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How to calculate cost of Painting House

Many Home owners call us & ask us how much it would cost to paint their homes.

Well only when Painter visits the place & takes measurements – it is possible to give more accurate quote. However if you are looking for rough quote to get an idea keep reading.

Find out carpet area of your home. Multiply this by 4. For example if your carpet area is 500 sq. ft. then 500 x 4 = 20000 sq. ft. is your number. Now find out how much does your painter charge you per sq. ft. . In Mumbai for Painters charge anywhere from Rs 26 to Rs 30 per sq. ft. as per situation. hence your cost would come out to be 27 x 2000 = Rs 54,000 . This number is on higher side.

Many Home owners ask why multiple of 4 . 4 represents 4 side of the wall. Then many home owners question, what about Windows, balcony, door etc these areas should get subtracted from the calculation. Well we have not counted your ceiling which will also get painted. Right ? Hence multiple of 4 comes out to be pretty close to the actual cost.

However any Painter would finally take measurements & then give you final BILL with exact number of work done.

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  1. mangomonkey 16 August 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

    500 x 4 = 2000 and not 20000

  2. Paritosh 16 December 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Nitin if we use PVC panels for walls…what is the cost raneg or PVC panels per sq ft.
    Secondly if we use PVC panels, then can we do that without plastering. So would these panels save the cost of both plastering and paneling?

    • contractorbhai 18 December 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Mr Paritosh, I am not sure about actual application of PVC in this case. I have seen people using acrylic panels on wall ,not PVC. I am not sure what material & application you are talking about. Please talk to some expert, I think you should apply coat of primer or some chemical on brick wall before covering it with finish material directly. This is not proven option, so you will need to experiment & see how it goes. Between idea sounds interesting – save on plastering & paneling. We did one room where client wanted one wall to remain as brick wall. We did primer on it, it was left as highlighter. Such experimental ideas are risk prone. In most cases they do not last for years. Either they dont stay functional or you stop liking it.

  3. Ankit patel 24 April 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I want exterior colour estimate

  4. Suresh 30 September 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I want exterior colouring estimate . Can you help ?

  5. Samir 18 December 2018 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Y painter charges high labour for high material colour cost while basic wall preparation process cost is almost the same??? Is it fair practice??

    • contractorbhai 2 January 2019 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      there are no fix standard rates. its an open market. price are driven by market trend. depending upon skills and quality of work , painters decide their rates. I am unable to give any concrete answer.

  6. jinu 1 January 2019 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Hi whats difference between local painter and Asian paints painting services. Is it justified to pay the premium to Asian paints. !!!

    • contractorbhai 2 January 2019 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      I am unable to answer direct question. any painter that is reasonable(market rate) & has done work in your reference should be preferred. Asian Paints or any other company would try to set standards. However finally, end of the day it completely depends on man who is actually doing work at your place. At the same time avoid painters who quote very low price, because later they will increase the bill or compromise on result.

  7. khushbu 26 August 2019 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    hi could you please let me know costong for oil paint which we se for grills and bathroon doors?

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