Once again in 2023, PPC is teaming up with the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) on a series of articles to help you grow and improve your painting business. This year’s theme: Productivity is the path to profitability. In this article, PCA marketing specialist Lauren Forman shares some of the organization’s best hiring and recruiting practices for painting company owners and managers. Continue reading Navigating the Talent: Hiring and Recruiting Strategies for Success in the Painting Industry
As a paint pro, you probably feel qualified to answer almost any question a client asks you about the painting process. After all, it’s your area of expertise. But when conversations turn to color selection, you may feel less confident recommending colors, selecting palettes, and offering your opinion on aesthetic decisions. Continue reading Cutting Through the Noise: New Color Trend Report Gives Contractors Confidence for Color Conversations
Painting the towering letters of the world-famous Hollywood Sign is no easy task. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the measures a California painting company took to deliver a beautiful, long-lasting finish while ensuring that the job site was as safe as possible for its workers.
Continue reading Jobsite Journal: Keeping Crews Safe and Productive on the Hollywood Sign Repaint
The world-famous Hollywood Sign celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023, and it looks better than ever thanks to a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams paint.
Continue reading Tinseltown Makeover: Hollywood Sign Gets a New Coat of Emerald® Rain Refresh™ for its 100th Anniversary
Paint choices matter. Knowing which paint to use when is key to a beautiful, long-lasting interior paint job.
In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: Cole Palea talks about his company’s work repainting a Seattle landmark – the Pike Place Market sign.
Continue reading Project Solutions: Pike Place Painters
In each issue of PPC, we go behind the scenes to interview pro painters about some of their most challenging projects. This time: a large residential property in Brossard, Louisiana by Darrell Benson Painting.
Continue reading Southern Charm: Quality Work Leads to Repeat Business for Louisiana Paint Pro
There are special considerations for coating concrete and masonry surfaces. This article goes over the basics and provides videos and links to learn more.
Continue reading Coating Concrete: 3 Steps to Success
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