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  1. Introducing Myself

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! I just wanted to take a second to introduce myself to everyone. I run a painting and pressure cleaning business in Miami, Florida. My father created this business over 25 years ago, and I've recently taken over from a marketing standpoint and have successfully doubled his...
  2. Hi I am Mazhar From Dubai

    New Member Introductions
    Hi to all I am Mazhar From Dubai and I am Working fro Dubai Fixit I am Supervisor in Company This Form help me to solve some problem I was just reading but now I decided to participate properly this is very nice place to solve and share their knowledge for painting thanks once Again I am looking...
  3. Didn't backroll on new textured ceiling

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Today I primed an entire house, walls and ceilings with two coats, primarily because the first coat was sprayed with little pressure and there was overlap marks showing. Turned up the pressure and did a second run to fix the problem. Took a lunch break while the...
  4. Uhrig's Professional Painting

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site. We recently began enhancing our digital presence. Please let us know what you think about our new website!
  5. My Drywall Plastering & Painting Videos

    Member Blogs
    Firstly i dont know anyone on here but I would like to make new friends to message me always down for a socialise. Reading through this forum, theres some real pros here. Just wondering if anyone uploads to youtube any of there projects. I've been doing it for about a year and a half now and...
  6. says Hi

    New Member Introductions
    A Big hello :vs_cool: from AKA Painting Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook also: AKA Painting We have been painting in Florida for a little over two years and have our background from working in PA (good ol Pittsburgh) working for a local construction/painting company. Loving Florida...
  7. aluminum boat experience?

    General Painting Discussion
    I have a couple aluminum boats coming up that I will be sand blasting to etch, before painting. I'm wondering what you guys would recommend for a paint/primer combination? I'm thinking I want to stay away from the epoxies due to their brittleness and the amount of flex an aluminum boat hull...
  8. Behr Paint Project - Major Smell Lingering

    General Painting Discussion
    We just completed a project which was a interior closet renovation. Please note we completed two other closets in this home about a month ago with no issues. The closet was custom built out of 3/4" birch plywood, sanded etc. This round we used Behr Paint and Primer in 1 - Interior Matte...
  9. Door to Door Knockers/Canvassers

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Has anyone tried hiring canvassers to go into neighborhoods and knock on doors for leads? If so what has been your experience? I've put out a couple advertisements on craigslist and couple other sites. There are a couple businesses that get leads primarily through canvassing. Any thoughts...
  10. Professional Painters 3 years previous experience in health care facility's

    General Painting Discussion
    We are the contractor. We need to pull 2-3 professional painters on board. Email resume if qualified: [email protected] Please have a look at the two job descriptions pasted below and let me know what you think (Professional Painter x 3). As it is somewhat specialized I’m always very...
  11. Signature challenge!

    General Painting Discussion
    Could any of you fine experts help me identify this signature? I've been at it for days!! Here is a picture of the signature and the whole painting. Endless thanks in advance!
  12. Restoration Painting (Building and Homes)

    General Painting Discussion
    Ok so sometime I want to venture into restoration Painting of old Buildings and homes. So now has anyone other contractor done any restoration Painting?
  13. Stand in/hole in head plywood prop?

    Surface Preparation and Application
    I did some work for a fish n chip place near me in Massachusetts. The owner wants me to paint some characters on a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood then cut out the heads so parents with their kids can put their heads in and take pictures. I want to know the best type of wood to use that will make...
  14. Sharing our Photos to be USED by others

    Photos of Project and Equipment
    Hi all I was wondering if you agree, we can put some of our projects or even photos of tolls we've taken by ourselves here, and let the other members use them ( i.e. foe their websites, blogs, articles and...) All of us are using these marketing staff, and foe me happened a lot, when I want to...
  15. How did you start getting clients in the very beginning? last post redemption

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I just started with my paint biz last year with money i bootstrapped and borrowed from family, my very first few clients were from craigslist(honesty) but then i saw how unfair it was since we were putting in so much work for so little and saw that profitability was far away if i kept going like...
  16. Painting a Ceiling!

    General Painting Discussion
    Hello everyone, thank you for clicking the thread. I have alot of questions that I'll be asking over time! I know the painters talk community can help me out! The very first question on my list...painting ceilings! Your bid for the house includes the ceilings, what's you take on it? Steps, old...
  17. Free SEO advice. Find your customers online

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I'm already helping other people on other forums. I don't know if I'm allowed to link to the other forum, where I've offered the same, but a lot of businesses in the pressure washing business have already benefited from it. I simply do it to give back to this forum as I will learn a lot from...
  18. Please Help to decide: Painting business of Office job

    General Painting Discussion
    I am 25. When 17, I started college full time and graduated when 23 (3 years English and 3 years Major). Because i was not an American and enjoying the american college, I had to pay my tuition in full and pay tuition for "2 americans". While I was a full time student, I was a full time painter...
  19. My new website, still under construction though

    Technology (websites, computers, etc..)
    Hello guys! after being on this forum, looks like having a website of your own is pretty good thing :P instead of coming to people with your laptop and showing them your work, I can just give them my business card with my website URL, and everything is right there...
  20. Hi everyone

    New Member Introductions
    I have recently created an account and thought to introduce my self to everyone. I am a young entrepreneur who has been running a painting business for the last three years in British Columbia, Vancouver. Before I ran a painting company, I have been working as an painter for many different...