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Popcorn Ceiling Painting
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Dave the Painter in Birmingham, AL.Posted: September 26th, 2009 06:09AM
Number of Rooms: LotsPainter: Me
Popcorn/Textured ceiling don't have to be painted with oil. I have painted hundreds of them with latex they are difficult to roll its better to spray with an airless. When rolling the stuff may start to turn loose especially if it was not painted when the dwelling was first built.
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tj & jt interior painting
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: thomas yingling in killeen, TX.Posted: September 16th, 2009 07:09AM
Number of Rooms: -Painter: SELF
I have a small painting business and on the subject of prices per room i personaly charge by the size vs. the amount of masking (tapping covering ect.) usualy running from $200.00 and down. for example; the bathroom cost the same for me to paint because there is more masking involved and takes more time, though it is a relitively small room. One must take into considaration the time and matarials that go into each individual room.
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painting interior
Amount: $2,286.00
Posted by: sky in spring valley, WI.Posted: September 5th, 2009 06:09PM
Number of Rooms: 5Painter: local painter
I paid 336.00 for paint and a total of 1950.00 for the labor and did not get charged for to supplies had 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, kitchen,2 hallways, a single wall also all the ceiling got sparyed. Is this a good price or was it to much??
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Painting Contracts
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Bob Allen in Somerset, NJ.Posted: August 28th, 2009 10:08AM
Number of Rooms: 0Painter: Bob Allen Custom Interiors
I am a contractor now for 20+ years. The wide variations in pricing tells me two things. 1. there may be more information not given that would justify rates. 2. some people (or contractors) here got ripped off.

So many variables go into pricing that I've been using "RSMeans Repair & Remodeling Cost Data" manual so I can be uniform and close to the natioanl average for industry professionals. I can also show the customer that there aren't different prices for the "rich & poor".

I can verify my ability and customer satisfaction with testimonials form ALL my clients. Potential customers should always ask for referrals and at least see in pictures, if not in person, jobs the contractor has done. Phone calls to former clients will also help.

$13,000 for 5 rooms? $8,875 for 8 rooms? Was the paint $100 per gallon? Did these guys use Egyptian brushes? I faux paint as well and the cost for that type of work is higher, granted, but Da Vinci would never get that type of money if he painted your rooms.

Yes, buyer beware! Even the highest quality work doesn't demand a 100, 200 or even 300% increase in cost.
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Whole Interior
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: Carl in Downers Grove, IL.Posted: August 5th, 2009 02:08PM
Number of Rooms: 7Painter: Local Painter
We had our rental property patched and painted. Turns out we needed the whole house painted instead of the 3 rooms I expected. He said there was more patching needed since I had to have the house jacked up a couple inches. I never got a bid since I had to have it done the same day because oak floors were being installed. The bill came to $2200 and I was floored. I paid him $1500, then another $300 to finish the baseboard after the floors. They did do the ceilings in all but 2 bedrooms. They didn't do the door or window casings. He complained but finally accepted the $1800 for the whole job. Was I wrong or was he trying to get more money out of me? I think $1800 is more fair than $2200.
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professional painters
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: george from los angeles in los angeles, CA.Posted: August 1st, 2009 02:08PM
Number of Rooms: 3Painter: john 8185996740
very professional and fast at a reasonable price...
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painter's name
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Ellen in weymouth, MA.Posted: July 22nd, 2009 11:07AM
Number of Rooms: 4Painter: ?? inside out
There is no listing for "Inside Out Painting" in Weymouth or any area on South Shore. Can Mrs. Williams provide the name of the company that did her painting? Thanks
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Painting
Amount: $8,875.00
Posted by: Richard in Harrisburg, PA.Posted: July 10th, 2009 03:07PM
Number of Rooms: 8Painter: Bill Torres Painting
Wow! Wished we Had Bill And his Team in the 1st place We had 3 quotes went with the lower Est.What a mistake that was the 2nd bidder not much better. We called Bill Torres after telling him we went with a lower bid he never said a word about it,never adjusted his quote went in and fixed the other two painters work and completed our project. We had bill And his team paint 8 Rooms W/C/Trim and some walls were Faux Finished.We learned from this experience price isnt everything
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painting
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in somewhere, GA.Posted: July 2nd, 2009 07:07AM
Number of Rooms: 0Painter: -
the price of a paint job should not increase because multiple colors unless you are A having accent walls painted or B multiple coats for a red or a color that requires alot of tint for the base that does not cover with 3 coats. patching walls, caulking, wall paper removal should be included at a seperate rate in the pricing on top of what it cost to do an adaquat job. To the poster above, for a new interior, $1150 is too cheep for a 1300 sq ft house, even for AZ. someone has to set a standard. Be Honest, what is your time worth if you do what you are soposed to with your job and the gov. there are alot of aleins painting, as well as other trades that work cheeper rates. That is why the people that are trying to make a living cant make what they need because of people doing jobs for $5.50 per hour. they dont make that where they are from and dont care what it is doing to the people that actualy pay taxes and have insurance to do these type of projects. did you know that painters liability insurance is the 3 highest in the residential trades? bet you didnt
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Interior Paint- Whole house
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: TD Castro in The Colony, TX.Posted: June 23rd, 2009 03:06PM
Number of Rooms: 8Painter: local painter
JUST MOVED INTO A 2027 SQFT HOUSE, PAINTING MOST ROOMS, 4 COLORS. (AND THE FINSHING THE GARAGE OFF IN WHITE). I HAVE THE PAINTERS THAT THE BUILDER USED FOR THE BUILDER BEIGE.
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trim painting
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Hutch in choctaw, OK.Posted: June 5th, 2009 07:06PM
Number of Rooms: 8Painter: Hutch
I am charging 800.00 to paint the base and crown in 8 rooms, some are small, some are larger, I am including the doors and cabinets.
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labor rate
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: AL HANEY in bakersfield, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2009 09:05AM
Number of Rooms: 7 roomPainter: business
I do lot of painting interior job run 200.00 per room on white color only. If there is baseboard and ceiling for white only and wall colors are 300 per room

