Materials charge

Just like a lot of you I also do sealing, sanding, deck refinishing, etc

Do you charge the customer to pay for all the materials or just certain materials?

However you spell it out, or not, the customer is paying for the materials…


I buy the 5 gal kits for sealing. On larger jobs, the price per square foot more than covers all the materials. Smaller jobs are tricky. If I have enough left over material, I will usually stick with the price per square foot rule. If I’m forced to buy another kit to do a small job, I charge the customer for the kit and the square foot price. I don’t do a lot of sealing in my area so the kits just sit around for months sometimes before I get another project.