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Quoting and Estimating

Many painters make the mistake that the lowest quote will always win. This is simply not true, and is not how professional painters operate.

First, you need to have a consistent system in place to help you quote accurately. You may like to purchase professional estimating software, or design your own. You could use an estimating guide to help you develop one. The My Paint Costing Guide has been developed to help you quote using square metre rates.
You also need to create documents to help you create quotes:
Download a Free Quote Template
To quote and estimate off plans and tenders involves plan reading skills, and a knowledge of how to calculate your hourly rate, and overheads.
To learn how to calculate professionally, complete our on-line Estimating and Quoting Course.