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A 2014 survey of professional painters asked what piece of equipment paint pros couldn’t live without: 89% said their airless sprayer. Many paint pros have learned to spray their way to profitability through the years. But asking them which sprayers they think are the best brings plenty of debate. One pro’s view Terry…


If you want to impress Andrew Propst, get the job done right and early. Propst is president of both the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and Park Place Property Management in Boise, ID. His company oversees about 1,400 multifamily and 800 single-family units, and he’s always in need of paint…


Chris Drucquer likes to use the word ‘unobtrusive’ when talking about successful commercial paint jobs—not a word you hear a lot from those in the paint business, for sure. The word speaks to his approach to working with business owners who need a job done without disrupting their day-to-day operations. Drucquer, owner…


In the middle of the summer, the Sonoran desert’s evening temperatures can still hover around 100º Fahrenheit. It’s a dry heat with an oven effect that’s uncomfortable for human beings and paint formulas alike. Most paint manufacturers will recommend temperatures not exceed 90º for good adhesion. Jeff Pinosky, owner of Classic Shades…


Carl Crowder has seen a lot of early paint failures in his day. The Colorado Springs-based paint Pro has more than three decades of experience in the business, and says far too many jobs don’t last very long due to shoddy prep work. Early failures create an image problem for the paint…


Homeowners have always had a love-hate relationship with siding. When first installed, it looks great; but in time, it can become dull, weathered or faded. A homeowner will often look to a paint professional for guidance in these situations. But with so many different types of siding materials marketed through the years—wood,…


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