We should all focus more on what makes you more money but I have a question about what to do with the part that makes only a little bit of money and is a pain in the a$$ to deal with. I have been doing decks for a long time and we also stain them for our customers. My prices have gone up with staining and most of them I try to use the same products (I do not want to talk about what kind to use F&P or Ready seal) that makes it easy and we can just prep and recoat, but we also will use some products that people have already. Were I have a problem is mostly with scheduling the stain work on top of doing other stuff. Every year end of april we get 7-12 days of rain and we then have 20-30 decks on the board to seal and then the calls come on that nice day. (I know we all have the same thing) I have some painters that I sub the work out to and give them 85% of the job, they like it because they do not need to do anything but go paint it and I will pay them. But they also have some problems with doing the work they have first and well most painters that want to help are?? Also I can keep only employees for power washing.

So after doing my numbers I'm leaning twords cleaning everything and telling people that we do not stain anymore?

My question is have some other guys done this and how does it effect your other jobs? We do a lot of residentail work and when we do decks we also do the house and roof, so if we do not do the deck staining will they go with another guy?

Then I think I will be able to focus more on the commercial side of business and not worry about the Decks.

In business it is tough sometimes to know if you are doing the right thing or not??