: malc wrote:
: > Vødkäjéllÿ wrote:
: >> 10 pannelled doors, 1 bannister & 4 small /average rooms skirting to
: >> be painted in gloss?
: >> All need 1 rub down, 1 undercoat, 1 top coat.
: >> Mum's friend is doing it in his spare time, I think it will be odd
: >> afternoons over a couple of weeks. He's not a professional
: >> decorator.
: > Depends whether he's using an electric sander I suppose, as the
: > sanding will take most of the time plus removing door furniture. At
: > least an hour per door for a decent job  and the same per room for
: > the skirting. Then what do you pay him per hour for the work?
: >  Thinking how long it would take me as an amateur
: Ok I'll re-do the question, I always miss stuff off!
: All need A VERY LIGHT rub down just to provide a key for the paint, 1
: undercoat, 1 top coat.
: The ugly, brass /effect/, elbow-bashing door furniture has already been
: removed by me, and flung with gay abandon into the rubble sack.
: The job will be better than if I did it. I provided all the paint,
: & tea. He's using his sandpaper and brush cleaner.
: An hour per door. Is that per coat, or all in? £10 per hour makes £140.
: Well, I'll offer him that and if his face falls off, then I'll offer him
: some more.
: If anyone else has opinions, please given them, he'll not be finished this
Offer him £100 + cost of his materials (say £25) and tell him there will be
more work for him in the near future. If he says OK with enthusiasm, then
you're in there, if he says "yeah right" with little gusto, then you know
he'll never come back. Then send him a bottle of nice wine a couple of days
later with a nice card of thanks.