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3 Things I Learned Since Leaving The Painting Industry

By on November 29, 2014 in Business Practices with 7 Comments
3 Things I Learned Since Leaving The Painting Industry

I left the painting industry about 3 years ago. I had pretty much grown up in the industry, having worked for my painting contractor uncle for several years. I later was co-founder of Jalapeno Paint Werx in Naperville , IL. With our unusual name we quickly grew into a well-known residential repaint company in our […]

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It takes a Facebook group…

By on November 27, 2014 in Reader Spotlight, Social Media with 13 Comments
It takes a Facebook group…

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum….. My name is Roger Coulter and I own and operate a small residential painting company in the northern suburbs of Chicago with roughly 15 years of experience. Painting is my life and I am fully committed to providing for my family through it. I have […]

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SHERWIN-WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015

By on November 23, 2014 in Press Releases with 3 Comments
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015

Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal CLEVELAND (November 18, 2014) – Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that’s poised for revitalization, Coral Reef (SW 6606) is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. The uplifting hue is the perfect blend of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.   Pulled from the Sherwin-Williams […]

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PaintScope- A new way to estimate accurately

By on November 9, 2014 in Pricing and Estimating with 8 Comments
PaintScope- A new way to estimate accurately

Eyeball vs Measure Which do you usually do for an estimate on an exterior repaint? Do you measure or break out the different substrates? Recently one of our readers had an opportunity to use a new technology after we posted this press release and he commented. PaintScope hooked up Nick Dunse from Thinkpainting  with a […]

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How much old paint is lead paint?

By on November 2, 2014 in How We Stay Safe, Lead Paint with 0 Comments
How much old paint is lead paint?

You go out to estimate a repaint on an older home, you learn that the home was built before 1977, and then, Oh No! The four letter word: “L-E-A-D!” The homeowner tells you that the home has been repainted several times since they have owned it, so there can’t be anymore lead on the house. […]

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