Fine Finishes


Fine Finishes Spraying For Painting Contractors In The Field

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Fine Finishes

An alternative to using the airless for all your spraying needs is an HVLP fine finishes sprayer. Painting contractors are likely to be the ones to benefit from this fine finish technology because to have the right setup it takes some money, but more importantly you need experience to be able to get the desired results because of the diversity of machines, and the settings on each gun is different and you need to know how to adjust air, material & fan to achieve perfection. But once you do have this ability it is a great way to paint many things with factory-like results.

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I have tried to get a setup for fine finishes that will spray just about any coating quckly and perfectly. The ability to spray trim easily and avoid brush marks is definitely something professional painting contractors can use to sell their work. But the right rig can be elusive.The turbine is essential because that is the heart of your HVLP spraying capabilities. The one I just acquired is 4 stage, which is capable of pushing thicker paint like latex without having to thin too much thereby negating the fine finish look you are going for. It can also swith to using just 2 of the stages when spraying solvent based products so overspray is lessened. It does not matter that you have bought a gun marked HVLP if you do not have the right turbine. High

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Volume Low Pressure(HVLP) is specifically for less overspray. If you are hooking up a HVLP gun to a conventional air compressor it is not HVLP. The wider hose on a turbine sends more volume of air with less pressure. That in turn lessens overspray and increases the transfer efficiency rate. (Bigger number the better because it means that is how much of the paint that you are spraying is attaching to the surface you are spraying, and not bouncing off!)

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HVLP Fine Finish Spraying For Painting Contractors

Angie’s List Super Service Award


Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Benjamin Moore Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Daytona Beach & Port Orange  House Painters Earns Service Award

The award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service DPS Dynamic Painting Systems has earned the service industry’s coveted award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service since 2013. Custom Quality House Painting Contractors “Only about 5 percent of the companies DPS Dynamic Painting Systems competes with in Port Orange and Daytona Beach FL are able to earn our award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.requirements include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by  operational guidelines. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the logo next to company names in search results on Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use the list to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

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Responsibilities & Ethics as Painting Contractors


Painting Contractor Ethics

In any profession, there are many issues to be faced. This is especially true in the case of responsibilities & ethics as a contractor, both legally and personally. Each state has its own contractor agency, which specifically spells out the legal ramifications of such a profession.


Laws state that a person in this profession must not only follow all applicable laws, standards, and regulations, but perform their work in good faith, as well. They must be properly licensed and have the required liability and workers compensation insurance.

Contractors are also responsible for the conduct and abilities of any employees or sub-contractors under their supervision and must secure all permits, authorizations, or licenses required. They are obligated to keep confidential restricted information, plans, drawings, documents, and data.

The ethical standards of contractors refers to personal actions and involves their moral judgment, which can cover a wide ground. Many things can be done that are ‘under the table’ and illegal, always with a risk of being caught. This would be things like bribing officials, adding on hours not worked, adding on extra cost of materials, hiring underage workers and so forth.

On a personal basis, how contractors treat a client, on something such as a residence, also involves ethics. It is very simple to take advantage of a homeowner who is unfamiliar with contacting people to do remodeling and other such work.

An honest person will quote reasonable prices and not use inferior materials. They will not only guarantee their work but also be proud of the finished product.

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The responsibilities & ethics of a contractor depend on the character of the person involved. Fortunately, the majority of people in this business are well aware of their responsibilities and are reliable as well as honest. Those who are not will soon find themselves out of the contracting business.

Business in the Off Season

Off Season House Painting

There is a class of painters that don’t experience an off-season simply because they are good enough at what they do and versatile enough to make weather less of an issue you should be able to stay busy all year in many places. “Some professional painters let almost nothing, not even inclement weather, prevent them from painting a house. While professional painters can be good at stretching seasons, it is just not possible to paint during all seasons”-  Here in Central Florida I usually have many days in the rainy season, which generally lasts from May-June to what can be close to the calendar year.

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Summer Painting

Often every day is a rainy day for the entire summer season. So I’ve learned over the past 36 years to paint outside doing exterior painting rather than actually, literally it isn’t raining. NOT avoiding painting exteriors on what are likely to be rainy days.

Also extreme heat is a factor less of the time to during the hottest months. I think that is usually from June through August easily. Under manufacturer specifications we worry much more often about when it is too cold for painting outside. The specifications were were almost almost always a 55 degree threshold for not being able to apply paint with having a failure of the materials to stick properly,

An example of what happens was learned by me in a situation where the owners of a restaurant were making us paint outside even though it was 12 degrees out! We tried to mitigate the weather by making a frame of small boards and plastic wrapped around the area we were working and placing bug heaters inside to get the temperature up so the paint would adhere correctly. I warned the customers that when it warmed up paint falling off the wall would prove that is why you don’t paint when its too cold.

Nowadays, as paint manufacturing has come up with better and better formulas for manufacturing paint. From the things that make your paint job last longer to lowering the temperature at which it i possible to paint, without it failing! lol Many products, NOT ALL, that I use now make it possible to paint to temps just above freezing.

It makes sense that it will never go below freezing because physics wont allow it as long as paint is made up of mostly water, (That changes in every different brand or product and is reflected in the specs as amount of solids each one has.)

Never had to worry much above the high level at which you can no longer paint because it gets too hot for me to work either! And more so these days that can also be the case more frequently with the low temps at which paint fails because it gets too cold for me before it gets too cold for paint.

I think Christmas time is the unofficial beginning of the off-season locally not only because it starts to get cold but many people don’t have the money this time of the year more than the other parts of the years. In fact, the reason I am writing this post now is because I was surprised by the weather when I got up because of the fallibility being accurate in weather forecasts by anyone including the meteorologists. So it made sense to write about it for my blog.

For a good painter the off season shouldn’t be much of a factor other than doing more work inside while weather makes it a good time to come inside.If you have done well enough in the on-season in managing your money, profits should include being able to make it a few months with less work. Of course when it comes to painting season the further north you go the more impossible it gets to be outside at all.(Oh yeah when we got back from painting the restaurant in Detroit at 12 degrees outside, we got the phone call as soon as it heated up that spring/ summer asking us why the paint was falling off the walls in sheets, well the reason that they have not to paint below a certain temperature is that it doesn’t stick, dry right or perform most of the time at all.)

Just about all the lessons I’ve learned in 36 years experience of painting I have learned the hard way. The lessons I don’t forget because of the severe implications that have been the case.

Well I’ve also learned that having the time to maintain and improve the web site I have curated for 20 years can be just as important, as is today.