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Question DetailsAsked on 12/18/2017

cost to paint a 400 sq. ft ceiling

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You might get this for $100-200 range (depending on local labor costs) from a one-man owner-worker Painting - Interior or Handymen (your two Search the List categories for this type of work) outfit, for a single coat with no more surface prep than perhaps a few small screw or nail hole repairs and dusting. Larger firm where the workers are hired employees likely more like $250-300 minimum job charge, especially because the masking and covering of furniture and flooring and such and cleanup is going to be significantly more labor time than the painting itself - and for that size job, just one ceiling, most likely going to be a roller job rather than sprayer because of the sprayer cleanup time required.

Add scrubbing the ceiling (like in a kitchen, to remove grease) or moving furniture around to get access and I would expect more like $200-300 range. Add $100-150 for a primer or second coat if needed to cover poor conditions or to apply a significantly different color tone (dark over light or vice versa) than is there now.

Those assume not more than about a 10 foot ceiling.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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