Our Go-To Coating

Latitude™ empowers The Ohio Painting Company to keep painting in even extreme weather

For Nick Goebel and Kevin Sillaman—co-founders of The Ohio Painting Company in Springboro, Ohio—the most important thing is delivering quality work to their customers every time. Continue reading Our Go-To Coating

Color Tools for Every Situation

Make color your competitive advantage with these innovative resources

Every new job can present new wrinkles and problems to solve when it comes to the color selection process. Thankfully, Sherwin-Williams has color tools that can expand your ability to offer color guidance and expertise directly to homeowners, accelerating their color selection process—without making you choose for them. If you’re not taking advantage of this suite of color tools currently offered through the Sherwin-Williams PRO+ Program—an exclusive program designed to help you manage and grow your business—then you may be leaving money on the table. Continue reading Color Tools for Every Situation

The 7 Secrets of Successful Painters

Pro painters share the mindsets that fueled their growth

Professional painting can be a very competitive industry to work in. In fact, a Painting Contractors Association (PCA) study found that the average painting business only lasts 1-3 years, according to Nick Slavik, Chair of the PCA’s Board of Directors.

So what is it that differentiates the businesses that survived and prospered? We talked to professional painters from across the country about their approach to business and what advice they would give the next generation. Continue reading The 7 Secrets of Successful Painters

How to Get a Great Spray Pattern

4 factors that could boost your airless sprayer’s quality and productivity

Airless paint sprayers are known for delivering a consistent and high-quality finish—assuming everything is working properly. But your sprayer’s spray pattern is really the result of four different factors combining together to deliver a beautiful, even finish: pressure, tip selection, filtration, and technique. Continue reading How to Get a Great Spray Pattern

How to Use Instagram as a Painting Contractor

4 tips to boost your brand and generate quality leads

As a painter, finding new quality leads is the lifeblood of your business. One way to find a larger audience and generate leads is by building a well-managed Instagram account for your business. Continue reading How to Use Instagram as a Painting Contractor

The Painting Contractor’s Guide to Local SEO

Generate more leads online with these SEO-enhancing tips

As a painting contractor, you’re probably already familiar with SEO—search engine optimization—and how it affects online traffic to your business’ website. SEO is all about making your website show up earlier and more frequently in search engine results. But you may not know that SEO is handled differently for local businesses compared to national websites or organizations. Continue reading The Painting Contractor’s Guide to Local SEO

A Painter’s Guide to Balancing Your Business

3 tips for improved time management

It’s the curse of success—what you always wanted when you first became a painting contractor. Leads are rolling in, and jobs are plentiful. In fact, there’s more than you and your team can handle. How do you juggle all these jobs and balance your existing workload without losing the quality your customers have come to expect? Continue reading A Painter’s Guide to Balancing Your Business

Do You Have a Mentor?

Finding a good mentor can help your business flourish and grow

Sometimes a little advice from a trusted source can be just what you need to take your business to the next level. That’s what many people in the workplace are realizing, as mentoring programs are increasingly common among the most successful businesses.

Studies have found that people with mentors report greater happiness in their work, experience less workplace anxiety, and are more likely to receive promotions and higher income than people without mentors. Those benefits aren’t just limited to big Fortune 500 companies either; they can work for your painting business too, helping you make more money, retain talented employees, and enjoy your job more. Continue reading Do You Have a Mentor?

When My Craft Became My Calling: How Two Paint Pros Turned Jobs into Careers

Every painter has an origin story. An aha moment when they realized their true calling. And while each story is unique, there are often common threads that tie them together. When we sat down to chat with two expert pros, we discovered it is their love of the trade, a desire to build their knowledge and skills and an openness to collaboration that led them to turn “just a job” into businesses and lifelong careers.
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Want to Elevate Your Exterior Game? Ask Your ProPartner

Want answers to your most pressing painting problems? PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Dennis Fiorilli is here to help. This time: exterior painting FAQs.
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An Eye for Detail: Pennsylvania Project Will Always Be One of This Paint Pro’s Top 10 Jobs

Being female in what is still a male-dominated industry may seem like an obstacle to some. But it’s actually been just the opposite for Corissa Cook, who in just two years has built a thriving interior painting business serving the Pittsburgh area.
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‘Grow Fully, Lead Fully’: PCA Event Seeks to Empower Women Working in the Paint Industry

Being a woman in a male-dominated trade presents unique challenges and opportunities. During the first-ever Women in Paint Conference held last November, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) invited female paint pros and industry leaders to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for a two-day event designed to cultivate growth and leadership skills that will propel them to new heights.
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2 Tapes in 1! FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape Saves Time, Holds Strong

Want to get maximum productivity when it matters most? FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape is a one-step solution for hanging poly-sheeting that offers 50 percent time savings compared to standard methods.
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