TIPS & TRICKS

Here's Why Painters Should Always SUPPLY THE PAINT

There's a vicious cycle happening these days in the Painting Industry that I want to address before it gets out of hands.

Here's the thing...

Paint is not a simple product... far from that.

In fact, some products require years of research and development from highly advanced chemists (often very large teams of chemists) to make it possible for Paint to perform at high levels while being compliant with today's strict environmental regulations.

And depending on the clients needs... and who is going to be applying the paint (a "DIY" or Professional Painter as an example), the "right" paint for the project might be two completely different products.

So where am I going with this?

Well this is such a touchy subject to tackle since "fixing" this vicious cycle will require all parties involved to work together. 

Be sure to watch this weeks video in full for a better understanding of the situation and how I propose we can start changing things around.

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Here's Why You Should Paint The Moment You Buy A New House (3 KEY BENEFITS)

There's a lot of items that will typically get added on the TO-DO LIST when buying a new house.

And if PAINTING finds itself on that list, here are 3 KEY BENEFITS you'll experience by making sure to check it off the list the moment you buy a new house.

 

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How To Paint Inside Those TINY SQUARES

Be sure to watch this week's Tips & Tricks video where we'll first show you how this is done using only a paint brush... and then discuss the theory of how this works so you can have a better understanding of your paint brush and how to get the most out of it.

 

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How To Paint a Door With a ROLLER

Many people wonder how you could use a roller to paint a colonial door. The concern being the grooves in the door and the kind of finish a roller would create on such a surface.

In this week's video, we'll show you how we're able to paint a door leaving only a roller finish (no brush stokes). 

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When Should I Remove The Tape?

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.

 

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Who Should Move The Furniture?

This is a question that should never be left unanswered.

And while there is no RIGHT or WRONG answer... in this week's video, I share with you why I believe it's in the homeowners best interest to do so...

 

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TURN KEY or RENOVATOR - It's usually one OR the other

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...
 

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Why does a Ceiling Water Stain turn brown?

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.

 

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What's the BEST PAINT?

What's the Best Paint?

Is there such a thing?

And if so, which one reigns supreme?

 

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The PILOT, the AIRLINE & the TRAVEL AGENT

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...

 

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