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  1. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Ok so surprisingly, this is a new one for me...... I had went a looked at a job about a week ago or so and I sent the client my Estimate later that night. I'll admit, I noticed this particular client seemed to have decent money so I did what any normal person would do and added a bit more to...
  2. Surface Preparation and Application
    Im just starting my own painting business and ive been asked to do my first quote. Working out the materials is easy enough based on Square footage, but im struggling with the labor costs. Ive done alot of research and for cut and roll ive decided about 200 square foot per hour is a good...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hi everyone. It has been a long time since I posted last. Sorry I have had my head down and my backside up. I thought that this may be informative and perhaps helpful.
  4. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey guys, I used to make a bad assumption that what I do is "just painting" and that the customer would know simple things like we use drop cloths and that all of our paint lines will be very straight. Make a list of all of the things you feel you already do every job and don't forget to tell...
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I have just started to take on side jobs, I currently am working for a guy as a painter. I have 3 years experience but only working 40 hrs with little pay. So I decided to start some side jobs. Here is my questions. ( please no haters, trolls, I have tried to search these answers. 1. I do...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    It does not happen too often, but every once in a while when on an estimate, I get someone trying to sell me a product. They must figure I am a captive audience and since I want work I will be polite and listen. Recently I had a guy sell me on his electric delivery utility company and one on his...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    25 years ago, my Grandfather taught me about "The Fold" when going on an estimate. I was as confused about this term as everyone else is as they read this post. "The Fold" is when you give the homeowner "Paint Shock" just like sticker shock. They cannot even bear to look at the proposal so they...
  8. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    How much to charge a apartment to paint apartments. 1 br 2 br 3 br move in/ move out? and what color paint to use? flat white ,semi gloss
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