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How much to paint a room?

How much does it cost to paint a room? Of course you’ve…

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Jobsite Prep Tips

You’re all ready to get started, but when you get to…

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Prep Talk: Hand sanding and automatic tools that get it done


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Watch Out! Another Painting Robot

The French painting robot part is true; the shotgun…

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Awards for Painters, Products

Tis the season for awards! Painting companies and painting product manufacturers have been…


Black Light Painting

By Gloria Seamen, American Painter & Decorator June 1954

Working with black light…


Contractors leverage painting success into new challenges

From pizza to pubs to lighthouses, contractors are taking the drive that got them into the paint…


A Day in the Life 10-20 Employees

Ryan Gill, Bill Ferst, and Lacie and Austin Ilsley discuss their day-to-day running a business with 10-20 employees. Delegating, training and hiring is the name of the game at stage. Plus, an amazing discussion on the silent killer: employee burnout.

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TOP JOB Profile: Specialty Finishes

Listen in on the challenges and solutions involved in this massive and complex job at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. From scheduling to safety and figuring out how to pull off the biggest wood veneer installation of its kind, Jake Manning tells his TOP JOB story.

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TOP JOB Profile: The Edge of the Earth

Ben Campbell of Campbell Painting and Drywall tells tales of this magnificent job in one of the most remote houses in Alaska. Airplanes, avalanches and a lot of paint! You can also see stellar drone footage here.

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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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