Painting

Painting  for plugin is a quick and easy database intended for swift takeoff of Painting on a budget basis.  This database covers all the major type of takeoff issues that a Painting contractor will encounter.

 

 Plugin Sections

The database is sequenced into :

                Paint Interior Wall 1 Side

                Paint Interior Wall 2 Sides

                Paint Interior Trim

                Paint Exterior Wall by LF

                Paint Exterior Wall by SF

                Paint Exterior Trim

                CMU & Concrete Specialties

                Paint Ceilings

                Paint Windows

                Paint Doors & Frames

                Paint Floors

                Paint Stairwells

                Paint Steel Shapes

 

*** Note, that the order of these conditions are set correctly as we have set up the data. The Planswift program will move these conditions around as you use the Plugin. This is a known issue and the fix is under way with a future Planswift upgrade.

 

 

Takeoff View:

This is a screenshot of the takeoff window. Notice the sequence of the folders on the right side.

 


 

Each folder is discussed in detail below.

 

 

Paint Wall on 1 Side

This section is to be used when you are painting a wall on one side only. There are child folders for different paint substrates such as:

                Paint Wall on 1 Side GWB

                Paint Wall on 1 Side CMU

                Paint Wall on 1 Side Concrete

                Paint Wall on 1 Side Plaster

                Paint Wall on 1 Side Wood

                Stain Wall on 1 Side Wood

 

Each sub section in turn is organized as follows. For this example we are using the GWB as an example:

                Paint Wall on 1 Side GWB

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB  8'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB   9'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB 10'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB 11'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB 12'

                                Input other height

                                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 1 Side GWB 15'

 

 

*** Note, that the order of these conditions are set correctly as we have set up the data. The Planswift program will move these conditions around as you use the Plugin. This is a known issue and the fix is under way with a future Planswift upgrade.

 

The first 5 conditions are pre-set so that you do not have to input the height of the wall. These heights are set up and the math is completed to calculate the SF of the 1 sided wall that you are to paint. As an example, if you have a 9 foot wall to takeoff select this condition, takeoff the length of the wall and this length is calculated times the height of 9 foot for you. This method will cover 85% of what the average use will encounter.

 

For the times you have a wall of a different height click on the "Input other Height" folder and then the conditions inside this folder. As you use this condition the 1st question you will see will be the height of the wall. This is pre-set to 15 feet. Change to reflect the actual wall height you want to see. A screen shot of this condition is as follows.

 

 

When you input the wall height the description will change to reflect the wall height of the takeoff.

 

 

 

Paint Wall on 2 Sides

This section is to be used when you are painting a wall on 2 sides. There are child folders for different paint substrates such as:

                Paint Wall on 2 Sides GWB

                Paint Wall on 2 Sides CMU

                Paint Wall on 2 Sides Concrete

                Paint Wall on 2 Sides Plaster

                Paint Wall on 2 Sides Wood

                Stain Wall on 2 Sides Wood

 

Each sub section in turn is organized as follows. For this example we are using the GWB as an example:

                Paint Wall on 1 Side GWB

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB   8'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB   9'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB 10'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB 11'

                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB 12'

                                Input other height

                                                Paint Wall Primer & 2 Coats on 2 Sides GWB 15'

 

 

*** Note, that the order of these conditions are set correctly as we have set up the data. The Planswift program will move these conditions around as you use the Plugin. This is a known issue and the fix is under way with a future Planswift upgrade.

 

The first 5 conditions are pre-set so that you do not have to input the height of the wall. These heights are set up and the math is completed to calculate the SF of the 2 sided wall that you are to paint. As an example if you have a 9 foot wall to takeoff select this condition. Takeoff the length of the wall and this length is calculated times the height of 9 foot for you time both sides of the wall.  This method will cover 85% of what the average use will encounter.

 

For the times you have a wall of a different height click on the "Input other Height" folder and then the conditions inside this folder. As you use this condition the 1st question you will see will be the height of the wall. This is pre-set to 15 feet. Change to reflect the actual wall height you want to see.

Paint Interior Trim

This section is to be used when you are painting trim. There are child folders for different paint substrates such as:

                Paint Interior Trim

                Stain Interior Trim

 

Each sub section in turn is organized as follows. For this example we are using the Paint Interior Trim as an example:

                Paint Interior Trim

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Crown Molding

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Picture Rail

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Cornice Molding

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Chair Rail

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Map Rail

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Wall Cap

                                Paint Primer & 2 Coats @ Baseboard

 

 

*** Note, that the order of these conditions are set correctly as we have set up the data. The Planswift program will move these conditions around as you use the Plugin. This is a known issue and the fix is under way with a future Planswift upgrade.

 

Click on the green button for the condition that you want. Input the width of the trim. For a starting point all trim is assumed to be 1 foot wide. Then takeoff the length of the trim.

The Stain Interior Trim works exactly as the paint.

Paint Exterior Wall by LF

This section is to be used when you are painting an exterior wall and taking off the wall by lineal feet. All exterior wall in this section is assumed to be a one sided wall. There are child folders for different paint substrates such as:

                Paint Exterior Wall CMU

                Paint Exterior Wall Concrete Wall

                Paint Exterior Wall EIFS Wall

                Paint Exterior Wall Metal Siding

                Paint Exterior Wall Clapboards

                Paint Exterior Wall Shingles

                Stain Exterior Wall Clapboards

                Stain Exterior Wall Shingles

 

Each sub section in turn is organized as follows. For this example we are using the CMU as an example:

                Paint Exterior Wall CMU

                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side   8'

                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side   9'

                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side 10'

                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side 11'

                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side 12'

                                Input other height

                                                Paint Exterior CMU Block Filler & 2 Coats 1 Side 15'

 

 

*** Note, that the order of these conditions are set correctly as we have set up the data. The Planswift program will move these conditions around as you use the Plugin. This is a known issue and the fix is under way with a future Planswift upgrade.

