Thanks for the info. I will try that method. Did not take you as a smart a$$.jproffer said:Looking back 5 minutes, I think that may have came out wrong. Obviously you won't just want to guess and hope for the best (that part was more joking than not). The first part of my post was the part I intended to be serious, hours x hourly = bid....or....hours x hourly + a little padding just in case = bid.
The guess part was more for the hours to do the job, but that's not really a guess either, your experience will help you with that one. Sorry if what I said sounded smart a$$y, it wasn't intended :cheesygri
jproffer said:I'm sure I'm not the only one that will answer this way, but here goes.
How many hours do you think it will take, start to finish, setup, cleanup, everything?? How much do you think your work is worth per hour??
If you could answer both of those questions accurately, well you'd be the first contractor I've met that can. (I said ACCURATELY guys :cheesygri )
Basically, take a SWAG (scientific wild a$$ guess), it's not rocket science, if you lose money on this job, raise your price. If you don't get the job, you were too high: lower your price. Whether you're too high or not, make sure you get what you feel your time is worth. Adjust accordingly over a few jobs, then setup a price per square foot. Then when you get faster, your hourly goes up, and rightly so, you've become more skilled, hence faster.
9' lids or less I add .05¢ a s/f for texture to the finishing end, high work you gotta charge more, I add another .03¢ s/f for every 10' of lid height. Now this is for new work and we know we're texturing before we start taping. Keep in mind I'm in a rural area of the midwest so my prices are low compared to alot of areas of the country.I need some help in pricing a hopper job. I have just finished a drywall installation and the customer wants me to texture it. Can someone give me some advise on how I should price?
Do you charge a separate finishing rate from the installation rate? I charged them 0.79 per s/f for install and finish. Should I add the .08 to the .79?housedocs said:9' lids or less I add .05¢ a s/f for texture to the finishing end, high work you gotta charge more, I add another .03¢ s/f for every 10' of lid height. Now this is for new work and we know we're texturing before we start taping. Keep in mind I'm in a rural area of the midwest so my prices are low compared to alot of areas of the country.
Patch jobs where you're matching existing texture, I bid by the project depending upon complexity, some stuff is easier to match than others and use the hours x hrly rate, like was posted.
As far as material, figure like one box of light or topping per 1000 s/f of board to be textured.
Hope that helps a bit.