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DOES QUICK PAINT RATE GIVE 'REALISTIC' COMMERCIAL PAINTING RATES?

YES and here's why!

Painting rates are based on THREE factors:
1. Painter Labour Outputs: E.g. How many square meters of block can a painter mist coat in a day?
2.  Your Daily Painter Charge:  What you need to charge per day to cover YOUR labour costs (what you pay subbies), travel costs to a project and your company overheads and profit.
3. Your Material Prices

Labour outputs will not vary whether the painter is in the UK or any other country.&n

7th SEP 2018

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PAINTING CONTRACTORS-FAIR 'PREY' FOR QUANTITY SURVEYORS?

I have often wondered why painting contractors regularly seem to be 'shafted' by project quantity surveyors.

Conclusion?

Most painters start their working lives learning all about the practical aspects of their trade.

They continue, gathering more practical experience. Eventually, they start to do larger commercial projects and here is where all their problems start.

Up to now, they have not had to deal with pricing projects from drawings, painting

6th SEP 2018

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QUICK PAINT RATE SOFTWARE vs RATING BOOKS

I am often asked:  “Why is Quick Paint Rate painting rates calculator software so much BETTER than any rating book or general rates that are available?”

THE ANSWER IS EASY!

When pricing a project, YOUR painting/wallpapering rates MUST allow for:

1.    Labour Costs
2.    Material Costs
3.    Project Direct Overheads (travel, fuel, parking, accommodation for etc.) for each individual project.

31st AUG 2018

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