Painter vs General Laborer (College Students)

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I have some college students asking me for side work. I was considering using them to paint the interior of a 3/1.5 SFR rental. Any concerns with using them? I have estimates for $2,200 and $2,450 for painting walls, ceiling, trim, doors and materials. I think I could save $1,000. Thoughts?

The biggest risk is that they likely don't have insurance. Up to you if you're willing to accept that risk or not. Interior painting is generally low-risk, but with college kids, who knows.

I would see if they have any past experience, if its their first time painting something, it might be worth the extra grand depending on your financial position. But I would have to agree with @J Scott painting is pretty low risk.

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