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Old 12-06-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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The concrete answer is there is no concrete answer... as it depends on what type of finish and texture they will be looking for. I usually use commercial drywall finishers on my residential projects and they are not as cheap as some of the other finishers down here. Their price always depends on how many corners, butt-joints, etc., so that is something you need to consider as well. I have a couple of commercial finishers and I have them come and give me estimates after the drywall is hung. It can't be based purely on SF since a 200SF room could be four walls and a ceiling or it could have three closets, a few windows, etc., which would require a lot more taping and floating with a lot more corners. If you can minimize the number of butt-joints, that makes things a lot easier and less costly to finish as well.

Obviously, you can't control the number of corners unless you rock over the closet entrances.

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Part of running a successful business is to keep track of how long it has taken you to do various tasks in the past. If you are not doing this then you will severly limit yourself on future bids/jobs.

Without starting a moaning/groaning contest it seems anywhere from $1 to $1.50 per sq foot of drywall is a legitimate rate (to finish only) for someone that has a real business, pays workman's comp, has liability insurance, and allows for profit to help his/her company grow.

I'm sure there are areas of the country that have workers that will do it a lot cheaper. Obviously things like ceiling height, curved walls, too many joints (used 4x8 sheets where 4x12 or larger sheets should have been used), etc. will affect the price.
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I was thinking that number might work but I've ran into GC's before that like to throw our commercial rates to throw me off.

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Good Luck with that.

I pay $.26 - $.30 to hang, tape, finish, and texture (labor price per sq ft of rock). A buck or more to tape and finish is absurd.

I cover the workmens compensation myself in addition to the $.26 so you can add another nickel if your covering it.

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Good Luck with that.

I pay $.26 - $.30 to hang, tape, finish, and texture (labor price per sq ft of rock). A buck or more to tape and finish is absurd.

I cover the workmens compensation myself in addition to the $.26 so you can add another nickel if your covering it.

is that new construction?

are you saying you would do 3,840 sq. feet of remodel- hang, tape and finish for $998 + materials?
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I think his words were " I pay" not "I Do" Big difference!
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The going rate around here seems to be about .52 per. to hang tape and finish. Thats according to one guy in my area of Alabama. He also says that is 12 ft ceilings. Neede to try and talk to someone i n your area. I have also seen in NY it is about .85/.95 per.
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So basically if there are 120 boards = 3840 sq. ft the price should be around 4k? That might be kind of high...

It's gonna take +- 3 days and three guys plus materials.

If you figure 3 X 300 X 3, that's 2700 + materials.
I sometimes compare pricing this way. If you are comfortable paying your guys 150$ a day and you keep the overhead then that is great. Materials should be about .12 per square foot ( 460$) . That should buy all the bead, mud and tape. at 2700$ /3840 = .7 per sq ft to tape and sand, i'd say that's pretty good money.
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I think his words were " I pay" not "I Do" Big difference!
world of difference!
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Here in central PA, hang and finish labor only is between 18 and 24 dollars a board. Finish only labor is between 11 and 14 dollars a board. Maybe more if the board was poorly hung.
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Here in central PA, hang and finish labor only is between 18 and 24 dollars a board. Finish only labor is between 11 and 14 dollars a board. Maybe more if the board was poorly hung.
that's what the contractor charges? would that apply for a remodeled older home with fills and such?
where in PA?
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WOW !! I've been watching these threads on "Drywall" for awhile now and am surprised at some of the prices different contractors "charge " and "receive" for their services. I started out in this business doing commercial framing and drywall, then just in the last 2 years ventured into the residential market. Right now in Ind/KY the going rate is.60-.70 cents for hanging and finishing / material supplied.Vaults over 12ft and tech ceilings usually run an extra 50.00 to 100.00 per side. Again your area and the competition will usually dictate what you can charge. Plus like an old timer told me once. "What is your time worth"?????
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It depends on what you mean by "re-rock". If you mean tearing out all the old rock, or paneling and then rocking it then the rates would be closer too, but still higher than standard residential rates. If you mean rocking over plaster or paneling then $1 a foot is about right around here, although I might not get the job depending on if it was a referall or not because there is always some idiot willing to do it for nothing.
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that's what the contractor charges? would that apply for a remodeled older home with fills and such?
where in PA?
yes, don't know, the middle part.
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thanks! I'm from Central Jersey, maybe 20 minutes from the border by way of 78.
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how big is the place your estimating
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Good Luck with that.

I pay $.26 - $.30 to hang, tape, finish, and texture (labor price per sq ft of rock). A buck or more to tape and finish is absurd.

I cover the workmens compensation myself in addition to the $.26 so you can add another nickel if your covering it.
26-30 cents from install to paint ready? That's absurd! I would not get out of bed in the morning for that. Here the boarders get 20-25 with or without screws, and the tapers get about 35-40 to finnish. Texturing is extra.
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Anyone have estimates for suburban Chicago (near Ohare?)

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