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  • This is Your Business's Lifeblood

    They’re out there. They know painters exist. What’s more, they know they need one. Top of the Funnel Opportunities, or TOFOs, are leads at the very first stage of your sale funnel. They’re made up of suspects (i.e., just about everyone in your target market). A suspect, however, isn’t just a potential customer.


  • PDCA Has a New Event: Contractor College Live!

     PDCA's Contractor College is excited to announce "Contractor College Live," PDCA's first online educational conference! Sit back and soak it in, or get involved and discuss topics with other attendees in this day of interactive online learning.


Who We Are

PDCAFounded in 1884, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

PDCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. Nearly 2,000 contractors in America and Canada are proud members of this organization.  PDCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more. Explore the PDCA website to learn more about why PDCA Painters Are Better.


The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success.

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coatings industry supporters.

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Give your painting company an edge over your competitors with valuable Benjamin Moore programs, services, and professional resources.

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No matter where you are in the world or what surfaces you're coating, Sherwin-Williams provides innovative solutions that ensure your success.

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Innovative technology for a changing world.

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Professional-quality, problem-solving products that make the job easy and get it done right.

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