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Best time tracking for painters

Time tracking with busybusy is like using higher quality paint. Effortless coverage. Better Results. Happier customers. Try our painter’s timesheet today!

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Stop Using Paper Time Cards

There are a few key aspects to estimating job costs: figuring materials and labor, then adding your mark up. Get one of these wrong, and your profit margins quickly begin to shrink. There’s a simple formula for figuring out the amount of paint you’ll need. And you know the necessary markup to turn a profit. But what are you doing to measure labor? busybusy is your time keeping solution for tracking employee hours and measuring them to hone your estimates.

Clocking in and out with the busybusy time clock app stores everyone’s time sheets in the cloud, making them convenient to view, edit, submit – and analyze. busybusy produces easy-to-read reports, so you have all the data you need to really understand how much labor is costing you, how many men it takes to get a specific job done, which jobs would benefit from a few more hands on deck, and how many guys you should plan on hiring for upcoming work.

With the right tools, like mobile time tracking, you can improve your measurements, estimates, and profits.

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Mobile Time Clock For Painters Best Features

busybusy time tracking for painting companies designed their features specifically for the guys painting everything from skyrise interiors to shed exteriors.


  • Simple Clock In and Out
  • Project Progress Photos
  • Safety & Time Sign Off
  • Cloud-Based Time Cards
  • Daily Project Reports
  • Export To Payroll
weekly employee activity reports made for offsite projects
labor budgets on a cell phone
  • Scheduling with Cost Codes
  • GPS Location Stamps
  • Location Based Reminders
  • Offline Mode
  • Supervisor Clock In
  • Real Time Budgets

Employees can clock in/out, take a break, switch between projects and track equipment time on the job site. Receive productivity data digitally, eliminating manual data collection mistakes.

Snap job site photos, project progress, plans, receipts, and documents. Store, organize and share for each project. Access your photos from any device.

If someone says they told their supervisor a year ago that they got hurt on the job, do you have documentation to protect your business?
What about if someone says their payroll was wrong each paycheck for the last year and they kept a journal of the correct hours worked, do you have anything showing they confirmed hours worked? Our DAILY SIGN-OFF captures a report each day showing the employee confirmed their time is accurate and a report of non-injuries & injuries.

Your employees can clock in and out from any mobile device or computer. All our data syncs and checks itself for errors, so if you clock in on your phone, you can clock out on a computer and you won’t have duplicate time.

Stay on top of your jobs by using daily jobsite activity reports. All the reporting and data you need in the palm of your hand.

Run reports for payroll to see all employee’s regular time and overtime for any pay period. Click on individual employees to view time cards with project names, time entry descriptions, and GPS stamps. Employees can verify their time card with an e-signature and you can export the data to any payroll service.

Efficiently assign tasks, allocate resources, and keep a tight rein on your budget. With this feature, you can plan ahead, assign cost codes to tasks, and track actual costs in real-time. Increase transparency, reduce miscommunication, and ensure every project stays on schedule and within budget. Step up your scheduling game with our Scheduling with Cost Codes feature.

View live GPS locations, remaining fuel levels, all the employees who logged time, and total hours on each piece of equipment.

Set location based reminders to clock in/out when a user enters or exits the job site.

Our automatic offline mode allows you to track time without service. Actions and GPS locations are saved and uploaded when back in range.

Supervisors can clock in/out entire teams, saving time and enhancing productivity. They can perform other group actions such as; scheduled breaks, time off, and more.

Get the information you need to ensure your business is profitable. View budget reports on past jobs to verify bids on new projects. Get payroll reports, equipment usage reports and more.

Ditch Paper Time Cards Today

Join thousands of construction professionals
who trust busybusy for accurate time tracking.

See What Our Construction Customers Have to Say About The busybusyTM
Time Clock and Equipment Tracking Apps

Review stars

DC Painting

“I love the entire system! I can see who’s clocked in, where they’re clocked in and see pictures of progress at the same time. The time card printing is fantastic as well. I really like seeing the breakdown of each cost code. It really makes my job easier and 100% more convenient!”

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Randy Peters Painting

“busybusy helps us with accountability. It is no longer, ‘I may have worked 8 hours’, when in reality it is ‘I worked a little over 7 hours’ . busybusy is a huge part of helping us be competitive in our industry. With busybusy, you can get the feedback and reports. Most of all we are more efficient on the jobsite.”

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TK's Painting llc

“I tried five to six different types of time tracking systems. Fingerprint cards, regular paper time cards, even key fob systems where they use a key to clock in and out every single day. It just never worked, nothing ever worked. As soon as we started using busybusy I knew right then that for time keeping we had found the solution.”

Become More Profitable

Put Together More Accurate Bids

busybusy gathers your painting employee tracking info from past timesheets and generates customized reports so you can view the data you need to make better estimates moving forward.

More Reliable Time Tracking

Painting contractors using mobile time tracking save thousands of dollars annually by getting rid of paper time cards. With mobile time tracking, timesheet estimates are squashed and human error is eliminated, leaving you with true, accurate time measurements.

Separate Time Tracking For Separate Projects

busybusy offers paint contractors an undeniable accounting of each job and the smaller projects within that job. From laying plastic and repairing walls to painting the last coat of paint and hauling away the trash, show your client a detailed accounting of your time spent on the job.

Keep Tabs On Job Progress

Crews can upload notes and images of the job site to the app so you can view their progress from any location.

Locate Your Crew Members

When your crew is mobile, but you need to reach them NOW, the app shows the physical location of anyone on the clock. Figure out which job site (or sandwich shop) they are at so you can get in touch asap.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time tracking solutions does busybusy offer?

Keeping track of employee hours can be frustrating. busybusy offers 3 options. Use one, or all 3 to find the best way to track time for you.

1. Employee Time Tracking

2. Supervisor Time Tracking

3. Kiosk Mode/Digital Punch Clock

How much does busybusy cost?

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My crew isn't tech savy; can anyone learn it?

Rest easy knowing that busybusy has been voted the #1 Time Tracking App for ease of use by employees. Case studies have shown if you are moving from paper to busybusy, it will take about two weeks on average to get the kinks out. (That is such a short time for the benefits that will come.)


If you are moving from another app, your guys will love it immediately!


Our designer used to work in construction, so he designed the app with his team in mind.

What integrations are available with busybusy?

busybusy seamlessly integrates with:

Zapier, CompanyCam, Quickbooks, Sage, Procore, and many more…

Browse busybusy’s integrations

How does busybusy use GPS?

busybusy uniquely created its GPS technology to use the information gathered from Apple and Google Maps. We piggyback on the pings that a smartphone is already receiving to collect accurate GPS locations for employees, but only when employees are clocking in/out, taking breaks, or when there’s a significant location change throughout the day, aka breadcrumbing.


Learn more at How busybusy Uses GPS & Location Services


There is minimal battery drainage since busybusy never grabs a location that a smartphone isn’t already reporting.

Can I shut off GPS tracking?

We know privacy is important to you and especially to your employees, so busybusy ONLY tracks GPS locations when an employee is clocked in. Your privacy is important to busybusy too. That’s why you and your employees can rest easy knowing that busybusy only collects and records GPS data during the hours they are clocked in.

What does busybusy do with my location history?

We respect our clients (and ourselves!) too much to consider selling location history. Our company is made up of people like you, who hate it when companies sell personal information. busybusy refuses to be ‘that guy.’