I am looking to get a living room and dining room painted. all the painters
are telling me a price per square feet of wall. The rooms are hard to figure
out because they have big windows and open areas. I measured the actual wall
measurements. would someone help me figure out how many square feet of wall
I have to be painted. my measurements are below
75" X 14.5"
I appreciate any and all help you give me.
Thanks in advance
Doors and windows are not a deduction, but an Addition to wall painting.
They have to be cut in individualy. Rolling is quick, real quick, brush
work is slow. Painting just walls with no windows in a small room may
take a few hours, cuting in wall paint around doors and windows and base
and ceiling trim could add 4x the work And I am not talking trim paint,
just walls .
If a painter came to my house and started measuring, I would show him
the door as I would know he is an amateur. Measuring is needed on large
jobs, not rooms.
Punch your room dimensions into a calculator, height x (2x length + 2x
width), subtract the rough guestimate of how much of the area is
windows/doors (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, etc.). Buy 1/3 more paint than you need
for the square footage given on the paint can (usually about 200 sq
ft?). If you are running out before you are done, save at least 1/2 can
of the color to mix with the next one so color blends.
Unless the windows are the majority of the wall, I would not take
any deduct for windows or doors. Trim work is usually estimated
by the lineal foot.
Nobody is going to figure your dimensions down to the inch. Round
to next highest foot and multiply. For example, your first figure
of 40" x 95" would be 4' x 8' = 32 SF. This will give you a good
allowance for paint purchase and labor. You will need to add more
labor and paint for trim work.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
just multiply and add up the pieces, devide by 144 to get square feet.
You are doing it the hard way. Measure the walls as if there were no
openings and multiply. Then measure each opening and subtract from
the whole. Figure your measurements to the nearest 1/2 foot.
you need to go back to the elementry school you went to, and demand they
teach you the simple math they didnt last time around.
seriously... call the media. re-enroll. if you do maybe someone else wont
have to go through life as you have without such a basic skill.
May piss you off, but he does have a point. You're looking at
multiplication, addition and division. By fourth grade you should
have been able to do this.
And locally, only commercial painters give you a square foot price,
but it's the perimeter of the room times the height, not a bunch of
bitty sections excluding windows and doors. Locally, residential is
estimated by the room size. Though you may have a multi-story room
for all we can tell.
40" x 95" = 3800 sq in
102" x 95" = 9690 sq in
33" x 95" = 3135 sq in
75" x 15" = 1125 sq in
37" x 14" = 518 sq in
85" x 95" = 8075 sq in
140" x 13" = 1820 sq in
48" x 95" = 4560 sq in
158" x 95" = 15010 sq in
160" x 95" = 15200 sq in
36" x 15" = 540 sq in
31" x 95" = 2945 sq in
136" x 15" = 2040 sq in
Total 68458 sq in OR 476 sq ft
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