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Each year, the major players in the coating industry tap into the country’s color consciousness to predict and inform design and color choices for professional customers. How they present those colors varies as dramatically as the colors they predict, from singular Colors of the Year to extensive multicolored palettes. Here’s a look,


It’s no secret that the trades are facing a troubling labor shortage. Many contractors are offering bonuses, incentives and other perks to land the right people. But once hired, that first week or month on the job can be a trouble zone for a lot of owners. Appearing disorganized, giving too much


As the owner of a painting business and also a business coach, I get the chance to work with painting contractors from all over the country. Without fail, the question I get asked most often is, “How can I make my business run more efficiently?” In my opinion, the key to creating


Marianne Cusato, HomeAdvisor’s housing expert and associate professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, describes the current labor shortage as the result of the ‘perfect storm.’ “First, there’s a massive push to get kids to go to college instead of considering the trades. That creates a negative stigma that


From accounting and scheduling to communicating with customers and keeping crews on track, digital technology has the potential to improve and streamline virtually every aspect of any business. However, according to Tom Droste, CEO of Logical Engine, only about 25% of the paint companies he deals with have a substantial amount of


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