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 […]
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.
Joshua from Allbright painting is always doing interesting projects when he is not traveling around the states providing educational seminars to paint contractors. His latest one was teaming up with Benjamin Moore to create the worlds largest YoYo. He wrote about the experience here. This is another great example of the evolution of the relationship building between contractors […]
Not just another color virtualizer! Benjamin Moore has just released a new tool to help homeowners, designers and contractors explore color palettes. I have used several and often struggled to crop areas, then pick colors from a huge palette. This one is a bit different, it asks several questions that may seem odd at first, […]
What are you doing to better your business today? This was a question asked on a forum recently. The answers were widely varied, from “stocking up on supplies” to “putting a plan on paper”. A lot of good ideas, but no real action plans. It’s hard work running a paint contracting business, especially if you […]
Google+ Profiles-Google+ Pages and Google+ Local! Is your head spinning trying to keep it straight? I have spoken to several contractors that have their pages set up incorrectly, Google’s changes over the past two years have caused many to set up pages incorrectly. Let’s look at the different types first. Google+ Profiles If you are Facebook […]
My own company’s experience with blocking odors comes from using products like KILZ to seal smoke odors during insurance renovations, this was a nasty job requiring respirators and ventilation, not something that you wanted to do in an occupied home. We never tried anything that would “remove” the odors, so I was intrigued when Vinnie […]
Do you have something to share? Visit any forum, blog or Social Media site and you will find a wealth of very experienced folks sharing their advice freely. These are great resources in many ways to get general information and advice. A lot of the ones I frequent tend to be peers sharing information, but […]
Choosing Color We have talked a lot about choosing color here, and I have had success using the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer, here is an example I wrote about in 2011. Although nothing beats a color consultant, like these ladies, there are other ways consumers and contractors can explore color. Using Technology Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Glass is the […]
It used to be a customer found us in the phone book, called and scheduled an appointment and from there on out everything was done verbally, whether in person or on the phones. These days, the availability of handheld technology has created an “on demand” type of mentality. We are all seemingly available 24/7 (I am not so sure that is a good thing!). How do we handle communication these days?
It’s been a great ride so far! The Blogging Painters are an eclectic group of business owners whom are passionate about the painting industry. Sounds kind of silly doesn’t it? Like a bunch of guys who like watching paint dry? But it is more than that! I wrote that in one of our first posts […]
In the past, the relationships between manufacturers and contractors has always been buffered by various vendors/middlemen. Painting Contractors who had a question or a problem with a product usually got no further than their paint store rep, very few had the time, tenacity or resources to to work their way up the chain to speak […]
Is it really a man’s world anymore? It used to be that the painting trade was predominantly an occupation for men. There is a lot of physical labor involved that, in the past, was believed to be beyond the general capabilities of the women. I worked on new construction jobs with my husband 30 years […]
There is a lot of information the sites listed above, and here. I encourage our readers to investigate for themselves how this will affect them. Some states will run their own program, some will follow the federal one, click here to see where your state stands.
Ergonomic Tools?! We recently posted this article about being ergonomically correct and GalaxG was kind enough to send some samples to the Blogging Painters Review Team. Our team will post their opinions here, if any of our readers have tried them, please feel free to share your thoughts by filling out the form below. Thanks!