PPC Summer 2018: The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018

The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018

Need your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools. All are available at your local Sherwin-Williams store. You can find more equipment info on your PRO app or at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.

Purdy® XL High Capacity Brush

This new brush increases production without sacrificing quality and performance. Its unique shaped ferrule has more filaments which increases the pick-up and release of paint, reducing the amount of times you go back to the paint can. As the XL Series’ only angled high capacity brush line, it delivers enhanced cut-in ability. Available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. Learn more

Xtend & Climb® Pro Series Elite 15½ Foot Telescoping Ladder

This top-of-the-line extension ladder is designed specifically for the most demanding professionals. Wider, angled rungs make it extremely comfortable to stand on for extended periods of time. Double over-molded feet offer better durability and traction. Aerospace engineered using airplane grade aluminum alloy for strength, this ladder features a safety closure system, visual lock and release and an integrated carrying handle for easy transportation. Available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. Learn more

3M Fall Protection Roofing Kit

Complete kit in one handy container. Includes lightweight harness with tongue buckle legs, 6-foot (1.8 meter) pass-thru type tie-off adapter, compact rope adjuster with built-in shock-absorbing lanyard, and 50 feet (15.2 meters) of 5 inch (1.6cm) blended rope lifeline with snap hook. Available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. Learn more

Graco® Ultimate Cordless Airless Handheld Sprayer

Airless handheld sprayers are the essential tool for turning small jobs around fast. Graco Ultimate handhelds, available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams, are the most advanced in the world, delivering unbeatable speed, flawless finish, and next-use reliability. Designed specifically for small interior, exterior and specialty projects, they offer ultimate portability on the job. Easily spray those small jobs without having to start-up your larger airless sprayer. Learn more

3M Wall Repair Fiber Reinforced Compound

An innovative fiber reinforced compound that allows large repairs to be filled in one application. Dries 5 times faster than other 3M spackling compounds. Used with the 3M Large Hole Repair Backer Plate, it’s ideal for repairing large holes (up to 5 inches), cracks and damaged surfaces in drywall, stucco and wood, with no shrinking, cracking or sagging. Learn more

Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Match color matching tool

Accurate color matching to paint, textiles, carpet, tile, apparel, accessories and more. The new Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Match handheld color matching tool is the latest color scanning technology that allows you to scan smooth or textured surfaces to find the closest Sherwin-Williams paint color. Equipped with its own light source to ensure precise color scanning, the device connects to the free Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Match app to deliver a streamlined color matching experience. Learn more

The Drip Clip

Easily eliminate bent bristles when you wash your brushes by snapping The Drip Clip by Likwid Concepts® on any faucet, then wash your brush and hang. Hangs on various faucet sizes and holds up to two brushes. Learn more

Simtec EZ Moves® Furniture Slides

Excellent for moving large pieces of furniture prior to painting. Simply tilt the object being moved, place the EZ Moves® Furniture Slides under each corner. Furniture is gripped by the ½-inch thick EVA foam. The ultra-smooth base has a built in dual spring action to apply upward pressure keeping the pad in place during movement. Learn more

Full Circle Dust Free Sanding System

An excellent choice in dust-free sanding. Featuring a non-flip design, Lock-n-Sand Center Hub and Hook & Loop Abrasive Attachment. Learn more

Paint SCENTsations®

First impressions can be lasting. By adding this liquid additive to your paint, you can remove odors and add lasting freshness to the air every time you paint. Simply add one ounce of Paint SCENTsations® per gallon of paint, shake or stir thoroughly, then paint as usual. The result is a long-lasting air freshener that helps eliminate odors and refreshes rooms. Available in eight different scents. Learn more

This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of PPC magazine. Sherwin-Williams is a one-stop source for everything you need for all your projects. Stop by your local store or visit their online paint equipment catalog to get the best tools for your jobs.