Hello and welcome to my Tint School site...
Established in 2003, Tint School is the training arm of Ultimate Tinting, the UK's largest professional window tinting network. We are the UK's original, independent tint training centre, often copied but never duplicated. Please do have a really good read through our entire site. The site is written to give you an insight into the very profitable world of window tinting, and also wrapping. It is written to make you think of things you won't necessarily have thought about, and to hopefully persuade you to get involved, with us, in the tinting business. I still, to this day, cannot think of another small business you can start, that could return YOU, such high profits from day 1. We will tell you about ourselves and also what sets apart from the others in this industry. So go and grab a cuppa and read on...
Everyone presumes training is easy, but to do it well, is an art and we're VERY good at it. We've taught hundreds of courses since 2003. A trainer needs experience, a good trainer needs A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. I tinted my first car in 1988 (my black mini 1275GT). John, who is now in charge of the training has been teaching tinting for over 20 years. That's a lot of experience. What you're paying for with us is the GUARANTEE that we know what we're doing, and that we have the proven ability to get you up to a very competent level, quickly.
We've trained people from all over the UK, Europe & beyond, this year so far we've had guys and ladies from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern & Southern Ireland (lots) France, Germany, Spain, Norway and Jordan!! So if you're ringing from London, we're not really that far away are we LOL!! We've recently relocated to our all new custom built training centre purely to make us a more convenient centre for our trainees...
“Part of our purpose built NEW training centre at Chester.” Right at the side of the M56, 30mins from Liverpool and Manchester Airports. No classrooms here, practical, hands on from the start.”
Not only can we do it, WE GUARANTEE WE CAN, and we have stacks and stacks of TRUE testimonials to prove it to you too..... This is how we've grown into the largest professional tinting network in the country. Lots have tried to copy us, but have failed. PLUS we're the ONLY training company confident enough to offer you a money back, peace of mind, guarantee, should we not be able to train you. Just so you know, this has never happened...
In mid 2016, we were chosen by Eastman, the company that supplies Llumar & Suntek films, (the largest window film suppliers in the world) to be their official trainers for the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Up till now, they've always done their training “in-house”. We are the first company in the world they have out sourced their training to.
“''In the UK, Eastman Performance Films, selected Tint School to outsource its Automotive Tint training for both the LLumar® and SunTek® brands. Chosen due to their professional delivery of training packages, customer service, outstanding facilities, along with the history we have with the Trainers. Our relationship with Tint School enables us to respond to our customers who seek probably the best training resource in the UK.'' Nik Sandars, Eastman UK sales director.
We don't have set dates for our 1-2-1 courses, we work around YOU, our customer. We understand that a lot of you will still be working, so weekend courses are not a problem, and NO extra charge. We are as flexible as we can be to help YOU.
Here is one of our guys workshops. This was a nice day for him: £220 for the Freelander, £220 for the Audi & £280 for the 7 Series. Started at 8.30am & home for 4pm. NICE.............
We are the ONLY company to give you FREE access to a PRIVATE on- line forum, designed to help you from the start. Our forum now has thousands of posts! It is still only open to people who’ve done our full 1-2-1 courses. This alone is worth it's weight in gold (so I'm told by our new trainees), there are over 700 cars on this forum with detailed descriptions on how to de-trim, if necessary, the cars.
Here is a couple of screen shots of our private forum, the home page, with lots of topics and next to it and example of a detailed review of tinting the new BMW 5 series. We have over 700 cars on here!!
We are the also ONLY company that has the ability to offer you your “own page” (including your own gallery, testimonials section, location map, editorial section etc etc ) and get you to the top of Google in your area, on the UK’s largest window tinting web-site “ULTIMATE TINTING”. This site regularly has between 15-17,000 hits a month now, and between everyone, it generates £100,000’s a year for them. We can offer this to you for the price of a decent single car tint a month!
Here is the “find us” section of our main Ultimate Tinting, this site now regularly receives over 17,000 hits A MONTH. It is the main site in the UK. We can also get you to the top of google in your area.
If you wish, we can also directly supply you with what I consider to be, for the money, the best automotive & architectural window films and also tools, on the market. It’s taken me a long time to find this quality of film. You don’t have to take my word for it that it’s brilliant, in the first 2 months of sales 26 of the 30 “experienced” tinters who have sampled it, now use it! Now many years on we have hundreds of happy customers. Those statistics surely speak for themselves.
