What Does a Good Estimate Look Like?When getting an estimate for painting make sure you’re getting a price from all bidders that is "apples to apples". Many times I have seen other painter’s bids and they’re very incomplete. Basically just a couple of sentences and a price number to paint your home or building.
Make sure there is a detailed scope of work, from power washing the property to prepping, and painting. Have a contractor list the paint brand and type of products being used in their bid. Make sure a submitted proposal has the number of coats being applied. What method of application will be used to paint your property? Will it be just sprayed or will there be back rolling used? Will there be no spraying, just brushing and rolling? How will your property be protected? Most importantly, make sure if you’re getting multiple bids that you give each contractor the same information about what you want and you have everyone bid the same scope. This is fair to the contractors and protects you as the customer if they make mistakes on the bid.
Always confirm contractors insurance and license number. Always read every proposal very carefully; if the bid lacks details the work will likely lack quality as well.