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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Question

How much should I charge for stripping and refinishing a 4,000 sq. ft. empty (no furniture to move) building? How many people do I need? How much should I pay each person?


Answer

More than likely, competitive pricing in your area would be in the neighborhood of 35 cents a square foot for a job this size (plus or minus 20%) depending upon travel time, edge buildup, coats of finish to remove, coats of finish to apply, and whether it is one room or ten rooms. A three person crew is the most efficient. In Lake Charles, a typical wage for a general helper would be around $10 an hour, and over $15 for an experienced floor tech.

Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com