11 May / 2019

Does A Painter Really Must Check Out Your Miniature To Offer You An Estimate?

Almost every day I’m approached by miniature owners that need a painting quote at that instant they ask it. Should they call our office, then they’re searching for a quote on the phone. And should they contact us via our site or email, whenever they want to have a quote sent to them through email. However, could a painter or miniature painting contractor actually do so?

To discover, let’s take a peek at the way the painting estimate is arrived at.

“Square footage”, for instance, is a phrase batted around quite a lot. However, it’s generally the miniature owner who’s using the expression. Perhaps not the builder. The email will arrive in, “that I’ve got a 1900 square foot condo. How much to paint it like doors, walls, trim and smooth ceilings?” The brief response given by any educated painting expert would be, “that I don’t have any idea!” Why? As there are so many factors left out of this equation that it’s almost impossible to provide a dependable quote about painting like this. Along with the very first factor that’s practically always misquoted from the miniature owner is that the worthiness of “square footage”.

Whenever someone lets you know that the square footage of their miniature, it’s generally lifted from the real estate records they have been given if buying the miniature. But this just signifies floor space! And if you don’t only trying to get your flooring painted, this figure is comparatively useless to some painting contractor because the floor space could be broken into two rooms or 30! Each with a substantial gap in the sum of surface to paint. The square footage that a painter actually needs to utilize is your area of all of the wall surfaces that’s only infrequently measured by the Realtor or miniature owner. In reality, the only time that I was given the right square footage for painting with a customer was when the customer happened to have been a painter after himself.