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Buffalo Industries

Buffalo Industries XL Waterproof Shoe and Boot Covers fit large work boots, and protect both flooring and footwear.

SURLY Soap has an embedded scrubber which thoroughly cleans painters’ and contractors’ hands.

Buffalo’s Painter’s Rags are washed, white, cotton t-shirt wipers. They are absorbent, consistent, colorfast and low-linting… painters’ preference. Continue reading Buffalo Industries

Are You Charging Enough?

As a professional painting contractor, you’ve likely faced competitive bidding situations in which the “winner” was simply the bidder who offered the least expensive option. But if you’re the winner in such a scenario, what exactly is your prize? And could it be in your interest to provide a bid that is more in alignment with the challenges of the task at hand? Continue reading Are You Charging Enough?

Fact or Fiction: Does Paint Quality Really Matter?

PROS know that the quality of the coatings they use has a big effect on the final finish and durability of any paint job. In this article, we explore the qualities that distinguish the best interior and exterior paints and offer advice on how painting contractors can make the best decisions for their customers’ project and budget needs. Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Does Paint Quality Really Matter?

Turn Your Customer’s Home Into a Haven with the New Living Well Collection

New from Sherwin-Williams: The Living Well™ collection, featuring paints and colors carefully chosen to help you turn your customer’s home into a haven of comfort, style and well-being.
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Water in the Basement Calls for Smart Painting Solutions

Answers to paint pros’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson, Ask Your ProPartner columnist for PPC magazine. This time: Rick talks about a painting challenge he recently encountered, and walks us through the product selection process and application methods he used to take care of it. Continue reading Water in the Basement Calls for Smart Painting Solutions

From Paycheck Protection to Virtual Networking: How the PCA is Answering the Challenges of 2020

2020 was a year unlike any other for paint industry trade organizations like the Painting Contractors Association. Contractors from across the country attended the annual PCA Expo in February (see photo at the top of the story), but soon after the world was hit by a global pandemic. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Nigel Costolloe, Executive Director of the PCA, to see what was learned this year and how it is shaping the organization’s role going forward. Continue reading From Paycheck Protection to Virtual Networking: How the PCA is Answering the Challenges of 2020

The CPIA Looks Back at 2020 and What’s Ahead for Commercial Painters in 2021

Designed to fill a gap of resources for the commercial painting business owner, a new trade organization called the Commercial Painting Industry Association (CPIA) was formed in 2020.

The organization is described by founders Steve Hester and Aaron Moore as “a peer group-driven trade association focused on bringing together elite business owners and their key team members on a regular basis to share, connect, and grow as both individuals and leaders.” PPC editor Mike Starling spoke with Moore to see how the CPIA’s first year went, and what’s on tap for 2021. Continue reading The CPIA Looks Back at 2020 and What’s Ahead for Commercial Painters in 2021

The Highest Level of Interior Paint: Emerald® Designer Edition™

Looking for the ultimate interior finish for your high-end customers? New Emerald® Designer Edition™ Interior Latex paint combines the luxury of a smooth, uniform finish with Sherwin-Williams best hide yet. It’s a high-performance upgrade choice for homeowners who want the finest color with a virtually flawless appearance and outstanding resistance to water streaking and spotting. Continue reading The Highest Level of Interior Paint: Emerald® Designer Edition™

Contractor Q&A: Aideline Amarán on Finding Her Niche in the Miami Market

Founded in January 2016, Amaran Group LLC specializes in painting, paving and freshening up condo apartment buildings in Miami communities such as Hialeah, Doral, Fontainebleau, Kendall and North Miami Beach. We sat down with owner Aideline Amarán to learn some of the secrets of her success in the multi-family painting segment. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Aideline Amarán on Finding Her Niche in the Miami Market

Total Refresh: Self-Cleaning Paint Technology Key to Historic Knoxville Home Restoration

When Nate Brown of Two Rivers Restoration met Nick and Anna Ferruso and began talking about restoring the exterior of their 1920 Craftsman two-story home in Knoxville, Tennessee’s historic north side, he knew that Emerald® Rain Refresh™ Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology™ would be just the right product for the job. Continue reading Total Refresh: Self-Cleaning Paint Technology Key to Historic Knoxville Home Restoration