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Harnesses, Scaffolds, and Lifts: Preventing Falls on the Jobsite

By on May 31, 2016 in How We Stay Safe, Safety and OSHA with 0 Comments
Harnesses, Scaffolds, and Lifts: Preventing Falls on the Jobsite

Guess what the most common construction accident is? That’s right – falls. Falling is number one on OSHA’s hit parade of the “Fatal Four” accidents in the industry. The thing is, most falls can be avoided by using the proper equipment and preparation. Even if you are building a “tiny house” a fall from the […]

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Does an Injury have to happen at Work to be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

By on May 8, 2016 in Safety and OSHA with 0 Comments
Does an Injury have to happen at Work to be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

In the circumstances that you suffer injuries while at work or fall ill due to the nature of your work, you could be entitled to benefit from workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation refers to a kind of an insurance policy that is a statutory requirement and one that provides medical benefits and wage replacements for […]

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Using Images in your Social Media

By on April 10, 2016 in Social Media, Websites and SEO with 3 Comments
Using Images in your Social Media

Nowadays, people are spending more time on their phones than ever. In fact, marketers spent $8.3 billion on social media advertising in 2015 and 78% of companies say they have dedicated social media teams, according to Sprout Social. When it comes to social media marketing for painting contractors, it’s all about the visuals. While we […]

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4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, Social Media with 3 Comments
4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

 After a long, hard day’s painting and decorating, hitting your marketing hard is not always the first thing painters are keen to do. But if you’re striving to keep the work flowing or to expand your business, taking some time out of your working week to promote what you do is essential. You may already […]

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Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, What We Do with 1 Comment
Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

Video marketing can bring in new leads to help you build your business.   Like most contractors, you probably have tools that you can count on for just about every job, but there’s always room to add new tools to your marketing toolbox. Email, print advertising and social media marketing are all reliable tactics, but […]

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5 Ways To Update An Office Space

By on January 23, 2016 in How we use Color. with 2 Comments
5 Ways To Update An Office Space

 A simple paint job is one of the best ways to completely update an office building. It’s not all about the looks, either. The way you utilize colors can have a huge impact on emotions, creativity and even productivity. Nowadays, trends in office decor are based not only on making good impressions with clients and […]

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Finding your Niche

By on December 20, 2015 in Contractor Success Stories, Random Thoughts with 10 Comments
Finding your Niche

In The Beginning Most painters I know started out with a desire to be self-employed and have a decent set of painting skills. That was enough motivation for me to get going, too. Of course, I later found out that there is a whole lot more to running a painting business than I ever imagined! […]

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What Exactly Is Houzz?

By on December 6, 2015 in Social Media with 2 Comments
What Exactly Is Houzz?

 And Why Should You Be Using It? Let’s imagine for a second that you’re planning a home remodeling project; maybe a bathroom, kitchen, or combining a couple of small spaces into that large family room you’ve always wanted. Now imagine you could pour yourself a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and step into a […]

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How to Repaint a Metal Building

By on October 25, 2015 in How do I? with 3 Comments
How to Repaint a Metal Building

Painting a metal building improves aesthetics but, more importantly, it also improves its durability and longevity. Metal roofs and exterior panels are known for their strength and resilience, but they’re still vulnerable to rust and corrosion via exposure to moisture and environmental contaminants. The right protective coating will yield the long-lasting attributes you’re banking on. When to […]

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Should I be on Pinterest?

By on September 27, 2015 in Social Media with 1 Comment
Should I be on Pinterest?

There are a lot of social media platforms available, and while it is important for every business to have a social presence, it’s impossible to be everywhere. This means that you have to choose the social media channels that are most appropriate for your business, then put in the time to make them a destination […]

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Painting a Swimming Pool

By on September 20, 2015 in How do I? with 1 Comment
Painting a Swimming Pool

How to Paint an Inground Swimming Pool If you wish your pool to last, it is important that you maintain it well. Maintenance of inground pools is a multilevel task and all phases are important, from regular cleaning to fixing cracks and changing filtering systems. A well-chosen and applied paint it is the very foundation […]

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Getting Started With Floor Grinding

By on August 30, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 8 Comments
Getting Started With Floor Grinding

Where to Begin? Getting started in concrete coatings can be somewhat daunting, especially when considering the price of a floor grinder and vacuum system that can run $7,000 – $12,000.  If you are just starting out in concrete coatings, this startup expense can be a turn off. Thankfully, there are systems out there that will […]

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Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

By on August 23, 2015 in Products with 0 Comments
Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

Recently I had a small faux finishing job that I thought the Kleen Edge tape would work perfectly for. Many of the houses in my area were not primed when new, and in most cases when regular blue tape is applied to the walls it will pull off the paint. On this particular job I had […]

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The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

By on August 16, 2015 in Business Practices with 0 Comments
The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

As a painting contractor, writing proposals and performing contract administration are just two of the many job functions you will find yourself involved in. How well you manage these tasks will be critical to your company’s success. This includes creating a professional proposal, drawing up and submitting the contract and negotiating with the owner or […]

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The BIGGEST Mistake in Marketing for Painting Contractors – Do You Make It?

By on August 9, 2015 in Marketing with 2 Comments
The BIGGEST Mistake in Marketing for Painting Contractors – Do You Make It?

What if there was a hidden resource in your painting business that could dramatically increase the levels of reliability, predictability, and profitability in your painting company? What if this resource could also be used to increase the equity found in your business – making it so valuable that you could SELL your painting business for […]

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