Tag Archives: Spring 2024

When My Craft Became My Calling: How Two Paint Pros Turned Jobs into Careers

Every painter has an origin story. An aha moment when they realized their true calling. And while each story is unique, there are often common threads that tie them together. When we sat down to chat with two expert pros, we discovered it is their love of the trade, a desire to build their knowledge and skills and an openness to collaboration that led them to turn “just a job” into businesses and lifelong careers.
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Want to Elevate Your Exterior Game? Ask Your ProPartner

Want answers to your most pressing painting problems? PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Dennis Fiorilli is here to help. This time: exterior painting FAQs.
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An Eye for Detail: Pennsylvania Project Will Always Be One of This Paint Pro’s Top 10 Jobs

Being female in what is still a male-dominated industry may seem like an obstacle to some. But it’s actually been just the opposite for Corissa Cook, who in just two years has built a thriving interior painting business serving the Pittsburgh area.
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‘Grow Fully, Lead Fully’: PCA Event Seeks to Empower Women Working in the Paint Industry

Being a woman in a male-dominated trade presents unique challenges and opportunities. During the first-ever Women in Paint Conference held last November, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) invited female paint pros and industry leaders to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for a two-day event designed to cultivate growth and leadership skills that will propel them to new heights.
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2 Tapes in 1! FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape Saves Time, Holds Strong

Want to get maximum productivity when it matters most? FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape is a one-step solution for hanging poly-sheeting that offers 50 percent time savings compared to standard methods.
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Spring 2024 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help Boost Your Job Site Productivity

As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their job site productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Spring 2024 picks:
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Spring 2024 ProBuy® Specials: Save 20 Percent or More on Select Painting Equipment and Supplies

Each issue of PPC magazine includes a roundup of special ProBuy® pricing on some of our favorite application tools and essential equipment and supplies.
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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?

Does Your Painting Equipment Need a Spring Checkup?

These tips will ensure you’re ready for exterior season

Spring’s just around the corner, and like many painting businesses, you’re probably beginning to prepare for exterior season. In all your preparation, don’t forget to perform an annual checkup on your equipment. Now’s the time to make sure your gear is still performing well and to upgrade or replace any tools or equipment as necessary.

Here’s a quick checklist to help guide you through some of your most important equipment maintenance decisions. Continue reading Does Your Painting Equipment Need a Spring Checkup?

How to Find and Hire the Right Job Candidate

Save time and energy with these hiring best practices

Few decisions are more important for your painting business than hiring the right employee. A good hire can maximize your business’ productivity, boost team morale, and lead to long-term growth. The high-potential newcomer you hire today could become a future leader for your company — or they could become a headache that quits on you a few months later.

It’s hard to know when you hire someone whether they’re the right pick, but experts point to three key best practices that can guide you. Follow these practices for finding and hiring job candidates, and odds are good your next hire will be the right choice. Continue reading How to Find and Hire the Right Job Candidate