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Old 06-03-2007, 09:36 AM   #21
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Re: Finish: Price Per Square Feet


The thing that gets me is when I started out as a painter I had to know how to fix drywall, then I had to learn how to hang and finish on top of mixing colors on the job(35 to 40 Gallons of oil), we also had to know how to make stains, and the other thing we used all oil base paints and primers. the painters of today are called Blow and Go Guys! they aint painters, that's like the price for drywall back in 1982 we would work for .75 sqft and to think that price is still good, man I guess nothing changes in the building trades unless your the builder who makes all the money off the backs of his workers.
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:19 PM   #22
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I have gotten pricing from drywall professionals in my area for 25cents a sq ft for finishing. 25cents a sq ft for hanging. This is not including material, just labor. Seems to be a fair price in my area.
I've got a guy who also charges .25 cents a foot to finish,seems pretty cheap.Almost to cheap.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:32 PM   #23
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Just my opinion, Drywall hangers and finishers are classed like painters in most cases. They are way under-rated for their talents. A good hanger is just as important as a good finisher to the outcome of a job. I don't see how they can possibly work for a mere .25 a sf, I couldn't and don't. I don't generally hang and finish more than 20 - 30 boards at a time, but I certainly charge more than a .50 sf to do it when I do. Maybe I'm a lot slower at it than one who does it everyday, but I've done it for over 20 years now at least 4 or 5 times a year. I take my hat off to those hangers and finishers that make it look sooooo easy.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:40 PM   #24
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where i live we have painters who also do drywall. Not all but there are a couple of adds in the local yellow pages that say painting and drywall. All the others adds are painting or drywall not both.
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Commercial in ohio I would charge at least $45 - $55 per board to finish only. Residential - I don't touch it. Too many driving the price down, when we have workers who'll finish for $2 - $5 per board . I have a painter friend of mine who also knows how to finish very well, he just hates it. One time this couple wanted him to finish a room for them too, as well as paint. He told them he wouldn't. They pressed him to do the finish work and he gave them a price of $72 PER BOARD ! The kicker is......THEY TOOK IT ! He is the man. Maybe someone should start a post about what is the most ridiculous price you've ever quoted and it was accepted.
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I am paying my sub $28 per 4x12 board, finished. Residential.

Seems fair to me.
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Sorry to seem dense, but to clarify (for me):

You folks are talking about simply finishing, correct?

What woould you presume per sheet from start (hanging) to finish?

Does job size have an impact? (I know it does, but where's the cutoff, i.e. replacing two walls in a room versus installing a whole house).
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For me. I buy the material and make sure it is in place for the guys.

For $28 a board I get it hung, taped, filled, skimed, and finish sanded. + point up later if needed.

All I do is paint it!


Granted these are larger projects... Probably 2 boards is not worth thier time. I do the small jobs/repairs.
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I am a painter who can plaster and drywalll as well.I think all three trades require skilll, precision, and an eye for detail. Now that I am older, I do not hang anymore, but finishing is OK. In my opinion, the skilled pro makes it look easy to produce a quality product. The observer thinks that it looks easy, and he can do it as well. Load up that knife and smear it on the ceiling seam. How much will he be wearing? Nothing worse than sanding some ones mud down that they caked on an inch thick, or going over a taped joint and finding that there wasn't enough mud under the tape.

Nice pictures on this post! Happy painting and mudding! Paul
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There are alot of "Painter/Drywaller" outfits around here in the Maryland/Delaware area these days. I give the Mexicans and the butchers credit for making it possible for this mainly because the public and most builders see so much shoddy hanging and finishing that they don't know what its SUPPOSED to look like anymore. Seems that if someone has picked up a sheet or two they think that qualifies them to hang,not to mention the guys who held an 8 footer up with one hand and a Coors Light in the other in thier buddys basement one time. I have done a little finishing but I leave that to the finishers and just stick to doing work no finisher would refuse to do.
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I usually charge $30 a sheet to hang and finish renovation work, they supply the rock (4x12) I supply all other materials. Then again it depends on how many sheets, what kind of shape the walls and ceiling are in etc....
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I am new to this , so forgive me if I am writing in the wrong format or place.

The way I have learned to bid drywall, is take the floor space, multiply it times 3 if it is easy or 4 if it have problems ( extra work), and them multiply the number by....21 (21 cents) for hanging. and .41 ( 41 cents) for finishing

hope this helps, hay as a new contractor you have to eat a little when you start. good luck MOWORK llc








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Like stated before I'm not a finisher but I am intrested in getting into learning the trade.

Currently I am working for a drywall contractor that I do the paint jobs for. Well I was speaking to one of the long time finishers and he told me that he did jobs in the side and well some where in there he told me that when he priced jobs he would price under different circumtances but really would round up to about 70 cents a square foot.

does this sound too low for ya'll


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I am new to this , so forgive me if I am writing in the wrong format or place.

The way I have learned to bid drywall, is take the floor space, multiply it times 3 if it is easy or 4 if it have problems ( extra work), and them multiply the number by....21 (21 cents) for hanging. and .41 ( 41 cents) for finishing

hope this helps, hay as a new contractor you have to eat a little when you start. good luck MOWORK llc
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