Here Are Three More Great Ways to Work Smarter with PRO+ductive Solutions - Want to get the job done faster? Want to save money and time with services and tools that make your entire business run smoother? Want to build your business with the services and tools you need today plus cutting-edge solutions for tomorrow? PRO+ductive Solutions is an ongoing initiative started by Sherwin-Williams to help contractors save … Continue reading Here Are Three More Great Ways to Work Smarter with PRO+ductive Solutions
Never Guesstimate Again: The Foolproof Way to Estimate Painting Projects - Once again in 2023, PPC is teaming up with the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) on a series of articles to help you grow and improve your painting business. This year’s theme: Productivity is the path to profitability. In this article, Jon Bryant, CEO of Paint Scout, shares his secrets for foolproof estimating.
Top 10 New Tools for Pro Painters in 2023 - Each summer, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes high-performance airless sprayers, low-pressure spray tips, advanced patching compounds, supplies to improve efficiency on the job site and much more.
Louisiana Painter Wins a New Truck in 3M Sherwin-Williams Sweepstakes - Kirk Thibodeaux is the winner of a new truck in the 2022 ScotchBlue® Pro Painter’s Tape Sweepstakes co-sponsored by 3M and Sherwin-Williams. He’s pictured at left in the photo above with his new Ram 1500 Rebel at the Sherwin-Williams Baton Rouge Nicholson Drive store with his sales rep Joey St. Pierre. Here’s the story behind … Continue reading Louisiana Painter Wins a New Truck in 3M Sherwin-Williams Sweepstakes
Failing, Learning and Sharing: The Idaho Painter’s Tips for Succeeding in the Industry - 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: Chris Berry, owner of B&K Painting, Boise, Idaho.
Giving Back: Church Restoration Exemplifies Arkansas Painter’s Commitment to the Community - When he began his painting business in 1983, Joel Turpin made a commitment to excellence through quality work that both he and his customers could be proud of. That reputation has been a cornerstone of the company since the beginning and continues to hold true today.
Build Your Business Chops with Free PRO+ Training Webinars - Running a successful painting company. It’s more than just how to hold a paint brush or how to cut in a wall. There’s estimating, sales, marketing, accounting, managing people, and so much more. Sharing ideas about how to excel at the business side of painting is the concept behind the new PRO+ Training Series on … Continue reading Build Your Business Chops with Free PRO+ Training Webinars
Get it Right the First Time: How to Choose the Best Paint and Coatings for All Your Exterior Projects - Professional painting contractors all have their everyday go-to products, but sometimes a situation calls for you to step outside your comfort zone to get the best results for your customer. For this article, we sat down with paint pros and the experts at Sherwin-Williams to get their insights about the best coatings for five different … Continue reading Get it Right the First Time: How to Choose the Best Paint and Coatings for All Your Exterior Projects
Paint Peeling? Follow These Four Steps to Ensure the Best Results on Your Repaint Job - Got an exterior job where the paint is peeling? It’s a common conundrum encountered by professional painting contractors when repainting wood siding. But by arming yourself with the right tools and knowledge, it’s also a problem you can solve.
Summer 2023 Editor’s Pick: A Powerful Pressure Washer - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their job site productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies.
Summer 2023 ProBuy® Specials: Save 20 Percent or More Off List Price on Select Painting Equipment and Supplies - Each issue of PPC magazine includes a roundup of special ProBuy® pricing on some of our favorite application tools and essential equipment and supplies.
How to Properly Pressure Wash a Deck - An expert with Mi-T-M shares seven tips for stunning results With rising temperatures, many homeowners will be looking to get their decks ready for summer. In addition to general wear, tear, and traffic, decks are also exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Rain, sun, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on horizontal outdoor wood surfaces—and such … Continue reading How to Properly Pressure Wash a Deck
What Online Reviews Can Do for You - Turn positive word-of-mouth into booming business with these best practices. To have a healthy business today, you need to have a healthy online presence. And one of the most important parts of your business’ online presence are your online reviews. A good review can help you reach new customers you would have never run into … Continue reading What Online Reviews Can Do for You
Dealing With Difficult Customers - Turn micromanaging, indecisive, and demanding clients into glowing recommendations Difficult customers can come in all shapes and sizes; spend any time as a painting contractor and you’ll run into one eventually. Every contractor can probably recall a customer who made their work so difficult that they started to regret taking the job. Unfortunately, these situations … Continue reading Dealing With Difficult Customers
Four Simple Strategies for Choosing Extraordinary Exterior Colors - Help homeowners beat color decision paralysis and start jobs faster First impressions are important, and for homeowners, their guests’ first impression of their home will be its exterior. It’s no wonder so many homeowners want to freshen up their exterior with a fresh coat of paint—and why many of your potential customers want your opinion … Continue reading Four Simple Strategies for Choosing Extraordinary Exterior Colors