Summer 2024

Paul Blick (left) and Mark McDaniel of NLP Enterprises Changing of the Guard: Succession Planning Key for Baltimore-Based Commercial Painting Company - 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 we talk with Paul Blick of the Maryland-based firm NLP Enterprises, Inc.
Pro painter using Titan Impact X sprayer Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2024 - 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, motorized scaffolding systems and new advances in caulking guns and painter’s tape. Read on for our five top picks for 2024.
Using a roller and primer to cover marks on a wall The Latest Word on Primers from Your ProPartner™ - Want answers to your most pressing painting problems? PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Dennis Fiorilli is here to help. This time: get the latest word on primers.
Example of QuickBooks connection with Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account A Quicker QuickBooks® Connection - If you’re like many small business owners, bookkeeping is not necessarily your favorite part of running your own company. The good news is that there are excellent tools to help make these tasks faster and easier for you.
Pro painter using ColorSnap Match Pro Color Matching Made Easy - Keep your productivity, business and the job moving while easily matching colors on the go.
Attendees at PCA Expo Crafting Success, Building Bonds with the PCA - Founded in 1884, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) is on a mission to help painting contractors run efficient and profitable businesses. In this article, Lauren Forman of the PCA outlines some of the ways that paint pros can benefit from membership in this nonprofit trade organization.
Pro painter using Planex LHS 2 Drywall Sander Summer 2024 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help Boost Your Productivity - 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. Here are our Summer 2024 picks:
Summer 2024 ProBuy ® Specials: Save 20 Percent or More 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.
A Painter’s Guide to Balancing Your Business - 3 tips for improved time management It’s the curse of success—what you always wanted when you first became a painting contractor. Leads are rolling in, and jobs are plentiful. In fact, there’s more than you and your team can handle. How do you juggle all these jobs and balance your existing workload without losing the … Continue reading A Painter’s Guide to Balancing Your Business
Do You Know the Hottest Exterior Trend of 2024? - Combine this cutting-edge trend with premium coatings to wow homeowners Black exteriors are a new exterior paint trend that has been growing rapidly in popularity over the last couple years. Make sure your business is prepared by offering homeowners premium coatings with durability that lasts and thoughtful insight into the implications of this trend.
Eye on the Industry: 4 Trends Every Painter Should Know - Nick Slavik highlights 4 industry trends every painter should know As a painter, it’s important for you to keep an eye on developing trends in the field. After all, it can help you make better recommendations for customers and keep your business one step ahead of the competition.