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Chris Haught

Chris Haught is the editor of Blogging Painters, the leading resource for paint contractors. Chris also works with contractors to improve their website and social media presence. When not blogging about the painting industry, she works in the educational sector as a media and technology mentor.

Field Pulse

By on February 25, 2017 in Product Feedback with 0 Comments

FieldPulse is an all-in-one business management application for your painting company – operating on iPhone, Android, and Computer WebApp. Schedule jobs for your team members, manage customer relationships, create estimates and invoices, and more! Source-Field Pulse The team at Field Pulse has provided some trials to our readers, see what they, and others have to […]

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Field Pulse

By on January 16, 2017 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments
Field Pulse

Here at Blogging Painters, we often are contacted by inventors, software developers and industry representatives. They are very interested in the feedback from our readers on products and ideas. Recently the folks at Field Pulse contacted us, they want to refine their product to make it better suited to the painting industry. I posted in […]

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4 Strategies for Maximizing Word of Mouth Painting Referrals

4 Strategies for Maximizing Word of Mouth Painting Referrals

In the service industry, existing customers are your bread and butter and you need to make sure they have an amazing experience. Yes, you might get additional business from them for add-on work, but that’s not how they are most valuable. According to a Nielsen survey, people are FOUR TIMES more likely to buy when […]

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Password Management and Security

By on May 29, 2016 in Websites and SEO, What We Do with 3 Comments
Password Management and Security

How many passwords do you have, or even better to ask, how many different passwords do you have? Do you use the same combination of your pet’s names and your birth year over and over? Password protection is a big deal these days. It used to be that the faulty thought “no one would target little ole […]

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Swatchdeck

By on April 17, 2016 in Product Feedback with 2 Comments
Swatchdeck

Brad Bolinger of Swatchdeck was at PDCA Expo in New Orleans and I stopped by his booth to check out the app. I was impressed with the improvements he has made since I first saw it. The pdf it generates are ideal for keeping track of paint colors and orders. It had a very user friendly […]

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PDCA Expo 2016

By on March 9, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
PDCA Expo 2016

The PDCA Expo is off to a great start in New Orleans, if this morning is any indication of the caliber of speakers and presentation topic, there is still much to be learned and value by attending! Chris Schank, PDCA Educator started off by welcoming everyone to the Hilton and with breakfast and tips on […]

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Vote for the Best Video

By on February 15, 2016 in Random Thoughts with 0 Comments

Contractors from around the nation have submitted their videos, and now it’s your turn to decide who will make it to the top ten! Voting ends February 18th and you can vote once a day from now until voting closes.

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Do you need a website?

By on December 6, 2015 in Uncategorized, Websites and SEO with 0 Comments
Do you need a website?

I recently noticed Devyn (Owner of DE Web Designs) giving advice to members at a popular paint forum I visit and was impressed with his responses. He has created a website generator that can create a professional looking website for a minimal monthly cost and optimize it, a challenge for many paint contractors. I was […]

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The Noodle Buddy

By on September 20, 2015 in Product Feedback with 0 Comments
The Noodle Buddy

We were recently contacted by Bill over at  Noodle Buddy to see if our readers would be interested in a new way to secure their cargo loads. They were kind enough to send us a few to try out and review here. I can’t wait to try mine and not have to deal with things sliding […]

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Where are your employees?

By on May 13, 2015 in Customer Service with 0 Comments
Where are your employees?

If you are a one man show, you probably have no problems being on time for estimates and jobs, and are able to communicate with clients if you are running behind. But for those running multiple jobs with several employees, often driving company vehicles, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone. The worst […]

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What can an Estimating Program do for You?

By on April 4, 2015 in Pricing and Estimating with 19 Comments
What can an Estimating Program do for You?

“How much should I charge?” One of the most divisive topics in any contractors group is pricing. Ask that question, and watch the fireworks begin. May as well ask “How much is a bag of groceries?” There are several unfortunate methods like Despermating, WAG (wild ass guess) and RID (rent is due), or asking strangers […]

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Keeping the Trade Alive

By on March 8, 2015 in Random Thoughts with 2 Comments
Keeping the Trade Alive

“If we want the trade to stay alive and remain a trade it’s our responsibility to pass it on to the next generation” Source With the PDCA Expo in Charleston South Carolina wrapping recently, there has been a lot of attention on what is going on in the painting industry. It was great to see […]

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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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Benjamin Moore announces new colors!

By on October 26, 2014 in Press Releases with 2 Comments
Benjamin Moore announces new colors!

 BENJAMIN MOORE® REVEALS GUILFORD GREEN HC-116 AS ITS 2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR Benjamin Moore Identifies 2015 Color Trends, Featuring Monochromatic Color Designs and Saturated Hues For A Balanced Home   Montvale, NJ – October 14, 2014 – Benjamin Moore, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand, today released its highly anticipated 2015 Color of […]

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Quit Putting Lipstick on a Pig!

By on October 5, 2014 in Random Thoughts with 10 Comments
Quit Putting Lipstick on a Pig!

The race to the top of the page Everyone wants their site on the top of SERP’s, I get that, that’s how customers can find us, it’s the route that many are taking that drives me nuts! Looking at my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I see article after article on “Panda, Penguin and Google’s latest […]

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