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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Strip/refinish times

June 8, 2011
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the formula I can use to estimate how long a strip/refinish job will take? I want to make sure I have enough man hours to complete a job. How many square feet can a person strip/ finish per hour, etc. All the furniture will already be moved, and we will have full access to the room.
The answer:
There is no such formula because there are too many variables to take into consideration. How many coats are on the floor, how has it been maintained, what sort of equipment do you have, how long will the finish take to cure, etc?
The ISSA''s Cleaning Times guide will help ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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