A couple of days ago, we got a quote for spackling three rooms: living room, dining room and kitchen. It was $4000 for two coats of spackle and sanding. Needless to say, we continued looking for spacklers.
Yesterday, we got a quote of $1500 for spackling the entire house with two coats of spackle and sanding. The spackler said it will be “paint ready.” We will buy the joint compound.
When it gets to the painting phase, John is an excellent painter, very meticulous and does a great job. He actually likes doing it. We have never had any intention of hiring painters.
About the arborvitae. The arborvitae we chose, we have had in the past. We like it. In fact, we love it.