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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2015

labor cost to paint 2500 square feet of interior walls and both sides of 3 doors only in Acton Ma

As well as the labor cost to plaster a wall that is 20 feet high and 40 feet wide

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You can find lots of info on typical painting costs and issue (both interior and exterior - pay attention to which is being discussed in a given article) - go to the Home > Painting link in Browse Projects at lower left. With $2500 SF, if house is empty so most can be strayed, that would keep your costs probbly in the midrange considering your relatively high-priced locale.

Bear in mind the fresh plaster wall (when dry and ready for paint) will need a primer coat at probably about 1/2-2/3 normal per-coat cost, plus at least 1 and maybe 2 coats to look right.

Plastering typically runs about $3-6/SF depending on prep needed and texturing Drywall, if that is what you mean, typically about $1.50 in some low end cases in cheap areas, to more like $2-3/SF more typically. Because of wall height I would expect top be around the higher end.

In both cases minimum charge probably about $200 or so, but your job is big enough will be well over that. This cost does NOT include priming or painting - should include the wall covering, texcturing or smooth mud coating, and finish sanding and dusting ready for the painter to finish wet wipe and prime, paint.

Decide BEFORE you talk to contractors whether you want true plaster or drywall, or if texturing with plaster or drywalll compound it can also be done over drywall - generally a good deal cheaper than true plaster walls. Your choice - generally these days plaster is only done for historic homes, in a few areas where it is the "traditional finish", and places where you want a tougher, more dent resistant wall surface.

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