Today’s question: How long should my interior painting project take in Denver?
Nick May from Walls by Design, a paint contractor in Denver, answers today’s question.
Today’s question is all about timing. This person wants to know how long does it take. How long does a paint project take?
That is going to be a factor of several different things on a project. How big is the project? How much stuff is in the house? And how many people are working on a project? The best rule of thumb that we use is we tell folks that our guys can roughly do about $500 worth of production in a day. That’s a team of two. Sometimes if we’re on a bigger project and we got a little bit more time constraints, we can stack our crews. We can’t stack on all projects, just because we don’t want guys tripping over each other and we want to make sure that we keep quality up. As a general rule, about $500 or $2500 worth of production in a week. It really just depends.
Whoever you’re talking to, you want to make sure that you get a really good understanding of how long a paint project is going to take. If the company that you’re talking to has multiple different sizes of crews, it’s really hard for them to give you a good understanding of how long a paint project is going to take. If you’re on a deadline, I highly suggest that you tell the contractor upfront when you have to have the project completed by.
A lot of times, we can pretty much guarantee by a certain date, but we’ve got to know that upfront and for planning because if we want to do, let’s say it’s a $5000 and we only have a week to do it, I need to do it on the frontend so that I can look into our schedule because I’m going to know that I’m going to need two teams on that project and I can’t just rely on one to get it done in your timeframe. Hopefully that helps. Ask lots of questions. Communication is always best.