We are the ONLY company to regularly hold FREE “get togethers”. Basically they are like an informal meeting, where previous trainees get together to network and put names to faces of people they talk to on the forum and basically just chat about any problems they’re experiencing. We talk over new sales ideas, ideas for the web-site and forum etc . Our 2016 meeting had over 30+ attendees and we all got some very good ideas, now implemented, for our web-sites.
Here's a mash up of our latest meeting, these meetings originally started 10 years ago as an afternoon in a pub, this one was 2 days! Day 1 was the fun day, karting , Evo Triangle Drive, evening meal and some serious drinks! Day 2 was business, starting with a discussion group in the hotel, then down to the unit for hands on demonstrations. A brilliant networking tool, lots of our guys now team up on big jobs
We are the ONLY company to include accommodation in all our courses (except the dedicated Llumar & Suntek courses) All our 1-2-1 courses, tinting or wrapping include accommodation at the Days hotel just 1 minute down the road from our unit. Your breakfast and lunch is also included at the unit.
The hotel is just 1 minute away, does great evening meals, has a nice pool & a gym too
BUT most importantly of all, our after sales is THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY.. You just try to get hold of other trainers, for example, at the weekend or in the evening. Answer Phone.. We're pretty much always at the end of the phone when YOU NEED US, and this alone is why some people choose our courses, because they've heard that we still look after our trainees AFTER THE COURSE, for as long as they need us.
OK so far? My name is Tim and I started “Tint School” in 2003, and I’ve been tinting since the late 90’s. I don’t pretend to be the best tinter in the world but what I am is consistently very good and very quick. I use a sequence and it’s this sequence that we'll be showing you. My courses have been recommended by nearly all the major window film suppliers in the country.
It has been my dream for the last 15+ years, to have the largest professional tinting network in the UK. This finally happened in 2010 when we set up our 10th “franchise”. My job now is to carry on my training courses, with Johns help and grow the network, build the “Ultimate Tinting” brand and keep all my previous trainees happy. I’m not going to be able to please everyone but sure I’m about 99% there. I try and be totally open, I have nothing to hide, EVERYTING on this site is true, all the TESTIMONIALS are untouched from how they were sent to us by our previous trainees. Please do your research, I have no problem with you contacting my previous trainees and I’m sure they won’t mind.
When you come on our courses, please bear in mind, we're not here to be nice to you (but we are) and be “yes“ men and say “ah don’t worry, it’ll be ok”. This will not help you. If you don’t get it right, we're going to tell you straight, and make you do it again and again till you do get it right. The guys from Greece were in my unit till 11pm on a Sunday evening, practicing, and perfecting the techniques they’d learnt during the day. You’ll get a key to our unit when you come, for exactly this reason, you need to practice and practice and practice. But you know what, you’ll love it, you’ll learn so much, you’ll have a laugh and you’ll also have fun.
The point I’m trying to make here is that in keeping everyone happy by offering an outstanding service, the best learning environment and the best products, I hope you will want to join, and more importantly, stay on my web-site and will want to carry on buying film & tools from me. I’m not forcing anyone to do these things, I need to make you want to do this. And if I can achieve this, my business will grow by itself. So it really is in our interest to be the best we can, FOR YOU. If you succeed, so do we.
Hopefully you can see now that I’m in this for the long term, not just in making a few quick quid for a tint course, if anything the actual course is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m not a tinter offering training as a side line. I’m not a film supplier cramming as many people onto a course to generate a few quick bucks and sell a bit of film. They get paid regardless, we get paid on results! These people don’t care about you. We do.
It is this reasoning, the fact that we want you, no, need you to succeed, that will help us grow to be more successful. It is still just myself & John in the UK, and Ian in Spain & Olaf in Germany. We don’t have any fancy large industrial buildings, just a very functional, clean and tidy unit based by Chester.
You don’t need premises to work from but it definitely helps and I would highly recommend it. Several of our guys work form their garage at home. Your biggest actual investment is in the training, get this bit right and hopefully everything else will fall smoothly into place. Choose the wrong course and you’ll struggle. DO YOUR RESEARCH. No one else can even come close to offering you what we can. My business has been built up over many many years. I still love it, I still enjoy it, I do well out of it and I’m very good at it. As the business grows I get even more enthusiastic and come up with new ideas which go to benefit everyone, so watch this space.
OK, decision time, if this isn’t what you’re looking for, then good luck in your search, I wish you all the best. However, if I’ve got you interested then do please read on. There is an awful lot of information on my site. Read it, then read it again and call me, my number is 07919 891 011 and it will be me who answers, no ill informed sales girls here. If we're doing a course or a tint we may ask to call you back in the evening.
Welcome to Tint School Window Tinting Courses...
