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Cost of mudding laundry room and patching 2 spots on celiing/wall?

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Posted by: from Oshawa
8/18/2015 at 12:56:28 PM

Hello,

Hoping for some feedback on a quote I got for mudding/taping described below.

I have a ceiling to patch (tape and mud) where i have chipped off a few layers of paint, and a wall to patch where I've done the same (a little bit of the top layer of plaster came off in a few spots), total surface area of wall surrounding patches is about 40-50 ft2. I also have a laundry room in the basement that I have drywalled that requires corner bead, taping and mudding. There is about 350 ft2 total drywall which includes 2 bulk heads and a small closet as well. It's a tedious job and probably comes at a premium.

I was quoted $600 including materials last week (needs six 8 ft pieces of corner bead and compound is all that is required) and that guy didn't show. I just had another guy come in and quote $950 plus tax for job including materials. He said, he'd have it done within a week and would clean up the site properly; is the $950 plus tax seem reasonable for the job i've described? It works out to about $2.40 per square foot for taping/mudding only (dry wall is up).

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Date/Time8/18/2015 at 3:08:29 PM

The 950 sounds a little high but the guy does have to make 3 to 4 trips there including materials. I don't know, I haven't seen it, but 800 sounds about right.

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Date/Time8/18/2015 at 8:08:15 PM

I'm with Tom on this for the most part, because you do have to consider all of the "little" things that will be required, as clean-up and travel time are usually forgotten! If you have a good feeling about the contractor, then don't begrudge him the $150. difference for a job well done!

Paul

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Josh in Oshawa
Date/Time8/18/2015 at 9:34:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback, Tom and Paul.

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Richard from 3dDrywall in North York
Date/Time8/18/2015 at 10:31:19 PM

That seems reasonable. First, I would take into consideration how far I have to travel back and forth each day. Second, this is more specialty work, not just straight forward drywall/ plastering on the patchwork, how many layers of plaster would have to be required. Then corner bead, tape and plaster the laundry room. I specialize in drywall/plastering and have been in this business over 40 years and ask for $350 a day to do small jobs as a minimum plus tax and material. Anything outside my area I add on for travel time. My estimate is two days to finish, 1 day drying time, and half a day to sand.

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Richard from 3dDrywall in North York
Date/Time8/18/2015 at 10:35:30 PM

Oh and one more thing I forgot. Cost of disposal of all leftover material would also have to be taken into consideration.

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