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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….


Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our relationship with the space we call home. Almost overnight, the places we used to simply retreat and retire were transformed to also include makeshift offices, schools, gym—and in some cases—our new favorite pubs. Even now, with work-from-home orders being lifted, it remains more important than…


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…


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