Painting labor costs — commercial and industrial work (cont.) Painting costs in this section assume work can be done from the floor or from ladders. Add the cost of scaffolding or staging when if required. Painting costs in this section include no surface preparation and no masking or protection of adjacent surfaces. Estimates for surface preparation and protection of adjacent surfaces are shown separately below. For more complete information on commercial and industrial painting costs, see National Painting Cost Estimator at http://CraftsmanSiteLicense.com/
  Roll elastomeric or mastic, walls PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Spray elastomeric or mastic, walls PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
  Brush epoxy coating on walls PA@.014 SF — .73 .73
  Roll epoxy coating on walls PA@.007 SF — .37 .37
  Spray epoxy coating on walls PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
  Roll ceiling PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
  Spray ceiling PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
  Spray concrete deck PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
  Brush concrete floor or steps PA@.006 SF — .31 .31
  Roll concrete floor or steps PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
Masonry walls, paint one coat
  Brush concrete block PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Roll concrete block PA@.004 SF — .21 .21
  Spray concrete block PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
  Roll scored concrete block or brick PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Spray scored concrete block or brick PA@.004 SF — .21 .21
  Spray fluted masonry PA@.006 SF — .31 .31
  Brush block filler PA@.019 SF — .99 .99
  Roll block filler PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Spray block filler PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
Swimming pool paint, elastomerics and mastics
  Brush application PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Roller application PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
  Spray application PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
Polyurethane epoxy floor system
  Etch and neutralize concrete PA@.006 SF .03 .31 .34
  Roll base coat PA@.006 SF .08 .31 .39
  Roll first flood coat PA@.006 SF .11 .31 .42
  Apply chip coat, by hand PA@.003 SF .06 .16 .22
  Sanding and wiping, by machine PA@.003 SF .02 .16 .18
  Roll second flood coat PA@.002 SF .11 .10 .21
  Roll first finish glaze coat PA@.002 SF .11 .10 .21
  Roll second finish glaze coat PA@.002 SF .08 .10 .18
  Roll third finish glaze coat PA@.002 SF .08 .10 .18
Wood floors and decks, paint one coat
  Brush porch floor PA@.006 SF — .31 .31
  Roll or spray porch floor PA@.005 SF — .26 .26
  Brush wood steps, risers and stringers PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Brush rail or baluster, per LF of rail or baluster PA@.008 LF — .42 .42
  Brush large post PA@.010 SF — .52 .52
Shingles or siding, paint one coat
  Brush shingles or rough siding PA@.010 SF — .52 .52
  Roll shingles or rough siding PA@.006 SF — .31 .31
  Spray shingles or rough siding PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
  Brush mineral fiber shingles PA@.010 SF — .52 .52
  Roll mineral fiber shingles PA@.008 SF — .42 .42
  Spray mineral fiber shingles PA@.003 SF — .16 .16
  Brush shake siding PA@.010 SF — .52 .52
  Spray shake siding PA@.006 SF — .31 .31
  Brush rustic or lap siding PA@.009 SF — .47 .47
  Roll rustic or lap siding PA@.007 SF — .37 .37
  Spray rustic or lap siding PA@.004 SF — .21 .21
  Roll board and batten siding PA@.006 SF — .31 .31

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