Blog Category: Features


Greatest Job in the World

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Marion Armwood of Goldsboro, NC Marion Armwood believes in advertising, exposure, and just getting your name out there, because you never know where your next job is coming from. He does know that it won’t come at all if people don’t know he can paint. It starts off every morning when he gets into  … Read more

  Filed under: Contractor Profile, Features
  Comments: None


The Price is Nice

By Jerry Rabushka,

Be in charge of what you charge You’ve sent the estimate with everything meticulously noted down to the doors, the trim, and every last roll of tape, and you’d bite your nails waiting for an answer if only you hadn’t finished them off yesterday. What’s left? Pace around the floor, pull at your mustache, dig  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


Great Paint Job!

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Interior photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore. How to be better than good   “Good job!” “Wow, thanks!” But how good is good? Lots of folks can do a good job, but not everyone can do a great job. What’s the difference, and just as important, who decides? Joseph Cassidy, ICP Construction’s Technical Service and  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


Stick On, Cut In

By Jerry Rabushka,

Using and buying tape The old days of “picking up any old roll of tape” are long gone, but along with that, the days of tape not working where and when you need it are fading away pretty fast too. More and more products mean there’s a better chance you can use tape successfully on  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


Born To Paint

By Jerry Rabushka,

Matthew Drinnon hails from a family of contractors There was a sick kid in the preschool class, so Dad pulled him out, and thus started Matthew Drinnon’s painting career. Not that it was ever much in doubt: Dad was a painter, Mom was a painter…uncles, cousins, and now his brother and sister all have “painting  … Read more

  Filed under: Contractor Profile, Features
  Comments: None


I Value You (Here, Have A Stun Gun)

By erickgatcomb,

  Or… Painters Like Cash I’m a man that knows how to show appreciation. This past Christmas, I got my wife a supercharged stun gun and a fancy purse designed for women who like to conceal a revolver in their handbag. The year before that, I got her a can of pepper spray and a  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


One in the Hand

By joshbohm,

Ergonomics in Hand Tools   Hello, everyone. I’m Josh, one last time calling myself “the new guy.” While I’ve been writing for The Paint Dealer for half a year now, this is my first piece for TPC. Since I’m new to you, I figured I’d introduce myself to all of you fine folks. One thing  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


“So There I Was, Doing a Keg Stand…”

By erickgatcomb,

   It looks like I made the Varsity Writing team. I’m donning my letterman jacket in currently -30º Maine and writing for…The Paint Contractor. If you asked me as a teenager where I saw myself in 2018, I would have said, “an aging rock star, surrounded by groupies backstage at one of my concerts.” Instead,  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: 1


The Paint Contractor and the Matinee Idol

By Contributing Writer,

The Paint Contractor and the Matinee Idol   by Sol Rabushka   You couldn’t beat Saturday afternoon matinees at the theaters in St. Louis’ Delmar loop—two cowboy movies, a short subject, and a cartoon, all for 15 cents—a dime to get in and a nickel for the popcorn. We took in cowboy movies with heroes  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None


A Platform for Profits

By Contributing Writer,

Advantages of a Low-Level Lift by Justin Kissinger, Marketing Manager, Hy-Brid Lifts   What happens when the tools designed to make jobs faster, easier, and safer fail to live up to those expectations? Productivity and profits pay the price. Mast lifts, for example, are designed with good intentions: they have compact footprints, average 18-foot working  … Read more

  Filed under: Features
  Comments: None