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Things to Consider When Estimating Exterior Commercial Painting Costs

by Gani Athan Author in Australia
 
For the successful completion of any project, accurate cost estimation is necessary. Considering exterior commercial painting, the professional painters in Castle Hill calculate the costs associated with equipment, materials, labour, and miscellaneous items. For the best possible results, estimates must be adaptable and flexible to project modifications. To come up with an accurate estimation of costs, you should assess the project scope along with the technical implications. Scroll down to know the things to consider for estimating the exterior commercial painting costs. 
 
The Size of the Area
 
For calculating the surface area you need to paint, make sure to multiply the height by the length of each wall. After that, you need to add the figures to obtain the total square footage. Also, you should calculate the areas you don’t require painting, such as doors and windows, and eliminate their total square footage from the total square footage of the outside walls. 
 
For example, considering a 4 exterior wall building, each wall being 20 feet high and 30 feet wide, the total square footage becomes 2400 i.e. 4x30x20. If the building includes 1 exterior door (8 feet high and 6.5 feet wide) and 8 windows (each 6 feet high and 5 feet wide), the total square footage must be subtracted from the wall footage is 292. So, 2108 is the total square footage that needs to be painted. However, for the most accurate estimation, the commercial painters in Castle Hill also include the overhead costs as well as additional costs.
 
Determine the Amount of Paint Needed 
 
In general, one gallon of paint covers around 300 square feet of textured surface and 400 square feet of smooth surface. Considering the example mentioned in the previous point, you need at least five and a half gallons of paint to cover 2018 square feet of smooth surface and seven and a half gallons of paint when it comes to the textured surface. 
 
Determine the Cost of Labour
 
For calculating the cost of labour, it’s important to know how much time a worker will need to complete the job. Also, don’t forget to include tasks of wall preparation, such as scraping, caulking, washing, applying a primer, and treating problem areas. For instance, if a worker can able to prepare 50 square feet and paint nearly 150 square feet per hour, the project is going to take nearly 57 hours. After that, you need to multiply the number of hours by the amount you pay to your workers. 
 
Calculate the Total Cost for Materials
 
As painting services in Castle Hill use high-quality exterior paint that costs nearly 25$ to 40$ per gallon, you need to pay between $140 to 300$ only for the paint job. You may also want to include rollers, brushes, drop cloths, and paint trays. 
 
Hope, you came to know the things to consider when estimating exterior commercial painting costs. If you find the content of this article helpful, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family members, and get back to us for more exciting content! 
 
Author’s Bio - The author is one of the reputable painters in Castle Hill, and is an avid blogger.

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About Gani Athan Junior   Author in Australia

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