2018 New Products: Innovative Technological Advances Are Here to Make Your Job Easier- 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.
How Do I Pick the Right Coatings for Concrete and Masonry Jobs?- The question: We’re bidding on more concrete and masonry work these days. How can we make sure we’re using the right coatings?
Perfect Prep: 9 Steps to Hole Repair- 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:
Contractor Q&A: Dan Petrulak on Staying Small to Keep Customers Happy- Dan Petrulak is the owner of DP Ready 2 Paint, a painting contractor based in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and serving the Mid Mon Valley and surrounding areas of southwest Pennsylvania.
Want to Increase Productivity? Try This New Brush- 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.
Roy Parker: Why I Like Buying My Paint Online- Paint It Right was founded by Roy Parker in 1981, and has become one of the most sought after painting contractors in the Richmond, Virginia area. Parker has also become a strong advocate of the new Sherwin-Williams Buy Online service. He sat down with PPC to tell us why.
Color of the Year: How to Make it Work in Commercial and Residential Projects- Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7), the 2018 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is a tremendously flexible color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups.
Bold & Blue: Paint Provides the Wow Factor in Minneapolis Condo Remodel- A kitchen remodel, combined with bold paint color and a new best-in-class trim paint, has totally transformed the look of a downtown Minneapolis condo.
Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership- Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities.
Vendor Product of the Year: Hand-Masker Masking Plastic- The 3M™ Hand-Masker Masking Plastic line has received the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Vendor Product of the Year award.
4 Secrets to Better Sprayer Maintenance- 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.
Climbing the Ladder: Rodrigo Vasconcellos of White Plains, N.Y.- For the first installment of our new “Climbing the Ladder” series on the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors, we caught up with Rodrigo Vasconcellos at the PDCA Expo, an annual industry education and networking event.
How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate- Do you feel like the only way to make more money in your painting business is to find more clients, but you hate the thought of spending your extra cash on marketing? This simple upselling strategy can add thousands of dollars (or more) to your personal income each year – without investing tons of money … Continue reading How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate
Pier Pressure: Aquarium Repaint Presents Multiple Challenges- The Seattle Aquarium sits on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront, and that location is at the root of many of the challenges of a repaint of the facility that began in 2017.
Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018- Want to build your brand and give something back to your community? National Painting Week is a perfect opportunity to do both. This year’s nationwide event, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is scheduled for May 25-June 4.