cost of painting

I just got an estimate to have 2 rooms painted. I have never paid anyone to paint and I don't know what the going price is. I live in S.E. Louisiana and the 2 rooms now have beige paint and one room will be pink and the other blue. There are 3 doors in each room and they measure approx. 12x14 with 9' ceilings.
The estimate was $350. Does this seem high? I am trying to get another estimate now.
Thanks!
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It sounds cheap. But every area is different, get bids that is your only way of knowing
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It sounds reasonable. The only way you'll really know is to get 3 or 4 written estimates. But here, quality counts and you should expect to pay a little more for a professional job. This is an ideal job for the typical home repairman, you could do the job yourself and it will turn out good if you take your time.
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Absolutely right - a quality painter will spend 90% of the time on prep work, and only 10% of the time on painting. Make sure you get everything in writing, which should include: roughing up the walls, patching the walls, sanding patches smooth, removing all dust everywhere (floors and walls) and/or washing the walls if no repairs are in order - before a can of paint is ever opened. Otherwise, you'll have all those pesky, unprofessional glops, globs and little "fuzzies" trapped in your new paint job. And quality taping takes time - sloppy taping at the ceiling, for example, will lead to a wavy line all around the room - yuck. :) Good luck!
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Does this include the paint, or are you buying it? Where are you at in SE Louisiana?
Steve
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No, I'll be buying the paint. St. Tammany.
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