What makes a great painter is preparation, professionalism, productivity, and precision pricing.
Preparation starts with adequate education. Vocational education and an apprenticeship with a Master Painter teach the details of wall preparation, color mixing, finishes, and painting techniques. Master Painters lead the industry standards. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents 160,000 tradesmen in the United States and Canada. The National Master Specification (NMS) is achieved after passing through the apprentice level (4 years) and journeyman level (6 years) to Master. The three-level model for attaining mastery is used in trades, the arts, professions and even in sports. In painting, being a Master Painter connotes a quality mentor who delivers excellence.
Most painters learn the craft on the job. Customer service skills like working well with others and knowledge of public safety and security are essential to business building. Being able to carry out basic scheduling, computer literacy, and handheld device competency can be learned in vocational high school or on the job. A painter must be able to tolerate protective clothing and mask while working. Lastly, physical fitness to manage lifting and working at heights is needed.
For business owners, technical college provides Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating and T level in On Site Construction. University can instruct business management skills like accounting, bookkeeping, and writing estimates. All employees should pay attention to detail, be flexible, work well under pressure, and able to accept criticism.
Professionalism begins with respecting the working environment. A home is the most valuable property most people own and should be treated with respect and care. Persistence, passion, and patience shape the character of a professional. This means behaving with communicability, sociability, and kindness.
Productivity begins with a proper estimate. A proper estimate includes accurately predicting the job length, the materials required, and anticipation of problems. Possession of the proper tools and adequate supplies is foundational to proper preparation to complete the job. Protection of property includes removing artwork, wall hangings, and sheeting furniture to prevent harm. Preparation includes stripping wallpaper, filling holes, leveling surfaces, and sanding walls. Application includes primers, undercoat, color selection of paint, and meticulous masking. Application also includes special finishes like stains, varnishes, and marbling. Knowing the number of coats of paint and proper paste for wallpaper ensure the professional look of the walls. The job isn’t done until the tools are cleaned and the area is tidy. Lastly, a walk-through with the client to inspect the work is completed.
Precision pricing understands that preparation is everything. Visible stains and flaws on the wall will create uneven and inconsistent paint colors. Blotches and streaks are created when the wall is wet or dirty. Bubbles on a new coat of paint come from improper drying. Every painting contractor understands that surface preparation creates a long-lasting paint job. Hiring a professional painter saves money and time by delivering the right results.
Productive painting offers professional residential interior and exterior painting services to the communities of Wall, NJ and throughout Monmouth County, NJ. Fully licensed and insured, Productive Painting Company is owner operated NJ LICENSE #13VH04439800.
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