TIP: Use a separate Painting Bid Form or Painting Bid Proposal Form like those on this page instead of a combined Painting Proposal/Contract form. Most painting contractors get lazy on this because they view the "selling" part of contracting as a bother rather than as crucial to the success of their painting business. Most painting contractors just want to get the bid over and, to them, making one trip is better than two. The Painting Proposal/Contract form is designed as one form combining the painting bid (one step) and the painting contract (second step) together into one trip to see the customer. Your painting bid presentation will be MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL when you include marketing and sales documents like one of our painting bid proposal forms instead of legal documents like painting contracts or painting proposal/contracts. Keep in mind that until your customer gives you their signature, you are a SALESMAN for your painting business. No professional salesmen in construction worth anything would ever complicate a sales presentation by introducing "legalese" contained in a painting proposal/contract into his/her sales efforts. You need to show why the customer should pick your company to do their paint job because of the benefits you can provide that the competition cannot. You do not want the customer to make their buying decision based on the legal "boilerplate" your painting contract has compared to the other guys! After all, a properly written painting contract should benefit the contractor (you) and should be designed to protect your interests . . . and the customer can easily see this! Remember you are not just "dropping off a paint bid" you are selling painting services to the customer and that means showing the customer the benefits you are giving THEM not YOU!
Make it easy for your potential painting customer to choose you over the other guy. Our painting bidding forms like our interior painting bid proposal and our exterior painting bid proposal are a great place to start! After you get the ok to proceed with the paint job then bring out the legal stuff (painting contracts), not before! This two-step sales process WILL SELL MORE OF THE JOBS YOU BID ON and that is what it is all about!