Estimates, Costs & Profits, Exterior Painting, Interior Decorating

Estimates, Costs & Profits, Exterior Painting, Interior Decorating

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...journeyman will paint about 150 sq. ft. per hour, one coat, with a gray paint on weather-boarding. To calculate the total number of hours labor required to paint all of these slow or difficult details we divide the area 2,361 sq. ft. by the number of sq. ft. per hour that one man may be expected to paint, --150. Divide 2,361 sq. ft. by 150 and you have 15.74. A little less than 15%, hours are needed to paint the difficult work on the house. Call it 16 hours. The total area of the whole house including the difficult details just figured is given in Section No. 6 as 4,577 sq. ft. Before we attempt to figure the labor time for painting the house, except the above difficult details which we just figured would require 16 hrs. to paint, we must deduct the correct area of such details (1,025 sq ft.) from the total, --that is 4,577 minus 1,025=3,552 sq. ft. We expect a journeyman to paint 150 sq. ft. of this surface per hour, one coat. Dividing 3,552 by 150 we find that 23.68 hours, call it 24 hours, are needed to paint the surface, not including the difficult portions of the work figured above as requiring 16 hrs. The time one man would take to paint this house one coat then is 16 hours for the slow difficult work such as the cornice, lattice, etc., and 24 hours for the body and details not difficult to get at, 16 hours plus 24 hours=40 hours in all. The house is to have two coats, so 80 hours are needed by one man, or 40 hours by two men. The time to allow for everything about the job then is: Painting 80 hrs. Mixing Paint 2" Handling Ladders, Etc 2" Putty and Clean-up. 2" Total 86 hrs. When it is necessary to burn and scrape off all or part of old paint this work should be designated in writing as an "extra" at the more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • English
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  • 1236805623
  • 9781236805621