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Old 10-10-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
 
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Hello everyone, I been painting track homes for a while, last year I got into custom homes, well I just got this opportunity to do homes that are 8,000 sqft. What would be a good spft price to charge.. I live in north texas????
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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What about 0.35 per square .... that should work out nice for ya.

If not then add a little to the $ you were getting for the tracs.

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I'd say .45-.50 per square, but I'm only going by what I would charge....for your area I'm not sure if you can ask this much or not.
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Eh.... depends on the type of home... is it a large trak house or a total custom, did they deliver the house wrapped up in metal on the curb or was it a buncha wood? Typically real custom builders will pay a little more, but I have no clue about north texas.
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Custom home? or custom paint? There are some variables. Can you be more specific? Are you looking to paint the house the same as a tract home, only bigger?

Are you going to be painting walls and ceilings different colors, all rooms the same? Different colors throughout?

Stained trim or painted?

Big job.
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well its a total custom home, what we mean by that here is , premium paints, stainin all cabinets, high ceilings and lots of crown molding.... I am getting like $1.10 sqft for the small single family homes, no stains, no crowns ect.. I was thinking somewhere between $2.50- 2.75..... what ya think...
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well its a total custom home, what we mean by that here is , premium paints, stainin all cabinets, high ceilings and lots of crown molding.... I am getting like $1.10 sqft for the small single family homes, no stains, no crowns ect.. I was thinking somewhere between $2.50- 2.75..... what ya think...

Now that you said that...are those your 'everything included' prices? If so, they could be ok (for your area) but I'm not sure. Up here in CT I've heard of some guys charging 4.00-4.50 per and getting it. That price includes everthing...supps, labor, profit, ............everything.
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Here I get 3.00 sq ft in ohio. That includes everything which usually is just a blow and go and staining and filling nail holes. Now when I do enamel I get between 4.00-4.50 sq ft which includes caulking,filling nail holes,priming,enamel, and putting color on the walls.
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well its a total custom home, what we mean by that here is , premium paints, stainin all cabinets, high ceilings and lots of crown molding.... I am getting like $1.10 sqft for the small single family homes, no stains, no crowns ect.. I was thinking somewhere between $2.50- 2.75..... what ya think...
I think it's right in the ball park. Staining cabinetry and other custom aspects are going to eat up a lot of time. Selling point is, what if they had to hire a specialty shop to just do the cabinets? That would be a significant percentage. You will be on site to provide better customer service, rather than an ouside shop that would have to come back.

All I did was take a price for the whole job and divide it up. 20 thousand is about right. Maybe a little bit more based on what you can't anticipate. 8000 square feet is a quite a big job, especially with colors, crowns, probably chair rails etc. About the only things worth spraying are the primer and ceiling paint. If you have inexpensive labor, that can give you some wiggle room.

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Man, I just don't get why some of you guys go for the new construction.

Waiting for the GC to pay...
Getting skinned to the margin by the GC...
Fronting money and time...
At the mercy of every other trade...
Barely a paycheck...
One little mistake, and OW!...

Sheesh

I actually had a GC friend ask if I would be interested.
I said "you better go paint that sh.t yourself, yo".
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Forget sqft price...T&M plus profit...If the QC insist on sqft price.....figure your price on T&M plus profit then do the math to come up with a sqft price for the GC.
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The GC will take your price and divide it up anyway. Then he will try to beat you down, based on sq. footage. lol.
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The GC will take your price and divide it up anyway. Then he will try to beat you down, based on sq. footage. lol.
My GC told me in a meeting last week that he was going to get some estimates and tell me what he is willing to pay moving forward.

LOL---Yeah right buddy...Good Luck to you. Here's to you and the quality you are going to lose when I finish my last condo next week
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Camaro: Just noticed your sig... noice!
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Man, I just don't get why some of you guys go for the new construction.

Waiting for the GC to pay...
Getting skinned to the margin by the GC...
Fronting money and time...
At the mercy of every other trade...
Barely a paycheck...
I do all my dad's custom homes and that is it.

I bid what I feel I should get paid and he agrees with me all the time

I front no money for materials Hell I don't even have to pay for materials

Like I've stated before its in all the other sub's contracts if they screw
up my paint they get billed for it which is 35 bucks a hour T&M and I will go out and buy a whole gallon of paint for just a small nick

When I'm on a job I get paid when I ask for some money
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In mi. we get anywhere from 1.50 to 2.25 sq ft for track, and 2.50 to 3.50 for so called custom homes, one color through out home, anything out of the norm is extra

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