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Some of the advantages of shifting into commercial painting are obvious, such as larger job sizes and the potential for recurring projects from property managers or general contractors who like your work, which in turn reduces your marketing costs. And, of course, commercial jobs have a reputation for being more profitable—under the…

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Using a sanding system—pairing a hand or power sander with a vacuum—can save a significant amount of time on cleanup. That creates a safer work environment, improves client satisfaction, and puts money in your pocket. As a professional painting contractor, you probably put a lot of thought into the type of sander…

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Commercial projects don’t just involve bigger budgets—they’re also more complex to estimate and execute. To manage these nuances, commercial-focused painting pros recommend employing technology tools both in the field and in the home office. ESTIMATING While the PDCA estimating guides serve as a baseline for accurate and consistent pricing, technology can help…

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Let’s face it: We’re all creatures of habit. It’s easy to find tools that you trust after years on the job, sometimes to the point that you ignore other options that might make jobs go easier or faster. inPAINT® asked four industry experts about the unsung heroes of the applicator world ……

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Nap, width, and core dimensions are critical aspects of choosing a roller, but let’s take a closer look at two premium roller fabrics that could make a difference in your ability to apply finishes quickly and easily. Numerous manufacturers offer microfiber options in their roller lineups. These man-made fabrics are made up…

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The term ‘stucco’ is used to describe Portland cement exterior plasters in a wide variety of textures. While the cement creates a strong finish, the challenge is that it can also be susceptible to hairline or larger cracks—and the resulting problems from water intrusion. As with all paint jobs, successful coating of…

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