Tag Archives: Sherwin-Williams

Deck Finishing 101

What every pro needs to know before their next deck job

In many markets, summer is the peak season for deck finishing—and for the many professional painters who offer deck finishing services, that’s a great opportunity to pick up some extra work and improve your business’ bottom line. Continue reading Deck Finishing 101

Our Go-To Coating

Latitude™ empowers The Ohio Painting Company to keep painting in even extreme weather

For Nick Goebel and Kevin Sillaman—co-founders of The Ohio Painting Company in Springboro, Ohio—the most important thing is delivering quality work to their customers every time. Continue reading Our Go-To Coating

How to Use Instagram as a Painting Contractor

4 tips to boost your brand and generate quality leads

As a painter, finding new quality leads is the lifeblood of your business. One way to find a larger audience and generate leads is by building a well-managed Instagram account for your business. Continue reading How to Use Instagram as a Painting Contractor

A Relationship You Can Trust

A&K Painting’s success has been powered by personal relationships with Sherwin-Williams

For A&K Painting, it’s all about relationships. “A relationship you can trust” is the tagline for the Charlotte-based commercial and industrial painting company, and president Kevin Robbins says it’s at the core of their identity. Continue reading A Relationship You Can Trust

Why Choose Sherwin-Williams?

These attributes make Sherwin-Williams the best choice for your next job

As a painting contractor, your relationship with your paint supplier is important. Your paint supplier is an extension of your business, helping provide the products you need—when and where you need them—to get the job done. Your supplier must also be a partner you can rely on to lend expertise and provide cutting-edge solutions to increase your productivity and profitability. Continue reading Why Choose Sherwin-Williams?

How to Break Into the Commercial Sector

Gulf Coast Premier Painting’s owners share 5 things they wish they’d known when they started taking on commercial jobs

Cody Edwards and Matt Fruge, co-owners of Gulf Coast Premier Painting (GCPP) in Houston, Texas, remember the nerves they felt the first time they took on a commercial job. As contractors who had primarily worked in the residential space before, handling a large commercial project was intimidating.

“I remember it well,” Edwards says. “It wasn’t in Houston, so we were on the road. It was going to be an eight-week job: 22,000 square feet of texture on top of painting 142,000 square feet of surface. I don’t want to speak for Matt, but I was scared.” Continue reading How to Break Into the Commercial Sector

Eye on the Industry: 4 Trends Every Painter Should Know

Nick Slavik highlights 4 industry trends every painter should know

As a painter, it’s important for you to keep an eye on developing trends in the field. After all, it can help you make better recommendations for customers and keep your business one step ahead of the competition. Continue reading Eye on the Industry: 4 Trends Every Painter Should Know

Above and Beyond

This New Jersey-based painter credits his Sherwin-Williams team for helping solve some of his biggest challenges

After 28 years of working in the painting industry, Wilber Vargas—founder, owner, and manager of Wilber’s Painting in Maplewood, New Jersey—says it takes a lot to surprise him. But he’s been happily surprised by how his local Sherwin-Williams team has committed to supporting his business. Continue reading Above and Beyond

Enhance Your Cabinet Refinishing Results

The new Gallery Series™ Waterborne Topcoat offers color choices and boosts productivity.

With more and more homeowners looking to update their living spaces, refinished cabinets can give homeowners the high-end looks they desire without the equally high-end costs of replacing cabinets entirely. This trend can be very profitable for your painting business. However, cabinet refinishing can be labor-intensive and requires a system to be in place for maximum productivity.

Building that system starts with choosing the right product—and the new Gallery Series™ Waterborne Topcoat is the right product for the job. Continue reading Enhance Your Cabinet Refinishing Results

Are You Ready for Exterior Season?

11 products that can maximize your productivity on the job site

Depending on where you live, exterior season is either just around the corner or already here. While that’s great news for your business, exterior painting comes with its own distinct needs and challenges.

Thankfully, we’ve done the prep work for you. Check out our checklist of 11 products you and your crews should keep stocked this season to maximize your quality and productivity.

Continue reading Are You Ready for Exterior Season?

Easily Navigate the Color Conversation with Homeowners

Use FREE Virtual Color Consultations to differentiate your business from the competition

Did you know choosing color is homeowners’ biggest pain point when it comes to painting their home? And when a potential customer can’t decide on color, it can quickly become your biggest paint point too.

Indecisive homeowners can drag their feet when it comes to closing a sale or starting a job, causing unnecessary delays and frustration. But what if you could help homeowners find or match their perfect color without choosing the actual color for them? Instead, you can become an invaluable resource to your customers by connecting them with a trusted and trained color expert—someone who can build their confidence and guide them to quicker decision making.

Continue reading Easily Navigate the Color Conversation with Homeowners

Expect the Unexpected

These 3 products are at their best even when the weather’s at its worst

Working exterior jobs in early spring can mean dealing with unpredictable and suboptimal weather. Rain, sleet, snow, and cold temperatures can delay or ruin your best-laid plans.

But if you’re stocking the right products, you and your team can be prepared to perform at your best, even when the weather’s at its worst. Depending on your regional demands, we recommend these three paints for your spring exterior projects.

Continue reading Expect the Unexpected

Unlock Your PRO Advantage Today

Put Sherwin-Williams resources and innovation to work for you.

Your needs as a professional painting contractor are evolving. Whether it means finding more time in your day, being more productive on the job site, or seeking advice on tackling a difficult job, staying competitive in this fast-paced industry is tough.

As your supplier, Sherwin-Williams understands your needs and has developed Sherwin-Williams PRO+, an exclusive program of pro-level services designed to help you grow and manage your business. PRO+ benefits allow you to take advantage of exclusive discounts, productivity-enhancing tools, personalized support, and more.

Continue reading Unlock Your PRO Advantage Today

Delivering Durable Results

3 reasons Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel may be right for you

Paint choices matter. Knowing which paint to use is key to a successful and profitable interior paint job–especially one that needs to withstand the wear and tear of high-touch surfaces like cabinets, windows, doors, and trim.

With up to 4x faster dry-to-recoat time*, Emerald® Urethane Trim Enamel (EUTE) is one of many PRO+ductive Solutions Sherwin-Williams offers as part of their PRO+ program. PRO+ductive Solutions help contractors save time by completing jobs quickly and generate profit through innovative products and services.

Part of the latest wave of PRO+ductive Solutions, EUTE is a water-based urethane modified alkyd with the look and feel of an alkyd/oil finish. This bold product combines contractor-friendly dry times with the highest quality paint Sherwin-Williams can offer. Consider these three reasons why EUTE may be right for your next job.

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Use Color to Win

Turn color into your competitive advantage

Even though you may feel like more of an expert in products than color, that’s no barrier to helping your customers in their color journey. Thanks to a suite of innovative tools from Sherwin-Williams, you can direct your customers to find the color they’re looking for, learn which colors are trending, and meet virtually with an expert design team to find the perfect palette for them.

These three services can help you leverage color to succeed.

Continue reading Use Color to Win

From Flashing to Flawless Finish

How to make drywall patches invisible

How often have you run into this? The drywall has been perfectly patched, but even after multiple coats, you can still see the patch through the paint.

Whether you made the problem or you’re fixing someone else’s work, this issue—often referred to as “flashing”—can be a real problem for painters, acting as a literal blemish on your work. Thankfully, it’s easily repaired.

Continue reading From Flashing to Flawless Finish