From setting clear terms to offering early-pay discounts, here’s how to keep cash flowing
Businesses of any size are nearly certain to at some time face late-payment issues that can have crippling effects, and painting contractors, especially small to medium-sized shops, are no exception. In fact, research shows that 11 percent of all invoices written by small or medium-sized businesses are paid late, and 5 percent of their invoices are never paid at all and are written off as bad debt.
The impact can be devastating. After all, you might have a payroll to meet and materials to buy, not to mention a vehicle or two in need of maintenance, and perhaps an opportunity to grow your business with a new equipment purchase. And you likely don’t have the resources to spend otherwise productive time chasing down payment matters.
So how do you minimize the effect that late pays and no pays can have on cash flow, the lifeblood of your business? Continue reading 10 Tips for Dealing with Late Pays, No Pays
The experts at Mi-T-M share advice on getting the most out of your pressure washer
Pressure washing season is upon us and, as with any task, painting contractors are looking to maximize their equipment’s efficiency and productivity. Here are five tips to make the most of your pressure washing operations from Mi-T-M, which manufactures a complete line of pressure washers for industrial and residential use. Continue reading 5 Tips for Better, Faster and More Productive Pressure Washing
Sherwin-Williams provided key assists on these projects
Whether it’s the convenience of more than 4,500+ store locations or the vast array of innovative products that provide a solution for just about any task a painting professional may face, contractors have come to depend on Sherwin-Williams as a trusted and valued resource. Continue reading Serving Solutions
Innovative Purdy® product helps painters get more done
The Purdy 14-inch Roller System, now complete with 14-inch roller covers in all your favorite fabric constructions, is maneuverable, durable, lightweight, and is configured in size and shape to maximize painter productivity and minimize overall painter fatigue. Continue reading 14-inch Roller System Hits the Productivity Sweet Spot
Partners Chuck Schwiesow and Bruce Ash of Porta-Painting, Inc. were the first painting contractors featured in the premiere issue of PPC magazine in 1991. We are pleased to revisit Porta-Painting, now headed up by Chuck’s daughter, Amanda Martin. This is the first installment in our new PPC series Where Are They Now?
Continue reading Reaching New Heights: Second-Generation Team Has Wisconsin Painting Company Soaring
In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: a large residential property in Brossard, Louisiana by Darrell Benson Painting.
Continue reading Southern Charm: Quality Work Leads to Repeat Business for Louisiana Paint Pro
This article is the first of a new four-part series from PPC and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.
Continue reading The Pro Path: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Business from the PCA
There are special considerations for coating concrete and masonry surfaces. This article goes over the basics and provides videos and links to learn more.
Continue reading Coating Concrete: 3 Steps to Success
In this article, Terry Begue, professional painting contractor and author of Attract and Keep Customers for Life, shares his insights on three ways to elevate your online presence.
Continue reading Better Branding for a Digital World: 3 Ways to Elevate Your Online Presence
Long-time PPC Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Rick Watson retired in December 2021. Before he left, we asked him about the most common questions he heard over his 34 years in the paint industry. In no particular order, here are his top 10 “ageless questions.”
Continue reading The Top 10 Questions that Painting Professionals Ask Time and Time Again
As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Spring 2022 issue picks:
Continue reading Spring 2022 Editor’s Picks: Some of Our Favorite Tools to Help Increase Productivity
When it comes to production painting, you need a tape that sticks until the job’s done.
Continue reading Surface Prep: A New Masking Option for Production Painters
This is the first in a new PPC magazine series called Spotlight on Small Business. This time: insights on running a family business.
Continue reading 5 Thoughts on Running a Family Business
More than three decades ago, The Kaloutas Company was busy building a distinguished name for itself with a record of successful and efficient painting projects for commercial and industrial customers throughout New England.
Continue reading Customer Pain Points: How One Commercial Painting Company Resolves Them