We have been saying it for years – “it’s not the elephants that will kill you, it’s the mosquitoes”. This means that usually it is not the bigger issues that cause the most problems.
In the world of interior painting products, it is the smaller, seemingly innocuous issues that really sting. And the cumulative effects they can have on your production, quality and profits.
Sure there are major events, like a sprayer goes down and blows a day of labor while a couple guys stand around wondering whether to dry roll or not.
But, the sneaky smaller problems, often in the form of product disappearances can have a more costly impact over the course of the year. These are interior painting products that you just can’t seem to stock enough of in your inventory.
You either straight up run out, or other trades help themselves to these things when you aren’t looking, or your employees stock their own toolboxes with them and use them up on side work.
Being without these things affects quality and production, as well as schedule and profits.
There are many more items that could be on this list, and it sure brings to light the reality that painters use a lot of products that don’t cost very much, but they sure can cost a lot to be without.
[Related: Accessory Loss Prevention Tip]
If just one of these items comes up missing each day, at an average cost of $5, that would be $1000 loss over the course of the year (assuming 200 working days).
You can buy a lot with $1000.
What are your most commonly disappearing interior painting products?