I told my cousin I would paint her house for $1500 total, which included the cost of materials, and I think I underbid it just a tad.
I didn’t realize how much the cost of paint has gone up as it has been about 15 years since leaving my painting company.
I used to get paint for $15 a gallon and now the same paint is almost $50 a gallon. I sound like one of those old timers who used to pay 15 cents for a loaf of bread. Anyways, I will finally finish painting the house tomorrow! Her HVAC system is the next thing on the list of things that I told her I would fix, but this time I will go to the local business that sells HVAC equipment and get a price for everything before telling her how much I can do it for. I am a certified HVAC specialist, along with being a painting contractor, so repairing or cleaning HVAC systems is quite easy for me. I haven’t done it in quite some time and I am hoping that the HVAC technology hasn’t changed so much that I don’t know how to fix it anymore. I think the last time I was working in the HVAC field was about 20 years ago, but I still have a lot of my HVAC tools, so I should be fine. I am going to renew my HVAC license first and then maybe do a few other repair jobs for some of my friends while I am here in the states for the next few months.