I don’t know why we painters are always getting pushed around? All kidding aside. There are many times that a painting contractor has to work around other trades during a remodel or new construction project. When in this situation, it’s easy for the painters to feel like the small guys. It’s usually because we’re one of the last trades to arrive on the project, so it’s natural for the other trades that were there first to feel like they own the place.
The painting should be one of the last trades there, you really don’t want your painter painting beautiful wood trim while the finish carpenter is still cutting wood and making sawdust. Unfortunately, it happens more often than not. When a general contractor is trying to get a project to be completed on time, inevitably something goes wrong or changes happen beyond anyone's control. This pushes all the other trades schedules. Now, it’s not always as innocent as one might think. Sometimes, other trades don’t show up on time or the contractor just plain doesn’t sequence the job right. Did you know that there are standards as to how to properly sequence a construction project? Even painting contractors have standards governed by the PDCA (Painting Decorating Contractors of America).
The P7 Job Sequencing Standard can really help coordinate a project properly and save you a lot of time and money. That is why we at ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING adhere to all the PDCA Standards. We use these standards, like the P7 Job Sequencing Standard to train our crews better ways to work around other tradesmen while still building good relationships and bringing projects in on-time and on-budget. Now you know what this week’s training will be on at the ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING headquarters.