Winter 2023

The 2024 Color of the Year: A Breezy Blue with a Hint of Silver Lining - Described as “a breezy, blissful blue with a hint of silver lining,” Upward SW 6239 (224-C1) is the Sherwin-Williams 2024 Color of the Year.
Better Colors for All Your Jobs: Colormix® for Commercial Spaces - The annual Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast is not just a useful resource for your residential projects. As the company’s team of experts craft their color forecast, they hand-select key commercial colors and weave them into each palette. The result is Colormix® for Commercial Spaces. From stunning blues and greens to dramatic darks and deeps, you can … Continue reading Better Colors for All Your Jobs: Colormix® for Commercial Spaces
Pros-Only Coatings: How Can I Use These to Up My Game? - Want answers to your most pressing painting problems? PPC’s Ask Your ProPartner™ columnist Dennis Fiorilli is here to help. The subject this time: high-performance coatings developed especially for use by professional painting contractors.
Large Commercial Projects Key to Growth of Carolina’s A&K Painting - Paint is definitely in the blood of the Robbins family. For four generations now, they have been doing award-winning professional painting work from their home base in the Charlotte metropolitan area of North and South Carolina. The current family business is A&K Painting, founded by Andy Robbins in 1994.
Contractor Q&A: Tim Conley on Property Maintenance, High-End Residential and the Challenges and Opportunities of Each - For more than 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. This issue we talk with Tim Conley of Conley Brothers Painting, Mishawaka, Indiana (pictured above right with Sherwin-Williams Property Maintenance Sales Rep Kevin Bell).
Navigating the Talent: Hiring and Recruiting Strategies for Success in the Painting Industry - 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 … Continue reading Navigating the Talent: Hiring and Recruiting Strategies for Success in the Painting Industry
5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Business for the New Year - A little bit of planning in December can go a long way toward the continued health and growth of a business in the next year. In this article, we’ll look at five ways for professional painting company owners to take stock and make plans to be more productive, profitable and generally improve their businesses in … Continue reading 5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Business for the New Year
Top 10 Stories of 2023: A PPC Year-End Roundup - What were paint pros reading about in 2023? Here’s a list of stories that PPC readers clicked on the most in the past year:
Surface Prep: For Perfect Walls and Ceilings with Less Effort, Try the New Planex Drywall Sander - The new generation PLANEX from Festool is revolutionizing drywall construction – with LED light and random orbit movement. In this article, we review the four key benefits that professional painting contractors will get from using the new PLANEX LHS 2 225 Drywall Sander.
Winter 2023 Editor’s Picks: Five Cool Tools and Products That Will Make Your Jobs Go Easier - As part of our ongoing mission to help painting professionals maximize their job site productivity, each issue of PPC magazine features our favorite application tools and essential job site equipment and supplies. Here are our Winter 2023 picks:
Winter 2023 ProBuy® Specials: Save 20 Percent or More on Select Painting Equipment and Supplies - Each issue of PPC magazine includes a roundup of special ProBuy® pricing on some of our favorite application tools and essential equipment and supplies.
How to Build Your Social Media Presence - Generate quality leads from social media with these 6 tips Tell the painters on your team to pull out their phones and get on social media. No, it’s not a distraction or a waste of time on the job. In fact, savvy social media skills can save your business time and help you land more … Continue reading How to Build Your Social Media Presence
The Pro’s Guide to Airless Spraying - If you haven’t already gone airless, here’s 3 reasons to start When purchasing a sprayer, you want to make the right decision. After all, buying a sprayer is a significant financial investment. Many painting contractors have been increasingly choosing airless sprayers. Garrett Bogart, national account specialist at Graco, explains the three main advantages of choosing … Continue reading The Pro’s Guide to Airless Spraying
3 Ways to Start the Color Conversation - Bust through homeowner indecision with these icebreakers For some customers, committing to a specific color can be intimidating. What if it’s not quite right? What if it looks different in real life than how they imagined it in their head? What if this color goes out of style almost as soon as it dries? That … Continue reading 3 Ways to Start the Color Conversation
Customer-Focused Interior Upgrade Solutions - Improve project efficiency and homeowner satisfaction with premium upgrades Successful painting contractors agree that a customer-focused sales approach typically results not only in improved customer satisfaction but the opportunity to upgrade to products that can improve project profitability.