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Painter’s Handbook

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Painter’s Handbook

Price: $33.95

Product Code: 9780934041287

ISBN: 9780934041287

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Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Craftsman

Loaded with “how-to” information you’ll use every day to get professional results on any job: the best way to prepare a surface for painting or repainting; selecting and using the right materials and tools (including airless spray); tips for repainting kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, eaves and porches; how to match and blend colors; why coatings fail and what to do about it. Lists 30 profitable specialties in the painting business. 320 pp.

Painter’s Handbook - Table of Contents:

  • An Introduction to Painting
    • History of Paint
    • Where Do You Fit in the Picture
  • Creating a Profitable Paint Contracting Company

    • Types of Business Structures
    • Does Your Area Need Another Paint Contractor
    • Establishing Your Business
    • The Contractor’s License
    • Buying an Existing Business
    • Start-Up Expenses
    • Insurance
    • Cost of Doing Business
    • Hiring Employees
  • An Accounting System for Your Business

    • Accounting to the IRS
    • Business Expenses
    • Cost of Material
    • Taxable Income
    • The IRS Audit
    • Paying Taxes and Getting Bank Loans
    • Self-Employment Drawbacks
  • Accounting, Inventory, and Management Control

    • A Typical Company Budget
    • The Realistic Budget
    • Job and Quote Forms
    • Expense Logs
    • Profit and Loss Statements
    • Inventory Control
    • Computer Accounting
  • Finding Your Gravy Train

    • Specialty Painting
    • Low Cost Specialty Painting
    • “Specific General” Contracting


  • Selling

    • Proposal and Contract
    • Contractor Warranties
    • Presenting Yourself


  • Estimating

    • Estimating Labor Costs
    • Rules for Good Estimating
    • Estimating Materials
    • Paints for Different Surfaces
    • Surface Area Calculations
    • Paint Coverage Charts
    • Paint Remaining Charts
    • Estimating Worksheets
  • Painting Safety

    • Building Codes
    • Safety Precautions
  • Choosing Paint

    • Paint Quality
    • Paint Life
    • Paint Failures
    • Specific Paints and Coatings
    • Primers
  • Color
    • Residential Exteriors and Color
    • Industrial Colors
    • Interior Colors
    • Color Choice Problems
    • Color and Estimating
    • Mixing Your Own Colors
    • Touch-up Work
    • Color Properties
  • Surface Cleaning and Preparation

    • Cleaning Surfaces
    • Stain Removers You Can Make

  • Common Paint Problems: Prevention and Cure
    • Paint Handling/Storage Problems
    • Reason for Paint Failures
    • Paint Application Problems
    • Poor Coverage
    • Moisture Problems
    • Peeling
    • Plaster, Wallboard and Cement Problems
    • Poor Adhesion on Wood
  • Water and Fire Damage

    • Looking for Water Damage
    • Sources of Water Leaks
    • Repairing Fire Damage
  • Selecting and Using the Right Tools

    • Brushes, Pads and Rollers
    • Spray Equipment
    • Paint Removal Tools
    • Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Surface Prep and Painting

    • Mixing Paint
    • Preparing Interior Surfaces
    • Painting near and on Wallpaper
    • Wallpaper Removal
    • Preparing Exterior Surfaces
    • Staining vs. Painting
  • Painting New Construction

    • Building with Painting in Mind
    • Scheduling the Painting
    • Doors, Jambs and Trim Painting
    • Redwood and Cedar Staining
  • Spray Painting

    • Conventional Spray Equipment
    • Types of Spray Guns
    • Thinning Paint Properly
    • Airless Spray Systems
    • Controlling Spray Patterns
    • Cleaning Equipment
    • Correct Tip Selection
    • Exterior Surface Spraying
    • Electrostatic Spray Painting
    • Spray Painting Tips and Precautions
    • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cement Products and Texturizing

    • Masonry Paints
    • Texture Coatings
    • Spray-On Textures
    • Repairing Texture Coatings
  • Alternate Wall Coverings

    • EPA Rulings
    • Wallpaper
    • Murals
    • Wood and Paneling
    • Tile
    • Plastics
    • Brick, Marble, and Rock
    • Fabrics and Carpet
    • Sound Control
    • Charging for the Job
  • Appendix

  • Paint Chemistry

    • Why Paint Adheres
    • U/V Radiation
  • Glossary

  • Index

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