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Spring 2017

What You Need to Know About Coating Concrete

in Concrete Solutions

Concrete/cement is the No. 1 building material in the world – and one the most problematic surfaces you’re likely to encounter in typical commercial work, says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. Here’s what you need to know to prevent paint failure on concrete and masonry substrates. Moisture, movement and a variable surface Unlike steel,…

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6 Ways to Save Time and Money with the New PRO App

in Business Builders

Find what you need, when you need it, right from your smart phone. The new PRO app from Sherwin-Williams is an excellent productivity-enhancing tool to help you and your project managers keep up with the fast-paced demands of commercial work. Here are six ways the PRO app can help you: 1. Manage your accounts online…

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Staffing Up: How to Know When to Hire More Office Workers

in Business Builders

Wanting to grow but feeling stuck on what to do next? Paige NeJame, owner of the CertaPro Painters of the South Shore and Boston franchise, has some sound advice. First move: Eliminate your day-to-day drudgery “When you start out you are typically doing everything yourself,” she says. “Your first big investment is an office manager.…

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3 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Company Website

in Business Builders

Alpine Painting and Sandblasting Contractors of Paterson, New Jersey, is an industry leader in online marketing. We spoke with Dave Scaturro of Alpine to learn what they’re doing to generate more leads with their company website. 1.Be where customers are looking “We’ve invested a lot of our energy into our website, because we recognize that…

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2 Problem Substrates (And How to Overcome Them)

in Application Techniques
photo of a failing masonry coating

Quick: Name the toughest substrate challenges in commercial painting jobs. If you said concrete and galvanized steel, you’re on the right track. “Concrete/cement is the No. 1 building material in the world, but more and more galvanized steel is being used,” says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. “These are two of the most problematic…

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Protecting Floors Protects Your Reputation

in Application Techniques

Heavy-duty surface protection is becoming more and more important as customers demand protection of expensive and custom flooring. A simple solution that makes you look good Trimaco Contractor Strength FloorShell™ is a proven and trusted temporary surface protection product for commercial, new construction and renovation projects. Using FloorShell saves you time and money since it…

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Create Texture Faster and More Reliably Than Ever

in Paint Innovations

Textured surfaces are often used in hotels and other commercial spaces to add dimension and interest to interior surfaces. These surfaces have long been inefficient to create, and present ongoing maintenance issues as scuffed walls highlight the joint compound underneath. The good news for painters Gone are the days of applying joint compound or a…

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Boston University: Why We Used Paint Shield®

in Paint Innovations

New Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was the perfect solution for a repaint of the FitRec Center at Boston University. The center, including two pools, two gyms, locker facilities and a rock-climbing wall, has been a popular addition to campus since opening in 2005. “The ability to kill specific bacteria is why we chose it,” says…

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LEED® v4: What You Need to Know

in Application Techniques

Have you seen architectural specifications requiring LEED® v4 and wondered “what now”? Not only can our sales representatives walk you through the appropriate coatings and documentation, but now we also have new website resources to help guide you through the new requirements enacted in November 2016. Get started with these online resources Find them at…

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Turn Jobs Fast with Airless Handheld Sprayers

in Application Techniques

Airless handheld sprayers are an essential tool for turning small jobs fast. Here are two recent developments in professional-grade handheld sprayers. FlexSpray™ A multi-tool that combines airless productivity and the control of HVLP into one versatile sprayer, the Titan® FlexSpray™ HandHeldreceived the Sherwin-Williams 2015 Vendor Product of the Year award. The FlexSpray functions as both…

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New: Get Loxon® All-Weather Concrete Protection in a Semi-Transparent Stain

in Concrete Solutions

Enhance the natural variation in concrete by adding semi-transparent color with Loxon® Vertical Concrete Stain, coming to your Sherwin-Williams store in summer 2017. The new Semi-Transparent Stain addition to the Loxon family is ideal for large commercial concrete structures or horizontal surfaces. It’s perfect for fences, traffic barriers and any exterior masonry where maintaining the…

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