“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
Pro’s “Step Up To Blue”.
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
BlueLink connects the people and equipment that drive your business in a completely new way. Whether you’re on a jobsite, at the office, or anywhere in between. BlueLink gives you the powerful data you need – on-demand, every day.
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.
Maximize uptime with the ability to monitor preventative maintenance schedules, receive maintenance alerts and check complete historical maintenance records on every sprayer. If needed, you can easily look up service parts on your sprayer with Graco Parts Book.
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
Sherwin-Williams 1050QD Quick Dry Siliconized Acrylic Latex Caulk dries after only 20 minutes, helping you get jobs done faster. It has a heavy-bodied formula for easy application and tooling. It provides lasting flexibility and adhesion. And it’s crack, water and weather resistant, offering protection from interior and exterior elements.
Make Sherwin-Williams 1050QD Quick Dry your go-to caulk and turn jobs faster.
Available at Sherwin-Williams.
Designed for the professional wallcovering installer, PRO-880 Ultra Clear Strippable features longer workability and maximum wet tack for excellent adhesion. When used with fabric-backed vinyl wallcoverings over bare drywall, PRO-880 Ultra Clear promotes strippability, leaving walls free from damage after removal of the wallcovering. PRO-880 Ultra Clear Strippable adhesive features a creamy, smooth consistency that is ready to use – no shaking, stirring, or whipping required. PRO-880 Ultra Clear applies easily with a roller, pasting machine, or brush.
- Ideal for most types and weights of wallcoverings, including commercial weight wallcoverings
- Maximum wet tack
- Extended open-time
- Ideal for pasting machines
- Easy water clean-up
- VOC (Regulatory): Zero (As calculated per EPA Method 24)
PRO-880 Ultra Clear Strippable Wallcovering Adhesive is proudly manufactured in the United States and is stocked in Sherwin-Williams stores nationwide. To learn more about ROMAN’s full line of wallcovering primers, adhesives, removers, and tools, visit: www.romanproducts.com
PiViT Ladder Tool
The PiViT Ladder Tool – is the ultimate extension ladder, leveling tool. This ladder leveler is a must have for any extension ladder owner. It enhances your safety by creating a stable platform for your extension ladder within seconds. It requires no bolts or clamps and can be easily moved from ladder to ladder. This tool works extremely well on uneven ground, roof tops, and stairs. It can also be used as a ladder jack.
The PiViT Ladder Tool is made of Polypropylene, the same material that a car battery casing is made of. It has a non-skid material for your ladder to rest secure on, and conveyor belt material to help minimize movement. The PiViT Ladder Tool supports up to 500 lbs. (227 kilos), exceeding the ladder’s 300lb, 1A duty rating.
Very few products can match the usefulness of the Roof Boot when it comes to working on roofs. The Roof Boot makes steep roofs safer for you and your employees. The Roof Boot’s main function is to secure a PiViT Ladder Tool on a 7/12 pitch (or greater) asphalt shingled roof. Sometimes it’s difficult to secure a toe-board or a ladder when you are working on a roof, that is not the case with the Roof Boot. The Roof Boot is easily secured by lifting up a shingle and nailing the Roof Boot as instructed.
Roof Boots are packaged and sold in pairs. Refer to the instructions tab for installation restrictions and recommendations.
- Easy to handle
- Secures on up to a 20 pitch roof
- Designed for tool tether
Protect yourself and your gutters! The latest addition to the PiViT line of ladder tools and accessories, the PiViT Ladder Helper, is specially designed to help protect your gutters from damaging scratches and dents made by ladders. It also enhances safety by reducing sideways ladder movement.
- Strong, lightweight, UV stabilized polypropylene
- Specially shaped to fit over the majority of household and commercial gutters
- Ladder guides on either side to secure the ladder
- Anti-slip, ribbed rubber protects your gutter and helps prevent ladder movement
- Two-stage pole insert to fit a wide range of pole sizes, making setup quick and simple
The Mi-T-M Job Pro Aluminum 4000 PSI contractor-duty pressure washer is the ideal model for paint preparation, concrete and brickwork, heavy mold and mildew removal, and large deck and surface restoration. The lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame makes this powerhouse extremely mobile and durable. Built for up to twenty hours of use per week, it is powered by a 389cc Honda overhead valve engine and high-performance direct drive pump. If you are in the market for a pressure washer that you can depend on for years, contact your local Sherwin-Williams store and talk to the professionals or visit www.mitm.com/selectsw.
This self-crosslinking acrylic creates a durable, protective finish that provides advanced stain resistance and minimizes the need for cleanup from footsteps, dirt and debris. And even if cleanup is needed, it’s quick and easy to do.
Cool Feel® with Comfort Step Technology™ is ideal for concrete surfaces like pool decks, patios and lanais, walkways and more. It’s available in hundreds of colors at Sherwin-Williams, so concrete can be cool and look cool too.
*Reduces surface temperature when compared to bare concrete. Amount of temperature reduction may differ due to: color choice, ambient temperature, time of day and the amount of direct sunlight on surface.
The 3M Ultra Durable Power Sanding Discs cut fast and last long. The quick and easy attachment and removal makes getting the job done more efficiently. A universal hole pattern design allows the disc to fit on multiple tools for convenience. The 3M Ultra Durable Power Sanding Discs are ideal for coating removal, leveling and finishing out your job. Available in 60, 80, 100, 120 and 220 grits.
Color selection can be a tricky hurdle for a contractor to navigate in any painting project. The wrong color can result in a disappointed customer and may even lead to a negative review on an otherwise well-executed project. Continue reading Differentiate Yourself by Offering Homeowners Free Virtual Color Consultation