Looking for the ultimate interior finish for your high-end customers? New Emerald® Designer Edition™ Interior Latex paint combines the luxury of a smooth, uniform finish with Sherwin-Williams best hide yet. It’s a high-performance upgrade choice for homeowners who want the finest color with a virtually flawless appearance and outstanding resistance to water streaking and spotting. Continue reading The Highest Level of Interior Paint: Emerald® Designer Edition™
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’
The newest addition to the Emerald paint line has received two awards for innovation. Emerald® Rain Refresh Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology™ was named a FacilitiesNet 2020 Vision Award winner and a Merit Award Winner in Buildings Magazine’s 2020 Product Innovations Awards. Continue reading Emerald® Rain Refresh™ Wins Innovation Awards
“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
In this second installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the continued importance of being customer-focused throughout the bid preparation process, product upgrade considerations, and delivering a quote. Continue reading Art of the Sale: Product Upgrades, Estimating, and Project Bids
PPC and Sherwin-Williams want to help pros work smarter. We recently gave painters a chance to ask product and application questions on the SWPaintPros Facebook. In this article, Rick Watson, Sherwin-Williams Director of Product Information & Technical Services, answers one pro’s question about exterior doors. Continue reading What is the Best Paint for an Exterior Fiberglass Door?
Need an excellent-looking, long-lasting premium finish for customers that require best-in-class performance? New Emerald® Rain Refresh™ Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology is an innovative coating that will help you stand out from the competition. Continue reading Premium Product for Premium Customers: A New Exterior Paint with Self-Cleaning Technology
Feedback from professional painting contractors like you fuels coatings innovation. New advances like self-cleaning and temperature-adaptive paint technologies continue to raise the performance bar and make it easier than ever for you to help solve your customers’ coatings challenges. Here’s a look at the new coatings you’ll find this year at your Sherwin-Williams store. Continue reading New Coatings Advances for Pro Painters for 2020
To ensure a quality, long-lasting paint job, you need to choose the right topcoat. For best performance, proper preparation is critical. Here are our recommendations for the best exterior coatings to use based on your project and environmental conditions.
Continue reading The Best Coatings for Your Exterior Painting Projects
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson.
Continue reading How to Paint and Prime Kitchen Cabinets
This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his go-to coatings and the role his paint supplier plays in his success.
Continue reading Noah Kanter on His Go-To Coatings and How Your Paint Supplier Can Help You Succeed
Helping homeowners choose paint colors is good for business, says California contractor Don Easton. Continue reading Secrets of a Color Counselor
Rick Convery Painting, Inc. has been making homes and commercial buildings on Martha’s Vineyard Island look fantastic for the past 35 years. A recent example is their work on one of the island’s highest profile restoration jobs: Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Continue reading Martha’s Vineyard Museum: New Life for an Island Landmark
Painting has been a passion for Scott Steck since he first learned the trade over summers in high school. He’s now the owner of Steck Custom Painting, which recently completed the repaint of a historic Tudor-style Ohio mansion built in the 1920s. Continue reading Reviving a Roaring ’20s Mansion in Ohio
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson Continue reading What is the best way to paint light colors over dark colors?
How do you take a newly constructed cabin and make it look like it’s been nestled in the north woods of Minnesota for the last hundred years? That was the challenge a customer presented to painting contractor Nick Slavik.
Continue reading Best of Both Worlds: Creating A Lived-In Look for a New Cabin in Minnesota’s Northwoods
Triad Coatings and Sandblasting of Morristown, New Jersey is always looking for new products that can increase their efficiency and help them do better work for their customers. They recently had a chance to work with Emerald® Urethane Trim Enamel for the first time.
Continue reading All Systems Go! New Trim Paint Is a Winner for New Jersey Contractors
A kitchen remodel, combined with bold paint color and a new best-in-class trim paint, has totally transformed the look of a downtown Minneapolis condo. Continue reading Bold & Blue: Paint Provides the Wow Factor in Minneapolis Condo Remodel
The Seattle Aquarium sits on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront, and that location is at the root of many of the challenges of a repaint of the facility that began in 2017. Continue reading Pier Pressure: Seattle Aquarium Repaint Presents Multiple Challenges