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How To Repair BUBBLES

Have you ever had small bubbles show up on your freshly painted walls?

Want to know how to repair those... or better yet, how to avoid this?

If so, be sure to watch this weeks Tips & Tricks Video.

 

 

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Here's Why I SHOWED UP LATE On Purpose

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...

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How To Be ACCURATE With Your Painting Estimates

To be able to give an ACCURATE Painting Estimate, you'll need to uncover the following 2 things:

  1. The NUMBERS
  2. The VARIABLES

When I say NUMBERS, this mostly means the square footage of the area to be painted. Since once you have this number, you can then figure out how much paint and labor hours will be needed.

HOWEVER...

The VARIABLES will also need to be factored in since those could make a BIG DIFFERENCE in both the labor hours and the paint that will be required to complete the project.

EXAMPLE 1:

Let's say you have 2 identical houses. Both have the exact same square footage. The first house has 1 color for all of the walls... and the second one has 10 different colors with multiple rooms having 2 different colors in them.

The variable in this example is the number of colors. And this will have a BIG impact on both the number of gallons of paint AND the number of labor hours that will be needed to complete this project

EXAMPLE 2:

Let's say you have the same 2 houses....

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Can I Offer You Some Coffee or Tea? ☕️ ☕️

If a homeowner were to offer you some coffee or tea while you're there painting their home, what would be your instinctual answer?

  • No thank you, I'm good
  • Sure that would be great, thanks

Now, I want to be clear, there's no RIGHT or WRONG answer.

BUT...

In this weeks video, I'll share with you the reason why I would encourage you to always say YES!

 

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BRUSH EXTENDER - 2 Ways To Get The Most Out Of It

Are you currently carrying a Brush Extender in your Painting Kit?

Most Painters will tend to answer yes to this questions. (And if you're currently not carrying one, I'd strongly recommend that you look into it.)

But are you taking FULL ADVANTAGE of it's power?

Be sure to watch this weeks Tips & Tricks video where we'll show you how we used this simple tool to:

  1. Save BIG CHUNKS OF TIME and dramatically improve our Productivity
  2. Make things much easier for our clients and dramatically IMPROVE THEIR EXPERIENCE.

 

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How To Paint Inside Those TINY SQUARES

Be sure to watch this week's Tips & Tricks video where we'll first show you how this is done using only a paint brush... and then discuss the theory of how this works so you can have a better understanding of your paint brush and how to get the most out of it.

 

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Here's Why I Carry a TOOTHBRUSH COVER In My Painting Bag

In REPAINT, you're bound to come across areas that are simply too small for conventional Brushes to fit in.

In such situations, many people will try to tape off the area to and then squeeze the paint brush in that small gap...

But typically this doesn't not do a very good job... and it's very time consuming.

That's where a SMALL ARTIST BRUSH comes handy!

And one trick I found that helps keep those tiny brushes organized and in good shape is to store them inside a TOOTHBRUSH COVER

 

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How To Paint a Door With a ROLLER

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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Best KNEE PADS for Painters

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:

  • They do not move up or down when you bend your legs and move around
  • You can't see them since they end up being under your pants
  • And because they are under your pants, the pants are free to naturally move which makes it very comfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • And of course, it makes painting baseboards and...
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How to TOUCH UP PAINT?

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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