Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New Orleans, La
I am thinking of using a soy-based stripper called Soy Gel by Franmar Chemical or safstrip by Prosoco, Inc. I dont want to use a true chemical stripper since this is an indoor application and will probably take place during business hours. Leaning towards Soy Gel...mechanical equipment is not necessary...I think the finish will be my biggest hurdle. I have to see what condition the floor is after I strip it to see if I can go with a clear gloss sealer or an epoxy type to hide imperfections in the floor.
Chems & finish alone will be close to a $1000 going the green way. So I may have to change the price schedule and use supplies + (est. man hours x work rate) to get a price for the bid. So that initial quote of $990 will be double at the least. I figure this job will take at least 20 man hours @ $65/hr (my company's work rate for unusual tasks). So i may qoute the bid at @ $2300 to do the floor. I have to do more research on the chems to get a true grasp on what is available for me to use in the New Orlean area.