My 5 Biggest Mistakes, and the Lessons I Learned from Them to Improve My Business - In this article, PPC contributing writer Terry Begue talks about the biggest mistakes he made when he started his Ohio-based residential painting company, and what he did to correct them and turn his business around.
Are You Ready for Exterior Season? - 11 products that can maximize your productivity on the job site Depending on where you live, exterior season is either just around the corner or already here. While that’s great news for your business, exterior painting comes with its own distinct needs and challenges. Thankfully, we’ve done the prep work for you. Check out our … Continue reading Are You Ready for Exterior Season?
Jobsite Journal: Keeping Crews Safe and Productive on the Hollywood Sign Repaint - Painting the towering letters of the world-famous Hollywood Sign is no easy task. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the measures a California painting company took to deliver a beautiful, long-lasting finish while ensuring that the job site was as safe as possible for its workers.
Painting It Forward: Paint Pros from Across the Nation Team Up to Give Back in Albuquerque - The Painting Contractors Association’s PCA Expo started a day early this year for one group of painters, who united to give back to a local community in need. On February 21 – the day before the 2023 PCA Expo kicked off in Albuquerque, New Mexico – more than 100 volunteers from across the United States … Continue reading Painting It Forward: Paint Pros from Across the Nation Team Up to Give Back in Albuquerque
Versatile and Inviting, Redend Point is the 2023 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year - Described as “a soulful blush-beige,” Redend Point SW 9081 (195-C4) is the Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color of the Year.
Uncovering Opportunities: The Value of Adding Carpentry to Your Menu of Services - Uncovering Opportunities is an ongoing series of PPC magazine articles dedicated to finding smart ways to help professional painting contractors build and expand their businesses. For this story, we spoke with Paige NeJame, who has been the owner of CertaPro Painters of the South Shore since 2004, about the reasons pros should consider adding carpentry … Continue reading Uncovering Opportunities: The Value of Adding Carpentry to Your Menu of Services
Contractor Q&A: Wilber Vargas on Building a Large Residential Painting Firm and the Value of Using Quality Products - 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. This issue: Wilber Vargas, owner of Wilber’s Painting in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Project Management Tips from the PCA: The 4 Building Blocks of a Scalable PM Infrastructure - This article by Benji Carlson is the fifth in a series from PPC and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.
New Products: Keep Wood Finishes Looking Fresh All Season Long with WoodScapes® Rain Refresh™ Solid Color Stain - For years, professional painting contractors have relied on the top-quality performance of WoodScapes® Exterior Stains to give their customers’ properties a rich, beautiful appearance that stands the test of time. Now, with the introduction of WoodScapes® Rain Refresh™ Solid Color Stain, you have yet another option in the WoodScapes product line to offer your customers. … Continue reading New Products: Keep Wood Finishes Looking Fresh All Season Long with WoodScapes® Rain Refresh™ Solid Color Stain
New Products: Put Ceilings in a New Light with Premium Ceiling Paint - Ceilings may not be at the top of your customer’s mind when they hire you to paint their home or commercial property. But as a professional painting contractor, you know that they’re an important component of any paint job. Pros also know that due to the different needs of painting these “fifth walls,” they’ll get … Continue reading New Products: Put Ceilings in a New Light with Premium Ceiling Paint
New Products: Choose Gallery Series™ Waterborne Topcoat for a Fast, Factory-like Finish on Cabinets and Trim - New product coming to Sherwin-Williams stores in June: Gallery Series™ Waterborne Topcoat is a new hard-wearing, professional-grade coating that will help you achieve a flawless-looking, factory-like finish on cabinets, trim and millwork.
Spring 2023 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help Increase Your Productivity and Efficiency - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Spring 2023 issue picks:
Ultimate™ QuickShot™: The Fastest Way to Complete All Small Jobs - New for 2023: Graco has introduced the next generation small application airless sprayer with breakthrough technology, designed to deliver higher quality results faster.
PRO+ductive Solutions for Your Company - These days, painting company owners need all the help they can get to improve their business efficiency and jobsite performance. To help meet this goal, Sherwin-Williams has launched PRO+ductive Solutions as part of its PRO+ program. These PRO+ductive Solutions are designed to help contractors save time, complete jobs quickly, and save money to generate more … Continue reading PRO+ductive Solutions for Your Company
Anatomy of a Sprayer - What sets a quality airless sprayer apart from the field? A paint sprayer is a professional painter’s best friend on the job site, allowing them to do high-quality work quickly. And when a sprayer breaks down, that same painter can find their productivity severely diminished. No one wants to deal with equipment issues in the … Continue reading Anatomy of a Sprayer
Easily Navigate the Color Conversation with Homeowners - Use FREE Virtual Color Consultations to differentiate your business from the competition Did you know choosing color is homeowners’ biggest pain point when it comes to painting their home? And when a potential customer can’t decide on color, it can quickly become your biggest paint point too. Indecisive homeowners can drag their feet when it … Continue reading Easily Navigate the Color Conversation with Homeowners
Save Time on Sanding - How to get a better finish faster It was a disaster. The contractor and his crew had been contracted to paint a $4 million house for a new homeowner. But while power sanding to eliminate overspray from a knockdown ceiling, the painting crew hit a snag. The temporary heat wasn’t fully keeping the March moisture … Continue reading Save Time on Sanding