Home Service Job Cost Calculator

Cost to Paint a Ceiling

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Paint a Ceilingzip code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Ceiling Labor
Direct labor expenses to paint ceiling.
2.4 hours$72.88$143.72
Ceiling Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to paint ceiling including: masking tape and paper, surface repair material, solvents and cleanup supplies.
200 square feet$31.34$40.00

Totals - Cost to Paint Ceiling
200 square feet$104.22$183.72
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Paint a Ceiling - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Paint a Ceiling averages $0.52 - $0.92 per square foot in 2014. This Ceiling Painting cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Ceiling Painting project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Ceiling Painting - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $0.52 - $0.92 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Ceiling Painting: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Paint a Ceiling - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Paint a Ceiling - References

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