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Can Quick Paint Rate calculate painting rates in any currency?

We are regularly asked by Painting Contractors outside the UK, if Quick Paint Rate will calculate painting rates in any currency.

The answer is: YES

Quick Paint Rate will calculate painting rates in all currencies (e.g. USA dollars; Euros; Aus Dollars; NZ Dollars etc.). When calculating a painting rate, all you need to do is ensure that the daily painter charge and material prices you enter are in your chosen currency.

If you have any queries, email: mark@panddonline.c

4th MAY 2018

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What are the barriers to expanding your painting contracting business?

We are regularly approached by smaller painting contractors (1-5 painters), for help pricing commercial painting projects.



The have quite rightly identified that for any painting contracting business to expand, they need to move more and more into the 'commercial world' rather than domestic.



So what are the barriers that immediately need to be addressed if they are to have any chance in securing more commercial work?<

20th APR 2018

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Defects Liability or (Rectification) Period and the Painting Contractor?

Yesterday, I was pricing the painting works on a large residential development for one of our painting contractor clients.  Prior to measuring and costing, I was reading through all the tender documents when I came across the clause relating to Defects Liability Period.

Now bearing in mind that this project has a 12 month decorating program: The clause read that the defects liability period would commence upon 'practical completion of the FINAL PLOT and

27th MAR 2018

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