Custom Painting Inc
Planning a Budget for Commercial Painters in East Bay

Commercial painters in East Bay understand that business owners need to stay within their budget but at the same time they also want a neat and professional-looking finish. They also understand that business owners need to proceed with the paint job without causing disruptions to their client's day-to-day business activities. That's why commercial painters are there to ensure that everything in the paint job goes smoothly without any unpleasant incidences.

While painters typically paint high commercial building exteriors and interiors, they also work on smaller spaces such as a retail shop or a cafe. Since commercial painters can do any kind of paint job, you may think that they're more expensive to hire in comparison to their residential counterparts. But it's not always the case. The right painting budget depends on the size and the condition of the property that needs to be painted.

If you own and/or manage a small retail shop or cafe, painters will calculate and determine the cost, and employ a smaller crew. In the case of large shopping complexes or high-rise apartments, painters will also calculate the costs. The difference is that they will hire a bigger team of painters and use some equipment that are unique to commercial painting such as scaffolding, lifts, and sand blasters. They may also use types of paints that are different to those used in a residential painting.

In budgeting a commercial painting, accurate estimates are necessary as they are an essential part of a successful painting job. Commercial painters look at each job and calculate the expenses that are related to the paints, materials, labor, and other odds and ends. They must provide an estimate that is not only accurate, but an estimate that is also flexible and can be adjusted in case there are needed modifications in the project. A comprehensive and precise estimate will enable you to adjust your budget accordingly. It's always preferable to re-evaluate the estimate regularly while the paint job is in progress to avoid massive cost overruns.

Generally, painters charge between $25 to $45 per hour, depending on their experience and the state you live in. Some commercial painters may charge based on the hour, while others may charge based on the size of the job. So, if you would pay a single painter based on an hourly rate, expect to pay him from $200 to $400 for a day's work. But since this is commercial painting, work will most likely take more than a day and it will take more than one painter or two to finish it, so you can expect to pay more than the suggested rate.

You can also calculate how fast a painter does his work by the hour. Typically, a painter covers 100 square feet per hour; so, if he covers 1,000 square feet in a day, expect to pay him from $250 to $450. Imagine how much this figure will balloon in a commercial painting.

Aside from the cost of labor, you have also had to include the price allocated for paints, supplies, equipment (whether commercial painters own them or rent them) as well as for other phases of the job such as prep work and cleanup. Your overall budget for commercial painters in East Bay really depends on your specific requirements, the type or the condition of the surface, and the complexity of the job, as well as the experience of the painters themselves.

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Fremont, Hayward Area
(510) 795-0903

Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton Area
(925) 294-8062

San Ramon, Danville, Alamo Area
(925) 866-9610

Walnut Creek, Concord Clayton, Pleasant Hill Lafayette, Orinda Area (925) 686-0903


AS OF 2006, THE CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD REQUIRES ANY CONTRACTOR THAT DOES HOME IMPROVEMENT WORK EXCEEDING $500.00 TO HAVE A STATE APPROVED CONTRACT SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER AND THE COMPANY THAT IS DOING THE WORK. THE CONTRACTOR IS ALSO REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAND YOU A FORM THAT LETS YOU KNOW WHETHER THEY DO OR DO NOT CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.

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Testimonials
Your carpenters are very neat and professional, we are happy with all the work they did in our home. [more»]
Mary Chu
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Your crew was very professional and on time every morning. My home looks beautiful and I will tell everyone I know what a great job you did. [more»]
Lori Bond
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We are very happy with the work your company did in our home. Gene made us feel at ease with the process of the work. [more»]
Nina Robinson
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Your men are everything I was looking for in a painting business. Thank you. [more»]
Barbara Baxter
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Mark please forward this to Norman. Norman was prompt with his calls and when we had appointments for the estimate and color consultations. [more»]
Stan Cartwright
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Great job we enjoyed your guys please use us as a reference. [more»]
Marty Tritt
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Sergio and his crew did a wonderful job on my house. They were clean and detailed. Thanks for a wonderful job. [more»]
Michelle Keanrey
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My wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the work Pablo and the guys did at our home. Pablo helped us with a couple of issues of where colors should start and stop. [more»]
Greg Parson
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Thank you for the great job. Your guys are nice. [more»]
Mark Applegate
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I am a very picky person when it comes to my home and I would like to thank you for the most pleasant experience I have ever had with anyone that has work in my home [more»]
Ann Wong
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Kevin thanks for the pleasant experience. [more»]
Mike Lipton
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Love the work done at my home. My friends are jealous because my home looks fantastic. [more»]
Nancy Yin
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Rick and Gene did a perfect job installing my molding. Not only was the job impeccable but their clean up every day was excellent. [more»]
Amy Johnson
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Just want to let you know your guys did a great job. [more»]
Pat Slater
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I would like to thank Custom Painting for one of the easiest painting experiences I have had. Kevin’s quick response to my phone calls was unexpected and I was very pleased. [more»]
Chris Newman
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Mark thanks for the excellent service your company gave me. From the time your estimator showed up (on time) until the painters left, it was a very pleasant experience.... [more»]
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Residential & Commercial Painting Services, Custom Molding Installation, Acoustic Ceiling Removal by Custom Painting, Inc. – We are a Licensed and Insured Provider working across the Bay Area, the East Bay, San Ramon, Danville, Livermore, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord

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