Exterior painting, subcontract The estimates below are for hand work (brush and roller). Costs will be 15% to 30% lower when spray equipment can be used to good advantage. These costs include only minimum surface preparation. Add additional surface preparation, if required, from the figures above. Typical subcontract costs.
Brick or concrete, including acrylic latex masonry primer and latex paint [view picture]
    1 coat latex — SF — — .72
    2 coats latex — SF — — 1.00
  Concrete floors, etch and epoxy enamel — SF — — .41
  Columns and pilasters, per coat — SF — — .58
  Cornices, per coat — SF — — 1.48
  Doors, including trim, exterior only
    3 coats — Ea — — 47.40
    2 coats — Ea — — 34.10
  Downspouts and gutters
    Per coat — LF — — 1.20
  Eaves
    No rafters, per coat — SF — — .58
    With rafters, per coat, brush — SF — — 1.00
  Fences (gross area)
    Plain, 2 coats (per side) — SF — — 1.39
    Plain, 1 coat (per side) — SF — — .83
    Picket, 2 coats (per side) — SF — — 1.29
    Picket, 1 coat (per side) — SF — — .74
  Lattice work
    1 coat 1 side, gross area — SF — — .64
  Metal, typical
    1 coat — SF — — .52
    2 coats — SF — — .90
  Porch rail and balusters, per coat
    Gross area — SF — — 1.27
    Handrail only — LF — — .87
  Roofs, wood shingle
    1 coat stain plus 1 coat sealer
      Flat roof — SF — — .60
          4 in 12 pitch — SF — — .77
          8 in 12 pitch — SF — — .81
      12 in 12 pitch — SF — — .96
    1 coat stain plus 2 coats sealer
      Flat roof — SF — — .95
          4 in 12 pitch — SF — — 1.15
          8 in 12 pitch — SF — — 1.24
      12 in 12 pitch — SF — — 1.33
  Siding, plain
    Sanding and puttying, typical — SF — — .39
    Siding and trim, 3 coats — SF — — 1.21
    Siding and trim, 2 coats — SF — — .90
    Trim only, 2 coats — SF — — .95
    Trim only, 3 coats — SF — — 1.29
  Siding, shingle, including trim
    2 coats oil paint — SF — — .92
    1 coat oil paint — SF — — .57
    2 coats stain — SF — — .87
    1 coat stain — SF — — .50

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