Hello guys, I have a very good business in Reglazing Bathtubs,Tile etc. And I would like to open a painting business as well. The only problem is I don’t know how to bid a job. I don’t even know how to paint etc. But I do got some guys who claim they do. It would be a nice extra income. Can you please give me some pointers am in the Ny area. Thanx.
In order to bid a paint job you should know how to do the job. This way you will know how long it should take, what needs to be done, etc. In this case you will need to rely on the experience of others.
Start slow and track each job; hours, materials (all materials), gas, plus any tools purchased. This will form a basis for knowing what the profit should be for future jobs and if adjustments need to be made. It will take a while to get used to each job's profit margin and if your estimators do a good job it should be easy to expand, if the market is there.