Getting Good Painters

It’s easy to find painting business owners who’ll tell you the biggest challenge they face is finding good people who can paint or who are willing to learn to paint. I hear this complaint from owners of big companies that rely…

Products

Comfort-Air 300 Series Respirator Mask

Dual cartridge, low maintenance respirator complete with two filter cartridges. Molded from a custom-engineered thermoplastic blend that provides economy with function. This mask provides comfort and compatibility, without compromise in a low profile design. Patented corrugated exhale valve. Suitable for…

Business Strategy

Getting Good Painters

It’s easy to find painting business owners who’ll tell you the biggest challenge they face is finding good people who can paint or who are willing to learn to paint. I hear this complaint from owners of big companies that rely…

Painter Profiles

Employee First

How treating workers like customers built one of western Canada’s largest painting businesses. An interview with Mark Dumerton of M&L Painting, Coquitlam, B.C. By Steve Maxwell When 16 year-old Mark Dumerton got a job at a gas station owned by Larrie Novak…

Working Smarter

Three Lessons in Outdoor Wood Finishing

You can make more money finishing outdoor wood if you get these things right. If you’re a residential painter, chances are…

Bragging


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Floor Specialty

Dave Wenners has been a residential and light commercial painter since 1988, but lately he’s been bragging about a tighter…

Editorials

Lessons from a Door Latch

Steve Maxwell Earlier this year I checked into a high-end hotel in a big city for a…

Online Discussions

What things could the government do to get out of…

Pro Painter magazine’s Facebook group page has attracted a loyal following in the last two years. The conversation below is a…