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  1. New Member Introductions
    I've been following this site for a couple of years now and only just recently felt the need the sign up as I have a few topics I'm interested in discussing. A little background: I am a former union painter in Monmouth County NJ (local #694). I stayed busy for the better part of 8 years, after...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, My name is Albert, I live in Sydney Australia. I am a 2nd generation painter, My father was a painter for over 40 years and where I gained all my experience and fell in love with the trade. I have been running my own business now for 2 years, things have been going well so far and I...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hey there, so I am new to this site... My husband is currently in starting his own painting self employment thing and I am look for help trying to figure out how to get him going. I am trying to get some form of a financial thing set up. I know a little about accounting, not much. I am currently...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow painters. I have recently been thrown into the world of apartment turnovers :huh: & I've been reading some interesting stuff on here for a few weeks and decided I should just join, so here I am.
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I am starting a new interior painting business for the summer and need some help. I am trying to figure out the prices of my competition however it is hard to determine what prices they charge without a painter coming over and estimating the room. Is there any way I could figure this out? Also I...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! This site is for painting professional's only, and what better time to join shortly after finally going solo :thumbup:. Im a young guy, full time Student at Calvin college during the fall winter and spring, and manage a painting business during the spring summer and early fall...
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    One of the most challenging aspects of running a contracting business is estimating jobs. For someone with little experience, estimating can be a rather scary endeavor (it can also be scary for someone with tons of experience). After all, the accuracy of the estimate will have a huge impact on...
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