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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:23 am 
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Not asking for people to disclose what they charge but need abit of advice.
Pricing a few jobs and have lost the contracts, what do most people charge for walls and ceilings per m2.


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for a standard sized sqaure room 12 x 12 I reckon I can put a coat on the walls in 2 hours, I allow the same for the ceiling. So i normally allow a day for emulsioning

then I allow 1/2 hour per operation on a side of a door and 1 hour for a window

So a standard room, one window one door and skirtings I would allow another day for gloss work

so thats two days

first day

1. paint ceiling x2
2. rub down
3. undercoat

second day

4. paint walls x2
5. gloss


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ok. So what do you charge per day, if you dont mind me asking.


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well you start mac and I will tell you if it is more or less


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£150 a day,


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But a 12x12 room,

Leave ceiling paper on just paint.

Walls strip.
Under coat an fill.
Paper with blown vynil.
Prep.
Paint emulsion 2 coats.
Gloss.

£580


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580 seems a reasonable price to me.

the thing you have to remember is there are people out there willing to do decorating for pennies and also people think they can do it themselves


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i thought so aswell. Have you ever priced work by the m2.


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I think that sounds ok..

i'd thought pricing by the square meter is difficult, as some will be easy, some will need a lot of prep...

Be like me pricing per meter of pipe, sometimes i can put 10m in in a few minutes, other times it can a couple of hours to run just one meter!


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no never given a price for a m2 but do have ideas in my head for giving a price for the job


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£580 :grin:

I have just started out doing my P&D in college and was thinking more £85 a day lol.

£580? That's crazy, I'm looking forward to this decorating work now :twisted:


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I think £580 is for a time served pro rather than someone straight out of college :wink:.

Like any career, getting the first job out of college/Uni is always hard until you can prove and demonstrate what you can do.


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but remember all the overheads, fuel,van,tools,Tax lots of it. I would stay at college if i were you, 85 a day will not pay the bills.


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Hi Mac found this site that helps you quote for decorating by m2. Dont know how accurate it is, i suppose it depends on what part of the country you are in. Might be useful to you or might be a complete pile of s**t :-)

http://www.wallpapersdirect.co.uk/quote_england/form.php


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