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    Default Painting Estimate

    House is 2200 square feet and needs inside painted. Not sure how much area there is to paint, not sure how to measure or estimate cost? I need a local painter to give me a free estimate?

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    Default Re: Painting Estimate

    Ask trusted friends and family for leads to good painters, short of that you might try a paint supply house such as Sherwin Williams or Kelly Moore (there are others ). Don't go to the box store thinking you're going to get good products or leads. For lack of a better resource, open the phone book and call at least three paint contractors and get quotes. Very few contractors charge a fee to provide a bid, and this can be verified during the phone consult to set up an appointment.

    When choosing the bid, the highest bid is not necessarily the best, neither is the lowest. Make sure that each bid scope covers the same work with the same products. Pay attention to how the contractor interacts with you and how you feel about them during the onsite inspection and phone interviews and use this as the deciding factor when choosing which bid to go with.

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