Be honest and genuine with your customers
Always go that extra mile Monday – Thursday to make sure your finished midday Friday
Be friendly and always go the extra mile with your work they don’t ask for filling in bits that need it just fill it
Use quality materials…. always add half a day to a job as there is always something unforeseen to slow you down
Be honest with the customer and treat their home as if it was yours, so do a job you would accept in your own home.
Know your market. If you are happier being meticulous do that, if you are happier being cheap and cheerful, do that. You are only going to be known as one type of painter though, so make sure it suits where you work and your standards.
Always leave the customer happy and if possible amazed at how their property looks. The best advertising is be the best. Then they will look for you.
Always give the customer what they want and don’t be greedy
Sheet up, tape up, make your life easy!
Never leave a job if the customer isn’t happy, even if it leaves you a touch out of pocket. Reputation is everything! 😉
Save you time and don’t use Poundland filler supplied by the customer, what’s is going to cost a few quid for a better finish!
Always keep a clear head, keep your cool and smile and nod to the customers who are on your back. It will be ok, if you just crack on.
Use lining paper under a door when painting. A nozzle from a caulk tube helps as a door wedge.
Use small peddle bin bags in your paint kettle. Bin bags in your scuttle.
Caulk ceiling line and skirting boards the day before wallpapering to get a nice smooth cut.
Use ProDec Ice Fusion brushes to smoothly cut in 🙂
Use phone flash light to check walls after painting.
Take pictures of any problem areas or snags you find when prepping.
Always offer to move any furniture etc for elderly customers.
When self-employed and things are either really busy or every thing’s gone quiet and you start worrying, DONT! If your good at your job and have a good name, things will come right in the end.
Always make time for you customers, whether it means making time to ring them back or going the extra mile cleaning the glass before you paint the windows or buying them a little gift to say thank you for your work.
Always stay professional, first impressions are everything.