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Old 01-08-2017, 01:18 PM   #21
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Hey great idea! In fact that's exactly what Sherwin Williams is doing! But if no one ever buys from anyone else, what do you think is going to happen? They'll keep jacking up prices and lowering quality forever!
I never really worry about material prices. Its seriously less than 5-10% of my price anyways.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:21 PM   #22
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I hate this time of year. My van's a disaster, but I don't have a garage or shop to park it in to organize. We've been getting bombed with snow, so there's no way to keep the doors open long enough to organize it or it'll get filled with snow.
I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
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I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
Wow. When we first moved here we rented a small storage unit here in town. I think it was 6'X9' and it cost $80 a month. Unheated and they never mentioned a deal with long term lease. That was over 8 years ago. If I could find a 10'X24' for a decent price, I'd snap that up in a second but I don't think storage units around here come cheap. Especially not larger ones.
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I'm booked up I till end of January. Just took 2 weeks off for the holidays. Haven't had a call for painting in about 2 weeks now but that's how it usually is over the holidays. I'm sure in the next 3 weeks I'll get some calls. Fingers crossed....

Haha I usually always say "where's all the work it's so quiet" in the new year and then come February march and bam you have no time for anything all you do is paint, right up till xmas.

When it rains it pours it's how it always is. It's nice to take some time off now, last year was my busiest season and I'm a little tired.


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I was in the same position about 10 years ago, no garage. I ended up renting a 10x24 storage unit with roll up garage door access. Cost less than $100 a month. It was nice to be able to back up to it and unload after jobs before going home. I put a $30 radiator heater in there for the winter, and it kept it above freezing. Talk to them about getting a discounted deal if you pay upfront for a year.
My wife wants to rent a storage room for our stuff. Which is a good ideal. Its hard for me to do it when I can build a mini barn for our stuff for under $2000. When I tell her that and she says" Well, get to build'n". And then I look at her like>
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We have slowed down on the residential front. We currently have 20 supervisors and painters and we have 65 days of work for them this winter, so far. We have another 69 days booked for Spring.

We've done about 10 bids since the beginning of the year that are still open.

Our commercial divisions, on the other hand, are quite flush for the winter.
We have 195 days of work for 44 supervisors and painters.
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Wow. When we first moved here we rented a small storage unit here in town. I think it was 6'X9' and it cost $80 a month. Unheated and they never megntioned a deal with long term lease. That was over 8 years ago. If I could find a 10'X24' for a decent price, I'd snap that up in a second but I don't think storage units around here come cheap. Especially not larger ones.
$500 a month here all day long. Not cheap and they raise rates at will.
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Working 6 days a month last 2 months... Still clearing 2500 p/m. Damn it feels good to be a gangster.
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How is everyone so busy during this time of the year? What type of work are you usually getting? Are you in warm areas? Start of the year is pretty dead here for any painting services. Ohio winters are rough both for the cold and business wise.


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How is everyone so busy during this time of the year? What type of work are you usually getting? Are you in warm areas? Start of the year is pretty dead here for any painting services. Ohio winters are rough both for the cold and business wise.


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I guess I'm lucky to live in a rapidly growing area where people have money. Being in the south and having a mild winter doesn't hurt, either. Most of our work is coming from whole home renovations, with a little custom new construction mixed in.
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Your weather can't be much different than ours unless you live in northern Ohio. We are in Indiana and do mostly residential repaints. We have to turn down work. We are not a big company at all. This time of year its just me painting most of the time. My wife helps me get set up a lot of times when we start a new job and gets most the materials for me. We aren't cheap either. This year is unusually busy for us.
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This probably does not help your business. I have never heard another painter say this before.
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Your weather can't be much different than ours unless you live in northern Ohio. We are in Indiana and do mostly residential repaints. We have to turn down work. We are not a big company at all. This time of year its just me painting most of the time. My wife helps me get set up a lot of times when we start a new job and gets most the materials for me. We aren't cheap either. This year is unusually busy for us.
Lucky me I actually am in northern Ohio. About 30 min south of Cleveland. We get a lot of the Lake Erie cold affect.
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[QUOTE=AkronPainters;1345234]Lucky me I actually am in northern Ohio. About 30 min south of Cleveland. We get a lot of the Lake Erie cold affect. [/QUOT

It doesn't matter about the weather here anyway unless you get snowed in for weeks. We aren't going to be doing exteriors until April most likely. Maybe late march if we're lucky. I use Thanksgiving and Easter as my guide. I try to plan not to paint exteriors after Thanksgiving or before Easter. Easter is late this year, so who knows.

With that said, Does any one know how far south would I have to go to paint outside year round?.
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It doesn't matter about the weather here anyway unless you get snowed in for weeks. We aren't going to be doing exteriors until April most likely. Maybe late march if we're lucky. I use Thanksgiving and Easter as my guide. I try to plan not to paint exteriors after Thanksgiving or before Easter. Easter is late this year, so who knows.

With that said, Does any one know how far south would I have to go to paint outside year round?.
In the SC you could go just about year round minus a couple weeks or so. It was 77 here yesterday and it'll be in the mid 60s today.

If you moved to Charleston you'd feel right at home, feels like half our population is from Ohio.

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In the SC you could go just about year round minus a couple weeks or so. It was 77 here yesterday and it'll be in the mid 60s today.

If you moved to Charleston you'd feel right at home, feels like half our population is from Ohio.

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Ohio? I'm a Hoosier. Come on man!... I'm just kidding. I appreciate you answering my question. It would be nice to be able to paint year round. It was 65 degrees here yesterday and probably close to 60 today. But this time of year that kind of weather won't stick around.
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