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Question DetailsAsked on 9/29/2017

How much will it cost to have my 780 square foot condo painted?

I want to prime and paint walls, ceilings, doors, and baseboards. The condo has three doors one bedroom, living dining room combination, and bathroom. Its located in Florida. Thank you.

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You can find a lot of previous similar questions with answers about painting issues and ballpark costs, in the Home > Painting link under Browse Projects, at lower left. Be sure you are looking at interior painting questions, and pay attention to how typical costs are listed - usually per square foot of surface actually being painted, but some contractors will quote based on apartment/house real estate (floor space) square footage for the rooms being painted - obviously a big difference between the two as a typical house or apartment has roughly 2-3 times as much ceiling + wall surface as floor square footage.

Your best bet, for an actual painting quote, is to be sure they quote the entire job as a bottom line number, not per square footage - thereby eliminating any confusion about how the work was measured for payment.

My recommendation on bathroom - go with nothing less glossy than a semi-gloss or gloss (or fairly "hard finish" satin sometimes) on walls and also on ceilings if they are washable (not stippled or popcorn finish or such). I generally do not recommend true gloss paint except on kitchen ceilings because it starts getting hazy and streaked looking after a couple of washings, though is nice in kitchens for easy removal of grease buildup from cooking. And require that the bathroom (and kitchen if you do a lot of boiling or frying or wok cooking or such) paint and primer both have mildewcide added (a dollar or two more per gallon cost) - EXCEPT sometimes if using a pure white it can discolor it a bit so painter may not advise it in that case. Very minimal cost for substantial reduction in mold formation risk.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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