Keep it Clean: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Selecting, Using and Maintaining Pressure Washers

Pressure washers are a powerful cleaning and surface prep tool for the professional painting contractor. For this article, we asked the experts at Sherwin-Williams and Mi-T-M, a leading manufacturer of pressure washers and other high quality industrial equipment, for tips on best practices and equipment selection.
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Breaking into the Multi-Family Segment

Being a one-stop shop helps ease customer pain points

It’s no secret that multi-family communities offer a lot of work for painting contractors. But if you’re on the outside of the multi-family segment looking in, what are the best ways to position your company to grow your multi-family business? Continue reading Breaking into the Multi-Family Segment

Get More Flexibility with a PRO+ 0% Interest Credit Account

Sherwin-Williams recently surveyed professional painting contractors about their needs from a supplier. The takeaway? Those needs are evolving, but one item showed up on their wish lists frequently, and that was a way to expand their purchasing power and improve their cash flow with a professional account. Continue reading Get More Flexibility with a PRO+ 0% Interest Credit Account

What Should You Seek in a New Hire?

“Hire character. Train skill.”

That directive was made popular by Peter Schutz, the former CEO of Porsche whose book, The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, was a bestseller.

Schutz applied this principle at several Fortune 500 firms along his career path, but would the same idea apply to hires that a painting contractor might make? This article will take a closer look at the question and cite some contractors and other personnel experts who can help shape your hiring practices. Continue reading What Should You Seek in a New Hire?

Spring 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster

Welcome to the debut of a new regular feature in PPC magazine. As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue going forward will now feature a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Spring 2021 issue picks:
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Game On! Tackling the Georgia Tech Stadium Repaint

“In the South, football is a religion, and Saturday is the holy day.”

That quote from Hall of Fame coach Marino Casem may be one of the best descriptions of the importance of college football in this region of the country. So when the stadium of one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) needed coatings work, the call went out for a painting contractor with a proven track record to handle the task. Continue reading Game On! Tackling the Georgia Tech Stadium Repaint

Court’s in Session: Painters Restore a 228-Year-Old Caribbean Landmark

Over its long history, the Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten has been battered by bad weather and numerous catastrophic storms. In each case, painters have helped restore the landmark property’s age-defying beauty. Continue reading Court’s in Session: Painters Restore a 228-Year-Old Caribbean Landmark

Inspiration + Innovation: The New Products and Colors of the Living Well Collection

What are the latest advances in coatings and color for 2021? For the answer, we turned to the experts at Sherwin-Williams. Continue reading Inspiration + Innovation: The New Products and Colors of the Living Well Collection

Pro to Pro with Paul Gallo: Don’t Avoid Adversity

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades.

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GROW YOUR SALES WITH HOAs

Here’s how to get started in this fast-growing industry opportunity

Homeowner Associations (HOAs) offer painting contractors one of the fastest-growing industry opportunities for painting services in North America. There’s a path to getting a piece of the action, according to Sherwin-Williams HOA Account Executive Brandon Beck, but it’s not the conventional approach found in other markets. Continue reading GROW YOUR SALES WITH HOAs

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