Q. What would I charge to strip a floor that has been recoated 3 times with about 5 coats of finish? The store will be open when we do the job.
A. Your numbers show a possibility of 15 or more coats of finish in the last year. I would recommend you perform a test strip in a small area first. Determine if there is a permanent seal under all those coats of floor finish. From this, you will see if it takes 2 or 3 strip outs.
You won't believe this, but I have seen contractors go in at 50 cents a square foot and not turn a profit. They expected close to 200 sq. ft. per hour and ended up with 20 sq. ft. per hour, down on their knees with razor scrapers.
A job like this is too difficult to guess in advance how long it will take. A pre-test will, at least, give you some idea of the task difficulty. Then, all you have to do is figure out how you can possibly do this work without shutting off access to large areas of the store. Be very careful contracting for this one. JanBid will definitely help you price this one accurately.
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