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Commercial Painting: What Will it Cost?

 Commercial Painting: What Will it Cost?

Once you know your busi­ness needs a new paint job, the first thing bound to cross your mind is the cost. Even if you know that com­mer­cial paint­ing is a good and nec­es­sary invest­ment, you do not want to go bank­rupt to get the job done. You want to know what the job should cost you so you can craft a bud­get and hire the best con­trac­tor to meet your needs.

There are a num­ber of fac­tors involved in deter­min­ing exact­ly what a com­mer­cial paint­ing project will cost. Know­ing what these are and how they might affect the over­all cost will empow­er you to make the best deci­sion for your busi­ness. Here, we will go over some of these vari­ables and how they con­tribute to an estimate.

What to Expect for Cost of Your Com­mer­cial Painting

Paint and Labor

The two main com­po­nents of any paint job are the paint itself and the peo­ple doing the paint­ing, which will ulti­mate­ly deter­mine the quote you receive from com­mer­cial paint­ing con­trac­tors. Paint costs vary based on brand, qual­i­ty, type, and spe­cial­ty; while labor costs will depend on the ser­vice you hire and any rel­e­vant state laws. On aver­age, a gal­lon of com­mer­cial paint costs about $30, and work­ers might be paid any­where from $15-$45/hour depend­ing on their skills, expe­ri­ence, union involve­ment, etc.

How Large is Your Facility?

In most cas­es, the big­ger your work­place, the more expen­sive your paint job will be. How­ev­er, the size of your facil­i­ty is less impor­tant than the amount of sur­face area that needs cov­er­ing. The lat­ter will dic­tate the amount of paint need­ed and the hours of labor worked. If you own a large space but only need the ceil­ings paint­ed, you will come away with a small­er bill than you would if you need­ed every square inch coat­ed, of course.

Start­ing From Scratch vs. Touch­ing Up

The next aspect to con­sid­er when fig­ur­ing out the cost of com­mer­cial paint­ing ser­vices is the nature of the paint job, i.e. paint­ing brand new sur­faces or going over sur­faces with old­er paint. One type of paint job is not nec­es­sar­i­ly less expen­sive than the oth­er. For instance, a brand new sur­face might require more paint to ful­ly cov­er, but pre-exist­ing paint might need to be removed from anoth­er sur­face before a new coat is added.

In oth­er words, this fac­tor comes down to the par­tic­u­lars of a project. Minor touch-ups are often rel­a­tive­ly cheap, but it can take a lot of paint to cov­er up a dark­er sur­face with a lighter shade. The same goes for main­te­nance paint­ing. These projects can vary from sim­ple and cheap to com­pli­cat­ed and expen­sive depend­ing on the situation.

What Addi­tion­al Ser­vices are Required?

In addi­tion to the paint job itself; your busi­ness might require oth­er paint-relat­ed ser­vices before, dur­ing, or after com­mer­cial paint­ing. Some com­pa­nies, like Kaloutas, offer these addi­tion­al spe­cial­ty ser­vices, such as indus­tri­al pres­sure wash­ing, floor­ing, caulk­ing, graf­fi­ti removal, rust encap­su­la­tion, and so much more. These may be con­sid­ered sep­a­rate from the com­mer­cial paint job itself, but you may decide to hire one com­pa­ny to give you an esti­mate for all your facility’s needs. Some of these ser­vices will make for a longer-last­ing, more durable paint job.

Qual­i­ty Counts

Last­ly, qual­i­ty always con­tributes to cost. Cheap­er paint and less-skilled work­ers might cost you less ini­tial­ly, but you will end up with worse results. You may even wind up pay­ing more in repairs and main­te­nance costs in the long haul. It is best to invest in high-qual­i­ty paint and ser­vices from the very begin­ning. Any addi­tion­al costs asso­ci­at­ed with this qual­i­ty go into main­tain­ing the beau­ty and dura­bil­i­ty of your facil­i­ty, which is well worth it.

The cost of a com­mer­cial paint­ing project will depend on all of the above fac­tors and more. It comes down to your spe­cif­ic needs, and how much you are will­ing to invest in your company’s future. Kaloutas is proud to have been serv­ing New Eng­land busi­ness­es for over 30 years. Our com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al painters have expe­ri­ence serv­ing all kinds of facil­i­ties and clients. For more infor­ma­tion on our ser­vices and peo­ple, con­tact us and give us a call at 9785321414.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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