Exterior painting, subcontract (cont.) 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.
  Steel sash [view picture]
    3 coats (per side) — SF — — 1.16
  Stucco
    1 coat, smooth surface — SF — — .58
    2 coats, smooth surface — SF — — .88
    1 coat, rough surface — SF — — .64
    2 coats, rough surface — SF — — 1.05
  Window frames and sash, 3 coats
    Per side, one lite — Ea — — 36.20
    Per side, add for each additional lite — Ea — — 2.02
Interior painting, subcontract The estimates below are for hand work (roller with some brush cut-in). Costs will be 15% to 30% lower when spray equipment can be used to good advantage. These costs include only minimum surface preparation. Add for additional surface preparation, if required, from the preceding pages. Typical subcontract costs.
  Cabinets, bookcases, cupboards, per SF of total surface area
    3 coats, paint — SF — — 2.88
    Stain, shellac, varnish or plastic — SF — — 2.95
  Concrete block or brick
    Primer and 1 coat latex — SF — — .67
  Doors, including trim
    3 coats (per side) — SF — — 1.77
    2 coats (per side) — SF — — 1.23
  Plaster or drywall walls, latex. Add for ceilings from below
    Prime coat or sealer — SF — — .36
    1 coat smooth surface — SF — — .43
    1 coat rough surface — SF — — .48
    1 coat sealer, 1 coat flat
      Smooth surface — SF — — .59
      Rough surface — SF — — .79
    1 coat sealer, 2 coats flat
      Smooth surface — SF — — .80
      Rough surface — SF — — 1.05
    1 coat sealer, 2 coats gloss or semi-gloss
      Smooth surface — SF — — .76
      Rough surface — SF — — 1.04
    Add for ceilings — % — — 45.0
  Stairs, including risers
    3 coats paint — SF — — 2.02
    Stain, shellac, varnish — SF — — 2.08
  Woodwork, painting
    Priming — SF — — .48
    2 coats — SF — — .75
    2 coats, top workmanship — SF — — .94
    3 coats — SF — — 1.23
    3 coats, top workmanship — SF — — 1.63
  Woodwork, staining
    Apply stain — SF — — .39
    Filling (paste wood filler) — SF — — .84
    Sanding — SF — — .49
    Apply wax and polish — SF — — .50

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