Determine the Cost for Commercial Painting

measure commercial spaceFor anyone looking to improve the look of their business, bringing in a commercial painting professional is able to assist. However, before bringing in a commercial painting company, it is necessary to know how to ballpark the estimated cost of the job. This way, you know what needs to be set aside for the project and whether or not your company can afford it.

First, you want to measure out the square footage of the space that needs to be painted. To do this, measure the length and the height of every single wall room and multiply it in order to determine the total square footage that needs to be painted. While commercial house painters might charge by the room, most companies that specialize in commercial locations charge by square footage, as each location is going to possess different room sizes.

After you know the amount of square footage you need painted, you now need to determine how much paint is required for the job. Most commercial painting companies are rather good with properly utilizing paint without much spillage or loss. On average, a gallon of paint can coat 350 square feet. So, divide the total square footage amount by 350 square feet in order to figure out how many gallons of paint you’ll need for a single coat. If you want to maintain the current color, a single layer of paint is probably enough. However, if you are aiming at a different color palette, you might want to double or triple this amount in order to price out the primer and two layers of paint.

Beyond the cost of the paint, you want to cost out the price for materials. This includes rollers, paint brushes, drop cloths, painter’s tape and other items. If you want to paint the room yourself, you need to consider all of this. There might be some items you just don’t need, while you might need to invest in more of something else. You should have a better understanding and idea of what is required, but make sure to add this all up.

Lastly, you need to figure out the man hours required to complete the job. Someone without much experience is able to paint around 100 to 125 square feet per hour while a professional is probably looking more at 150 or higher. By multiplying this by a set hourly wage, you’ll have the cost.

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