Category Archive: Blog

Jul 09

Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Office

Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Office

Increase employee productivity, creativity, and office morale by choosing the right paint colors for your home or commercial office.   If you have been thinking of repainting your office this might be the perfect time!  For many businesses summer is a slow time of year with less customer traffic and fewer employees in the office …

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May 30

Is it mildew or is it dirt?

Mildew on exterior of house

A DIY Guide to identifying and properly eliminating mildew before exterior painting.   While mildew and dirt may look the same on the exterior of your home, proper cleaning before painting is a must to ensure a long-lasting exterior paint job. Water is always the source of mildew.  Avoid the temptation to just wipe away …

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Apr 17

Part 2 – Painting Contractors – Tips for Choosing the Right Company

Five Tips for Finding a Professional Painting Contractor With all the information we can gather about a company on the Internet, today more than ever it is easy to research local painting contractors in your area.  Though don’t forget to utilize some “word of mouth” recommendations too. 1)    Your local paint stores can supply you …

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Mar 18

Part 1 – Painting Contractors – Tips for Choosing the Right Company

Five Tips to Consider When Hiring a Painting Contractor Choosing a professional painting contractor can be a difficult task.  Most people spend more time choosing a color paint than they do considering the company they are going to hire to apply it.  The highest quality paint will not make up for poor workmanship.  Having your …

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Feb 22

Painting Contractors and Decorating Contractors of America Unite!

PDCA 2013 Expo

Will you be attending the annual PDCA 2013 Expo in St. Louis, MO March 3 – 6, 2013? The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America yearly expo is the largest industry specific trade show of its kind for contractors in those industries. While attending this yearly event of learning, networking, and fun is a great …

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Jan 28

Why NOT painting your home in 2013 could cost you a lot!

Paint your house in 2013

Thinking about not painting your home this year?  Maybe you should reconsider. If you’re considering painting the interior and/or exterior of your home this New Year, you know that making the decision can be difficult. It can take a lot of time for a homeowner to gather estimates, choose the best contractor for them, consider …

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Oct 23

Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Painting Business in the Community – Part 2 of 2

Marketing your painting business

Networking for Painting Contractors Are there lots of painting contractors in your community? What sets you apart from them? Short on advertising dollars? Well consider networking as an inexpensive way to market yourself and your business. Sure, its been a long day and the last thing you want to do is get out there and …

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Sep 10

Low-Cost Ways to Market Your Painting Business in the Community – Part 1 of 2

Market Your Painting Business

Job Site Marketing Ideas for Painting Contractors – Part 1 of 2   Most seasoned painting contractors already know the effectiveness of marketing to other potential customers near your current job site.  Here are some tips for the new start-ups or those who may not have integrated these tactics into their daily work schedules.   …

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Aug 01

Grow your painting business by providing your painting customers with a detailed contractor proposal…in writing!

Painting Contractor Proposal

Did you ever consider that providing your customers with a detailed written proposal can help you grow your painting business?  Think about this: 1) Written proposals will avoid miscommunication during and after your project.  A written proposal should not only state price and products being used but what the customer should expect.  Spell out the …

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Jun 19

Calling all DIY’ers. Tips for proper prep from professional painters. Ready, set, paint!

Painting Prep

Well not so fast, proper prep work will ensure a quality job.   Tips from professional painters. What we all love about paint is how quickly it can transform and make an impact on our spaces.  As DIY’ers the hardest part of the painting process is the prep work.  Before you pick up that paintbrush and …

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