Painting per room

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Posted by: from Montreal
12/17/2012 at 7:10:35 AM

What is the average cost to have an apartment painted?

Two rooms, averaging 10x10 each and one larger at 16x10. Two coats of paint, including the baseboards and window trim plus ceilings? Also patching many small holes?

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Syed Painting & Handyman Services in Brampton
Date/Time12/17/2012 at 10:09:09 AM

The average cost for a 10x10 room will be $250 including the paint. This also includes the small patches and trims and baseboards painting. Usually this price will not include the closet painting.

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 10:12:30 AM

You are looking at about $364 to $425 for both rooms, not including paint.

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 10:31:48 AM

Hello my name is Debbie from LAMONT PAINTING & DECOR in London, Ontario.

As an approximate cost for you for just labour it would be $ 475 plus HST and paint.

Are the ceilings stucco or plain?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debbie Watson

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 10:44:34 AM

Hello Douglas from the reno men here in Toronto.

35 sqft per coat is what I normally charge. Two help you work it out Assuming it's an 8 foot high ceiling (10*8)*4=320+100 (For the ceiling)=420 sqft For the 10 x 10 room excluding baseboard and casing. So two paint the room with out Baseboard and casing. 300$ for two coats. For Baseboard and casing I charge $1 a running foot so about $70 because not sure how much casing you have.

The other room using the same Formula you have 576 sqft two coats would cost you $403 and Baseboard and casing would cost $85-90 and the small holes I would charge you a flat fee of $180. So the total $950 (including Material).

So if you get Quotations for $900-$1,400 that's a good price don't use any one cheaper than that they would be using Inferior products two Keep their price down.

Good luck

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 10:57:12 AM


If it's all one colour, about $600 dollars. If the ceiling and baseboards are white and the walls

a different colour - it would be double that.

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 11:12:33 AM


As you can see the prices range. In your situation, I'd suggest talk to you paint supplier about colours and quality of paint. Once you know what you want, purchase the paint (the store can assist with quantity required). Do it yourself or ask some friends and make a party out of it.

By coming to this site I believe you are shopping around and if that is the case, the DYI (Do it Yourself) is the best way to go. A pro will cost but if you have the budget, go with someone who has done it for some time and knows the trade. Also ask if there is a charge for travel and other incidentals.



And no, sorry, you're a little beyond my range of travel.

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 2:05:24 PM

This is will cost you about $1000 (materials and labor for the 3 rooms), including the ceiling!


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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 4:38:58 PM

The cost including labor to paint your 3 rooms, ceiling, and trim $1200.00 + HST.

We use Benjamin Moore paint for all our renovations.


Michael Sorrenti

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 11:04:10 PM

Average cost? If done by a professional your looking at 3-400 per room. With patching and trim depending on what shape your walls are in etc.

Our company has a policy that everything should be of new quality and shape when complete. Meaning proper drywall prep, sanding to remove orange peel, roller marks etc. Caulking all wood, etc.

We spray our ceilings. The only way to do this without roller marks etc, but a proper quote will need to be done for this type of work.

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Date/Time12/17/2012 at 11:39:57 PM

Hi Susan,

The cost should be around $300 per room.



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Dolphin Construction Co. in Ottawa
Date/Time12/18/2012 at 12:36:07 AM

It is about 450.00 for all including labour and materials.

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Date/Time12/18/2012 at 10:42:20 AM

Hi Susan,

I am seeing many low prices being posted and that should be alarming. Especially when quoting low and including supplies.

Our estimate includes material and supplies, 2 coats of paint on the ceilings, walls, window and door trim, and baseboard. We assumed your ceilings are 8 feet high. Our total, estimate comes in at $889.00 before taxes. This should give you something to compare local contractor pricing too in your area.

Cheers and have a great holiday season.

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Vladimir from Archideas in Richmond Hill
Date/Time12/19/2012 at 2:20:41 PM

Dear customer,

Average charge for the room is $300-$500.

Vladimir Kravchin

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Date/Time12/19/2012 at 9:37:15 PM

Don't be fooled by the low quotes you are getting. For materials alone you need 3-4 gallons of wall colour, 2 gallons of ceiling paint and a gallon of trim paint. Average $40-55 a gallon for decent paint and the materials are $240-385 for paint alone.

Time to patch the walls and paint 2 coats on everything about 2 days.

If you want to hire somebody that will work for $10 an hour (minimum wage is more than that), then that is the quality of work you will recieve. Quality work takes time and the proper materials, check out anyone you will hire, beforehand.

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Date/Time12/21/2012 at 11:18:52 AM

Basically any thing you are willing to pay the Painter!....but the going rate usually starts @ $2.65/sqft. and may or may not include paint supplies.

Small jobs are usually flat rate as the Painter has to make it worth their while...check references, warranty and always sign a get what you pay for.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time12/23/2012 at 9:02:26 AM

Good Morning Susan,

Here are some factors to consider:

-First, paint and painting contractors are not fungible. They are not a commodity. In other words, the quality varies widely. How? A sloppy painter will get paint on your hinges and your hardware. An unexperienced painter won't know how to deal with rotted wood that needs repair. A careless painter will not show up on time or will delay your job or get the colors wrong.

-So, interior paint charges and costs reflect the quality of the painter and the paint used. My recommendation would be to get at least three quotes from painting contractors that have been referred to you by friends. Then, don't automatically go with the lowest. Consider how much headache you're willing to tolerate.

-Other issues that are reflected in interior paint charges and costs include whether or not the painter will pick up the paint for you from the paint store. Will the painter get more paint if you run out or will you have to do it? How well will the painter clean up after himself? I find that usually, but not always, you get what you pay for when it comes to interior paint charges and costs.

-Interior paint charges and costs will be higher for painting contractors who have a large and regular crew of painters. Also, the interior paint charges and costs will be higher if there is a lot of "prep" work to be done: filling holes and cracks with caulk, sanding down rough spots, etc.

-Remember, when it comes to costs and charges for interior paint, you may overpay for mediocre painting, but you will almost never underpay for high quality painting.

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Date/Time12/17/2015 at 2:10:26 PM

$750 including paint and Labour.

Ceiling will be sprayed.

Baseboard will get a quick sand then brush paint.

Walls will get a full sand. Then touchups holes and spot prime and finish with 2 coats of paint.

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Greg in Etobicoke
Date/Time3/2/2016 at 7:02:03 PM

In my experience from painting, back in highschool, I had no idea what was being charged to the home owner.... I do know this.... I had no clue on how to properly paint.... Anyone making minimum wage has no business painting your home.... Painting is a very honorable and skilled living.

I paint professional now, and have learned from some of Toronto's finest...A 10x10 room should cost approximately 300 for walls and trim, add 100 for the ceiling. This is the average....this does not include paint.

Expect a pro to only want to use a good product otherwise the results can be poor even if the technique was excellent.

Also, a pro will prep the walls, which means past painters drips, small drywall or plaster repairs... Sanding in-between coats, as well as scuff sanding trim for proper adhesion. This is your home... Cutting corners in the budget will most likely show up in a negative way other immediately or not too far down the road, so ask about the painters routine and a description of how he works.

Good luck, get two or three quotes.

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