Is partnering the right path for you and your business?
Adding a business partner may give your business an extra boost in revenue. After all, twice the brainpower and effort could add up to twice the productivity and profits. Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Taking on a Business Partner
A contractor and her rep collaborate to help multi-family properties stand out
For most start-up painting contractors, the thought of doing door-to-door cold call prospecting doesn’t sound very appealing. As if that weren’t difficult enough, imagine that the segment you want to serve is the highly competitive, price sensitive multi-family market. Oh, and you’re a woman in a male dominated space. Continue reading Making It in Miami
Meet maintenance needs with innovations like LatitudeTM Exterior Acrylic Latex
Fall is a time when temperatures are shifting, the weather is changing, and environmental conditions can be unpredictable. For many property managers and their maintenance teams, this may make Fall seem like a less than ideal time for new painting jobs. But thanks to products that perform in variable weather, Sherwin-Williams can turn that Fall weather into a season of productivity. Continue reading Embrace the Changing Seasons
Proper prep will save you from costly callbacks
If you’re a painting contractor thinking about expanding your business into floor coating, then you’re not alone. Whether it’s bidding on a large-scale industrial project or staining a customer’s garage floor, contractors are increasingly expanding their services to include floor coatings. Continue reading 5 Tips to Prevent Floor Coatings Failures
Timely reminders to maximize your productivity and accuracy when cutting-in.
Continue reading Cutting-In Tips
Sherwin-Williams free property assessment is the first step to helping maintain, attract, and retain residents.
Continue reading Delivering Multi-Family Solutions
Sherwin-Williams provided key assists on these projects
Whether it’s the convenience of more than 4,500+ store locations or the vast array of innovative products that provide a solution for just about any task a painting professional may face, contractors have come to depend on Sherwin-Williams as a trusted and valued resource. Continue reading Serving Solutions
Commercial/Industrial Painting Contractor Sees Their Rep as a Key Team Member
According to Waukesha, WI – based Porta-Painting President & Owner Amanda Martin, there are four adjectives that best describe her Sherwin-Williams sales rep for the past 11 years, Kevin Zei: Continue reading How Building a Strong Connection With Your Sherwin-Williams Rep Is a Game Changer
Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account tools can help grow your business and improve your productivity
We understand the goals and challenges of being a PRO painter.
That’s why we’ve made a set of tools and services, designed just for PROs like yourself, to help grow your business and improve your productivity and profitability. A Sherwin-Williams PRO+ account — available by registering at a Sherwin-Williams store and then signing in at swproplus.com — provides a wealth of benefits to PROs. And the PRO+ Business Tools at your disposal, including the PRO+ App, figure to be especially valuable in growing your productivity. Continue reading The PRO+ App — Letting You Focus on What You Do Best
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
Selecting the right sprayer can improve efficiency and productivity, but only if it’s the right one.
Can a new paint sprayer improve your efficiency, maximize your productivity, and deliver a finish that your customers will notice? Continue reading Choosing a Sprayer
A spring 2021 survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams asked more than 1,000 members of a DIY advisory panel a question of particular relevance to painting contractors: Why, exactly, do homeowners decide to hire out painting services? Continue reading Why do Homeowners Hire Painters?
How to make old business your best source of new business
A recent survey of painting contractors conducted by Sherwin-Williams reports that your best generator of new business remains the satisfied homeowner-customer whose house you just finished. Continue reading Earning the Referral