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  • Finding and Bidding on Industrial Jobs

    Finding and Bidding on Industrial Jobs

    There’s really no such thing as too much work. If you’d like to add some commercial work to the residential painting work you’re already doing, then you might have to get in on the bidding game. This can be a challenge because finding these jobs can be tricky.

  • 5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Scheduling Your Days Off

    5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Scheduling Your Days Off

    If the term “day off” sounds like a foreign language to you, you’re probably in dire need of one. No painter can work 24/7, 365 days a year without experiencing some form of burnout. And when you’re dragging because you haven’t had a day off, both your work and your health can suffer.

  • Credit Card Acceptance Fees and You: An Overview

    Credit Card Acceptance Fees and You: An Overview

    How many times have you had a potential customer ask if you took credit cards, only to give the job to someone else when they discovered you didn’t? It’s not just about points or a lack of hard money on hand, many customers choose to use their credit cards to provide additional layers of security to their transactions.

  • Sanding Sponges: What Are They and Which Hold Up Best?

    Sanding Sponges: What Are They and Which Hold Up Best?

    As its name implies, a sanding sponge is a foamy-textured block that allows you to remove paint or other debris from a surface to be painted. They’re used just like sandpaper, but because they’re malleable, you can curve to the surface you’re prepping easier than with a sanding block and more uniformly than if you were using just a sanding screen or paper alone.

  • Decorative Finish Focus - Tromp L'oeil

    Decorative Finish Focus - Tromp L'oeil

    As both major room features and small details that created an illusion of space, trompe l’oeil has been in use ever since.  Though many mural painters are focused on story, it might not hurt to get some practice in using this technique to really make your commercial art pop.

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