As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their job site productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Fall 2023 picks:
Continue reading Fall 2023 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Boost Your Productivity
New for 2023: Graco has introduced the next generation small application airless sprayer with breakthrough technology, designed to deliver higher quality results faster.
Continue reading Ultimate™ QuickShot™: The Fastest Way to Complete All Small Jobs
What sets a quality airless sprayer apart from the field?
A paint sprayer is a professional painter’s best friend on the job site, allowing them to do high-quality work quickly. And when a sprayer breaks down, that same painter can find their productivity severely diminished. No one wants to deal with equipment issues in the middle of a project.
“When contractors trust their business to equipment that is going to drive their productivity, it’s important that they buy a high-quality product that their teams can rely on, day in and day out,” says Dan Johnson, Global Total Markets Manager at Graco. “I was just at a job site yesterday where a painter was using an Ultimate 695—a 30-year old model that was still getting it done.”
Knowing your equipment inside and out can be the key to getting the most out of it. In this article, Johnson explains the major components of an airless paint sprayer, explaining both how each part works and how to choose the right sprayer for your team. Continue reading Anatomy of a Sprayer
How your team can master spraying techniques in no time
Talk to almost any painting contractor, and you’ll hear a familiar story: It’s hard to find good painters. Recruiting new painters remains one of the toughest challenges for painting business owners.
“It’s more difficult than ever to find tradespeople,” says Mike Collins, senior marketing channel manager at Titan. “Owners are now looking into new markets for hires. For example, hiring cooks because they’re detail-oriented, or former waiters or waitresses, because they’re personable and great at connecting with people. However, these are workers who have never painted before. They require training.”
Continue reading The Benefits of Spray Training
Maximizing performance and productivity on the job site is on every contractor’s mind these days. One simple way to accomplish these goals is to start taking advantage of the benefits of using fine-finish, low-pressure (FF LP) spray tip technology. Continue reading Boost Productivity by Choosing the Right Tip for Your Fine Finish Spray Job
Choose the most productive spray tip for your job
Your paint sprayer can help deliver maximum productivity and efficiency — not to mention a premium finish — but only if the spray tip you’ve selected matches the task at hand and the materials you’ll be applying. Continue reading Tips on Spray Tips
Selecting the right sprayer can improve efficiency and productivity, but only if it’s the right one.
Can a new paint sprayer improve your efficiency, maximize your productivity, and deliver a finish that your customers will notice? Continue reading Choosing a Sprayer
Running a profitable painting business takes a significant investment in time, effort and patience. As a business owner, it’s important to make strategic decisions to maximize profit and keep the business growing. This is especially true with equipment that is relied on every day. Continue reading Increase Productivity and Profits with New Sprayer Technology
Complete Fine Finish Jobs Faster – The NEW Graco Airless Finishing Kit is designed to help complete fine finishing jobs faster and easier using your existing Graco airless sprayer. Continue reading Graco
In this article, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes a powerful new cordless sprayer, a lightweight new 3-in-1 ladder, a strong new high visibility orange masking tape, new premium 14-inch roller cover frames and a durable, slip-resistant drop cloth product. Continue reading Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2021
“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
BlueLink connects the people and equipment that drive your business in a completely new way. Whether you’re on a jobsite, at the office, or anywhere in between. BlueLink gives you the powerful data you need – on-demand, every day.
Track job progress and monitor hourly productivity with real-time jobsite access. Connect BlueLink to the Sherwin-Williams Pro App to easily manage paint and supply deliveries for your crews so they keep spraying.
Maximize uptime with the ability to monitor preventative maintenance schedules, receive maintenance alerts and check complete historical maintenance records on every sprayer. If needed, you can easily look up service parts on your sprayer with Graco Parts Book.
BlueLink is free to use with no monthly fees. It’s available on most Graco electric sprayers and is available in 9 languages.
To learn more and download the app, visit graco.com/BlueLink
Frequent and thorough disinfection has become a must in public spaces. This no longer applies to just high-touch areas, but often includes almost every exposed surface. Managing sanitization protocols on such a large scale can be a strain on time and resources. Plus, this spotlight on sanitizing won’t necessarily disappear once the COVID-19 crisis is over. How do you both meet the needs of today and invest in the opportunities of tomorrow? Continue reading Equipment to Optimize Your Sanitizing Capabilities
Airless spray application is a result of atomizing the paint stream under high pressure, but without the use of supplemental compressed air. Paint flows from a spray tip at high speed and separates into a spray pattern. While airless paint spraying is an innovation introduced more than a century ago, the technology continues to evolve today as contractors seek tools and methods to maximize their jobsite efficiency. Continue reading Game Changers: New Airless Handhelds Bring Maximum Efficiency to the Job Site
Want your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application, surface prep and cleanup tools. All are available at your Sherwin-Williams store. You can find more equipment info on your PRO app or at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website. Continue reading The Top New Tools for Painters in 2019