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.
Continue reading Climbing the Ladder: Nick Slavik of New Prague, MN
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
Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson
Brick inherently needs no paint. But your customer may have several reasons to do so, ranging from cosmetic color changes to improving the look of a damaged substrate. In this article, I’ll answer some of the most common questions I hear from contractors on the subject of painting brick.
Continue reading How Do I Paint Brick? A Complete Guide for Pro Painters
As a painting professional, you most likely have a personal LinkedIn page. But do you also have a LinkedIn page for your company? We sat down with Al Pirozzoli, a marketing consultant who has worked with numerous professional painting contracting companies, and asked him to help us understand the value of a LinkedIn company page, and how to make the best use of yours.
Continue reading LinkedIn Company Pages: Are You Making the Most of Yours?
How do you take a newly constructed cabin and make it look like it’s been nestled in the north woods of Minnesota for the last hundred years? That was the challenge a customer presented to painting contractor Nick Slavik.
Continue reading Best of Both Worlds: Creating A Lived-In Look for a New Cabin in Minnesota’s Northwoods
The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast Team travels the globe to track color’s shifting currents to help you and your customers select the right color for any project.
Continue reading The Future of Color: The 2019 Colormix® Color Forecast
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