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Nemika



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13/11/2008 14:07

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Hi,

can anyone help me i want to know what people think is the right price to paint the outside of a bungalow? does anyone have an idea?



thanks

nem



Skogsy


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13/11/2008 14:21

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Depends how big it is Nem.

Rough square meter as a guide would help.



Skogs



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i think it will ordepend a lot on what paint you use.

the cost of it.

we found that the cheeper stuff needed more coats, hence not cheeper in the long run.

less coats = less hrs to pay the workmen for.

also is the outside surfice sound or does that need work prepairing it.

no idea on a price?

are you paying for the whole job or providing the materials and paying daily wages?

there must be someone here who can do this for you, at a reasonable cost.



Nemika



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13/11/2008 14:30

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there is a bit of damage that needs fixing but not a lot. i would buy the paint just want someone to paint it. i dont know how big it is im no good with messurements its just a standard bungalow. i was qouted 1250 STG does any one think this is alot? please dont tell me this is a good price just for a bit of painting.



the butler


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13/11/2008 14:53

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Hi Nemika,



We have a 2 bed detached bungalow 100 square metres. I asked this question in the summer of a handyman I had employed to do some jobs. I was told not to pay any more than 500. Bungalows are easy to paint no going up and down ladders all the time, so can be done quite quickly. If you you get an english painter you may pay a little more, will you get a better job done? I don't know.



The Butlers wife.



Groucho



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13/11/2008 15:05

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Nemika



1250 YTL maybe... but I would have thought it best to negotiate an hourly or daily rate....



With the right rollers etc a bungalow should not take more than a couple of days...



1,250 seems very high



ROBnJO


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13/11/2008 15:50

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OH!...... I so don't want this to sound sexist,



but it reminds me of a woman who takes her car to a garage with a slight knocking noise, to be told,... " Well, luv,.. it's yer clutch plate what's delaminated, damaging yer gearbox and halfshafts,.. it's going to be at least 1500, and you shouldn't drive it till it's fixed,.. it's dangerous!"



When in reality it just needed a 10 exhaust bracket!





Option1: Get more quotes, go back to the people (politely) who quoted 1250, saying you feel they may have misunderstood the job as you have had alternative quotes for, say, 350, and could they please requote.



Option2: Find some grumpy old Brit expat to negotiate for you.



Option3: Find some grumpy old Brit expat to do it for you.



Option4: Do it yourself, it's good exercise! You'ld probably do it better than most men would!



Option5: Organise a 'paint-in' get some friends & neighbours round, lay on some food & drink, turn it into a fun day!





rob



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yes get some more quotes it does sound expensive.

find someone and pay them a daily rate.

we had some turkish workmen and were paying them 60ytl a day.

you have to keep behind them, but it gets the job done.



jamesb


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13/11/2008 16:50

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"just for a bit of painting."

If thats all it is why dont you do it yourself and save the money?



Jb



philnles


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Hi my trade in England was a painter and decorator,I would advise against a day rate,if the people you use have no job to go onto your job will drag on.Try and use someone who comes recomended,insist on dustsheets etc.If you have no joy I would be happy to give you a qoute. phillervy@hotmail.co.uk .Good luck.



Kibris


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Yes I too would advise against a daily rate, i made the mistake of employing a so called "friend' to do some work on my house, reckoned it would take him a week! 2 weeks later and it still was no where near done, and a crap job too....suffice to say the friendship did not last! Take my advice and get a price for the job!



stevie-d



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13/11/2008 17:32

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I had som painting done recently, by a turkish workman, he quoted me 80 YTL per day done the job in 2 days did a cracking job, gave him 250ytl.

stevie-d



markvpiazza


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I was thinking of doing our bungalow next year - I reckon I can do it in 2 days, as there's no glosswork and can do most of it from ground level.



UK price would be about 120 a day for a painter ( 3 days?) , and I reckon a max of 200 for paint, so that's 560 in UK money. Labour should be less than 1/2 price in the TRNC, so I reckon 400 is top money



1,250 is taking the p*%% big time



Mark



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13/11/2008 17:56

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yes steve

they usually do a good job just need a little supervision.

i usually provide lunch for them and a few scotch's at the end of the day.

they are over the moon.



bazray


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Hi. i would advise against a daily rate too, the best bet is to get a quote for the job to be finished to completion! i am a qualified painter and decorator with over 8 years experience in the industry! I would like to see the house so i could give you a quote but i am sure i could undercut the prices you have been quoted! Give me a call Nemika and we can discuss a time to arrange a viewing! Regards 05338759912



MUSIN M


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13/11/2008 17:58

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BANG ON STEVIE D



Nemika



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Thank god of that i thought i was being a tight wad. it is taking the pi** your right. i would do it my self but i have a baby and cant leave him any where to do it. and my husband works 6 days a week so he dont have time to do it. if any one has numbers for someone who can do it for me please pass them on as i dont want to be ripped off. a bungalow on my complex had theirs done last week it took the guys 2 days to finish its a lovely job but the people who own the house aint there and they guys to painted it were turkish so i could ask them.



nem



AlsancakJack



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13/11/2008 18:36

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Nemika

Phone Burcin on 05338487556 I have used him and so has my neighbour. May not be the cheapest but does a good job.

AJ



joandjelly


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We paid our builder 400 to do our bungalow and it took 3 men 2 days. They also did some crack filling and stained quite a bit of woodwork. They provided the paint etc. They had to use ladders (supplied by us obviously) and we also have a roof terrace.



bigears


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13/11/2008 20:40

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I painted our bungalow myself, had quotes 2 years ago of 1500 for labour only. Ours in 158 square meters, + double garage. I used Marshalls sandtex type and used 7 25 ltr tubs at approx 110 ytl, you cn get discount if you ask. We also had 1 tin of contrast, which is more expensive the darker the colour you want. took me a week at the begining of this year and 1 day this week for the garage. Sue - yes I am female and yes I did the painting hubby stood for me.



Nemika



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13/11/2008 21:22

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stevie d do you have these number do you think they could do mine?



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