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Guys and Girls,

I am looking for someone to come into my house, move all the furniture out from a combo LR DR to a PODS, sand the floors, refinish, and paint the walls/ceiling. Then put all my furniture back. In and out in a week or less.

The rooms are 10*12 and 13*13 with no wall between.

So, my questions are:

What's a SWAG on how much that might cost me (Silver Spring), and,

Do you have any recommendations for someone to do the job?

Thanks!
David
 

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Guys and Girls,

I am looking for someone to come into my house, move all the furniture out from a combo LR DR to a PODS, sand the floors, refinish, and paint the walls/ceiling. Then put all my furniture back. In and out in a week or less.

The rooms are 10*12 and 13*13 with no wall between.

So, my questions are:

What's a SWAG on how much that might cost me (Silver Spring), and,

Do you have any recommendations for someone to do the job?

Thanks!
David
David - Not meaning to sound smart but why would you not do this yourself? About as simple as it gets. I apologize in advance if you are disabled. Jim
 

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There is a small up-start contractor that is very particular that may suit your needs.

Chesapeake Contracting LLC
(442) 926-2067
Steve Pumphrey

Cost...Who knows.
 

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Jim,

I am partially disabled as a result of a tree accident 2.5 years ago, but I am even more do-it-yourself disabled.

Over the years I have taken on a number of projects, and by the time I got finished I could have had it done better, cheaper, and faster by going with a pro from the beginning.:eek:

If I could find someone to move the furniture out and do the floors I don't mind doing the painting.

But, I know my limits, and that's a sign of maturity!:rolleyes: About the only sign of maturity I show, according to my wife and children...:yes:

David
 

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I was very wrong. Best of luck with your search.
 

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cost of pod $ 500? one call by you to find out
wall prep three rooms $ 400 as long as no real problems
furniture out and back in $ 600
paint and painting material $ 600 labor $ 2200 - 2500
floor finishing and shoe moulding $ 1800 - 2400 + -



Total at high end $ 7000


get hooked up with good guys offer cash and buy all material

knock off 25% pretty quick


no matter what the project they all add up to two things : material labor

don't be afraid to ask a reputable guy how many man days he thinks per task and what a fair man day costs on the books and off the books buy quality paint and finish material costs are what they are. If you accept financial burden for that upfront no markups should be applied
 

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I'm still trying to figure out how you sand & finish floor/prep and paint walls and move everything in/out in less than a week..

Good luck
 

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---- Q-"But, I know my limits, and that's a sign of maturity! About the only sign of maturity I show, according to my wife and children..."Q

--David, A Mature Man , Indeed !!--Where are ya Located?--
 

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Q"But, I know my limits, and that's a sign of maturity! About the only sign of maturity I show, according to my wife and children...Q

--David --A Mature man indeed--Where are ya located ?--Thats where a Subscription Helps with at least a Location in the Profile & the PM Feature--geo.
 

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Attention Todays Couch potatoes--

Get a " Capital" paper & read the OUR Bay section--" Save the Bay Move Away"
 

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The painting should be roughly $275-350 per room with you buying the primer and paint.

One tip: Buy the best paint-figure $22-27 per gallon and insist on two coats for the walls.It does not cost much more for a second coat but really pays off in the long haul.

Don't give more then 10% up front and be sure to put in writing the day you want ALL the work 100% complete.If they are late-take 10% for each day.This should ensure being done on time ;-).
 

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If you decide that you might want to explore the DIY angle- just send me a PM. I will be happy to come over, and help you out. You can get some experience, and I can make sure that you dont get things too screwy:D, and you can save LOTS. And still be out in a week. Two rooms, and a ceiling is a one day job for paint (assuming that walls are already painted, and there is little/no drywall repair work to be done). Floors- rent a drum sander, and a palm sander (if you dont already own one)- sand day one (drum sander on main floor, palm on corners), first things day two- vacuum, and wipe floors, immediately followed by urethane application. Day 4 install molding. Done, and moving your furniture back in before wifey gets home. Day 5 fishing! Good luck- and let me know if I can help!
 

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Skip,

Roger on buying the good stuff first! I don't really mind doing the painting. I've done 3 house exteriors and even more interiors. But I'd rather go fishing...

Tim,

The only two parts I absolutely cannot do myself are moving the furniture (let me tell you about MY broken ankle some day!) and the floor. Can't do the furniture due to physical limitations, and I have been told by more than one person that I should not even think about doing the floor without experience. Have you done many floors before?

I do appreciate your offer of help , tho!

What motor in your Wildcat?

David
 
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