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 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
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: Continue reading Perfect Prep: 9 Steps to Hole Repair
Loxon® coatings are known for the high-quality protection and finish they bring to your concrete and masonry jobs. But did you also know that there is now an entire line of Loxon sealants? Continue reading Extreme Prep: Get the Right Sealant for Your Most Demanding Jobs
Need the best possible sealant for your job? Loxon® Polyurethane Sealants have been formulated to meet or exceed the highest industry performance standards in a wide range of sealing and caulking applications. Continue reading 6 Great Sealants for Your Toughest Jobs
Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools that will help you and your crews be more productive in 2017. All items are available at your Sherwin-Williams store. Continue reading Top 15 New Tools for Pro Painters
Masking at the job site is a critical step in delivering professional painting results. Masking protects against paint drips, splatters and overspray that may cause damage or are difficult to remove.
We sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to learn about the latest masking technology and techniques. Here is their advice to pro painters: Continue reading The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances
If you’re part of a one- or two-person shop, chances are you’re doing it all… patching, cleaning, masking and – finally! – painting.
In larger companies, the newest hires become the designated maskers. In union shops, chances are that the apprentices are tackling the masking chore. Continue reading Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires
The type of roller cover you use can make a big difference on the application process and final appearance of your painting project. With so many options to choose from, how do you determine the best roller cover for your job? Continue reading 5 Roller Covers to Try Now for the Best Appearance, Application and Coverage
Here’s a look at the latest advances in application equipment and other tools to help make your jobs easier and crews more productive in 2016. Continue reading Top 12 New Tools for Pro Painters
By Jason T. Lunn & Rebecca L. Schumann
We know. You’re anxious to get the job done. You’re busy. And wearing a respirator is not your first priority.
But stop, breathe and think for a minute. Continue reading Breathe Easier: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Respirators
By Jason T. Lunn & Rebecca L. Schumann
Let’s look at what type of respirator would typically be used in a few common painting scenarios. Continue reading Respirator Selection: What to Use in 5 Common Scenarios