Calculating Pricing for commercial and residential paint!

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Posted by: from Edmonton
5/1/2020 at 12:30:04 AM

Looking to price out both Commercial and Residential paint jobs and I would like to know how guys are pricing their jobs. I have been hearing multiple different routes to go down, and I am uncertain of which is the most accurate.

I hear some are calculating their price based of SQ FT of floor space.

Ex. 2500sq ft @ $2.50/ sq ft = $6250.00

Others are calculating Linear foot- so multiplying the linear footage by the ceiling height to get "board foot"

I am told to price this at $0.80/ Board foot.

Ex. 1850LF x 10' ceiling= 18500 Board foot x $0.80= $14800.

I find that when calculating the same job with both formats, the numbers do not come close to matching.

2 things I would like to know- which is more accurate, and what are the general prices that I should be using when putting my quote together?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.


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Date/Time5/1/2020 at 6:03:32 AM

Hi Justin,

I would calculate based on $2.50 per square foot.

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Date/Time5/1/2020 at 8:33:19 AM

Hi Justin, I calculate based on the square feet.

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Date/Time5/2/2020 at 9:41:13 AM

You need to set a sqft formula $2.50 with paint incl. is about most yuo will get, maybe another .60/sqft for ceilings and then baseboard doors etc..but in bushiness you have to remain flexible to meet clients budget and the will never be able to set a price unless large established business, pretty much impossible right now..take what you can get and you think will meet your will never get that for a ceiling by the way

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