Get more work from customers who value quality
So you’re not the lowest-priced painting contractor around.
That’s fine. Certainly, a lowest-price strategy might earn you additional work, but the margins will be thin, your profitability will suffer, and the type of customer you land will typically be less likely to offer a referral or future repeat business. So while a low-price strategy sometimes make sense, it shouldn’t be your norm. Continue reading Selling Your Value Proposition
Popular Paint Pro Training Videos help PROs — and their teams — achieve more
A Sherwin-Williams initiative designed to help grow the skill sets of new painters and address an overall painting industry labor shortage continues to be a major success, according to company officials and the contractors who benefit from it. Continue reading Making a Difference
Your appearance, attitude and timeliness all contribute to your customer’s satisfaction
A new paint finish may be what a customer has hired you for, but the experience of having you deliver that paint job is just as likely to leave a lasting impression. Continue reading Building the Customer Experience
How your company can achieve more if you do less
A recent Gallup survey of company leaders demonstrates that those who effectively delegate authority see their companies grow faster and generate more revenue. Continue reading Delegate Effectively
A spring 2021 survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams asked more than 1,000 members of a DIY advisory panel a question of particular relevance to painting contractors: Why, exactly, do homeowners decide to hire out painting services? Continue reading Why do Homeowners Hire Painters?
How to make old business your best source of new business
A recent survey of painting contractors conducted by Sherwin-Williams reports that your best generator of new business remains the satisfied homeowner-customer whose house you just finished. Continue reading Earning the Referral
Running a profitable painting business takes a significant investment in time, effort and patience. As a business owner, it’s important to make strategic decisions to maximize profit and keep the business growing. This is especially true with equipment that is relied on every day. Continue reading Increase Productivity and Profits with New Sprayer Technology
Condition analysis is key to ensuring a successful coatings project.
Continue reading Coating Concrete
But Some Year-End Strategies Can Pay Dividends Now
Accountants, tax advisors, and financial planners agree: Be mindful of your tax strategy year-round as opposed to once or twice a year, and you’ll ease the pressures of taxes and minimize your tax burden. Continue reading For Painting Contractors, It’s Always ‘Tax Time’
Green Builder Media project seeks to gather the latest in smart home technologies
An innovative home retrofit project that seeks to showcase the latest in advanced smart home technologies will feature paints chosen from the Sherwin-Williams Living Well™ collection. Continue reading ReVISION House Specs Sherwin-Williams Living Well™ Collection
Contractors can leverage Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast and Color of the Year selections
As a painting contractor, you often are a bystander when it comes to color selection, which is typically the work of an interior designer or a decision that’s already been made by the homeowner. Continue reading Help Your Customers Find Color Inspiration
Building a positive work culture can pay dividends
As a painting contractor, you’re likely looking for ways to get more out of your team, in addition to ensuring that they’re generally content and not looking to bolt as soon as a job becomes available with a competitor. Continue reading The Power of Positivity
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