The Next Generation of Interior Paints: 3 Ways Your Favorites Are Now Better Than Ever - New formula enhancements make contractor favorites like Emerald®, SuperPaint® and ProMar® 200 paints better than ever. Here’s what’s new:
The 12 Factors that Build Phenomenal Leaders - At its core, leadership is really about how you can influence the people around you, and your ability to move them in a certain direction to accomplish certain goals or objectives.
From Noir to Holistic: The Paint Color Forecast for 2017 - By Sue Wadden With the backdrop of an ever-changing societal and cultural landscape, the four color palettes that make up the 2017 colormix forecast share a vision of renewed spirituality, body and soul nourishment and a determination to define a sense of self.
Contractor Q&A: Steve Tomlinson - Steve Tomlinson has been a professional painting contractor since 1979. He is based in Bullard, Texas.
5 Steps to Perfect Trim - By Rick Watson When it’s time, it’s time. After living in the same house for almost 18 years it was time to update furnishing, wall colors and freshen up the trim.
Creating a New York Classic with Emerald® Exterior Paint - With the powerful combination of Sherwin-Williams’ best-in-class exterior paint and a lot of TLC from the local professional painting contractor, a classic upstate New York home is sporting a new look that will last for a long time.
3 Perfect Pairings for the Color of the Year - Poised Taupe (SW 6039) has been named the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year for 2017. The “new” neutral is a classic yet modern and the perfect balance of warm and cool
Choosing the Right Roller Cover - A wide variety of roller covers exists to make any job go smoothly, but as is the case with paint selection, roller covers offer specific features and benefits to provide maximum job efficiency and customer satisfaction, according to Sherwin-Williams Marketing Manager Matt Camba.
Contractor Q&A: Allen Duda - Allen Duda, owner of Duda Painting in Bethel Park, Pa., has been working as a professional painting contractor since 2002.
Indiana Contractor Revives a Larger-Than-Life Santa - Santa Claus is coming back to an Indiana town, thanks to a local contractor and paint donations from the Sherwin-Williams Company.
3 Secrets for a Better Website: Go Deep to Grow - The episode of our Pro On the Go video series below is the first in a series on advanced techniques for marketing your painting business.
The 2017 Color of the Year Reflects a Trend Toward Warmer Neutrals - The “new” neutral, Poised Taupe (SW 6039) is classic yet modern and the perfect balance of warm and cool.
From Blah to Bold: A Corporate HQ Painted to Look Like a Classic Mustang - The repaint of a classic California car company’s corporate headquarters shows how professional painting contractors can leverage bold concrete color choices to help their customers create better branding.
What Are the Best Ways to Test for Paint Adhesion? - By Rick Watson There are many recognized ways to determine how well a coating has bonded to the surface. Some, like the infamous “thumbnail test,” are not a reliable method. Instead, I recommend the X-cut and the cross-hatch tape test methods.