Want to save money and time with services and tools that make your entire business run smoother? Want to build your business with the services and tools you need today plus cutting-edge solutions for tomorrow? PRO+ductive Solutions is an ongoing initiative started by Sherwin-Williams to help contractors save time, complete jobs quickly, and save money to generate more profit.
The latest additions to this part of the company’s PRO+ program include free delivery, a time-saving sanding tool and the latest advance in cabinet coatings. Continue reading Want to Get the Job Done Faster? Try These Latest PRO+ductive Solutions
When it comes to sanding, not all abrasives are created equal. To choose the appropriate product for each project, you need to consider the surface you’re sanding, what you’re trying to accomplish and what form of abrasive to use. Continue reading Sand Easier, Sand Faster, Sand Longer with No-Slip Grip™ Sandpaper from 3M
How to get a better finish faster
It was a disaster. The contractor and his crew had been contracted to paint a $4 million house for a new homeowner. But while power sanding to eliminate overspray from a knockdown ceiling, the painting crew hit a snag. The temporary heat wasn’t fully keeping the March moisture and condensation at bay, and the recycled drywall paper on the sheet rock was getting damp. Add to it that the 2000 RPM power sanders had raised the paper on the sheet rock, and the resulting texture of the walls could only be described as “furry.” For efficiency’s sake, the contractor decided to paint the prime coat over it with sprayer. He succeeded at making the texture no longer furry—except now it felt like 80-grit sandpaper. When the homeowner walked in, he could see every butt joint, flat, and nail spot in the wall under natural light. The homeowner was livid.
At this point, the contractor asked Kent Annis, president and owner of Full Circle International, for help. Kent took in the scene, told the crew to pause what they were doing, and asked the painting contractor to follow him into the basement. The contractor brought a roller and a fan, and Kent brought Full Circle’s Radius 360.
Continue reading Save Time on Sanding
Want to help your crews increase productivity and efficiency in the all-important surface prep phase of your paint jobs?
Continue reading Revolutionary: Get Your Sanding Done Faster with the Radius 360°
Choosing the right abrasives saves time and money
When you first became a painter, you probably didn’t realize how much time you would spend sanding. However, you quickly discovered that it’s a critical component to getting a beautiful final product.
Continue reading Smarter Sanding Made Easy
Looking for a “do-it-all” dust-free sanding system? Check out the new Festool RO 90 DX Rotex Sander Starter Kit.
Continue reading Surface Prep: The Do-It-All Sanding System
As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Fall 2021 issue picks:
Continue reading Fall 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster
#1 Sanding Performance 3M™ Pro Grade Precision Faster Sanding Sheets provide superior cut durability — from start to finish. This premium sandpaper resists clogging and prevents slipping with its NO-SLIP GRIP™ Backing, so you can sand longer with less hand fatigue. Sand Easier, Sand Faster, Sand Longer. For when endurance matters. Continue reading 3M
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
Most painting contractors agree that, while sanding is necessary for truly professional results, it’s a task they wish they could avoid or cut short. But time spent here preparing the surface for paint, stain or coatings can make all the difference for your business.
Continue reading Perfect Prep: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding
For the Summer 2018 issue of PPC magazine, we sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile The Pro Painter’s Guide to Sanding. As a companion to that story, we’ve put together this how-to guide based on the different types of surfaces pro painters are likely to encounter.
Continue reading How Different Surfaces Will Affect Your Sanding Approach