A few years ago, I was doing this Color Consultation for a client and one of the first thing she said was:
Following this statement, I asked her a few questions and the more she spoke, the more I started to feel like lighter colors really wasn't what she wanted... but that perhaps, her mind had seen this as her only option.
So to be sure, I started to talk to her about MUSIC and how it's very similar to COLOR when it comes to the songs we enjoy and the ones we don't.
I go into more details to explain this analogy in the video below, but the idea is this:
"If you really enjoy a song, you can listen to it a bit louder than other songs. And if you don't like a song, well... you can listen to something else."
Of course, changing a song is much easier than changing the colors in a house which is why I think her mind had thought of the next best thing... bringing down the volume (going with a lighter color).
Have you ever been asked this question...
Whether this question came from your client or your contractor, being able to answer this question accurately is extremely important if you want them to be happy.
But there's another person who can benefit greatly from knowing how to accurately predict how long a project will take you to finish... and that's YOU!
Because as you'll soon discovery in this week's Tips & Tricks video, the key revolves around knowing your PRODUCTION NUMBERS. And knowing what those are, is also the easiest way for you to improve your efficiency... which leads to more money in your pocket!
If you're a professional painter, odds are you heard this one before... It's the wrong color!
In this weeks Tips & Tricks Video, I'll share with you a great example of how this Color Illusion had a homeowner, and even their Interior Decorator convinced that we had put the wrong color.
Once you understand the theory behind this, you'll be able to help your clients (and yourself) solve... or even better, prevent this type of color illusion.
The biggest problem I see in the Painting Industry is the fact that there are no mandatory schools Painters need to attend before entering the industry. This means that a lot of the important KNOWLEDGE that would typically be learned in school is lacking.
But this also becomes a great opportunity...
Because in an industry where KNOWLEDGE is lacking, the ones who have it gain a MAJOR ADVANTAGE on the competition.
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What Color Experts Want Painting Experts To Know About Color Theory
By Megan Headley
Originally published by APC (American Painting Contractor). Click here to view the original article.
How many times a week do you have a customer ask for your opinion on a color? Lots?
How many times a week do you offer your opinion on a customer’s color? Zero?
For many painting contractors, their job is strictly about applying the color—not selecting it.
“There was a painting contractor who I’ve worked with for years and when the homeowner asked him about color he would always say ‘I don’t choose the colors, I just apply the paint’,” shares Mary McMurray, owner of color consultancy Art First Colors for Architecture in Portland, Ore., and a licensed painting contractor herself for more than 30 years.
Painting contractors who take this hard line on color have every reason in the world to be defensive.
“I find that painters hesitate to voice their...
There's a vicious cycle happening these days in the Painting Industry that I want to address before it gets out of hands.
Here's the thing...
Paint is not a simple product... far from that.
In fact, some products require years of research and development from highly advanced chemists (often very large teams of chemists) to make it possible for Paint to perform at high levels while being compliant with today's strict environmental regulations.
And depending on the clients needs... and who is going to be applying the paint (a "DIY" or Professional Painter as an example), the "right" paint for the project might be two completely different products.
So where am I going with this?
Well this is such a touchy subject to tackle since "fixing" this vicious cycle will require all parties involved to work together.
Be sure to watch this weeks video in full for a better understanding of the situation and how I propose we can start changing things around.
Are you planning on buying a house soon?
Did you already buy a house and your closing date is fast approaching?
Are you a Painter and want a few tricks to help your clients experience the Power of Color?
If so, be sure to watch this weeks Tips & Tricks video!
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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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...