Winter 2023 Editor’s Picks: Five Cool Tools and Products That Will Make Your Jobs Go Easier

As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their job site productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Winter 2023 picks:

Werner Aluminum Adjustable Height Work Platform

Werner Aluminum Adjustable Height Work PlatformWe’ve highlighted this tool before, but it’s so good we want to keep telling you about it! The Adjustable Height Pro Work Platform (see it in action in the photo at the top of the story) goes where other platforms can’t. This lightweight, compact platform is great for interior and exterior painting and drywall applications. The platform adjusts from 20 to 30 inches in height, allowing you to work on stairs and uneven surfaces. The Easy-Grab handle and dual self-locking legs duo make it easier to transport, maneuver and store your work platform on the job. With Werner, you can maximize productivity while working efficiently and safely on the job.

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Purdy® NEST™ Tray System

Purdy Nest Tray SystemThe Purdy® NEST™ Paint Tray is built with durable black polypropylene for heavy duty quality and easy cleaning. The patented grid pattern provides the ideal amount of paint pick-up, consistent paint distribution and smooth wall application. It has a side pour spout for added convenience.

This tray is part of the Purdy NEST Tray System of interchangeable trays and liners for increased productivity, faster results, and the ability to make their applicators do the work for them. Available in a 9-inch or 18-inch tray size.

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Trimaco X-Board™ Surface Protector

Trimaco’s X-Board™ Surface Protector is lightweight but a tough product for floor and surface protection. The Spill Block™ technology ensures no paint, mud or water will get through to your surface.

Trimaco’s X-Board protects surfaces such as hardwood floors and low-pile carpet. This surface protector is easy to use and lays flat to create smooth surface protection for your workspace.

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Paint SCENTsations

Whether you’re refreshing a single room or an entire building, Paint SCENTsations is an innovative odor control paint additive that is perfect for property maintenance jobs. Add Paint SCENTsations to ensure odors left behind by previous residents don’t ruin the fresh new look. Newly painted spaces are fresh and ready to be occupied as soon as the paint dries. The inviting scents make a great first impression to give properties a distinct advantage at decision time and drive leases. Bottom line: Your customers will get fewer complaints and happier tenants with Paint SCENTsations’ odor-fighting, air-freshening formula.

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Graco Ultimate MX II™ 695 Standard Electric Airless Sprayer

The Graco Ultimate MX II™ 695 is a great choice for professional contractors who spray a full range of coatings on residential, commercial and industrial jobs. The Graco Ultimate MX II 695 handles the most common tip sizes, longer hose lengths and heavier coatings with ease.

With a 2.0 hp MaxPower brushless DC motor, the Ultra Max II 695 is a reliable and rock-solid performer for the residential contractor who sprays a wide variety of coatings.

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 issue of PPC magazine. ©2023 Randall Reilly. Sherwin-Williams is a one-stop source for everything you need for all your projects. Stop by your local store or visit the Sherwin-Williams contractor website to get the best tools for your jobs.