Tag Archives: Summer 2017

A Gem on the Emerald Coast

Florida’s Emerald Coast is known for its beautiful white beaches and turquoise green water. With spectacular views of the Destin Harbor, Crab Island and the Gulf of Mexico, the Emerald Grande resort is on one of the most desirable locations in the 100-mile stretch of land on the Panhandle between Pensacola to Panama City. Repainting the exterior of the Destin property was a challenging but rewarding job Continue reading A Gem on the Emerald Coast

Top 15 New Tools for Pro Painters

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

A Classic Finish: Standing Out in a Competitive Market

Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to be a painting contractor. But it is also a highly competitive market, with plenty of savvy homeowners and top-quality builders who will accept nothing less than the best. Continue reading A Classic Finish: Standing Out in a Competitive Market

The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances

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

Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires

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

Team Effort: Pro Painters Join Sherwin-Williams to Refresh Their Towns

During 2017’s National Painting Week, thousands of Sherwin-Williams associates across North America volunteered to refresh more than 240 locations in need of a fresh coat of paint. Continue reading Team Effort: Pro Painters Join Sherwin-Williams to Refresh Their Towns

The Worst Thing to Do When Working with Architects

Before joining the family painting business, Gina Koert of Shamrock Painting studied to be an architect, so she has a unique perspective on the sometimes challenging relationship between architects and painting contractors. Continue reading The Worst Thing to Do When Working with Architects

6 Strategies to Generate More Repeat Business

Repeat business and customer referrals are important sources of opportunity and revenue in the residential repaint market. Cultivating these valued referrals and establishing yourself as a professional takes time, effort and an understanding of some basic practices. Continue reading 6 Strategies to Generate More Repeat Business

Microbicidal Paint Perfect for High-Use College Rec Center

A walk through the Boston University campus reveals the architectural charms of an historic institution that dates back to 1839, as well as the modern technology expected at one of the world’s leading research universities.

As a result, the challenges of preserving, renovating, growing and maintaining such a diverse campus, with more than 300 buildings serving more than 33,000 students, can be daunting.
Continue reading Microbicidal Paint Perfect for High-Use College Rec Center

Contractor Q&A: Jason Fitzgerald

Originally from New Orleans, Jason Fitzgerald spent nine years as an outfielder and first baseman with a number of AAA and other minor league baseball teams before embarking on a second career as a painting contractor. He owns the King Paint Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Jason Fitzgerald