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Old 03-26-2009, 08:36 AM   #21
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I was just thinking, after I posted this. about a few things.

You gotta prepare yourself for homeowners who will think using the X3 formula is charging them to much, and you'll probably have guys who use the X2 formula underbid you. (They never make any money!) It took us forever to get WisePainter to go from X2 to X3, but we finally convinced him. You oughta see the equipment he's been buying with his extra profits.

I suggest you specialize in something like wallpapering. I dont do it myself, but I know guys who make $5-8.75 a double roll hanging that stuff! Amazing... If I had to do it all over again thats what I would do. A yardstick, a few razor blades, a wallpaper brush and your set. Those guys never get dirty either. I think DaArch is our resident expert on wallpaper and he is extremely successful. (Rumor has it he's so fast he only charges $6.35 a triple roll...and the guy is rolling in money.)

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When you use the above mentioned formula you have to be real careful about what paint you choose. You want something that takes at least 2 coats to cover. More coats = more gallons. More gallons = more money. And it has to be priced right too. Thats why most guys use Behr.

Now there is something I've heard of though I've never done it myself of course. You buy 4 gallons when you only need two, empty out half of each gallon so you still have 4 cans, then you can charge the HO X3 for each can. Its all about working smart.
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When you use the above mentioned formula you have to be real careful about what paint you choose. You want something that takes at least 2 coats to cover. More coats = more gallons. More gallons = more money. And it has to be priced right too. Thats why most guys use Behr.

Now there is something I've heard of though I've never done it myself of course. You buy 4 gallons when you only need two, empty out half of each gallon so you still have 4 cans, then you can charge the HO X3 for each can. Its all about working smart.

Now is that at the $330/gal figure?
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Now is that at the $330/gal figure?

I see you're using the medium priced stuff.
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well according to CT that is the going rate
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wow tuff bunch here. as far as insurance , yes i do carry it as far as registering with the state no because i never make over the 5,000 a year penn requires to file. just kinda trying to get some ideas is all. i like to paint and i like getting a job and getting the satisfaction of a complete change when im done. i take my time and paint each job as if it were my own property. sorry if i oddended anyone just trying to see how everyone else does it is all.
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wow tuff bunch here. as far as insurance , yes i do carry it as far as registering with the state no because i never make over the 5,000 a year penn requires to file. just kinda trying to get some ideas is all. i like to paint and i like getting a job and getting the satisfaction of a complete change when im done. i take my time and paint each job as if it were my own property. sorry if i oddended anyone just trying to see how everyone else does it is all.
What part of the state are you from?
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Not far from me! What prison do you work?
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lawrence county....did some work down your way in cranberry last summer for kings jewerly
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I bet he's called your name at head count before.

Tim was such a nice guy ...he would always offer to pick up the soap no matter who dropped it.
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Cranberry is about the half way point. Do you know the Albertini's from New Castle. Also, I take my kids up to Slippery Rock, they have a fitness center there with an indoor rock climbing wall.
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I bet he's called your name at head count before.

Tim was such a nice guy ...he would always offer to pick up the soap no matter who dropped it.
I'm sure he has called my brothers name before. He's been just about every jail in south western and western Pa.
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I bet he's called your name at head count before.

Tim was such a nice guy ...he would always offer to pick up the soap no matter who dropped it.
lol
Or he was a real make-up artist with those skittles.
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I bet he's called your name at head count before.

Tim was such a nice guy ...he would always offer to pick up the soap no matter who dropped it.
Oh, I do use liquid soap!
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Uticaclub, What do you charge now?
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Oh, I do use liquid soap!
Soap on a rope is good
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X3 rule!! Yeah I am going to start charging 120 an hour!! Whoohoo I'll never work again!
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