Spend 80% less time estimating, and more time painting

Make painting estimating 80% quicker with efficient cost calculators.

Everything you need to calculate your painting project's costs with one-click technology.

“I can now takeoff five projects in the time it used to take to do just one!”

Painting estimating for smart contractors

Simple estimates with our exterior and interior painting cost calculator

As a commercial painter, what’s the worst part of your job? If you’re like the hundreds of contractors we’ve worked with, painting estimating takeoffs will be high up on the list.

We certainly don’t blame you. Instead of overseeing an external painting project, or lending a hand to your subcontractors on a commercial interior, you’re spending your valuable time at your office or in your home with a stack of documents and a pile of pencils and marker pens. It’s a job you don’t enjoy, but it’s the only way to secure your business’ next paying project.

RapidBid contractor estimating software is a better way to work. Our simple and powerful takeoff tool lets you put down the pencil and pick up the paint roller. Designed with contractors and professionals in mind, our simple takeoff and estimating tool saves upwards of four hours per takeoff for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day.

Don’t just take our word for it. Book a no-strings free demo of our painting estimating software today. No credit card required.

Make painting estimating quicker with efficient cost calculators

Your business probably doesn’t use an exterior or interior painting cost calculator for your painting estimates. Today, you’ve probably invested more into tools to help with painting; estimating is just something you need to do that takes too long.

But your process gets the right figures. You just need those figures now, not in five hours’ time.

That’s right. Five hours. We asked painters, construction workers, electrical contractors and roofers how long their estimates and tenders take. They said it takes five hours. Per estimate. And if you’re wondering what that looks like in a month, we’ll show you.

The majority of that time is spent on takeoffs and measuring.

As an expert painting contractor, you know what goes into a traditional takeoff. You know that you have to painstakingly go over architectural drawings, scaling and coloring by hand, working out how much paint is required, how much floor space will need protecting, and how long it’ll take your subcontractors to do the job. An exterior painting estimate takes just as long, with all the considerations that come from working at height and using more expensive weatherproof paints and coatings.

But even before you get to the scaling and measuring point of your estimate, you’ve sunk man hours and too many dollars into getting those full size plans printed.

By the time you’ve actually got a list of numbers ready to add to your spreadsheet, you’ve invested a lot of time into this tender. And there’s still the matter of adding your prices to the spreadsheet and checking the calculations.

The worst part is that even after all of this work on your estimate, the lead might not choose to go with your quote, and you’ll have wasted this time and money for nothing. So why not let RapidBid painting software make your life easier?

With our accurate and efficient tool you can load and review drawings and plans in seconds, and work straight from your screen.

Removing backgrounds, scaling walls and measuring areas can all be done with a couple of clicks, and suddenly you know exactly how much paint and other material your job will require. It’s really that fast, that easy.

RapidBid will even generate a spreadsheet that pulls in your pre-loaded pricing and material costs, so that you’ve got a full, accurate estimate for your commercial or residential painting project. All ready to send.

Everything you need to calculate your painting project’s costs

RapidBid is the result of decades of industry experience and hard work. Our first tool for contractors was released in the 1980s, and RapidBid is the latest in a long line of software designed for contractors, based on feedback from contractors.

We know that commercial painting contractors like you have your own requirements for a painting cost calculator. Our powerful software has everything you need to calculate the price of an interior or exterior painting estimate, including:

Reviewing: Select the plans you need for your takeoffs in seconds. Click yes or no to select the drawings you need and add them to the RapidBid to-do list.

Backgrounds: One click is all it takes to remove any background details from your drawings, making scaling, measuring and coloring simple and easy.

Linear and Area Measures: RapidBid Contractor and RapidBid Professional include measuring tools designed specifically for painting estimating. A few clicks and you can calculate the square footage of any wall or exterior surface.

Estimating: RapidBid Professional’s pre-populated templates make providing a final estimate as streamlined and easy as possible.

RapidBid makes estimating on any painting job as simple as possible, and it will cost from as little as a couple of dollars per day. You could easily spend more than that on coffee!

So here’s our question: would your firm be more successful if you could do one estimate every five hours, or if you could bid on and win five tenders in that time?

Test RapidBid painting estimating software for yourself

The next time you have an exterior painting estimate to takeoff, or you have a job that needs an interior painting cost calculator, book a free RapidBid demo.

By clicking the link below, you can book a demo of our painting estimating tool and we’ll show you how you can use it for your next quote or tender. We’re sure you’ll save time and money using our software, but the choice is yours. Your no-strings free demo is a click away, and we won’t even ask for your credit card details.

“I have a buddy who is an electrical contractor and he was telling me that he spent three weeks pricing a $200,000 job by hand. I told him that with my estimating and PDF take off software, I started a $700,000 job yesterday and finished it today!”

Ashley AJDR

“As much as I would hate to help any of my competitors, I have to completely endorse RapidBid in all that it offers for a business. Our quotation rate has increased from 50 to over 200 quotations per month.”

On Tap Plumbing

“RapidBid is a lifesaver. It’s so easy to use, I just open the drawings and within minutes I have scaled, marked and priced up all my materials and labour. It has increased the speed that we can win work four times over, at least.”

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