Simple Gear For Paint Contractors

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Being a paint contractor isn’t easy. Trust me I know. I used to work for one before becoming my own boss. I remember how my old boss would use 5 gallon buckets to haul around his tools. How he always seemed to be missing tools. How tools always seemed to pop back up as if by magic. Well, not you. I’m going to give you some tips to help making hauling your gear a little bit easier without putting a huge dent in your budget.

To get my brain juice flowing on what sorts of gear a paint contractor would need I came across a painter or two that went into detail about painting. This sparked some ideas.

You might think this obvious, but the first tip I have is buy a dependable wheelbarrow. Note the keyword here “dependable”. That’s the key to this tip. Anybody can get a rusty old wheelbarrow, but if it is not dependable transporting things will be anything but easy. After doing some searching and researching online about wheelbarrows three came to light: Jackson M6T22, True Temper, and Ames CP6PS. Those aught to make travel easy enough.

Paint contractors do a lot of walking. Walking requires a good pair of shoes. The better the shoes the easier the travel. After researching what shoes work best on a contractor’s foot I discovered several: Sketchers USA Sergeants, Timberland White Ledge, and Carhartt Mudrunner. Some of the things that make for easy travel are the built in cushioned soles and breathable footbeds. Feels good travel is easy travel and a good pair of rubber work boots should be a part of any paint contractor’s easy travel gear.

So that’s all for this post folks. We listed 6 different easy travel gear items that will make any paint contractor happy. Stay tuned for more easy travel gear for small business.

Top 3 Concrete Contractor Gear


So you’re a concrete contractor. Now what?

Well, for starters you need a good set of gear. That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

The top 3 things every concrete contractor should have in their gear box.

The first piece of gear is a wheelbarrow. This handy piece of equipment may seem simple enough, but it is very versatile and can move rocks and debris from point a to b.

The next piece of gear I read about on this website. A portable concrete mixer. Why? Do I really need to answer that? Because you need to be able to mix up small batches of concrete for those smaller jobs like residential. Not to mention it makes for a smoother concrete pour.

Finally, the one we’ve all been waiting for: Vapour Barriers. What’s that you say? Well you may know them as vapour retarders. This handy dandy little tool helps give strength to your concrete. Super concrete. You place this puppy over your concrete right after you pour it and it prevents moisture from evaporating which weakens your concrete. And we can’t have weak concrete and call ourselves a contractor. No sir.

So that’s all for today good people. Join me later for more awesome gear for small business.