Two tips for new painter businesses

If you have set up your own painting business, you likely have the skills to make a name for yourself. Here are additional tips that could be helpful for a new painting business. 

Use trade paint produced by a reliable brand instead of standard retail paint

Setting up and operating a painting business on your own is expensive. Because of this, the idea of cutting corners when buying your supply of paint might appeal to you. However, even if you have to make sacrifices in other areas of your enterprise to pay for it, it would be much better for your business if you were to buy trade paint that is made by a trustworthy brand. 

Trade paint is superior to its retail counterpart in a lot of ways. For instance, it tends to be more densely pigmented; this means that when you use it to paint a clients' walls, you should be able to achieve the level of opacity that the client wants with fewer coats. This will not only mean that you will use less paint but should also allow you to finish off your painting jobs fairly quickly. Additionally, it is easier to achieve a smooth finish with this higher-quality paint, which means you'll spend less time trying to perfect the finish of the paint you apply to your clients' properties.

Contact services that provide Haymes trade paint to learn more about your paint options. 

Don't buy secondhand ladders or scaffolding

It is best to buy your scaffolding and ladders new, even if there are secondhand ones for sale in your area. By getting new equipment, it can keep you stable and safe whilst you paint elevated surfaces. If the equipment has already been used hundreds of times by other people and has perhaps not taken care of as well as it should have been, the chances of it falling while you are on it will be quite high.

The injuries you could sustain if you fall from your ladder or scaffold could result in the early demise of your painting business. This, coupled with the property damage that any uncapped bottles of paint stripper or tins of paint could cause if they splatter onto your client's property, could damage your company's reputation. If you buy brand new access equipment and take excellent care of it, however, the likelihood of your painting career being cut short by the failure of this equipment will be very low.