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
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of finishes available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading Grow Your Sales in the Hospitality Painting Market
“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?
As PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist and director of Product Information and Technical Services at Sherwin-Williams, Rick Watson has fielded numerous questions about primers over the years. In this article, he addresses some of the most common ones he hears from professional painting contractors. Continue reading The 6 Most-Asked Questions About Primers
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:
Continue reading Spring 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster
As we move into the busy exterior painting season, you’ll want to make sure you have the ladders needed to safely take on all of your work. With ProBuy® pricing on extension ladders at Sherwin-Williams, now is the ideal time to add or upgrade your ladders for 2021. Continue reading Reach New Performance Heights: Selecting the Right Extension Ladders
“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
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
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
The Living Well™ Collection is an inspired mix of paints and color carefully chosen to invite a sense of comfort, style, and well-being into your customer’s home. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the color aspect of the collection. Continue reading Living Well™ Collection: The New Color Palettes
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.
THIS TIME: Paul Gallo, Magic Brush Painting, Rutland, Vermont: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Paul Gallo: Don’t Avoid Adversity
As part of its ongoing commitment to the next generation of professionals, Sherwin-Williams is increasing its partnership with the Painting Contractors Association to create the PCA Apprenticeship Program. Continue reading PCA and Sherwin-Williams are Building for the Future with Apprenticeships
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
This article is based on an excerpt from the book Attract and Keep Customers for Life by Terry Begue, owner of Begue Painting and a regular contributor to PPC magazine. Continue reading Marketing Strategies: 4 Secrets for Powerful Testimonials