Behr Ultra, Sherwin Williams, Porter, Benjamin Moore. With these paints I can provide quality results. Lesser quality paints can be used at the customers request however you will be advised as to any concerns with the quality.
As always the end result is what I strive for - a happy customer that feels their money was well spent and that they received what they paid for. I am not a $60.00 an hour union painter nor will I claim to be however I can produce a job that comes very close in quality and workmanship at a huge savings. I supply all normal tools of the trade such as brushes, rollers, ladders, tarps, etc. Extra supplies such as caulk, furniture/carpet protecting plastics, paints, chemicals and materials are bought by you as well as any specialty tools specific to your project.