Cost for flat, white ceilings?

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Posted by: from Blind Bay
12/20/2014 at 2:50:42 PM


What do you charge per sqft: new building, ceilings 1 primer, 2 coats flat?

Looking for cost right now. I'm from BC, Canada.



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Date/Time12/20/2014 at 6:50:48 PM

The rule of thumb in Ottawa Ontario is $3/sqft X 25% for materials.

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Date/Time12/20/2014 at 9:01:30 PM

Thanks, but there must be something wrong. I'm talking about:

There is new drywall on the ceilings. I need to apply 1 coat with primer and 2 coats with interieur, flat latex. So I thought about maybe 60 cent for a sqft?

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Daniel from Sea to Sea Painters in Langley
Date/Time4/13/2015 at 11:30:04 PM

Sixty cents a square foot! Wowza... yeah someone working for wages without a company and not paying WCB or having any overhead might do it. I guess people like to do 'sq.ft' stuff when it is new construction. I prefer to quote 'total price'.

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Shawn from S.K. Paint & Reno in Regina
Date/Time7/5/2015 at 7:10:41 PM

Few things you have to consider. Are walls finished? Do they need to be protected? Do floors have to be protected? But 60 cents... that might cover one coat.

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