To be able to give an ACCURATE Painting Estimate, you'll need to uncover the following 2 things:
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.
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.
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
Let's say you have the same 2 houses....
If a homeowner were to offer you some coffee or tea while you're there painting their home, what would be your instinctual answer?
Now, I want to be clear, there's no RIGHT or WRONG answer.
In this weeks video, I'll share with you the reason why I would encourage you to always say YES!
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:
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.
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
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?
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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.