I have seen many business charge fair labor cost. best service good qulify job always start at 300 per room. Cheap labor cost always hit and run.
I am local in city that where many jobs are need of paint job.
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Good painting job!!
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: Mrs. Smith in Perry Hall, MD.Posted: April 25th, 2009 10:04AM
Number of Rooms: 5Painter: Valencia Painters
My husband and I bought a new home in Md. Beautiful, we start to look for colors and magazines to get an idea for interior painting and do it ourselves, we did the first room and looked terrible, I mean, the color is pretty, but the color is not even, after so many coats we get so tired and frustrated. We decided to call a local painter contractor, we saw Valencia Painters signs here in Perry Hall, Md. They make me an estimate for $13,000.00 to paint all interiors, we thought it was expensive, but after we saw the results, the price really worth it.
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Great Paint Job
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Mr.s Williams in weymouth, MA.Posted: April 8th, 2009 05:04PM
Number of Rooms: 4Painter: Inside -out Painting
I had 4 rooms 3 bedrooms 10x10 and a small bathroom 8x4 not much prep work needed and they did the windows as part of the job i was very happy with the results and the price was not bad they cleaned up after themselves and were very nice i would give them jobs again
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Entire Home 2300 SF
Amount: $1,700.00
Posted by: bob the painter in Appleton, WI.Posted: April 1st, 2009 11:04AM
There is no reason to spend $5K, $10K, $20K to paint a home. Figure it out. How many weeks does it take to paint a room or two, or even a whole house. If a guy quotes you $5K+ for a solid week's work--about the time it takes to paint an entire interior of a house, he's making $250K a year painting. Seems a bit high to me for labor. Keep in mind he's probably paying the helpers 10 or 15 bucks an hour. The paint itself is just not that expensive.
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Full interior
Amount: $2,800.00
Posted by: AR in Richmond, VA.Posted: March 26th, 2009 05:03PM
Number of Rooms: 17Painter: Ray Earp
We were painting walls only with no trim work with the exception of a tray ceiling and a bathroom ceiling.
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Professionally painted interior
Amount: $1,700.00
Posted by: Eileen in Racine, WI.Posted: March 15th, 2009 06:03AM
Number of Rooms: 4Painter: Fletcher's Fine Finishes
We had Brian paint our master bedroom, master bathroom, kitchen, and Dining Room. We used 4 different colors including a faux painted border in our dining room. We were extremely impressed with the neatness of the work and the professionalism of the painters. The price was in the middle of three bids we had for the work. One guy quoted $700.00 and left an estimate hand written on notebook paper. Another quote came in at $1950.00. We are having Fletcher's Fine Finishes come back this spring to paint our exterior.
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pricing
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Fred Murtha in Cheshire, CT.Posted: March 3rd, 2009 12:03PM
Number of Rooms: 1Painter: Daniel Painting
The prices you give for painting a room are ridiculous! $200..$400..per room...Is there furniture to cover? Walls or ceilings need patching? Wallpaper to strip?

Stained trim needs 1 coat primer and 2 finish coats...Deep base colors need multiple coats...Popcorn ceilings have to be painted with oil and sometimes need 2 coats...You are misleading people.
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Interior painting + plaster repair
Amount: $5,500.00
Posted by: a user in Albany, CA.Posted: February 9th, 2009 02:02PM
Number of Rooms: 6Painter:
Complex interior paint job for 900 sq. ft. house. Each room had a different color, with same trim and ceiling color throughout. A couple rooms required extensive plaster "floating" due to old lathe/plaster crumbling.

