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Are You an Exterior Expert? Here’s How to Raise Your Game

The time is right for exterior painting, especially with interior painting demand down due to COVID-19. If you’re not an exterior specialist, this article will give you the building blocks to elevate your outdoor painting game, from proper surface prep and when to prime to topcoat sheen, applicator options and cleanup.
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How Do I Paint Brick? A Complete Guide for Pro Painters

Answers to pro painter’s most pressing questions by Rick Watson

Brick inherently needs no paint. But your customer may have several reasons to do so, ranging from cosmetic color changes to improving the look of a damaged substrate. In this article, I’ll answer some of the most common questions I hear from contractors on the subject of painting brick.
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The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances

Masking at the job site is a critical step in delivering professional painting results. Masking protects against paint drips, splatters and overspray that may cause damage or are difficult to remove.

We sat down with the technical services team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to learn about the latest masking technology and techniques. Here is their advice to pro painters: Continue reading The Pro Painter’s Guide to Masking: Tips, Techniques and the Latest Technological Advances

Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires

If you’re part of a one- or two-person shop, chances are you’re doing it all… patching, cleaning, masking and – finally! – painting.

In larger companies, the newest hires become the designated maskers. In union shops, chances are that the apprentices are tackling the masking chore. Continue reading Who’s Doing the Masking on Your Job Site? Training Tips for New Hires