Your traditional take off, totaling and quoting process might get you the right figures, but we’re willing to bet it takes far longer than you’d like. Having spoken not just to painters, but to contractors, trades and subbies from a range of industries, we’ve found that it takes up to five hours to put a tender together.
And most of that time is spent during the take off and estimating stages.
You’re a professional commercial painter. You know how it works. You have to pore over architectural drawings and plans, scaling and measuring to work out just how much wall space needs painting or decorating, how much floor space needs protecting and how much ceiling space needs covering.
Even getting to that point requires picking through PDF files, running off to a printer to have A1 sized plans made, and all the money and time that involves.
By the time you’ve got your quants together to begin the estimating, you’ve wasted hours measuring and re-measuring, and then you still have to drop all that into a spreadsheet and double check Excel’s sums.
Reading all that on the page, it’s obvious that when it comes to estimating and quoting for a painting job, you’re spending a lot of time on something that might not even turn into real work. To see how much time you’re spending – and how much you’ll save – try our savings calculator before you start your trial.