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In general. contractor cost for having the building painted


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Old 08-08-22, 05:35 PM
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In general. contractor cost for having the building painted

I am in the process of painting the foundation and interior of this multifamily. However I am out of my league in terms of grinding/scraping and painting the rest of the exterior of this tall wooden building myself. My question before I obtain estimates from painting contractors - over the last few years have the costs gone significantly higher?
 

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08-09-22, 02:49 AM
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Both labor and material costs have gone up although labor costs can vary significantly from one region to another. As always it's best to get 3 or more estimates.
 
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Both labor and material costs have gone up although labor costs can vary significantly from one region to another. As always it's best to get 3 or more estimates.
 
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over the last few years have the costs gone significantly higher?
I would have to ask where have you been recently, what hasn't gone up significantly!

​​​​​​​Definitely a time the DIY mantra becomes the norm!
 
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3 estimates later, pricing is only about 20% higher than it was 16 years ago when it was last done. Whew!

Thanks for your input.

Dave
 
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How best to manage/prepare nails in the clapboard. See closeup pictures.

Hi All,

I will be painting the garage - this I can do. Similar clapboard siding to house. Also last time painted by a contractor - 16 years ago. Questions about the nails and how best to process them before painting. Nails are 2"

For the nails rusting through, and there are a lot of them, what is the best way to prepare them before I prime and paint?



For the nails pulling out all by themselves, I am thinking of switching in a longer and thicker nail as there presently is no friction there to speak of to hold the existing nail in place.


How best to manage these? Previously covered over and since degraded.


Thank you!
Dave
 
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The nails you replace might be better to nail them up/down an inch so it's new wood you are nailing into. Then just caulk or putty the old holes.
Using an oil base primer over the rusty nails is bare minimum. IMO it's best to counter sink them and then use painter's putty or window glazing over top of them. That will make it harder for any rust to come thru the paint.
 
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Very helpful Marksr!

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