Summer 2018

HANDy Pro Pail Bercom - Designed with the professional painter in mind, the “big brother” to the original HANDy Paint Pail – the HANDy Pro Pail – has all the features to make any painting project easier!
Graco - TexSprayTM FastFinishTM Pro Texture Spray System Graco - Graco – TexSpray™ FastFinish™ Pro Texture Spray System delivers the performance of a large system in a small, portable solution.
Precision-Fiber® Cloth (PFC®) Paint & Cleaning Rags Intex - Precision-Fiber® Cloth (PFC®) Paint & Cleaning Rags Professional painters know that a premium quality wiping cloth is imperative to completing a job quickly and is the one painter’s tool no painter can do without.
Likwid Concepts—Innovative products for the painting industry. Likwid Concepts - Likwid Concepts—Innovative products for the painting industry. “The Paint Brush & Roller Covers” are storage and protective devices that keep your brush or roller wet and ready for use between coats! “The Drip Clip” No more bent bristles!
The Purdy® XL® High Capacity Brush Purdy - Purdy® Professional Painting Tools – Purdy® was founded in 1925 on an uncompromising dedication to handcrafting premium paint brushes.
Strip Wallpaper Faster with ROMAN Removers Roman - Strip Wallpaper Faster with ROMAN Removers Powerful contractor strength formulas break down paste and make removal easier than ever. See why professional painters prefer ROMAN removers.
Simple Green products are specifically designed for performance and safety. Simple Green - Simple Green provides safer, high-performance and fast-acting surface prep and cleaning. Easily remove adhesives, oils, stains from mold and mildew and more with non-corrosive, non-abrasive and landscape safe products that cut prep time, eliminate the need for heavy scrubbing and reduce exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Sunnyside M-1 professional Strength Tough Job Remover Sunnyside - Sunnyside M-1 professional Strength Tough Job Remover is specially formulated to attack the toughest of greasy, sticky, and messy challenges.
Best Practices: The Pro Painter's Guide to Sanding Perfect Prep: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding - Most painting contractors agree that, while sanding is necessary for truly professional results, it’s a task they wish they could avoid or cut short. But time spent here preparing the surface for paint, stain or coatings can make all the difference for your business. 
PPC Summer 2018: The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018 The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018 - Need your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools. All are available at your local Sherwin-Williams store. You can find more equipment info on your PRO app or at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.
No. 1220 tram car restoration by the City of Richmond On Track Again: Canadian Painter Helps Restore Historic Rail Car - For 45 years, tram cars carried people back and forth from the city of Vancouver to neighboring communities in British Columbia. That all came to a halt in the 1950s, as buses replaced tram cars in British Columbia, much as it happened with their streetcar counterparts in the U.S.
Nick, Taylor and Jeff Rossi of Triad Coatings and Sandblasting Climbing the Ladder: The Rossi Brothers of Morristown, NJ - In our PPC Climbing the Ladder series, we celebrate the leaders of a new generation of professional painting contractors. Featured in the second installment of this new feature is Triad Coatings & Sandblasting, LLC, a painting contracting company based in Morristown, New Jersey.
PPC Summer 2018: 5 Ways to Build Better Estimates 5 Ways to Build Better Estimates - Building better estimates is the foundation for building repeat business, says Diane Walsh of ShurTech® Brands. In this article, she shares five best practices to make the most out of every job, before the prep and painting even begins.
Gina Koert: The Rewards of Being a Professional Painter Gina Koert: The Rewards of Being a Professional Painter - What’s the most rewarding part of being a professional painting contractor? For Gina Koert, president of Shamrock Painting, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, it’s playing a part in shaping the skyline in her home town.
Stripping, Smoothing & Finishing How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach - For the Summer 2018 issue of PPC magazine, we sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding. As a companion to that story, we’ve put together this how-to guide based on the different types of surfaces pro painters are likely … Continue reading How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach
Loxon Semi-Transparent Vertical Concrete Stain New Products: Get Protection Plus Color With New Loxon® Stain - Now you can offer both great color and long-lasting protection with new Loxon® Semi-Transparent Vertical Concrete Stain. This semi-transparent addition to the Loxon® stain family allows you to enhance the natural variation in concrete – adding beautiful color as well as all-weather protection to your concrete coating jobs.
Grow your sales with homeowner association Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations - Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Match New Portable Tool Eliminates the Color Matching Guesswork - Looking for a lightweight and portable tool for on-the-go color matching? The new ColorSnap® Match handheld color-matching tool is designed to facilitate quick and confident color-matching for you and your customers.
Sean Kennedy Contractor Q&A: Sean Kennedy on learning how to structure, delegate and let go - Sean Kennedy has been working as a professional painter since 1993. He is the owner of Kennedy Painting, a residential painting contracting firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel All Systems Go! New Trim Paint Is a Winner for New Jersey Contractors - Triad Coatings and Sandblasting of Morristown, New Jersey is always looking for new products that can increase their efficiency and help them do better work for their customers. They recently had a chance to work with Emerald® Urethane Trim Enamel for the first time.
Teresa McQueen Teresa McQueen: How Online Ordering is Making My Job Easier - Roadrunner Drywall Corp. was founded in 1977 by Mark and Bev Nuessle. Since then, the Phoenix-based firm has become one of the Southwest’s major drywall and paint companies, building a reputation for integrity and hard work throughout Arizona and Nevada.
Are You (Really) Listening Are You (Really) Listening? And, How to Get Better At It - As your company’s leader, you don’t need to know everything. But you need to know who on your team can get you the answers you need.
How Do I Check Stucco for Chalkiness? How Do I Check Stucco for Chalkiness? - Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson A reader asked: I’m painting a stucco exterior. What’s the best test for chalkiness and how do I tell if a barrier coat is needed?
Removing wallpaper to begin painting What is the Best Way to Paint Over Wallpaper? - Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson As a general rule, I try not to paint over wallpaper. Most often I recommend removing wallpaper, so you can start with a fresh wall. If this is not an option, then there are many issues to consider prior to painting over wallpaper:
Premium Wall & Wood Primer and Wood Filler What is the Best Filler Product to Use Over Nail Holes in Trim? - Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson There are many filler products on the market, but before you buy there are things you need to consider.
National Painting Week Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week - Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to … Continue reading Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week