Professional painting contractors all have their everyday go-to products, but sometimes a situation calls for you to step outside your comfort zone to get the best results for your customer.
For this article, we sat down with paint pros and the experts at Sherwin-Williams to get their insights about the best coatings for five different situations that you may encounter on your next exterior job, from severely weathered siding to dealing with moisture and temperature extremes to best overall performance. Continue reading Get it Right the First Time: How to Choose the Best Paint and Coatings for All Your Exterior Projects
White Lightning® – Optima™ is an interior and exterior premium hybrid sealant with exceptional adhesion and flexibility. It’s paintable and water-ready within 30 minutes and has excellent weather and UV resistance allowing it to be applied in extreme temperatures. It’s designed for both interior and exterior applications and is mold- and mildew-resistant when cured. Ideal for a variety of surfaces and substrates including aluminum, brick, ceramic tile, concrete, drywall, glass, marble, masonry, metal, plastics and vinyl siding. It’s available in white or clear, comes with a limited warranty, and is available at Sherwin-Williams stores nationwide.
Mother Nature can wreak havoc on exterior paint jobs, causing weather delays and limiting the painting season when temperatures are too extreme for standard exterior coatings.
New Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic with ClimateFlex Technology™ helps keep projects on schedule with advanced technology that resists early moisture and maintains high performance standards despite temperature extremes. Continue reading Keep Projects on Track All Season Long with New Weather-Adaptive Latitude™ Exterior Acrylic Paint
Over its long history, the Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten has been battered by bad weather and numerous catastrophic storms. In each case, painters have helped restore the landmark property’s age-defying beauty. Continue reading Court’s in Session: Painters Restore a 228-Year-Old Caribbean Landmark
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?
Working in a hot climate? Now you can beat the heat as well as the cold with new FlexTemp™ Exterior Latex with Extreme Temp Technology® that allows you to paint in temperature extremes from 35°F to 120°F without changing application techniques or adding extenders. Continue reading Extend Your Painting Season with FlexTemp™ Exterior Acrylic Latex
The COVID-19 emergency is presenting numerous challenges for painting contracting companies. In this article, we explore three ways you can mitigate your risk and build for the future during these challenging economic times.
Continue reading 3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Company Strong through a Down Economy
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
When you’ve been hired to restore a 160-year-old building, you want the best products and surface prep to ensure a long- lasting paint job.
This was the challenge Parcher’s Painting and Home Improvement faced when it won the bid to repaint the historic Hixon House in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Continue reading For the Duration: Restoring the Historic 1858 Hixon House
Over the past 20 years, Consolidated Painting, LLC has earned a spotless reputation for tackling some of the toughest commercial painting challenges in Hawaii. There’s no better example than their recent completion of a $340 million Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) facility.
Continue reading Island Hopping: Painting Hawaii’s Largest Airport Car Rental Facility
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson Continue reading What Are the Best Ways to Combat Moisture?
A unique, eye-catching color scheme made the Beach Apartments a landmark property on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But the exterior hadn’t been painted since the 1990s, and rain and sun had caused significant damage. The stucco was cracked and crumbling, and the colors had faded in the high desert climate.
Continue reading Icon in the Sun: Long-Lasting Colors for Albuquerque’s Beach Apartments
For 45 years, tram cars carried people back and forth from the city of Vancouver to neighboring communities in British Columbia. That all came to a halt in the 1950s, as buses replaced tram cars in British Columbia, much as it happened with their streetcar counterparts in the U.S.
Continue reading On Track Again: Canadian Painter Helps Restore Historic Rail Car
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
Florida’s Emerald Coast is known for its beautiful white beaches and turquoise green water. With spectacular views of the Destin Harbor, Crab Island and the Gulf of Mexico, the Emerald Grande resort is on one of the most desirable locations in the 100-mile stretch of land on the Panhandle between Pensacola to Panama City. Repainting the exterior of the Destin property was a challenging but rewarding job Continue reading A Gem on the Emerald Coast
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
Continue reading Best Practices for Re-Staining Log Cabins
Talk about your tough coating challenges.
Here was a 200-year-old church with a 15-year-old paint job and in dire need of restoration. To the rescue: an experienced contractor armed with a technologically advanced new coating specifically formulated to restore worn and damaged siding. Continue reading Rejuvenated!