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First Paint Estimate

April 19th, 2010 at 09:41 pm

We have our first home painting estimate in our hands. Including tax and a small siding repair, the first estimate came in at $2,075.82. My husband guessed $2,500 and I was really hoping for less, so I win!! No just kidding. I'm just really pleased.

The salesman said that we don't NEED to paint this year, but it is definitely showing signs of wear and would definitely need it in two years. We are positive in two years we will be moving, thus the need for a nice paint job! He also said that if we waited even another year to paint, it would require more labor because the areas that are already beginning to peel away would be worse. More labor, more money. Likely an additional $300-400.

We are scheduled to get one more estimate tomorrow. Once we compare, we will decide and get it scheduled. Before this man arrived, I was starting to think we should just wait to paint. However, I think it is in our best interest to stay ahead of the problems that are developing.

4 Responses to “First Paint Estimate”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Are you sure you can't do it yourself? I did last year, and we spent a total of $500 to wash, prime and paint our house.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice idea, but it will be just me in a matter of days and this is a home with high peaks. This is something we are willing to pay for, other repairs we are willing to do ourselves. For example, we have painted entire interiors of two homes and replaced sinks, faucets, flooring and decks.

  3. Homebody Says:

    My BIL who is a painter, painted our house last year when he was out of work. He did a great job for $2000.00 plus materials. He scraped and painted it all by hand. Well worth it. DH just did not have the time and BIL had no work so it was a win/win.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    OMG, that's what we're doing right now! The painter just finished powerwashing the house. Today is caulking and the painting begins. High peaks too for us; hubby is afraid of heights. We are painting it the same color.

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