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Painting Job Estimating Service

How Much To Charge For A Professional Paint Job?

How Much To Charge For A Professional Paint Job?

Finding out the right amount to charge for your work can be challenging - but it doesn't have to be. PPG has compiled updated amounts to help professional painters like you gauge the value of your work by project type.

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Most Painting Jobs

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How Much To Charge For Professional Painting

Most Painting Jobs

Residential - Interior Repaint 
$25.00 to $35.00/hr, plus material

Residential - Exterior Repaint 
$30.00 to $35.00/hr, plus materials

Commercial Jobs - Int./Ext. Repaint 
$25.00 to $45.00/hr, plus materials

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
1 Bedroom = $120.00 to $160.00, plus materials
2 Bedrooms = $130.00 to $170.00, plus materials

Town Homes    
$285.00 to $300.00, plus materials

Quick Cross-Check Estimates 

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How Much To Charge For Professional Painting

Quick Cross-Check Estimates 

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, and 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

Interior Painting Projects

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How Much To Charge For Professional Painting

Interior Painting Projects

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 materials.

Interiors - New Construction

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Interiors - New 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

Exteriors - Repaint & New Home Construction

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How Much To Charge For Professional Painting

Exteriors - 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.

Exteriors - New Home Construction

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Exteriors - New Home Construction

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. plus 30% divided by 120 sq ft/gal for #1819

Fluted Block    
Horizontal linear ft. plus 30% x height divided by 200 sq. ft./gal for #6010 and #519

Pressure Washing    
Time plus Rental cost plus cost of Chemicals

Floor Systems

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Floor Systems

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 with a squeegee."

Wallcovering

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Wallcovering

54" Vinyl Wallcovering

  • $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 with a squeegee.

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. 

The PACER Estimating System

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How Much To Charge For Professional Painting

The PACER Estimating System

With PACER you have the ability to:

  • Increase your close rate, enhance your margins, improve your accuracy and submit more bids.

  • Estimate Residential, Commercial and Industrial jobs quickly, efficiently and accurately.

  • Select from over 7,000 pre-configured items from PDCA's Cost and Estimating Guide.

  • Protect profit by integrating Industry Standards to establish common expectations and minimize rework.

  • Finalize bids during walk-throughs, or at your desk.

  • Imput from blueprints (electronic or paper).

  • Free up time to focus on other aspects of your business.
     

All information about PACER estimating system provided by the PDCA. For more information, visit https://pcapainted.org/.

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