The inPAINT interview: Industry perspective – trends and product innovation

Sherwin-Williams expert talks technologies & opportunities

Jeff Winter

Since 1866, Sherwin-Williams has supplied paint and coatings to homeowners and professional customers in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Today, the company has more than 4,200 neighborhood stores and 2,600 employed representatives in North America. Despite balancing market shifts, economic changes, and product demand, what’s remained consistent over the … More


YEARS IN THE MAKING: How one painting pro found his niche


A focus on residential repainting and exceeding customer expectations. The path to success wasn’t always easy for Dalton Tomlinson, professional painter and owner of Supreme Painting, based in Fort Worth, TX. His experience, which spans more than 30 years, had its fair share of challenges and setbacks—along with opportunities for growth—which ultimately landed him where he … More

Managing multifamily housing renovation projects

From finding and hiring experienced crews to selecting high-quality paint

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Ohio-based real estate development, property management, and general contracting business, The Millennia Companies, founded by Frank Sinito, CEO, has been specializing in the acquisition, rehabilitation and management of affordable multifamily housing projects for more than 20 years. With budgets ranging from $100,000 to $20 million, The Millennia Companies has vast experience … More

Color Consulting: An Emerging Value-Add Opportunity for Pros

How to integrate this service into a business strategy that yields positive results


Color selection can be a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating process, especially with an indecisive homeowner. But it can also be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both painting pros and their customers. Incorporating color consulting into a business plan can not only be a cost-effective time saver, but it also provides reassurance when it’s time to choose the … More

The Beauty of Color Consulting

Choosing the right palette adds value, saves time and increases revenue

Young designer working with color palette

Whether it’s soft and creamy or edgy and bold, there are hundreds of paint colors that reflect a customer’s personality. However, assisting homeowners with color selection can sometimes prove to be time-consuming and challenging. That’s why more pros are hiring professional color consultants to guide the overall color process and ensure customers are happy with the end … More


The right tools & techniques can ensure high-quality results


It’s common industry knowledge that the key to a great paint job is the prep work. Prepping not only saves money and time, but it creates a quality final finish. Today, there are many products on the market—from power tools and adhesion tapes to specialized primers and coatings—that are available to assist pros with interior surface prep work. BEST … More

Inspiring & Connecting Homeowners to Industry Professionals


As a data-driven entrepreneur, this thought inspired him to create an online tool for homeowners so they could easily connect with professionals in all areas of home maintenance, improvement and renovation—from plumbing and lawn care to painting and roofing. Today, has grown from a small start-up to a trusted online network employing a team of more than 400 and … More

Porch connects homeowners to professionals

How one Porch user found the right paint pro for his home-improvement project


Earlier this year, John Linebaugh recognized it was time to refresh the exterior paint of his 20-year-old home, located in Federal Way, a small suburb just outside Seattle, WA. At the time, Linebaugh also needed a home generator, and contacted Lowe’s for a quote. Following the appointment, he asked about a referral for a good painter in the area. The response: Try … More