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*How Much Would You Charge?*

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by WebsterUno, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    Some guy is asking me to paint an 8' (8 foot)
    ball, to look like earth, from outer space view.
    Its this big ass globe, Ill load up the pix shortly.
    He wants me to paint it. I am, but he is asking
    me how much I will charge him. I dont want to
    ask for too much, but I dont want to get too little.
    I was thinking about having him pay me in paint,

    Any of you ever done a job like this?
    What would you charge? Whats fair?
    Ill show you guys the ball...its BIG!
    Also, he is going to use it for this large
    contraption at the Burning Man festival
    that is coming up.

    Thanx in advance
  2. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    i charge sixty dollars an hour plus supplie costs.

    although we did a bar....45-15 foot full detail mural and charged six hund plus beer.

    the biz owner called a pro muralist out the book and came back with a quote for five g's.

    we ended up making about seventy a day for painting all day and our names ran on the street till the bar closed down.
  3. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,472 Likes Received: 200
    think of all the fun you could have with an 8' ball......the possibilitys are limitless
  4. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    one hundred billion dollars.

    I don't know that is a rather big surface (like 200 feet of total surface big)

    The best bet would to be paid in paint, unless your eye is on other items.
  5. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    I'd charge by the hour like olds said. How detailed is he wanting it?
  6. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    id say ask for 100 and hour but settle for no less than fifty.

    painting a globe like that has got to be a giant pain in the ass.

    or better yet, call artists out the book and see what they qoute you and base it on that....

    to do it in aerosol take you what....3 hours four hours?
    plus the shading and the detailing. its meticulous work....worth fifty and hour for the time and effort for a job well done.

    and if you got money to blow on a giant burning man contraption...prolly got money todrop on a job well done.
  7. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    tell him you want something rediculous like $1000 to do the job. Then when he says i cant afford that, ask him along what lines he was thinking and then draw your own conclusions as to whether you will be getting fucked or not.
  8. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    i am going to say do it for free and let the owner supply the paint for you.

    do it for free. let the owner supply the paint for you.
  9. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    The guy wants to make it a ride of
    some sort for people. The person goes into
    the ball, while the ball is spinning, the
    contraption will go up and down.
    This dude is an old engineer. A lil eccentric,
    but smart! Thats him in the flame suit.

    So, what do you think is a fair price?



  10. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    no less than two hundred.
  11. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    have him supply the paint, and charge him 350 US dollars for doing it.
  12. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    I was going to do it for free.
    Then keep whatever paint was left over.

    He wants it to look like the view from outer space.
    So, not too detailed, but he also wants the clouds
    on it, so slightly detailed.
  13. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    fuck THAT! it's gonna take all of one can each of four or five colors... hahaha, your suggestion has my stomache making gas.

  14. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    yeah, I thought about doing the job for free..
    but then I seen how big it was, and what his
    intentions are. Like Old said, if he has money to
    spend on Burning Man, and this contraption,
    then he should be able to compensate me for
    a lil work, no? I have to prime it this weekend,
    and next weekend, I will be painting it.

    I want to give him a fair price.
  15. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
    $250 bucks sounds fair and he should pay for the paint. double what your estimated time of completion is and you'll prolly come closer to how long it will really take.