Decorating Customers Don’t Like You Finishing Early

By Anonymous


99% of decorating customers don’t like it when you finish early after grafting your backside off!! I’ve just completed an outside today which we also started this morning. 11 windows, 7 frames, 1 garage door and various bits of masonry. It was all going white. The windows needed a good sand back and 2 part filler on most of the windowsills.


One part of the masonry needed scraping back and stains sealed. All the work had I coat undercoat and one gloss finish. Most windowsills had to be primed with Zinsser cover stain.


Bear in mind there’s two of us. We got done for 3pm after starting at 7.15. The cheeky so-and-so of a client has asked for a discount because we completed in 1 day. The price was £550!! They supplied the Trade paint so my bill is just for labour.


I pointed out that if it would of taken us 2 days would she of been prepared to pay extra? Of course, she said “not at all”. This happens far too often in our trade that when you graft and earn your money clients hate it….

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