Guilt Trip For Painters

Who spilled this white paint

…and receive the benefits of “guilt-painting” Sure, everyone talks about the benefits of Leadership and leaders are useful in a management team. Leadership can also be learned and practiced. But the majority of us are just painters. Some contractors have some business training but most of us have learned on the job. We learned different ways of getting the most production out of our painters and crews, by using some tried and true techniques that … Read more

Our Green Painters

Our painters care about our environmental impact

The painter’s cutting line is the first thing someone will notice at the end of a paint job. The most beautiful colours and great prep work will not mean very much if the cutting lines are not laser sharp. Alexandra is a Painter for Ecopainting, working in the East side of Toronto. She has been with us since October 2012. The first thing that impressed about Alex, was how easy the difficult jobs became for … Read more

Wrong Colours For Retail Stores

It is not uncommon to see wrong colour choices for stores. There are thousands of colours out there and manufacturers are coming out with more every year. So how is a store owner to decide what to avoid when painting a retail store? The big brands have a lot of money and budgets allocated, to study the effect certain colours have on their specific consumer’s buying habits. Their marketing campaigns and advertising are tied to … Read more

Painting House Before Selling

Paint your home first sell it after

Most Real Estate Agents agree that painting your house before selling it is a good move. House prices in the Greater Toronto Area are still going up. Why not make the home as marketable as possible? The cost of a basic paint job is not expensive and the return on the money spent is very good. Home “shows well”. What does that mean? It means that it looks nice, creates great first impressions, has great “curb … Read more

Good & Bad Customer Experiences

Do customers want you back?

You want customers to remember your Painting Services. Mainstream marketing methods and advertising is getting to be very expensive. If your website is on the first page of Google, you are likely spending a lot of money on Pay Per Click or Search Engine Optimization. Old style advertising is still expensive and mostly ineffective. So keeping your existing customers becomes even more important now. Ecopainting has been painting in Toronto for many years. Not many … Read more

Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa

Aura Bath & Spa Review

We always wanted to review Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa. We had the opportunity to spec the paint when painting this home in the east end of Toronto. This job was a recommendation from a good customer so this would be a good place to use it. The walls in the bathroom were close to the shower, so this would be an amazing paint for it . Glossy paints have had their place. Most people still like them on trim … Read more

The Green Painting Business

Our green painting company

Is a Green Painting Business viable? We think that it is. The following ecxerpts are from an interview conducted by Rob Blackstien for The Professional Painter magazine, Summer 2008 issue. Rob is a freelance writer in Toronto. Visit Rob’s website to find out about services offered. Walking into someone’s house smoking; getting behind the wheel intoxicated; using oil-based or certain latex paints in a place where people have to live or work – these are three very … Read more

Cafeteria & Restaurants

A cafeteria in an office painted

Maintaining and painting the Food Service area is a frequent necessity in institutions and bigger buildings. Facility and property managers come to realize the social importance the cafeteria has in an office and building environment. Some corporations treat their cafeterias, food and employee lounges as a perk to their staff. Cafeteria Decor and Painting. We had many opportunities to paint office space and work in buildings of different size. There are some observations I like to … Read more