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3 Unexpected Benefits of Repainting Your Business

  • Running a business can feel like a juggling act. There’s a lot to keep in the air, and an awful lot that can go wrong. With so much on your plate, repainting might be the last thing on your mind. Stop and think about it, because a fresh coat of paint for your business — inside or out — does much more than beautify. The businesses served by Paintsmiths of Missouri have found some unexpected and welcome benefits of repainting…

    When Should I Repaint the Exterior of My Business?

  • Curb appeal isn’t just for homes. Missouri business owners also need to be vigilant about the aesthetic of their buildings and surrounding property. Potential customers will form a split-second first impression of your business based on intangibles like your merchandising, your signage, and even the condition your paint is in. Seconds count, so make sure you’re putting your best face forward. Paintsmiths of Missouri has many years of  experience helping businesses look their best, and here we’ll share when it’s…

    How to Become a Union Painter Apprentice

  • “There is power in a union,” the old tune says. Union membership has benefits for everyone involved including clients, employers, and especially workers. If you are wondering how to become a union painter apprentice to secure work with a union shop like Paintsmiths of Missouri, we’ve compiled this handy and brief guide to demystify the process. What is the IUPAT? Once known as The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)…
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    Avoiding Commercial Painting Scams

  • Some scams are obvious enough that we see them coming from miles away. But other scams come from unexpected places, and Paintsmiths of Missouri has seen its fair share of commercial painting scams. Following these tips can help you keep from falling prey to a scam or an illegitimate contractor. Low Prices We’ll keep this part short and sweet: if a bid comes in significantly lower than what you’ve seen in your research and RFPs, that should raise red flags.…
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    What to Expect When Hiring a Commercial Painting Company

  • For more than half a century, PaintSmiths of Missouri has played our own small part in making businesses, institutions, and landmarks in Missouri and Illinois more inviting. We’re lucky in that many business owners come to us realizing the benefits of hiring a commercial painting company. But what many of them aren’t sure of is what they should expect over the course of their commercial painting projects. Let’s take a peek under the tarp, shall we? Consultation Your project starts…

    Understanding the Costs of Commercial Painting

  • Many of the St. Louis area businesses served by PaintSmiths of Missouri don’t realize that there are a lot of factors that go into calculating the cost of commercial painting, so we’re taking some time to set the record straight. Surface Area Residential painting is straightforward; it’s usually a simple matter of calculating square footage, purchasing decent paint, and getting down to business. In commercial settings, not only are we often dealing with higher square footage, we’re also dealing with a wider…

    Why Hire Union Painters?

  • If you’re looking for the right painters for your next home, commercial, or institutional project, the union painters at Paintsmiths of Missouri should be on your short list. Lower Cost This one seems counterintuitive. After all, haven’t we been told for decades that union labor just drives up prices? Don’t believe everything you hear. For one thing, our prices are highly competitive. For another, there’s a lot to be said for getting the job done right the first time.You’re not…

    The Psychology of Color in the Workplace

  • Have you ever wondered whether the colors in the office space have an effect on productivity? Studies have shown that color can improve the moods of employees and customers, increasing productivity and boosting revenue. The Research Behind the Psychology of Color Nancy Kwallek, Ph.D., who’s been studying the psychological effects of color on office workers’ well-being, performance, and job satisfaction for more than 25 years, led a study that examined three colors to determine how they affected the productivity of office…

    Worn Out Workplace? Spiff it up with New Paint!

  • Few things are more depressing (for your employees and for your customers or clients) than a shabbily painted workplace. When the exterior or interior of your space is showing wear, it projects – even if it’s not true – that you don’t care about the working environment for your staff or the image you portray of your brand. A clean, new paint job can give your business an entirely new life. It improves aesthetics by giving your space a fresh…

    Seven Questions to Ask When Hiring a Painting Contractor

  • Painting your business is one of the quickest, most affordable ways to remodel. Many customers hire painting contractors to make sure the work gets done quickly and professionally, but here at Paintsmiths of Missouri, we strongly recommend vetting those contractors before hiring one. To do that, we recommend asking these seven essential questions before hiring any paint contractor: #1 Do you have liability and worker’s compensation insurance? Nobody wants a worker to get injured while painting, but there are some hazards…

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