Question on pricing a room????
A friend of the family has just purchased a house, some of the interior walls need to be painted. She has only gotten 2 quotes so far, 1 guy came in and quoted .50 -.60 cents per foot? So if a wall was 13ft long x 7ft high, this guy would charge $120.00 for that wall? This sounds pretty pricey to me. Do alot of the other professional painters price like this?
That's hard to answer
One reason is that most of the price is labor, and that can vary greatly
The avg. hourly wage in Cortland NY could be real different than Hyannisport MA
Then there's the what are you getting for your .50 - . 60 sq?
I coat repaint?
Just paint it?
What kind of shape is the wall in?
How many windows and doors?
Lot's of prep? ready to go?
Yeah, as slickshift is saying...there are a lot of factors here. Also, where did you get the $120 from? Did the guys give quotes per wall? I'm lost on that one.
...and no, I personally dont charge by square foot for repaints. This is a repaint, right? I'm assuming it is. I charge like this for a repaint: estimated hours to complete job X hourly rate + supplies + profit.
NOTE: always remember, the lowest price is not always the best deal. Always look at the contractors appearance, vehicle, attitude, previous job pictures, paint brand used, reputation, etc....
NOTE #2:another thing to remember.... most (quality) contractors use paint that falls somewhere between $30-50/gallon....and charge somewhere between $30-50/hr.
IMO not the best way, it doesn't take enough into account
More common in new construction and commercial
So, to answer your question, yes, some charge by the sq. ft.
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