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Old 09-16-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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i've been pricing wallpaper removal by the hr....seemed fair tough removal more $...easy removal less money....however lost jobs because of the unknown ...customer wanted a price...how does everyone here price wallpaper removal jobs??...if you do give a price what do you do when you discover that there are many layers involved??do you adjust the price accordingly??
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Old 09-16-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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I need $600.00 per day...first I always do a test section, see whats behind there, then I still price 1.5 days for removal,and repairing walls. This is on an average size kitchen ie.

So we're taking 1K to remove the paper and get the walls repaired, then figure what its going to take for prime and paint.

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T&M only! You never know what you are getting into.
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if you do a test spot and see that there is more than 1 layer of paper do you up your price and if so by how much?? and what happens if the one wall you tested is the only wall in the kitchen with only 1 layer of paper??do you ultimate eat the additional labor time it takes you to take it down/repair the walls??


T & M????= charge by the hr???
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I always give two prices for wallpaper removal, the customers have always accepted this. I tell them one price if it was done properly then it will usually come off easy with minimal repair and another if they superglued it and the wall comes off with it.
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I usuallly throw a price at them to steam and pull. And then spackling.
For smaller rooms it could be as low as $300.
For bigger rooms it could be as high as $1000
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same thing with scraping popcorn ceiling.
I'll look at it. And give a price as to how much I think its worth my time and effort.
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T&M is the only sane way to go...
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T&M is the only sane way to go...
We've removed so much paper until we almost have it to a science...close enough that I know it will never take more than 1.5 days on a large kitchen to remove and repair.
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I KNOW YOUR ALL GOING TO THINK I'M STUPID....BUT WHAT DOES T & M STAND FOR????!?!? don you must be good...i don't know how bad paper removal will be til i get in there and start scaping....hey don you want to come to pa and do some wallpaper removal?!?!?
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I KNOW YOUR ALL GOING TO THINK I'M STUPID....BUT WHAT DOES T & M STAND FOR????!?!?
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I KNOW YOUR ALL GOING TO THINK I'M STUPID....BUT WHAT DOES T & M STAND FOR????!?!? don you must be good...i don't know how bad paper removal will be til i get in there and start scaping....hey don you want to come to pa and do some wallpaper removal?!?!?
We don't know how bad it will be either, but I do know how bad some of them have been, and I know how long it took to remove/repair those, so I just use those production numbers. If the price is right I'll go to Guam for some paper removal
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If the price is right I'll go to Guam for some paper removal
If your sub price is right, i'll go to Guam and do it for ya.
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If you don't know what T&M is maybe you shouldn't be bidding work...
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If you don't know what T&M is maybe you shouldn't be bidding work...
There is nothing wrong with not knowing something.
There is something wrong with knowing everything.
Having the balls(or anything else) to ask any question, is where it's at.
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If you don't know what T&M is maybe you shouldn't be bidding work...
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thanks all for the info....so i guess i still charge by the hr...seems like the fair thing to do..woz i'm just going to ignore your comment...seems like you got up on the wrong side of the bed AGAIN!
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Whatever side of bed I got up on, at least I know what T& M is....
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have a great nite woz
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I do a test spot, then usually can make a fair assessment of the work involved and put in a bid
I do put a blurb in the contract about price is based on test area and may change with "unforeseen removal problems" and then work stops and a new price is submitted

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