“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
In this second 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 throughout the bid preparation process, product upgrade considerations, and delivering a quote. Continue reading Art of the Sale: Product Upgrades, Estimating, and Project Bids
If you’re like most professional painting contractors, you have your go-to products, those you rely on job after job after job. So it’s good to know that paint suppliers are continually looking for new ways to improve these coatings. This article is a roundup of contractor favorites that have recently been reformulated with “Next Generation” upgrades. Continue reading The Next Generation: These Contractor Favorites Are Now Better Than Ever
Available now, the next generation SuperPaint® Interior Acrylic Latex from Sherwin- Williams delivers excellent hide to help make color changes quickly and easily.
Continue reading SuperPaint®: The Next Generation of Interior Coatings
A multiple winner of the Diamond Award in the Parade of Homes of the Association of Home Builders of Brunswick County, N.C., Alex García prides himself on having some of the most important builders of Sunset Beach, N.C., among his clients.
As owner and founder of García and Associates, he says the key to his success resides in his company’s quality work and professionalism and, especially, the Sherwin-Williams® quality products he uses. PPC sat down with García to learn how he has become one of the top painting contractors in his area. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Alex García on His Secrets for Award-Winning Residential Projects
A unique, eye-catching color scheme made the Beach Apartments a landmark property on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But the exterior hadn’t been painted since the 1990s, and rain and sun had caused significant damage. The stucco was cracked and crumbling, and the colors had faded in the high desert climate.
Continue reading Icon in the Sun: Long-Lasting Colors for Albuquerque’s Beach Apartments
For 45 years, tram cars carried people back and forth from the city of Vancouver to neighboring communities in British Columbia. That all came to a halt in the 1950s, as buses replaced tram cars in British Columbia, much as it happened with their streetcar counterparts in the U.S.
Continue reading On Track Again: Canadian Painter Helps Restore Historic Rail Car
Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to be a painting contractor. But it is also a highly competitive market, with plenty of savvy homeowners and top-quality builders who will accept nothing less than the best. Continue reading A Classic Finish: Standing Out in a Competitive Market
What’s new in coatings technology to help make your job easier this year? Plenty! First, let’s take a look at these new additions and next-generation enhancements to some of your favorite coatings: Continue reading 2017 New Product Guide: Contractor Favorites Get an Upgrade
Orlando is known as “The City Beautiful,” so it stands to reason that any new construction in the central Florida city is held to an extremely high standard. Continue reading The Rialto: The Painting of a Trendsetting Apartment Project
From a breakthrough coating with the power to kill bacteria to an extreme bonding primer to true washable flats, innovation is in the air (and on the wall). These new products will help make your job easier in 2016. Continue reading 2016 New Product Guide
Whether painting historic Victorians on the east coast or earth-toned stucco homes in the sunny southwest, Doug Noble has been making homeowners happy for more than three decades.
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