Top 2 Production Mistakes and How to Eliminate Them

Written by on December 19, 2015 in Contractor education, Interior Products, Uncategorized with 5 Comments
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Here is a quick look at 2 paint production mistakes that can spread through paint companies in a subtle way, leaving owners wondering why profits were low, in spite of selling high estimates.


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Scott Burt is a contractor and freelance writer whose column "From the Field" has appeared in American Painting Contractor magazine ( since 2008. His writing and projects also appear in other print and digital venues. This site is an extension of Scott's publication work, and he encourages readers to leave comments and questions about articles published here. Hope to hear from you!


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  1. Ted Brackett says:

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  2. Nice end of year wrap up. Thanks Scott and Todd

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