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Old 04-24-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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Painting Costs For Trim

I am bidding on painting a home.
all the trim in the house is stained and varnished. The owner wants all the trim painted a white base trim. I will need to scuff lacquer the trim and prime with a top line primer before the final paint. He also wants his kitchen cabinets that are also varnished and stained done. I am having a problem on how much more to charge for the extra work on the trim and cabinets. linear ft. on cabinets. and a sq. ft. on the trim.

I am trying to get my own contracting business going as I did contracting for a company for many years.

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Old 04-24-2016, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Painting Costs For Trim

Generally $3.50 per lineal ft of trim for color change.

I normally get &3.50/sq ft. of cabinets and doors.

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There's more statements than questions in here... What exactly do you want?
Explain it to me like I'm 5.
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Originally Posted by asevereid View Post
There's more statements than questions in here... What exactly do you want?
Explain it to me like I'm 5.
If Cookie Monster has brown cabinets and Barney has purple trim.....
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Tell the customer, "I'm gonna need about tree-fiddy..."
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