Gulf Coast Premier Painting’s owners share 5 things they wish they’d known when they started taking on commercial jobs
Cody Edwards and Matt Fruge, co-owners of Gulf Coast Premier Painting (GCPP) in Houston, Texas, remember the nerves they felt the first time they took on a commercial job. As contractors who had primarily worked in the residential space before, handling a large commercial project was intimidating.
“I remember it well,” Edwards says. “It wasn’t in Houston, so we were on the road. It was going to be an eight-week job: 22,000 square feet of texture on top of painting 142,000 square feet of surface. I don’t want to speak for Matt, but I was scared.” Continue reading How to Break Into the Commercial Sector
Insure yourself against spills, drips, and accidents
All it takes is a single drip on a client’s carpet or quality hardwood to change the trajectory of your crew’s workday. Cleaning up accidents costs you valuable time and money, yet many painters ignore floor protection altogether.
Even if you have the world’s most experienced team of painters, accidents can still happen—and that’s why good surface protection is so important.
Maria Costello, vice president of supply chain management at Trimaco, and Josh Jobe, regional sales manager for Trimaco’s South Central region, offer these six tips to painters to make sure that their floors are properly prepped before every job.
Continue reading 6 Steps to Better Floor Protection
Choosing the right abrasives saves time and money
When you first became a painter, you probably didn’t realize how much time you would spend sanding. However, you quickly discovered that it’s a critical component to getting a beautiful final product.
Continue reading Smarter Sanding Made Easy
A contractor and her rep collaborate to help multi-family properties stand out
For most start-up painting contractors, the thought of doing door-to-door cold call prospecting doesn’t sound very appealing. As if that weren’t difficult enough, imagine that the segment you want to serve is the highly competitive, price sensitive multi-family market. Oh, and you’re a woman in a male dominated space.
Continue reading Making It in Miami
Timely reminders to maximize your productivity and accuracy when cutting-in.
Continue reading Cutting-In Tips