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Best or easiest way to price drywall jobs?

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Posted by: from Parksville
1/5/2017 at 8:02:44 PM

Hi,

Just wondering how to price/measure up drywall finishing jobs.

Thanks,

Ryan

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Date/Time1/5/2017 at 9:17:47 PM

If you are replacing complete sheets of drywall ballpark would be $ 75 a sheet finish to be primed. Patches depend on SF, most estimating systems have a flat charge maybe $ 250 for a 2 x 2 hole.

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Date/Time1/5/2017 at 9:20:23 PM

By the square foot, that is the common practice but there are some things you add on like arch ways bill an extra 50.00 or so, excessive amount of corners (some places have jogs in walls all over the place its not common though) I would add another 10.00 per jog over 4 in a room, and anything you need scaffold for like 20 foot high vaulted ceiling you would aproximate about 150.00 a day more for 3-5 days for scaffold rental and extra time but for a standard home sq ft is pretty common, and rates change in different areas.

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Date/Time1/5/2017 at 10:09:46 PM

For drywall installing and taping it's from $.80 to $1.00 a square foot, and depends how complicated the job is and how high the ceilings are and what kind of drywall needs to be installed. If you doing renos it's priced differently.

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Date/Time1/5/2017 at 11:37:48 PM

Thanks for the quick response everyone. I really want to figure it out soon. Lots of building in the area at the moment.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time1/6/2017 at 4:09:17 PM

I usually measure out the total square footage that needs to be drywalled and charge between $1.25-1.50 a sq/ft depending how big the room is the bigger the room the cheaper the price works out to about $40 or higher a sheet to hang, mud and sand.

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Andrea in Mercier
Date/Time1/8/2017 at 9:52:01 PM

Thanks for posting, I was just about to ask this myself :)

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Robert from Accent Interieur in Val David
Date/Time1/12/2017 at 11:33:52 AM

The pricing varies depending where you live, but you can estimate how many board feet you have by this formula

(footprint)floor sq ft X 3.5

Then if people charge 0.40 cents a sq ft of board times it times your above total.

ex. 800 sq ft X 3.5 = 2800 board ft

2800 X 0.4 = $1120.00

Hope it helps

*note: some people have a number associated with sq ft of footprint.

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Date/Time1/12/2017 at 12:35:12 PM

Thanks Robert i think i remember hearing my old boss talking about this method.

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Date/Time1/12/2017 at 12:35:21 PM

Thanks Robert.

I think I remember hearing my old boss talking about this method.

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