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EXTERIOR COATINGS PPG Paints TIMELESS Exterior Paint and Primer in one incorporates the company’s coatings innovation and expertise from outside the residential and commercial painting industry—for the first time, using additives from its coatings for the automotive industry in an exterior architectural paint. With automotive-grade UV-Protect Technology, painters get one-coat coverage in…

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First, Elon Musk announced on Twitter he deleted the Facebook pages for both Tesla and SpaceX. Then came Pep Boys and Will Ferrell. Next it was Playboy announcing their Facebook page was no more. They left behind 25 million fans. These announcements all came under the #DeleteFacebook movement. #DeleteFacebook trended globally on…

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No matter what finish coat you ultimately apply to an exterior job, the prep work will determine whether it lasts—or fails prematurely. “Every building is different, and you have to look at each surface individually,” says Dave Carhart, owner of Star Painting & Wallcovering in Collegeville, PA. “Today’s exterior paints are pretty…

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Experienced paint contractors will tell you airless sprayers are essential tools that provide better and more uniform coverage while significantly reducing the time required to complete jobs. They will also tell you that overspray, the airborne paint material that doesn’t adhere to the target, is inherent to the process. Overspray is, indeed,…

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You think a lot about the tools and materials you need for your jobs—pressure washers, sprayers, brushes, paints, stains and specialty products. But what about the vehicle you drive to the jobsite? Obviously, a reliable truck or van is critical to ensure you get to work, but there’s more to it than…

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With the seasonality of most of the painting industry, it is not surprising that many businesses feel the pinch of slow cash flow and a smaller-than-comfortable amount of cash in the bank at some point or another. This is the time when you wish you had access to more working capital or…

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