House Painting Costs in Langley/Surrey BC
Valois Painting Rates
The 2019 rates for this interior house painter is $79/hr (gst included) with a ~6 hour min charge for labour in Surrey BC and Langley BC. Cost of paint is extra.
The labour cost is capped at the quoted number of hours. For example: Say 80 hours is quoted and then the job goes over 80 hours then your bill will be for 80 hours plus whatever the paint store charged for paint. If the job is going faster than expected, you will be billed for less hours.
2 coats on walls in a master bedroom is often 2-4hrs. 2 coats on walls in a washroom is often 2-4hrs. Spraying 2 coats on a 1200 square foot of ceiling is about 4hrs. Stairwell walls 1 level 2 coats takes about 4-6 hours.
If you prefer a flat labour quote then the most forecasted hours will be used for the flat quote.
Valois Painting operates in the $500 - $10000 range for home interior painting in Langley and Surrey BC. $4000 seems to be the average job. The invoice amount will be the total labour plus the total of all the receipts from the paint store. You get the paint store contractor discount! Paint can range from $20/gal to $85/gal depending on brand and manufacturer that you select. Most of the total price variability will be from paint purchases. If you specify a brand of paint, you will get a more accurate quote.
Pricing is Based on a Collection of Competitor Quotes
Valois Painting collects competitor quotations. Feel free to give me all your quotations before or after hiring me or after hiring the competition. Collected quotations are used to keep pricing on track.
Painting Prices Depend on Many Variables
- amount of cleaning required
- taking stuff apart such as removing door knobs, locks, light fixtures
- masking and taping time
- amount of drywall repairs
- confined spaces
- gas rates
- business expenses
- cost of paint
- job location
- job difficulty
- job quality level
- toxicity level
- if extended hours, shift hours or weekend work required
- ceiling height
- if boom lift required
- risk of damage or injury
- competition rates
- if temperature above 22C
- time of year
- demand for painting
- number of coats which depends on degree of colour change
- if working too close to delicates, furniture, clutter
- if site very active with trades
- if working for a contractor
How to Save Money on House Painting
July and August are generally the most expensive time for interior painting. Cheapest time for interior painting seems to be January to March. If on a budget check out Cost Saving Tips. Offers considered. Example, "Can you paint my living room for $300?"
Painting companies generally don't publish rates to make it difficult for competitors to quote, reduces formation of new companies and to charge whatever depending on the demand.