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Old 07-24-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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How much does it usually cost to pick up some mexicans and have them repaint an old house? Does that cost include paint?

It is a small house.

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:12 PM
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You said: "pick up". I'm assuming, they wouldn't have any tools nor supplies to do any job. You're just picking them up and pay for labor and that's about it. Whether they have experience or not is something to consider too. You probably need the "know how" so you can pass it on to them if need to. As for how much to pay, you can deal with them. I bet each will settle for a different price. So, negotiate price with them and remember paying in cash is best for them.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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If you are going to do that, then I would drive around a community that is currently being built up and look for some painters in the area. They will probably work after hours for you, they will have their own equipment, and know how to paint. And I've always bought my own paint anytime I had painters paint for me.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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wow thats lazy
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Well you can hire "real" painters who are hispanic and have a painting business or you can pick up some day laborers and not know how trained they are to do it or know the backgrounds of the people you have working for you. Depends on how good of a job you want done. It is all about how well they prep the house prior to painting. If you hire a real painter, expect to pay an amount that is fair, just because they are hispanic doesn't mean they'll bargain with you like some tourist flea market. They expect to be paid fairly. All depends upon the kind of job you expect to be done.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:18 PM
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Drive around on the south west side of town. You'll find them hanging around hardware stores. I used them to move once and got a great deal from them. Just tip them well for a job well done. Avoid using a painting business. They will overcharge you and do a half @ssed job.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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How much does it usually cost to pick up some mexicans and have them repaint an old house? Does that cost include paint?

It is a small house.
Maybe if you don't give them work, they'll go home
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:24 PM
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Maybe if you don't give them work, they'll go home
Maybe if we keep paying them legitimate businesses will try harder to satisfy their customers with lower prices and efficient work.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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[quote=glorplaxy;20157593]How much does it usually cost to pick up some mexicans and have them repaint an old house? Does that cost include paint?

It is a small house.[ /quote]
Do they have to beMexican?
Ask their price, the same as you would any human being.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA
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How much does it usually cost to pick up some mexicans and have them repaint an old house? Does that cost include paint?

It is a small house.[ /quote]
Do they have to beMexican?
Ask their price, the same as you would any human being.
Awesome first post....
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