A unique, eye-catching color scheme made the Beach Apartments a landmark property on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But the exterior hadn’t been painted since the 1990s, and rain and sun had caused significant damage. The stucco was cracked and crumbling, and the colors had faded in the high desert climate.
Continue reading Icon in the Sun: Long-Lasting Colors for Albuquerque’s Beach Apartments
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
Callbacks are often preventable – if you understand the common causes. Learn how to reduce callbacks, maintain your reputation and boost productivity with a few best practices.
Continue reading 3 Proven Strategies for Avoiding Callbacks
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
Sherwin-Williams has introduced a new augmented reality (AR) experience as part of its ColorSnap® Visualizer app for iPhone and Android. This new Instant Paint feature uses emerging AR technology as a fast, seamless way to visualize Sherwin-Williams colors on customer’s walls – in real time.
Continue reading Augmented Reality Powers Cutting Edge Paint Color Selection Technology
With Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer, you can explore color and virtually paint any room with the swipe of a finger. Match colors from photos, save colors and see how they look on your customer’s walls before you pick up a brush. Here’s what pro painters can do with this easy-to-use color tool.
Continue reading 7 Ways ColorSnap® Visualizer Makes Your Day Easier
Scott Long, owner of PME Painting in Gastonia, North Carolina, is always looking for ways to make his day easier. That’s why he created a mySW online profile and downloaded the Sherwin-Williams PRO app.
With these free digital tools, he can log on through the PRO app and use all the services of mySW like paying invoices, researching products, online ordering, and much more.
We sat down with Scott to learn how the use of the PRO app with his mySW account is making his day easier.
Continue reading How mySW Helps Make My Day Easier: A Q&A with Painter Scott Long
So many colors – how do you help your customers choose? Cindy Bailen, a color consultant in Waban, Massachusetts, has this advice for selecting exterior paint colors.
Continue reading 5 Tips for Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
Jaime Henao arrived in Florida from Medellin, Colombia, in 2005, and is now the owner of VIP Painting in Tallahassee, Florida. We sat down with Jaime to learn what he did to carve out a new life in the painting trade.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Jaime Henao on How He Built a New Career in the Painting Industry
Annie Newton is part of a brother-sister team that owns and operates 4 Seasons Color, Inc., a painting and restoration company based in Walla Walla, Washington. 4 Seasons Color has painted a number of local landmarks, including the Dayton Historic Depot, the Old Walla Walla Depot and the Ritz Mansion, along with many other historic homes and churches. Annie is the company’s controller, and brother Matt Nagin is the president of the firm.
Continue reading Climbing the Ladder: Annie Newton on the No. 1 Thing You Can Do To Build Your Business, and More
Finding good people for your painting company can be a challenge. It may be tempting to rely on your friends and family. While networking is a great strategy, it’s time to broaden the search. Since the majority of job seekers use online resources in their search, here are a few ways to reach them.
Continue reading 3 Keys to Better Hiring: Broaden Your Search for Good Candidates
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
Finding good employees is a challenge throughout the painting industry. As the industry leader, Sherwin-Williams is introducing a comprehensive new program to encourage people to choose a career in painting.
Continue reading Paint Your Path: Building the Workforce of the Future
Ron Adderley has been working as a professional painter since 1968. He is the owner of Prism Painting in Bellingham, Washington, running a three-generation crew that includes his son Ben and grandson Nick. We sat down with Nick to find out a little bit of what he’s learned in his 50 years in the painting business.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Ron Adderley on 50 Years of Taking Care of Customers and Why Quality Beats Quantity Every Time
In our PPC Climbing the Ladder series, we celebrate the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors. Featured in our third installment is Nick Slavik, who owns and operates the Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. in New Prague, Minnesota.
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While your customers are accustomed to carefully choosing the color of paint used on the four walls of a room, the ceiling is often overlooked. You can help them create visual interest with little effort by getting creative with your ceiling color recommendations.
Continue reading The Fifth Wall: Look to the Sky for More Colorful Ceilings
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