How does this estimating software help painters?

Our advanced, cloud-based painting estimating and takeoff software is designed to transform your approach to painting projects. Groundplan's platform streamlines your entire process, from initial surface assessment to the final coat. Seamlessly collaborate with your team from anywhere, keeping every project on track and within budget.

Work smarter, not harder, with Groundplan's powerful features designed for painting professionals:

  • Efficient Surface Area Calculation: Quickly and accurately quantify walls, ceilings, doors, and trim. Calculate paint volumes, labour hours, and material costs with ease.
  • Precise Measurement Tools: Effortlessly measure linear footage for trim, crown moulding, and other detailed work, ensuring accurate material ordering and eliminating waste.
  • Customisable Paint Layers and Coverage: Factor in different paint types, number of coats, and surface conditions to generate precise paint quantity estimates.
  • Seamless Revision Tracking: Easily track changes to project plans and compare estimates to ensure your team is always in sync and working with the most up-to-date information.
  • Integrated Project Management: Schedule painting tasks, set milestones, and monitor progress with our built-in project calendar and task management features, keeping your projects on track.
  • Streamline Your Workflow: Integrate Groundplan seamlessly with your preferred project management and accounting software for a unified, efficient process.

Whether you're refreshing a small residential property or tackling a large-scale commercial painting project, Groundplan's versatility adapts to your unique needs. Our commitment to delivering exceptional value makes Groundplan a smart investment for painting businesses of every size.

Why Groundplan?

Takeoff software for any Trade

Modernise your business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.
Work from anywhere
Use any device to access all your projects, plans and takeoff estimates online. Collaborate with your remote team as changes happen in real time.
No more software installs and updates.
Excellent support
Either through our free one-on-one training or our live chat, we strive to get you going as quickly and efficiently as possible. Trusted by more than
2,000 businesses in 10 countries.
Easily export your takeoff estimates
Once you have finished your takeoff estimates, export your bill of quantities directly to excel
or push to a quote via one of our
software integrations.

Groundplan success stories

Discover how trades are moderising their business processes with our cloud-based takeoff software.

Painting Estimating software

Groundplan digitally measures interior and exterior walls and ceilings to more accurately estimate how much paint you’ll need and how much time your painting job will take.

Sure the ‘old way’ is fine, but haven’t you earned some down time after dinner tonight rather than time spent quoting?

The old method has stood the test, but if you count the hours saved by using a digital workflow, before you know it that extra time will equate to extra cash in your bank account. It’s likely the competition are considering it, so best you get in first.

  • Upload your rates from CSV
  • Save takeoff templates for future projects
  • Use formulas to multiply materials and calculate wastage
  • Labour calculator
  • Quantify your costs
  • Download painting estimates directly to Microsoft Excel

Take estimating into your own hands

Ever received a work order from a builder for 300 square meters only to later realise there’s actually an extra wall or two that’s been forgotten? Accuracy is key to controlling cost and maximising margins, so best not leave it up to the builder to do your calculations for you.

What’s the point of doing a job if you’re not making money?!

Some clients even outsource part of their estimating. How? Well, Groundplan is cloud-based software, so you can enlist professionals from far and wide to log into their Groundplan account and carry out estimating work on the fly.

Count one-off items & Measure linear lengths

Often, a wall is not just a wall, right? You can subtract window dimensions for the area that does not need to be painted. Groundplan gives you the ability to subtract windows from each calculation with one single click. In fact, templates are readily available to choose from based on commonly used window dimensions.

You may or may not need to paint the doors, and, you guessed it, you can simply add or subtract door dimensions too.

So, we know walls and ceilings are covered, but then there are the cornices and skirting. They can be a bit fiddly, take more time and potentially require a different material such as gloss paint. Thankfully, these lengths and variants can all be factored into the Groundplan calculation.

You’re not only working out how much paint you need, but how much labour is involved, right?

Impress your clients

Don’t quote cheap, quote accurately, and put your best foot forward.

The list of features that bring your estimate to life are countless:

  • Place more than 100 standard symbols
  • Cleanup parts of the plan with our eraser tool
  • Draw clear, concise lines
  • Add custom text boxes
  • Add title block and business logo to personalise your plan
  • Add items legend on the plan
  • Add custom images

Groundplan produces a succinct and visually impressive estimate with all your branding in place ready to show your client, so you can look the part as the professional outfit you are.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Groundplan also calculate labour?

Yes. You can add labour fit times to each part and use it to estimate your labour component for the entire project.

Do I need to download any software?

Groundplan Takeoff software is 100% cloud based and runs on all modern browsers. No need to download clunky old server based takeoff software. Groundplan works anywhere on any device with an internet connection.

Is there any commitment?

Groundplan allows you to pay-as-you-go and you’re free to end your subscription whenever you like. We don’t subject you to any lock-in contracts or hidden fees.

Can I share my projects with my team or offshore estimators?

Groundplan allows you to share your projects with anyone who has a Groundplan account. You can have as many people as you like working on the same set of plans at the same time from anywhere in the World.

How does Groundplan ensure accuracy in painting estimates?

Groundplan leverages cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest level of accuracy in your takeoffs. Our automated measurement tools and intelligent features eliminate the tedious and error-prone process of manual calculations. This not only saves you time but also ensures that your estimates are precise and reliable, giving you a competitive edge in the market.

Can I customise the painting symbols and templates in Groundplan?

You can tailor our commercial painting estimating software to your unique workflow. Create custom symbols and templates for common painting scenarios, saving you time on future projects.

Why should I choose Groundplan for painting takeoff and estimating?

Groundplan is designed specifically for the painting industry, offering a user-friendly platform with powerful features that streamline your estimating process. With accurate paint estimates and efficient workflows, you'll win more bids and save valuable time.

How does Groundplan's software cater to commercial painting projects?

Groundplan simplifies large-scale commercial painting projects. Easily quantify walls, ceilings, and trim with precision. Calculate paint quantities, labour costs, and material needs for any size commercial space, from office buildings to retail centres.

Does Groundplan offer estimating software for other trades besides painting?

Groundplan is your one-stop shop for construction estimating software. In addition to our powerful painting solution, we offer tailored platforms for a variety of trades. Explore our website to discover how Groundplan can transform your specific trade.

How does Groundplan's painting software help in reducing estimation errors?

Our painting estimating takeoff software drastically reduces estimation errors. By automating calculations and eliminating manual data entry, you can trust your estimates are accurate and reliable, saving you time and money.

How frequently is the painting estimating software updated with new features or improvements?

Groundplan is constantly evolving. We actively listen to our users and incorporate their feedback into regular updates, ensuring our software remains at the forefront of industry innovation.

Are there any training resources and customer support available for the painting estimating software?

We offer comprehensive, award-winning training and support to ensure a smooth onboarding experience. After you sign up for your free trial, one of our trade experts will schedule a personalised demonstration to highlight how Groundplan can specifically benefit your painting business. We also offer ongoing support through multiple channels – phone, in-app chat, and email – so you always have the help you need.

Is Groundplan suitable for both small-scale residential and large-scale commercial painting projects?

Groundplan is a scalable solution that grows with your business. Our platform is equally adept at handling the detailed requirements of a single-family home renovation as it is at managing the complexities of a multi-building commercial project. No matter the size or scope, Groundplan provides the tools and insights you need to succeed.

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