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7 Tips on Getting a Cheaper Price From Your Painter

How To Get Cheap Paint Jobs

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tries lower your house painting costs with a few special painting offers for cheaper painting jobs.

The biggest cost saver in painting a house or room is the amount of time spent preparing to paint the room. There are different ways of trying to save money and make it easier for the painter to do his job.

Obviously the first thing is if the room could be empty completely just leaving the bare walls. This is a great timesaver because truly the only time spent in this room would be strictly for painting. Generally painting an average size bedroom would take about three hours for two coats of paint.

Empty House

If the entire home is empty there could be a great savings for the homeowner. This would be the same as painting a new home empty of any furnishings.

Another house painting cost saving tips is trying to schedule the paint job on the off-season where the painter is not as busy because of having to also schedule into their busy schedule exterior paint jobs. Most people for some reason want to do their inter-house painting in the summer. This could be due to a number of reasons such as having the windows open to ventilate paint fumes, the painting project will coincide with the vacation, there is more daylight.

Same paint can: material and color.

This is a great timesaver because it would save the time of changing over paint cans two different colors and cleaning brushes and rollers. If a house has four bedrooms and each bedroom has a different paint color there is a good chance that it would take about 15 or 20 minutes to change over to the next paint. The paint tray has to be cleaned out and rollers and brushes have to be also cleaned out so they do not contaminate the next paint color.

Closet Painting

And other money-saving tactic is not to paint the closets because it takes a longer period of time proportionally to paint the closet than it does the paint four walls in an empty room.

Remove Wallpaper

If the home has wallpaper installed on any rooms or hallways it is best to have the homeowner remove the paper because it is a time-consuming process which will eat up a lot of the paint budget. Removing the wallpaper in some cases might be difficult where the homeowner could not remove it. But in other cases the wallpaper has been installed professionally make it easy to be removed at a later date.

Wall Repair

Wall preparation, should really be done by the painter to ensure good quality painting work in the end. But if there are some rough wall repairs to be done, again not really the scope of a painting contractor they should be done prior to the regular house painting procedure. Small holes and cracks are easily and normally a part of wall painting but anything larger than that should be taken care of prior to painting to save money.


Another great painting savings tip would be to paint the entire house the same colo

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Painting Your Home Tips

Save Money by Investing In Quality Paints

Painting Your Home Tips

Spend less on paint. Buy the expensive stuff.

A collection of cans of paint and other relate...
A collection of cans of paint and other related materials. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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We always  thought for a while we would make more money by using cheap paint by saving on the paint. But it didn’t take long to figure out that we are wasting time and money on cheap paint.

Cheap inexpensive paint is watery and does not cover well. Obviously this is because they do not put any quality additives. And it is the additives that cost in a can of paint. The additives help spread rate of the paint and the coverage the paint has and of course the quality of the dried product its resistance to wear, sunlight and washing.

When a house painter is using cheap paint he will have to paint the house or room with an extra few coats of paint for it to cover and work well. And if that is the case the extra material bought will make up for the difference buying a more expensive brand of paint such as Benjamin Moore regal or the Sherwin-Williams emerald line or even the Pittsburgh Manor Hall line. These are high quality professional paints.

Not to mention that using the higher-end paints are also to be honest with you much easier to paint with. When you pass over a area with the paintbrush for example 90% coverage over the area you’re going over and when you bring to your brush back smoothing out the paint you will get the other 10% coverage and this is excellent and what the painters looking for which is efficiency for either the brush or roller. But when you have a cheap paint you might have to go over the same spot a couple times for it to cover properly and even so it might not.

There is not a whole heck of a lot of difference between a cheap/inexpensive paint compared to the top line quality interior paint. For example you might buy a can of Behr paint from Home Depot for $45 which is not half as good as Benjamin Moore regal paint which is approximately $60. Torontopainters find that using the Home Depot Behr paint it ends up sagging and you have to work it a couple times to make sure that it lays flat without drips or drops.

Good-quality paint lasts longer and works out cheaper over time … not to mention the fact that it is easy to apply and looks great! Look at your local hardware store for mistints — the term refers to perfectly good paint which was tinted to order, but turned out not to be the color the original customer had in mind. It’s subsequently sold for a fraction of sticker price. If you’re planning to paint two or more rooms, choose a neutral hue and invest in a 5-gallon container (it’s cheaper than purchasing five individual gallon cans). Or check in with your local recycling and hazardous household waste center to see whether they have any unwanted paint to give away. And don’t forget to prime; primer is relatively inexpensive and will make your pricy paint go much further. Whatever amount you spend, be sure to use low- to no-VOC paint, for the sake of your indoor air quality.

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Painting Estimate Bidding

Painting Estimate

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Hard-working house painter painting a staircase by hand

 Toronto Painters is your Toronto local painters bases their cost estimate on the type of painting work that is required for the job. What type of paint work is a customer looking for and what type of paint work is currently there and what type of finish job is required.

I found this interesting YouTube video on estimating paint jobs for home painting. This presenter obviously is working in the US where the rates are calculated a different way but in general the pricing calculation is close in some respects. There are different degrees of paint quality work.

The painted job quality depends on a couple of factors which in turn reflects on the price. There of course there are quick and dirty paint jobs where the customer is solely looking for a color change or something new. The customer is not very picky on the smoothness and the way the paint lays on the wall (this is especially so when a subdivision home has been painted with subdivision contractor painters who never properly prepared the walls to a nice smooth finish) these painters use heavy rollers and paint quickly without much care to how the paint flattens out to the wall leaving slight orange peel type texture. We have painted many places where the previous paint job was so rough and orange peel that it was difficult to make it look good without plastering over the entire wall surface.

An other contributing factor to the cost of painting a room is the amount of preparation work required to paint the room such as plastering feeling in holes and cracks and how much furniture and floor has to be covered or moved.

On this type of quick and dirty paint job on the walls obviously it will cost the least amount of money because of not so much attention is paid to finer details as to the thickness of the roller pile and the careful accuracy of the way the paint is rolled on. But of course a professional painter who knows their thing will make this job look good but he will know what to do to make it an effective paint job where all the underlying color has been covered and the lines are straight, no paint misses and no paint hits such as on the ceiling or trim work. The work is still accurately done but less effort is required.

The next type of paint job is where the original paint job on the wall was carefully originally primed and then sanded smooth making sure there were no imperfections in the drywall taping and joints such as valleys or humps and wows in the wall. Making a nice smooth straight even wall. Here the painter also choose a top quality latex paint and a finer nap roller. The finer nap roller moves along slower but it roles and paints smoother over the wall.

Ceilings are another place where costs can vary. Some people have stucco ceilings that many times had never been painted before and required to be painted first time with an oil-based paint which greatly throws off a low estimate of $100-$125, the oil paint alone is $50 plus paint fitters are required which are an additional $6 or $7 and the paint roller must be thrown out because it is not worth cleaning. Oil paints smell up the house and are harder to work with. Therefore painting stucco ceilings by themselves can vary from $125 up to $250 depending on the size and circumstances.

Trim painting again can vary depending on how many windows and doors there are and the style of these windows and doors. Also the condition of the trim work must be taken into consideration because if the trim work is in bad condition but the owner wanted to look pristinely new and there’s a lot of preparation work involved prior to do any painting. Trim preparation is another chapter on its own.

How to Bid (Estimate) Interior Painting” By Painting Business Pro

via “How to Bid (Estimate) Interior Painting” By Painting Business Pro – YouTube.

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