Not quite the right forum since this is for period properties but can’t see anywhere more appropriate so excuse the intrusion
I am putting costs together for a job that is going to involve decorating from scratch 5 large rooms that are newly finished - i.e bare wood and plaster everywhere.
Normally for a straight forward redec I would allow a couple of days per room. However, these will all need misting and at least three coats on that (customer F&B fan and I wouldn’t risk less than three with that). Wood will need spot, prime and two coats.
So I am now thinking 3 days per room is more realistic and given that there are 6 rooms I will be able to work across them at the same time to be efficient.
I don’t think money is an object with this customer, especially as she is asking when I can start without even knowing what I am charging! But even so I don’t want to go mad with it and over-quote.
Does everyone think a 3 day per room costing is sensible here or am I going to struggle to get it all done in that time bearing in mind all the priming?
I guess I am looking for someone to say 'hey yes go for it - posh customer with money to burn" Maybe I need to cost for 20 days to be on the safe side