We will now go into more detail about the options and courses open to you but firstly an insight into the tinting business itself. As previously mentioned you will see that this site is designed to:
I should also mention, that you’re always more than welcome to come to our workshop and have cup a tea and a nose around before you commit yourself. Actually I positively encourage it!
DOOM & GLOOM, DOOM & GLOOM. That’s all you heard on the radio and saw on the TV a few years ago. But now it really seems to be picking up. There is plenty of work out there if you get out and look for it. The days of just sitting back and letting the work come to you are pretty much over. However, people will still pay good money to get a good job done, they are now realising that the guy who does the £99 full tint job at the side of the road, actually isn’t very good. Poor customer service , poor quality of work, next to no warranty, generally just a bad experience from start to finish.
What those tough times have done is make people more careful with the money that they do spend. I see it all the time. When I now get tinting enquiries, I spend more time talking to people, finding out their needs, spending time with them, it’s not rocket science, be different to the others out there, be more professional, be confident, and you WILL get the work. The easiest thing in the world is to drop your price. Put it like this, I’d rather do one Toyota Land Cruiser for £300.00 than 3 for the same money, and if this means that I have to spend more time with someone to get that job, then so be it. People aren’t stupid, they realise that you get what you pay for and the majority of these people will pay for a good service. This is where we come in, not only do we do excellent tint installs ( yes YOU too will be at a high level after our course, but not an expert. I can’t stress enough that PRACTICE, PRACTICE & PRACTICE is so essential, it takes time to develop and hone your skills and confidence) but we provide a professional, friendly service too.
So it’s not just tinting that you will learn on our courses, it’s the methodology & sales techniques that we discuss too, this is all part of running a business. This I personally think is vital, it’s no good being an exceptionally good tinter if you can’t get any customers, is it?
If at any time something doesn’t make sense or you don’t believe me, then just pick up the phone and call me. Simple. Please don’t be frightened or embarrassed to ask questions as it is the only way you’ll learn and progress.
OK, so you have almost decided that window tinting is the business for you, and quite correctly too. As mentioned earlier, I can not think of another business that costs so little to set up, and that can return such high profits so quickly. Also this is a perfect business if you are thinking of moving abroad! Once you've learnt how to do it you can go anywhere to set up. Tinting is a global business.
Not a word of a lie, I've shown people how to set up a tint bay and how to tint and they have made the cost of their course back within a fortnight !!!!
"How is this possible?"I hear you say.
Well, for example I can tint a new Range Rover easily within 3 hours; the retail price is £340.00, the cost of the tint, £25 maximum. I'll let you do the maths! This happens time and time again within an ever increasing market.
I’ve been involved in the car industry since 1988, actually tinting for a living since 1998 and I have been training people to set up in the tinting business since 2003 (at least 40 courses in the last 12 months alone). I love it. Everyone has gone away with the knowledge needed, everyone has been able to tint, everyone had a fun (but tiring) 3 or 4 days, but not everyone has decided that it's for them.
What attracted me to the industry in the first place was the serious amount of money you can make, relatively easily, in a short space of time. As you’ll see later there are a lot of businesses out there with a physical ceiling on what you can earn. £250 is a lot to make in one day, but wouldn’t you rather earn £1000! Now this doesn’t happen often, BUT, the thing is, it can and it does happen.
Another reason why I chose this business was the variety of the work. Check out the "Gallery" on my "Ultimate Tinting" site to see just a fraction of what we do. One day you can be doing the very latest cars in your unit, another day you could be at a multi-millionaires house tinting his swimming pool windows. Working on site tinting an F1 teams pit-wall computer huts windows or as in the picture, stuck in the back of a £450k WRC Ford Focus trying to apply the silver window tint behind the roll cage for the up coming WRC Rally of Sardinia ( unlucky Andreas!).
This was an interesting job I did for Exxon Mobile in Papua New Guinea fitting security film to over 100 vehicles, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for 11 weeks!! But that's another story
It’s not all glamorous though, you might be stuck in your unit waiting for a "no show" or going around garages etc, touting for work. It’s my job not only to show you how to tint, but as you have me totally to yourself for 3 days, I’ll be showing you how to avoid these "no shows" and how to approach main dealers (should you choose to) plus lots lots more. I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now, SO USE ME, that’s what you’re paying for.
One last thing, which should say it all, 07919 891 011 is my number, ring it if you like, it'll be me you speak to. Now, just try and get the mobile number for the boss of Master Tinting/Wrapping... Didn't think so. Just think about that for a minute.
We've all seen bad tint jobs, let us show you how to do it right!!!!
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