The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018

Need your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools. All are available at your local Sherwin-Williams store. You can find more equipment info on your PRO app or at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.
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On Track Again: Canadian Painter Helps Restore Historic Rail Car

For 45 years, tram cars carried people back and forth from the city of Vancouver to neighboring communities in British Columbia. That all came to a halt in the 1950s, as buses replaced tram cars in British Columbia, much as it happened with their streetcar counterparts in the U.S.
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Climbing the Ladder: The Rossi Brothers of Morristown, NJ

In our PPC Climbing the Ladder series, we celebrate the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors. Featured in the second installment of this new feature is Triad Coatings & Sandblasting, LLC, a painting contracting company based in Morristown, New Jersey.
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How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach

For the Summer 2018 issue of PPC magazine, we sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding. As a companion to that story, we’ve put together this how-to guide based on the different types of surfaces pro painters are likely to encounter.
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New Products: Get Protection Plus Color With New Loxon® Stain

Now you can offer both great color and long-lasting protection with new Loxon® Semi-Transparent Vertical Concrete Stain. This semi-transparent addition to the Loxon® stain family allows you to enhance the natural variation in concrete – adding beautiful color as well as all-weather protection to your concrete coating jobs.
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Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations

Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
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Contractor Q&A: Sean Kennedy on learning how to structure, delegate and let go

Sean Kennedy has been working as a professional painter since 1993. He is the owner of Kennedy Painting, a residential painting contracting firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
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All Systems Go! New Trim Paint Is a Winner for New Jersey Contractors

Triad Coatings and Sandblasting of Morristown, New Jersey is always looking for new products that can increase their efficiency and help them do better work for their customers. They recently had a chance to work with Emerald® Urethane Trim Enamel for the first time.
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Teresa McQueen: How Online Ordering is Making My Job Easier

Roadrunner Drywall Corp. was founded in 1977 by Mark and Bev Nuessle. Since then, the Phoenix-based firm has become one of the Southwest’s major drywall and paint companies, building a reputation for integrity and hard work throughout Arizona and Nevada.
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What is the Best Way to Paint Over Wallpaper?

Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson

As a general rule, I try not to paint over wallpaper. Most often I recommend removing wallpaper, so you can start with a fresh wall. If this is not an option, then there are many issues to consider prior to painting over wallpaper:
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Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week

Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to June 4.
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