Whether you'r a DIY using tape to help with the cutting in... or you're a Professional Painter using tape to create a paint border in the middle of a wall...
You may have had to deal with a stubborn tape that was hard to remove... or worst, that was peeling away some of the paint.
Why is that?
And what can I do to avoid this?
The simple answer can be found in this week's video.
If you're going to be selling your house here are 2 Different Markets you need to be aware of:
1- TURN KEY
2- RENOVATOR / FLIPPERS
Deciding which one will be best to target is a discussion I'd recommend having with a local Realtor - someone who really knows the state of your market.
But one thing I often see people do when we are asked to come in to do some painting in preparation for selling... is try to go somewhere in the middle in an effort to save money and appeal to both markets.
But like most things in life, when we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one...
This question has been on my mind for years and years and whenever I asked either painters or other experts, I could never get a straight answer. Until, one day, a few years ago, it hit me... IT'S SURFACTANT!
Check out this week's video for the full explanation.
While each role is completely distinct and requires unique skills, knowledge & service... these 3 roles often form a single unit and become dependant on one another to create a person's overall Travel Experience (for better or worse)
So what does this have to do with the Painting Experience?
Well similarly, there are 3 distinct roles that are dependant on one another to create a person's overall Painting Experience - PAINTER, CONTRACTOR & CONSULTANT. But unfortunately, very few people are bringing them together as a single unit...
With today's paints, there are a few things to be aware of when washing your walls. And while I feel it's important to understand the reasons why new techniques had to be developed, it's also important to see a live demonstration.
That's why this weeks video has both :)
There's no doubt, ZERO & LOW VOC Paints are much better for our HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT... but to achieve this, paint manufacturers had to rethink the way paint was manufactured. And this has caused a BIG PROBLEM for some painters... (but every problem can also be seen as an opportunity when you're willing to adapt)
***VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. I misspoke in the video and said it was Volatile Object Compounds... :)
My clients reaction, after she received 3 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Prices to paint her home, really opened my eyes to a problem in the Painting Industry that I have since then tried to fix (or at least improve).
In this weeks video, I talk about the 3 REASONS why prices can have such a big gap so that all parties involved can be better informed and ask more questions to get to the bottom of the TRUE VALUE of each offering. Because in the Contracting world, the most expensive is not always the best (and the cheapest is not always the worst).
-Remi & Gino