Q: I’m training new painters on how to professionally mask a job. What tips can you give me for helping them use a hand masker effectively?
Continue reading Best Practices: Professional Masking Tips from a 3M Engineer
Health and safety on the job site is more important than ever. That includes controlling workplace hazards and using personal protective equipment when needed. In this article, we’ll outline the best practices for the proper use and care of reusable respirators. Continue reading The Proper Use and Care of Reusable Respirators
It starts with building the right mindset
The healthcare segment may feel exclusive to the contractor who wants to build an avenue to success in that market, but the strategy isn’t necessarily complicated, according to a Sherwin-Williams market segment specialist. Continue reading Breaking into the Healthcare Segment
More than three decades ago, The Kaloutas Company of Peabody, Mass., was busy building a distinguished name for itself with a record of successful and efficient painting projects for commercial and industrial customers throughout New England. Continue reading Think Programs, Not Projects
Buy-now, pay-later plans could lead to new business
“I run a painting business, not a bank.”
If you’ve ever considered offering your customers buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) options, you might have had such a thought. After all, there are inherent risks in the financing business, especially when finance is not among your core competencies. Failures can be costly. Continue reading Should You Offer Customers Financing?
Prepare now for the short—but busy— school painting window
The Education market segment can provide nearly non-stop earning opportunities for you and your crews, but only if you’re taking this window of time to understand the nuances and requirements of the market. Continue reading Working in the Education Market Segment
Sherwin-Williams has everything in equipment covered, from new equipment to parts, accessories, maintenance, repairs and rental programs. Our over 100 Spray Source™ spray equipment service centers across the United States and Puerto Rico offer quick turnaround, on-site demonstrations, training, and more. Factory-trained technicians provide quality service for leading paint spray manufacturers, such as Graco, Titan, Mi-T-M, Champion, and Finishing Brands — Binks/DeVilbiss. Continue reading 6 Tips Your Spray Source Technician Wants You to Know
Here’s how we ensure you’ll receive reliable, consistent color solutions
As a professional painting contractor, you know how much color matters. Seamless touchups and consistent color brilliance that meet and exceed customer expectations can elevate your business to higher levels of success and profitability. Continue reading Perfect Color
In this article, we learn how the simple act of switching tools has helped one midwestern painting company build on its success. Continue reading Leveling Up: How Sharp, Clean Lines Can Boost Your Bottom Line
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