Originally Posted by TheAllCleanTeam
So, if I were to manually spread the stripper, I can go over it with the auto scrubber. Then I can proceed to start adding the coats of wax.. do you use self sealing non buffing wax, or the type that require bufing?
What would you have charged a grocery store with 15,200 sq ft for a strip and wax? I was going to charge extra per coat of wax, so he can determine how many coats he wants. I've heard 10 is recommended for a grocery store.
Process - Fill the auto scrubber with water. apply the diluted stripper to the floor area, let sit for a few minutes, start the auto scrubber, go over the area with the auto scrubber. You will be stripping the floor, scrubbing the floor, and rinsing the floor all at the same time. Once it dries, apply the wax.
Wax - This is really up to the store owner. i suggest a much more durable wax sometimes called "checkout wax." It is not as shiney but is far more repairable. It would need less maintenance. I use Butcher's Products whenever posible.
Rates - i do not do jobs that large. i am a one man operation and do not do floors larger than 5,000 sq. ft. i did spend thousands hiring and training people a few years back. once their training was over and it was time to work, they would never show up. it was a waste of money. good help is imposible to find.
i would think .05 cents per square foot minimum on the labor not including chemicals.
Coats - I have never heard of using 10 coats. The most I have ever heard of is 7. You will find most use 5 in the high traffic areas and 4 in the low traffic areas.
NOTE: You might want to ask the store owner if it is ok to suck up stripper with his auto scrubber. It might really piss him off. In a show of good faith you should rinse the hell out of it when you are done.
If I were to do something this size I would want $1,000-$1,500 for the whole job.
$750-$1,250 for labor
The best way to save yourself on this is to tell him $100 per coat...5 coats
You will pull in $900 total w/ labor and coats of wax.