Having just completed 2 maintenance jobs for a client in a block of flats I have been asked to price up some more work of other people.
This one is taxing my little brain.
Sliding sash windows, internal painting only. Top sash fixed closed.
Owner says they haven’t done anything to them in 20 years - it looks like it!
There is some minor repair work to do, this isn’t the issue.
Costing up the painting is where I’m stuck, not having done windows this big or awkward before.
Top of windows is 3m from the floor, the framing runs to the floor, the bottom of window is approx 0.8m from floor. 1.2m wide (overall inc framing 1.4m). Simple 2 pane horizontal split to each sash (not much mullion painting ). The framing width (i.e from the sash itself to the wall) is approx 20cm, it’s decorative Georgian style moulding, so brush work only.
My instinct is saying 8 hours per window, prep, prime/undercoat, 2 top coats. 2-3 hours to strip back (very flaky existing paint) fill (where needed) & mask then the remaining 4-5 hours or so to paint, 1 coat primer/undercoat & 2 top coats. Will be using quick drying paints.
There are 5 windows in total, 2 windows in 2 rooms, 1 in another room.
Lots of high level work is going to increase work time right???
Client is saying “we’re thinking of selling and think it is wise to tidy them up a bit”. I wonder if they are saying this for a cheapo job.