Callbacks are often preventable – if you understand the common causes. Learn how to reduce callbacks, maintain your reputation and boost productivity with a few best practices.
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Selecting the right primer for the job is a critical part of improving paint coverage and achieving the highest quality finish the first time around.
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So many colors – how do you help your customers choose? Cindy Bailen, a color consultant in Waban, Massachusetts, has this advice for selecting exterior paint colors.
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Nick Slavik is a firm believer in the value of master craftsmanship, and he has carved out a profitable niche using “traditional finishing methods to create the best finishes for modern applications.” He’s also a savvy marketer and hosts a popular weekly Facebook Live show called Ask A Painter. PPC had a chance to sit down and talk shop with the owner of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. in New Prague, Minnesota. Here are some excerpts from our conversation:
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Nick Slavik on Being a Master Craftsman and Hiring Right to Grow Your Company
Run by three brothers, Triad Coatings & Sandblasting, LLC is a painting contracting company based in Morristown, New Jersey. PPC sat down with Nick, Jeff and Taylor Rossi to find out what makes their company a success. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: The Rossi Brothers on How They Meet the Challenges of Large-Scale, Multi-Million Dollar Projects
Building better estimates is the foundation for building repeat business, says Diane Walsh of ShurTech® Brands. In this article, she shares five best practices to make the most out of every job, before the prep and painting even begins.
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Homeowner associations are one of the fastest-growing residential segments in North America. This market niche offers excellent margins for the painting contractor who understands how to work with these customers.
Continue reading Insider Secrets: How to Grow Your Sales with Homeowner Associations
Professional painting contractors teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to transform community spaces across the continent with paint and color during National Painting Week in 2018. In all, more than 200 community spaces across North America were given fresh coats of paint as part of Sherwin-Williams seventh annual National Painting Week, which ran from May 25 to June 4.
Continue reading Pro Painters Give Back to their Communities for National Painting Week
Good leaders are hard to find, and great leaders are even more elusive. Whether there’s a team reporting to you or not, you have the ability to lift your level of respect with your peers while also improving your capacity for greater leadership opportunities. Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Lift Your Leadership
Sprayers increase efficiency and productivity, but proper care and maintenance is crucial for the professional painting contractor. Introduce these four practices into your maintenance routine to help keep your spray equipment in optimal working condition. Continue reading 4 Secrets to Better Sprayer Maintenance
In 2009, Rodrigo Vasconcellos founded Palette Pro Painting and Renovation in White Plains, New York, about 30 minutes from New York City. The company specializes in residential repaint and remodeling. PPC sat down with Rodrigo at the PDCA Expo, an annual industry education and networking event to learn about the secrets of his company’s success. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Rodrigo Vasconcellos on Growth, Communication and Community Service
What’s the toughest challenge in the painting business today? If you said employee retention, you’re on the right track. A veteran contractor offers advice on how to get better at it. Continue reading Leadership: Chad Jeffries on How to Find and Keep Good Workers
Hotels, resorts and restaurants are an excellent sales opportunity for painting contractors who understand the market and are acquainted with the wide range of products available to keep these properties looking good. Continue reading 4 Tips for Success in the Hospitality Painting Segment
Emily Kantz, Sherwin-Williams healthcare and hospitality color specialist, shares her expertise on the latest color trends and their uses in today’s healthcare facilities. Continue reading The Best Paint Colors for Healthcare Facilities
Dave Theobald spent 17 years as a general contractor before joining his father-in-law’s company, Turman Commercial Painters. Founded in 1972, the company has grown under Theobald’s leadership into a nationwide firm that has completed more than 10,000 locations across the U.S. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Dave Theobald on How to Compete from Multiple Locations
As part of National Painting Week, Harris Poll conducted a survey of homeowner paint color preferences on behalf of Sherwin-Williams. See some of the results in the infographic below. Continue reading Infographic: Survey Reveals Some Surprising Homeowner Paint Color Preferences
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
Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused. Continue reading Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused
In just the past few years, green building has evolved beyond an emphasis on the sustainable design and construction of the building itself to the environment it creates for inhabitants. Continue reading LEED v4 Impact on Paint & Coatings