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 Tim Conley of Conley Brothers Painting, Mishawaka, Indiana (pictured above right with Sherwin-Williams Property Maintenance Sales Rep Kevin Bell). Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Tim Conley on Property Maintenance, High-End Residential and the Challenges and Opportunities of Each
A little bit of planning in December can go a long way toward the continued health and growth of a business in the next year. In this article, we’ll look at five ways for professional painting company owners to take stock and make plans to be more productive, profitable and generally improve their businesses in 2024. Continue reading 5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Business for the New Year
Want answers to your most pressing painting problems? PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Dennis Fiorilli is here to help. This time: answers to the most common questions about repainting cabinets. Continue reading Repainting Cabinets: Answers to Pros’ FAQs by Your ProPartner™
Pros know that the quality of the coatings they use has a huge effect on the final finish and durability of any paint job. Bottom line: Better ingredients such as pigment, binders and additives mean better performance. And that can translate to happier customers. Continue reading Using Premium Products Helps Paint Pros Save Time, Do Better Work and Make More Money. Here’s Why.
These days, painting company owners need all the help they can get to improve their business efficiency and jobsite performance. To help meet this goal, Sherwin-Williams has launched PRO+ductive Solutions as part of its PRO+ program.
These PRO+ductive Solutions are designed to help contractors save time, complete jobs quickly, and save money to generate more profit. Sherwin-Williams will continue to add products, tools and services to help paint pros be more productive every day. Here’s a look at what can help right now:
Paint choices matter. Knowing which paint to use when is key to a beautiful, long-lasting interior paint job.
Prescott, Arizona-based Douglas E. Noble Painting LLC was first profiled in the Summer 2015 issue of PPC magazine. We caught up with owner Doug Noble for the third installment of our Where Are They Now? series.
Continue reading At the Top of His Game: Quest for Quality Fuels Four Decades of Success for Arizona Painter Doug Noble
In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: Gerard Gallagher talks about his specialty – painting historic Victorian homes in the resort town of Cape May, New Jersey.
Continue reading Project Solutions: The Colors of Cape May
Long-time PPC Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Rick Watson retired in December 2021. Before he left, we asked him about the most common questions he heard over his 34 years in the paint industry. In no particular order, here are his top 10 “ageless questions.”
Continue reading The Top 10 Questions that Painting Professionals Ask Time and Time Again
The iconic past of a 127-year-old hotel has been rekindled, thanks to the expertise and hard work of a Connecticut painting contractor. Continue reading Making the Grade: Historic Hotel Reborn as the Graduate New Haven
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick relates his own experience to answer a question about black spots on walls and ceiling. Continue reading Black Spots on Walls or Ceilings? Here’s What You Need to Do
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. Continue reading Carolina Dreamin’: The Restoration of a Southern Treasure
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. Continue reading 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 talks about a painting challenge he recently encountered, and walks us through the product selection process and application methods he used to take care of it. Continue reading Water in the Basement Calls for Smart Painting Solutions
Many homeowners today are looking to update their kitchen cabinets with paint. Before you start a refinishing project, consider the results you’re looking for, the state of the cabinets you’re painting, and the amount of wear and tear they will have to withstand. Then choose the paint that will work best for your project.
Continue reading The Best Cabinet Coatings: 3 Proven Products That Provide Long-Lasting Beauty
Though in business for just eight years, Brown Bear Painting has quickly established itself in its hometown of Morris, a city of about 15,000 located about 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy County. Continue reading Estate Plan: Brown Bear Painting’s ‘Pandemic Project’
“We love challenges,” says Mitch Egan, owner of Egan Painting in South Pasadena, Florida. That’s one of the reasons why painting the American Freedom Distillery in St. Petersburg was such a fulfilling project for this 40-year veteran of the construction trades. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Mitch to learn more about this high-profile job. Continue reading Egan Painting Achieves Dramatic Results at 14,000 Square Foot Distillery