Sherwin-Williams recently surveyed professional painting contractors about their needs from a supplier. The takeaway? Those needs are evolving, but one item showed up on their wish lists frequently, and that was a way to expand their purchasing power and improve their cash flow with a professional account. Continue reading Get More Flexibility with a PRO+ 0% Interest Credit Account
“Hire character. Train skill.”
That directive was made popular by Peter Schutz, the former CEO of Porsche whose book, The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, was a bestseller.
Schutz applied this principle at several Fortune 500 firms along his career path, but would the same idea apply to hires that a painting contractor might make? This article will take a closer look at the question and cite some contractors and other personnel experts who can help shape your hiring practices. Continue reading What Should You Seek in a New Hire?
As a recent immigrant to Atlanta, and with the experience of having owned a business in Mexico City, Carlos Velez was eager to start a business in this country. Continue reading Recipe for Success: Three Brothers Painting Trusts in Family and Good Products
“We asked a lot of our homes in 2020,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Bedrooms were turned into classrooms, living rooms into gyms and kitchens into conference rooms. We are now more mindful than ever of how these spaces impact us both physically and mentally.”
The paints and palettes of the new Living Well™ Collection can help people live more mindfully, she says. The collection includes 11 new color palettes and two products that expand the popular SuperPaint® line with added air purifying and sanitizing technologies. Continue reading Innovation + Inspiration: The Living Well™ Collection
The Living Well™ Collection features 540 beautiful colors including 11 curated color palettes that showcase an inspired assortment of some of Sherwin-Williams most stunning, top-selling shades. The new palettes include: Continue reading Living Well™ Collection: The New Palettes
Thinking about retirement yet? You should be – even if it’s decades away. In this article, we asked a professional financial planner for his retirement planning advice for painting contractors. Continue reading Managing Your Money: Retirement Planning for Pro Painters
In this article, Pintor Pro answers five questions pro painters frequently ask about deck care. Continue reading All Hands on Deck! Answers to Your Deck Care Questions
Callbacks are a drain on profitability and productivity, not to mention the potential damage unsatisfied customers can do to your reputation and brand in referrals and social media. Here are some of the best ideas we’ve found to keep callbacks to a minimum. Continue reading 8 Great Ways to Cut Back on Callbacks
As we move into the busy exterior painting season, you’ll want to make sure you have the ladders needed to safely take on all of your work. With ProBuy® pricing on extension ladders at Sherwin-Williams, now is the ideal time to add or upgrade your ladders for 2021. Continue reading Reach New Performance Heights
Here are some of our favorite tools that help pros work easier and faster. Continue reading Spring 2021 Editor’s Picks: Tools to Help You Work Easier and Faster