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A Guide to Estimating Most Jobs

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 $0.50 per sq ft for exterior

Apartments Interior

1 Color with walls Flat and Trim
New Semi-Gloss = $0.85 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 × 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 Repaint

Walls & Ceilings

1 coat = $0.35 to .40 per sq ft

2 coats = $0.40 to $0.50 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 = $0.50 to $0.75 per linear ft
2 coats = $0.75 to $1.00 per linear ft

Patching

Estimate time and material

Interior New Home Construction

Walls & Ceilings

2 coats = $0.30 to $0.40 per sq ft
3 coats = $0.50 to $0.70 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 = $0.35 to $0.50 per sq ft
2 Coats = $0.55 to $0.75 per sq ft

Siding — rough sawn

1 Coat = $0.35 to $0.50 per sq ft
2 Coats = $0.55 to $0.75 per sq ft

Overhang / Soffit

1 Coat = $0.80 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 = $0.40 to $0.80 per sq ft
2 Coats = $0.80 to $1.60 per sq ft

Exterior - New Home Construction ONLY

Concrete Block/Split Face

2 coats = $0.65 to $0.80 per sq ft
3 coats = $0.95 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 is for high walls or difficult patterns.

  • Labor only application rate is 60 to 100 yards per pay 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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  • Finalize bids during walk-throughs or at your desk
  • Input from blueprints (electronic or paper)
  • Free up time to focus on other aspects of your business
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