How to prepare for your interior painting estimate

exterior estimate checklist

“It’s all in the Prep” for your interior paint estimate appointment

Getting an estimate for any type of construction project can be a daunting task. From making phone calls or emails, scheduling contractors to come and view your project, to actually receiving the quotes….it’s a lot of work. This is why we have created this page to help you to get the most out of your scheduled interior painting estimate with Painting Oregon. The more you know and understand about your project before we arrive the quicker we can provide you with your pricing. Interior projects are sometimes the smallest of spaces with the most details. Understanding what you absolutely want professionally painted and what you could do yourself is great to know before we start a job walk. Download our free interior project scope sheet below to provide to your painting contractors estimating your project.  By taking the time to fill this out prior to your appointments your estimators and contractors will be grateful, but most importantly you will receive quotes that have been factored using all of the same information.  As our saying goes “It’s all in the Prep” and this applies before you even receive your first quote.

Follow this guide to make sure your not wasting time with contractors and appointments:

Step 1: Ask the right questions on the phone or email when contacting and scheduling your paint estimates.

Download our 10 Questions to ask your painting contractor list.

Step 2: Create a scope sheet to assure the painters that are quoting your project are bidding on the same level of prep, quality of paint, line items, and any other project specific items you may have.

Download this scope sheet to help you get started.

Step 3: Compare your quotes. Is there a description of the prep that will be done? Has the painting contractor followed your scope sheet and project requests? Are there quotes that are very low or very high? Dig in and do some research to learn what kind of prep the company will be doing on your project. Don’t settle for a quote that looks like an invoice. Get more details from the start. Typically, when a contract or quote is vague from the start it only continues through to the project. Create a grading scale for your paint quotes.


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