Hi Pat – just a note of thanks tor the great house painting and repairs to our home. Painters Eduardo and Freddy and carpenters Victor and Daniel did an excellent job, went out of their way to keep the property neat each day, were polite, conscientious and gave great care to detail.
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.” .
Some professionals, like Marchesi, use a halogen light and move up and down the walls to catch the slightest flaw.
The question, “how is your warranty program funded?” will probably get you some puzzled responses. The fact is, most contractors have never even considered how to pay the expenses associated with warranty callbacks, and some contractors just seem to vanish when they get a warranty call. A professional contractor will be preparing for callbacks (they will happen, even to the best contractors) by including a line item in their budget for warranty work. Ask the question and see what kind of response you get. Sometimes, how the question is answered is more important than the answer itself!
Amy, I am a firm believer that a good shop vac is one of the most important tools a person can have. Sami // Poor & Pretty February 25, 2015
If you are planning to paint the exterior of your home, you need to factor in the house’s size, style, location, and siding type while calculating cost. A standard two-story house with 1,500 sq.ft. area and wood siding will set you back by $2,500-$3,000 for painting the exterior.
Had the pleasure to work with Darrin. Worked ok the initial concept and design. Had him come back to do some minor adjustments and he did it with no hesitation.See more
Before you dive into starting a painting business, you need to sit down and create a solid business plan that can act as a roadmap to success. Having a well-thought out painting business plan can provide clarity and focus, while keeping you super organized. Every good business plan should contain: Executive summary Company description Market analysis Description of offerings and value propositions Marketing and sales strategy Financial plan and profit potential Short-term and long-term business goals Appendix Make it legal
First, don’t clean oil paints in a sink. You have to use thinner to clean up your gear and brushes. This will require you to clean your gear in a separate receptacle, like a disposable tub or plastic bucket, filled with any cleaning agents, like soap and water or laundry detergent.
I think this is a great post because it is so practical and something that everyone can benefit from. Sunshine Monica February 25, 2015
Another option for exterior paint build up is to have all the old paint stripped down to bare wood, primed and painted so all surfaces look nearly new and relatively smooth. This is a very time consuming, labor intensive and expensive process so your budget will drive the decision process.
The good news? Some painting jobs can be done for less. To elaborate, empty space with easy access and little to no furniture can actually save you on costs.
Simplify how you do businessEverything from customer intake, scheduling to payments.
Older homes often have a charm or coziness that newer homes can’t replicate. Plus, they come with well-loved details like built-in shelving, original wood floors or quirky architectural details.
Generally speaking, based on either personal experience or simply what you have heard, do painters have an outstanding reputation? Rightfully so – answering honestly and without elaborating, most homeowners, builders, and property managers would likely say no. As a consumer that is familiar with some painter’s reputation – if you overlooked the importance of conducting extensive research by not asking qualifying questions and getting the proof – what would you say your chances are of having a bad experience? Obviously, pretty likely! Right?
Quality is a priority at A Able Painting. We hire NO subcontractors, so you can rely on us completely.
Oh wow, this looks like SO much work! I guess I have been renting in big cities for so long and not painting myself. However, any time my family does they DIY – and it’s always a much better, more creative job than when they pay someone!! The whole house is your canvas =) Kathryn February 25, 2015