Winter 2017

A three-man paint crew topcoats a wood-sided home exterior Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers - What’s the toughest challenge in the painting business today? If you said employee retention, you’re on the right track. A veteran contractor offers advice on how to get better at it.
The ornate lobby of French Lick Springs Hotel in Indiana 4 Tips for Success in the Hospitality Painting Segment - Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of products available to keep these properties looking good.
Trending healthcare colors feature natural-looking colors like blues and pops of citrus tones The Best Paint Colors for Healthcare Facilities - Emily Kantz, Sherwin-Williams healthcare and hospitality color specialist, shares her expertise on the latest color trends and their uses in today’s healthcare facilities.
The historic Frederick Rehfuss Building in LaCrosse, WI, renovated by local contractors Concrete & Color: Paint Breathes New Life into Historic River Town - Paint color transformed a historic property and helped Designing Jewelers gain recognition as one of “America’s Coolest Stores” from InStore magazine. Two Sherwin-Williams masonry coatings provide the one-two punch for long-lasting protection on the repaint of the 136-year-old building.
paint contractor trimming out an interior window How to Choose the Right ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint Finish - Professional painters have it all with ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint. Exceptional durability, easy application, and excellent hide. Outstanding touch-up that reduces repaint costs. Anti-microbial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface. A zero VOC formula that meets the most stringent VOC requirements. And, it’s available in … Continue reading How to Choose the Right ProMar® 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint Finish
colorfully painted pool walls at Tennessee High School Cool Pool: A Colorful Pro Industrial™ Paint Job in Tennessee - As one of Eastern Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s premier painting contractors, Woods Paint Company has built its reputation on superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, clear communication, honesty and integrity.
Dave Theobald of Turman Commercial Painters Contractor Q&A: Dave Theobald on How to Compete from Multiple Locations - Dave Theobald spent 17 years as a general contractor before joining his father-in-law’s company, Turman Commercial Painters. Founded in 1972, the company has grown under Theobald’s leadership into a nationwide firm that has completed more than 10,000 locations across the U.S.
Chris Gardner of PaintRite Pros Contractor Q&A: Chris Gardner on the Costs and Rewards of Being an Entrepreneur - Chris Gardner started working in the painting industry in 2009. He is the owner of
Sherwin-Williams Buy Online logo with photo of Justin Gripka of Gripka Paint Company Why I’m Buying My Paint and Supplies Online - A Q&A with Justin Gripka, who with his wife Lauren owns the Gripka Paint Company in Basehor, a suburb of Kansas City located in Leavenworth County, Kansas.
Buy Online action on smart phone paired with contractor picking up supplies in-store Buy Online: It’s Easy, Fast and Efficient - Sherwin-Williams PRO customers now have a convenient new way to buy paint and supplies online using a mobile phone, tablet or computer.
painter priming exterior concrete block Paint, Primers and ‘Paint and Primer in One’: What to Use When - The question: We’re seeing more “paint and primer in one” products out there. Does that mean we don’t need primers anymore?
Painters tape being applied to a curved entry How Soon Can I Tape After Painting? - The question: When can ProMar® 200 Interior Latex be taped after painting? What tape should we use?
illustration of six paper airplanes being led in formation 6 Types of Leaders: Which One Are You? - All leaders must understand this simple truth: style does matter. These six leadership styles are the most prominent in the workforce today. See if you can recognize where you fit in.
professional association logo for painting and decorating contractors of America 2018 PDCA Expo: How to Get Early Registration Discounts - The PDCA Expo is coming to Texas in 2018. The three-day conference will be held February 21 through 23 in Galveston Island, Texas. It’s a chance for contractors to meet other pros and discuss ways to tackle their toughest business challenges and learn powerful ways to build their competitive edge.
rolls of 3M Hand-Masker Plastic and a contractor masking a mantlepiece 3M - 3M – Prep with plastic — it’s better than 3M masking paper.* And when you use 3M™ Hand-Masker™ Masking Plastic with the 3M™ Hand-Masker™ M3000 Dispenser, you get high-quality results while saving time and money.
an 8 pound box of Buffalo painter’s rag wipers Buffalo Industries - 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.
a contractor installing FloorShell® Heavy Duty Temporary Surface Protector Trimaco - FloorShell® Heavy Duty Temporary Surface Protector from Trimaco provides breathable protection for most floor types, including curing floors. It features Spill Block™ leak resistant technology which protects against paint and stain. FloorShell will last for the duration of the job – no more reapplying builders or red rosin paper.
Beadex brand paper-faced metal corner bead shown with a contractor finishing drywall USG - For the most cost-effective, problem-free, beautifully finished corners, choose USG Sheetrock® and Beadex® Brand Paper-Faced Metal Corner Bead. Fast and easy installation means reduced labor costs, while superior product performance eliminates costly job callbacks—saving you money and ensuring customer satisfaction.
Preval Sprayer ad - consumers can turn any paint, coating or lacquer into a spray Preval - The Preval Sprayer allows consumers to take any paint, coating or lacquer and turn it into a spray, offering convenient and effective results for the professional user. Providing versatility by delivering both ultra-thin and thick coatings, the Preval Sprayer allows users to achieve professional level results time after time.
5 gallon pail of Dynamite 234 Premium Grade Heavy Duty Clear Wallcovering Adhesive Gardner-Gibson - Dynamite – From airports and business parks to hotels and hospitals, professional wallcovering installers throughout the world count on Dynamite® 234 strippable wallcovering adhesive. Dynamite 234 is formulated for hanging everything from the most delicate to the most difficult. It’s ideal for pasting machines and can be stirred to the desired consistency.
compact 50-pack box of powder-free nitrile disposable gloves SAS Safety - Raven™ powder-free nitrile exam-grade disposable gloves are now available in a compact 50-pack box, making it convenient and easy to move around your workstation.
Helix planetary floor grinder and polisher from National Flooring National Flooring - The Helix planetary floor grinder is ideally designed for small jobs and tough-to-reach spaces. This robust, 16-inch grinder and polisher creates the perfect profile for new coatings.
new Titan™ TR1 High Efficiency Airless (HEA) spray tip Titan Tool - Dial down the pressure with the new Titan™ TR1 High Efficiency Airless (HEA) spray tip. It sprays coatings at 1,000 PSI with 55 percent less overspray, at the same flow and production levels as standard airless tips. Operating at lower pressures doubles tip life and decreases wear on sprayers.

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