Wall Paint Area
The calculation for Interior Wall Paint Area in Goldenseal estimating software is too high-- it is based on the wallboard area, which includes the ceiling area as well as wall areas.
User bug report.
Follow these steps to permanently fix the problem:
**NOTE-- Some versions of Goldenseal may call this Int Walls Net Area instead. If you prefer to do your estimating using the gross wall area, without subtracting for door and window openings, use Int Walls Gross Surface Area or Int Walls Gross Area.
This problem is fixed in all versions of Goldenseal shipped on Sept 18, 2006 and later.
If you got the Goldenseal painting estimating software before that date, follow the steps above. It should take only a minute or two to fix this problem in the estimating formulas that came in your company file.
If you have been using Goldenseal for a while, you may prefer to not change this calculation, and leave it as a "cushion" for your estimates. It will estimate a little too high, but that's not always a bad thing!