Help Me Price My First Painting Job
March 31, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
How much do I charge to paint two small rooms for a friend?
posted by xingcat to home & garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an avid amateur decorator, and I love to share my efforts on Flickr and Facebook, as well as have friends stop by my apartment to see the transformations I've made in the little spaces I call home.
Recently, friends have asked if they can hire me to paint their rooms, from picking out colors through the finish work. I know that professional painters can vary in price, but I honestly have no earthly idea how much to charge. I want to be reasonable, but make the time and effort worthwhile for me, while not pricing my friends out of getting some pretty rooms.
My first job starts this week, where I'll see the space of a friend who wants me to paint a small powder room and her daughter's old bedroom. From what she's told me, neither room is too large. I live in the Boston area, so anyone who has any rates from around here would be helpful.