Tag Archives: Fall 2018

Buffalo Industries – Buffalo Painter’s Rags

Buffalo Painter’s Rags are washed, white, cotton t-shirt wipers. They are absorbent, colorfast and low-linting… the preference of painters. These wipers are generously cut in large usable-sized pieces. NO SCRAPS or irregular-sized pieces! They are ideal for painting, staining, varnishing, and general jobsite and tool cleanup. Continue reading Buffalo Industries – Buffalo Painter’s Rags

H&C

How one job can jumpstart many more. Looking to increase project sales with just a small amount of effort? Take a look around your current job site and you’ll see your next opportunity is right in front of you. How do the customer’s driveway, patio, pool deck or other concrete areas look? Do they complement the home or detract from its beauty? Continue reading H&C

3 Keys to Better Hiring: Broaden Your Search for Good Candidates

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.
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Contractor Q&A: Ron Adderley on 50 Years of Taking Care of Customers and Why Quality Beats Quantity Every Time

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.
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Climbing the Ladder: Nick Slavik of New Prague, MN

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.
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How Do I Paint Brick? A Complete Guide for Pro 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.
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LinkedIn Company Pages: Are You Making the Most of Yours?

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.
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Best of Both Worlds: Creating A Lived-In Look for a New Cabin in Minnesota’s Northwoods

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.
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Faster, Easier: A New Interior Stain Experience from Minwax

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.
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