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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:27 am 
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Bom Dia Ashley,

Many thanks for the reply.

The price you have paid is what I would expect to pay for a good quality job with good quality paint.
I assume the tradesmen cleaned and prepared that walls, and then applied at least two coats?
There is the cost of the scaffold if they have rented it.

If you are happy with the end result then I think you have got a good deal.
Would you recommend the painters to me if I was to ask in a few months time? That is the real test of customer satisfaction.

We accept the ex pat tariff practice. As long as it is not over the top. Any quotes that were silly would mean they would not get the work.

I would find another way.

I shall go and view your blog now, we will need as much advice as we can get over the next year.

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Stephen


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:12 pm 
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stephenwonders wrote:

If you are happy with the end result then I think you have got a good deal.
Would you recommend the painters to me if I was to ask in a few months time?
I sure would as I was unable to fault them. Clean, tidy, paint applied as recommended including a second coat.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Really interested in this. We're totally new to this game, just purchased an 180 sq metre villa in Carvoeiro on an 1100 sq metre plot. Master bed upstairs with a good sized (50 sq m) balcony, otherwise all on one floor.

The exterior paint is OK but just a little tired, the interior is immaculate and we are looking at rental over the peak summer period with the Villa pitched at a reasonable quality level - so an exterior repaint is part of the plan. No major works, just rubbing down, filling and then an undercoat and a couple of coats of (preferably) CIN or similar quality paint.

An initial quote has come in just at just north of €4000 which seems eye-wateringly expensive. I was thinking €2K should cover this, or am I being naive ??


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:39 pm 
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bkmoff wrote:

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> An initial quote has come in just at just north of €4000 which seems
> eye-wateringly expensive. I was thinking €2K should cover this, or am I
> being naive ??
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Price depends to some extend on where the recommendation came from and what car value you have in the driveway along with honesty and area. I'm in 5 bedrooms over 2 floors and excluding paint, paid 1500 for 4 sides. 3 coats to 2 sides and 2 to the other two. The front elevation was in a poor state and the works required scaffolding, some repairs and a good cleaning. I wanted to keep the traditional look so it's white with yellow edges, that added to the time involved. I was told later, the price was too high by others. The paint added about another 1100 or so. See here https://expatinportugal.com/painting-the-house/ for the full story on the job along with images. Don't go cheap on paint quality.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Thanks for that - so I'm guessing €2500 might be a reasonable figure all in. We are currently busy in the UK downsizing/moving our UK property but we're hoping to get back over to the Algarve in 3 weeks or so.

Plan then will be to hunt around for some other quotes face to face rather than the dicey business of accepting quotes unseen from the other end of Europe. Paint we've been recommended (by many) is CIN which I believe is reasonably upmarket and durable.

Get your point re the car in the drive, we drove down in our 4x4 last month but this time we'll rent a poverty spec hatch from Faro....


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:57 am 
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Useful reflections.
I may need my house re painting by next year - so can you say, approx: how many men for how many days worked on your house for what total price ( labour only, excl. paint costs ) please ?.

Glad you kept the yellow detailing : this is one of the features of traditional Portuguese houses that I think look just right. I sometimes wonder where that style came from in the first place - anyone know ? It seems to me to be part of a Portuguese version of 'art de'co' ? Dating from houses built in the 1930s and after ?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Rhys. The cost will vary greatly I'm sure. If you see my property here, https://expatinportugal.com/painting-the-house/ , perhaps you can compare size between yours and mine. I'm detached with 5 large bedrooms to give you an idea. A high property also and the detail may have added to the cost but I think not.

Cost, 1500 excluding paint I think, see original post by me, the cost is there if I remember, but anyway, including the scaffolding erection and removal. Two people, father and son with the house jet washed first and some repairs done to the front rendering. A primer was also applied to the front as it was bad. Three days work and all windows and doors were masked first. I'm lead to believe the price was high by some others.

Another quote I was given was at 1000 euros. It was not his trade but was of the people that undertook the job. Yes, I wanted the house to look traditional it's one of the things I like about some Portuguese properties.

Shortly, I'll add some ceramic pictures to the rear. I'm looking forward to doing that I love them. Perhaps even a stone water font (spelling not sure) to the front and a bench on my land opposite for passer by pedestrians to sit on as I'm on a small lane.

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