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Paying Painters With Drugs Raises Concerns

In this week’s Police Blotter we have $500k in unpaid…

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Will Workers Invite Union Reps onto Nonunion Jobsites?

A contractor’s association is balking that a proposed OSHA…

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Homeowner to Painter: Best have that mole checked

“See something, say something” doesn’t only apply to…

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Does Painting Apartments Equip You To Offer Legal Advice? Maybe in FL

A painting company that does a lot of work painting…

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Will Workers Invite Union Reps onto Nonunion Jobsites?

A contractor’s association is balking that a proposed OSHA rule would allow employees to invite…


Color-Changing Reptile Revolutionizes Painting Industry

Scientists are cool people who do cool things – like create color-changing paint that could adapt…


How Color Consulting Can Change Your Business

Helping clients through this stressful decision can enhance your reputation and your bottom line By…


Marketing Ideas for Larger Contractors

Here's 2 of the 62 ideas in this podcast: Contractors should strongly consider hiring a marketing agency when they reach $500k. Your return on ad spend should be 20x-30x. That's a tasty sample of Andrew's discussion with Austin Houser of Base Coat Marketing! Sponsored by Hyde and Behr

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In-Depth Surface Prep with 3M

You think you know surface prep. But do you know it like a 3M Product Engineer does? No you don't! So listen in as Andrew enjoys a lively chat with know-it-alls from 3M, as well as clever contractors Mike Chavez and Chad Turpen.

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Build a Manager's Mindset

Call it whatever you want -- mindfulness, mindset, emotional intelligence, the warm fuzzies -- but a few improvements in your self-awareness will pay immediate dividends with employee management. Andrew gets deep withArtSnarzykof InnerView Advisors.

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Customer Reviews How to get them & leverage them FrogTape

Nothing influences a homeowner's choice of a painting contractor more than online reviews. Not their website. Not their social media. Not even personal recommendations from friends or family. This video examines both sides of the online review equation: how to get them, and how to leverage them.

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Pro Painter Website Essentials

What’s more important – an online quote request form or general pricing ranges? An up-to-date site design or finished project photos? A FrogTape® Brand Painter's Tape survey of 525 homeowners identified which elements of painting contractors’ websites influence them most and which influence them the least. Find out what elements matter most to homeowners and how to execute those elements in ways that will capture more customers.

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Repairing Walls

3M™ High Strength Color Changing Wall Repair goes on blue and dries white, helping identify when a repaired surface is dry and ready to be sanded and painted. Eliminates the guesswork and reduces the chance of errors. Its ready-to-use formula dries quickly and provides professional-looking repairs.

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Painting Contractors Guide to Doubling Sales is Now a Book!

Sales Consultant Carl Utter wrote the book on doubling your sales if you're a painting contractor. Now you can download two free chapters. A six step selling system that will crush the competition regardless of your price.

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Tool of the Week

Purdy has added three new brushes to its Cub Brush line. The shorter handle allows painters to easily reach tight spaces when cutting in corners, painting cabinets and shelving, and doing trim work.

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Video of the Week

Prep2Finish's Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt cover the best practices for spraying latex on interior doors.

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Podcast of the Week

Here’s the refresher you need before hiring and onboarding a new employee. Job description, apprenticeship checklist, 7- 30- and 90-day reviews, EIN, W-4, I-9…everything you need to protect new hires from becoming flashes in the pan.

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