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Old 02-05-2008, 06:05 AM   #21
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True...I guess its not as bad as asking a chick if shes pregnant
unless she is

j/k...I know what you meant...I've had a few times when I wanted to ask and just kept my mouth shut
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:22 AM   #22
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ok...see above line
I have officially hyjacked the thread, but would rather focus on the question at hand to help this gentleman out

I definitely would work for a good length of time with an established painting company to gain field experience. I don't think I'm generalizing by saying that most of us guys in here had some decent experience before starting up shop.

It requires a lot of knowledge, planning and product familiarity to run your own show too. If you just want to paint for people, don't start a business . If you want to provide a superior paintjob and educate the customer with your knowledge of the methods and products you're using. If you are prepared to answer most questions they can throw at you about the in's and out's of just about anything related to paint. If you can attain your liability insurance, get advertisements on your vehicle, purchase all equipment needed, keep records of all expenses, use computer software designed for a business, speak with confidence to all customers with all different houses and needs. If you can estimate a job and feel somewhat confident that you we're going to make a profit off your numbers. If you are ready to work long hours, pull out a lot of hair, juggle work and fun. If you are ready to make mistakes, maybe really big ones that you might not have the experience to fix. If you are ready to work on a million dollar house and be trusted to make it more beautiful than the customer could imagine. If.....

it's not a show...we do all these things....are you ready?
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