It could be much easier to determine the price of the surfaces especially when you get in touch with the expert painters who happen to be seasoned. Estimation can be overwhelming and confusing as well for starters, especially if you are not sure of how to do the job. The exercise can be very simple based on the guidelines provided by the article.
The imagination of either the price being too high or too low always brings worries and creates concerns as well. Following a few simple tricks can squarely put one within the right price estimation ensuring the same ballpark figure.
When coming up with the price and wanting to determine whether you are in the right ballpark, assuming only one coat does a particular house, and that on an average, it has a little amount of prep work, the price could range between $25-$30 when using paint described as the middle of the road, (depending on your location).
For a one-storied house, the pricing could be at $1800-$3000; the two-storied house might range between $2700-$4000, and the three storied house ranges sometimes from $4000 to $6500.
It is advisable to avoid homes such as the Victorian homes should you not have enough experience dealing with them, and this is also applicable to the homes built before 1978 and engages the use of paint that is lead-based.
Without engaging deeply into the details of the expert formulas, a few formulas to help in the price estimation includes the determination of the material and labor costs first, then consequently determine the total costs to be incurred. Eventually, use the formula to estimate the total price involved in the whole process.
Paint also depends on the exact type of situation, as the body color of a house requires about 200 feet squared per gallon. When you must roll the house, mainly stucco, the dry nature calls for a little bit of a soak up and as such, it has could take about 150 feet square per gallon. Covering one dull paint with another that happens to be lighter also ranges the same.
To find the total number of gallons, calculate the total feet length and consequently divide by the 150 or 200 to get the total number of needed gallons.
For the trim paint, you need an approximate of 2-8 gallons. This figure entirely depends on two things.
- The size of the house, small medium or big.
- How much trimming is needed varying from low, medium, or too little?
Eight gallons of trim would favor a large house whereas 2 gallons would favor a small house. The accent colors also call for an additional 1 gallon.
The material cost, in this case, estimate by the getting the total amount of gallons needed; this is then multiplied by the price per gallon to get average total costs.
After the estimation and attainment of the material and labor costs, determination of the total costs encompasses the addition of the two costs.
Divide the full cost by .42 giving a slightly more than the second value to give the full price and the attained price multiplied by nine, assuming that the maximum discount offered is 10% discount. The resultant figure gives the total price including the discounts involved.
The obtained cut costs are supposed to be slightly above the double price, and this provides security on materials such as plastic, paper, and tape or any other necessary requirements not documented.
After attaining this level, it is possible to find an expert who will get the job finished. Usually with such kind of price estimations, after investing in all the necessary required costs, chances are always high of remaining with some additional cost to reward yourself, and all those affiliated with the painting job in question.
For starters, with no overheads, it is advisable to lower the prices to be competitive in the industry, and in case one is fond of doing his painting, there is a reduction in costs as well; this also gives a competitive advantage to bigger companies.