Approaching the Sale

Solution selling vs. insight selling. What’s right for your painting business?

As a contractor, an effective sales approach is as important in your arsenal of tools as a paint brush. Too often, however, contractors think of it as a pitch, and not much more. The fact of the matter is that identifying and employing the best sales approach can result in higher profitability and improved customer satisfaction. Continue reading Approaching the Sale

5 Easy Ways for Contractors to Improve their Bottom Line

Too often, business owners focus on their top line as the most important measure of their success. However, maintaining a healthy bottom line is essential to your prosperity. Here are five easy ways painting contractors can save money, cut costs and improve profitability. Continue reading 5 Easy Ways for Contractors to Improve their Bottom Line

Painting Bathrooms Can Be a Challenge. Here are Some Secrets to Doing it Right… and Turning it Fast

Of all the rooms in a typical residential repaint, bathrooms are among the most challenging for professional painting contractors. Continue reading Painting Bathrooms Can Be a Challenge. Here are Some Secrets to Doing it Right… and Turning it Fast

Game Changers

New airless handhelds bring maximum efficiency to the jobsite

Airless spray application is a result of atomizing the paint stream under high pressure, but without the use of supplemental compressed air. Paint flows from a spray tip at high speed and separates into a spray pattern. While airless paint spraying is an innovation introduced more than a century ago, the technology continues to evolve today as contractors seek tools and methods to maximize their jobsite efficiency. Continue reading Game Changers

The New Generation of Paint Pros: Meet Noah Kanter of Nth Degree Painting in Vermont

Noah Kanter worked on a paint crew over summers and breaks to help pay for college. Now it has turned into his chosen career.

The owner of Nth Degree Painting in Burlington, Vermont hired his first employees this summer, and is launching a new podcast in December 2019. PPC sat down with Noah this summer to talk about his work, the current state of the industry, and what fuels his success.
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The 2020 Color of the Year: A Rich Navy Hue with a Hint of Opulence

Sherwin-Williams has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244 (253-C6), a rich navy hue taking cues from the Roaring 1920s. Continue reading The 2020 Color of the Year: A Rich Navy Hue with a Hint of Opulence

Marketing Strategies: 3 Quick Fixes to Make Your Website Stand Out

In today’s business environment, whether you serve homeowners or commercial accounts, it takes more than a good reputation to gain profitable painting projects. Among the pages on your website, three hold golden opportunities for you to connect with prospective customers, says sales and marketing specialist Al Pirozzoli: your about us page, bio page and contact us page. Continue reading Marketing Strategies: 3 Quick Fixes to Make Your Website Stand Out

Upgrade Alert: Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish Hides Imperfections for Lasting Results

The next generation Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish from Sherwin-Williams delivers an even more appealing knockdown, splatter or orange peel texture finish to hide imperfections, helping to create inviting spaces and save professionals time. Continue reading Upgrade Alert: Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish Hides Imperfections for Lasting Results

For the Duration: Restoring the Historic 1858 Hixon House

When you’ve been hired to restore a 160-year-old building, you want the best products and surface prep to ensure a long- lasting paint job.

This was the challenge Parcher’s Painting and Home Improvement faced when it won the bid to repaint the historic Hixon House in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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Noah Kanter on the Challenges and Benefits of Hiring His First Employees

This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his decision to hire his first employees and the challenges and benefits it has brought to him and his company.
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Noah Kanter on Why He Chose a Career in Painting and Why College and the Trades Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about why he chose a career in painting, why it’s important for contractors to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and why college and the skilled trades do not need to be mutually exclusive.
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Noah Kanter on His Go-To Coatings and How Your Paint Supplier Can Help You Succeed

This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his go-to coatings and the role his paint supplier plays in his success.
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