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Old 07-31-2014, 01:41 AM   #21
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Deal, What's my starting pay?
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:27 AM   #22
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AaaaaaaaaH!!!!!!
My honest answer is 20 mins per coat, both door and frame (including sanding)

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:07 AM   #23
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20 points for quoting Slickshift
Yeah, not sure how that happened, I thought I was quoting the OP :what:

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I'm calling Shenanigans
Sure a painter can paint a million frames an hour, but at the end of the day if he has 22 done its a good day.
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22 is a good day . 100 a week would be some good jingle. The most we ever did was 209 doors in a day. Of course they were sprayed and the GC was responsible for set up. 4 floor hotel with them lined up hallways. All we had to so was flippem. The frames we were doing only 50 a day but they were sprayed and tipped in as requested. Ya I would like that check again.
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I could do one coat on two in an hour and that would include removing door handles and latches. For starters, I would paint the 2" sides of the door first and wipe the excess off the faces. I would then use a 9" Purdy 1/4" thickness roller to roll the face and back brush it for a smoother finish. From there I would brush the casings out. Twenty minutes on each casing, ten minutes on each door, and you have 30 minutes total for each coat on each door/casing. They would be super smooth, dirt free, and have an even sheen to them. Since I don't really take breaks, 16 in a day would be the norm for me.
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does it matter how long it takes me?

I'm not painting them. I have my own to paint. I budgeted 5 mins on this thread. Thats all I got.
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I could do one coat on two in an hour and that would include removing door handles and latches. For starters, I would paint the 2" sides of the door first and wipe the excess off the faces. I would then use a 9" Purdy 1/4" thickness roller to roll the face and back brush it for a smoother finish. From there I would brush the casings out. Twenty minutes on each casing, ten minutes on each door, and you have 30 minutes total for each coat on each door/casing. They would be super smooth, dirt free, and have an even sheen to them. Since I don't really take breaks, 16 in a day would be the norm for me.
Why back brush?

Wouldn't that leave an uneven finish and an ugly sheen?
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Yeah, no back brushing here, we're talking commercial doors, even retail spaces look better when just rolled evenly, before paint tacks up, make tight stipple, brush jambs maybe.

No hardware removal needed.

On one new commercial job we did about 10 doors and sprayed them and the jambs quite quickly and effortlessly. The super said I was the first foreman to spray his doors and they looked great and it was fast.
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They look so much better sprayed. Funny, my check looks better when more doors are sprayed as well. I budget 1 hour per door/frame for setup, washing, sanding, masking hinges and painting 2 coats. But then we just spray all the doors/frames in a day, be it 20 or 60. And then the electricians hit the wet paint, and the hardware installers mar the finish, and the tenants dent the doors...
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Ahhhh, ....the classic "What can I charge this customer" saga. All depends on the customer my lad but for GC work, ...it's unlikely your gonna get more than $30-$35 (per unit) to prep, caulk and 2 coat a door and case set.
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I've done thousands and thousands. Literally. If I'm working hard, I can do one every 15 minutes. 32 in an 8 hour day. Thats cookin. (My record is 50 in 8 hours) Very few guys are going to put out that kind of production on a daily basis. I would figure 30 minutes per coat per door and frame (if you have good painters)
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I was thinking the same thing. I hope he is well.
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Ahhhh, ....the classic "What can I charge this customer" saga. All depends on the customer my lad but for GC work, ...it's unlikely your gonna get more than $30-$35 (per unit) to prep, caulk and 2 coat a door and case set.
I get alot more than that. Alot.
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oil based paint? takes me 3 hours.
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oil based paint? takes me 3 hours.

methinks the OP moved on to another door within the last 10 months.



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what? now i have to check dates and relevance? i thought i was working the roller, you can cut in.
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The door is fast, Cut in and roll with a mole hair nap. 4 minutes a side, tops. The frame, 15 minutes a coat. 1.5 man hours, maybe. But if it takes you or your help longer that's ok, AS LONG AS IT'S DONE RIGHT. Don't try to bid down to the quickest possible time. Give your self some "fluff".
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another thread that won't die, even after the OP is loooooong gone



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