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Hello to everyone, I am from southern California. I am currently a green painting contractor. Just wonderig how others feel about the whole green thing.
I am currently a green painting contractor.quote]
Welcome to painttalk.com.
What were you before you were a "green" contractor?
I am curious to hear what it means to be a self described "green contractor". What is it and how is it working out for you?
Welcome ewing! I'm a Blue painting contractor myself. Mostly Little Walter, Son House, Lightning Hopkins, etc.Hello to everyone, I am from southern California. I am currently a green painting contractor. Just wonderig how others feel about the whole green thing.
This has been discussed here at length.I DIDN'T MEAN TO START SUCH CONTROVERSY!!!!!!
sorry stayed up to late,
Thats ok...we will let it go this time.
So lets discuss. What is a green painter to you.
To me, I am not sure there is such thing as a "green painter", and I definitely dont think it would be someone who is "currently" a green painter. There are companies like ecopainting who were operating in an environmentally conscious manner before it became fashionable to do so. I would consider a company like that to be the real deal. Others will try to ride the wave while its high and when it becomes inconvenient or the wave diminishes, they will have to change very little to go back to being a non-green painter. I think its bad for our trade if we look like chameleons that way.
Is it just a marketing thing?
I think there are those who jump on the bandwagon because they think it is fashionable right now to call themselves a green painter. I also think that if done in this fashion it could really work against them.
Are people really concerned about the environment?
Yes and no. Some truly are and insist on certain products. Others want the low price.
I know when i bid a job most people can give a rip due to pricing.
So, how do you sell your "green" painting to most people who dont care?
I do believe that the paint industry is changing in that direction, and I think its a good thing. That is why I found it ironic that you came on here and introduced yourself as "currently" green. If we are all going green, I personally would not reinvent myself and start marketing as the "green" guy. All of us, out of necessity, are becoming more aware of our products and practices.So whether you believe it or not we all are going green.
Great, but I think you are preaching to the converted here (mostly).I'm not trying to jump on a ban wagon. Whether you are aware of it or not your coatings your using now are changing every year due to the EPA. California for example, it is illegal to produce any more oil base paint in the golden state, do you not think all the other states will follow. I estimate the products we have today will be under not a leeds green but an extreme green within two years for Ca and three years for other states to follow. So whether you believe it or not we all are going green. Just ask your knowledgeable paint rep. They get informed of the changes in our product, so they can keep a close eye on any failures that may occur. They don't tell the consumer so we don't get worried. Am I concerned about the environment you bet I am, why can't we do something about it by changing our products we use. They are available to us. Our environment is a natural living thing. Just like our body's, when we eat all this crap with chemicals we get sick and blame it on our family line. You have the power to change your body by putting what was meant in your body. The same goes with our world it rejects chemical and gets sick. Why can't we put in our environment what it accepts? Would you put water in your car instead of gasoline? Of course you wouldn't because it will get sick and die. We don't think of the environment this way, rather if we are comfortable or not. We can not be afraid of change. If you call this jumping on a ban wagon I guess I am then and I don't mind taking a hit for it.
:lol: if you only knew how many times i tried to close the doors to this place. I didn't know what I was getting myself into it. I wish I could not think of the forums anymore. Hopefully one day I could conquer the addiction.was that a goodbye speech? hmm