Paint Removal Dustless removal of lead-based paints. The removal system is a mechanical process and no water, chemicals or abrasive grit are used. Containment or special ventilation is not required. Based on Pentek Inc. Costs shown are for a 5,000 SF or larger job. For estimating purposes figure one 55-gallon drum of contaminated waste per 2,500 square feet of coatings removed from surfaces with an average coating thickness of 12 mils. Waste disposal costs are not included. Use $5,000 as a minimum charge for work of this type. On pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools, rules adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency require that: (1) a trained supervisor be on site during paint removal, (2) those affected be given a copy of the EPA pamphlet on lead paint removal, (3) records be retained for three years and (4) steps be taken to prevent the spread of dust and debris. For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf.
Removing paint from ceilings, doors, door and window frames, roofs, siding Equipment includes three pneumatic needle scaler units attached to one air-powered vacuum-waste packing unit and one 150 CFM gas or diesel powered air compressor including all hoses and connectors. Add the one-time charge listed below for move-on, move-off and refurbishing of equipment.
Craft@Hrs Unit Material Labor Equipment Total
  Ceilings
      Plaster, 70 SF per hour PT@.042 SF — 1.58 1.17 2.75
  Doors, wood or metal. Remove and re-hang doors, no carpentry included
      To 3'0" x 6'8" PT@1.00 Ea — 37.50 — 37.50
      Over 3'0" x 6'8" to 6'0" x 8'0" PT@1.50 Ea — 56.30 — 56.30
      Over 6'0" x 8'0" to 12'0" x 20'0" PT@2.00 Ea — 75.00 — 75.00
  Paint removal (assumes doors are laid flat on saw horses)
      80 SF per hour PT@.038 SF — 1.43 1.06 2.49
Door or window frames
      To 3'0" x 6'8" PT@1.50 Ea — 56.30 41.80 98.10
      Over 3'0" x 6'8" to 6'0" x 8'0" PT@2.00 Ea — 75.00 55.70 130.70
      Over 6'0" x 8'0" to 12'0" x 20'0" PT@3.00 Ea — 113.00 83.60 196.60
  Lintels
      Per SF of surface area PT@.033 SF — 1.24 .92 2.16
  Roofs
    Metal roofs to 3 in 12 pitch 75 SF of surface per hour PT@.040 SF — 1.50 1.11 2.61
    Metal roofs over 3 in 12 pitch 65 SF of surface per hour PT@.046 SF — 1.73 1.28 3.01
    Wood roofs to 3 in 12 pitch 80 SF of surface per hour PT@.038 SF — 1.43 1.06 2.49
    Wood roofs over 3 in 12 pitch 70 SF of surface per hour PT@.042 SF — 1.58 1.17 2.75
  Siding
      Metal siding, 80 SF per hour PT@.038 SF — 1.43 1.06 2.49
      Wood siding, 85 SF per hour PT@.035 SF — 1.31 .97 2.28
  Walls measured on one face of wall
      Concrete, 80 SF per hour PT@.038 SF — 1.43 1.06 2.49
      Concrete block, 70 SF per hour PT@.042 SF — 1.58 1.17 2.75
      Plaster, 85 SF per hour PT@.035 SF — 1.31 .97 2.28
    Add for mobilization and demobilization, per job
      Move-on & off and refurbish — LS — — — 2,500.00

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