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  1. Remodeling
    Hey all, I'm talking on a house repainting job. The house is 100+ years old with cedar siding; there's 3 old layers / colors of paint. It's peeling everywhere. After attempting to sand and scrap by hand it's clear that this will be far to time consuming and won't look good. All the paint...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I am a licensed painter and have over 20 years of experience. I am currently looking for both commercial and residential jobs. If anyone has a project they know about and/or a project they may be passing up and giving it to the next, feel free to contact me. Thanks everyone.
  3. Painting & Finish Work
    Hello from Charlotte, NC. I have not bid new construction in 20 years (been focusing on repaints) since a builder folded owing me almost 30 grand. Did a repaint and met a higher end builder through homeowner and now he wants me to bid on 3 houses between 2800 and 3200 sq ft. Painted interior...
  4. Sandblasting
    Hello All, I am an industrial painting contractor with a possible pipeline coating project. The project consists of 24" natural gas pipeline. The paint is lead based, encapsulation will be required ect... The pipeline will be in service during our process so we will need to regulate the...
  5. Sandblasting
    Hello from Madison Wisconsin. We are an industrial blasting and coatings contractor. Wanted to see if anyone from Wisconsin or northern Illinois was on here. Good luck to all. Safety 1st
  6. Business
    While it is all the buzz of cutting back on government spending, I have found government (particularly on the local level) a great source of business. I am curious as to whether any of the brotherhood of contracting trades could share advice and pointers as to how they have grown their business...
  7. Marketing & Sales
    I have an RFQ to wash and then paint the red-steel structure going up in a 60,000 sqf facility. The facility is going to be 100 ft x 600 ft, 35 ft front 39 ft back. Support columns and beams every 50 ft and 20 trusses per 50 ft section. The plan is to give the erection crew a 2 wk head start...
  8. Painting & Finish Work
    A maintenance person was in the attic and stepped on a a water line. flooded the ceiling and part of the walls. They have ripped out the wet sheet rock. Not sure what to charge to replace the sheet rock, texture, and paint. In the dfw area.
  9. Painting & Finish Work
    I have started to get into a new area of painting. Seems that lots of homeowners want their furniture painted instead of stripping and staining. I've had a bunch of these kinds of jobs lately so look into it Painters, i've made quite a bit of money just spraying a few coats of paint on a desk or...
  10. Painting & Finish Work
    I got a call about painting an anodized window, is it any different than painting normal alumium? If so how? Also I live in the Chicagoland area anyone know any good cold weather paints?
  11. Painting & Finish Work
    Does anyone use drywall stilts for painting? Do you have any reccomendations on brand/style? I'm looking for a used pair to try out for a while. Any dos and don'ts?
  12. New Member Introductions
    hi everyone: we're new to these forums, and look forward to participating and contributing we have many years of painting experience, particularly spray-painting of large commercial buildings and industrial facilities like factories, warehouses, manufacturing plants, etc... metal deck ceilings...
  13. Painting & Finish Work
    Why do you guys have such a hard time sharing information when it comes to pricing??? I've never seen a straight answer from anyone on this site when you reply to someones request for help in estimating a project. It's not hard to think back to the last job you did and figure out if you made...
  14. New Member Introductions
    how does one become an apprentice to be a general contractor I am a Painting contractor and I am currently working as a security guard. I received my contractors license the end of last year. I know this is a long shot posting this on yelp, but I figure it can't hurt. When I started my business...
  15. Wallpaper
    What is the going rate per square foot removing and laying on vinyl 55 1/2 inch wall paper? including glue, and labor. no paper included in this bid.
  16. Painting & Finish Work
    So tell me does one get the work first or the crew. if i get the crew and the work does not come fast enough then i will lose the crew. if i get the work and have trouble finding the PAINTERS!!!! then i risk ruining my name and my jobs as well as future jobs so which foot do i put out first?
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello , I'm a Painting and Staining/Finishing Contractor. I love doing what I do and that makes the finished produce so much better. I have been Finishing for about 20 + years. Quality and Efficiency is what I live by, Nothing less Geri's Detailing Geri Dumask 715-370-1947
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