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Old 03-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Question introduction and solicitation for company name ideas

Hello everyone. New to the site. Experienced painter now trying to start my own business. Have a lot of questions on the business end. Also, anyone have co. name suggestions? I'm at a loss. Don't care for vanity branding (e.g. Fred's Painting, Keef Parley Painting & Coating, etc.), alphabet soup (ABC Painting), geo-branding (Nor-Cal Coatings) or locality branding (Broadway Brushworks). Ideas to offer?

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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Paint Monkey(s) was my first idea, but I passed it by several people and some said it didnt sound professional and one actually said it sounded "racist". Dont ask me how. Even if irrational, I cant afford to go there.
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Funny..at one time i was going to call my co. brushmonkey painting (I was younger) How bout Spill & Splatter painting?? No good...how about Kick the bucket painting? Naming your company is something that you should think long & hard about because once you get it on all your DBA, bank accounts, licensing, cards, website etc. there's no going back unless you start all over. What do you specialize in? Invite some friends over for a few beers & barnstorm. It'll come to you when u least expect.
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Been brainstorming for months now. Problem is, I have to like it or I won't be able to be enthusiastic. That would normally be fine, but I am weird. My tastes rarely cross paths with joe and jane homeowner.

Right now, residential int/ext repaints. Have experience with specialty coatings, but want to establish baseline before spreading my offering out.

IDEAS REJECTED SO FAR:

Supra Painters
wasnt this a Toyota model?


Grand Painters
not a lot of pizzaz


GrandLook Painters
better


Limited Edition Painters
conveys a nice meaning. considering this one. Bit long though. Six syllables. Prefer four and fewer.


Wall2Wall Painters
sounds like carpet. Wall3 (cubed) makes a shape more like a room with four walls and a ceiling.

Majestic Painters
I think they may be disappointed when we roll up in our van :-)


GoodDay Painters
eh


BigDog Painters
has character and is oddball... which I like. wish dogs were more colorful though. Dendrobatidae Painting?


JackPot Painters
hmmm... not sure about relating gambling with hiring a contractor


BellBoy Painters
says service. I like that.


BareFoot Painters
images of painters tromping through the house barefoot. ick



LongJohn Painters
Oddball. i Like that. But image is disconcerting. There is also a chain of fast food fish called Long John Silvers.


NoDrip Painters
sounds like a plumber service.


Crown Painters
taken many times over. Simple. the logo would have to be a special take on the name.


NewLook Painters
maybe


Jack&Jill Painters
didnt they fall down the hill with the pail?


SquareOne Painters
maybe. could make a good logo


TopFloor Painters
not bad. maybe

Paint Monkey(s) (says what we do--no subtitle--and is a play on mechanics as "grease monkeys" as well as implying play and fun.) Some responses I got were that it didnt seem professional and that it sounded "racist", which surprised me.

This Guy I Know painting . Everyone says "this guy I know" did a great job, call "this guy I know" etc. Bit hard to say. One response I got was "it's too clever by half."

The Paint Men 'nuff said

Wet Edge Painting Just sounds wrong somehow.

ColorWorks taken by a few.

Big Paint! inexplicably a favorite of a friend of mine. Big Oil. Big Pharma. BIG PAINT! he thinks its great. i think it sounds like a paint store or manufacturer.


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There used to be a company around here call "Drips and Splatters" I have not seen them in awhile though. I always thought the name was good but felt you needed to be at the top of your game to use it.
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Sounds like you're having as much fun choosing a name as I did choosing a logo

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Top Shelf Painting? Seems familiar... not sure if its taken. Purdy Painting? might be a name infringement though..how about Pro Coat Painting?? You can abbreviate PCP ( HO.s will love it!)
Just make sure whatever it is its not trademarked in your area. Google it first.

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A friend of mine suggested I call it Paint F$%&er... because he know me
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Cancel pro coat painting, just googled it & theres a bunch, forgettaboutit.
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That'll go over well in the high end areas!
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Cancel pro coat painting, just googled it & theres a bunch, forgettaboutit.
That's the meat of the problem. EVERYTHING is taken. To get to something available you have to drive into downtown weirdville.
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Brush bros?, Eclipse Painting? If i think of more Ill post it
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