The Laws of Efficiency – A Painter’s Guide To Doing Things Right

Welcome to Jack Pauhl’s weekly series, The Laws of Efficiency—A Painter’s Guide To Doing Things Right.

What is right? Find out each week when we discuss a new law of efficiency. But first, we need to lay some groundwork so the efficiency goal is clearly defined.

Download Law 1 in PDF format now.

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Are Your Beliefs Hindering Your Profits?

Why you should avoid tunnel vision like a horde of zombies

Tunnel vision (also known as Kalnienk vision) is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision.

Websters Dictionary
1 : constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision

2 : extreme narrowness of viewpoint : narrow-mindedness ; also : single-minded concentration on one objective

Let’s focus on ( 2 : ) for the purpose of this article.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein

As you look back over the years, did you consistently perform work the same way? Were you buying the same products over and over? Were you consistently producing the same results?

I would hope so.

As humans, we fall easily into creatures of habit. We believe everything is just fine. We resist change. We drive the same way to work. We have the same morning coffee or tea ritual. We do the same things that make us comfortable. We concede to what we know works. 

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Microfiber Roller Covers

Microfiber Roller Cover

The following provides a few tips for using microfiber covers to ensure you have the best experience. Microfiber roller covers are known for their ability to hold a lot of paint which typically allows you to roll further with each load.

Make sure the cover has a nice bevel on the end. If not, wet the cover and use scissors to cut bevels.

Rolling vs Spraying Doors – Time Study

Do you remember the “No Compromise” policy I always talk about? Here is one example of hundreds: painting the exterior side of doors.

What exactly does it mean to have a “no compromise” policy? It simply means never compromise a system for efficiency under any circumstances. This literally means having the ability to be presented with two options on the job and have the will power to go with the most efficient despite your personal preference