This was a really thorough and great post! Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Now I want to get to painting… amy February 25, 2015
While Ken spent most of his early career doing hands-on work, it was an opportunity to enter the sales side of the industry that led him to where he is today. “I knew the owner of a local painting company who was in need of a sales representative, and I offered to fill the position,” he recounts. “Over time, I moved up through the ranks and became his right-hand man. After he passed away, I took over ownership of the business.” .
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“The professionalism and work your crew exhibited was excellent. I would recommend your company to anyone. Thanks for a job well done.”
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This isn’t a highly-paid profession, but on the other hand, you don’t even need a high school diploma. An average wage of $16.92 per hour isn’t too bad for a position that requires so little to get started.
Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach.
After you’ve fixed any holes or flaws in your ceiling, walls and trim, these are the items you’ll need to start painting: Can opener Paint cans Stirrers Roller covers Brushes (in a range of sizes) Trays Rags or old towels Extension pole Painter’s tape Paint spout
Yefim Skomorovsky is a 36-year veteran of the painting industry and owner of Classic Shades Painting Co., a Diamond Certified company since 2013. He can be reached at (415) 529-6958 or by email. Yefim Skomorovsky: A Broader Perspective By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
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Old homes really need the expertise of a professional to get the best painted finish. Professional painters and painting companies not only understand the challenges of painting in older homes, they also understand how to problem solve when they are—inevitably—surprised by something they just haven’t seen before.
Wow what a huge project to take on! My sister just bought a house and will likely be doing something like this (painting most or all of it) before she moves in…I’ll definitely be sharing this with her! Jeanine February 25, 2015
In his career, Dan says the key to success lies in building a good reputation. “At the end of the day, the ability to grow your business within the community you serve is built around one thing: your reputation. There are numerous aspects that go into building your reputation, starting with how you treat your clients and extending to the quality of workmanship you provide.”
“They are a better company that’s higher in quality,” said Marchesi. “In the paint industry, you get what you pay for. If you want to buy something cheap that will last a couple years, then you’ll want to go with a lower line. But you definitely get what you pay for.”
“I take the time to look at every crack and caulk it,” he explained. “If there’s any type of hole or nick, I fill that in with patch and sand it down. I use a wet sanding technique to keep the dust from falling down all over the place and a lot of homeowners like that. Then two coats of paint over top of it is always the best look.”
Also, love the pop of color on your doors, I am thinking that is going to be my next project! Katielicht February 26, 2015
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