My current house painting cost $1100 and another $200 for oil based sealer (because I did plastering). Although I only selected 2 colours for the whole house, managed to negotiate to paint some part of ceiling with wall paint rather than just matex.
The painters also applied sillicon to seal up fine gap between electrical trunking & wall.
I felt quite worth compared to my previous painting job.
my previous house, a new HDB flat. I also paid $1300 for whole house painting (unlimited colours) but I don't think they applied any sealer. After 1 year I noticed white dots behind the blue walls.
With reference to =[P.a.u.|.i.n.e]= contact dated 2nd may 2006.
I called up david @ 9238-1118 a month ago and requested for a quotation for painting my 5 rm flat in JW.
5 room ( new/ empty flat)
colours: 6 (Nippon or ICI)
For walls: one coat white + two coat colour
For all ceiling: one sealer coat + two coat white
I'm quite fussy and make sure they protect my floor tiles, parquet, skirting,switches. I also requested that they paint my door frame, main gate, aircon drain pipe & water pipe that is exposed in toilet.
The worksmanship is good and he even gave us advice on which colour combination is better. Friendly guy.
How did they do the painting at those edges around the door frame? Is it a nice straight line between the 2 colours on the door frame and wall? My painter workmanship is pretty poor. No clear cut line between the 2 colours! Sigh...
oh by the way....1 impt advice if u will heed it.....make sure u get ur contractor to apply sealant..before painting starts...also the sealant must dry properly (may take a few days..also depending how damp the weather...if u know what i mean).....otherwise....if the painting job is rushed....u will see patches of uneven colours after a while...
i learn this from 1 of our home and deco threads....later my contractor,Jason Sim (www.joyoushomedesign.com/) confirmed this theory with me and hubby....
the good part is.....he did the sealant thing for us....w/o us having to tell him....in fact after readin the thread..i became worried because painting is scheduled.....and i tot i didn't have enough time to tell him b4 painting starts...
because me and hubby went to see.....we tot it's 1 layer of painting done for now...scully it's sealant...a kind of "funny" smell though.......Jason confirmed with us..that is Sealant...it's like a base coat..
then ur paint will last longer..
i guess for the ladies...it's like applying ur base coat and let it dry before we apply a first coat of nail polish ,followed by a second coat ...ha
some unethical contractors...if u not aware or ignorant...they might skip this crucial step...coz basically it's all about $.....u will start seeing peeling sooner or later...
sorry for lengthy postings...i learnt alot from this home and decor thread...hope i have also returned some useful info to fellow forumers out there...
My contractor charges me $1.1k for EA (130sqm) but his grp of painters takes forever to finish the entire house. It's the 2 week now. Plus think not experience enough, used up paints very fast. Not sure if not enough paints have been purchased or they paint the house w/o mixing with something else.
Hi Kelvin (kelamel)..
I've bought the stuffs all, just need the labour.. Did ur fren's company workers do a gd job? How much for each worker? I need to paint my rooms and living room (walls & ceiling) - 3room flat.
I have just completed repainting my place and is very satisfied with the painters' work. Wanted to share with you my experience and hopefully, you guys can benefit from it.
I managed to get hold of this painting company after combing through the internet. Call the boss and he came down to view my place in order to quote. I asked him why he did not quote over the phone and he mentioned that it is better to view the place condition and give a final quote, rather than give a standard quote and then add this and that later on. Was impressed with his honesty. Though there was no referral (therefore don't know whether he's good), I decided to engage him for two reasons -
1. Price - my quote for my 110sqm flat was $1150 using Nippon Odourless/Easywash/Medifresh! It was for 4colours + 1 white (Matex for ceiling). Additional colours will be $25 - $50 depending on how much paint required. Quite cheap so I added addtional colours. Also, varnishing door is $30 each. I varnish my main door only. Think it's cheaper if you varnish all doors in your house. Anyway, total price came out to $1205. I initially was concerned that they may used lousy paint and put it in Nippon containers but he assured me that all paint comes new and I will need to check the paint first before they start.
2. Quality - I got a shock that he declined a deposit after I confirmed the job. He said that he will only accept payment after the job is done and when you are happy with it! He also provided 2 years warranty on his work. Actually, I decided to refer him to renotalk because he came down to my place today after i realised that one wall had some patches where the tones are darker due to different timing painting the wall. Call him yesterday and he came down today with one of his painter to repaint the whole wall without any charge!
Anyway, throughout the 3 days they were there, the painters were very professional and kept my place clean. When they move my furniture, they took good care not to damage anything. All floors were covered. They also used musking tape to protect switches, window grills etc. Ultimate is that they will dismantle the curtain rods, paint the celiing and then put the rods back!
At the end of the painting work, the boss will come down to inspect with you and ask the painters to touch up where required. The remaining paint will then be given back to you to keep as well, just in case
I think I cannot put his name and details here. As I am not very active in this forum, if you want his details, please email me at [email protected]