Paint Contractor’s Manual

40,00 copies sold

The inspiration for Paint Contractor’s Manual came about when I started looking for a book on painting and could not find one. Not in Trade Schools, union apprentice programs or bookstores. I did find a book in the library but it dated back to 1945.

Written by my partner and I Paint Contractor’s Manual is now in its 8th printing with almost 40,000 copies sold. First published in 1985 it is now available world wide. I just googled Paint Contractor’s Manual and 271,000 entries came up (It’s even available in India).

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About jody toole

Jody Toole began his career in the painting and finishing industry in the early 1970's. In 1978 he was issued Contractor's License # 357067 (Class C33 Painting & Decorating) by the state of California. At this time he and a partner ran a painting & finishing business. In 1986 Mr. Toole, along with his partner, co-authored a book for painting contractors- Paint Contractor's Manual. As of this writing Paint Contractors Manual is still in print and to date has sold almost 40,000 copies. Today Mr. Toole runs Jody Toole's Professional Finishes as the sole owner. When asked to describe what his company does this is what he had to say- " We put color on wood. We hand mix stains and glazes. We do color matching, distressing, antiquing, refinishing, painted finishes and paint & glaze finishes. Some of the 'looks' we create are Tuscany, French Country, Italian Classic, Rustic, and traditional paint & glaze finishes." And his guiding philosophy- " Get the color right. Above all else, get the color right. And then get the "look." And when these two are right and your customer is beaming then give them a long-lasting durable finish."
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