Spring 2019

Contractor Q&A: Tanya Leftwich on the Challenges and Rewards of Working in a Male-Dominated Trade Contractor Q&A: Tanya Leftwich on the Challenges and Rewards of Working in a Male-Dominated Trade - Tanya Leftwich owns Painting By Tanya, an interior painting business located in York, Pennsylvania. We sat down with her to find out a little bit of what she’s learned as a professional painting contractor.
Martha's Vineyard Museum: New Life for an Island Landmark Martha’s Vineyard Museum: New Life for an Island Landmark - Rick Convery Painting, Inc. has been making homes and commercial buildings on Martha’s Vineyard Island look fantastic for the past 35 years. A recent example is their work on one of the island’s highest profile restoration jobs: Martha’s Vineyard Museum.
How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job 5 Steps to Perfect Taping - All painting projects aren’t the same, so the type of painter’s tape you should use as well as how you prep for painting will vary from job to job, room to room, and surface to surface. We sat down with the Application Engineering Team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile this … Continue reading 5 Steps to Perfect Taping
10 Steps to Better Hiring 10 Steps to Better Hiring - Finding the right person for a position is part art and part science. While some people certainly have a gift for finding good people, everyone can improve their success rate by following a methodical step-by-step process.
How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms - “Word of mouth.” That’s the answer you’d get if you ask many pro painters to name their favorite marketing strategy. They know that referrals from friends, neighbors and colleagues are some of the best advertising out there. In today’s world, word of mouth advertising isn’t just a person-to-person game. It’s gone digital as well.
3 Tips for Building a Powerful Social Media Presence 3 Tips for Building a Powerful Social Media Presence - Want to make the most out of your social media feeds? Here are some suggestions from the marketing experts at Sherwin-Williams.
Recruitment & Retention: Using Internships to Make Better Hires Recruitment & Retention: Using Internships to Make Better Hires - Making great hires is essential for today’s painting contractor. A well-designed internship program can help you find the best talent and fuel productivity and growth.
PRO ON THE GO VIDEO: PEOPLE ARE A PROBLEM. WHAT’S THE SOLUTION? Pro on the Go Video: People Are a Problem. What’s the Solution? - In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we asked Nick Slavik, owner of Nick Slavik Painting in New Prague, Minnesota, about the best business advice he has ever received.
Cosmic Radiance to Rustic Comfort: The 2019 New Residential Color Collection Cosmic Radiance to Rustic Comfort: The 2019 New Residential Color Collection - Here are some great ideas to help your customers in the new residential segment make a personal statement with color.
Bring the Warmth Inside with Cavern Clay, the 2019 Color of the Year Bring the Warmth Inside with Cavern Clay, the 2019 Color of the Year - Channeling the desert modern style, Cavern Clay SW 7701 (290-C6) is Sherwin-Williams® 2019 Color of the Year. In this story, we’ll pass on tips on where to use it and which colors work well with it.
Reviving a Roaring '20s Mansion in Ohio Reviving a Roaring ’20s Mansion in Ohio - Painting has been a passion for Scott Steck since he first learned the trade over summers in high school. He’s now the owner of Steck Custom Painting, which recently completed the repaint of a historic Tudor-style Ohio mansion built in the 1920s.
Do You Suffer from the 'I Can Do It All' Mindset? Do You Suffer from the ‘I Can Do It All’ Mindset? - Have you ever said to yourself, “I have no life because my business consumes all my time”! Then there’s a good chance you have the “I can do it all” mindset. I want you to know you’re not alone. And, more importantly, that there’s something you can do about it.
Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques - Here are five things to remember when taping your paint project, according to the surface prep experts at 3M.
4 Powerful Tips to Free Yourself from the I-Can-Do-It-All Mentality 4 Powerful Tips to Free Yourself from the I-Can-Do-It-All Mentality - Do you suffer from the “I can do it all” mindset? Many business owners do. Here’s what you can do to change.
How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job - Tips for choosing the right tape for a specific job, from the experts at 3M:
SnapDry™ Door & Trim Paint: Outstanding Results, Without the Wait SnapDry Door & Trim Paint: Outstanding Results, Without the Wait - Professional painting contractors are always looking for new products that increase their job site efficiency. SnapDry™ Door and Trim Paint is one coating that will help you turn jobs faster. And now, it’s available in more color options, including extra white and deep and ultradeep bases.
What is the best way to paint light colors over dark colors? What is the best way to paint light colors over dark colors? - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
The Best Ways to Combat Moisture The Best Ways to Combat Moisture - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
Climbing the Ladder: Secrets of Award-Winning Residential Projects with Alex García Climbing the Ladder: Secrets of Award-Winning Residential Projects with Alex García - A multiple winner of the Diamond Award in the Parade of Homes of the Association of Home Builders of Brunswick County, N.C., Alex García prides himself on having some of the most important builders of Sunset Beach, N.C., among his clients.
Color Matching Tool Named Product of the Year Color Matching Tool Named Product of the Year - The ColorSnap® Match handheld color-matching tool has received the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Product of the Year award. Designed by Variable, Inc., this new tool is designed to facilitate quick and confident color-matching for you and your customers.

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