“The West Wing” was a popular television series that ran through 2006. One episode tells the story of a guy who walks down the street and falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts for help. Continue reading Lessons from the Past: How Contractors Handled the 2008 Downturn
What steps are you taking to protect your business during the COVID-19 emergency? In this article, pro painter and PPC contributing writer Terry Begue offers a framework to help you stay engaged and take care of your customers through this restricted time, so that you can emerge on the other side of this crisis with a business that’s ready to take care of you.
Continue reading A Four-Point Plan to Wow Your Customers and Pull Your Company through the COVID Crisis
The COVID-19 emergency is presenting numerous challenges for painting contracting companies. In this article, we explore three ways you can mitigate your risk and build for the future during these challenging economic times.
Continue reading 3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Company Strong through a Down Economy
To ensure a quality, long-lasting paint job, you need to choose the right topcoat. For best performance, proper preparation is critical. Here are our recommendations for the best exterior coatings to use based on your project and environmental conditions.
Continue reading The Best Coatings for Your Exterior Painting Projects
As a contractor, an effective sales approach is as important in your arsenal of tools as a paint brush. Too often, however, contractors think of it as a pitch, and not much more. The fact of the matter is that identifying and employing the best sales approach can result in higher profitability and improved customer satisfaction. Continue reading Solution Selling vs. Insight Selling: What’s Right for Your Painting Business?
Too often, business owners focus on their top line as the most important measure of their success. However, maintaining a healthy bottom line is essential to your prosperity. Here are five easy ways painting contractors can save money, cut costs and improve profitability. Continue reading 5 Easy Ways for Contractors to Improve their Bottom Line
Of all the rooms in a typical residential repaint, bathrooms are among the most challenging for professional painting contractors. Continue reading Painting Bathrooms Can Be a Challenge. Here are Some Secrets to Doing it Right… and Turning it Fast
Noah Kanter worked on a paint crew over summers and breaks to help pay for college. Now it has turned into his chosen career.
The owner of Nth Degree Painting in Burlington, Vermont hired his first employees this summer, and is launching a new podcast in December 2019. PPC sat down with Noah this summer to talk about his work, the current state of the industry, and what fuels his success.
Continue reading The New Generation of Paint Pros: Meet Noah Kanter of Nth Degree Painting in Vermont
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson.
Continue reading How to Paint and Prime Kitchen Cabinets
Sherwin-Williams has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244 (253-C6), a rich navy hue taking cues from the Roaring 1920s. Continue reading The 2020 Color of the Year: A Rich Navy Hue with a Hint of Opulence
In today’s business environment, whether you serve homeowners or commercial accounts, it takes more than a good reputation to gain profitable painting projects. Among the pages on your website, three hold golden opportunities for you to connect with prospective customers, says sales and marketing specialist Al Pirozzoli: your about us page, bio page and contact us page. Continue reading Marketing Strategies: 3 Quick Fixes to Make Your Website Stand Out
Increasing productivity drives higher profits, and equipment plays a key role. Is it time to purchase or upgrade your spray equipment? In this article, Graco’s Dan Johnson offers expert advice and shares the latest advances in spray technology. Continue reading Sprayer Strategies: When to Buy, When to Upgrade
Available now, the next generation SuperPaint® Interior Acrylic Latex from Sherwin- Williams delivers excellent hide to help make color changes quickly and easily.
Continue reading SuperPaint®: The Next Generation of Interior Coatings
The next generation Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish from Sherwin-Williams delivers an even more appealing knockdown, splatter or orange peel texture finish to hide imperfections, helping to create inviting spaces and save professionals time. Continue reading Upgrade Alert: Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish Hides Imperfections for Lasting Results
You take pride in providing quality painting for your clients. See what it takes to protect a customer-focused business like yours in this article by Steven Scott.
Continue reading Painting & Business Insurance: It’s All About Quality Coverage
When you’ve been hired to restore a 160-year-old building, you want the best products and surface prep to ensure a long- lasting paint job.
This was the challenge Parcher’s Painting and Home Improvement faced when it won the bid to repaint the historic Hixon House in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Continue reading For the Duration: Restoring the Historic 1858 Hixon House
This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his decision to hire his first employees and the challenges and benefits it has brought to him and his company.
Continue reading Noah Kanter on the Challenges and Benefits of Hiring His First Employees
This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about why he chose a career in painting, why it’s important for contractors to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and why college and the skilled trades do not need to be mutually exclusive.
Continue reading Noah Kanter on Why He Chose a Career in Painting and Why College and the Trades Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his go-to coatings and the role his paint supplier plays in his success.
Continue reading Noah Kanter on His Go-To Coatings and How Your Paint Supplier Can Help You Succeed
Registration is open for the 2020 PCA Expo. The event will be held Feb. 19 through 21, with the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa serving as the host hotel.
Continue reading Industry Events: Phoenix to Host 2020 PCA Expo