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The Benefits of Spray Training

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.”

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Boost Productivity by Choosing the Right Tip for Your Fine Finish Spray Job

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

Increase Productivity and Profits with New Sprayer Technology

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

Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2021

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

Get Productivity Reports and Real-Time Sprayer Info Anywhere, Any Time, with Graco BlueLink

Want to know exactly what your sprayers are doing, where they’re working and how they’re performing? Continue reading Get Productivity Reports and Real-Time Sprayer Info Anywhere, Any Time, with Graco BlueLink

Egan Painting Achieves Dramatic Results at 14,000 Square Foot Distillery

“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

Graco

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

Equipment to Optimize Your Sanitizing Capabilities

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

Game Changers: New Airless Handhelds Bring Maximum Efficiency to the Job Site

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

The Top New Tools for Painters in 2019

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

5 Apps & Tools That Will Make You More Productive Right Now

Technology is a wonderful thing. Here’s some great gear you can grab today that will help you improve your productivity and save valuable time on the job site. Continue reading 5 Apps & Tools That Will Make You More Productive Right Now