Here are seven tips to help you evaluate paintings. Painting contractors think there are tricks to evaluate painting jobs, there are no tricks.
1) Keep your mind on your business; do not worry about what other painters are doing. Focus on your business and what you need to make money. You need to know how much you do not need to charge the price of other painters, just your price.
2) Employment Costs 101 – Keep track of your time in jobs you are doing now. Like how long does it take you and your crew to paint six light glasses or how long does it take you to paint six panels? How long does it take your crew to paint 100 square feet of air eight feet high? How long did you or your crew have to paint a hundred square feet of wall? How long did it take for your crew to paint one hundred lined crown molding in eighteen feet high? Keep records of how long it takes your crew to make unique items.
3) When you call your case, count individual doors and windows; When measuring air and walls, just take the lengths and multiply by the width for the total squares.
Measure line feet of molding, baseboard, rail chair and crown molding.
4) Now for walls and ceiling, square your foot separately for walls and ceiling and change a hundred. So for example, if you own 2600 square feet of wall then replace 100 and you get 26 hundred square feet. Now take 26 and multiply it with your historical times, see Job Cost 101, then you have the time it takes you to make 2600 square feet of wall. Pick up the doors at work and multiply with historical times for your business, see Job Costs 101. Do this for each item.
5) Take the total time for each item and increase with your hour. So if it takes your crew 26 hours to paint 2600 square feet, increase 26 hours. For example, if you charge $ 30 per hour, you would charge the customer $ 780. If your crew takes 30 minutes to paint six panel doors, it's equivalent to $ 15 per door, hour on door and your rate is $ 30! / 2 of $ 30 equals $ 15.
6) The best way I find to track items on your schedule is a room with living room, living room and total kitchen, dining room etc. You can then total the total room for the total for the customer. This makes it easy if the client wants to eliminate the room. And it's also easy to see if you've made a mistake or miss something, but if you do it all, it's harder to see a mistake and eliminate a room if the customer decides to do it.
7) If you set up and Excel spreadsheet with formulas, it goes much faster. And you do not have to write things over and over again, things copy and paste just a few lines and change only amounts. For example, you can create templates for the average room with windows, doors, shaping, square feet of walls and ceiling, and then just plug in the amount.
There are several plans for a plan out there are several cheap. These plans will do repetitive work for you and all you do is plug in the numbers, you still need to make job costs and you need to know what you need to charge to make money. Do not try to cut the prospect of painting, because this is the most important part of evaluating paintings. Assessing painting is not difficult but doing it takes time.