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National Painting Week! - May 22-30

Posted By The Sherwin-Williams Company, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week is an annual celebration dedicated to protecting and beautifying the things and places we love – in our own homes and in the communities in which we live. 

Participating and promoting Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week is a great way to showcase your expertise and enhance your position as a strong community partner.

There are many ways you and your team can get involved with National Painting Week.

  • Consider volunteering time and joining forces with a local Sherwin-Williams store on a community project. Sherwin-Williams provides the paint and tools for these projects, and store employees and contractors help with the labor. Examples of projects include schools, city landmarks and youth, senior and community centers.
  • Another option is to start your own community projects as a way to support an organization that inspires you.
  • National Painting Week is also a great opportunity for  to promote your work and business, whether or not you participate in a community project. Consider celebrating with Sherwin-Williams by offering a promotion in honor of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week. 

 Don’t forget to visit Sherwin-Williams social media sites to share National Painting Week social media posts, infographics and more to attract attention to your work and business.

 To learn more, contact your local Sherwin-Williams store or rep, email or visit


  • How can I get involved?

To join an exciting store project, reach out to with your contractor name, city/state and number of interested volunteers To start your own project, reach out to with your contractor name, city/state, general overview of project (include the WHO, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and WHAT is being painted) To share National Painting Week content across social media channels or website, visit Sherwin-Williams social media sites and share posts. You can also create your own posts and share with your network on behalf of National Painting week, possibly offering a promotion or other advice such as painting tips to your customers. Be sure to tag @SherwinWilliams and #SWPaintWeek.

  • When is National Painting Week?

National Painting Week runs from May 22-30, in line with the National Painting Week sale at Sherwin-Williams stores; community projects happen throughout the month of May.

This year, as part of Sherwin-Williams 150th anniversary celebration, similar painting projects will be taking place throughout the world during 2016.


  • Sherwin-Williams already provides me with paint for other charitable projects. How is this different? 

National Painting Week is a national Sherwin-Williams initiative. Consider completing a charitable project during the month of May and on behalf of National Painting Week to help you to market the good you are doing in your community and amplify your message. 


  • I want to participate in a community project, how much time is involved?

Every project is different; there is no minimum or maximum time required for volunteers and is determined on a case-by-case basis

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Going Paper-Less: 9 Ways to Stop Wasting Paper On and Off the Jobsite

Posted By Estimate Rocket, Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Going Paper-Less: 9 Ways to Stop Wasting Paper On and Off the Jobsite
Kayla Suhm
Customer Success Specialist--Estimate Rocket

Running a business is tough. Storing files, piles of receipts, and stacks of forms ensure your office and life are completely cluttered. Add to that making sure customers are happy and your business is being profitable, and even an organized business owner will have a headache. 

One way of getting your business organized and running smoothly is by using less paper. It’s as easy as using a few apps and folders on your device. Bonus: It’s good for the environment!

Technology as a tool for your business is convenient and helps you stay organized. It also shows customers that your company is current and cares about evolving. Imagine you’re a homeowner that needs some drywall hung. Would you hire the contractor with a hand crank drill or a power drill? 

Okay...But Where Do I Start?
Starting is the hardest part! Once you’ve made the decision to use less paper, there are simple things you can do to make sure everything stays neat and tidy.

  • Scan it! Scan and file documents into folders on your device, then shred the physical
    copy if appropriate. There are even portable scanners like Doxie Go.
  • Generate Reports into a PDF You’ll have access to them instantly and can sort them
    into folders. 
  • Download a PDF of User Manuals You can read them on your phone, tablet, or
  • Use Google Docs to organize your documents. Set up shared folders so everyone on
    your team has access to what they need.
  • Try an Online Fax Provider like Nextiva . They’ll email you incoming faxes so they don’t
    end up on your desk.
  • Take a Picture of important receipts with your phone and upload them into a searchable
  • Write on Paperless Post-its Use a team chat service like Slack or “to do” apps like Trello or Evernote so everyone is on the same page.
  • Opt for an Email Blast to prospective customers and followups to existing customers instead of traditional mail.
  • Get on Social Media Facebook and Twitter are great tools to keep you connected and
    advertise to your customers.

 Use Estimate Rocket to keep all your information on a contracting job in one editable, easy to access, paperless place. Organize projects, send email estimates, invoices, work orders, and receipts, and stay connected with your customers.

When you have a paperless system in place, finding important documents is as easy as typing a keyword into the search bar. So spend less time looking through mounds of paperwork and more time getting things done!

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