Many people wonder how you could use a roller to paint a colonial door. The concern being the grooves in the door and the kind of finish a roller would create on such a surface.
In this week's video, we'll show you how we're able to paint a door leaving only a roller finish (no brush stokes).
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I used to play volleyball when I was in High School.
So a few weeks ago, I was sorting through old boxes and found these volleyball pads that hadn't been used in years (even decades lol).
So I asked Gino if he'd want them since I knew his wife still plays on occasion.
But when he took them, it wasn't to give to his wife (since she already had a pair)... Gino had something else in mind.
The following day Gino tested those volleyball pads to see if they'd work well as knee pads for painting.
After a few tests, here's what Gino discovered...
When you wear them directly on your skin (which is how those pads were designed to be worn), you get a few benefits:
Have you ever been in a situation where you need to do a quick touch up, but don't have a brush or roller handy?
Maybe when you go to collect from a client and they show you a small spot they hit by accident when putting back the furniture?
For situations like this, or any other situation where touch ups are required, here's a handy trick for you: Use a piece of Paper Towel
For a live demonstration and to learn more as to why some touch ups might not blend in properly, be sure to watch this weeks Tips & Tricks video!
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Why is GREY sooooo popular these days?
Why do we get tired of certain colors after a while?
What's the secret to combining colors that work well together?
These questions, and many more, are answered in this week's video...
Click on the links below to watch the first two videos in this 3 Part Series
PART 1: What Exactly Is Color?
Remember this famous illusion?
Some people were seeing the dress WHITE & GOLD... while others were seeing it BLUE & BROWN.
That's a pretty BIG difference, wouldn't you agree?
Well turns out, the same thing that made this illusion possible is also creating illusions in your life... every... single... day.
Whether you're looking at colors on a wall or in your surroundings... OR... interpreting situations & events in your life.
To watch the first video in this series, CLICK HERE.
What happens to COLOR when you turn off the lights?
Is that RED apple still red if it's in a pitch black room?
Was it even RED to begin with?
To answer those questions, we'll need to first go to the source and answer this question: what exactly is color?
And the short answer is - FREQUENCY!
Does it feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to complete your TO-DO LIST?
Do you feel overwhelmed, overworked and exhausted most of the time?
Does the idea of doing nothing make you feel unproductive?
Perhaps it's time to watch this video and bring your attention to the "next gear"...
Having a well written & clear PAINTING PROPOSAL is a crucial step that is unfortunately often skipped or forgotten.
But if you want to avoid situations where a client is not ready for you... or perhaps are tired of doing EXTRA work for Free...
You owe it to yourself to watch this video.
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Years ago, I remember being hired to repaint the offices at this local radio station.
The original price came at around $4000 and we were hired to do the work... HOWEVER
Once the Interior Decorator finished the Color Consultation, the end result was that they had choosen to go with 22 DIFFERENT COLORS... and most of those colors were yellows, oranges and bright reds.
Let's just say that this changed EVERYTHING!
So what's the lesson?
If you're a PAINTER... you need to make sure your quote specifies the number of coats... and the number of colors that are allowed for the price given.
If you're a HOMEOWNER... you need to be aware of this possibility and make sure to check with your Painting Contractor to see if the Colors that are being considered will have an impact on the price.
And if you're a COLOR CONSULTANT... you need to be aware of this possibility as well and work with the Painting Contractor so that together you can help your...
2 MINUTES LATE: “Are you almost here?”
6 MINUTES LATE: “Everyone is here! Where are you?”
13 MINUTES LATE: “Did you forget about the meeting?”
20 MINUTES LATE: “Is everything okay, Remi?”
This was a training exercise that our team never forgot…
One of the things that I’m known for is my punctuality. It’s not uncommon for clients to tell me “My gosh, when you say 1:30pm you really mean 1:30pm!”
TIME is a commodity I put a high value on both for others and myself.
So when I told my team “today’s meeting is particularly important so please make sure to be here by 3pm and don’t be late”… NO ONE was late… except for me!
You see, back in the summer of 2009 we had started to meet every Monday afternoons at 3:30pm for some coaching, bonding & to basically give everyone a chance to voice their concern or offer solutions to existing problems so...