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Old 09-12-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: KATY, TX
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Default How much to pay per square foot for painting (labor only)

i have a3200 sq ft home that is empty. how much would you expect to pay for labor only? we are not painting the garage or closets, only the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, office, and common areas using 3 different colors. i am buying the paint and contracting the labor.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Lee's Summit MO
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The prices are all over the map.One guy quoted me $17 per hr plus Ipay the paint .Others give a flat quote for the whole job.I have 2400 sq ft to do .Get referrals from neighbours , and definitely check their references. Lots of both qualified and handyman types out there caveat emptor
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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I have a 2200 sqft home I am planning to get all rooms except 4 painted and the cracks holes repaired got 3 quotes $8500 to $9000. I would say $3000 to $5000 since all your doing is painting
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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8500 - 9000 is insane. Shop around.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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8500 - 9000 is insane. Shop around.
Not really when one ceiling needs to be replaced and one wall to also there are a lots of cracks. These 3 quotes are from painters that are from Angie's List now I could go cheaper but in 5 yrs I would see all the tape lines and nail heads you want quality work you have to pay for it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Republic of Texas
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My guy does around $1.35 to $1.50/SF of GLA, depending on interior wall configuration, doors, and trim, etc., but that is for one wall color and one trim color, sprayed.....includes patch/caulk/prep and cost of paint. No texture or major holes in that price
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Well sure, adding a ceiling and walls into the mix will cost more than just painting and repairing cracks. But that still seems high. Have them use screws and not nails.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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looks like I saved a lot of money doing it myself, including the 20' walls
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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About $1 per square foot (that's square foot of area - not $1 per sq foot of wall). A 3000 sq ft house - $3000. You have to add in more if the rooms have a very high ceiling and need a scaffold.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: KATY, TX
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looks like i did got a pretty good quote then. i was quoted $3600.
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