Commercial Space Painting: Cost and Makeover Estimates

Commercial Space Painting: Cost and Makeover Estimates



Cost of Commercial Space Painting and other factors

The commercial space like offices, schools, studios, offices, hospitals, banks, etc painting cost depends on three main factors as required: quantity of paint, amount of labours needed, and the condition of the building.
Additionally painting building cost affects the alternative factors like fresh painting or repainting, texture painting or plain wall painting, both exterior and interior painting, or only interior or exterior paintwork to be done.
So in this article, we are going to know roughly the cost estimating process of any commercial space building.

Paint Requirement Estimation Idea

First, multiply the overall wall length x breadth to get the approximate area of the wall surface to be painted.
Then take the measurement of the building's windows, doors, and ventilators that is length
X breadth = area of the total open surfaces in the building.
Alternatively, if the ceilings also need to be painted then multiply the length and breadth of the wall and add this number to the total sq. foot of wall area.
After determining the total measurement of the wall and ceiling area you can calculate the amount of paint required.

Condition of the Building

Fresh Painting or Repainting

In fresh painting, work needs 1-2 coats of putty, a coat of primer, and 2-3 coats of paint whereas repainting needs putty for filling up cracks in the damaged areas, a coat of primer, and 2 coats of paint. So the fresh painting project costs more than the repainting of the commercial building painting project.

Wall Putty

Wall putty is the basic material necessary for applying in a fresh painting project. It costs Rs 50 per kg and provides a coverage area of 15- 35 sq. ft. The labour cost of applying putty including material is Rs 4 per sq. ft.

Wall Primer

It is used in the painting, process just before the application of paint for better absorption of paint. Depending on the condition of the walls, primer can be skipped in the repainting process. So skipping the primer application also makes the difference in building painting project cost.
The cost of primer varies ₹ 140- 200 per liter and 1-liter primer provides a coverage area of 201-270 per sq. ft.

Interior or Exterior Painting

Commercial building painting cost effects make a big difference about the factor of painting the only interior, and exterior, or both interior - exterior. Painting the interior includes highlighted wall texture paint and extra labor cost for heavy furniture manipulation involved to access the wall for painting.

Types of Paint and Cost per sqft

Type of Paint Painting Cost per sq.ft
Basic Paint (Emulsion) ₹8 -15
Enamel ₹ 15 -20
Advanced (Royale Paints) ₹ 17 - 30
Distemper ₹ 8 - 11
Texture Designs ₹ 80 - 300
Additional cost per sq.ft depends on the factors given below:
Painting Requirements Price per sq.ft Material+ Labour charges
Fresh Painting ₹ 20 - 38
Repainting ₹ 10 - 28
Interior Painting ₹ 12 - 35
Balcony Painting ₹ 11 - 18
Putty ₹ 4 (per coat)

Painting labour cost of a Commercial Space

Commercial building labor cost is 3/2 (1.5 times) approximate material cost needed for the project. For instance, if the painting material cost of the project is ₹ 20,000 then labor cost is around 20000* 3/2 = ₹30,000.

Other Factors

Factors that affect the painting cost includes:
Covering and Masking of Non-Paintable Areas
Always start painting work from the ceiling and then the walls. So before starting to paint the workplace masking tape for covering non-paintable areas.

Variety of Paints and Number of Paint colours to be Used

Painting cost varies within the same project depending on the paint brand applied. Additionally, there is a huge difference in painting cost whether single colour or multiple colours, or texture design paint is used for painting.

Choosing the Right brand & Paint Product

For rental properties used for offices, studios, banks or shops recommended paint products are eggshell, satin paint products, and Taupe, Grey, Cream, Beige, Brown, and white neutral colours as these colours do not distract the clients focus.
For hospitals and schools, we recommend high - gloss as they are attractive and easy to clean. Blue, green, and white colours are most preferred for hospitals as these colours provide eye-soothing and calming environment effects on the visitors. For schools, recommended paint colours are white, and sky blue for the interiors and gray, red, and gray or white and gray for the exterior.
Check the below chart for choosing the Right brand & Paint Product
Paint Category
Water-based Paints (distemper, luster, texture, emulsion)
Oil based Paints (enamel, emulsion, luster)
Characteristics Flexibility
Tolerance of surface contraction and expansion without cracking.
Less Tolerance of surface contraction and expansion. Therefore more susceptible to cracking
Durability
Excellent UV durability, resistance to chalking, and colour fade.
Less susceptible to environmental conditions like temperature and humidity.
Emissions
Zero or low levels of VOCs.
High levels of VOCs.
Sheen levels
Low sheen level but maintains it for a longer duration of time.
Higher sheen level but becomes duller over time.
Usage Suitable for exterior use.
Suitable for interior use.
Applications
Surface conditions
Can tolerate a small amount of moisture on the application surface.
Oil-based paints repel water as a result, unable to create strong adhesion bonding to the surface.
Clean up
It Is easier to clean up the painted surface.
It needs special thinners to use in the cleaning process.
Drying time
Touch dry
30-60 minutes 6-8 hours
Ready for recoat 2-3 hours 16-20 hours
Fully dry 1-4 weeks 2-3 days

FAQs

  • How to choose colours for your Office, Shop, Studio, School, Hospital, or Bank?
For rental property used for office, studio or shop recommended paint products are eggshell, satin paint products, and Taupe, Grey, Cream, Beige, Brown, and white neutral colours as these colours do not distract the client's focus.
For hospitals and schools, we recommend high - gloss as they are attractive and easy to clean. Blue, green, and white colours are most preferred for hospitals as these colours provide eye-soothing and calming environment effects on the visitors. For schools, recommended paint colours are white, and sky blue for the interiors and gray, red, and gray, or white and gray for the exterior.
  • What is the process of Interior fresh and repainting your Office, Shop, Studio, School, Bank or Hospital?
The Interior fresh painting process of Offices, Shops, studios, Schools, Hospitals, and Banks is followed by 2-3 coats of putty, 1 coat of primer, and 2 coats of paint. Whereas repainting steps followed by filling damaged areas using putty, a coat of primer application if necessary (if the repainting project is to be painted in the existing same color, then depending on the wall’s condition primer coat may be skipped), and 2 coats of paint.
  • How much does it cost to paint your Office, Shop, Studio, School, Bank, or Hospital?
Commercial building labor cost is 3/2 (1.5 times) approximate material cost needed for the project. For instance, if the painting material cost of the project is Rs 20,000 then labor cost is around 20000* 3/2 = ₹ 30,000.



05-Mar-2023
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