National Painting Week

Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week

Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to June 4.

This year, Sherwin-Williams partnered with the local affiliates of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Rebuilding Together, and other community organizations. The company donated paint and supplies, and thousands of local employees volunteered at schools, historic landmarks and community centers.

Professional painting contractors and builders from across North America participated with teams from their local Sherwin-Williams stores.

Pro painters helping out

Among the painting company owners donating their and their crews’ time and expertise in 2018 were: Darian Beafneux, Tyler Bodewig, Frank Cornell, Tim Davis, John Freeman, Paul Gallo, Grant Goss, Andrew Hoyt, Chris Jenkins, Mallory Mead, Raul Mondragon, Annie Newton, Stephanie Proser, Lars Schneider, Brandon Seminario, Michelle Suth, Stephanie Talkington, and Jonathan Zawacki.

A growing tradition

Since 2012, Sherwin-Williams employees have donated nearly 90,000 hours of their time to refresh more than 1,000 community spaces during National Painting Week.

“A fresh coat of paint and a new color palette can completely transform a space,” says Ellen Moreau, senior vice president of marketing communications at Sherwin-Williams. “We’re proud of our thousands of store employees and National Painting Week partners who are committed to giving back, so that we can continue to support the communities where we live and do business.”

To learn more about this annual community service project, see your Sherwin-Williams store manager or visit the National Painting Week website at

Story and video by Mike Starling, PPC Editor. Get more ideas on how to manage your company and build your business in the PPC digital archive.