Blog Category: Features


Batting Cleanup

By joshbohm,

    Better Cleaning Means Less Callbacks The dreaded callback. Just hearing the word strikes fear into even the most experienced painter! There are fewer surefire ways to cut your profit and time down to nearly nothing than having to return to a jobsite to fix something that shouldn’t have been an issue before. One  … Read more

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Get to Know a Roller

By Jerry Rabushka,

Get to know a roller…and a frame, too! You get a better job out of your crew—and even your boss (shhh!)—if you know how they work, and the same goes for the products you use. Knowing the secret ways and wiles of a paint roller can help you get the best performance out of it  … Read more

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The Choice is Yours

By Jerry Rabushka,

New Options in Applicators Our project painter Jim Estes told us a story from back when he was a young buck and showed his boss his new-fangled angled brush. “What do you think of this?” he asked.The boss took a quick look and flung it out the window. “If you can’t cut in with a  … Read more

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All Hands on Deck!

By joshbohm,

  Exterior Stains for Summer, a talk with Armstrong-Clark With all this weird weather going on, it’s hard to realize it (snow in April, come on!), but summer is almost here. With the change in season comes a change in priorities for homeowners that want to get their outdoor entertaining areas ready for a summer  … Read more

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I Won’t Tell If You Don’t

By erickgatcomb,

       A while back, I was at the pub listening to a guy unload his business woes. He was a drywaller and had recently gone out on his own. He seemed to know his business. (You’d be surprised how many people around here call themselves drywallers but have never heard the term Level  … Read more

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Greatest Job in the World

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Marion Armwood of Goldsboro, NC Marion Armwood believes in advertising, exposure, and just getting your name out there, because you never know where your next job is coming from. He does know that it won’t come at all if people don’t know he can paint. It starts off every morning when he gets into  … Read more

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The Price is Nice

By Jerry Rabushka,

Be in charge of what you charge You’ve sent the estimate with everything meticulously noted down to the doors, the trim, and every last roll of tape, and you’d bite your nails waiting for an answer if only you hadn’t finished them off yesterday. What’s left? Pace around the floor, pull at your mustache, dig  … Read more

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Great Paint Job!

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Interior photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore. How to be better than good   “Good job!” “Wow, thanks!” But how good is good? Lots of folks can do a good job, but not everyone can do a great job. What’s the difference, and just as important, who decides? Joseph Cassidy, ICP Construction’s Technical Service and  … Read more

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Stick On, Cut In

By Jerry Rabushka,

Using and buying tape The old days of “picking up any old roll of tape” are long gone, but along with that, the days of tape not working where and when you need it are fading away pretty fast too. More and more products mean there’s a better chance you can use tape successfully on  … Read more

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Born To Paint

By Jerry Rabushka,

Matthew Drinnon hails from a family of contractors There was a sick kid in the preschool class, so Dad pulled him out, and thus started Matthew Drinnon’s painting career. Not that it was ever much in doubt: Dad was a painter, Mom was a painter…uncles, cousins, and now his brother and sister all have “painting  … Read more

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