Pricing Your Painting Services for Profit

One of the most important parts of running any business is the difference between gross and net margin.  Consider this example: you quote a job at $3,000 plus paint.  The job costs you $1,500 in labor and equipment you need to buy or replace.  How much money did you...

Having Multiple Websites Is Bad For Your Business

There are plenty of reasons a painting business ends up with multiple websites.  Maybe your old provider never bothered to take your website down.  Maybe a friend offered to build you one years ago, but it didn’t perform well so you bought one from a professional...

Painters: Protect Yourselves from These Three Things

Wall coatings have gotten much safer over the years.  Arsenic-infused wallpaper was popular in the 1800s, but became less common by the 1900s.   Lead paint was banned in the 1970s.  Oil-based paints, which can lead to poisoning, are much less common than they were in...