Professional Painting Contractors Forum banner
commercial
1-20 of 26 Results
  1. 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...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, We've recently acquired a few large contracts for commercial hallway repaints in apartment buildings for the end of year and Q1. It isn't my first rodeo but I am wondering if there are tips out there for efficiencies in these types of projects? I am wondering if spraying / back rolling...
  3. Wallcoverings
    Looking for some input. I recently installed some commercial vinyl over existing commercial vinyl and am having some issues. First off, I did not want to install the new vinyl over the existing but the customer didn’t want to pay to have the old vinyl stripped. I talked to Roman and told...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Own a very busy paint store in NY that specializes in commercial business. Would like to help anyone needing paint advice. [removed]
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Looking for advice. I am repainting a cinder block locker room that is currently painted with a semi gloss oil based paint. Assuming I need to use a liquid sander or deglosser and assuming I need to prime. Athletic Director wants the paint to be very durable and washable, as it is a high...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Was an art teacher and part time handyman. Last year I started my company and went full time handyman. My handyman business has organically turned into a painting company, and so far it has been great. I joined because I have a pretty good understanding of my...
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey everybody, I've been slowly growing my clientele and along with that my projects have grown in size and scope to the point where I am getting uncomfortable taking them on with my usual two man crew. I am venturing into commercial work and will need additional people to work alongside of...
  8. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey there, Just wondering if anyone has any tips on marketing to commercial and industrial companies. We've always relied on companies calling us, but now we've grown and decided on marketing ourselves to them. Any tips?? CC
  9. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    I am bidding an industrial project consisting largely of 122,000 square feet of brand new concrete floors which need to be sealed with two kinds of sealer. The breakdown is as follows: 1) Roughly 22,000 square feet of new concrete floors sealed with H&C Clear Acrylic Sealer, Wet Look, 2 coats...
  10. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    I am bidding a warehouse ceiling, constructed of corrugated pre-primed metal supported by pre-primed steel trusses. The ceiling is 30' high. Developer wants white paint on ceiling and support trusses. Obviously this will be a spray job on scissor lifts. My question is how to price it. I've...
  11. 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...
  12. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Guys, I did a little live Q&A Call this weekend with a bunch of owners. You can listen to the audio here. Just use the player when you scroll down. One lady in California wanted to know why she was always losing to price. One fellow in the mid-west wanted to know how to approach...
  13. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hey fellas, We are bidding a job to paint a long corridor. It's 350 feet long with 2 sides so 700 ln ft long or about 5700 square feet. No ceilings. I'm struggling with this one because I mostly do residential repaints. This is a repaint with little patch. Can you help me with a basic cost?
  14. New Member Introductions
    I have recently created an account and thought to introduce my self to everyone. I am a young entrepreneur who has been running a painting business for the last three years in British Columbia, Vancouver. Before I ran a painting company, I have been working as an painter for many different...
  15. General Painting Discussion
    Hello. I am new to the site, and so far, it seems quite helpful. I run a small painting company and I have the opportunity to bid on a large commercial project. It is a car dealership. Three large garage interiors, two ceilings, and exterior of two garages. Total sq. ft. for interior garages...
  16. 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...
  17. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Looking for experienced painters in the Seattle area, specifically in Algona. We are a nationwide Commercial & Industrial Contractor doing a warehouse repaint. Spraying, rolling brushing. We have LOTS of work and can start you immediately. For more information call Chuck at 404 808 9936. You can...
  18. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    This is the worse summer Iv'e ever had as far as work and jobs coming in. I'm down to one guy and myself, followed up on old customers, I keep a add in the phone book and online along with a website. It's just dead. A lot and I do mean a lot of my old GC went under with the economy in the last...
  19. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hello, We are union shop in the Midwest. Wanted to check to see if there were any union guys on the site. Regards, PaintSub
  20. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    4 bathroom doors in a hotel they get a lot of traffic ,get scuff marks and dirty every 2 weeks needs repaint, they got me using a SWP water base satin finish this door has had over 20 coats. what would be the best material for those doors ? one that can be cleaned, I've been thinking auto...
1-20 of 26 Results
Top