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  1. 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.
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    I recently wrote an article on the dangers of Volatile Organic Compounds in paint and cleaning products on my house painting company's website. This article discusses exactly what VOC's are and how they relate to you and/or your customers. :icon_eek: Check it out and share you opinions.
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    This is a link to an article about the dangers of VOC's in paint and cleaning agents. You are welcomed to add your input and additional information into the comments.
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    I am working on a smart phone or tablet app that a tradesperson can use to collect evidence to present to a training organisation in order to receive a skills assessment for the Certificate III qualification. In other words, where a painter has not done any formal training but has worked in the...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    What are people using for ceiling paints??
  6. General Painting Discussion
    Joy, one of the students from APTC has just started a company called "able painters" with two other students Alex and Volavola who happen to be deaf. Joy (in the middle pictured with Alex on the left and Volavola on the right). Joy does not see any disabilities she sees the abilities that her...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    I am trying to stimulate my creativity, I have access to great people in our industry and many professionals. I am interested in creating learning resources for trades people in our industry that will assist them to be more professional. Have you got a suggestion on what I could research and...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    In terms of testing washabilaty of a flat after an appropriate curing period (a month or so) I have been unable to find a brand which i have personally been happy with. I have got a very well to do customer with children and she wants the best washable yet flat paint available in the UK. My...
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    I am attempting to paint a basement room that is probably 30 years old that has treated pine walls and ceiling. It has a lacquer type finish and I want to paint over it. With all of the tongue and groove joints I think it would be very difficult to strip/sand it down and I'm looking for good...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    I just want to say that I have been a Sherwin Williams guy for most of my 16 years and just recently hooked up with a Kilz Rep from The Home Depot who has talked me into trying the Behr Ultra self priming. I am very impressed with the coverage of this product. It is suppose to be comparible...
  11. General Painting Discussion
    Hello everyone, Im going to try and build new business in apartment painting but I wanted to know where to find leads or If I should just go to the apartment manager and sale my services. Also do you know if apartment companies usually already have an account with the painting stores? Or should...
  12. 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...
  13. General Painting Discussion
    First, I know the question should be "your" not "you waste water..." Sorry but I can't edit it. I just want to ask, how many of you flock your paint waste water? Do you use aluminium sulphate to do this? Have you found that if you make the ph slightly more alkaline by adding bicarbonate soda...
  14. 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...
  15. New Member Introductions
    G'day guys and girls! I couldn't wait to sign up to this forum when I first came across it on Google. I think I like the idea of talking shop with other painters from different points of the globe and sincerely look forward to offering some helpful advice where possible. I've been in the game...
  16. General Painting Discussion
    I just painted my aluminum siding using barn and fence paint. it looks really good but i noticed when water gets on it water marks appear. i didnt clean the siding very well prior to paintingand was wondering if buying a better quality paint and going over the cheaper paint in the same color...
  17. General Painting Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a question with regards to what colors are best when working on contour surfaces. Im trying to paint a wall that has a wavy/curvy surface. I just was wondering if there was a special type of paint that could be used to bring out the shape of the surface of the wall so that it...
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    Hey everone I am kind of in a mess here , i sanded, primed and painted three bookshelves for my sons firestation theme room with latex paint , now when i am done assembling the third and the last one i saw a spot and sanded to apply primer and paint , it started peeling off like plastic , I...
  19. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    This brush is so sweet! I slept with it under my pillow last night...J/K. I made a short video of it today.(sorry don't know how to embed the video) Im trying to get my local paint stores to carry this bad boy! This one is a sample brush straight from Proform.
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