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  1. Power washing and Lead Saftey

    Surface Preparation and Application
    As the exterior season emerges here in Minnesota, I have something that I'd love to have more clarity about. There are a lot of older houses near where I live (built from around 1910 to 1930). Hence, a lot of them come back as lead positive. I follow lead procedures to the best of my ability...
  2. the scraping thread

    Surface Preparation and Application
    Our exterior season is fast winding down here in Minnesota. I'm curious about your techniques and thoughts on scraping. I had a client that asked a question that gave me a little pause a while back, namely, when scraping peeling paint, how do you know how much to scrape? I realized I didn't have...
  3. Lead service conversion rate

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    What is the conversion rate from leads to estimates with services such as Thumbtack and Painter's Choice?
  4. How to prime chalky, peeling, alligatoring, lead, oil, and latex jumble?

    General Painting Discussion
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum, and relatively new to the trade. I'm working on a house with some lead paint, at least a couple layers of oil (possibly more lead), and a 5 year old layer of latex that is peeling like a mofo on the sunny sides of the house. I've got my lead license and my safety...
  5. Lead Paint Hazard - Video

    General Painting Discussion
    Hi everyone, sorry for being slack lately. I hope you are all fit and healthy, I will try and contribute some more... I promise. Anyway, here is a new video I produced, I hope it is informative enough. i think it may be useful when helping customers understand the cost in Lead abatement.
  6. Anyone been fined in your area?

    Lead Paint Discussion
    Our SW rep was saying that a remodeler was fined and the epa checked on a painter in the area, but he was in compliance. The newspaper printed an article, which was interesting. The epa is contending that it only costs $60 extra or so to be in compliance (wonder what drug that person was...
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