Quick Paint Rate
Painting rates calculator software. Calculate painting rates for ceilings/bulkheads, walls, woodwork/trim, metalwork etc. For use when pricing bills of quantities or painting projects based on your own measure.Learn More
Painting and Decorating Quantity Surveyors. We measure and cost all types and sizes of commercial painting project as well as carrying out on-site re-measures and valuations.Learn More
Health & Safety Advisors
Providing health and safety advice for Painting Contractors. Help with CHAS, Constructionline, EXOR, Alcumus, SMAS etc. applications as well as Health and Safety Policies, Risk Assessment, Method Statements (RAMS) etc.Learn More
Estimating Training Courses
Providing specialist tendering and estimating training courses for Painting and Decorating Contractors: Learn how to measure and price medium to very large size painting contracts.Learn More
Digital Drawing Takeoff Software
Electronic drawing takeoff software. An Excel add-in giving you the power to takeoff your electronic drawings directly within any Microsoft Excel workbook including your own Excel spreadsheet templates.Learn More
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6th JUL 2021
If you are and don't already know or are new to the 'house bashing' game, be aware that on each plot you complete, 5% retention will be held back on your payment. So for every £100, the contractor will hold back £5.
Sounds OK? Well, here's the problem:
On many residential developments, half of this retention is released only upon practical completion of the LAST PLOT OF THE WHOLE DEVELOPMENT and quite often the other half
How to cost painting to NEW panelled stair balustrades (that look like Victorian panelling) that are covered with nail gun holes AND have gaps all around the beadings used to form the panels. So a lot of filling work to do.
21st MAY 2021
The problem here is how to allow for the high level of filling that’s required since it’s way above your ‘average’ amount of filling that you would allow for in a NEW timber surface.
So you need to use Quick Paint Rate in a slighly different way by calculating the rate NOT based on a new timber surface, but based on previously painted timber surface in very poor condition. By picking very poor condition, this will allow for a lot more preparatio
21st MAY 2021
It can always be difficult to decide what daily painter charge to base £/m2 and £/Lm painting rates on when pricing a project that involves ‘working away’.
Had this question from a painting contractor who uses Quick Paint Rate
Hope you find useful.
Painting Contractor Question:
‘Bit of a random one but what do you think I should be charging for labour
only for working away, also what do you think I should be paying my