Summer 2021

3M - #1 Sanding Performance 3M™ Pro Grade Precision Faster Sanding Sheets provide superior cut durability — from start to finish. This premium sandpaper resists clogging and prevents slipping with its NO-SLIP GRIP™ Backing, so you can sand longer with less hand fatigue. Sand Easier, Sand Faster, Sand Longer. For when endurance matters.
Gardner-Gibson - Count on Dynamite® 234 for hanging delicate and difficult wallcoverings too, such as silks, suedes, velours, linens, burlap, grasscloth and strings. With superior wet tack and slip, Dynamite® 234 facilitates proper positioning of wallcoverings. Long open time provides for easier installation when booking or double cutting
Graco - Complete Fine Finish Jobs Faster – The NEW Graco Airless Finishing Kit is designed to help complete fine finishing jobs faster and easier using your existing Graco airless sprayer.
H&C® ClariShield® Natural Look Clear Concrete Sealers - You now have an answer when customers ask you for that on-trend, natural, low-sheen look for their concrete surfaces. New H&C ClariShield Natural Look offers a low-sheen finish that maintains the original surface beauty, plus, protects and extends the life of concrete. It’s available in water-based and solvent-based* formulas.
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. Intex’s PFC® Paint & Cleaning Rags offer game-changing performance and affordability.
Provision Tools - The PiViT LadderTool, is a lightweight, easy-to-use ladder leveler that sets up in seconds and has no moving parts. Use it as a ladder platform for stairs, sloped earth, asphalt shingle roofs up to 7/12 pitch – just about any uneven surface, to improve ladder safety and stability.
Simple Green - Simple Green Industrial Cleaner & Degreaser, our U.S. EPA Safer Choice recognized solution, provides versatile, effective and fast-acting surface prep and clean-up. Easily remove light adhesives, oils, environmental buildup, wet paint and more with our water-based, non-abrasive and solvent-free formula. Reduce your prep time, clean-up time, and exposure to harmful chemicals.
SuperDeck® Solid Color Exterior Stain - This premium acrylic latex coating is fortified with an extreme bonding alkyd resin that primes and penetrates wood for outstanding adhesion. As a topcoat and primer in one, it offers rich color and durable protection for new deck projects and for recoating projects, too
Werner - You can count on WERNER to deliver superior climbing equipment. When it’s time to climb, the pros look to WERNER for the solution.
Carolina Dreamin’: The Restoration of a Southern Treasure - For this article, PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Anderson Painting to learn more about their work on the Hill House, a century-old home and well-known, well-preserved landmark in Durham, North Carolina.
Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2021 - In this article, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes a powerful new cordless sprayer, a lightweight new 3-in-1 ladder, a strong new high visibility orange masking tape, new premium 14-inch roller cover frames and a durable, slip-resistant drop cloth product.
Painting Doors Can Be Tricky: Here is Some Expert Guidance - Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick responds to a reader about the adhesion problems they’ve encountered when painting doors.
Leveling Up: How Sharp, Clean Lines Can Boost Your Bottom Line - In this article, we learn how the simple act of switching tools has helped one midwestern painting company build on its success.
Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’ - 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. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Phil Schoen, … Continue reading Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’
Summer 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Summer 2021 issue picks:
Pro Tips: Picking a Pressure Washer - Pressure washers are a powerful cleaning tool for the professional painting contractor. In this article, we go over the basics you should know before you make this important investment.
Unlock the PRO+ Advantage for 0% Interest Credit, Personalized Business Tools and More - In this article, we take a look at a new unified program that combines a multitude of business benefits for professional painters in a user-friendly, all-in-one app.
PRO+ App Color Toolkit: A New Resource to Help Customers with the Color Selection Process - As a professional painting contractor, you know how stressful the color selection process can be for you and your customer. The Color Toolkit gives you an advantage to make the color journey easy with your customers.
Keep Projects on Track All Season Long with New Weather-Adaptive Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic Paint - Mother Nature can wreak havoc on exterior paint jobs, causing weather delays and limiting the painting season when temperatures are too extreme for standard exterior coatings. New Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic with ClimateFlex Technology™ helps keep projects on schedule with advanced technology that resists early moisture and maintains high performance standards despite temperature extremes.
Breaking into the Multi-Family Segment - Being a one-stop shop helps ease customer pain points It’s no secret that multi-family communities offer a lot of work for painting contractors. But if you’re on the outside of the multi-family segment looking in, what are the best ways to position your company to grow your multi-family business?
Grow Your Sales in the Hospitality Painting Market - Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of finishes available to keep these properties looking good.
What Should You Seek in a New Hire? - “Hire character. Train skill.” That directive was made popular by Peter Schutz, the former CEO of Porsche whose book, The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, was a bestseller. Schutz applied this principle at several Fortune 500 firms along his career path, but would the same idea apply to hires that a painting … Continue reading What Should You Seek in a New Hire?
Thinking About Retirement Yet? - You should be — even if it’s decades away Whether you’re a hungry young go-getter in the painting contractor world or a veteran who leaves most trips up the ladder to the younger set, retirement merits consideration as you conduct business.