The Online Resource for the Painting Industry

Guest

If you would like to be a Guest Blogger, please contact us using the Contact Us page. Thanks

Using Images in your Social Media

Using Images in your Social Media

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

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 […]

Continue Reading »

4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

4 Ways to Generate Leads for Painters Using Social Media

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, Social Media with 3 Comments

 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 […]

Continue Reading »

Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

Looking for Leads? Venture into Video!

By on March 27, 2016 in Marketing, What We Do with 1 Comment

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 […]

Continue Reading »

5 Ways To Update An Office Space

5 Ways To Update An Office Space

By on January 23, 2016 in How we use Color. with 2 Comments

 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 […]

Continue Reading »

Finding your Niche

Finding your Niche

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

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! […]

Continue Reading »

What Exactly Is Houzz?

What Exactly Is Houzz?

By on December 6, 2015 in Social Media with 2 Comments

 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 […]

Continue Reading »

How to Repaint a Metal Building

How to Repaint a Metal Building

By on October 25, 2015 in How do I? with 3 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Should I be on Pinterest?

Should I be on Pinterest?

By on September 27, 2015 in Social Media with 1 Comment

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Painting a Swimming Pool

Painting a Swimming Pool

By on September 20, 2015 in How do I? with 1 Comment

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Getting Started With Floor Grinding

Getting Started With Floor Grinding

By on August 30, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 8 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

Trimaco Kleen Edge Tape

By on August 23, 2015 in Products with 0 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

The Exciting World of Proposals and Contracts

By on August 16, 2015 in Business Practices with 0 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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

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

By on August 9, 2015 in Marketing with 2 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Best Practices For Painting Commercial Gym Spaces

Best Practices For Painting Commercial Gym Spaces

By on August 2, 2015 in Business Practices with 1 Comment

Last month, Dan Harrison wrote a post on the best colors for a commercial gym space. Once you and your client have settled on the colors you’re going to use, how are you going to start such a large project? My team of Chester County painters and myself have come up with a few tips […]

Continue Reading »

Matching Bathroom Colors with the Décor

Matching Bathroom Colors with the Décor

As an important room in your home, where you spend many intimate moments, your bathroom should be designed in such a way that it is both unquestionably functional but also relaxing and meditative. The latter can be achieved by matching choice of fabrics and fixtures, but more importantly, by using coordinating and complementing colors. These […]

Continue Reading »

Top