What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read several trade magazines to keep up. Also, ask allot of questions to paint reps and try free samples of new paint products. Paint is getting more and more expensive so you want to use the rite product the first time.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Painted my parents house at 14. Had two older sisters and when i was young i would do small paint jobs for them for extra money. Also, had a contractor who lived behind me when i was growing up and he would use me to paint behind bushes in small spaces and other projects on weekends and during the summer.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Would be complete repaints of existing homes both interior and exterior. Also, allot of pool deck cleaning and restaining.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure the person or company you hire is licensed, bonded, and fully insured on workers and on vehicles. Check with local county Building Department. Check with Better Business Bureau. Look at other completed jobs. "Beware of the cheapest jobs!!!"
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Have been a licensed Painting Contractor since 1986. Life long Tampa resident. Love what i do even though sometimes its very hot and very dangerous.