by Patrick Miller - Written by a real painter!!!

Product Details

Let's Take a Look At Some

Of the features The Paint Estimator can do.

Brief Summary

on The Paint Estimator Details

Site Setup

This program was written or aimed for the Painting Contractor who is a Owner / Operator. This means that you run the business and also work on the jobs along side with your employees. This program also assumes that you as the contractor have an general idea on how long it should take to complete the tasks that you are estimating on. If you have never painted before and decided to become a painting contractor then I'm not sure this program is for you. You can always download the trial version and try it out for 5 days to help with your decision.

Below you will find some random features of this program. They are in no specific order. It's just a little idea on what this software can do. To view a larger image, just click on the image you want to see. If you every have any questions please let me know at:

Please Remember this only works for Microsoft Windows

Estimating Methods

Unlike other estimating programs out there this program has 4 different methods to estimate jobs, For more Info on these methods, click one of the buttons below.

Item Method Day Method Production Rates T&M Method

  • By the Item: Example: It should take 2 guys 2 days to prep and paint the stucco
  • By the Day: Example: Day 1 = Prep and plastic stucco, Day 2 - Spray stucco
  • Time and Materials: Where you do not give a direct cost up front - great for wallpaper jobs or customers who trust you and just want the work done.
  • Historical Production Rates - This program comes with a unique method for you to record your own rates. For example: you have 35 windows to paint. At the end of the day you open up the Add rates form and enter how many you did, how many guys, materials costs and it will record your rates for these windows for future jobs.

  Your overhead will be calculated for you.

Simply enter all your expenses, enter the number of hours you hope or plan to work for the next year. Decide whether you want to give your employees a few perks like paid sick and holidays and the program will break it all down and add the amount to all active workers hourly wage.

Expense Register

Keep track of all job expenses, outside expenses, payroll, overhead and everything else you spend on for your company. Easily see how much is going where, few different charts to see your monthly & Yearly breakdowns, Profit & Loss reports and more.

  Keep time stamped notes on your employees.

This comes in handy to decide on whether you should give them a raise or let them go. Each time the employee does something good or bad, you can open up their file and make notes.

Job & Appointment Scheduler

Comes with a real nice calendar to schedule all your jobs, appointments and what ever else you might have going on.

You can sync this calendar with your Google calendar. This is nice as you can set reminders where you will get notifications on your phone while you are out in the field.

Very nice looking proposals

The way these were designed was to present simple understanding descriptions that the customers can easily understand. You will get complimented on the details and the professionalism of the way these proposals look.

You can print proposals directly or export them to PDF, RTF, Word Document and Apache OpenOffice files. You can also send them as an attachment to your default email editor like Microsoft Outlook. "Requires Outlook or something similar. You can add your own logo.


Simple to create. Similar to Quickbooks Invoices

  Print time sheets, job details, work orders and change orders for the job you are on

Once you start the job, just enter the hours for each employee, this takes only minutes and you can print time sheets for the job. This is good to keep in the customers work folder. Also you can print reports that will show where you stand based on your progress. Create Work Orders for your crew, print change orders for the extra items the customers decided to add.

  Print Labels using your Dymo Label Printer or your own printer using Avery Labels"

This is really helpful for you and the customer. Simply enter the colors that you used for the job and then you will be able to print labels for all the left over paint cans. If the customer decided to move then the new owners will know who to call. If you don't have a Dymo Printer, you can use Avery Labels. A complete list of compatible Avery labels can be found in the help file. You an find these labels at your local office supply store or through Amazon: Amazon Link to Avery Labels Compatible Dymo printers are models 330, 400 and 450

  See how you are doing with your sales from month to month.

Here is a line chart showing you the amount of estimates performed vs how many you actually sold.

  Some people just don't have a list of historical production rates. This program comes with a real easy to use live recorder that will make it easy to get rates.

Say you have 2100 sqft of stucco to paint. Just write down the starting time, start painting and when you done write down the finish time. Enter these numbers in the rate recorder along with how much materials you used. Click Add Rate and that's it.

Comes with over 50 themes

The Paint Estimator now comes with many themes to choose from. Every now and then it's nice to change the look to fit your style.

  More features coming soon

You can try it out for 5 days for free. Includes full access for the entire program