By Rick Watson
A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008) provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief, says Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing. “Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring hue of white.” Continue reading Color of the Year: The Perfect Multi-Purpose Neutral
Painting contractors are invited to lend their professional expertise in celebration of Sherwin-Williams’ 5th annual National Painting Week, set for May 22-30, 2016. Continue reading National Painting Week: Join Paint Pros Helping Out
Helping your customers choose color just got easier, thanks to the latest innovation from Sherwin-Williams. ColorSnap® is the most comprehensive, integrated color selection system the company has ever offered. Here are five ways the new system will help you and your customers make more confident and efficient paint color selections.
By Rick Watson
What is the best way to prepare varnished kitchen cabinets to be painted over with latex finish paint? Is sanding and undercoating with shellac sufficient?
The Sherwin-Williams Vendor Product of the Year Award recognizes a single, new product or product line exclusive to Sherwin-Williams that provides breakthrough technology, immediate sales and strong field organizational support. Continue reading Handheld Sprayer is Named Vendor Product of the Year
Answers to contractor questions by Rick Watson
Why do paints bubble sometimes? Is there a test that can be done? Any other tell-tale signs to look for before painting? –Nate, Essa Painting
Nate, there are a number of reasons for paint to bubble: Continue reading What Makes Paint Bubble, and How to Prevent It
What Hurricane Katrina took away, contractors are busy giving back to their Gulf Coast communities.
Ten years after the devastation caused by one of the costliest and deadliest storms in the nation’s history, the rebuilding work still continues across the Gulf Coast of the southern United States. One of the success stories is the new Faubourg Lafitte multi-family community in New Orleans. Continue reading Rebirth: Faubourg Lafitte is Colorful Addition to New Orleans Housing
One of the most historic buildings in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland is set for another century of service, thanks to the craftsmanship of a local painting contractor using the proper prep, the right primer and best-in-class exterior paint. Continue reading Reversing the Aging Process in Historic Queen Anne’s County
From coatings and wallcoverings to brushes, rollers, ladders, spray equipment, clothing and more, Sherwin-Williams is a one-stop source for everything you need on your next project. Here’s a look at the latest advances in application equipment and other tools to help make your jobs easier and crews more productive in 2015. Continue reading Top 10 New Tools for Painters
Volunteering your time in the community is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business too.
That’s what the owners of professional paint contracting companies large and small are learning. Continue reading Paint It Forward: The Value of Community Service Marketing
Whether painting historic Victorians on the east coast or earth-toned stucco homes in the sunny southwest, Doug Noble has been making homeowners happy for more than three decades.
Noble started his painting career at a young age working for his father’s company in southern New Jersey. Continue reading Premium Products for Prescott’s Best Homes
Do painting contractors really need to be on social media?
Facebook. YouTube. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat. Houzz. LinkedIn. As a business owner in the second decade of the 21st century, you’re bombarded with the message: It’s time to get your business on social media, or get left behind. But where do you start? And which platforms are really worth your time and money? Continue reading Navigating the Digital Maze: Social Media Tips for Pro Painters
By Art Snarzyk