Nova Scotia Simplifies

Anyone running a small business knows the hassles of dealing with government paperwork, permits and regulations spread out across various departments. It’s not just the work itself, but also the friction of dealing with disjointed government application processes, offices and…

Products

Drop Sheet Dispenser

You are paid to prep and paint, not to waste time and money placing, moving and replacing inferior drop sheets. Dynamic’s Drop Sheet Dispenser is an essential tool for professional painters. Made of high-density clear plastic, light and tough, these…

Business Strategy

Going from Solo to Boss. Real-world insights about hiring painters and growing a painting business.

By Robert Walton Got a dream to hire painters and expand? There’s good money to be made if you’re the right kind of person, but you need to understand the challenges up front. Learn from what real painters have to say…

Painter Profiles

Holy Rolling. Three-man painting crew at Ecclesiastical Studios and Sons restores the awe and majesty of grand old churches.

By Steve Maxwell If you haven’t been to church for a while, you might consider going for professional reasons. There’s a lot more painting skill behind traditional churches than you might realize, and it’s definitely worth looking at. Alex Wendt, his…

Working Smarter

Stain and Gain

By Ken Evans Even though painting is one skill and staining wood is another, most painters still get asked to finish…

Bragging

Do you pursue Craftsmanship?

CRAFTSMANSHIP ISN’T A WORD you hear often these days, and that’s too bad. Even though craftsmanship has become largely invisible…

Editorials

Why Painting Matters

By Steve Maxwell Whenever I hear anyone say something foolish like “that’s just paint”, or “paint doesn’t really matter”, I tell…

Online Discussions

What’s been the most difficult painting job of your career?

What jobs are you most proud of? Pro Painter magazine’s Facebook group page has attracted a loyal following in the last…