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Bargain Paint Prices Are Not Always The Low Priced Estimates
I received some bad news from my lead painter earlier today. He told me about a cabinet project in different rooms in the home. After discussing the project, I gave him the pricing information between $4500 – 5000, explaining to him that 1 part of the stain process is extremely difficult and takes a lot of time. The other cabinets – prime and 2 coats of paint were easier.
Unfortunately, the client gave the project to the flooring guy to do, for the price of $2500.00.
That was 2 weeks ago.
This morning, we got a call from them being so upset with the project they had left with the floor guy while on vacation for 2 weeks. They told us that it was a mess, the prime coat was never sanded. The doors are rough and with paint runs.
The floor guy used the wrong kind of primer and paint. We do get calls from clients asking us to fix another painter’s mistakes and stuff. I explained to them that the cost would be about $7500-8000 range to fix everything as our labor hours would double. Needless to say, they weren’t happy.
The reason I am telling you this homeowner horror story is I want you to know some important things we deal with on a daily basis. I have a few questions to ask yourself.
- How often do you deal with contractors?
- How well do you know the products, the processes and the value of a finished project?
- Do you know what the repercussions are for making the wrong choices?
I would like you to really think about, is vetting the company that is doing the work for you.
Check out their work.
Do they carry insurance?
What are their online reviews?
Our pricing is set, in such a way where we know exactly how long it takes to do it right. Especially with staining difficult woods. Which maple is, plus, it’s a time consuming, complicated process. If you pick the low bid, you have to accept the results of the low bid work. It is a gamble at best. But, more times than not, we see the bad gambles.
The Paint Ovations team, focuses on top quality, in materials, methods and craftsmanship. That is how we work each project. We do our best for each and every client. We do not lower our standards to get the projects. We would rather do few jobs, get better reviews and meet our client’s expectations. Then have clients come home from vacation, see the headaches they are left and cost them more time, more money and more stress.
Our reviews speak for themselves, with over 160 five star reviews, we put quality above quantity every time.
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