meant to say square foot (of wall area, not floor area)
Also if painting a bright red, it might take 4 coats. But if you buy a good
paint (high acrylic, Sherwin Williams SuperPaint, etc) it will usually go on
in one coat. That's expensive paint, but a lot cheaper than doing 2 coats.
ya know ive responded to your first post, now that ive read the rest, its
clear you dont paint and dont know anything about it. you're arguing about
primer than you're talking about 4 coats to get coverage?
stick to what you know.
Of course "clear" colors such as BRIGHT RED (like I said) will take 4 coats.
Using a primer is not going to change this, since you have to count those
coats. A primer does nothing for you that good paint doesn't do (unless
you're "sealing" bare drywall, sealing stains, etc.) You want a high solids
paint to "prime", so you might as well just use a paint with high solids to
begin with. And it's clear to me you've never used good paint.
Painting is a do-it-yourself job, but maybe that's me. Having empty
rooms makes it so much easier. I could do the job in a week, so with
the price quoted I'd be making $189,800 a year! A good canvas drop
cloth is about $50, brushes rollers pans $100, masking tape $5. You
could get four or five quotes to see what is fair, but check
references to ensure quality work. Contractors should agree to "No
pay" until the work is done to your satisfaction.
On 6 Jul 2004 16:48:03 -0700, email@example.com (Amy L.) wrote:
If the ceiling is in good shape and doesn't need much prep, the price
is very high. That job can be done with a roller very quickly. The
rest is hard to tell without seeing what needs to be done, but it
doesn't sound out of line. You need to get more quotes.
Thank you to everyone who has posted thier thoughts. For all the
questions that were asked here are some rough answers
 Primer is needed because some of the walls have some really deep
red colors and the new paint that will cover them will be light
colors. The contractor said in order to cover the other paint it will
need to be primed.
 I am unable to do the work myself, because of the short time frame
and for what its worth I am not a very good painter. So I was hoping
that the job would be professionaly done.
Again thank you very much for your time and input it is appreciated.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Amy L.) wrote in message
I was able to buy the paint wholesale because I have a friend that is
able to purchase the paint for cost. Through my friend I was able to
get the same paint that the contractor was going to use, but for
cheaper than what I was going to be charged from him.
email@example.com (m Ransley) wrote in message
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