Most painting contractors agree that, while sanding is necessary for truly professional results, it’s a task they wish they could avoid or cut short. But time spent here preparing the surface for paint, stain or coatings can make all the difference for your business.
Continue reading Perfect Prep: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding
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.
Continue reading The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018
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.
Continue reading How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach
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.
Continue reading New Products: Get Protection Plus Color With New Loxon® Stain
2018 brings innovative advances in coatings technology to help make your job easier: a new self-cleaning, dirt-shedding acrylic for concrete, an extremely powerful stain blocking primer, and a quick-dry vapor barrier protection coating, for starters. Continue reading 2018 New Products: Innovative Technological Advances Are Here to Make Your Job Easier
Nicks, cracks and nail holes need to be repaired before your crews start painting. Here’s a quick checklist from the surface prep experts at 3M: Continue reading Perfect Prep: 9 Steps to Hole Repair
Product developers at Purdy understand pro painters and their need for productivity. The new Purdy® XL High Capacity, available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams, is engineered with a distinctive stadium-shaped ferrule that holds more filaments, picking up more paint and getting the job done faster. Continue reading Want to Increase Productivity? Try This New Brush
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
Professional painters have it all with ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint. Exceptional durability, easy application, and excellent hide. Outstanding touch-up that reduces repaint costs. Anti-microbial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface. A zero VOC formula that meets the most stringent VOC requirements. And, it’s available in six sheens and all colors including deep, vivid accents. Continue reading How to Choose the Right ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint Finish
Loxon® coatings are known for the high-quality protection and finish they bring to your concrete and masonry jobs. But did you also know that there is now an entire line of Loxon sealants? Continue reading Extreme Prep: Get the Right Sealant for Your Most Demanding Jobs
The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was voted an Edison Award Bronze Winner for innovation. Continue reading Microbicidal Paint Wins Innovation Award
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
Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools that will help you and your crews be more productive in 2017. All items are available at your Sherwin-Williams store. Continue reading Top 15 New Tools for Pro Painters
Masking at the job site is a critical step in delivering professional painting results. Masking protects against paint drips, splatters and overspray that may cause damage or are difficult to remove.
We sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to learn about the latest masking technology and techniques. Here is their advice to pro painters: Continue reading The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances
If you’re part of a one- or two-person shop, chances are you’re doing it all… patching, cleaning, masking and – finally! – painting.
In larger companies, the newest hires become the designated maskers. In union shops, chances are that the apprentices are tackling the masking chore. Continue reading Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires