drywall job

greetings, i might have a small drywall job to do for a friends neighbor. i have done lots of drywall work before (nonpaying) and i'm not sure how to price it out. is there a accepted amount to charge by square footage? i will know more about how much is involved tomorrow , but for now i'm sure that the job will be straight forward (drywall, tape mud and sand) this guys basement (no ladder or scaffolding needed). i will also be supplying the material. i,m not a pro but my past drywall work has been quality and i'd hate to charge to little for the job thanks, cj
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Never mind the square footage. Quote it based on what your time is worth plus materials plus 20% up charge on the materials. The key is deciding how long it will take you ;-)
Also, if you're wondering-- your time is worth about what the going rate is for a skilled tradesman in your area. If you know a general contractor, ask him for an estimate. Or call a plumber and ask him what he's charge you for a two hour job...
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Going rate here including materials and ceilling texture is about 1.50 s.f. .... more for jobs smaller that 15 hundred s.f. of board.
Ken
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