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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    Talking about NEW builds. Ohhh here we go. I’m referring to trim to walls ONLY.. And new builds. Some say one coat walls before trim is installed because it makes cutting in faster…(referring to trim not baseboards) how? You need to cut in two coats (wall paint) to cover the white trim paint...
  2. Surface Preparation and Application
    I am doing a few new construction homes coming up. I usually use PVA for my primer, but I had to use High Build Primer for my last job. (SW didn't have any PVA). I actually enjoyed what High Build looked like on the walls. It was thick obviously and I like the idea of it potentially hiding any...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Just popping in to see if this might be an interesting way to learn and potentially share some insights. Fully ethical by personal uninfluenced choice, and a tryhard, that's something. Better methods, better results, happier clients, I can do that.
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Ok gang, here's my question for the day: If it was your house, new construction, what would you use/do: Paint 1930 sq ft + 9 ft ceilings, roughly 17 (counting double closet doors) and the woodwork to boot. There is a trayed ceiling running the entire kitchen/dining/living room, and a trayed...
  5. 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...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    I am a small home builder that paints all trim and doors. I can not find a system that works for me and I want to know what professionals do. This is new construction, all doors are hollow core, pre-primed, pre-hung. The drywall crew paints the walls immediately after they tape and finish. After...
  7. Commercial and Industrial Painting
    Hi, I'm new to this site. I already introduced myself on the intro thread. Anyway, I am looking at hiring a full time estimator. My company focuses on apartments, townhomes, dorms, hotels, etc. We are located in Dallas, TX. I have always done my own bidding for now over twenty years. I know...
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