Professional Painting Contractor

Spring 2014

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PPC Spring 2014 7 the painting trade working for his father, Ted. Now he's passing on what he's learned to his sons, Scott and Ben. The three of them recently took Professional Paint- ing Contractor magazine on a tour of the beautiful Mississippi River bluff country they call home in west central Wisconsin to show us some of their favorite jobs and talk about the challenges facing a pro- fessional painting contractor in the second decade of the 21st century. How did the recent housing downturn affect your busi- ness? It's had a big impact. About 60 percent of our business was painting new custom homes, with 20 percent repaint and 20 percent Dave Rohde (inset, center) is passing on the painting trade to his sons Scott (left) and Ben (right). They used DeckScapes Exterior Waterborne Solid Color Stain and WoodScapes Exterior Acrylic Solid Color House Stain to protect this hunting cabin from the harsh Wisconsin winters. SuperPaint was used on the concrete foundation, with Pro Industrial Acrylic Coating on the doors.

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