How much to paint the wood on a house?

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  • How much to paint the wood on a house?
  • eltonerino
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    Please excuse another decoratory/estimatey thread…

    How much would it cost roughly to get the wood (windows, doors, soffits, fascias etc.) painted on the outside of a good sized 4 bed house? The wood is completely back to the wood in places, it looks like it hasn’t been done since 1997 (when that house was built).

    We’ve been quoted £900 which is in the ballpark (high side) for what I was thinking and a bout £300 more than the Mrs was thinking.

    How much do you think it would cost?

    Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    The bloke who does mine charges £200 per day (that’s for two of them) plus paint. No idea how long it would take to paint yours but £900 sounds OK

    Make sure they don’t want to use scaffolding rather than ladders otherwise the cost will rocket

    Premier Icon chorlton
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    Sounds about right. By what you’ve said it’ll need quite a bit of prep. The bare wood will need 3 coats.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    My first thought was £1k

    Make sure they don’t want to use scaffolding rather than ladders otherwise the cost will rocket

    Never mind their safety though 🙄

    Make sure they don’t want to use scaffolding rather than ladders otherwise the cost will rocket

    A tower is only about a hundred quid a week.
    Hardly rocketing.

    eltonerino
    Member

    Thanks, it seems like a good quote.

    How long is a piece of string? There is a lot of messing about working from a ladder or tower, £ 900 is very cheap. If the painter is on £500 a week then that’s only a week and a halfs work with materials and so on.
    It would take at least a fortnight just to give everything a quick once over.
    At that price I would take his hand off!

    rene59
    Member

    Make sure they don’t want to use scaffolding rather than ladders otherwise the cost will rocket

    Fud.

    At that price I would take his hand off!

    +1

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