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Estimating Guidelines - General Painting

Residential Interior Repaint = $25.00 to $35.00/hr+material
Residential

Exterior Repaint = $30.00 to $35.00/hr+material

Commercial Jobs Int./Ext. Repaint = $25.00 to $45.00/hr+material
Custom Homes Interior New = $2.65 to $4.00 per sq. ft. of living area
Production Homes

Interior New = $1.00 to $1.75 per sq. ft. of living area

Note: ADD $.50 per sq. ft. for exterior

Apartments Interior

1 Color with walls Flat and Trim, New Semi-Gloss = $.85 to $1.25 per sq. ft. of living area

1 color with walls and trim both Eggshell or Semi-Gloss = $1.25 to $1.45 per sq. ft. of living area

Apartments

1 Bedroom = $120.00 to $160.00+material

2 Bedrooms = $130.00 to $170.00 + material

Town Homes = $285.00 to $300.00+material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: All guidelines are subject to change and are only projections based on 2008-2009 estimates. PPG Architectural Coatings relinquishes responsibility for quoting and pricing on any jobs referenced from this manual. Please use common business sense when estimating pricing, as all estimates in this manual are subject to change. Thank you!

quick cross check estimate for all painting

TOTAL (bid including both material and labor) = Material Cost x 4,5,6 or 7, depending on the degree of difficulty, the time of year, the time of day/night that the work must be performed
Note:

4 = Most commercial/large jobs

5 = Most residential jobs; THE MOST COMMON FACTOR IS 5

6 = Some difficulty, i.e. extensive height and/or extensive surface prep

7 = Extreme difficulty, i.e. bridge over water, or a cliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

job estimating - interior paint

Walls & Ceilings

1 coat = $.35 to $.40 per sq. ft.

2 coats = $.40 to $.50 per sq. ft.

Doors & Windows

1 coat = $20.00 to $30.00

2 coats = $35.00 to $45.00

Spindles

1 coat = $3.00 to $4.50

2 coats = $5.50 to $7.50

Baseboards & Chair Rail

1 coat = $.50 to $.75 per linear ft.

2 coats = $.75 to $1.00 per linear ft.

Patching Estimate time and material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interior new home construction

Walls & Ceilings

2 coats = $.30 to $.40 per sq. ft.

3 coats = $.50 to $.70 per sq. ft.

Doors & Windows (Painted)

2 coats = $25.00 to $35.00

3 coats = $35.00 to $45.00

Doors & Windows (Stained)

2 coats = $35.00 to $45.00

3 coats = $45.00 to $55.00

Crown Moulding

Stage 1 = $1.00 per linear ft.

Stage 2 = $1.50 per linear ft.

Stage 3 = $2.00 per linear ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

job estimating - exterior

Exterior - Repaint & New Home Construction

Siding - Smooth

1 coat = $.35 to $.50 per sq. ft.

2 coats = $.55 to $.75 per sq. ft.

Siding - Rough Sawn

1 coat = $.35 to $.50 per sq. ft.

2 coats = $.55 to $.75 per sq. ft.

Overhang / Soffit

1 coat = $.80 to $1.00 per sq. ft.

2 coats = $1.20 to $1.50 per sq. ft.

*Add extra for Dental Crown Trim

Doors & Windows

1 coat = $20.00 to $30.00

2 coats = $35.00 to $45.00

Dormer (Small Size)

1 coat = $75.00 to $100.00

2 coats = $110.00 to $150.00

Gables Sq ft. = base x height divided by 2
Shutters

1 coat = $25.00 to $35.00 pair

2 coats = $37.00 to $52.00 pair

Guttering

1 coat = $1.10 to $1.35 linear ft.

2 coats = $1.65 to $2.00 linear ft.

Flashing

1 coat = $1.00 to $1.50 linear ft.

2 coats = $1.50 to $2.00 linear ft.

Concrete Block/Split Face

1 coat = $.40 to $.80 per sq. ft.

2 coats = $.80 to $1.60 per sq. ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exterior - new home construction only

Concrete Block/Split Face

2 coats = $.65 to $.80 per sq. ft.

3 coats = $.95 to $1.20 per sq. ft.

Shadow Box Fence Total sq. ft. + 30% divided by 120 sq ft/gal for #1819
Fluted Block Horizontal liner f. + 30% x Height divided by 200 sq. ft. / gal for #6010 and #519
Pressure Washing = Time + Rental cost + Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

floor systems

Estimating Epoxy and Megaseal Floors - including material and labor

For Epoxy Floor Systems: 

  • Average price for a 2-coat epoxy floor system = $2.00 per sq. ft.
  • Average price for a 2-coat epoxy floor system plus blastrack.
  • IF YOU OWN the equipment = $2.50 per sq. ft.
  • Average price for a 2-coat epoxy floor system plus blastrack.
  • IF YOU RENT the equipment = $3.00 per sq. ft.

For MegaSeal Floor Systems:

  • Average price for material = $1.00 per sq. ft. plus prep.
  • Average bid price = $2.50 to $5.00 per sq. ft.
  • HS Primer Clear / SL / Clear = $4.00 to $5.00 per sq. ft.
  • Broadcast Flakes to Random = $5.00 per sq. ft.
  • Broadcast flakes to Rejection and Quartz = $7.00 per sq. ft.

Note: Water-based products can be applied with brush and roller. "ALL other products, (which are alcohol based) must be applied by a squeegee."

wallcovering

Wallcovering (54 'Vinyl)

  • $3.25 to $4.00 per yard, NOT including adhesive paste.
  • $4.00 to $5.00 per yard including adhesive paste.

Note: Lower end of range for straight walls/corridors or simple patterns. Upper end of range for high walls or difficult patterns.

  • Labor only application rate is 60 to 100 yards per day, depending on the type of walls and the type of pattern.
  • Fabric = $6.00 to $8.00 per yard.

Note: Water-based products can be applied with brush and roller. "ALL other products, (which are alcohol-based) must be applied by a squeegee.

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