All painting projects aren’t the same, so the type of painter’s tape you should use as well as how you prep for painting will vary from job to job, room to room, and surface to surface. We sat down with the Application Engineering Team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile this pro painter’s guide to taping. Continue reading 5 Steps to Perfect Taping
Here are five things to remember when taping your paint project, according to the surface prep experts at 3M. Continue reading Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques
Tips for choosing the right tape for a specific job, from the experts at 3M: Continue reading How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job
Professional painting contractors are always looking for new products that increase their job site efficiency. SnapDry™ Door and Trim Paint is one coating that will help you turn jobs faster. And now, it’s available in more color options, including extra white and deep and ultradeep bases. Continue reading SnapDry™ Door & Trim Paint: Outstanding Results, Without the Wait
A high-quality brush means a better-looking job with less effort. A good-quality brush holds more paint and applies it more evenly, which can save you time and help you get the results you want. Here are five things to look for when choosing brushes for your jobs:
Continue reading 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Paint Brush for the Job
Get greater durability for commercial and light industrial spaces with ProMar® 200 HP Zero VOC Interior Acrylic.
Continue reading New Products: Higher Performance ProMar® 200 HP Zero VOC
Selecting the right primer for the job is a critical part of improving paint coverage and achieving the highest quality finish the first time around.
Continue reading 7 Reasons to Prime
Technology is a wonderful thing. Here’s some great gear you can grab today that will help you improve your productivity and save valuable time on the job site. Continue reading 5 Apps & Tools That Will Make You More Productive Right Now
Microbicidal paint is redefining what paint can do – for homes as well as commercial properties.
Continue reading Microbicidal Paint Offers Growth Opportunities for Residential Painters
Sherwin-Williams is making interior wood-staining projects fast and easy by introducing Minwax® Performance Series, an extension of the best-in-class Minwax products, along with a redesigned color palette and interior stain design center.
Continue reading Faster, Easier: A New Interior Stain Experience from Minwax
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
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
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