Long-time PPC Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Rick Watson retired in December 2021. Before he left, we asked him about the most common questions he heard over his 34 years in the paint industry. In no particular order, here are his top 10 “ageless questions.”
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Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick takes a look back at some of the most common problems for pro painters. Continue reading Don’t Make These Common Painting Mistakes!
Condition analysis is key to ensuring a successful coatings project.
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Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick relates his own experience to answer a question about black spots on walls and ceiling. Continue reading Black Spots on Walls or Ceilings? Here’s What You Need to Do
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick responds to a reader about the adhesion problems they’ve encountered when painting doors. Continue reading Painting Doors Can Be Tricky: Here is Some Expert Guidance
As PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist and director of Product Information and Technical Services at Sherwin-Williams, Rick Watson has fielded numerous questions about primers over the years. In this article, he addresses some of the most common ones he hears from professional painting contractors. Continue reading The 6 Most-Asked Questions About Primers
In this article, we explore the importance of sheen and gloss, and how those qualities impact both the longevity and appearance of the paint finish. Continue reading Understanding Gloss and Sheen: A Guide for Paint Professionals
As a business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to generate income. In this article, we’ll take a look at the potential opportunities in remodeling for painting contractors, along with the best coatings to use and some hard-won practical advice from a painting contractor who has been there. Continue reading Uncovering Opportunities: Is Now the Time to Add Remodeling to Your Painting Services?
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick talks about a painting challenge he recently encountered, and walks us through the product selection process and application methods he used to take care of it. Continue reading Water in the Basement Calls for Smart Painting Solutions
Looking for the ultimate interior finish for your high-end customers? New Emerald® Designer Edition™ Interior Latex paint combines the luxury of a smooth, uniform finish with Sherwin-Williams best hide yet. It’s a high-performance upgrade choice for homeowners who want the finest color with a virtually flawless appearance and outstanding resistance to water streaking and spotting. Continue reading The Highest Level of Interior Paint: Emerald® Designer Edition™
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. Our topic this time: the importance of surface prep and priming. Continue reading Why is Proper Prep and Priming So Important?
Spray vs. roll – which one should you choose? The answer is that both are good application techniques, and each has its advantages, says Rick Watson, director of Product Information and Technical Services at Sherwin-Williams. In this article, he answers four of the most frequently asked questions he hears about this topic. Continue reading Should I Spray or Should I Roll? 4 Common Questions Answered
PPC and Sherwin-Williams want to help pros work smarter. We recently gave painters a chance to ask product and application questions on the SWPaintPros Facebook. In this article, Rick Watson, Sherwin-Williams Director of Product Information & Technical Services, answers one pro’s question about exterior doors. Continue reading What is the Best Paint for an Exterior Fiberglass Door?
The time is right for exterior painting, especially with interior painting demand down due to COVID-19. If you’re not an exterior specialist, this article will give you the building blocks to elevate your outdoor painting game, from proper surface prep and when to prime to topcoat sheen, applicator options and cleanup.
Continue reading Are You an Exterior Expert? Here’s How to Raise Your Game