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Hundreds of Gallons Topple Out of Truck, Coat Cars

What do we all say after safely securing a load? “That’s…

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DOL Requests Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers up to $55k

The DOL is concerned that too many lower-paid salaried…

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EPA is Empowering the Public and Cracking Down on Rogue Contractors

Recent actions by the EPA may lead some to believe it’s…

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New standard would essentially disallow any lead level

EPA has proposed new standards that lowers to zero the…

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Consumers Rank the Paint Brands

What paint brands do your customers like most? How do they compare Dutch Boy to Ben Moore? Do they…


Contractors React to Benjamin Moore Initiative

Benjamin Moore’s Contractor Appreciation Month, held in March, ended with the announcement of a new…


In My Experience: What Unusual Applicators Have You Used

Shaun Temple  Legendary Painting  Gresham, Oregon 

Sign-painting roller

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In-Depth Surface Prep with 3M

You think you know surface prep. But do you know it like a 3M Product Engineer does? No you don't! So listen in as Andrew enjoys a lively chat with know-it-alls from 3M, as well as clever contractors Mike Chavez and Chad Turpen.

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Build a Manager's Mindset

Call it whatever you want -- mindfulness, mindset, emotional intelligence, the warm fuzzies -- but a few improvements in your self-awareness will pay immediate dividends with employee management. Andrew gets deep withArtSnarzykof InnerView Advisors.

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Better Crew Management

Hear how one contractor keeps better track of work flow and crews... without visiting the job sites. Andrew chats with Dan Zupancic to learn how Dreamscape Painting keeps work flowing with detailed, app-generated work orders and all crew communications occur on Slack. Learn more about this slick system!

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Repairing Walls

3M™ High Strength Color Changing Wall Repair goes on blue and dries white, helping identify when a repaired surface is dry and ready to be sanded and painted. Eliminates the guesswork and reduces the chance of errors. Its ready-to-use formula dries quickly and provides professional-looking repairs.

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TOP JOB: Sheldon Chalet

Sheldon Chalet is one of the most remote luxury resorts in the world. Located in the heart of the Alaska Range, 10 miles from the peak of Denali one painting crew landed the job of a lifetime.

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Maintaining Your Business Humanity

Learn how doing good within your client list and your community can grow your business. FrogTape lays out 3 easy methods to develop your company's human connection.

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Painting Contractors Guide to Doubling Sales is Now a Book!

Sales Consultant Carl Utter wrote the book on doubling your sales if you're a painting contractor. Now you can download two free chapters. A six step selling system that will crush the competition regardless of your price.

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Tool of the Week

Purdy has added three new brushes to its Cub Brush line. The shorter handle allows painters to easily reach tight spaces when cutting in corners, painting cabinets and shelving, and doing trim work.

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Video of the Week

Prep2Finish's Todd Pudvar and Scott Burt cover the best practices for spraying latex on interior doors.

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Podcast of the Week

Here’s the refresher you need before hiring and onboarding a new employee. Job description, apprenticeship checklist, 7- 30- and 90-day reviews, EIN, W-4, I-9…everything you need to protect new hires from becoming flashes in the pan.

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