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, Nolan Painting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 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. Continue reading Think Programs, Not Projects

PCA Overdrive: ‘The Netflix of the Painting Industry’

Painting Contractors Association (PCA) has operated under a few different names over the years. One thing that hasn’t changed is the trade association’s mission to serve the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. Continue reading PCA Overdrive: ‘The Netflix of the Painting Industry’

Working in the Education Market Segment

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

6 Tips Your Spray Source Technician Wants You to Know

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

Perfect Color

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

Carolina Dreamin’: The Restoration of a Southern Treasure

For this article, PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Anderson Painting to learn more about their work on the Hill House, a century-old home and well-known, well-preserved landmark in Durham, North Carolina. Continue reading Carolina Dreamin’: The Restoration of a Southern Treasure

Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2021

In this article, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes a powerful new cordless sprayer, a lightweight new 3-in-1 ladder, a strong new high visibility orange masking tape, new premium 14-inch roller cover frames and a durable, slip-resistant drop cloth product. Continue reading Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2021

Leveling Up: How Sharp, Clean Lines Can Boost Your Bottom Line

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

Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’

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: Phil Schoen, Schoen’s Painting & Decorating, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’

Summer 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 Summer 2021 issue picks: Continue reading Summer 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster

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