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HOUSE BASHING: WHEN WILL PAINTERS LEARN?

Recently, a couple of my painting contractor clients contacted me to say that they were being offered the painting contract to a large residential site. 
Apparently the current painters had either 'walked' or there were major 'quality' issues with the painting.

Usual scenario:  The Principal Contractor tells the 'new' painter how poorly the current painter is performing and that if he can match his prices, they'll give him the project.


The 'new' pai

12th SEP 2017

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HOW TO PRICE PAINTING WINDOWS?

HOW TO PRICE PAINTING WINDOWS?

There is only one way to accurately price painting windows:  Measure and apply all-in painting rates.

What do I mean?

When pricing painting to windows, each window should be measured, flat, overall. If you are painting both sides, you need to measure each side separately.  E.g.  A window measuring 1m x 2m will have a quantity of 2m2 if you are painting one side and 4m2 if both sides are to be painted.

15th AUG 2017

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When will painting contractors learn about the dangers of dayworks?

THE PERILS OF DAYORKS!

Usual scenario:  While carrying out the contract painting contract, additional decorations were requested and 'touch ups' required where finished decorations were damaged by either the Contractor or 'Other Trades'. 

The works were carried out on a dayworks basis.  All daywork sheets were all signed by the Contractor's Site Agent


Problem: 

The QS is refusing to pay a significant prop

7th AUG 2017

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