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

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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?<

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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

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CSCS Cards-A True Measure Of Competency?




Posted by The Painters’ QS in Blog for Painting Contractors

Before I start, can I say that in principle, the idea of the CSCS system is a good one.  However, it has a major problem.

Yesterday, I met a couple of painters fortunate to be working on a site where the Principal Contractor does not require CSCS cards.  Each had 15-20yrs. experience but NO CSCS card. 

I looked at their work.  It was a good, commercial painting standard, but with no CSCS card, they are restricted to only being able to work on certain

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What is the Daily Painter Charge?

The daily painter charge on which your project 'all-in'painting rates will be based will vary from project to project and is the amount you need to charge per painter, per day to cover the following:

1. Prime Labour Cost (How much you are paying your employees or 'subbies' per day.
2. For direct employees only, an allowance for holiday pay, empl

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