Tanya Leftwich owns Painting By Tanya, an interior painting business located in York, Pennsylvania. PPC sat down with her to find out a little bit of what she’s learned as a professional painting contractor. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Tanya Leftwich on the Challenges and Rewards of Working in a Male-Dominated Trade
Rick Convery Painting, Inc. has been making homes and commercial buildings on Martha’s Vineyard Island look fantastic for the past 35 years. A recent example is their work on one of the island’s highest profile restoration jobs: Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Continue reading Martha’s Vineyard Museum: New Life for an Island Landmark
All painting projects aren’t the same, so the type of painter’s tape you should use as well as how you prep for painting will vary from job to job, room to room, and surface to surface. We sat down with the Application Engineering Team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile this pro painter’s guide to taping. Continue reading 5 Steps to Perfect Taping
Finding the right person for a position is part art and part science. While some people certainly have a gift for finding good people, everyone can improve their success rate by following a methodical step-by-step process. Continue reading 10 Steps to Better Hiring
“Word of mouth.” That’s the answer you’d get if you ask many pro painters to name their favorite marketing strategy. They know that referrals from friends, neighbors and colleagues are some of the best advertising out there. In today’s world, word of mouth advertising isn’t just a person-to-person game. It’s gone digital as well. Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms
Want to make the most out of your social media feeds? Here are some suggestions from the marketing experts at Sherwin-Williams. Continue reading 3 Tips for Building a Powerful Social Media Presence
Making great hires is essential for today’s painting contractor. A well-designed internship program can help you find the best talent and fuel productivity and growth. Continue reading Recruitment & Retention: Using Internships to Make Better Hires
In this episode of our Pro on the Go video series, we asked Nick Slavik, owner of Nick Slavik Painting in New Prague, Minnesota, about the best business advice he has ever received. Continue reading Pro on the Go Video: People Are a Problem. What’s the Solution?
Here are some great ideas to help your customers in the new residential segment make a personal statement with color. Continue reading Cosmic Radiance to Rustic Comfort: The 2019 New Residential Color Collection
Channeling the desert modern style, Cavern Clay SW 7701 (290-C6) is Sherwin-Williams® 2019 Color of the Year. In this story, we’ll pass on tips on where to use it and which colors work well with it. Continue reading Bring the Warmth Inside with Cavern Clay, the 2019 Color of the Year
Painting has been a passion for Scott Steck since he first learned the trade over summers in high school. He’s now the owner of Steck Custom Painting, which recently completed the repaint of a historic Tudor-style Ohio mansion built in the 1920s. Continue reading Reviving a Roaring ’20s Mansion in Ohio
Have you ever said to yourself, “I have no life because my business consumes all my time”! Then there’s a good chance you have the “I can do it all” mindset. I want you to know you’re not alone. And, more importantly, that there’s something you can do about it.
Continue reading Do You Suffer from the ‘I Can Do It All’ Mindset?
Here are five things to remember when taping your paint project, according to the surface prep experts at 3M. Continue reading Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques
Do you suffer from the “I can do it all” mindset? Many business owners do. Here’s what you can do to change. Continue reading 4 Powerful Tips to Free Yourself from the I-Can-Do-It-All Mentality
Tips for choosing the right tape for a specific job, from the experts at 3M: Continue reading How to Choose the Right Tape for the Job
Professional painting contractors are always looking for new products that increase their job site efficiency. SnapDry™ Door and Trim Paint is one coating that will help you turn jobs faster. And now, it’s available in more color options, including extra white and deep and ultradeep bases. Continue reading SnapDry™ Door & Trim Paint: Outstanding Results, Without the Wait
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson Continue reading What is the best way to paint light colors over dark colors?