Working in a hot climate? Now you can beat the heat as well as the cold with new FlexTemp™ Exterior Latex with Extreme Temp Technology™ that allows you to paint in temperature extremes from 35°F to 120°F without changing application techniques or adding extenders. Continue reading Extend Your Painting Season with FlexTemp™ Exterior Acrylic Latex
As a professional painting contractor, you’re looking for any way you can find to make your day easier and give you a leg up on the competition. Continue reading How One Paint Pro Uses His Sherwin-Williams® PRO Account to Save Time, Improve Efficiency
Frequent and thorough disinfection has become a must in public spaces. This no longer applies to just high-touch areas, but often includes almost every exposed surface. Managing sanitization protocols on such a large scale can be a strain on time and resources. Plus, this spotlight on sanitizing won’t necessarily disappear once the COVID-19 crisis is over. How do you both meet the needs of today and invest in the opportunities of tomorrow? Continue reading Equipment to Optimize Your Sanitizing Capabilities
Differing realities remain depending on your particular geography, but if you’re like many North American painting contractors, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel appears to be brighter, at least in terms of how it has affected your business. Continue reading Cash Is King: Ideas to Help Generate and Manage Your Cash Flow
What kind of marketing should pro painters be doing now? PPC sat down with Al Pirozzoli, a marketing consultant who has helped numerous painting companies and other trades grow their business through good times and bad. Here is Al’s advice, along with some ideas designed to get you more business now.
Continue reading Smart, Practical Marketing Ideas to Generate More Business Right Now
Successfully providing on-site service during the COVID-19 crisis requires both increased communications and special precautions. Continue reading Building Customer Confidence for Interior Work
“You are not alone.”
That is the message members say they’re getting from the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue reading ‘You Are Not Alone’: PCA Offers Education and Support for Paint Pros During COVID-19
Exterior painting season is here. Now is a great time to promote services that can be completed outside the home for a fresh look and increased curb appeal. Continue reading Keep Your Business Moving With a Focus on Exteriors
Stress levels may be high these days in the paint contracting world, and if you’re among those struggling to deal with the pressure, you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by the University of Chicago for the Data Foundation found that roughly two-thirds of Americans say they felt nervous, depressed, lonely or hopeless on at least one of their last seven days.
Continue reading Need to Decompress? These Stress Relievers
Dave Barry started painting at age 14 in Boston. He moved to the mountains of Colorado in 1996 and started his own company, Barry Painting Inc. Over the years he has painted everything from small homes to some of the most exclusive residential properties in the Boulder, Colorado area, as well as commercial and multifamily properties. He recently started a new business called Rocky Mountain Finishing LLC, with a spray booth that helps him expand into finishing cabinets, metal, furniture, trim packs, doors and more. PPC editor Mike Starling caught up with Dave to ask him about the challenges he’s facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading What We’re Doing to Stay Safe and Productive During COVID-19, with Colorado Painter Dave Barry
The time is right for exterior painting, especially with interior painting demand down due to COVID-19. If you’re not an exterior specialist, this article will give you the building blocks to elevate your outdoor painting game, from proper surface prep and when to prime to topcoat sheen, applicator options and cleanup.
Continue reading Are You an Exterior Expert? Here’s How to Raise Your Game
At 14,680 square feet, this home in Austin, Texas was definitely not your typical residential painting project. Plus, with a multitude of wood paneling, custom trim work, and other custom painting details, it would take the right company to do the job right.
Continue reading Bigger’n Texas: BLS Painting Tackles an Austin Mansion
The loan application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was created to help small businesses survive the economic downturn due to COVID-19 has been extended until August 8, 2020. The extension was signed into law over the July 4th weekend. Continue reading PPP Loan Window Extended to August 8
The COVID-19 crisis has hit painting contractors in a variety of ways, and many of you likely have more time on your hands than you did before.
So what to do? Here are some ideas to help maximize your future productivity and ensure you hit the ground running when you’re able to work at full throttle again.
Continue reading 7 Things to Do Right Now to Fuel Future Growth
Article by Ryan Shantz
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Feedback from professional painting contractors like you fuels coatings innovation. New advances like self-cleaning and temperature-adaptive paint technologies continue to raise the performance bar and make it easier than ever for you to help solve your customers’ coatings challenges. Here’s a look at the new coatings you’ll find this year at your Sherwin-Williams store. Continue reading New Coatings Advances for Pro Painters for 2020
If you’re like most professional painting contractors, you have your go-to products, those you rely on job after job after job. So it’s good to know that paint suppliers are continually looking for new ways to improve these coatings. This article is a roundup of contractor favorites that have recently been reformulated with “Next Generation” upgrades. Continue reading The Next Generation: These Contractor Favorites Are Now Better Than Ever
Precision Painting & Decorating (PPD) is a full-service commercial and residential painting company based in Bellwood, Illinois. Over the past 17 years, they have tackled some of the most challenging coating jobs in the Chicagoland area. One good example is their work at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, Illinois.
Continue reading Out of the Fire: Illinois Resort Back in Business with Help from Precision Painting
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
Continue reading Secrets of Painting Textured Ceilings
Poor hires can have a negative impact on your company’s reputation, and high turnover rates can be a time-consuming financial drain. What’s the solution?
Continue reading 5 Keys to Making Great Hires for Your Painting Company