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Haste Makes Waste

Slowing down will help your team do more

One of Benjamin Franklin’s most notable quotes reads: “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”

Not surprisingly, those words ring as true today as they did back in the early 1700s of colonial America. In fact, our own Navy SEALS have incorporated a similar attitude when training new members: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.”

In the painting profession, there’s a big difference between doing a job quickly and rushing a job. Hurry often leads to sloppy work, which can result in costly callbacks and tarnish your reputation for delivering quality work.

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Social Media 101 for Painting Contractors

Sherwin-Williams offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up pages and start advertising

Stumped by social media and how it might help grow your business?

Many painting contractors are growing a successful social media presence. And your Sherwin-Williams rep can direct you to a new guide from Sherwin-Williams that will show you how, featuring specific sections on using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other platforms, as well as an extended section on creating Facebook ads. Continue reading Social Media 101 for Painting Contractors

Improve Productivity by 55% with the 14-inch Roller System*

Purdy® innovation helps you get more done

What if your team could do more projects—without working any extra hours, hiring any extra employees, or cutting any corners?

With demand for work higher than ever, painting contractors are looking for any edge to make their crews more productive. That’s where the Purdy 14-inch Roller System comes in. Continue reading Improve Productivity by 55% with the 14-inch Roller System*

One Contractor’s Path to Commercial Success

Transition from res-repaint focus to commercial requires effective networking, planning, and patience, contractor says

Commercial painting projects continue to keep contractors busy to the point that demand for services often exceeds the working capacity of available contractors. Continue reading One Contractor’s Path to Commercial Success

Think Programs, Not Projects

More than three decades ago, The Kaloutas Company of Peabody, Mass., was busy building a distinguished name for itself with a record of successful and efficient painting projects for commercial and industrial customers throughout New England. Continue reading Think Programs, Not Projects

Working in the Education Market Segment

Prepare now for the short—but busy— school painting window

 The Education market segment can provide nearly non-stop earning opportunities for you and your crews, but only if you’re taking this window of time to understand the nuances and requirements of the market. Continue reading Working in the Education Market Segment

6 Tips Your Spray Source Technician Wants You to Know

Sherwin-Williams has everything in equipment covered, from new equipment to parts, accessories, maintenance, repairs and rental programs. Our over 100 Spray Source™ spray equipment service centers across the United States and Puerto Rico offer quick turnaround, on-site demonstrations, training, and more. Factory-trained technicians provide quality service for leading paint spray manufacturers, such as Graco, Titan, Mi-T-M, Champion, and Finishing Brands — Binks/DeVilbiss. Continue reading 6 Tips Your Spray Source Technician Wants You to Know