Winter 2022

Handy Tube Sealer - Stop throwing out half tubes of caulk with the Handy Tube Sealer. The Handy Tube Sealer creates an airtight seal for any size tube of caulk so you can re-use until the tube is empty.
Poly-America - The Sherwin-Williams Plastic Sheeting, Contractor Bags, and Husky Drop Cloths are ideal for new construction and remodel projects. These products help safeguard against accidental spills and drips when painting and also allow for quick and easy clean-up after projects are complete.
PiViT ladder tool Provision Tools - The Ultimate ladder leveling tool on the market! Eight different functions in one versatile, must have tool. Level any extension ladder in seconds on stairs, rooftops, and uneven ground. It also works as a ladder jack, a standoff, paint tray holder, paint can leveler and stepping stool.
Roll with the Changes: Historic Homes to Commercial Work, Canadian Painter Thrives on the Details that Bring it All to Life - Pro Experts Painting was first profiled in the Fall 2007 issue of PPC magazine. PPC editor Mike Starling caught up with Scott Martell, owner of the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based painting company, for the fourth installment of our Where Are They Now? series.
Tips On How To Be More Productive On Interior Paint Jobs - Success on interior jobs doesn’t just happen. It hinges on using the proper prep and application tools and knowing the right paint for the job on walls, trim, cabinets and more. In this article, we’ll offer tips to help you maximize productivity with the appropriate coatings and tools.
The Pros and Cons of Taking on a Business Partner - Is partnering the right path for you and your business? Adding a business partner may give your business an extra boost in revenue. After all, twice the brainpower and effort could add up to twice the productivity and profits.
Product Solutions: Need the Best? Think Emerald® - Paint choices matter. Knowing which paint to use when is key to a beautiful, long-lasting interior paint job.
Revolutionary: Get Your Sanding Done Faster with the Radius 360° - Want to help your crews increase productivity and efficiency in the all-important surface prep phase of your paint jobs?
The Right Colors for Every Job: The 2023 Commercial Colormix® Forecast - Use the six palettes of the 2023 Sherwin-Williams Commercial Colormix® Forecast to help your customers in the color selection process. These palettes have been selected by the company’s color experts using the latest paint color trends for hospitality, healthcare, education and commercial jobs, plus new residential and multi-family properties.
Are You Ready for Next Year? 2023 Business Planning Tips from the PCA - This article by Tom Reber is the fourth in a series from PPC and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.
Addressing the Labor Shortage: Industry Leaders Work with Local Agencies to Develop New Painting Talent - As professional painting contractors are all too aware, there is an acute worker shortage affecting not only the coatings industry but the building trades as a whole. Now, some forward-thinking industry leaders are banding together to do something about it.
5 Tips to Prevent Floor Coatings Failures - Proper prep will save you from costly callbacks If you’re a painting contractor thinking about expanding your business into floor coating, then you’re not alone. Whether it’s bidding on a large-scale industrial project or staining a customer’s garage floor, contractors are increasingly expanding their services to include floor coatings.
Winter 2022 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help Increase Your Productivity and Efficiency - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their jobsite productivity, each issue of PPC features a roundup of some of our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Winter 2022 issue picks: