Mother Nature can wreak havoc on exterior paint jobs, causing weather delays and limiting the painting season when temperatures are too extreme for standard exterior coatings.
New Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic with ClimateFlex Technology™ helps keep projects on schedule with advanced technology that resists early moisture and maintains high performance standards despite temperature extremes. Continue reading Keep Projects on Track All Season Long with New Weather-Adaptive Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic Paint
Personalized service and support, 0% interest credit top list of PRO+ account benefits
Painting contractors who have signed up for a Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account receive access to an array of valuable business tools, both in-store and online. And in challenging times, the personalized service and support customers get from a Sherwin-Williams representative —which is unmatched in the industry — is among the most valuable of those resources. Continue reading We’re Here to Help
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With a Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account and the S-W PRO+ App, customers get full access to Sherwin-Williams PRO+ Savings, 0% interest credit, and ongoing support from representatives both online and in-store. Continue reading What’s in Your Toolbox?
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.
Continue reading Keep it Clean: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Selecting, Using and Maintaining Pressure Washers
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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
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