Are you any good at making budgets? Me? Not so much. I do intend to spend thriftily and try to get the maximum of whatever I can spend but so far I have been unsuccessful. This summer for instance, I am going to get my drawing room painted. It is looking a little drab and I wanted to add a nice splash of colour to brighten it up. But getting a room painted is not easy as it sounds.
First you need to decide what kind of paint you want to opt for, then go and hire somebody whose work is fabulous, get a quotation, bargain, bargain again and finally settle down. Many a time, you end up spending more than required simply because the painter decides to take you for a ride.
This is where Asian Paints has decided to intervene. By creating a set of wonderful tools that will help you get a realistic estimate before you approach anyone else. What’s more! You don’t even have to go on the look out for professionals anymore. Just call them up and they will be happy to recommend someone in your locality.
Now you must be excited to know more about the tools I have mentioned. Here you go. I made a realistic estimate on the basis of my apartment.
Once you are on the page, you can choose which surface you are going to paint. I was going to paint my drawing room and therefore chose ‘exteriors’.
Next I chose the option ‘repainting’
Now in the third step you have to be really careful. If you don’t know the exact dimensions of your room then it is best to opt for an approximate number and that is exactly what I did!
The fourth step was my favourite! I got to choose between the various kinds of paints that Asian Paints has.
I finally decided to opt for the Luxury emulsion
Once I selected it, I was immediately given an approximate budget not including the labour costs. Besides this I could also contact the nearest dealer or get help from their customer service executive. So without even breaking a sweat, I sat in the comfort of my bedroom and got a budget estimation in minutes!
I love this tool by Asian Paints. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below J
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