For the first installment of our new “Climbing the Ladder” series on the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors, we caught up with Rodrigo Vasconcellos at the PDCA Expo, an annual industry education and networking event. Continue reading Climbing the Ladder: Rodrigo Vasconcellos of White Plains, N.Y.
Sprayers increase efficiency and productivity, but proper care and maintenance is crucial for the professional painting contractor. Introduce these four practices into your maintenance routine to help keep your spray equipment in optimal working condition. Continue reading 4 Secrets to Better Sprayer Maintenance
The 3M™ Hand-Masker Masking Plastic line has received the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Vendor Product of the Year award. Continue reading Vendor Product of the Year: Hand-Masker Masking Plastic
Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities. Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership
What’s the toughest challenge in the painting business today? If you said employee retention, you’re on the right track. A veteran contractor offers advice on how to get better at it. Continue reading Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of products available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading 4 Tips for Success in the Hospitality Painting Segment
Emily Kantz, Sherwin-Williams healthcare and hospitality color specialist, shares her expertise on the latest color trends and their uses in today’s healthcare facilities. Continue reading The Best Paint Colors for Healthcare Facilities
Dave Theobald spent 17 years as a general contractor before joining his father-in-law’s company, Turman Commercial Painters. Founded in 1972, the company has grown under Theobald’s leadership into a nationwide firm that has completed more than 10,000 locations across the U.S. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Dave Theobald on How to Compete from Multiple Locations
In just the past few years, green building has evolved beyond an emphasis on the sustainable design and construction of the building itself to the environment it creates for inhabitants. Continue reading LEED v4 Impact on Paint & Coatings
Need the best possible sealant for your job? Loxon® Polyurethane Sealants have been formulated to meet or exceed the highest industry performance standards in a wide range of sealing and caulking applications. Continue reading 6 Great Sealants for Your Toughest Jobs
Florida’s Emerald Coast is known for its beautiful white beaches and turquoise green water. With spectacular views of the Destin Harbor, Crab Island and the Gulf of Mexico, the Emerald Grande resort is on one of the most desirable locations in the 100-mile stretch of land on the Panhandle between Pensacola to Panama City. Repainting the exterior of the Destin property was a challenging but rewarding job Continue reading A Gem on the Emerald Coast
Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused. Continue reading Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused
When a client hires a professional painting contractor for a job, the final results should look just that – professional. Sometimes that means taping and protecting surfaces in order to achieve the best possible results to maintain client satisfaction and a good business reputation. Continue reading Four Taping Mistakes Even Seasoned Painting Pros Make
Before joining the family painting business, Gina Koert of Shamrock Painting studied to be an architect, so she has a unique perspective on the sometimes challenging relationship between architects and painting contractors. Continue reading The Worst Thing to Do When Working with Architects
“When it comes to regional color schemes, colors are driven by three factors: architecture, nature and the people who enrich the culture,” says Lauren Makk, a designer on The Learning Channel’s Trading Spaces.
Here’s a look at these factors and how they inspire the use of color across the nation. Continue reading Color Across the Country