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 45 years, tram cars carried people back and forth from the city of Vancouver to neighboring communities in British Columbia. That all came to a halt in the 1950s, as buses replaced tram cars in British Columbia, much as it happened with their streetcar counterparts in the U.S.
Continue reading On Track Again: Canadian Painter Helps Restore Historic Rail Car
In our PPC Climbing the Ladder series, we celebrate the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors. Featured in the second installment of this new feature is Triad Coatings & Sandblasting, LLC, a painting contracting company based in Morristown, New Jersey.
Continue reading Climbing the Ladder: The Rossi Brothers of Morristown, NJ
Building better estimates is the foundation for building repeat business, says Diane Walsh of ShurTech® Brands. In this article, she shares five best practices to make the most out of every job, before the prep and painting even begins.
Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Better Estimates
What’s the most rewarding part of being a professional painting contractor? For Gina Koert, president of Shamrock Painting, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, it’s playing a part in shaping the skyline in her home town. Continue reading Gina Koert: The Rewards of Being a Professional Painter
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
Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
Continue reading Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations
Looking for a lightweight and portable tool for on-the-go color matching? The new ColorSnap® Match handheld color-matching tool is designed to facilitate quick and confident color-matching for you and your customers. Continue reading New Portable Tool Eliminates the Color Matching Guesswork
Sean Kennedy has been working as a professional painter since 1993. He is the owner of Kennedy Painting, a residential painting contracting firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Sean Kennedy on learning how to structure, delegate and let go
Triad Coatings and Sandblasting of Morristown, New Jersey is always looking for new products that can increase their efficiency and help them do better work for their customers. They recently had a chance to work with Emerald® Urethane Trim Enamel for the first time.
Continue reading All Systems Go! New Trim Paint Is a Winner for New Jersey Contractors