Personalized service and support, 0% interest credit top list of PRO+ account benefits
Painting contractors who have signed up for a Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account receive access to an array of valuable business tools, both in-store and online. And in challenging times, the personalized service and support customers get from a Sherwin-Williams representative —which is unmatched in the industry — is among the most valuable of those resources. Continue reading We’re Here to Help
Check out these resources designed just for PROs
With a Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account and the S-W PRO+ App, customers get full access to Sherwin-Williams PRO+ Savings, 0% interest credit, and ongoing support from representatives both online and in-store. Continue reading What’s in Your Toolbox?
Pressure washers are a powerful cleaning and surface prep tool for the professional painting contractor. For this article, we asked the experts at Sherwin-Williams and Mi-T-M, a leading manufacturer of pressure washers and other high quality industrial equipment, for tips on best practices and equipment selection.
Continue reading Keep it Clean: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Selecting, Using and Maintaining Pressure Washers
Being a one-stop shop helps ease customer pain points
It’s no secret that multi-family communities offer a lot of work for painting contractors. But if you’re on the outside of the multi-family segment looking in, what are the best ways to position your company to grow your multi-family business? Continue reading Breaking into the Multi-Family Segment
Sherwin-Williams recently surveyed professional painting contractors about their needs from a supplier. The takeaway? Those needs are evolving, but one item showed up on their wish lists frequently, and that was a way to expand their purchasing power and improve their cash flow with a professional account. Continue reading Get More Flexibility with a PRO+ 0% Interest Credit Account
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of finishes available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading Grow Your Sales in the Hospitality Painting Market
“Hire character. Train skill.”
That directive was made popular by Peter Schutz, the former CEO of Porsche whose book, The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, was a bestseller.
Schutz applied this principle at several Fortune 500 firms along his career path, but would the same idea apply to hires that a painting contractor might make? This article will take a closer look at the question and cite some contractors and other personnel experts who can help shape your hiring practices. Continue reading What Should You Seek in a New Hire?
Is it time to grow your painting business? Is it time to trim costs and right-size? Or is it time to keep both hands on the wheel, and continue to forge ahead at the current size of your company? Continue reading It’s Time to Grow Your Business… or Is It?
The whys and hows of motivating your paint crews
As a painting contractor, you may believe that your team of employees is fairly compensated, appears generally content in their jobs, and is as motivated as they need to be. Continue reading Recognize. Reward. Repeat.
How to reduce their frequency — and deal with them when they occur
Callbacks are a drain on profitability and productivity, not to mention the potential damage unsatisfied customers can do to your reputation and brand in referrals and social media. Continue reading Containing Callbacks
It’s a fun, easy way to grow customer confidence in your services
Looking to make a bigger impact with your marketing efforts? Many contractors are turning to video, which they are using to connect with customers and prospects on websites and social media channels such as YouTube and Facebook. Continue reading Reach More Prospects with Video
In this article, we explore the importance of sheen and gloss, and how those qualities impact both the longevity and appearance of the paint finish. Continue reading Understanding Gloss and Sheen: A Guide for Paint Professionals
You should be — even if it’s decades away
Whether you’re a hungry young go-getter in the painting contractor world or a veteran who leaves most trips up the ladder to the younger set, retirement merits consideration as you conduct business. Continue reading Thinking About Retirement Yet?
As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to generate income. In this article, we’ll take a look at the potential opportunities in remodeling for painting contractors, along with the best coatings to use and some hard-won practical advice from a painting contractor who has been there. Continue reading Uncovering Opportunities: Is Now the Time to Add Remodeling to Your Painting Services?