Although they usually don’t state it on their websites, many big-box stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Best Buy prohibit employees from accepting tips, even if they are delivering a 50-inch television, so best not to offer. Often, though, appliances and electronics are shipped directly from the manufacturer, not from the store, and third-party delivery companies may have different policies. I would still play it safe and not offer. A better way to show your gratitude is to give positive feedback on the company survey that is sent to you after the delivery, making sure to include the name of the delivery person.
Staining a deck costs $540 to $1,000. Covered porches might hit $2,000. Consider negotiating the price a bit lower by combining it with a full exterior job. Painting handrails can run anywhere from $1 to $2 per linear foot, depending on whether it’s wood, metal or some other material. Although you might think this is an easy $30 to $100 job, most painters charge a minimum fee regardless of the size of the project. You’ll probably end up paying at least $150.
A tip is not expected for a one-time service call. However, if you rely on the same person repeatedly, show your appreciation at holiday time (generally from $20 to $100, depending on the frequency and efficacy of the work). If the repair people are doing work outside the normal scope of their job, you should offer to pay them. For example, my building’s superintendent rewired a light fixture for me — a task outside his job description — and he refused to charge me, so I tipped him $20. House Painting Denver Colorado