• illustration of a general contractor Working With GCs: 4 Things to Watch For - The dynamic between the GC and the subcontractor can have its challenges. Here are some of the potential pitfalls for the painting subcontractor – and how to protect yourself – from Al Pirozzoli, a consultant …
  • cutaway illustration of a multifamily structure showing different coatings needs for different areas 5 Steps to Success in the Multi-Family Segment - There’s a lot of painting work in multi-family communities. Below are our tips for best practices that will ensure your success in this segment. You can also learn more about serving these communities on the …
  • painter on a lift coating a concrete exterior 4 Steps to Concrete Coating Success at Lower Temperatures - Follow these four steps to ensure good results when you need to coat concrete when it’s cold. 1.Use elastomerics for thermal movement If a coated concrete wall is expected to withstand an unusual amount of …
  • flooded hotel lobby Disaster Solutions: Restoration After a 1,000-Year Flood - Restoration jobs have unique challenges. Nashville contractors and Sherwin-Williams joined forces in 2010 to clean up numerous properties after what the Army Corps of Engineers described as a “1,000-year flood.” In all there was more …
  • palette of warm neutrals applied to a condo exterior A Warming Trend Is Coming to Commercial Spaces - Cool shades of gray have dominated the commercial paint color landscape for the past five years. In 2017, look for a subtle shift to warmer colors, says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. Added …
  • cold painter with concrete exterior Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know - Sometimes a fast-track job calls for coating concrete in less than ideal circumstances. Here are some key considerations for cold-weather product selection and application: Water can be a problem Concrete exposed to repeated freezing and …
  • titan rx spray gun 5 Great New Tools for Commercial Painters - Our vendors are always developing new application tools to make your job easier. Here are five from 2016 that we recommend: Titan Premium Gun with 517 Tip Ultra-light trigger pull for less fatigue Durable, rugged, …
  • flooded hotel lobby Mastering Disaster: Everything You Need for Restoration Jobs - Fire, flood, water, storm or smoke damage. When you face these kind of challenges, you can count on Sherwin-Williams for expert advice on the right coatings and application techniques to make your customer’s property look …
  • titan 440 commercial paint sprayer 7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Sprayer - In the market for an airless sprayer? Chris Noto, Director of Professional Products at Titan, recommends asking yourself these seven questions before you buy: 1. For what types of jobs will the airless sprayer be …
  • illustration of facebook, twitter, youtube, pinterest and instagram icons 2 Social Media Trends You Can Put to Work for You - Here’s a look at the latest trends in social media, and how you can incorporate them into your company’s marketing strategy, from Clare Lanphear, Social Media Manager, Sherwin-Williams. Maximize mobile impact According to the latest …
  • The Best Coatings for Concrete in Cold Climates - In our story, Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know, we outlined the key things every commercial painting contractor needs to consider when taking on a job that requires coating concrete at …