The Painting Estimation

Before hiring a professional painting contractor, it is best to get a free estimate or quote from your prospective painting contractors. This gives you an idea of how much they will charge you, and this will give you a basis to compare the cost estimate of painting contractors against other painting contractors. 

Getting A Painting Estimation With Earl’s Paintworks

One of the first questions homeowners ask when looking for a professional painting contractor is “How much will my interior painting project cost?” This stem from the fact that money is a huge factor in making the necessary renovations get done. Homeowners need to know right up front how much this renovation would cost them. This could also give them an idea of how they could save a few bucks before they sign an agreement with an interior painting contractor.

The estimator takes responsibility for estimating the cost of the project. He plays an important task in the team. His project estimate can be the reason for the success or the failure of the project and the team.

Five Steps To Make An Estimate

  1. Inspection

The first thing a professional painting contractor would do is to inspect the area to be painted. This will allow their estimator to measure the size, identify the kind of surface, the condition of the surfaces, and the requirements needed for the painting process.

Getting the right details of the area and the surface to be painted is important to compute for an accurate cost estimate for the work. Some interior painting projects may seem easy and small on paper, but relatively huge because of the surface damages that need repair.

  1. Measuring

After the estimator inspects the areas, he will now compute the total paintable area by getting the height and width of the surface minus the area covered by the doors, windows, and fixtures. The estimator will then get the total paintable areas for each room for all sections of the house. The estimator will also consider existing paint conditions such as peeling off paints or flaking, unpainted areas, and the type of surfaces.

  1. Manpower

Seasoned estimators can estimate at first glance how many painters are needed to finish the job quickly. It is important to include how many painters will be needed in the painting job. This will affect the estimate due to labor. The labor will be computed by the standard hourly rate multiplied by the total number of hours it will take to finish the job multiplied by the number of painters who will work on the project.

  1. Materials

Paint is not the only material that you will need when painting a house. There are other materials that you need to include in the cost estimate. We need to include the cost of the paints, primers, putty, rollers, brushes, sandpapers, paint trays, and other painting and repair materials that the project will need.

  1. General Computation

After the painter gathered all the data needed to get the accurate cost estimate of the project, this will be given to the company for checking and adding the overhead expenses like insurance taxes. The estimator’s computation will serve as the basis for a profitable project. If the estimate is too bad, the company will lose money. If the computation is competitive, then the company might get the project and earn from it.

Before hiring a professional painting contractor, it is best to get a free estimate or quote from your prospective painting contractors. This gives you an idea of how much they will charge you, and this will give you a basis to compare the cost estimate of painting contractors against other painting contractors. 

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
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We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
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Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Warren
Warren
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Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
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Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
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We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
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We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.
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