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Painter quote query - is this reasonable?

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Jem01 Tue 20-Dec-16 17:05:50

A painter has quoted us to paint some rooms in our house, a 3 bed victorian so high ceilings and fairly large rooms. To paint the living room, hallway (upstairs & downstairs) two double bedrooms and a very small bathroom they have said it will take 4 weeks. A week to do each room and then lastly the hallway and bathroom. I can't believe it will take a month to do this! Does that seem reasonable? Or am I not being realistic?

I have a 3 month old and not looking forward to the disruption this will cause us (currently on mat leave). Feeling totally clueless!confused

PurpleDaisies Tue 20-Dec-16 17:09:45

No, that doesn't sound reasonable. Based on painting work we've had done before that sounds like a two week job at the very most. I'd get other quotes.

Jem01 Tue 20-Dec-16 18:57:37

Thanks purpledaisies I do think it sounds too long. I'm going to look for other quotes.

Bigbongos123 Tue 20-Dec-16 20:27:47

They either don't want the job or are complete chancers.

We pay 120 per day. High ceilings and a difficult layout meaning the landing is particuarly tricky.

He's done one bedroom, stairs/landing that spans five floors, and a living room, including all woodwork, wallpapering and prep in 5 days.

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