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  • Fixing Latex Over Oil

    Fixing Latex Over Oil

    As a general rule, latex and oil paints don’t play well together. But there may come a time in your career when you find you need to paint latex over oil without removing the layer of paint below.

  • Hot Weather Safety for Painters

    Hot Weather Safety for Painters

    Sometimes, you’re in a lovely, air-conditioned space, but there are also those jobs that put you directly in the sun.  How do you balance keeping cool and maintaining the efficiency of your jobsite?

  • How to Respond to Clients Who Want a Discount for Paying Cash

    How to Respond to Clients Who Want a Discount for Paying Cash

    Should you want to offer a discount for cash usage, first figure out what the cost would be to you if the client were paying using plastic, then write that number down. This is your absolute bottom discount, but don’t start there when negotiating. Many customers are happy with anything -- a $500 discount on a $15,000 job still might feel like a win.

  • Wallpapering Without Primer - Is It Ever a Good Idea?

    Wallpapering Without Primer - Is It Ever a Good Idea?

    While it may be possible to paper without priming a wall first, it’s not advisable. Too many variables exist that can render your work garbage days, weeks or months after you’ve completed the job. Priming is a quick step and the final part of preparing a wall to paper - even if you can hang paper without priming, you probably shouldn’t.

  • Looking Ahead: 2020 Color Forecasts

    Looking Ahead: 2020 Color Forecasts

    Getting to know the upcoming “color of the year” trends from various professional design entities and paint manufacturers can help you prepare yourself for the inevitable influx of requests for these colors and color schemes that might work with them.

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