Winter 2020

Bercom Handy Pro Pail - Handy Pro Pail- The Handy Pro Pail is built to attack larger projects with ease and confidence. Boasting a sturdy design, the feature-rich Handy Pro Pail can be used with a 6.5-inch mini-roller or 3-inch brush. Great for professional painters looking to maximize efficiency.
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.
Minwax Performance Series - Minwax – No matter what your next job is, make it beautiful with Performance Series Tintable Wood Stain. This premium, oil-based formula goes on thick and dries quickly for a long-lasting finish every time. And, with Custom Color Matching, you can get the exact color you need. Available only at Sherwin-Williams.
TITAN Elite™ 3000 Electric Sealed Hydraulic Airless Sprayer - Titan’s Elite 3000 electric sealed hydraulic airless sprayer is packed with proven technologies that deliver a consistent finish with minimal maintenance and easy cleanup.
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 … 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 … 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.
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.
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 … 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 … Continue reading The CPIA Looks Back at 2020 and What’s Ahead for Commercial Painters in 2021
Easy-to-Use Customizable Marketing Materials for PROs - It’s now easier than ever to promote your services as a professional painting contractor, capture job details and product features and benefits, and more impactfully communicate with your customers and prospects.
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.
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.
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.
Simple and Serene: Find Sanctuary with Sherwin-Williams 2021 Color of the Year - Sherwin-Williams has announced its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (245-C7). A warm, sophisticated bronze, the color inspires all of us to find sanctuary in any space. Urbane Bronze is a rich anchor that grounds the mind in calm and stability with its ties to the natural world.
Create Balance in Built Environments with 2021 Colormix® Forecast Color Collections - Looking for resources to help your customers in the color selection process? Sherwin-Williams has introduced new 2021 Colormix® Forecast color collections that will enhance public and personal spaces through the pulse of color.
Pro to Pro with Jonathan Zawacki: Do Only What You Do Well - For 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Jonathan Zawacki, Hands On … Continue reading Pro to Pro with Jonathan Zawacki: Do Only What You Do Well
Art of the Sale: The Importance of the Follow-up Art of the Sale: The Importance of the Follow-up - In this fifth and final 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 post-project … Continue reading Art of the Sale: The Importance of the Follow-up

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