 

The first 5 conditions are pre-set so that you do not have to input the height of the wall. These heights are set up and the math is completed to calculate the SF of the wall that you are to paint. As an example if you have a 9 foot wall to takeoff select this condition, takeoff the length of the wall and this length is calculated times the height of 9 foot for you. This method will cover 85% of what the average use will encounter.

 

For the times you have a wall of a different height click on the "Input other Height" folder and then the conditions inside this folder. As you use this condition the 1st question you will see will be the height of the wall. This is pre-set to 15 feet. Change to reflect the actual wall height you want to see

 

When you input the wall height the description will change to reflect the wall height of the takeoff.

 

Paint Exterior Wall by SF

This section is to be used when you are painting an exterior wall and taking off the wall with the elevation view by square feet. This section contains all the direct conditions. There are no child folders to this section.

                Paint Exterior Wall CMU Wall Block Filler & 2 Coats

                Paint Exterior Wall Concrete Wall Block Filler & 2 Coats

                Paint Exterior Wall EIFS Wall Primer & 2 Coats

                Paint Exterior Wall Metal Siding Primer & 2 Cots

                Paint Exterior Wall Clapboards Primer & 2 Coats

                Paint Exterior Wall Shingles Primer & 2 Coats

                Stain Exterior Wall Clapboards Sealer & 2 Coats

                Stain Exterior Wall Shingles Sealer & 2 Coats

 

Pick the condition you wish to use, by clicking on the green button, then takeoff the area in SF of the area to be painted.

 

Use the Boxout function of Planswift to deduct exterior openings from the base area.

 

CMU & Concrete Specialties

This is a small section to be used for specialty conditions with CMU or Concrete walls. This section contains the following types of coatings.

                CMU-Concrete Stain Cover

                CMU-Concrete Block Filler

                CMU-Concrete Elastomeric Hydro Coating

                CMU-Concrete Clear Hydro Sealer

 

Pick the condition you wish to use, by clicking on the green button, then takeoff the area in SF of the area to be painted.

 

Paint Windows

This is a section to be used for the painting of windows. Windows come in a variety of sizes, materials, types, and manufactures. All of this is ignored in this section, and we are using the Window ID for each type of Window as identified by the Architect or Engineer.

 

Choose the window ID by number, in the properties box you can change the description to match the specifications of the window. Once this is done, then count each of this type of window.

 

In this section you have a choice for a window that is painted and also for a wood window that is stained.

Paint Doors & Frames

This is a small section to be used for the painting of doors. Doors are broken apart by single or double doors, the transoms and sidelights, then for specialty doors. Doors and frames are further broken apart by being hollow metal or wood. The door size is not a consideration as this makes little difference in the amount of paint, or the man hour per door leaf. The sections are as follows.

                Paint Single Doors

                Paint Double Doors

                Transoms - Sidelights - Borrow Light

                Specialty Doors

 

In turn, each section is further broken down into conditions for each section. For example at Paint Single Door you have the following door types to paint.

                Paint Single HM Frame & HM Door

                Paint Single HM Frame & Wood Door

                Paint Single Wood Frame & Wood Door

                Stain Single Wood Frame & Wood Door

 

Then in turn each of the above conditions will have separate conditions for the door and frame. This way you can adjust the cost of each as desired. At double doors the math is set up to provide the painting for 1 double frame and 2 door leafs.

 

Paint Ceilings

This is a section to be used for the painting of ceilings. There are no child folders in this section, as it directly contains all the conditions for the ceiling painting. Here is a screen shot of all the conditions for painting ceilings.

 

 

 

Paint Stairwells

This is a section to be used for the painting of stairwells. This section is broken down into the components of the stairwell starting from the inside of the exterior walls, and then of the stairwell parts. Each type of conditions has the takeoff method for the type of takeoff needed.  There are no child folders in this section, as it directly contains all the conditions for the stairwell painting. Here is a screen shot of all the conditions for painting stairwells.

 

 

 

Paint Floors

This is a section to be used for the painting of floors. There are no child folders in this section, as it directly contains all the conditions for the floor painting.  All floors are taken off by SF. These are the conditions in this section:

                Floor Power Acid Wash

                Concrete Floor Sealer

                Concrete Floor Stain

                Concrete Floor Non-Traffic Enamel

                Concrete Traffic Wear Enamel

                Concrete Floor Paint

  

Paint Steel Shapes

Painting Steel is much more complex than other issue. The shape of the steel determines the square foot of paint are per lineal feet of steel. All steel is calculated in rough this manner to determine the SF of the paint area.

 

Count of steel pieces x LF of each Steel   x SF per LF of Steel = SF of Paint Area

 

The user must input the following

                LF of Each Steel Piece

                SF per LF of Steel

                Steel Weight per LF

 

Using the example of a W-Flange beam here is the properties box for input of this information.

 

 

 

The questions might vary depending on the type of steel that is being painted. Also as a user be careful on the SF per LF you set up. This will vary depending on the position of the steel in the structure.

 

The following steel shapes are available for takeoff in the database.

                Paint Steel W-Flange

                Paint Steel Square Tube

                Paint Steel Rectangle Tube

                Paint Steel C Channel

                Paint Steel MC Channel

                Paint Steel Tee

                Paint Steel Angle

 

Each section has detailed conditions for each major size of steel. In general the thickness of the steel is not considered. For example the steel section with the MC Channel conditions opened is show here.

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