Pros know that the quality of the coatings they use has a big effect on the final finish and durability of any paint job. In this article, we explore the qualities that distinguish the best interior and exterior paints and offer advice on how painting contractors can make the best decisions for their customers’ project and budget needs. Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Does Paint Quality Really Matter?
In this fifth and final installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the post-project follow-up that lays a path toward repeat business and referrals. Continue reading Art of the Sale: The Importance of the Follow-up
Want to know exactly what your sprayers are doing, where they’re working and how they’re performing? Continue reading Get Productivity Reports and Real-Time Sprayer Info Anywhere, Any Time, with Graco BlueLink
In this fourth installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the continued importance of being customer focused as you deliver and execute the project. Continue reading Art of the Sale: Execution and Delivery
“We love challenges,” says Mitch Egan, owner of Egan Painting in South Pasadena, Florida. That’s one of the reasons why painting the American Freedom Distillery in St. Petersburg was such a fulfilling project for this 40-year veteran of the construction trades. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Mitch to learn more about this high-profile job. Continue reading Egan Painting Achieves Dramatic Results at 14,000 Square Foot Distillery
Paige NeJame is the owner of CertaPro Painters of the South Shore and Boston. In this article, she outlines why it’s a good idea for pro painters to get into the color consulting game. Continue reading 4 Reasons to Offer Color Consultation Services to Your Painting Customer
Want your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application, surface prep and cleanup tools. Continue reading Top New Tools for Pro Painters for 2020
Has COVID-19 altered your job site activity? Turn your attention to developing and refining a training program for new employees. Continue reading Training Tips for Isolated Times
Spray vs. roll – which one should you choose? The answer is that both are good application techniques, and each has its advantages, says Rick Watson, director of Product Information and Technical Services at Sherwin-Williams. In this article, he answers four of the most frequently asked questions he hears about this topic. Continue reading Should I Spray or Should I Roll? 4 Common Questions Answered
Here’s a new color solution for your residential painting customers. Continue reading Introducing Virtual Color Consultation
Rob Waller has been a professional painter for more than 30 years. He lives in the Charleston, South Carolina area, where he owns and operates Waller Painting. The company employs 24 painters. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Rob Waller on Passion, Pride and the Challenges of the Painting Trade
Four top painting contractors from across the country discuss the current realities in the painting world and the challenges of moving their business forward in an exclusive new contractor forum hosted by PPC magazine. Continue reading Pro-To-Pro Podcast Debuts
For 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. This time: Allen Pinchot, Frank Novak & Sons, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading Pro to Pro with Allen Pinchot: Know When to Fold ‘Em
In this third installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the continued importance of being customer-focused during color discussion and closing the sale. Continue reading Art of the Sale: Discussing Color and the Close
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The top choice for painting professionals, the 6000 series of fiberglass step ladders feature a HolsterTop with the Lock-In System that allows you to customize your ladder top. The system secures tools from falling while keeping them handy while working all the while increasing productivity on the job. Continue reading Werner
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Track job progress and monitor hourly productivity with real-time jobsite access. Connect BlueLink to the Sherwin-Williams Pro App to easily manage paint and supply deliveries for your crews so they keep spraying.
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BlueLink is free to use with no monthly fees. It’s available on most Graco electric sprayers and is available in 9 languages.
To learn more and download the app, visit graco.com/BlueLink
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Make Sherwin-Williams 1050QD Quick Dry your go-to caulk and turn jobs faster.
Available at Sherwin-Williams.