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Old 02-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Can anyone give me a ballbark average on price per sqft for new contruction interior/exterior painting in the Dallas/Ft Worth TX area? I know a lot of builders use floor square footage vs. wall.

I will soon be bidding on a 2500 sqft custom home which happens to be my first New Construction. I'm excited to have the opportunity but I know I will be bidding against other painters. I want to make sure, I'm not too high but also not so low, I'm selling myself short. The remodel is in a middle to upper class neighborhood in Fort Worth, TX. Is there anyone out there in my area that knows this demographic?

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375 10 per sq/ft
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
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Thank you, I think...

May I ask how you came to that, 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375 10 per sq/ft number?
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I have a hard time figuring my average SQFT cost let alone what others charge. Just run the numbers and you will find the SQFT cost. If some one tells you a buck and a half are you going to fly with that, run the numbers, never give ballparks, if you do, you will eventually experience what a groin pull is all about.
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The number dates back to Roman times...when serfs were brought in to paint the walls of the anointed. A few of the guys that post here were just apprentices back then.
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The number dates back to Roman times...when serfs were brought in to paint the walls of the anointed.
nothing has changed much...
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The number dates back to Roman times...when serfs were brought in to paint the walls of the anointed. A few of the guys that post here were just apprentices back then.

I am glad someone figured out what I did.
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Thanks for posting on PaintTalk.com. Straight pricing questions are frowned upon here, as are 'Going Rate' questions. If you are a contractor seeking advice regarding your pricing structure, the Moderators of this forum would like to direct you to this pricing thread - Pricing, Estimating and Success.

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