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Old 07-13-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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Does anyone know what a reasonable estimate is for priming and painting a 1000 sq. ft. apartment? 2 bedrooms. Trim, doors, ceiling, everything. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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I can recommend someone if you like, but what I did was, I had several vendors come by and give me quotes. There are so many variables (size of rooms, current color/condition of walls, trim, etc) it's really impossible to give an accurate estimate without having it reviewed by a painting contractor. I would not trust anyone who would give an estimate, sight unseen.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Yup it depends on a lot of stuff...also how many different colors you want, brand of paint, etc.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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I'd figure between $500 and $1000.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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I'd figure between $500 and $1000.
Say what? unless you are talking about hiring somebody off Craigslist those numbers won't come close to what a licensed and insured painter would charge.

To the OP, you want to get the job done right with quality work and paints.
Bottom line is that you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Painting has got to be one of the easiest things to do. Why would you pay someone $3K to paint your apartment when you can do it for $300 and a free weekend or two?
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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Painting has got to be one of the easiest things to do. Why would you pay someone $3K to paint your apartment when you can do it for $300 and a free weekend or two?

some people don't like painting an like to leave it to the professionals. Just like painting your nails its easy to do yourself but most women pay to have it done.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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some people don't like painting an like to leave it to the professionals. Just like painting your nails its easy to do yourself but most women pay to have it done.
What salon charges thousands to paint her nails though?
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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What salon charges thousands to paint her nails though?
you know what i mean and what my point was don't be a silly wise A

by the way their are salons that charge around $65 and up for a simple manicure.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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I'd figure between $500 and $1000.
My landlord would bill for the paintjob if you needed a second coat to cover a weird color. He said he billed what the "decorating company" charged him...$750 for a 1 Bedroom apartment, about 620 square feet. He used "landlord white" from 5 gallon bulk containers.

So, no, you don't need a ******* on crack to get a fair price.
Two guys who knew their stuff got the place painted in 4-5 hours. Their charge included a quick pre-spackling of nail holes.

Now granted, my huge landlord used them to paint MANY apartment per year, so perhaps he got a bulk rate. But all of the painters were also willing to work "on the side" so some expert haggling probably pays dividends.
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