i called ici to check up the price liao. dif btw 3in1 n wash n wear quite close. .pentalite n wash n wear dif by $10. i wil try ask for wash n wear instead.hehe id giv me bet one then i wil promote him more
hmm... d last time i check, pentalite costs $35 for 5litre paint and wash&wear costs $45-48 for 5litre paint.. price differs around $10+.. imagine if d painters use 10 x 5litres of paint... wash & wear is definitely a better choice. and for ceiling, most painters use cheaper paints like matex that costs less than $20 for 20litre paint.
ermm....if it is the same, why is there a difference in prices? just be firm n asked him to absorp the cost.Or tell him you pay the difference but then u have to let forummers know lah....that your ID "very nice" to let you change but have to top up only. I bet you he will change the better one FOC....when u say that.
most of ids do nt inform their clients exactly what kind of paint they use. in general, they will only say ICI paint... pentalite is definitely cheaper ($35 for 5l) and wash & wear ($45-48 for 5l).
for 4room flat, d painting fees is around $850-900 for basic paint. if want wash&wear, probably around $1k bah...
i tik is quite common for ids to let u choose colors fr tat 'one page' only which is usually the cheaper range (pentalite)....so pls check with ids if u wanna use the wash & wear or 3-in-1 range.....how much top up is required...
depending on d paint that u choose from d catalogue.. note that some of paints comes in gloss/matt paint. in terms of quality, ici wash n wear is d best and easier to wipe off any stain using a wet cloth.
i used pentalite and liked the classic look. my contractor recommend that too. it is cheaper but it is more appropriate for the texture of the walls. The wall is not a cloth to appear with silky look. this is my opinion. thanks for the feed back.
...yah, i like matt feel than glossier look as well...but is it difficult to clean if dirty (seems like wash n wear is easy to clean cuz by the name)...n wil it look obvious when touched up (read somewhere dat for some paint, when u do the touched-up, it reali look obvious and its better to paint the whole wall even when only a small portion needs touched-up)
dun think a $750 job will include d oil-base sealer. usually for new flats, u dun need d base coat (sealer).
for those old flats, if a spot is particularly yellowish (eg. burning of joss-sticks at altar), then d painters will usually give a coat of sealer to that wall/ceiling or unless some kind of plastering work were done to the walls, then d oil-base sealer is a must.
I used supreme 3 in 1, after painting, I can feel that the wall is smooth and nice. For darker tones, I think have to paint it a few more times for it to be more even. I chose that because its supposed to keep away lizards! Haha, as my hb hates lizards...
hi there ,
i have jus painted my house,this painters have done a good job and
responsible in their work.
after my renovation ,they still come back
to do the touch up for me(i requested),
i have heard fr fren that they have engage cheap painters from newspaper,
result ,lousy paint work,use cheap paint n no after sales services (espeically after fullpayment).
here my painter contact johnny 97306027
my new home i do the painting myself and with my hubby. very tiring..and i do the most painting..it does save abit of money, but if i have 2nd chance and got the $, i will get others to do, haha. Abit scare off by it..if urs is new home, do the painting before your furniture come in. empty house will be better
i think better leave to the professional,my fren
think it very romantic to paint thier love nest
wif their hand (like those hk movie)
,quess wat ,it ended wif quarrel n very tried hand ha ha ha..........
Quite unlikely you'll be able to save $1000 on painting alone unless you are over-quoted I think!
The funny thing about painting is that you need to have a pair of experienced hands to do a nice paintjob. Therefore, you need to paint fast or you can also say "chin chai" paint. For those who paints like a artist, you sure to encounter tear drop and other unexpected effects. Then the more you wanna cover it, the more swollen your headS are.
My suggestion is either to get a experienced painter and some bangala to help you (as in my case) or ask a few friends to enjoy the process with you.
I have (cockroach's relatives) contacts if anyone interested...just my girlfriend's sister's husband's brother.hahahaha!