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You may never paint anything as grand as the Sistine Chapel, but that doesn’t mean ceilings aren’t an important part of your business. In fact, said Tim O’Reilly of Behr Process Corporation, it’s probably a good idea to convince homeowner customers to repaint their ceilings at the same time they’re repainting walls….


U.S. demand for paint and coatings is forecasted to reach 400 million gallons by 2019, growing 3.8% annually, which is valued at $31.5 billion, according to a new study by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. And professional painters drive a large part of that business. “About 70% of…


When it comes to purchasing a new commercial vehicle, it’s never been a one-size-fits-all situation for professional painting contractors. From the area of the country you work in, to your paint and gear demands, to the overall cost of ownership, the factors that go into making a decision are as individual as…


Even something as simple as the texture applied to a drywall surface can produce an irregular surface and have some effect on production rate and material consumption. On a smooth drywall surface you might expect to produce a spray-paint finish at 550 s.f. per hour. With a light texture you may only…


In the past two years, the U.S. has had the largest growth in apprenticeships in nearly a decade. And given the current labor crunch in both the paint and construction industries, the growth could not have come at a better time. According to Anton Ruesing, director of The International Union of Painters…


There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to painting fresh stucco. Stucco is unique in that it requires chemical curing for proper paint-coating adhesion. Humidity, rain, sun exposure and wind can affect the entire process. Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking on a job where…


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