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Old 06-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi. I need some help.
The house needs about a 100 sheets of drywall 1/2" on slanted ceilngs and some walls. (3200 sq feet) Metal corner beads. Not a single square corner on the ceilings. All weird angles. Needs to be hung, taped and topped ready for texture. Got a quote for roughly $3800. Not including materials.
Is that too high? California. Thanks

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What does that mean Willie????
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I would guess that means why ask here?
You need to be getting some more local quotes to know if the price is to high.
The people here could be from any place on the planet.

Why Texture, not many people here this do this for a full time job would suggest doing anything textured.
Hard to paint, near imposable to do a repair and have it match, a dust magnet, near imposable to clean.
By far there's more people asking how to remove it then apply it on any DIY site I've ever seen.
What's the spans on the ceiling? I would not use less then 5/8 on a ceiling so there's no chance of sagging.
You did not bother to add your location to your profile so it would be impossible for anyone to even guess if that price is ok.
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I think that pretty well covers it....
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Sounds like a bargain to me.....

I had a quote to drywall a 2-story addition to my house....total floor square footage....1050 sq ft....vaulted ceilings upstairs...$9000

Second quote....$6500....in both cases they supplied the material.

Lets assume that your using 4x12 sheets of drywall...in my area it's about $12/sheet.

So....$1200 for drywall + delivery....maybe $100+.....and if you think that is too much....I bet your mind would change after about the 8th sheet.....not to mention that it would take you 5-6 trips to HD using your typical P/U.

I'm also guessing that you have never hung drywall....priced out screws....mud...tape....

I'm an engineer....I do software....but I've done enough drywall that your quote sounds cheap.....

Oh....and I would check your sheet count...unless your talking total square footage including walls and ceiling....

One last thing....in most areas the ceiling requires 5/8" drywall....it would sure suck to put up 1/2" and fail inspection.
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One last thing....in most areas the ceiling requires 5/8" drywall....it would sure suck to put up 1/2" and fail inspection.
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Dang cheap in this area----
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A roll of NO-COAT (whice in my opinion is the best for off angles) alone is about $70. Figure about 1000sf to a bucket of mud to just tape 1 coat. If these are 4x12 sheets that would be 4800 sqft so 5 buckets per coat x 3 coats so 15 buckets of mud just to tape not counting texture. Then figure wages for crew equipment needed mud tools, tapers, stilts, platforms, maybe scaffolding. But really the only way to be sure is get some prices from other drywallers in your area.
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I think the OP got the message---local prices are needed----and the first one is not bad---

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