The 2019 rates for this house painter is $62.50/hr + gst with a min charge of $500 + gst for labour. Cost of paint is extra. Your quote will list max hours for each area. If your job takes longer than the quoted time, you don't pay more.
Example 1: Let's say 2 hours were quoted for a bedroom but only took 1 hr. The charge would $62.50 + gst + paint.
Example 2: Let's say 2 hours were quoted for the bedroom but took 3 hours. Charge would be 2 x $62.50 + gst + paint. Labour is capped at 2 hours.
2 coats on walls in a master bedroom is often 2-4hrs. 2 coats on walls in a washroom is often 2-4hrs. Spraying 2 coats on a 1200 square foot of ceiling is about 4hrs. Stairwell walls 1 level 2 coats takes about 4-6 hours.
If you prefer a flat labour quote then the most forecasted hours will be used for the flat quote.
Valois Painting operates in the $500 - $10000 range for home interior painting in Langley and Surrey BC. $4000 seems to be the average job. The invoice amount will be the total labour plus 5% gst and plus the total of all the receipts from the paint store. You get the paint store contractor discount! Paint can range from $20/gal to $85/gal depending on brand and manufacturer that you select. Most of the total price variability will be from paint purchases. If you specify a brand of paint, you will get a more accurate quote.
July and August are generally the most expensive time for interior painting. Cheapest time for interior painting seems to be January to March. If on a budget check out Cost Saving Tips. Offers considered. Example, "Can you paint my living room for $300?"
Painting companies generally don't publish rates to make it difficult for competitors to quote and to reduce formation of new companies.
Pricing is Based on a Collection of Competitor Quotes
Valois Painting collects competitor quotations. Feel free to give me all your quotations before or after hiring me or after hiring the competition. Collected quotations are used to keep pricing on track.
Painting prices depend on many variables
- amount of cleaning required
- taking stuff apart such as removing door knobs, locks, light fixtures
- masking and taping time
- amount of drywall repairs
- confined spaces
- gas rates
- business expenses
- cost of paint
- job location
- job difficulty
- job quality level
- toxicity level
- if extended hours, shift hours or weekend work required
- ceiling height
- if boom lift required
- risk of damage or injury
- competition rates
- if temperature above 22C
- time of year
- demand for painting
- number of coats which depends on degree of colour change
- if working too close to delicates, furniture, clutter
- if site very active with trades
- if working for a contractor