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
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™
When Nate Brown of Two Rivers Restoration met Nick and Anna Ferruso and began talking about restoring the exterior of their 1920 Craftsman two-story home in Knoxville, Tennessee’s historic north side, he knew that Emerald® Rain Refresh™ Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology™ would be just the right product for the job. Continue reading Total Refresh: Self-Cleaning Paint Technology Key to Historic Knoxville Home Restoration
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