The key benefits to contractors are:
- Quick Turnaround/Speed
- Volume/Area Covered
Smaller Team = less bodies on site = more productive
We get the same volume of work done in less time with less people on site.
Most trades laugh when we come onto site because of the time we spend masking and preparing, BUT by the time we leave they cannot believe how quickly we turned it around!
We have found that by preparing and masking throughout the day and spraying late afternoon we become more productive. Not only are there are less trades around to clash with but we still have enough drying time ready to start again the following day. The spraying is the quickest part of the process (as the videos show!)
Yes machines do break down but we been using Graco machines for a lot of years now and maintain them constantly. We hold some parts in stock and can normally get them back up and running in a short time. Failing that we have enough suppliers that can send one for the following day – much easier than finding human labour…
We offer 2 Options that work well for contractors:-
Option 1 – We take over the whole decorating project
We prepare, prime, mask and finish all wood trim, doors, ceilings, cornice and walls.
Walls can be finished in multiple finishes depending on the area or room using designer paints and colours such as Farrow & Ball, Little Green etc or using trade paints if there is a tighter budget.
The main cost saving area when dealing with woodwork is staircases and spindles. By using the sprayers the time is hugely reduced and therefore a cost saving can be made.
Ornate cornices also benefit from being sprayed rather than brush and roller. You can get into areas a paint brush struggles with.
To give the best price, each area should be clear of people and furniture but as we are well aware most projects don’t work this way. This is why we approach the project differently by preparing and masking during the day and spraying last thing.We like to come on site once all trades have completed 2nd fix. The only things left to do should be flooring once we have finished.
Ceilings – we mask and protect all lights, speakers, smoke alarms and early warning systems before spraying to give a superior solid, flat finish with no roller or brush marks.
Walls – we mask and protect all switches and sockets before painting in a finish appropriate to the area. We use durable paints when painting staircases and communal areas.
Wood Trim – this includes skirtings, architraves, doors, windows and staircases. These are sprayed in an acrylic satin finish unless specified otherwise.
Then we unwrap, clean and hand over each area completely finished!
The finish is seamless, quicker and within budget…
Option 2 – but we have our own decorator!
We have come across numerous contractors that already have a decorator on site and want to keep them busy. For us to speed up a project for the contractor we have found the benefit is the speed alone not the budget or finish.The contractors decorator prepares and fills the areas then we take over to prime everything and paint the finishing coats on the wood trim and ceilings.This is usually done between 1st and 2nd fix and leaves the contractors decorator to complete the colour choices on the walls and finish.The wood trim (skirtings, architraves, windows, doors & Staircase) is the most time consuming; especially staircases and the 400 spindles x 3 coats and painful Georgian windows!! We can cut down the time to paint these by at least 1/3 and give a much better finish.