Interior Paints

Most paints can be divided into two broad categories: oil-based or alkyds and latex or water-based types. In general, alkyd is used outdoors and latex indoors. But there are many exceptions, which makes selecting the right interior paint all the more interesting.

Latex paint has many advantages for indoor jobs.

Brushes and Rollers

But, wouldn't you know it, brushes and rollers come in a bewildering array of sizes, materials and types. Which is best for the job? The answer to that question depends, of course, on the job being done.


There are two basic types of brushes: natural bristle and synthetic.

Natural bristle brushes tend to be a little more expensive, but this is one area where it's unwise to try to save a few dollars. The ultimate result will be determined, in part, by the quality of the tools you use.

Painting Equipment

For all but the smallest jobs, a ladder is a must.

Make sure you overspend here. That doesn't mean buying foolishly, but getting more ladder than you think you need. Walls are always higher than they look and you need to stand two or even three steps down from the top rung for safety.

Networking during Slow Periods

In every business there will be a time when business is not at an all-time high. How you handle these periods will determine the outcome of your business when things are moving along better. Don’t close down when profits are down.

Networking is a powerful tool in the business world. At times it is definitely who you know that makes a difference. But, we are not necessarily talking about the Donald Trump types. The most important people in your business are the customers. Use slow periods to reconnect with them.


If, by Ruyard Kipling, a beautiful way to describe Victorian values. Probably these should be actual values.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: