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Old 02-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Hello, I need some input on painting speed.

I was wondering how long it should take for a average painter to do 150' of 5 1/4" base. Half is on carpet and half is on hardwood. One coat. Cut to finished wall. Caulked and filled. Thanks.

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Old 02-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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How long is it taking your painter, and is it t&m?



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As long as it should........

I'd be more worried about the quality at the end.

But your average painter........is this before or after lunch?
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I can do it in four hours with my team of seven painters.
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I can't say how long it "should" take, but there are some simple ways to improve production without compromising quality. It basically comes down to technique

How one sets oneself helps production. I saw one guy who would actually lie down on the floor on his side while painting bases. It was good for him. I like a very short stool. I've seen a stool on wheels work. Some are best on their knees.

A trim guide sometimes works with carpet. a LOOONG trim guide to pull the carpet nap away from the base.

Point is, try different techniques for each worker to find the most productive one for them.



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I would bid for more but I could do 1.5 hours,.I think the wider base goes about as fast as the smaller base.I like to run a shield behind the carpet as I go.
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cardboard under the edge to protect carpet.. depending on the paint you are using..
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Probably take me 2.19 hours. Which makes it worth 5623.26595
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Just break it down. How long will it take you to paint a 10 foot section, then ask yourself how long it will take you to paint 1 lf, can you do that in 1 min, 2mins?Just an idea.
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But for some of you guy's you have to figure in the smoke break, or girl watching,radio tuning,joke telling time.
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It would take Jack Pauhl 7 minutes. He is the Jack Bauer of painting.

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I figure about a foot a minute for just painting. Double that if you have to fill holes, sand, dust and caulk. Not including waiting for caulking to dry.

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It would take Jack Pauhl 7 minutes. He is the Jack Bauer of painting.

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and wouldn't ya know the mother calls me 9:39 just as Sean shot Erica. Thank god for DVR's



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Ohh, nevermind

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skateboard w/ brush hanging off side and a cup full of paint.. constantly drizzling it on the brush as you ride next to it
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Thanks for some of your answers. It took my guy about 4 hours to do it, quality is good.

Skateboards don't roll on carpet, almost a good idea.
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glad it got done and you found humor in the skateboard post
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Thanks for some of your answers. It took my guy about 4 hours to do it, quality is good.

Skateboards don't roll on carpet, almost a good idea.
That's not bad, you came out ahead.
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