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Old 03-16-2015, 11:11 AM   #21
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Hi - just starting a new painting company and joining a couple of forums too learn as much as I can and keep up with what's going on. So setting up my profile and I got my name, pic and avatar up but there is no link (that I can see) that allows me to create a signature for any posts I might contribute to.

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:28 AM   #22
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Hi - just starting a new painting company and joining a couple of forums too learn as much as I can and keep up with what's going on. So setting up my profile and I got my name, pic and avatar up but there is no link (that I can see) that allows me to create a signature for any posts I might contribute to.

How do I do that?

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For signatures, click on 'Edit Signature' under the 'Settings and Options' area of the navigation bar within the User CP.
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Hi - just starting a new painting company and joining a couple of forums too learn as much as I can and keep up with what's going on. So setting up my profile and I got my name, pic and avatar up but there is no link (that I can see) that allows me to create a signature for any posts I might contribute to.

How do I do that?

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Not sure if it is different now but I believe that you need either 5-10 posts to add a signature. Was set up to slow link spammers.

EDIT: Or maybe I got my wires crossed lol.

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #24
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I know I couldn't find it when I first set up my account- I'm one of those guys that likes to get all the stuff set before I start posting, so I'm guessing you're right.
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I used high gloss oil based paint over top of high gloss oil based paint on my cabinet doors. 4 days later the paint easily scratches off. Has the paint not had time to cure or did it not stick. How long do I wait before I consider that the paint has failed and strip it off to start over
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I used high gloss oil based paint over top of high gloss oil based paint on my cabinet doors. 4 days later the paint easily scratches off. Has the paint not had time to cure or did it not stick. How long do I wait before I consider that the paint has failed and strip it off to start over
It sounds like this is a DIY project. If so, please visit our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com. PaintTalk is intended for professional painting contractors.

The gloss oil cabinets should have been cleaned and sanded before painting. If those steps were followed, the paint could need more cure time. Oil can take awhile to reach full cure. Give a some more time.

If you are a professional painter, please repost this as a new thread and more people will see it and respond.
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I Thank you for your welcome Cricket. I followed your suggestion and posted an Introduction. When I read it I noticed that a couple of words were underlined in blue - what des that mean please?

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I Thank you for your welcome Cricket. I followed your suggestion and posted an Introduction. When I read it I noticed that a couple of words were underlined in blue - what des that mean please?

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That is some kind of advertising where I am assuming google pickups up certain keywords and links them to a page somewhere.
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I was hoping to post a new thread under the painting contractors, but I seemingly dont know how to post a thread ? Please le me know how to do so..

Its a thread with potential class action potential against data sheets, and would like painting contractors take on it..
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I was hoping to post a new thread under the painting contractors, but I seemingly dont know how to post a thread ? Please le me know how to do so..



Its a thread with potential class action potential against data sheets, and would like painting contractors take on it..

Go to the forum you wish to post in and click on the new topic button.



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I was wondering if i can get advice on what i should charge for my area and who i should ask and if thats allowed
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You should wait for a mod to respond.

In the meantime, start adding EVERYTHING up. The total cost for the job in question. Your overall costs for running a business. The amount of profit you need so that you and all those you support are able to thrive, not simply survive.
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I was wondering if i can get advice on what i should charge for my area and who i should ask and if thats allowed
specific pricing questions are very much discouraged here, for many reasons.

However, there are many discussions about the process of figuring out your pricing. One that comes to mind is this one

https://www.painttalk.com/f4/pricing-...-success-2779/

there are many others if you take the time to look through the threads.



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specific pricing questions are very much discouraged here, for many reasons.

However, there are many discussions about the process of figuring out your pricing. One that comes to mind is this one

https://www.painttalk.com/f4/pricing-...-success-2779/

there are many others if you take the time to look through the threads.
daArch pretty much nailed it. I just can't tell you how much you need to charge because I don't have enough information about YOU and YOUR costs of doing business. How much is your labor per hour? How many square feet of surface can your crew paint per hour? What are your overhead bills? How much profit do you need?

It's a very simple question to ask, but a very involved question to answer. Any other answer will be just a guess and be a total disservice to you.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:59 PM   #35
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daArch pretty much nailed it. I just can't tell you how much you need to charge because I don't have enough information about YOU and YOUR costs of doing business. How much is your labor per hour? How many square feet of surface can your crew paint per hour? What are your overhead bills? How much profit do you need?

It's a very simple question to ask, but a very involved question to answer. Any other answer will be just a guess and be a total disservice to you.
"Hello im new my company is aj stucco and repair and i have a few questions pertaining to cost of labor in my area
I do a lot of stucco repairs in my area.so it requires a lot of painting as well but somethemething else has come up in this field and i need help
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This guy didn't even get a chance to answer any of those questions before the thread was closed. And since he described himself as a new business owner, I'm surprised he wasn't given the courtesy of being asked those questions you posted Schmidt, if just to get a little more background.

I'm not even certain what qualifies a professional at PT. It's so subjective. Is it a small business owner asking for help on how to structure a pricing formula, or is it a small business owner who because they find it difficult to retain helpers and don't want to perform the laborious duties of painting themselves, share business plans that include things like subbing everything out or proclaiming things like franchising a garage spun OMS painting biz into a national franchise. As if that's a reasonable business pursuit.

Apparently it's the latter.

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"Hello im new my company is aj stucco and repair and i have a few questions pertaining to cost of labor in my area
I do a lot of stucco repairs in my area.so it requires a lot of painting as well but somethemething else has come up in this field and i need help
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This guy didn't even get a chance to answer any of those questions before the thread was closed. And since he described himself as a new business owner, I'm surprised he wasn't given the courtesy of being asked those questions you posted Schmidt, if just to get a little more background.

I'm not even certain what qualifies a professional at PT. It's so subjective. Is it a small business owner asking for help on how to structure a pricing formula, or is it a small business owner who because they find it difficult to retain helpers and don't want to perform the laborious duties of painting themselves, share business plans that include things like subbing everything out or proclaiming things like franchising a garage spun OMS painting biz into a national franchise. As if that's a reasonable business pursuit.

Apparently it's the latter.
The reason pricing threads are discouraged is mainly because of the vast differences not only in regional pricing but in the conditions that each job entails. Add to that the fact that such threads tend to invariably degenerate into replies involving snide comments and less than helpful suggestions, it is just deemed better to close them rather than let them go.

There is nothing preventing someone from PMing the author of the thread with assistance (assuming the OP has the necessary posts to PM - if not they can quickly get their post count up in order to do so).

Also, you can certainly take your concerns to Cricket if you don't like the rules or how mods are enforcing them.
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And for what it is worth, when we do get a little lax and allow for a few responses to be posted we will get blasted by some for not enforcing the rules consistently. And then if we don't "give someone a chance" we will get blasted for being too strict. So it's often a damned if you don't damned if you do scenario. Given a choice, guess I'd personally rather get criticized for enforcing the rules than not. And remember, we don't make the rules - we are just tasked to enforce them to the best of our abilities.
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Mods volunteer to perform these tasks. It's generally a pretty thankless pursuit, which is kind of a bummer.
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I agree. That's why I would never volunteer to be a mod. It really requires the ability to execute unbiased actions.
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And for what it is worth, when we do get a little lax and allow for a few responses to be posted we will get blasted by some for not enforcing the rules consistently. And then if we don't "give someone a chance" we will get blasted for being too strict. So it's often a damned if you don't damned if you do scenario. Given a choice, guess I'd personally rather get criticized for enforcing the rules than not. And remember, we don't make the rules - we are just tasked to enforce them to the best of our abilities.
I agree, it's a no win situation
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