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Re: stencil question


From: wendy sauls (wsauls_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 22 2001 - 10:42:02 PDT

i've had this quandary before, too -

some suggestions:

- call around to some paint/home decorating shops and try to find out how
much THEY charge (you will probably be amazed!)

- after you've figured out the time, cost of materials, etc. like others
have said, DOUBLE it. remember, you can always negotiate and come down on
your price but you can never go up!

i'm not at all trying to say you should take anyone to the cleaners or rip
them off, but in my experience we often undervalue ourselves tremendously.
i did some decorative painting for a student's mom and charged $100; as i
was working she told me how lucky she was to be getting such a deal - the
last person, someone she'd hired through an interior design studio, who did
a lot less than what i did, she paid $300! "gulp!" i said! a good lesson,
tho -

hope this is helpful!

:) wendy

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: stencil question

> Stencil Question: Good question, how long to you think it will take
> realistically? How much an hour would you at least like to make. Perhaps
> you can figure it out that way. I have done this kind of work before and
> this is how I figured it out. K
> ---