What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Price all depends on what you want, what kinds of paints you want, what colors you want, what kind of clear coat.. what kind of prep and finish work you want. Also what you want the art work done on.. A portrait of Elvis may cost $150 on a t-shirt but $500 on a leather jacket, or $1000 on a car or $2,000 on an RV or $5,000 on the side of a bulding.. THe same exact portrait lol
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I always stay up on the latest and greatest methods and products.. Keeps it interesting plus its cool being the first to try something. Many companies will give me free samples or schooling to try out their products witch is nice..
How did you get started doing this type of work?
was raised in the biz! Happen to be a gifted Artist that keeps it interesting
What types of customers have you worked with?
Race car drivers, to custom car and bike lovers, to NFL players, to celebrities to every day people that love custom paint. Flames, logos, portraits, skulls, fabrication, graphics, portraits, candy paint,all custom paint
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
proud of all my jobs at the time...I always try and out do my last job so I still keep getting better and better . I guess I could look back 10 years and say I am not as proud of some of those jobs. But at the time they were awesome and I was very proud. lol
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be careful choosing a body shop or Artist.. Remember most Artists dont have a clue about car paints and body work.. If they mess it up can they afford to fix it?
It is also very easy for a shop to rip off customers and very easy for them to keep your car if you dont pay your bill when its done.. Dont put half down and hope you will have the rest by time car is done.. Make sure you have all the cash before starting. Dont put down more then half or they will take forever on your car or wont do as good a job.. if they still have money coming you have some leverage still..Also get the full amount in writing before hand... read fine print! I re do so many jobs that were done poorly..
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I prefer to mostly do The custom artwork these days.. I will do body work if its part of a custom paint job or if the car or bike isn't perfect enough for my paint.. But I wont just do body work. I am a custom painter so it inst wise to have me do a plain old factory paint job when a body shop would do it for less. I do not like seeing people waist their money and usually will send them to the best place for their needs and budget.