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: Mural on gym wall

01-17-2016, 11:18 AM
I'm wondering what method I should use to justify a $500 charge for painting a large school logo on their gym wall... Any suggestions??

01-18-2016, 10:25 AM
The "Do it Carefully" method. Welcome to the forum.

01-19-2016, 04:29 PM
Well of course... I'm thinking more along the lines of the bid. I hate charging an amount per hour, I am thinking more on the lines of per sq foot? $500 is pretty darn cheap I believe for a 10' x 10' logo/mural.

01-20-2016, 09:18 AM
Dunnit... There a many things you'll do that only you will ever see but they hafta pay for your time & effort - all of it. Handling the customers, dealing with design, prepping the design, prepping the wall, setting up work area, buying materials, gathering tools, transportation, fuel, doing the work, tearing down, cleaning area, cleaning tools, storing materials. After all that you need enuff profit for it to be worthy. Don't be shy or they'll detect it & act upon it. Be straight, explain & smile while holding yer own. If they don't accept at least YOU are not getting screwed, ok? Like th' guy in Roadhouse said, "Always smile."

01-20-2016, 09:34 AM
Remember to imply in some way that you know $500 is cheap, I'd say. You know a sort of "Well, since it's for a school, I'll say $500. I'm all for education." kind of approach. Like you're doing them a favour. Which you are at that price for that work!

01-20-2016, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the input. I see were you were coming from and also understand it is the worst thing in the world for an artist to put a price on something like this. Funny thing, I am a teacher at the school so, I really do feel like I need to do this as a favor also. I am probably going to find out the square footage and justify the price per square foot, then there is a number to look at.

02-27-2016, 10:50 PM
If it makes you feel any better I'd ask $1,00... and I usually ask what I get. The only thing you need to justify the price is confidence and that they will love it and pay happily.

02-27-2016, 10:50 PM
oops, that was $1,000