Cost to install wainscotting

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Posted by: from Ottawa
6/3/2016 at 9:52:00 AM


I'm curious as to what I should expect to pay to have 41 linear feet of wainscoting installed and painted in my den. The wainscoting I'm planning on using is this

Based on the number of linear feet I'm expecting the wainscoting to cost about $220.00. So how much should I expect to pay to have this installed and painted with a small chair rail added to the top of the wainscoting? Any help and advice is appreciated.

Have a great day.


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Date/Time6/3/2016 at 1:27:32 PM

Hi Mark,

Unfortunately I would prefer to see exactly where you would like to install this. It sounds like a fairly simple installation but I must be fair to both you and me. After I met with you and see exactly what you want, my estimate is very detailed, will not change and may even be less in the end.

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Date/Time6/4/2016 at 12:29:22 PM

Hi Mark,

From your description it sounds like a simple project, should not take longer than a day to complete, Depending on the labor rate of the carpenter charge shouldn't be more than $300-$500.Painting is extra and shouldn't take longer than couple of hours to do.

Good luck with your project.


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Mark in Ottawa
Date/Time6/6/2016 at 11:36:17 AM

Thanks for the responses. I spoke with a friend who had a similar job done. Basically the same amount of Wainscoting being installed (41 linear feet) and painted and he was charged $535.00 for labour and $500.00 for the materials. Does this sound reasonable?

Thanks again


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