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Price per sq ft of painting?

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Posted by: from Bradford
7/6/2015 at 2:23:12 PM

If I am quoted a price of, say $1 per square footage of painting, does that $1 include 2 coats or just one? Does 2 coats become $2 per sq ft?

Thanks in advance.

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Date/Time7/6/2015 at 3:43:34 PM

It would be best to ask the contractor who gave you that quote. Also what type of paint are they using and if any primer coats are needed/included. Personally I use mostly Aura brand paint from Benjamin Moore. It's more expensive than most paint, but well worth the extra for what you gain in time and quality!

Good luck!

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Date/Time7/6/2015 at 4:21:23 PM

If you are quoted a job, make sure to ask them. It should include the supply and install of the material to an even and uniform finish.

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Date/Time7/6/2015 at 5:07:52 PM

That is 2 coats included and the material as that's how much I charge when I do a job.

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Date/Time7/6/2015 at 7:27:10 PM

Well Chris, it would depend the prep, type of paint, how many coat's, whether this includes sanding in-between coats, what level of finish they have promised/ you require. There are 5 levels of grade in painting, one being the basic. The key word here is communication.

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Dustin from NuLook Painting in Whitehorse
Date/Time7/6/2015 at 9:21:04 PM

Confirm what the price includes with the contractor that quoted you. It will avoid hurt feelings and/or issues with an upset contractor in the future.

For me $1 sounds about right for 2 coats plus primer for Lineal footage as that is close to what I go by. (Lineal footage is the number of board feet of substrate ie. Drywall, stucco etc by a typical ceiling height of 8'-9') (example 10'x10' room is 40 lineal feet)

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Date/Time7/7/2015 at 5:20:00 PM

Hi Chris, it sounds like you have more of an estimate than a quote. I am having my exterior done right now and the quote has a very clear scope of work.

It states all of the steps that the crew is going to take as well as the number of coats and what brand and type of paint. It reads kind of like this

Scrape, fill as required, sand, prime, apply 2 coats of exterior BM paint and caulk as required. Also outlines the areas to be done and the costs for any additional repairs required.

In other words, way more detailed than $1.00 per square foot.

Too bad Dustin is in Whitehorse. $40.00 for a 10 X 10 room is a great deal!

Good luck with it.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Shawn from S.K. Paint & Reno in Regina
Date/Time10/28/2015 at 11:17:05 PM

Maybe you read it different then I do Jim... but I read Dustin's post as 10X10 is 40' and then X 8 or 9' wall height which I come out to 320.00 to pain a 10X10 room then

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Shawn from S.K. Paint & Reno in Regina
Date/Time10/28/2015 at 11:20:42 PM

OK I corrected some typing and it didn't change... so what I meant to say was:

Maybe you read it different then I do Jim... but I read Dustin's post as 10X10 is 40' pf wall and then X 8 or 9' wall height which I come out to 320.00 to paint a 10X10 room then.

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