Office Building Paint Job

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

Help me out please. I have a job to bid. I have already done this mans house and he called me to do a new office building. I do houses all the time but not commercial. Its not a big building but i just don’t want to short myself.

It’s 820 square ft. New sheetrock, ceilings and walls and new un-primed trim. Its 2 small rooms, a conference room, lobby and hallway. Let me know what you think.

2 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

Treat this job like any other including residential. Personally, I look at it as time and material.

You already know what needs to be done. Figure how long it will take you and how much you will spend on materials. Make sure to add for business profit to cover expenses. And don't short change yourself.

MagicDave answered.

Well, I suppose that you know how to estimate, so if you did for his house, what’s the problem with a small building?
The best way to do any estimating, either residential or commercial is as follows:
First figure out what you need to charge per day per man…
Then figure how many man days to complete the job…
Then multiply the man days to complete by your charge rate and add an estimate of say 5% for overhead (advertising, travel costs, insurance etc)…
Next add the cost of what you estimate all the paint and materials will cost…
And there you have it…
Good Luck!