Your Complete Guide to Electrostatic Painting Prices
Last Updated: October 20, 2023
Reviewed By: Ryan Maguire
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Electrostatic Spray Painting Prices #
Here are some typical price ranges for electrostatic painting services:
Residential Electrostatic Painting
- Small room (bedroom, office): $200 - $500
- Large room (living room, dining room): $400 - $800
- Full interior house painting: $2,000 - $4,000+
Commercial Electrostatic Painting
- Small commercial space: $800 - $1,500
- Large open warehouse: $2,000 - $4,000
- Exterior painting for building: $3,000 - $7,000+
Factors Affecting Cost
- Size of space being painted
- Surface prep needed
- Number of colors/coats
- Location and regional labor rates
- Difficulty reaching surfaces like high ceilings
Electrostatic painting costs a bit more than standard painting but can cut labor time significantly through its increased efficiency. Exact pricing depends on the unique job. Many pro painters now offer electrostatic services. According to the electrostatic painting experts at Gilberts Painting, labor rates cost $60/hr on average.
Electrostatic Painting Cost Examples from Contractors #
Here are some real-world pricing examples based on quotes from professional contractors providing electrostatic painting services:
"We recently did an interior house paint job using electrostatic sprayers. The total cost for a 2,000 sq ft home was $3,500."
"I charged a small office $950 to electrostatically paint their 5 offices and common area. It was efficient and got a great finish."
"A customer had us paint their large warehouse using electrostatic equipment. The 15,000 sq ft space cost $6,200 total for us to spray."
"We painted a condo building exterior with an electrostatic system. The total price for the 10,000 sq ft building was $4,500."
"I painted an occupied office space electrostatically over a weekend. I charged $1,200 to spray the cubicles, walls, and common areas."
"A residential customer had us paint their home interior using electrostatic sprayers. We charged $2,800 for the job."
Electrostatic Painting Costs for Surfaces and Objects #
Here are some estimated electrostatic painting prices for different surfaces and objects:
- Chair: $50-$100
- Table: $100-$250
- Cabinets: $200-$500
- Doors: $80-$150
- Window frames: $150-$300
- Filing cabinets: $100-$250
- Machinery: $300-$1,000
- Railings: $150-$500
- Light fixtures: $50-$150
- Automotive parts: $300-$2,000
- Plastic moldings: $100-$500
- Playground equipment: $500-$2,000
- Shipping containers: $800-$2,000
Prices vary based on size, prep work needed, number of colors, and overall complexity. Electrostatic is very efficient for painting individual items and can provide strong, consistent coverage on intricate surfaces. Exact pricing requires a quote from the painter.
What is Electrostatic Painting? #
Electrostatic spray painting is a process in which a spray gun tip is electrostatically charged; making the paint charged electrically; thereby allowing the paint to be attracted to a grounded surface. This process wastes almost no paint through normal air flow, wind, or dripping. This is because the paint particles are actually attracted to the surface you are painting like a magnet. However, in order for the process to work the object you are painting has to be grounded.
Electrostatic spraying assures an even coat with minimal effort. It can even make spraying cylindrical objects like poles a breeze. Once a portion of the surface has been coated then the paint is no longer attracted to that particular area. Thus, uneven layers and drips are eliminated.
There is almost no limit to what you can paint with an electrostatic spray gun. Even objects that cannot normally be grounded (such as wood) can be sprayed electrostatically. You can put the object you need to spray in between the spray gun and a grounded object or you can prime the nongrounded object with a conductive primer.