Swish, my bids are for wall and ceiling coverage.
Trim, windows, and doors are seperate.
I found it easiest to charge by the foot for trim, per window, and per door.
I know how to calculate the sqft of trim based on 3" 4" and 6", but it gets to be a pain in my arsh.
I estimate walls and ceilings by the square foot. Base, crown, and similar moulding is by the linear foot. Doors, windows, etc. are counted.
I then add in for degree of difficulty. For example, a high entry with a 20' ceiling is going to be a lot slower going than an 8' or 10' ceiling. That gets factored in.
I have 6 different degrees of difficulty for interiors and 15 for exteriors. I have production rates for each in a data base. All I do is select the surface, the degree, enter the quantity, and select the product to use. Everything else is then computed.
Brain has it right Swish...
I highly recommend getting into automated bidding...
Currently I use Proventure Invoice & Estimate Software, but there are others programs on the market much better than what I'm using now.
I'm not sure if this bid is still active, but I do have a couple of questions. So your saying that the average trim 1x4 goes for 1.50 a linear foot? Ie- sand stain , one coat of poly/laquer per hung, then fill nail holes and one more coat of poly/laquer?
Also same senerio how much for a 4/6 panel interior door and case?
I'm basing the doors at about 3 total man hours, materials $13-18 per door.
base at around 7 feet per hour total= setup, sanding two sides(top, front) staining and two top coats of poly. one gallon poly= 300-400 linear board feet per coat (depending on quality of wood)
How about the rest of you guys.
For natural finish alder I'm going to do a run with one coat sanding sealer, old masters and two coats H2O old masters sprayed with a 4 stage turbine sprayer.
I'm going to replicate this on a new custom Alder center island for my kitchen remodel.
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