Spring 2018

New 2018 products and line extensions of Sherwin-Williams coatings 2018 New Products: Innovative Technological Advances Are Here to Make Your Job Easier - 2018 brings innovative advances in coatings technology to help make your job easier: a new self-cleaning, dirt-shedding acrylic for concrete, an extremely powerful stain blocking primer, and a quick-dry vapor barrier protection coating, for starters.
3 cans of Sherwin-Williams masonry paint showing new color coded labels How Do I Pick the Right Coatings for Concrete and Masonry Jobs? - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
3 images show how to patch, sand and touch-up paint a damaged wall Perfect Prep: 9 Steps to Hole Repair - Nicks, cracks and nail holes need to be repaired before your crews start painting. Here’s a quick checklist from the surface prep experts at 3M:
Dan Petrulak, owner of DP Ready 2 Paint Contractor Q&A: Dan Petrulak on Staying Small to Keep Customers Happy - Dan Petrulak is the owner of DP Ready 2 Paint, a painting contractor based in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and serving the Mid Mon Valley and surrounding areas of southwest Pennsylvania.
two new Purdy XL High Capacity brushes Want to Increase Productivity? Try This New Brush - Product developers at Purdy understand pro painters and their need for productivity. The new Purdy® XL High Capacity, available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams, is engineered with a distinctive stadium-shaped ferrule that holds more filaments, picking up more paint and getting the job done faster.
Roy Parker, founder of Paint It Right, with the Sherwin-Williams Buy Online logo Roy Parker: Why I Like Buying My Paint Online - Paint It Right was founded by Roy Parker in 1981, and has become one of the most sought after painting contractors in the Richmond, Virginia area. Parker has also become a strong advocate of the new Sherwin-Williams Buy Online service. He sat down with PPC to tell us why.
Color of the Year Oceanside (SW6496) enlivens the interior walls of a study Color of the Year: How to Make it Work in Commercial and Residential Projects - Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7), the 2018 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is a tremendously flexible color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups.
a kitchen remodel featuring bold blue painted cabinetry Bold & Blue: Paint Provides the Wow Factor in Minneapolis Condo Remodel - A kitchen remodel, combined with bold paint color and a new best-in-class trim paint, has totally transformed the look of a downtown Minneapolis condo.
former US Army Black Hawk pilot Elizabeth McCormack Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership - Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities.
the 3M Hand-Masker Masking Plastic line of products Vendor Product of the Year: Hand-Masker Masking Plastic - The 3M™ Hand-Masker Masking Plastic line has received the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Vendor Product of the Year award.
a new Graco Ultimate MX 1095 paint sprayer 4 Secrets to Better Sprayer Maintenance - Sprayers increase efficiency and productivity, but proper care and maintenance is crucial for the professional painting contractor. Introduce these four practices into your maintenance routine to help keep your spray equipment in optimal working condition.
Rodrigo Vasconcellos of Palette Pro Painting and Renovation Contractor Q&A: Rodrigo Vasconcellos on Growth, Communication and Community Service - In 2009, Rodrigo Vasconcellos founded Palette Pro Painting and Renovation in White Plains, New York, about 30 minutes from New York City. The company specializes in residential repaint and remodeling. PPC sat down with Rodrigo at the PDCA Expo, an annual industry education and networking event to learn about the secrets of his company’s success.
National Painting Week logo Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018 - Want to build your brand and give something back to your community? National Painting Week is a perfect opportunity to do both. This year’s nationwide event, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is scheduled for May 25-June 4.
illustration of an estimate checklist on a clipboard How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate - Do you feel like the only way to make more money in your painting business is to find more clients, but you hate the thought of spending your extra cash on marketing? This simple upselling strategy can add thousands of dollars (or more) to your personal income each year – without investing tons of money … Continue reading How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate
A painter works on the Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59 on Puget Sound Pier Pressure: Seattle Aquarium Repaint Presents Multiple Challenges - The Seattle Aquarium sits on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront, and that location is at the root of many of the challenges of a repaint of the facility that began in 2017.