Painting Take off

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Painting Take off

Paint take-off helps ensure that you have enough paint for a particular task while simultaneously minimising losses and last-minute trips to purchase additional supplies. Being accurate with calculations helps avoid delays and overspending on budgets; here is what we are currently doing when conducting painting take-offs:

  • Checking the surface: First step to successful painting: an evaluation of surfaces being painted. This means identifying their type (e.g. drywall concrete wood etc) as well as exterior conditions like rough, smooth or textured.
  • Getting measurements: Take note of the area you must paint by measuring its square footage – for ceilings, walls or other surfaces that need painting this could include ceilings or walls as well as irregularly-shaped surfaces that need measuring cut into manageable sections so as to allow easier measuring techniques.
  • Paint type and coverage: Different paint varieties provide different coverage rates; premium brands usually cover larger surfaces per gallon than cheaper paints. Furthermore, other factors should also be taken into account such as how many coats will need to be applied and whether any primer will need to be purchased prior to painting the surface in question.
  • Doing calculations: Once your measurements and knowledge of coverage rate of selected paint is in hand, the amount needed can be easily determined using standard calculations; typically this involves subdividing area covered by coverage rate multiplied by area covered per area subdivided by coverage rate multiplied by subdividing total area by coverage rate per paint covering rate multiplied by total area subdivided by coverage rate multiplied by available area to divide by ratio used as basis of estimation of required quantity of paint required.
  • Contingency: It’s a good idea to add a contingency amount to take into account mistakes, retouching or any other unexpected circumstances. The contingency percentage can vary dependent on the difficulty of the project as well as the expertise of the estimator however, it’s usually 10-20 percent of the total amount.
  • Material list: Create a comprehensive listing of all the items needed for the task, including kind and amount of primers, paint, tape, rollers, brushes and other materials that are required.


How to get started?

Visit the Get Quote page on website, upload the drawings/plans of your project, set the deadline and our team will assist you with your work.

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