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Jraymond 12-27-2011 11:07 AM

dry wall cost
How much does a contractor charge to hang and paint a1000 square feet basement

DangerMouse 12-27-2011 11:13 AM

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Bud Cline 12-27-2011 11:14 AM

In all honesty these types of questions being asked on these forums are strongly discouraged and may even be met with some disdain. It isn’t we don’t want to help but the truth is that construction materials and labor costs vary widely around the country and around the globe. By asking these questions of us here you will not acquire any usable information. The responses you get will be random and come from persons of wide-ranging knowledge and varying techniques and will therefore be somewhat bogus at best and usually will result in arguments.

coupe 12-27-2011 12:06 PM

a 1,000 square foot basement, could very well end up needing 3-4,000 square feet of drywall! depending on walls built, soffits needed for ductwork and piping.?

if you're building walls? I suggest you get your first line chalked in red. and square every other wall off that line, by pulling 3-4-5 or any variable thereof? 6-8-10, 9-12-15 and so on in feet. find your corner point on first line, put a pencil mark out 3 feet, then from your red chalk line, go out 4 feet the other direction making an arched line with your pencil, keep it exactly 4 feet through the arch. the distance from to 3 foot mark diagnaly to the 4 feet mark should be exactly 5 feet. the largest 3-4-5 variable you can use will be most accurate. after lines are chalked, I like to take my framing square to double check squareness, and put a good heavy pencil mark for corners, and paint them using construction ain't just heavy enough to let the pencil marks still show through! the way the marks will always be there if need re chalked after sweeping floor. use a plumb bob to transfer floor lines onto ceiling joists, to make sure top marks are plumb with floor marks so ceiling will also be square. once all partition marks are chalked, you can measure exact measurements from square lines to mark other partitions and all should be square.

once allpartitions have been built, read my post on the recommend good book, I typed the how to do drywall in pretty precise detail on how to both hang and finish drywall.

figure up total sheets of drywall needed? have it delivered, but drywall hammers, find helper and get to work. don't forget finishing tools mud and tape.

contactor cost= nothing/zilch! your costs= materials and some labor at your own speed and pace!

sand, buy paint , pans and rollers/brushes and spend a day with the mrs.!


TurboDIYer 12-28-2011 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by Jraymond (Post 804340)
How much does a contractor charge to hang and paint a1000 square feet basement

I'm a General Contractor in Toronto,Canada and depending on how much corners and etc you have in your basement, I would probably take around a min of $550.

Bud Cline 12-28-2011 03:03 PM

See what I mean...the boneheads just don't get it.:) Never fails.:laughing:

Bud Cline 12-28-2011 03:06 PM

There ya go Jraymond you better hire this guy that's a good price my friend. Totally without any information too.

chrisBC 12-29-2011 02:27 AM


Originally Posted by TurboDIYer (Post 805564)
I'm a General Contractor in Toronto,Canada and depending on how much corners and etc you have in your basement, I would probably take around a min of $550.

wow, that's pretty freaking cheap...

havalife 12-29-2011 05:44 PM

$550 to hang and paint 1000sq' has to be a joke.

AndyGump 12-29-2011 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by havalife (Post 806647)
$550 to hang and paint 1000sq' has to be a joke.

Yeah, it couldn't be more than about $40.00 tops.

I hope this helps.


DangerMouse 12-29-2011 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by AndyGump (Post 806650)
Yeah, it couldn't be more than about $40.00 tops.

True, $40.00 a square foot sounds about right.


havalife 12-29-2011 07:22 PM

Maybe you can do it for $550 but I have not seen that the materials are included and in the room, does this include taping?
Who supplies the prep material for paint?
I am sure some masking, caulking would be needed along with rollers.
Who supplies the paint and do you primer before?
IMO $550 may cover the cost of materials depending on the spec.

Jay 78 12-29-2011 08:18 PM

Bud Cline 12-29-2011 08:52 PM

This is why I always say "Wait For It". Wait for the OP to fill in some blanks. Does anyone ever listen? Hell no. Everyone has to be the first one to post their thoughts in the remote possibility that their thoughts may just fit the scenario. Ask some questions and then Wait For It.:laughing:

havalife 12-29-2011 11:44 PM

It's more entertaining this way, being the OP never came back at least it kept going with input. I guess every post should be taken serious and only qualified answers should be given :thumbsup:

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