As a painting contractor, you rely on your skill and work ethic to get your jobs done professionally. Using the right tools is important, too. Paint sprayers, brushes and rollers are standard, but you can also benefit from the latest software. Here are eight of the best applications to help you get the job done.
1. ColorSnap Visualizer By Sherwin-Williams
One of the most popular painting applications in the industry, ColorSnap suggests colors that will work in at your job site. Simply take a picture of the room, entryway or whatever else, and the software will find up to eight colors that will create a beautiful space. In addition, the program will suggest coordinating colors and help you locate the nearest Sherwin-Williams store.
2. Paint Tester
Paint Tester lets you upload a picture of a room and then fill in the areas with different paint colors so you can try out any number of combinations. Once you’ve created your room, you can send the visual to your clients for approval.
When you have a problem with a job, the best help comes from other paint contractors. PaintTalk lets you talk to other professionals, allowing you to get expert advice. You can also enjoy the support of other painters and get tips on best practices.
4. Paint My Place
Paint My Place gives you access to three major paint brands: Benjamin Moore, Dulux and Farrow&Ball. The app is slightly more difficult to use than other paint visualization programs, but you can access many more colors.
mHelpDesk is field service software that enables painting contractors to more easily manage their business. This program takes care of schedules, billing, estimates, work orders, and invoices simply and efficiently. The app integrates all aspects of the business into one free application, giving your business an edge on the competition.
6. Painting Job Estimator
This app let’s you estimate the cost of painting up to ten rooms at once. You simply enter the room’s width, length and height, and you’ll get the square footage, wall and perimeter area. The app gives you specific pricing for each room and will tell you how much paint you will need.
7. Color Capture by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore, one of the major names in paint, has its own program called Color Capture to help you choose color schemes for your painting project.
8. Pick-A-Paint By Valspar
Valspar’s entry into painting apps is Pick-A-Paint, which features its brand but functions similarly to Sherwin-Williams’ ColorSnap app and Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture.
Using the right software makes your job much easier and helps you get the best possible results. You can easily find the right paint combinations to please your client and quickly order the paint from a nearby store. A good field service management application, such as mHelpDesk, allows all departments of your business to smoothly coordinate their efforts, eliminating wasted time and producing happy customers.
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Last modified: May 22, 2018