Mix It Up – Industrial Paint Mixers and the Modern Paint Professional 2

Jerry was anxious to get the job finished.  He had spent three days on a project that was originally supposed to only take two. Now he ran the risk of running late for the next client and creating scheduling conflicts that would last well into the next week.  Despite trying to stretch the last gallon of paint to finish the last wall, he had come up short and was going to need another gallon of paint.  Jerry raced to the industrial paint supply store across town and placed his order.  Already stressed over the predicament and anxious to get back to the job site and finish, Jerry asked the man behind the counter to please hurry with the paint.

“I’m sorry, Jerry,” he replied, “I’m doing the best I can but I can’t rush this process.  I have to do it right.”


Poison All Around – Lingering Lead Paint and the Modern Paint Professional Reply

Most people know that there was once a time that lead (Pb) was a key ingredient of paint. Lead was also commonly used in the manufacturing of toys, pipes, and even gasoline in the 20th century.  Years of absorbing exhaust from automobiles using leaded gasoline even contaminated soil, making it difficult for plants to grow.   Most people also know that lead poisoning can be fatal in adults and creates environmental issues for plants, water sources, and pets and animals.  Even a minor amount of exposure to lead paint can damage the central nervous system and cause everything from headaches to stomach and digestive problems.  Tragically, a high percentage of the severe health problems associated with exposure to lead paint happen in small children.


A Drop in the Bucket – How to Use a Paint Calculator and Plan For Large Scale Jobs 1

The line between having leftover paint and not having enough to finish the job is thin.  Being on the right side of that line is of vital importance to the modern paint professional.  The cost associated with an extra gallon or two of unneeded paint can be the difference between a profitable job and a waste of time and money.   Compounding the issue is the fact that many painters lack visibility to the company’s bottom line; they don’t realize that using too much paint on a job can cost their company a significant amount of money.