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Jason Lunn is a 3M application engineering specialist for consumer safety products. He oversees the training and educational aspect of a wide variety of safety products, including respirators. Here, he tackles a common question heard today about the impact of facial hair on tight-fitting respirator performance. Q: Can I wear a disposable…


Interior work in the colder months minimizes safety dangers like working on tall ladders and battling high heat. But as crews transition indoors this time of year, there are other safety factors to keep in mind. The risk for injury in the field is still high. Injury rates are 71% higher in…


Dust is the enemy of adhesion, not to mention it can make a mess of a customer’s home or business. If you minimize it, that can help with customer retention, reduce cleanup work, and even boost your overall professional image. Here are five simple dust-mitigation tips for your crews to keep in…


It’s that time of year again, when coating manufacturers reveal their colors of the year (COTY). Many will also roll out entire palettes and talk about the reasons these colors will be hot in 2022. This news is more than hype for painting professionals like Stacey Spear, owner of S&S Painting in…


Many pros like to keep tape selection simple; some even carry only one type of tape to every jobsite. But sometimes work types dictate that something different may be needed. If you’re a pro who’s not getting the results you’re looking for from a tape you’ve used for a long time, a…


Call it what you like: a labor shortage, a labor crisis, a work reassessment, or something else. There’s no shortage of discussion today about how to find good help. Some blame today’s challenges on the pandemic but, in the painting trades, concern about finding help has been around for a lot longer….


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