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Painting Business How To Tips

Painting Business Tips, Tricks and strategies for running a successful painting business. Use and Profit from nearly two decades painting skills, business and consulting experience.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dulux - Painting Tips

Dulux - Painting Tips: "Paint Spills
First contain the spill from spreading. Scrape up as much paint as possible working from the outside of the spill inwards to help prevent further spreading. Kitty litter can also be used to soak up paint."

Here is a great tip from the Dulux web site. It is also a good idea to purchase a small shop vac (wet/dry) in case of larger spills.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Benjamin Moore Lower Level Page 1 - Color Pulse™ 2008

Benjamin Moore Lower Level Page 1 - Color Pulse™ 2008: "As a design professional, it is critical to have first access to leading-edge information on color and design trends. To keep you moving forward, Benjamin Moore is proud to bring you the third annual issue of the international award-winning COLOR PULSE™.more >"

Paint Quality is a Great Selling Point for Your Painting Buisness

When talking to a potential customer during an estimate always make it a point to tell them about the quality of the paint you use.

Let them know that you only use "top of the line paint" which will ensure a professional long lasting paint job.

Educate them about your experiences using cheap off brand paints and the problems you ran into (pealing, fading etc.) Give them print outs from your paint of choice web site.

Here are some links to top brand paints I use and recommend...

1. Benjamin Moore
2. Sherwin-Williams
3. Graham Paint

Monday, October 02, 2006

Cut Your Labor in Half and Add 50% to Your Bottom Line

As a painting business owner you should always be on the look out for ways to cut time off your labor and add money to your bottom line.

One great way to do both at the same time is to learn to walk on drywall stilts. It takes a bit of practice at first but once you get the hang of it, this new skill can cut your labor in half while adding 50% to your over all profits.

Imagine... No more up and down a ladder all day. Just strap on the stilts and go! Drywall stilts also save a lot of stress and strain on the old back and knees.

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