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All painting professionals run into the dreaded time crunch, when the number of hours allotted for a job just may not be enough. So, what’s a skipped step here and there, you might ask? Unfortunately, it can mean the difference between a satisfied customer and a callback—especially on interior jobs. Here, Rick…


Many painting business owners have plenty to do just to keep their operations running smoothly on any given day. At the same time, they can also be tempted by advertisements and solicitations about technology solutions that claim to simplify operations. Through trial and error, many business owners learn which solutions are right…


Applying interior stain brings its share of pitfalls, the least of which could be the strong odor from an oil-based product that results in a customer complaint. Stains can be tricky to apply, especially if you’re not called to do this type of work often. If you’re relatively new to interior stains…


An artist by trade, Jon Cox, Sr. understands the importance of having the right tools for the job. That’s why the founder of Proform Technologies, Inc., which manufactures Picasso paintbrushes, also values the input of other professionals when developing pro-grade brushes. In fact, he very much enjoys talking shop with paint pros…


At first glance, a power sander makes it all look so easy. But whether you’re a pro or a DIYer, this seemingly simple tool can create some problems on the job if used carelessly or with improper technique. Rick Bush, Festool’s director of product marketing, offers four important insights for effectively using…


Like many paint pros this time of year, Joe Campbell, is figuring out how to handle the busy season. But the co-owner of Arizona Painting Company in the Metro Phoenix area is also in the middle of coordinating a summer event called ‘Paint It Forward,’ where his team gives away a $5,000…


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