Looking for the ultimate interior finish for your high-end customers? New Emerald® Designer Edition™ Interior Latex paint combines the luxury of a smooth, uniform finish with Sherwin-Williams best hide yet. It’s a high-performance upgrade choice for homeowners who want the finest color with a virtually flawless appearance and outstanding resistance to water streaking and spotting. Continue reading The Highest Level of Interior Paint: Emerald® Designer Edition™
Founded in January 2016, Amaran Group LLC specializes in painting, paving and freshening up condo apartment buildings in Miami communities such as Hialeah, Doral, Fontainebleau, Kendall and North Miami Beach. We sat down with owner Aideline Amarán to learn some of the secrets of her success in the multi-family painting segment. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Aideline Amarán on Finding Her Niche in the Miami Market
When Nate Brown of Two Rivers Restoration met Nick and Anna Ferruso and began talking about restoring the exterior of their 1920 Craftsman two-story home in Knoxville, Tennessee’s historic north side, he knew that Emerald® Rain Refresh™ Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology™ would be just the right product for the job. Continue reading Total Refresh: Self-Cleaning Paint Technology Key to Historic Knoxville Home Restoration
Sherwin-Williams has announced its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (245-C7). A warm, sophisticated bronze, the color inspires all of us to find sanctuary in any space. Urbane Bronze is a rich anchor that grounds the mind in calm and stability with its ties to the natural world. Continue reading Simple and Serene: Find Sanctuary with Sherwin-Williams 2021 Color of the Year
Looking for resources to help your customers in the color selection process? Sherwin-Williams has introduced new 2021 Colormix® Forecast color collections that will enhance public and personal spaces through the pulse of color. Continue reading Create Balance in Built Environments with 2021 Colormix® Forecast Color Collections
For 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: Jonathan Zawacki, Hands On Painters, Baltimore, Maryland: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Jonathan Zawacki: Do Only What You Do Well
In this fifth and final installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the post-project follow-up that lays a path toward repeat business and referrals. Continue reading Art of the Sale: The Importance of the Follow-up
2020 is winding to a close, and it’s safe to say few, if any, saw this tumultuous year playing out as it has. Your business likely had to roll with the many punches thrown by the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading Bring It On, 2021
What are the latest trends in paint color? Think rhythm, say the color experts at Sherwin-Williams. Continue reading The 2021 Colormix® Forecast: Rhythm of Color
Refinishing cabinetry is the quickest way to refresh a kitchen. Being skilled, knowledgeable and experienced in cabinet refinishing can be a huge competitive advantage. Here are eight steps to transforming dated or worn-out cabinets to make any space look completely new. Continue reading Cabinet Refinishing: An 8-Step Guide for Pro Painters
Many homeowners today are looking to update their kitchen cabinets with paint. Before you start a refinishing project, consider the results you’re looking for, the state of the cabinets you’re painting, and the amount of wear and tear they will have to withstand. Then choose the paint that will work best for your project.
Continue reading The Best Cabinet Coatings: 3 Proven Products That Provide Long-Lasting Beauty
Though in business for just eight years, Brown Bear Painting has quickly established itself in its hometown of Morris, a city of about 15,000 located about 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy County. Continue reading Estate Plan: Brown Bear Painting’s ‘Pandemic Project’
Jason Phillips is the owner of Phillips Home Improvements. Based in Plano, Texas, the company has been refreshing and rehabilitating homes for more than 20 years to build a quality reputation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. They hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and were awarded the 2019 Torch Award for Ethics. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Jason to learn more about how he grew his business into the success story it is today. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Jason Phillips on Building a Team and the Benefits of Adding Roofing and Gutter Services
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. Our topic this time: the importance of surface prep and priming. Continue reading Why is Proper Prep and Priming So Important?