Blog Category: Departments


Mark My Words—October, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by Penning the Penultimate Mark Twain once said, “a man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.” I feel the same about a man who drives round trip from New York to Ohio—with his fiancée! I’ve been writing for The Paint Dealer and the Mugler family  … Read more

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Retail Details—October, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

Another Prep Article—This Time for Disasters The weeks and months immediately following a natural disaster can be a busy time for paint dealers and contractors. After homeowners and businesses clear out damp wood after a flood or bulldoze after a tornado, it’s time to rebuild—and repaint. As a result, disasters can lead to a sudden  … Read more

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Prime Coat—October, 2018

By Hans Mugler,

The Little Engine That Could Can’t Anymore “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,  … Read more

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Mark My Words—September, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by     A Call to Paint-Makers: Pay Attention to Us! I’ve gotten used to living my life at the bottom of the food chain. When we go out, my fiancé tells me where we are going and how I am to dress. My daughter tells me where to send my money and how  … Read more

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Just Say Yes—September, 2018

By shephyken,

Service vs. Experience: Know the Difference What does a good customer experience look like at your company? What does good customer service look like? Ask everyone on your team and listen to the answers. Will they define both terms the same way or differently? It will be interesting to see if your team recognizes the  … Read more

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Paint Scene—September, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

Richard’s Appoints Tom Griffey Richard’s Paint Mfg. Co., Inc., has announced the appointment of Tom Griffey to the position of Director of Sales. Eric Richard, President, of Richard’s Paint, indicated Griffey’s promotion will serve to propel the strategic sales plans and growth of the Company. Griffey has been with Richard’s paint since 2001, when he  … Read more

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Prime Coat—September, 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

We’ve Got Change to Spare Did you hear about the guy who kept making jokes about mistints? He got fired for “off-color” humor. Shakespeare wrote about paint in Romeo and Juliet: “Epoxy on both your houses!” he said. I’d like to do a whole column of those, but I can’t think of enough. But there  … Read more

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Mark My Words—August, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by     No More Dog Days “There is only so much money I can fit in my pocket at any one time.” My dog died last week. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. More accurately: my dog got very ill last week and he was not going to recover; so my family and I  … Read more

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What’s Shakin’—August, 2018

By Contributing Writer,

You’ll Flip for Retique It by Michele Corwin, CEO, Renaissance Innovations, LLC      There are very few times a product has changed my life. However, this product has changed mine and it can change yours by taking your furniture flipping business to a much higher level. I believe in it so much that my  … Read more

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Mark My Words—July 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   The Cherry Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree “Fight the ease of looking at a full line and dig into the pieces of a line, too.” There are telltale signs all around my house that my daughter is home for the summer: the container of mixed nuts is nothing more than a  … Read more

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