Fine Paints of Europe Saves You Money

Our clients have discovered that the true cost and value of a painted finish is determined by the number of years it will beautify and protect. Although our paints may first appear to be expensive, their annualized true cost is in fact much less than that of conventional domestic coatings. As a result of the fact that 90% of the cost of a typical paint job is labor, it is prudent to select a coating capable of providing fifteen years of beauty and protection.

Interior Painting Example

Painting a large living room measuring twenty feet square with an eight foot ceiling (930 square feet of painted surface). The existing finish is in sound condition.

Typical Contemporary Approach

Painting contractor applies two coats domestic latex wall paint.

Cost of Installation:

  • Paint: $200
  • Labor: $1,000
  • Total: $1,200
  • Anticipated life of finish: 4 years
  • Annualized cost of installation: $300.00
FPE Quality Alternative

Painting contractor applies EUROLUX Matte on walls and ceilings.

Cost of Installation:

  • Paint: $500
  • Labor: $1,000
  • Total: $1,500
  • Anticipated life of finish: 15 years
  • Annualized cost of installation: $100.00

Exterior Painting Example

Painting the exterior of a 3,000 square foot colonial home, previously painted with good quality domestic house paint over one coat of domestic oil primer. Wood is in sound condition, and there is no significant paint failure

Typical Contemporary Approach

Painting contractor applies one coat domestic waterborne primer followed by two coats nationally recognized premium quality acrylic housepaint.

Cost of Installation:

  • Primer/Paint: $700.00
  • Labor: $7,000
  • Total: $7,700
  • Anticipated life of finish: 7 years
  • Annualized cost of installation: $1,100.00
FPE Quality Alternative

Painting contractor applies one coat Fine Paints Oil Primer followed by two coats of ECO satin, an advanced waterborne formulation resistant to flaking and peeling. This system can easily provide twelve to fifteen years of service before repainting.

Cost of Installation:

  • Primer/Paint: $2,000
  • Labor: $7,000
  • Total: $9,000
  • Anticipated life of finish: 12 years
  • Annualized cost of installation: $750

Conclusion

Fine Paints of Europe saves money by providing a much lower annualized cost than conventional coatings. They also make life easier by dramatically extending intervals between paint jobs.

There is nothing more expensive than cheap paint.

Estimating Guidelines

The following examples are very useful in estimating materials cost when painting with Fine Paints of Europe® finishes. If you are planning on doing the work yourself, the only additional costs will be incidentals such as sandpaper, solvents, brushes, etc. If you are planning on using a professional painter, your labor factor with FPE paints will normally be the same or a bit more than that for conventional domestic coatings, and your overall cost including labor and paint will seldom increase more than 15%.

Doors

Wooden doors measuring 6’6″ x 3′; new or previously painted. Estimate based upon painting and priming 3 door sides.

Product
Unit
Size
Cost
Oil Primer/Undercoat (1 coat)
1
.75L
$50
Hollandlac Brilliant (2 coats)
1
.75L
$60
Total
$110
Kitchen Cabinets

35 linear feet of cabinets (2 1/2′ H); painting previously stained cabinets on both sides of the doors (200 sq. ft.).

Product
Unit
Size
Cost
Oil Primer/Undercoat (1 coat)
2
.75L
$100
Hollandlac Brilliant or Satin (2 coats)
1
2.5L
$160
Total
$260
Bedroom

10′ x 10′ (248 sq. ft.): 2 windows, 2 doors, 8′ ceiling.

Product
Unit
Size
Cost
Walls: Eurolux Matte (2 coats)
2
2.5L
$260
Ceiling: Eurolux Matte (2 coats)
1
2.5L
$130
Trim: Oil Primer/Undercoat (1 coat)
1
.75L
$50
Hollandlac Satin (2 coats)
2
.75L
$120
Total
$560
Living Room

15′ x 18′ (441 sq. ft.): 3 windows, set of French doors.

Product
Unit
Size
Cost
Walls: Eurolux Matte (2 coats)
3
2.5L
$390
Ceiling: Eurolux Matte (2 coats)
2
2.5L
$260
Trim: Oil Primer/Undercoat (2 coats)
1
.75L
$50
Hollandlac Brilliant (2 coats)
1
2.5L
$160
Total
$860