Hey fellow painters. As the owner of a new painting business, and also being an amateur painter, I'm wondering what are some practices/procedures that I should adhere to in order to positively stand out from the fly-by-nighters and other painting contractors?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions 😎
Having all insurances up-to-date (liability, work comp, auto, etc…), licenses current, and filing and paying taxes, etc… is the bare minimum to being a legit professional.
This will set you apart from the fly-by-nighters.
On top of that you may consider having your business organized as an LLC. (or similar). It is for your protection, and also sends a message that your business isa legal entity.
Clean Clothes. You will be amazed at how much nice clothes sets you apart in this profession, mostly because it’s difficult and expensive to keep Paint Clothes looking good.
Invest in your Work Vehicle. It is a mobile calling card, and let’s people know what to expect (as much as someone can be judged by the car they drive).
Like everyone else said: show up, do the work, be consistent, do quality work, get paid, go home.