Paint Bidding Sq/Ft

Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

When figuring the sq/ft do I measure the walls of which I will be painting or do I use the actual sq/ft of the house floor?

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MagicDave Staff answered 7 years ago

Neither… the only way to estimate a job is not by sq ft… but like this:

How long will it take (for 1 man) to finish the job (in days)… then multiply your charge per day (for 1 man)… next add the cost of paint and materials, and add perhaps 5% cost for overhead (taxes, insurance etc)…

Anonymous Staff answered 7 years ago

Yes, and use the floor plan to figure sq/ft of lid (ceiling) if your painting it to.

Anonymous Staff answered 7 years ago

Just to get the amount of paint you'll be using, bid 250sq/ft a gal and you'll be good. Then figure time & how much your worth.

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