Learning on the Job

Train your team and grow your business with free learning resources through Sherwin-Williams

Yesterday’s answers won’t solve today’s problems. In a competitive and rapidly changing painting industry, you can’t afford to fall behind your competitors. You need to stay on top of the latest techniques, trends, and productivity-enhancing resources in order to meet your bottom line and keep your customers happy. Learning and growing—as a painter and a business owner—is vital for any successful painting contractor.

Thankfully, learning doesn’t have to be an arduous or costly process. Through the Sherwin-Williams PRO+ Program, you can access free robust training and development resources to help you train your team, enhance your career outlook, and grow your business.

PRO+ is an exclusive program designed to help you manage and grow your business. Members don’t have to earn or track points—savings and support start on day one. Start your Learning & Development journey today.

Make Use of Training Opportunities

No matter if you’re a novice building your skills, a veteran honing your craft, or a leader looking to scale and grow your business, there are training opportunities to help you take the next step forward in your career. Paint Pro Training’s suite of video tutorials—available in both English and Spanish—can help painters at any level improve their fundamentals.

Another powerful way to expand your and your team’s knowledge and proficiency is through hands-on training. Contact your local Sherwin-Williams representative to set up a time for an in-person training session for your team on a topic of your choice. Representatives can also reach out to suppliers in order to arrange training for specialized topics or equipment—such as spray training—for your team.

Wilber Vargas—founder, owner, and manager of Wilber’s Painting in Maplewood, New Jersey—set up training sessions through Jose Serna, a Sherwin-Williams District Manager for the Metro New Jersey area. Vargas was impressed by the depth of Serna’s knowledge and says his team learned a lot from the experience.

“All of my foremen were so impressed with how much Jose knew and could teach us,” Vargas says. “Everybody on my crew called me the next day to tell me how good that demonstration was and how much they appreciated that opportunity to learn from him.”

Sign Up for the PRO+ Business Training Series

Get practical business advice through the PRO+ Business Training Series. These monthly webinars tackle common painting contractor business questions—from generating quality leads to creating accurate and timely job estimates—with industry experts and seasoned pros.

If you can’t make it to the live webinar, don’t sweat it—every webinar is posted to the Sherwin-Williams YouTube channel after the event. Still, if you can make it, it’s worth it to try and attend live. Those who attend live have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with the featured expert(s), where you can ask them for their advice about your business.

Get Connected with Careers in Painting

Sherwin-Williams Careers in Painting is the industry’s first free, paint-focused website, and it can be a huge help to anyone looking to take the next step in their career. Whether you’re looking to expand your business or seeking a career, you can find what you’re looking for at Careers in Painting.

In less than 15 minutes, you can set up an account and get connected to a network of qualified professionals. Use our handy guide to register and post a job listing.


With even more learning and development resources launching later this year, Sherwin-Williams will continue to be a reliable resource for any painter looking to expand their capabilities and deepen their craft. Take advantage of these free resources today and put yourself in a position to succeed.