Caveat emptor: have the painter put everything in writing ahead of time. Things we forgot to put in writing included the time of day the painters would leave, the number of days the job would take, and the cleanliness of the house at the end of each day.
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It is worth the extra money to get it done right.
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Rich in Clayton, NC.Posted: January 7th, 2009 07:01PM
am a smaller painting contractor just outside of Raleigh, NC. If your painting a home you own, they do it right, get it done by a professional, especially one with references. I have many and they keep coming back. It is all about the prep, I spend more time prepping than painting, but speed is not important. Do it right, it will last and look great! Pay a little more, it is worth it. Our customers always say it was worth the extra money because of the quality. .
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interior paint bid
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: dreyer in phoenix, AZ.Posted: December 31st, 2008 12:12AM
Number of Rooms: 5Painter: mike
new 1300 sq ft home empty home they wanted walls, celing and trim 1 color. I bid $1180 for the job and the owner thought it was way too much. Just wondering if it was a fair bid. and it was a spray.
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Interior Painting
Amount: $8,875.00
Posted by: Richard & Angella in Wayne, PA.Posted: November 17th, 2008 06:11PM
Number of Rooms: 6 RoomsPainter: Bill Torres Painting
We Had Bill and his Men do some work at our home
what a great guy to work with very professional and respectful of our home He and his men went out of there way to make this a wonderful experience.very neat and clean & on time will definitely have him back to do more work
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Watch out for the cheap guys
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Nick LoGrasso in St. Charles, MO.Posted: October 28th, 2008 02:10PM
Number of Rooms: 0Painter: SNL Painting, Inc.
I am a smaller painting contractor just outside of St. Louis, MO. My price usually falls in the higher end of the spectrum, but we run our business like a business, not like a hobby or out of a truck. Our painters are background checked, trained on a regular basis, and are "normal, happy people". Our customers always say it was worth the extra money. Check out our website at www.snlpainting.com, and don't think just because the price is higher that it's not worth it.
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Interior Painting
Amount: $19,000.00
Posted by: Johnathan in Oconomowoc, WI.Posted: October 7th, 2008 06:10PM
Number of Rooms: 9Painter: Dan Fulwiler
Dan Painted faux finishes in every room of my house. He included several trompe l'oeil effects and a mural, too! I could not be more delighted with Dan's proffessionalism and the perfection of his work.
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interior home
Amount: $12,000.00
Posted by: Tom & Ellen in Lancaster, PA.Posted: May 21st, 2008 09:05PM
Number of Rooms: 12Painter: Bill Torres Painting
Bill Torres Painting painted our Home
about 12 rooms walls,ceilings,trim 2 coats
he used Behr Premium we choose a Eggshell
Finish walls Flat Enamel ceilings Semi-Gloss
on trim Bill did a thorogh prep job very neat
and clean easy to work with
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Seemed a bit expensive to me at the time
Amount: $1,250.00
Posted by: AnotherBob in Vancouver, WA.Posted: March 19th, 2008 09:03PM
Number of Rooms: 4Painter: Local
Bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom. Including ceilings. Primed and painted.
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Amount 400.00
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Mikey1111 in Forest Park, GA.Posted: February 21st, 2008 02:02PM
Number of Rooms: 1Painter: Local painter
He did a great job, he had to remove the popcorn ceiling (we hated it and wanted it gone) so the price jumped by 200.00, not bad, since it took him a long time to scrape and to filler it back to normal.
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I was trained as a painter by my father who was a painter his entire life from age 15 til he was 78
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Thumper in cleveland, OH.Posted: January 12th, 2008 03:01AM
Number of Rooms: 1 bathroomPainter: me
The ave cost to paint a bathroom always depends on several factors, size, condition of the room type of paint. For a small bathroom 10 x 10 including the ceiling will cost about $100.00 in paint, and another 300 to 400 for labor.
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interior painting
Amount: $1,650.00
Posted by: Prepping house for sale in Sonoma, CA.Posted: December 7th, 2007 02:12PM
Number of Rooms: 6Painter: local guy
It was very helpful having your information before we started looking for a painter. We were quoted drastically different prices - your article gave us ideas of what to question, to find out what each painter really included in their quote. Thanks a lot.
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Finally got bathroom painted
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: First Time Homeowner in Santa Clara, CA.Posted: February 16th, 2007 04:02PM
Number of Rooms: 1Painter: small firm, 1 guy
My wife and I hadn't gotten to painting our bathroom for over a year, and we had hired a guy to paint our exterior, so we asked him how much he'd charge to finish our bathroom and he quoted $250. I think the price was a little high considering he was already here and it's just a bathroom, but he'd be setting up to paint (inside) for just room, so we hired him. He did a great job. I have to admit, our one professionally painted room looks much better than the rooms we painted ourselves. We definitely wanted a name-brand paint, and he used Kelly-Moore.
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