All painting projects aren’t the same, so the type of painter’s tape you should use as well as how you prep for painting will vary from job to job, room to room, and surface to surface. We sat down with the Application Engineering Team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile this pro painter’s guide to taping. Continue reading 5 Steps to Perfect Taping
Here are five things to remember when taping your paint project, according to the surface prep experts at 3M. Continue reading Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques
Tips for choosing the right tape for a specific job, from the experts at 3M: Continue reading How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job
Technology is a wonderful thing. Here’s some great gear you can grab today that will help you improve your productivity and save valuable time on the job site. Continue reading 5 Apps & Tools That Will Make You More Productive Right Now
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.
Continue reading Perfect Prep: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding
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.
Continue reading The Top 10 New Tools for Painters in 2018
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 to encounter.
Continue reading How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach
Nicks, cracks and nail holes need to be repaired before your crews start painting. Here’s a quick checklist from the surface prep experts at 3M: Continue reading Perfect Prep: 9 Steps to Hole Repair
The 3M™ Hand-Masker Masking Plastic line has received the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Vendor Product of the Year award. Continue reading Vendor Product of the Year: Hand-Masker Masking Plastic
Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application and other tools that will help you and your crews be more productive in 2017. All items are available at your Sherwin-Williams store. Continue reading Top 15 New Tools for Pro Painters for 2017
Masking at the job site is a critical step in delivering professional painting results. Masking protects against paint drips, splatters and overspray that may cause damage or are difficult to remove.
We sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to learn about the latest masking technology and techniques. Here is their advice to pro painters: Continue reading The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances
If you’re part of a one- or two-person shop, chances are you’re doing it all… patching, cleaning, masking and – finally! – painting.
In larger companies, the newest hires become the designated maskers. In union shops, chances are that the apprentices are tackling the masking chore. Continue reading Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires
Job site safety is crucial for both yourself and your customer. Here are some safety tips for the many types of projects and conditions you may encounter. Continue reading Job Site Safety: A 12-Point Guide for the Pro Painter
By Jason T. Lunn & Rebecca L. Schumann
We know. You’re anxious to get the job done. You’re busy. And wearing a respirator is not your first priority.
But stop, breathe and think for a minute. Continue reading Breathe Easier: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Respirators
By Jason T. Lunn & Rebecca L. Schumann
Let’s look at what type of respirator would typically be used in a few common painting scenarios. Continue reading Respirator Selection: What to Use in 5 Common Scenarios