Do you have an effective process for estimating new paint jobs? If you’re a painting contractor, understanding your pricing is critical in order to win bids and bring your projects in on budget. Stop guessing and start using documented data from the field to develop accurate estimates that meet your budget more often and keep…

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Are subcontractors right for your commercial painting business? Or if you own a residential painting company and you do some commercial work, are subcontractors right for that type of work in your business? For commercial painting companies who want to extend their capabilities and handle large commercial projects, working with subcontractors can potentially be a…

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What do you do to generate leads and to find business when things are slow? Whether it’s back to school, getting out of school for summer break, some kind of terrible catastrophe, or the winter slow season. What do you do to keep the phone ringing? Understand Organic Demand for Painting Jobs The first thing…

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Charging for painting estimates is remarkably dumb. It impacts your income in amazingly negative ways, and it’s no way to really solve the problem of anemic closing rates. I’m Brandon Lewis with Painters Academy and Painters Weekly.  A lot of people are jumping on this bandwagon of over pre-qualifying people over the phone or…

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When selling large projects, financing for painting contractors is essential to increase your closing rates. If you aren’t offering financing options yet other painters are, you stand to lose a certain percentage of projects every year. However, most large finance companies can take 7-14% of your project in “fees” which can cut into your personal…

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