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  1. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I've noticed over my short career that estimating trim paint is vastly different from estimating wall paint. For the same amount of square footage, I use less paint when painting trim than if I was painting walls. I wonder why that is. EVERY website and pro will tell you that rule of thumb is...
  2. Surface Preparation and Application
    Im just starting my own painting business and ive been asked to do my first quote. Working out the materials is easy enough based on Square footage, but im struggling with the labor costs. Ive done alot of research and for cut and roll ive decided about 200 square foot per hour is a good...
  3. 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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