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  1. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Our company is somewhat new in commercial work and I am a rookie in the trades industry all together. I have made a few GC contacts and have been invited to bid on multiple projects. My question is.... Is there a platform or tool that will allow me to look at projects, and see what are all of...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    I know you guys hate and frown on bidding. So i will humbly ask for a generalization on how to price a blow and go dryfall job for ceilings and trusses. I do realize the variables which would be the unseen and changes that can occur. But clearly there must be some of you who have sprayed...
  3. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hello, My family has been paint contractors for over 65 years. We have relied on door to door tactics and repeat customers over the years. We have painted mostly every type of structure you can imagine from small houses to big industrial sites. In the next few years I will be taking...
  4. Off Topic (Non Trade)
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  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    before people start bashing me, i am a 3rd generation union painter, starting my own non union business and have been doing fairly well in the residential market, but i'm wondering how i could get into the commercial sector? seems like a noob question but call me a noob in this area.:whistling2...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    I'm looking at bidding a 343 window, 8 story apartment complex. Re-glaze all sashes, paint and make necessary sill and sash repairs as needed. I believe that a boom lift is needed for at least 20 days. It's 119 windows each on the East and West side. With 35 on the south side and 70 in the...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, my name is Trevor, I'm 19 years old. I want to know if anybody has any standards for interior. I have exterior standards that go like this. spraying 200sq ft= 1 hour 40 lf of fascial boards= 1hour 40 lf of second story fascial boards= 2hours front door = 2hour I have to bid out a giant...
  8. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Union Commercial Painting Contractors, As we approach the start of the new year it is time to review what we can do to improve marketing and sales in 2012. Does anyone have any suggestions on what market segments are active and the best methods for reaching out to GCs? I know what not to do...
  9. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, for the past 5 years I've been working as a subcontractor and now I decided I want to be my own contractor instead. The questions are how do I get the leads, how much do i charge, and do I include all the paint as part of a bid? I paint apartments living. Thanks for your help and...
  10. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Good evening morning whatever it is wherever you are any painters out there from the ole north state ? doing commercial work, I'm getting the hell away from the new residential market IV"E been doing this crap to long, for what there wanting pay around here 1980s pricing " :censored:" need a...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I'm new to Paint Talk so I hope to get to know everyone on the forum better in the coming months. I'm a professional painter based in southern New England. My company specializes in hi-end residential painting both interior and exterior. Because of the area I live in we end up...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Please help us with bidding Hello everyone! I've just become a partner in a residential painting business with a friend of mine, we've been friends for 15 years and he's an excellent painter with 12 years experience but no business skills. I'm a residential hvac salesmen for a large company in...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I posted my first message like one month ago, and I was advised to make an intro of myself. But since I still don’t have the habit of check the forum I simply forgot about it. I am an industrial engineer and was hired as the estimator for PCS 4 months ago. The company has been sticking their...
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