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Old 04-17-2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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For the first time I may paint a 7 floor building on Miami, fl.
I someone tell me how much should I charge for sq ft.
it is interior and exterior.

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Please can someone tell me how is the standar painting rate sq ft
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Sorry
There is no "standard charge" that painters charge

There's no book we all look into and it tells us what to charge
(well, there are a few, but mostly they are really off and we don't use them)
You need to figure your specific to your company overhead, labor costs and production rates, then multiply that by how long you think it'll take
Then add materials, and a fair profit

Only you can supply those numbers
If it was that easy that someone else could just tell you what to charge, no painters would ever go out of business, and they'd all succeed and grow

If you want someone to tell you what they would charge, well, that's a really bad way to get your numbers, as they may not be similar to your business at all
It's a really bad way to run a business
But the only way that might even be possible is if you posted waaaaaaay more information about your project
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Sorry
There is no "standard charge" that painters charge

There's no book we all look into and it tells us what to charge
(well, there are a few, but mostly they are really off and we don't use them)
You need to figure your specific to your company overhead, labor costs and production rates, then multiply that by how long you think it'll take
Then add materials, and a fair profit

Only you can supply those numbers
If it was that easy that someone else could just tell you what to charge, no painters would ever go out of business, and they'd all succeed and grow

If you want someone to tell you what they would charge, well, that's a really bad way to get your numbers, as they may not be similar to your business at all
It's a really bad way to run a business
But the only way that might even be possible is if you posted waaaaaaay more information about your project

You read my mind.....
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