Fall 2021

Buffalo - Buffalo Industries XL Waterproof Shoe and Boot Covers fit large work boots, and protect both flooring and footwear.
Festool Planex 2 - Festool’s new Planex 2 Drywall Sander advances the company’s previous best-in-class generations of drywall sanders with innovative features that enhance efficiency and results on the jobsite. When paired with Festool’s dust extractor, the new Planex creates a nearly dust-free sanding system solution.
FrogTape - It started with one product. An unexpected color. And unbeatable results. The original FrogTape® Multi-Surface painter’s tape was the innovation that changed painting, delivering super sharp paint lines and professional results with patented PaintBlock® Technology.
Krylon® Fusion All-In-One® Paint And Primer - Krylon Fusion All-In-One Paint and Primer – This is the premium, general-purpose aerosol, tough enough to take on difficult surfaces, indoors and out, with maximum rust protection. If you haven’t tried it, now’s the time!
Mi-T-M - The Mi-T-M Job Pro Aluminum 4000 is the pressure washer you want to blast away mildew and old peeling paint on every job. Designed to use for up to 30 hours per week, this washer is equipped for contractor cleaning.
Purdy - Purdy® Painter’s Pail — This is the pail that does more so you can, too. Designed especially for Pros, it has features you’ll appreciate, starting with multiple grip options to help reduce hand fatigue. When you’re busy rolling, its hands-free ladder hook bail keeps paint handy but secure, and a ramp-and-rest feature lets you work … Continue reading Purdy
SAS Safety - SAS Safety® Diamondbacks™ safety eyewear is sporty, edgy and provides premium comfort for all-day wear. Designed with high-impact polycarbonate lenses that provide 99.9% UV protection, anti-fog capability and anti-scratch coating. Rubber non-slip temples and nose piece keep your eyewear in place while working. Choose from a clear lens or gray lens- great when working outdoors. Safety … Continue reading SAS Safety
Sunnyside - M-1 Professional Strength Tough Job Remover is specially formulated to attack the toughest of greasy, sticky, and messy challenges.
Trimaco - Trimaco offers three specialty, slip resistant drop cloths at Sherwin-Williams. These drops provide safe and dependable surface protection for various jobs. All feature a grippy backing – reducing the risk of slipping on hard surfaces and stairs. Upgrade your standard canvas and plastic… GET WITH THE GRIP!
Play It Safe: How to Lower Your Risk for Jobsite Falls - Falls from ladders, scaffolding and roofs can be extremely costly to painting businesses and their employees. Here’s how to avoid them.
In the MODE: The 2022 Colormix® Color Forecast - As a professional painting contractor, you know how important color is to your customers. But it can also be tricky.
Making the Grade: Historic Hotel Reborn as the Graduate New Haven - The iconic past of a 127-year-old hotel has been rekindled, thanks to the expertise and hard work of a Connecticut painting contractor.
Black Spots on Walls or Ceilings? Here’s What You Need to Do - Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick relates his own experience to answer a question about black spots on walls and ceiling.
Fall 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Fall 2021 issue picks:
Best Practices: Professional Masking Tips from a 3M Engineer - 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?
How Do You Get New Customers? Industry Studies Offer Insights - Two recent studies by Sherwin-Williams offer insights on referrals, lead generation and contractor hiring trends.
Contractor Q&A: Sean Nash on the Lessons of a Four-Generation Paint Family - For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. This issue: W.W. Nash & Sons, Inc., a commercial painting contracting company based in Richmond, Virginia.
The Proper Use and Care of Reusable Respirators - 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.
Jobsite Safety: New Advances in Respirators - Respiratory protection was challenging to come by in the past year, but that doesn’t make health and safety on the jobsite any less important. Suppliers are refocused on jobsite protection, which means more ways for you and your crew to stay safe. Sherwin-Williams carries a full range of disposable and reusable respirators to help ensure … Continue reading Jobsite Safety: New Advances in Respirators
Free Resources for Professional Painters: Ladder Safety and Fall Prevention - Painters are exposed to several occupational risk factors for falling. What can you do to minimize the risk? In this article, we list a number of free industry resources that are available to help inform you, train your team and keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s focus while on the job.
Breaking into the Healthcare Segment - 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.
Pro to Pro with Kevin Nolan: Everyday Excellence - For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Kevin Nolan, … Continue reading Pro to Pro with Kevin Nolan: Everyday Excellence
Think Programs, Not Projects - 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.