Getting started in the polyurea application business can be a daunting process, but with a few well thought out objectives, becoming successful is an easily attainable goal. Below are some quick things to think about when getting started.
Selecting a Material Supplier
Selecting the right material supplier can make all the difference to your success as a polyurea applicator / contractor. Many material suppliers only care about making the sale, and are less concerned with the quality of their product once it has left their plant. Then it’s up to you to deal with any issues or difficulties you might encounter while trying to use their product. However, some manufacturers / suppliers are known for their attention to detail with regard to the consistent quality of their products, and will even offer a manufacturer’s warranty. Things to keep in mind when selecting a material supplier:
- Reputation — are they considered a leader in the market?
- Quality Control — do they specify ISO 9001 certification for their manufacturing capabilities?
- Customer Service — can you get a live person on the phone when you need them?
- Manufacturer’s Warranty — do they offer one?
In the long run, finding the right material supplier will help to guarantee the success of your new polyurea application business. Using the wrong one will have the opposite effect on your business.
Selecting Your Equipment
Having the right tools for the job is paramount. If ever you’ve tried to accomplish something without the right tools, you’ll know how true this is, and the same rule applies to polyurea application. Getting the right spray equipment can save hours of frustration and difficulty when you’re out on the job site, or when you’re trying to clean up after spraying. Make sure to read through the information provided in our Polyurea Application Equipment pages to make sure you’ve got the right tools for the job.
Getting Training in both Application and Equipment
Even if you’ve used spray equipment before, moving into the polyurea industry requires some additional training with regard to the physical properties and tendencies of the polyurea material you’ll be applying. We here at Polyurea.com suggest attending courses at Polyurea University, where you can receive world-class industry training on everything from material formulations, hands-on experience with various types of spray guns, and real world knowledge from some of the leading experts in the field.
Successful Marketing of your new Polyurea Application Business
This step can often be overlooked in the excitement of learning about this ‘new’ technology, but planning out how you can successfully brand and market your new business will go a long way to your overall success. While there are nearly infinite possibilities for polyurea protective coating, lining, and joint applications, most of the time they won’t simply fall in your lap without some targeted marketing efforts. So think about how you will brand your company and what markets you will target, and then go out and get them!