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  1. General Painting Discussion
    So I have been working with a design/build/remodel company solid for the past 4 months subbing for them and periodically over the past few years. I have a good relationship with them. Among typical wall/trim/ceilings, etc., I am asked to do touchups on the prefinished cabinets they install. So...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hello! I am painting my first mural so I am pretty new to all this. I've done some research but I have found so many different answers I am a bit overwhelmed. My canvas is a 40 ft by 9 ft steel shipping container I am painting a mural using pinks, purples, and blues. I have come across Emerald...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hey guys, first post in here. I'm 29 Ive been painting as side work for a few years and went full time with it back in March after losing my corporate job due to covid-19 panic. I just got my first "commercial' job. It's a single story, previously painted brick 3000 sf bar and grill. It's a big...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi there! I’m Maddie, just stumbled on this forum while doing some research for a job quote. I’ve been painting on and off for a few years but more consistently for the last two. I’ve started taking on side jobs of my own but recently I’ve been tasked with some larger projects - if you have ANY...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Good afternoon! I'm looking for advice on marketing. What do you all feel about the effectiveness of owning a website? Do you think using social media helps more? I'm currently talking to a company that runs social media and updates your site for you, (I'm not worried because it's no...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    I'm deep into my biggest project to date, a total remodel of a large home. Started with new drywall everywhere and the doors and trim have been installed as the project has gone on. I have much more experience with repaints that new construction, so negotiating timing wise with various trades...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, first post here. So I'm in my second year of owning my small company after having been painting for about 5 years. My garage is quite modest and my ladders, tools, etc. etc. are quickly outstripping my space. I'm starting to dream about renting out a shop and would love to have part of it...
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