Skip to main content

Sunlight-powered paint cleans itself

Newly developed formula removes 96% of surface pollutants

Read Now

Commercial vs. Residential

They are not the same

Read Now

BEHR names Stain of 2024

If your customers ask for Tugboat this year, this could be…

Read Now

A Painter’s Redemption

A Philly street kid’s remarkable journey to becoming a…

Read Now

Painter Rejects Gay Customer

The story of a Christian tradesman is at the center of a fiery debate on Twitter.

READ MORE

Hiring Day-Workers Off Craigslist

When you need to remediate asbestos, it’s not the time to go looking for a bargain on Craigslist. A…

READ MORE

Family Legacy

Jessica Gustafson follows in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother to become a professional…

READ MORE

W-2 vs. Subcontractors

Two painting contractors from Michigan, each with very different opinions on the issue of subcontractors. John MacFarland makes the case that hiring W-2 workers is the best way to build a solid company culture. Brad Ellison says subcontractors were key to rapidly scaling his company. There are no losers in this clash of champions.

Listen Now

Perfect Primers

Proper priming leads to the best finish. In this sponsored podcast, we talk to Zinsser’s Director of Brand Marketing, Frank Glowacki, and Director of Product Management for Architectural Coatings, Nate Hardy. They talk about spraying primer, sanding between primer coats, what every pro painter needs to know about primers, and under-the-radar primers that can make a huge difference. Join us for an informative discussion.

Listen Now

TOP JOB 2024 is LIVE!

The APC Team joins Paint Radio to talk about the annual 2024 TOP JOB Awards! For more information and to enter for a chance to win a TOP JOB! Hurry for a limited time only! Coupon Code: top-job-2024-early-bird Click here: https://nc2d3i8i8m.mirabelpages.com/top-job_7749 Website: https://www.paintmag.com

Listen Now

W-2 vs. Subcontractors Full Video

Two painting contractors from Michigan, each with very different opinions on the issue of subcontractors. John MacFarland makes the case that hiring W-2 workers is the best way to build a solid company culture. Brad Ellison says subcontractors were key to rapidly scaling his company. There are no losers in this clash of champions.

Watch Now

Perfect Primers Video Podcast

Proper priming leads to the best finish. In this sponsored podcast, we talk to Zinsser’s Director of Brand Marketing, Frank Glowacki, and Director of Product Management for Architectural Coatings, Nate Hardy. They talk about spraying primer, sanding between primer coats, what every pro painter needs to know about primers, and under-the-radar primers that can make a huge difference. Join us for an informative discussion.

Watch Now

Best Practices for Priming Historic Buildings

Veteran painting contractor Austin Ilsley of AI Painting Plus in Columbia, MO discusses the right way to apply primer before painting historic buildings. Ilsley addresses tannin bleed, mildew, mold, best use of bonding primers, when to use oil vs latex primers, adhesion primers, brushing vs spraying primers, as well as sanding between primer coats. Sponsored by Zinsser:https://www.zinsserprimers.com/

Watch Now

Home

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.

Learn More

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.

Check it Out

APC is the Official Partner of the PCA

Learn more about how this industry association can

READ MORE

Current Issue

Covering application techniques, new products, business techniques and news, APC is the trusted tool

READ NOW

Video of the Week

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

Watch Now

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.

Listen Now
^