What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Generally I bid a job based on size and how complex it is. Is the wall over 8 feet high? How many colors in the faux will we use. Imagine a painter covering your wall three or four times by hand with 2 to 4 inch brushes. I try to give flat price for either a faux or mural to end any guess work. If the customer insists on hourly pay, the rate is $70 per hour. If allowed, I will paint all day and well into the evening to get the job finished as quickly as possible for you.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have painted creatively since before I can remember. Art was the only class I truly cared about and had a passion for in school.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Faux Finishes, Murals and Artwork to match existing colors and furniture.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a Faux in a really old victorian in Baraboo and the plaster was falling off the walls and it was a mess. I fixed it all up and gave it a nice paint job and it looked great.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please understand that specialty painters are limited in number and everyones style is different.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Specialty painting is a technical specialty. It is not easy and costs money. I dont overcharge. Many people have tried to get me to paint for next to nothing. I dont come with a roller or sprayer and one color and leave. I love creating these walls that I hope the owner never paints again.