There are special considerations for coating concrete and masonry surfaces. This article goes over the basics and provides videos and links to learn more.
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Long-time PPC Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Rick Watson retired in December 2021. Before he left, we asked him about the most common questions he heard over his 34 years in the paint industry. In no particular order, here are his top 10 “ageless questions.”
Continue reading The Top 10 Questions that Painting Professionals Ask Time and Time Again
When it comes to production painting, you need a tape that sticks until the job’s done.
Continue reading Surface Prep: A New Masking Option for Production Painters
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick takes a look back at some of the most common problems for pro painters. Continue reading Don’t Make These Common Painting Mistakes!
Condition analysis is key to ensuring a successful coatings project.
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Q: I’m training new painters on how to professionally mask a job. What tips can you give me for helping them use a hand masker effectively?
Continue reading Best Practices: Professional Masking Tips from a 3M Engineer
Pressure washers are a powerful cleaning and surface prep tool for the professional painting contractor. For this article, we asked the experts at Sherwin-Williams and Mi-T-M, a leading manufacturer of pressure washers and other high quality industrial equipment, for tips on best practices and equipment selection.
Continue reading Keep it Clean: The Pro Painter’s Guide to Selecting, Using and Maintaining Pressure Washers
Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist for PPC magazine. Our topic this time: the importance of surface prep and priming. Continue reading Why is Proper Prep and Priming So Important?
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.
Continue reading Are You an Exterior Expert? Here’s How to Raise Your Game
All painting projects aren’t the same, so the type of painter’s tape you should use as well as how you prep for painting will vary from job to job, room to room, and surface to surface. We sat down with the Application Engineering Team in 3M’s Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division to compile this pro painter’s guide to taping. Continue reading 5 Steps to Perfect Taping
Here are five things to remember when taping your paint project, according to the surface prep experts at 3M. Continue reading Top 5 Taping Tips and Techniques
Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson Continue reading What Are the Best Ways to Combat Moisture?
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.
Continue reading How Do I Paint Brick? A Complete Guide for Pro Painters