2017 color of the year Poised Taupe shown on the walls of an elegant bathroom

Winter 2016

a contractor painting interior wainscoating 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:
Illustration of a strong business represented by a tall castle 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.
a beautiful living space decorated in the Sherwin-Williams colormix 2017 palette Noir 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.
portrait of Steve Tomlinson of Tomlinson Paint Contractor, Bullard, Texas. Contractor Q&A: Steve Tomlinson - Steve Tomlinson has been a professional painting contractor since 1979. He is based in Bullard, Texas.
a contractor painting a perfectly prepped mantlepiece 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.
a historic home repaint in Rhinebeck, a beautiful historic area located on the banks of the Hudson River about 100 miles north of New York City 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.
color palette showing Sherwin-Williams 2017 color of the year Poised Taupe paired with Stardew, Rave Red, and Marea Baja. 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
A paint roller applying yellow paint to a previously coated drywall 5 Roller Covers to Try Now for the Best Appearance, Application and Coverage - 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?
photo of paint contractor Allen Duda 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.
Photos of Ron McKeethen restoring the 32-foot Santa of Evansville, Indiana 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.
Illustration of a paint contractor website showing an deep project portfolio 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.
2017 color of the year Poised Taupe shown on the walls of an elegant bathroom 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.
Several Shelby Cobras in front of the newly repainted car company's corporate headquarters 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.
contractor making an x-cut on painted window trim 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.

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