Commercial Painting Services and Its Benefits
It’s always a nice feeling to move into a brand new workspace – everything is clean and it’s a more comfortable place to work. However, over time, almost without being noticed, the space becomes “used”; scratches and dirt might appear on walls – and it can have a negative impact on the workplace.
There are many studies that show how surroundings can affect an employee’s ability to work. Something as simple as wall colour has been shown to affect productivity, concentration and the amount of time spent at workstations. Fewer accidents happen in brighter work spaces, and the need for extra lighting is reduced.
The benefits do not stop there. Customers, suppliers and investors all take notice of your workplace. The more professional look of a well-painted space will have a positive effect on their perceptions and their desire to do business with your company. If you own the space and are trying to sell it or lease it out, a fresh coat of can increase property value.
Now, how do you take care of your painting needs and run your business at the same time? Hiring a professional commercial painting service can relieve many of the headaches involved in repainting your workspace. They can offer advice on which colours will work best and how to get the job done with the least interruption to your business.
An established company – Many painting services come and go and do not care as much about the job they do. Ask for customer testimonials and to see examples of the company’s work. Established companies want to make sure your needs are met and that your are satisfied with the work – that is how they get more business.
Spray painting is used in a variety of industries and by a variety of workers. It is used to paint motor vehicles, buildings (inside and outside), structures, furniture, white goods, boats, ships, aircraft and machinery.
Spray painting is associated with a number of health and safety concerns. A person conducting a business undertaking (PCBU) must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers at the workplace.
Hazardous chemicals used in spray painting include paints, solvents, powders, acrylic lacquers, enamels, paint removers, resins, adhesives, surface preparation products, rust converters and rust removers. Hazardous chemicals may be inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin and eyes.
The potential health and safety risks range from short term effects such as irritant contact dermatitis, headaches and nausea to extremely serious conditions such as lung cancer, damage to the reproductive system, kidney or liver, and ‘painter’s syndrome’ (which affects the brain).
People’s exposure to hazardous chemicals should be eliminated, or where it cannot be eliminated, it should be minimised. No one is to be exposed to a substance or mixture in an airborne concentration which exceeds the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants
FAMOUS INSPIRING PAINTING QUOTES
Quotes can uplift us, inspire, and send is in a new direction with just a few simple words of wisdom. As an artist I often look to professional artists for tidbits of inspiration to help me get over a hump or work through a block.
These are a few of my favorite painting quotes from some of my favorite artists through the ages. Feel free to borrow these images to share. If you happen to post to Instagram, tag me on Insta at TinkerLab
“When you want to make the main color pure and bright, don’t just keep adding bright colors on it. Just make the colors around the spot darker and dull. It will give the scene dramatical effects. I think the life is the same.”
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
How to Become a Painting Contractor
If you’re a construction or renovation worker who specializes in painting, you might have given some thought to how you can go into business for yourself. Painting contractors not only need to be skilled in a variety of painting techniques, but also know how to bid on jobs, calculate project expenses and hire workers in order to be successful. Before you can begin working as an independent painting contractor in most states, you’ll first need to apply for licensing, carry liability insurance and file the right documents to have your business officially recognized.
Earn your high school diploma or equivalency. Though it’s not strictly necessary, having at least a high school level of education will give you a leg up in qualifying for other education opportunities and securing jobs later on. After completing high school, you can begin working as a painter or looking into specific apprenticeship programs
Complete the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program. As of 2010, all painting contractors in the United States must be officially certified to work with lead-based paints. The purpose of the RRP program is to inform new contractors about the risks and proper safety procedures for working on properties that contain hazardous materials
Research the licensing requirements for your area. These laws governing professional contractor work will be different depending on where you live. It’s important to be aware of these laws and what they mean from the outset. Contact the licensing board for your state or district to find out more about what you’ll need to do to get your business off the ground.
Take classes on business administration. If you’re eager to learn more about what goes into operating a private business, consider furthering your education on the college level. You can enroll in business courses at your local university or community college. Look through their catalog and sign up for classes that you think will translate to the daily demands of the job, like cost management, staffing and tax fundamentals
A Complete Guide To Marketing & Growing Your Painting Business
Being a paint contractor or paint shop owner you have a lot to juggle from bidding jobs, to ensuring enough work is available to pay the bills, to ensuring customers are delighted by the paint work you provide, and much more. Whether you are a single painter looking to move their business to the next level or a large regional contractor growing your business can often seem difficult. This guide seeks to provide all the options you may pursue to grow your painting business and provides ideas to help you evaluate whether certain options are working.
TO GROW YOUR PAINT BUSINESS – GET NEW CUSTOMERS
Its no secret that to grow your paint business you either have to get current customers to order more or get a greater number of customers. Will work on getting current customers to order more shortly but for now, let’s focus on getting new customers.
The Path to New Customers for Your Painting Business
If you are serious about growing your paint contracting business there are a variety of potential tools and avenues to pursue. Will sort the list from top down to provide ideas. Every channel will differ on its effectiveness and opportunity. Some rules to live by, go where your competition is not and test, test, test. Is your competition on google adwords, use it, but also try Instagram, or Facebook (more on this later). Before you test channels the first thing to do is set up a home base.
First Recommendation for Marketing your Paint Business A Website
There are a variety of options to advertise your business including using a facebook business page or similar options. However, if you are serious about developing new business you need a website as it will serve as a place to drive customers to and initiate a sales process. The site should serve to list why someone should work with you.