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Jeff Malmer is an Advanced Application Engineering Specialist for 3M. He has 40 years of masking product development experience and regularly trains 3M customers, end-users, and sales professionals on proper use of the many masking products the company produces. Q: I’m training new painters on how to professionally mask a job. What…


Even in the pandemic, there are still many inspiring stories out there about people and businesses helping those in need. And painting companies who support community charities can enjoy numerous benefits from the experience, such as a positive image among locals, strong employee morale—and even finding and recruiting employees can be easier,…


With cool November temperatures hitting the nation, some pros hear questions about exterior coatings providing needed surface protection through winter. For those who do a lot of staining work, questions about maintaining wooden decks also surface. Here, Keaton Smith, Wood Systems Product Manager for Nova USA Wood Products, tackles a few common…


Humidity is pretty much a constant here in Charleston, SC so there’s rarely an exterior residential project that doesn’t require some work related to mold and mildew. The first step to tackling the problem is really educating the homeowner on the causes of mold and mildew. The most common conversation we have…


Jason Lunn is a Senior Application Engineer for 3M who provides training and education on a variety of the company’s products including safety, wall repair and abrasives. Q: What are some mistakes people make when sanding cabinets? A: Sanding down cabinets to recoat them requires a lot of attention to detail. Choosing…


With re-opening and social guidelines varying from state to state, no two painting operations are in the same situation; all are in uncharted waters one way or another. Whether you have maintained work at some level throughout the pandemic, are looking to get back to work, or are still in lockdown mode,…


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