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How to Get a Great Spray Pattern

4 factors that could boost your airless sprayer’s quality and productivity

Airless paint sprayers are known for delivering a consistent and high-quality finish—assuming everything is working properly. But your sprayer’s spray pattern is really the result of four different factors combining together to deliver a beautiful, even finish: pressure, tip selection, filtration, and technique. Continue reading How to Get a Great Spray Pattern

Does Your Painting Equipment Need a Spring Checkup?

These tips will ensure you’re ready for exterior season

Spring’s just around the corner, and like many painting businesses, you’re probably beginning to prepare for exterior season. In all your preparation, don’t forget to perform an annual checkup on your equipment. Now’s the time to make sure your gear is still performing well and to upgrade or replace any tools or equipment as necessary.

Here’s a quick checklist to help guide you through some of your most important equipment maintenance decisions. Continue reading Does Your Painting Equipment Need a Spring Checkup?

Winter 2023 Editor’s Picks: Five Cool Tools and Products That Will Make Your Jobs Go Easier

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 Winter 2023 picks: Continue reading Winter 2023 Editor’s Picks: Five Cool Tools and Products That Will Make Your Jobs Go Easier

The Pro’s Guide to Airless Spraying

If you haven’t already gone airless, here’s 3 reasons to start

When purchasing a sprayer, you want to make the right decision. After all, buying a sprayer is a significant financial investment.

Many painting contractors have been increasingly choosing airless sprayers. Garrett Bogart, national account specialist at Graco, explains the three main advantages of choosing an airless sprayer, a couple of models he recommends for pros, and some best practices to keep your sprayer functioning at a high level for years to come. Continue reading The Pro’s Guide to Airless Spraying

Fall 2023 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Boost Your Productivity

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:
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Top 10 New Tools for Pro Painters in 2023

Each summer, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes high-performance airless sprayers, low-pressure spray tips, advanced patching compounds, supplies to improve efficiency on the job site and much more. Continue reading Top 10 New Tools for Pro Painters in 2023

Anatomy of a Sprayer

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

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.”

Continue reading The Benefits of Spray Training

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