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Hello, haven't been on here for quite a while and have actually been out of the work scene for about 18 mos. Anyway trying to get back to work & have a request from a customer in central missouri to paint only the trim work. Curious as to how you guys would suggest bidding this, most of it can be reached either from the ground or off a say 6-8 ft step ladder, but there are 2 dormers with windows which will require say like a 24 ft ladder to reach. Most of it will most likely require some prep, scraping etc. So would you bid this hrly or do it by the linear ft? If doing it by the foot, how much per foot. I am in a fairly small town, but there is an abundance of quasi-contractors in the area (read quasi-contactors as 1-2 guys with a p/u & a ladder) Any & all hints would be appreciated.
 

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So would you bid this hrly or do it by the linear ft? If doing it by the foot, how much per foot. I am in a fairly small town, but there is an abundance of quasi-contractors in the area (read quasi-contactors as 1-2 guys with a p/u & a ladder) Any & all hints would be appreciated.
bid hourly if you don't know how long the job will take you

don't worry about all the other "2 men and a pick-up truck" outfits...

sale the job, sale the job, sale the job
 

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Thanks for the responses guys
 

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Same old question asked again and again and again by the same level of people. If you do not know how to bid the job then you are more than likely lacking in experience and should go work for a qualified painting technician who can over time give you the confidence that you need to go at this job on your own.
 

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What on earth have you been doing for the past 18 months? Unemployment run out?
 
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