3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Company Strong through a Down Economy

The COVID-19 emergency is presenting numerous challenges for painting contracting companies. In this article, we explore three ways you can mitigate your risk and build for the future during these challenging economic times.
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CARES Act Provides Relief for Contractors

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is open for application, providing low-interest loans to meet short-term payroll needs for small and mid-size businesses. Continue reading CARES Act Provides Relief for Contractors

Lessons from the Past: How Contractors Handled the 2008 Downturn

“The West Wing” was a popular television series that ran through 2006. One episode tells the story of a guy who walks down the street and falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts for help. Continue reading Lessons from the Past: How Contractors Handled the 2008 Downturn

When Leadership Matters Most: Tough Times Require Strong, Courageous Leaders

It’s never easy to be a leader, even when business is booming. Remember when your phone didn’t stop ringing and your crews barely had time to clean their brushes between jobs? Your critical decision-making and guidance then led your team to maximum success. Continue reading When Leadership Matters Most: Tough Times Require Strong, Courageous Leaders

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

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