Fall 2019

Fall 2019 advertorial image - Raven SuperDeck - SuperDeck® – Deck staining can be a profitable add-on to exterior repaint jobs. Count on the SuperDeck Deck Finishing System for great results every time. Get it at any Sherwin-Williams store.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - Big Time Big Time - Premium Defense™ Cut Resistant Gloves These touchscreen compatible, high performance gloves are dipped with polyurethane and foam nitrile for non-slip palm protection. Additionally, a unique blend of technical fibers ensures ANSI level 4 cut resistance while maintaining breathability and dexterity.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - Buffalo Painter’s Rags Buffalo Painter’s Rags - Buffalo Industries – Buffalo Painter’s Rags are washed, white, cotton t-shirt wipers. All wipers are the same consistent cotton fabric.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - H&C H&C - Now cooler concrete is as simple as Cool Feel®. Cool Feel® with Comfort Step Technology reduces the temperature of concrete surfaces exposed to UV rays, making walking on your concrete surfaces more comfortable for people and pets.* It also offers outstanding cleaning and stain resistance.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - MiracleWipes for Paint MiracleWipes for Paint - MiracleWipes® For Paint – Powerful and safe on hands, MiracleWipes® uses a blend of coconut oil extracts, organic compounds, and other proprietary ingredients to clean-up the toughest messes thanks to the dual textured meltblown design.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - Mi-T-M Mi-T-M - Contractors appreciate the mobility and ease of use from this high performing Mi-T-M pressure washer. With 4000 PSI, it can clean the most stubborn dirt and is great at prepping almost any surface for restoration.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - Preval Preval - The Preval Sprayer allows any paint, coating or lacquer to be used as a spray, offering convenient and effective results. Providing versatility by delivering both ultra-thin and thick coatings, the Preval Sprayer allows users to achieve professional-level results time after time.
Fall 2019 advertorial image - Raven SAS Safety - Raven® powder-free nitrile exam grade disposable gloves are engineered with superior proprietary materials to deliver high performance for your next paint job. Trust the brand you know.
Island Hopping: Painting Hawaii's Largest Airport Car Rental Facility Island Hopping: Painting Hawaii’s Largest Airport Car Rental Facility - Over the past 20 years, Consolidated Painting, LLC has earned a spotless reputation for tackling some of the toughest commercial painting challenges in Hawaii. There’s no better example than their recent completion of a $340 million Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) facility.
The 2020 Colormix Forecast: A Perfect Balance The 2020 Colormix Forecast: A Perfect Balance - Forty-five trending colors that bring joy, serenity and focus to the mind, body and spirit. That is the theme of the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Colormix® forecast.
Don't Worry About the Weather: How to paint with confidence no matter what the forecast Don’t Worry About the Weather: How to paint with confidence no matter what the forecast - Worried about the weather? With Resilience® Exterior Acrylic Latex, the threat of rain or dew will not slow down or delay your job because it is specially formulated with breakthrough MoistureGuard™ Technology.
LEED V4.1: What Pro Painters Need to Know LEED V4.1: What Pro Painters Need to Know - In 2019, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) unveiled its latest LEED guidelines, LEED v4.1. We sat down with Melissa Baker, USGBC senior vice president, to find out what that means for professional painting contractors.
Pro Tips: Use a Report Card to Improve Customer Satisfaction (video) - “Customer service is having a policy for dealing with the small percentage of clients that are very, very difficult to please,” says Kevin Nolan of Nolan Painting. In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we talk with Kevin about one of the most effective ways his company has found to measure … Continue reading Pro Tips: Use a Report Card to Improve Customer Satisfaction (video)
Contractor Q&A: Joe Ferrera on Working Hard, Keeping Up with Technology and Painting Some of Hawaii's Biggest Jobs Contractor Q&A: Joe Ferrera on Building a Good Team, Keeping Up with Technology and Painting Some of Hawaii’s Biggest Jobs - Painting was going to just be a temporary job for Joe Ferrera (third from right above), but it became his lifelong career. We sat down with the owner of Consolidated Painting, LLC in Kapolei, Hawaii, to find out what he’s learned over his long career in the trade.
Recruitment & Retention: How to get better at networking to make better hires Recruitment & Retention: How to get better at networking to make better hires - Friends, family, employees and colleagues are great places to look when you’re hiring. But are you making the most of your network?
Go the Extra Mile: 3 Contractors Share Their Secrets for Generating Repeat Business Go the Extra Mile: 3 Contractors Share Their Secrets for Generating Repeat Business - “My painter does such a great job for me. The next time I need something painted, I wouldn’t even consider going to anyone else.” Do your customers talk about you this way? To make sure they do, incorporate some of these winning customer service strategies into your business practices when you complete your next job.
7 Steps for Solving Business Problems, or Learning How to Eat an Elephant 7 Steps for Solving Business Problems, or Learning How to Eat an Elephant - Successful people all do one thing: they solve problems. They don’t just stare at a problem and wish it would go away. In this article, Mitzi Perdue, author of How to Make Your Family Business Last, shares her seven steps for solving your business problems.
Properly Preparing the Job Site Properly Preparing the Job Site - Prepping the job site properly means your customer’s home will be protected — and so will your reputation.
How long do I need to wait to paint an exterior of a house after powerwashing? - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson.
How do I avoid shiners, halos and outlines without repainting the entire wall? - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson.

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